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Product Review: Lover’s Headgear Advanced Eye Mask and Ball Gag by California Exotics

Ooo, what’s that?

It looks neat, right? It’s the Lover’s Headgear Advanced Eye Mask & Ball Gag by California Exotics.

How’s it made?

This headgear is made of polyester, polyurethane and PVC (the ball gag).  It’s got five metal rings, and a bunch of little metal rivets holding it together.

The outside of the blindfold is slick and smooth.  The inside of the blindfold is soft, velvety and almost warm to the touch.  I thought that was kinda cool.

The strap that runs from front to back, and the one that runs from side to side are elastic and have little adjusters to pull the straps tight.

The straps that run from the blindfold around the chin, and through the gag are not elastic, and do not have adjusters. 

Most of the metal rings are tightly closed, but one of them has a slight opening in it.  I’m not sure if that was intentional or a glitch, but M used it to more easily get the thing on my head.

The ball gag is really small, with its diameter of one and three-quarters inches.  I mean, much smaller than CalExotics Ball Gag, but larger than Tantus’s Beginner Ball Gag.  It slides all the way back to my molars without even vaguely overstretching my jaw.  And it tastes sort of like one of those pink bouncie balls I always had as a kid.  Rubbery.

What’s it for?

Blindfolding and gagging your partner in one shot.  I assume the idea is that the chinstrap will immobilize the jaw, making the gag more difficult for the wearer to remove without their hands.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.

How is it?

Rayne’s Rating:
Pros: Cons:
blindfold works great
one size fits most
chin strap not adjustable
doesn’t fit my head right
ball gag easily pushed out of mouth

Weeeelll….

The idea’s great in theory.  Not so much in practice.  Though I think that’s because of how this particular product is designed.

What do I mean?

The chin strap doesn’t fit right.  I suppose that could be because I’ve got a big head, and a double chin.  But it seems like if there were strap adjusters on the cheek and chin straps, instead of just on the head straps, that would be easily alleviated.

It’s really difficult to put on someone who’s wearing their hair up.  Which makes it a pain in the ass for us, because my hair is long, and M’s favorite place to whip is my back.  So if I leave my hair down it gets tangled in floggers.  And as delicious as that might sound to some sadists, it actually ends up being more of an annoyance for the both of us.

The blindfold is perfect.  The two straps that descend from the bottom of the parts that go over the eyes pull the bottom down tight to the face, keeping the person from being able to see anything.  It stays in place without too much trouble.  It’s super soft on the inside and doesn’t make me sweat or itch.

But the gag is a snap to push out of my mouth, and the chin strap doesn’t fit right, and…

Maybe it would be good for beginner bondage enthusiasts?  But us seasoned old farts need something a bit more sturdy.  Binding.  Restricting.  And this headgear just doesn’t have it.

Anything else I should know?

While you probably could take this headgear apart to clean it, I would recommend using a light antibacterial soap and warm water for the gag and just a damp cloth with water for the straps and blindfold.  And just toss it in the drawer with the rest of your bondage stuff to store.

Where’d ya get it?

This toy was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. You can pick one up at Amazon.

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