Blind devotion captivity mask - blindfold by Topco Sales - review by Airen Wolf

Captive to Devotion

While this isn't the most expensive blindfold on the site it certainly measures up in terms of ease of care, softness and fit. While it won't entirely block out light it will block your vision. For a night of soft sensual pleasure this little mask is a treasure! You will need to pop a few stitches into the ends of the elastic before using but for $8 that is a small inconvenience.
Published:
Pros:
Comfortable for most head sizes, soft, luxurious, simple and non-threatening
Cons:
Not machine stitched, elastic can come undone
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
I have begun to build quite the toybox of bondage gear for myself instead of using playmate's stashes. I have a partner who is not too keen on the idea and one who is keen but a bit intimidated. What could be better than a soft, fuzzy blindfold? One that doesn't fall apart before the first use! Still it was an easy fix and I definitely recommend anyone who buys this mask put a few stitches into the elastic band where it connects to the mask.

The mask is very lovely and non-threatening being entirely constructed of faux fur since as the box informs us Topco Sales prefers to hurt people not animals! It is soft, fairly large measuring in at 8.5 inches in length and 3.5 inches in width meaning that it covers a fair portion of the face without impeding breathing. The nose portion could have been cut just a bit deeper to prevent light from leaking but it is fairly easy to adjust the mask to block light almost completely. For some skittish players this small amount of light can be reassuring. The small amount of light shouldn't be irritating to any but the most hardcore sensory players. It also doubles as a pretty nifty daytime sleep mask.

The Blind Devotion Mask is made of one piece of faux fur in a long nap and velvety velour. The longer fur is mean to be worn on the outside to prevent it from entering the eye and potentially causing some discomfort to sensitive users. The short nap velour is silky on the skin and truly feels luxurious. It doesn't have that wonderful smell and pressure of a leather mask but for a more sensual night of play it is a rare treat. The two pieces of fur are finished on the edges but are not sewn together, rather they are attached with iron on glue. This doesn't hurt the mask except that the elastic band is also merely iron glued into the mask. The problem with this construction is that a person with a larger head can pull the elastic out of the seam. This actually happened to me as I was testing the elastic so I simply put a few stitches into the two layers of fur and elastic to secure it. For the price of the toy I was happy that the stitches were easy to put in and the thread isn't noticeable since the nap on the outside layer is so long.

The elastic band is approximately 12 inches long without being stretched so it will comfortably fit the smallest head to the largest. This weight of elastic will eventually stretch out of shape but it will take many uses to accomplish this. Simply folding over the elastic and stitching will solve the issue as will replacing the elastic band.

As with any faux fur product care is more about keeping liquids away from the product than cleaning it. Wax or oils will ruin the fur side turning it brittle and stiff while the velour will shed most of the liquids associated with sex play. You can wipe the velour side with a damp cloth or use a cold water rinse on the mask. Avoid hot water or drying with heat as this can affect the glued seams. You can rinse in cold water and then dry the mask with a hair dryer on no-heat or air setting. Comb the fur side gently to restore the silky fur feeling. Should the seams come apart you can either purchase some iron-on seam sealer or put a few stitches around the edges to secure them.

The packaging is simple and pretty neat. It is a simple plastic clamshell that is recyclable. There is a simple paper insert behind the mask that gives some information about the mask. It is basic stuff like: one size fits all, and the components of the mask. One thing that confused me is the package tells us that the mask is velvety fur and velour but claims you should wear the longer fur against the face while the toy clearly is designed to be worn with the velour side against the face. The elastic is clearly attached to make it difficult to turn the mask around and comfortably use the fur side over the eyes. In fact my elastic came off when I attempted to put it on this way the first time! I highly recommend using the short nap velour over the eyes to prevent irritation to the sensitive tissues of the eye.
The package is a great place to store the mask and it doesn't take up much space as it is only a few inches thick. It can easily slip inside a sock drawer without taking up much space.
Experience
For my reluctant partner the mask provided the right mix of light and darkness heightening the anticipation factor of our sensual play. For me it was comfortable and sensual all on it's own which made the night a haze of senses drenching pleasure!
Follow-up commentary
I just bought a set of the Heart's Leather wrist and ankle cuffs and this blindfold looks so good with the set! I am not a fan of leather blindfolds because I prefer something softer around my eyes. This is still my favorite blindfold because it has retained it's softness and held up to some pretty rough handling.
I did have to run some stitching around the edges but for the price that's such a small piece of repair work that I am well satisfied.
It has held up to being hand washed in mild baby clothing detergent (Woolite to be exact) and dried without becoming hard. I simply shook it out and used a hairbrush to gently fluff it up before storing it again.
The elastic fits a pretty wide range of heads and hasn't stretched too far out of shape, and it will be so easy to replace when it wears out.
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My Blind devotion captivity mask tags
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Light restraint
    • Sensory play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Eyes
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Comments
  • Sera
    Great review, Airen! I think you did even better than I did on my review!
  • Airen Wolf
    LOL I think your review was perfectly fine! We just had a bit of a different experience with the mask. That's the beauty of these reviews, you tend to catch all the experiences good and bad. Still you were right this is worth the completely ridiculously low price. Definitely recommend this mask for sensual evenings.
  • bzzingbee
    This looks like a great mask to get a beginner comfy in the BDSM world. Excellent review (as always ).
  • Phoenix713
    Excellent review, Airen Wolf! I've heard a lot about you in terms of how good of reviews you write, and I am impressed with this one!
  • ellejay
    Thanks for the review on this. I don't have a whole lot to spend on a blindfold, so I think this will be a nice (temporary) addition to my toy collection.
  • Airen Wolf
    Depending on how rough you are on your toys and if you put a few stitches in your blindfold it could last quite a long time! If not? Buy another one!
  • Purplecupcake99
    Great Review.
  • angel142stx
    Thanks for the review
  • Darklyvan
    great review!
  • BlooJay
    Thanks!
  • Tbanda
    Appreciate great review!
  • JG24FanUK
    Thanks for the review!
  • Terri69
    Thanks for the great review!
  • sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review!
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