The 8 BDSM Gags to Fulfil All Your Kinky Fantasies

Isabelle Uren
by Isabelle Uren
best bdsm gag in test
BDSM gags are fantastic tools for enhancing submission — they take away the ability to speak and muffle your groans of pleasure, as well as looking incredible. Not to mention they are the perfect accessory for drool play. We’ve gathered the top gags on the market to help you find the perfect one to silence your sub and explore the thrills of ball gag bondage.

What was the testing process for this BDSM gag review?

As well as taking into account our usual metrics — design, quality and price, and experience level, we also gave special consideration to some essential qualities of BDSM mask:

  • Safety — are the materials and design safe for use?
  • How does it fasten? Is it lockable for more advanced play?
  • How easy is it to clean?
  • What type of play is it good for?

 

What was the testing process for this BDSM gag review?

How to Choose the Right Size Gag for You:

As always, it’s best to start out with a small gag and work your way up to bigger gags as this gives you time to adjust to both the physical and psychological sensations.

  • Ball Gags —  These are good for beginners and come in a range of beginner-friendly sizes. Around 1-1.5 inches is a good size for beginners. As you get more experience, you can work up to bigger sizes as you get more used to the feeling.
  • O-Ring Gags — These gags can be a little more intense as they force your mouth to stay wide open so be sure to go for a smaller size if you are a beginner. I would also recommend starting with a ball gag and working up to an O-ring gag.
  • Dildo Gags — These are best for those with more gag experience, as they penetrate deeper into the mouth. If you are moving on to this type of gag, it’s best to start with a shorter shaft of just a few inches.

 

FAQ

Why use a gag in BDSM?
A gag is used to create feelings of submission as it removes the person's ability to speak and restricts their ability to communicate, meaning they rely more on their Dom. It also muffles their groans of pleasure which some people really enjoy and increases the production of saliva, which is great if you love drool play.
Who wears a gag in BDSM?
The submissive partner wears a gag in BDSM scenes.
What's the best material for a BDSM gag?
Silicone is one of the best materials as it is easy to clean, can be sterilized and is soft on the teeth. It's a bonus if the straps are also made of silicone!
What's the best BDSM gag for beginners?
I would recommend a small, breathable ball gag for beginners. These have small holes making it easier to breath with the gag in.

What is a BDSM gag?

A BDSM gag can be used to block or hold open a submissive partner's mouth during BDSM play. There are many different types, with slightly different uses but in general, they limit the person's ability to speak, making them feel even more submissive and reliant on their partner. They can also be used for humiliation play, pet play, or punishment.

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The 8 Best bdsm gags in Test

1 Test Winner

Bondage Boutique Medium Silicone Ball Gag

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Take complete control of your subs mouth with this BDSM ball gag from Dominix Deluxe. The 1.67 inch silicone ball is ideal for subs with some gag experience and it will be sure to muffle their moans while you tease them! The straps are made from strong, comfortable faux leather and fasten behind the head with a buckle, holding the gag firmly in place.

Bondage Boutique Medium Silicone Ball Gag test
Bondage Boutique Medium Silicone Ball Gag features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Bondage Boutique Ball Gag if you...
Want to size up from a beginner's gag
Prefer a silicone ball
Prefer vegan leather
You should NOT buy the Bondage Boutique Ball Gag if you...
Are totally new to gags
Have a small head
Bondage Boutique Medium Silicone Ball Gag features
Features
DiameterBall: 1.67 inches
LengthStrap: 24.5  inches
MaterialsFaux leather, silicone 
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableStrap: 17.5 and 22.5 inches 
Pros
Silicone gag is comfortable and hygienic
Strap made from faux leather
Buckle fastening
Cons
Strap is a little on the big side
Conclusion

This is a classic ball gag design with a really nice addition — the silicone straps either side of the ball! Unlike some fabric straps, this doesn’t dig in to the sides of the mouth, making it comfortable to wear for longer periods of time. I would say this is a little on the big side for a beginner but great as a next step up from a beginner’s gag. The straps have a good amount of adjustability but they might not give the snug fit you need on smaller heads.

2 Cheapest

Bondage Boutique Beginners Ball Gag

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Slip this beginner friendly ball gag into your partner’s mouth and listen to their stifled moans. The smooth silicone ball measures 1.5 inches in diameter and is held firmly in place by a soft nylon strap that fastens with a double D ring. A great addition to all sorts of BDSM play!

Bondage Boutique Beginners Ball Gag test
Bondage Boutique Beginners Ball Gag features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Bondage Boutique Beginners Gag if you...
are totally new to gag play
want a gag for occasional use
are looking for a small ball
You should NOT buy the Bondage Boutique Beginners Gag if you...
want a comfy gag to wear for long periods
like the ease and security of a buckle strap
are more experienced with gags
Bondage Boutique Beginners Ball Gag features
Features
DiameterBall: 1.5 inches
LengthStrap: 27 inches inches
MaterialsSilicone, Nylon 
FasteningDouble D-rings 
AdjustableStrap: up to 25 inches 
Pros
very affordable
great for beginners
Cons
D-ring fastening can come undone
Can be tricky to fasten/tighten
Straps can dig in to mouth
Strap gets wet & difficult to clean
Conclusion

This is a great beginner-friendly and budget-friendly gag. I would recommend it as a first gag to see if gag play is for you. It’s small in size, easy to use, and easy to clean. The D-rings  aren’t as secure as a buckle fastening but that’s great for a first time gag as it’s easier to get out of.

3 Beginner

Fetish Fantasy Breathable Ball Gag Training System

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Start small and work your way up to extreme submission with this gag training kit. The set comes with three ball sizes — 1.5 inches, 1.75 inches and a juicy 2 inches. Simply select your desired size and pop it onto the faux leather strap and you are ready for fun! The balls also have the added safety feature of being breathable!

Fetish Fantasy Breathable Ball Gag Training System test
Fetish Fantasy Breathable Ball Gag Training System features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Ball Gag Training System if you...
want interchangeable balls
are new to gag play
prefer rigid balls
You should NOT buy the Ball Gag Training System if you...
prefer silicone balls
want a heavy duty gag
need a gag you can bite down on
Fetish Fantasy Breathable Ball Gag Training System features
Features
Diameter(S): 1.5, (M): 1.75, (L): 2 inches
Length28 inches
MaterialsFaux Leather, Plastic  
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableStraps: 19-26 inches 
Pros
Three ball sizes to choose from
Breathable ball design
Quick and easy to switch balls
Secure buckle fastening
Cons
Can feel the seam on balls
Ball can cave in if you are too rough
Difficult to clean the strap
Conclusion

This is a great idea for any subs that want to train their mouths to take bigger gags. The system is super easy to use and you can switch the balls out quickly, which is great if you want to size up during a session. Breathable ball gags are great for beginners as you can still breath partially through your mouth. The balls are made of plastic but they can cave in if you bite down on them, so they aren’t suited to rougher use. The balls also have a noticeable seam, so you should consider if this will bother you.

4 Ball

Saffron Silicone Ball Gag by Sportsheets

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Let your mouth be stuffed full with this ball gag from Sportsheets’ Saffron range. Measuring a filling 1.75 inches in diameter, this gag is best suited to intermediate users who are looking to take their gag game to the next level. The strap is made of faux leather, making it vegan-friendly and secures with a buckle fastening.

 

Saffron Silicone Ball Gag by Sportsheets test
Saffron Silicone Ball Gag by Sportsheets features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Saffron Silicone Gag if you...
have some experience with ball gags
prefer silicone balls
love the Saffron BDSM collection
You should NOT buy the Saffron Silicone Gag if you...
need a breathable ball gag
have a smaller mouth or are new to gags
Saffron Silicone Ball Gag by Sportsheets features
Features
DiameterBall: 1.75 inches
LengthStrap: 24.5 inches
MaterialsPolyurethane, silicone, nickel-free metal 
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableStrap: 16.5 — 22 inches 
Pros
Velvety silicone ball
Easily adjustable strap
Buckle fastening
Sexy red and black design
Cons
Too big for beginners
Conclusion

This gag is ideal for anyone who feels comfortable with a beginner size gag and wants to challenge themselves! The silicone is fantastic quality, making it comfortable to wear and the straps are strong and easy to adjust. I also really love the colors of the Saffron collection — it would amazing to have the whole matching set! This version isn’t breathable, but if you prefer that, they do have a breathable version! This ball gag is great for keeping your sub extra quiet while you tease their body!

 

 

5 O-Ring

DOMINIX Deluxe Silicone O-Ring Gag

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For access all areas gag play! This BDSM open mouth gag leaves your sub’s mouth wide open so you can toy with their mouth or revel in watching them drool! Plus, the whole gag, including the o-ring and strap are made using soft silicone, making it comfortable to wear and super easy to clean. The strap is adjustable from 15-20.5 inches and fastens with a buckle that can be locked for a more intense experience.

DOMINIX Deluxe Silicone O-Ring Gag test
DOMINIX Deluxe Silicone O-Ring Gag features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the DOMINIX Deluxe O-Ring Gag if you...
want to explore open mouth gag play
prefer a silicone ball and strap
want to attach other restraints
are looking for a comfortable gag for longer sessions
enjoy drool play
You should NOT buy the DOMINIX Deluxe O-Ring Gag if you...
want to be able to fit a penis through the whole
are more advanced with O-ring gags
DOMINIX Deluxe Silicone O-Ring Gag features
Features
DiameterO-ring inner: 1.5 inches
Length22.5 inches
MaterialsSilicone 
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableStrap: 14 and 20.5 inches 
Pros
Allows open access for oral play
Silicone strap is very comfortable
Easy to clean whole gag
Buckle is lockable
O-rings can be used with other restraints
Cons
Gag is too small to accommodate most penises
Can escape or flip ring
Conclusion

First of all, I love that the whole mask uses silicone as it’s super hygienic, especially when things get drooly! The open mouth gag design is perfect for slipping a finger or two inside but won’t be big enough to accommodate most penises. It is also great for more advanced players, as the buckle at the back can be locked using a padlock for even more submission.

6 Penis Gag

Tantus Fantasy Gag - Onyx

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This penis gag from Tantus is perfect for humiliation play. The 3-inch shaft will keep your subs mouth stuffed full and is made from silicone, which is easy to clean and tasteless. The gag fastens with velcro straps making it full adjustable and quick and easy to get on and off.

Tantus Fantasy Gag - Onyx test
Tantus Fantasy Gag - Onyx features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Tantus Fantasy if you...
want a silicone penis gag
are looking for leather straps
like the ease of velco
You should NOT buy the Tantus Fantasy if you...
are new to gags
prefer a lockable buckle fastening
avoid leather products
want a breathable gag
Tantus Fantasy Gag - Onyx features
Features
Diameter1.7 inches
Insertable length2.7 inches
MaterialsSilicone, leather 
FasteningVelcro 
AdjustableYes 
Pros
High-quality silicone
Gag can be removed for cleaning
Velcro is quick and easy
Great feeling of fullness
Good for humiliation play
Cons
Velcro gets caught in hair
Not as secure as a buckle
Conclusion

The penis gag is a great size for anyone who has used a ball gag before and is ready to explore bigger sizes. Although it’s important to remember that this gag goes deeper so be gentle and watch out for your gag reflex. I love the gag is made of silicone as you can fully sterilize it. I’m not a huge fan of velcro straps on a gag — they are easy but they do tend to get stuck in your hair.

7 Bit

Bondage Boutique Dog Bone Gag

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Give the dong a bone with this BDSM bit gag! This bone-shaped bit gag is the perfect puppy play accessory — great for punishing any naughty, noisy pups! The bit is made with silicone  and the strap is made from leather and is adjustable from 16.5 and 23 inches.

Bondage Boutique Dog Bone Gag test
Bondage Boutique Dog Bone Gag features
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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Dog Bone Gag if you...
love puppy play
prefer silicone
love leather BDSM accessories
You should NOT buy the Dog Bone Gag if you...
prefer an open mouth or breathable design
are vegan or avoid leather
Bondage Boutique Dog Bone Gag features
Features
WidthBit: 1 inches
LengthStrap: 25 inches
MaterialsLeather, silicone 
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableStrap: 16.5 - 23 inches 
Pros
Cute bone shape
Adjustable leather straps
D-rings can be attached to other restraints
Great for role play
Cons
Can be tricky to clean leather strap
Conclusion

This bone bit gag is amazing paired with a tail butt plug and leash to parade your puppy around! The bone is made from silicone and sits comfortably in the mouth and is great for biting down on! It also doesn’t force your jaw to open as much as a ball gag so can is comfortable to wear for longer periods, while still being enough to muffle your groans.

8 Panel

Scandal Hidden Pleasure Ball Gag by CalExotics

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Up the ante and cover even more of your subs mouth with this panel gag from the Scandal range. The outside of the gag has an elegant brocade design and the inside has a 1.75 inch ball gag to keep your sub in total silent submission.

Scandal Hidden Pleasure Ball Gag by CalExotics test
Scandal Hidden Pleasure Ball Gag by CalExotics features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Hidden Pleasure Ball Gag if you...
love the concealed design
want something more elegant
have some experience with ball gags
You should NOT buy the Hidden Pleasure Ball Gag if you...
need a breathable BDSM gag
prefer an open mouth design
Scandal Hidden Pleasure Ball Gag by CalExotics features
Features
DiameterBall: 1.75 inches
MaterialsSilicone, polyester, PU, Nickel-Free Copper, Nickel-Free Zinc Alloy 
FasteningBuckle 
AdjustableStrap: Up to 30 inches 
Pros
Elegant brocade design
Panel blocks even more of the mouth
Double-padded straps
Silicone straps
Cons
Plush lining gets wet with saliva
Conclusion

This panel gag muffles even more of your moans of pleasure and completely restricts the whole mouth for more intense submission. I understand the intention behind the fluffy lining on the panel but I’m not a big fan as it doesn’t mix well with drool and is hard to clean.

Looking for More Extreme BDSM Gags?

If you are ready to take your submission to new levels or you are a more advanced BDSMer on the hunt for something a little kinkier, we’ve got you covered, well we’ve got your mouth covered…and gagged!

Part of BDSM play is making yourself aware of the risks involved in a particular activity. Here are some of the main risks of gag play and some safe play rules to follow to keep you safe.

Consent & boundaries

Consent & boundaries

Consent & boundaries

As well as getting consent, it’s important to discuss your boundaries. This could include how long you want to be gagged for, and what you do and don’t want your partner to do to you while you are gagged.

Agree on a safe signal

Agree on a safe signal

Agree on a safe signal

As you won’t be able to communicate clearly while wearing a gag, you will need to agree on a safe signal. This could be tapping your partner three times or holding something you can drop in the floor.

Never use a gag under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Never use a gag under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Never use a gag under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Drugs and alcohol can interfere with our perception and increase our risk of vomiting. Only ever explore gag play when sober.

Start with a small amount of time

Start with a small amount of time

Start with a small amount of time

If you are new to gags, you should start with a small gag and wear it for a short amount of time to get used to the sensation. Over multiple sessions, you can gradually increase the time and size.

Never leave a gagged person unattended

Never leave a gagged person unattended

Never leave a gagged person unattended

When a person is wearing a gag, there is a risk it could trigger their gag reflex. If they vomit while wearing the gag, they could choke. There is also a risk of the gag interfering with breathing. If you notice any gagging or struggling to breath, remove the gag immediately.

 

 

Watch out for drool

Watch out for drool

Watch out for drool

Gags can make you drool a lot! For some this is part of the fun but you also need to make sure this doesn’t cause the wearer to choke. Also, try to use the gag in the upright position where possible as it’s easier for the drool to run to the back of the throat if you are lying down.

Don't use a gag if cannot breath through your nose

Don't use a gag if cannot breath through your nose

Don't use a gag if cannot breath through your nose

You will need to be able to breath through your nose while wearing a gag you will need to avoid gag play if you cannot breath clearly through your nose for any reason.

How to use BDSM gags

Here are some simple steps to using your new BDSM gag! We’ve also got a whole post on why and how to use a ball gag if you want some more inspo!

How to use BDSM gags

Try it out alone

Try it out alone

Before you use your new mask in a BDSM scene, it’s best to try it out by yourself to see how it feels and figure out how long you think you’ll be comfortable wearing it. It also gives you a chance to familiarise yourself with the fastening, so you can take it off if necessary.

Start out with a shorter time

How to use BDSM gags

Always wear your BDSM mask for shorter amounts of time in the beginning. You might also want to avoid any extreme stimulation or restraints while you get used to wearing the mask.

How to use BDSM gags
How to use BDSM gags

Slowly increase the time and intensity

Slowly increase the time and intensity

As you get used to the mask, you can start exploring more intense play and other restraints if you want to.

How to clean your BDSM gag

Given they are going in your mouth and the amount of drool involved, BDSM gags need to be cleaned before and after each use. Cleaning instructions will vary from gag to gag, depending on the materials, so it's always best to check the cleaning instructions that come with your mask. Some gags can be taken apart so you can clean the ball and strap separately. If your gag is made from silicone or hard plastic, you can wash it with warm water and soap. Anything made from only 100% silicone can also be boiled to be sterilized. Straps that aren't made from silicone will need to be washed by hand.

Porous
materials

Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.

Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.

Non-propous
materials

Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.

Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.

The toys with electrical
components

If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.

Author
Isabelle Uren
Isabelle Uren
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: Lelo Sila
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