Product Review: Beginner Ball Gag by Tantus
Ooo, what’s that?
While I really enjoy the Ball Gag M and I have had for years, it is a little large. Occasionally, when it comes out, I’ve got a cramp in my jaw. Once I couldn’t close my mouth for some time. I’ve been staring at the Beginner Ball Gag from Tantus for quite some time. So I bought it.
What’d it come in?
It came in two pieces in a molded plastic shell that snapped shut. Behind it was a cardboard insert with writing on it describing the toy.
How’s it made?
The ball gag is made of red silicone. Real, hospital-grade silicone. This is noteworthy because ages ago we bought a purple ball gag that claimed to be silicone and wasn’t. After only one or two uses, it began to taste really bad and burn my lips and tongue.
It’s nonporous, phthalates and latex free and hypoallergenic. It’s soft and squishy with a luxurious velvet surface. And it’s shaped sort of like a pacifier. The base is about three inches long by two inches wide at its widest point, and covers the lips when inserted.
M calls the part that goes in the mouth a “mouth plug” because it has a bulbous tip (about an inch and a half wide), then shrinks down to a smaller base (about an inch) like an anal plug. It’s two inches long from the top of the base to the top of the ball. The base is a half inch thick.
The straps are made of black leather with snaps on one end and velcro on the other. They’re each sixteen inches long and slip through slits on either side of the “mouth plug”, then snap in place. The leather is soft on both the inside and outside and a little stretchy.
What’s it for?
Paralyzing the tongue and effectively silencing your partner, mostly. But its shape makes it an amazing “adult pacifier” for those of us into age play. Pop the gag in the mouth and secure the velcro behind the head. You could probably use it without the straps, too, though, obviously, the wearer will have an easier time spitting it out.
How is it?
|made of real silicone
|squishes my tongue ring|
The only complaint I have about this gag is a complaint I have with all gags, lately. But it’s easily fixable.
I’m not sure if it’s just the piercing, or if it’s because of the length or size. But all ball gags we’ve used so far crush my tongue ring into my tongue and leave it sore for a day or so. Probably I should be taking my tongue ring out first, anyway. I’ve had my tongue pierced since I was eighteen, so I’m in no fear of it closing during a play session.
Other than that, it’s extremely comfortable. I sat for hours with it in my mouth the first time I used it and the only cramp I had was in my tongue. My jaw was surprisingly without even the slightest bit of pain.
M says the bouncie ball ball gag we’ve had for years stretches my mouth weird. This one doesn’t.
With the velcro secured as tight as it would go around my gigantic dome, I could push the gag partially out of my mouth, but not completely. I have no trouble pushing the bouncie ball gag out of my mouth most of the time.
All in all, I really enjoy this gag.
How do you care for it?
The leather straps can be cleaned with saddle soap if they need it. But try to keep them dry.
As for the part that goes in your mouth, boil it or toss it in the top drawer of the dishwasher (remove the straps first). Wash it with antibacterial soap and water or toy cleaner. And store it in the drawer with the rest of your restraints and such.
Where’d ya get it?
I bought Beginner Ball Gag from that store but you can pick it up straight from Tantus.