Bondage Boutique Clear PVC Ball Gag review

I purchased this gag from Lovehoney, along with the matching clear PVC cuffs that I reviewed recently.

 

I’ve never really been into ballgags, I prefer using O-ring gags or a nice bit gag or even a makeshift gag made out of a strip of silk or a tie with knots in the middle. I have a slightly irrational fear of having my teeth pulled out or moved around, brought on by a freak¬†childhood accident where I fell flat on my face and knocked one of my (baby teeth, thankfully) front teeth out. Nothing’s quite as character building as being nicknamed ‘gappy’ by your classmates until the new one grew in. Anyway. Having a hard rubber ball strapped into my mouth behind my teeth isn’t exactly the most appealing idea in the world to me, thanks to that, but I decided to try one out for size. Please bear in mind that due to this I’m pretty much a total beginner to ballgags – I’ve worn them a few times in the past but only for about half an hour each time.

I’m going to admit this right now – I mainly bought this because it’s pretty and it matches my clear PVC ankle cuffs. I had been wanting to try out a ball gag properly, but honestly, I probably wouldn’t have bothered if it didn’t match my cuffs, I’m that much of a sucker for pretty, matching things. I wasn’t disappointed when it arrived, the PVC is the same thick and flexible plastic that the cuffs are made from, the buckle and hardware connecting the ball to the rest of the strap is sturdy and I couldn’t feel any seams along the ball itself. The ball is 1.75 inches in diameter, slightly too large for me to put in the palm of my hand and close my fingers around it, and made out of a shiny, firm, red rubber, which I was a little intimidated by despite it kind of reminding me of William’s Wish Wellingtons. Anyone else remember that? The strap has nine holes, and is adjustable from 15″ to 22″.

I found the main strap comfortable and it felt nice and cool on my skin, it didn’t dig into my cheeks or the sides of my face, but unfortunately that’s where the comfort ended for me. The sharp edges I mentioned in my review of the matching cuffs? They’re here, too, but I had way more problems with them on this than I did with the ones on the cuffs. They’re especially present on the strap that runs through the middle of the ball and sits on the sides of your mouth – I found this really concerning, especially considering that both PVC and rubber are porous materials, as after I’d used it I had fairly prominent red marks by the side of my mouth which stung quite badly. I’ve been wondering if you could potentially cause a papercut type of injury if you were using this in a rough session or if it was strapped in too tight. Also, speaking of the materials – I clean and keep this the same way I take care of my cuffs: it lives in a cotton bag separate from everything else, I clean the ball with toy cleaner and the pvc straps get a thorough wipe down with an antibac wipe and then the whole thing gets polished up with a silky cloth.

As I said, I’m pretty much a total beginner to ballgags, so I tried to train myself with this one. At a 1.75″ diameter, this ball is taller and obviously much rounder than the things I normally use, my favourite O-ring gag is only 1.5 inches tall so this was a little larger than I was used to. I initially tried wearing it for up to five minutes, then ten, then fifteen, then twenty, and then eventually I tried wearing it during sex. Unfortunately I still haven’t found this totally comfortable to wear, it holds my jaw open further than I’d anticipated and I find it slightly sore and uncomfortable in general. As a result it knocks me out of the mood I like to be in when I’m being gagged and/or restrained, so this coupled with the stinging/pinching issue means that I don’t get that much use out of it.

I did really want to like this gag but I don’t think it’s for me: it has a couple of design flaws, the sharp edges being the most prominent issue, and I’m unable to wear it comfortably. If the edges were rounded off and the ball was made slightly smaller I’d love it, but I think this might well be getting returned at some point in the future unless I can find an alternative use for it.

You can purchase the Bondage Boutique PVC Ball Gag here at Lovehoney for £12.99

2 Comments

  1. Camryn 26/12/2013

    Sharp edges? No. No. No. Nope. I’ve gotten enough cuts in the corners of my mouth to be very afraid of this thing *winces*

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  2. Denise Smith 05/11/2014

    i do to i have fear that something will happen to my teeth or cutting my mouth on this thing

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