Ball gag with buckle - headgear by Spartacus - review by Tefca

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A nice introductory ball gag that won't break the bank, but is still comfortable and effective. It's a far better starter toy than the ball-on-a-string variety, and looks nicer to boot.
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Pros:
No smell/taste, even though the ball is rubber.
Effective, keeps the wearer from most sounds.
Cons:
Does not disassemble for cleaning.
Leather is on thin side. 2" ball may be a tad big for some.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

If your partner (or yourself) tends to be chatty at the wrong times, this is the perfect solution. This toy is effective at muffling, but not completely silencing the wearer; some sounds can come out, but definitely not speech.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Everyone
    • Light restraint
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

This gag is made of leather, metal and rubber. Let's look at each part separately:

Leather: A bit on the thin side, but that makes it comfortable. Even though it's thin, it seems strong enough for all but the most demanding user. It's very flexible because of the thinness, but that also makes it easy to store. The leather is attached at each loop point with 2 metal smooth metal rivets; since they are smooth they will not cause any irritation to the wearer.

The buckle itself is well made, the additional loop of metal to hold the excess strap not so much. The loops holding the leather sections together are sturdy and unyielding.

The rubber ball is 2" in diameter. This might be on the large side for those with a smaller mouth; for us it worked just right - full, but not so wide it causes jaw ache. Being rubber, I was afraid of a nasty taste and/or smell, but I was pleasantly surprised - it had neither. I had to check again that it wasn't silicone. The ball texture is non-porous, firm but with a little give. The ball has no seams or other defects to detract from the experience.

As for the size, let me say that I am a big guy - 6'4" and 250, with an 18" neck. I can use this on the very last hole in the leather. Thankfully, it's quite a ways from the end of the strap, so there are no worries about it ripping out.
    • Adjustable
    • Leather
    • Will fit most people

Performance

This gag works well; the wearer can get some sounds out around it, but definitely not any speech. The metal loops on the left and right sides of the ball have a tendency to dig in a little, but nothing major. The 2" ball gives a nice "full mouth" feeling; it's firm, but not hard.

This toy should last quite a while, as long as the thin leather holds up.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on / use

Care and Maintenance

No part of this gag disassembles, so cleaning the ball is an issue. Since you can't take the ball off, the only way to clean it is to carefully wash the ball with soap and water while trying to not get the leather wet. Easier said than done.
    • Hard to clean

Personal comments

We really liked the purple color - it's not as intimidating as the bright red, and might be the right choice for someone on the fence about using a ball gag rather than the traditional red/black look.
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  • IllBeYourLover
    IllBeYourLover  
    Nice review!!
  • Curiouscat
    Curiouscat  
    Great review thanks for sharing.
  • Silverdrop
    Silverdrop  
    Nice review. I'd be interested in knowing what you do for safety when using gags. They're a hard limit for me, but I'm always curious.
  • Tefca
    Tefca  
    Thanks!

    To misquote Monty Python, "And the number of the safeword shall be three". Three grunts, three raps on a solid surface, three smacks, whatever it takes.

    Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you got all the toys you wanted!
  • SMichelle
    SMichelle  
    Nice review.
  • leatherlover
    leatherlover  
    Thanks for the review. The large ball and not being able to remove the ball for cleaning are deal breakers for me.

    "1, 2, 5....
    No 3 my lord.
    3."
  • Tefca
    Tefca  
    indeed, the difficulty in cleaning the ball is what knocked it down from 4 stars to 3.
  • Highmaintenancegirl916
    Highmaintenancegirl916  
    Thanks.
  • Antipova
    Antipova  
    I loooove your safeword. I'm like you, and glad to see bondage things coming in less-arresting color schemes, too.
  • Apirka
    Apirka  
    Nice review! Thanks for sharing!
  • Entropy
    Entropy  
    I love the purple ball with black strap, very "soft" bondage look, thanks for your review.
  • comatose-kitty
    comatose-kitty  
    This ball does look kinda big.
  • HannahPanda
    HannahPanda  
    Wish this was a bit smaller.
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Nice review!
  • lzee
    lzee  
    Thanks, great review!
  • Tbanda
    Tbanda  
    Great review!
  • Peres2013
    Peres2013  
    Thanks
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