Review – Leather Delights Soft Ball Gag

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free Soft Ball Gag by Leather Delights in return for my honest review. YMMV.

Leather Delights are a family business specialising in fetish leatherwork for the kinky community. Although their online shop is pretty small compared to the wide and fantastic-looking range they bring to alternative markets (I suggest looking at their FetLife gallery to be blown away), they have a great basic range available.

I chose to review the Soft Ball Gag and it arrived very swiftly indeed and in the most discreet packing envelope. The Soft Ball Gag, available with a black or red ball (mine is red), is different from the sort of ball gag you might be used to seeing. While I’ve only seen balls made of hard rubber or plastic before, the ball here is made from what seems to be a sort of foam ball covered in durable fetish rubber.

The Soft Ball Gag, because it is soft and giving, is designed to allow the wearer to bite into the ball. And that’s exactly why I chose to review it! I hoped it would be better for me than my previous hard plastic ball gag, which I barely use because it’s so uncomfortable. Despite being apparently for beginners, my plastic one is just too big and hard for me (shut up) and my small mouth (shut up) and it makes my jaw really ache after barely any time at all. Maybe some people like that, but I don’t; it’s not the kinky sort of pain for me, it’s the other kind. Ow.

So, the Leather Delights Soft Ball Gag seemed like an absolute Godsend to me. I love to be gagged with Crush’s hand and I’ve kinked for what little ball gag fun I’ve had too, so gags are really something I want to experiment with. Was this the magic ingredient to finally make it possible?

Well, there was one thing which definitely had me enchanted.

The smell, oh, the smell! I think I’ve become a leather fetishist. As soon as I got it out of the package, I was sniffing it. Then I spent a good day with it basically clamped to my face at all opportunities just so I could keep smelling that gorgeous smell.

It’s divine! Never have I reacted to another review product this way. I was actually it carrying around with me just because I was obsessed with the thing. I’m sure I’ve had leather kink gear before (or has it been fakery?), but it’s never smelt like this before. I don’t know a lot about leather in the grand scheme of things, but it just smells like quality (and deliciousness!) to me. And it’s not just the smell either, the leather feels great to the touch. I found myself just sat there typing Tweets with the strap held in my mouth!

Seriously, if I didn’t kink for gags before, I do now. The smell and feel and look and the overall sexiness of the Soft Ball Gag turns me on even before I get it into any kind of play scenario. Now that’s a good bit of fetish gear!

The gag is made of 1″ black leather straps that go around the back and side of the head, which attach securely to metal O-rings. These then attach via poppers to a rubber strap that passes through the ball. This allows the gag to be removed quickly in case of emergency, when a buckle might be too fiddly for clumsy fingers.The gag is fastened with a buckle that can use any of the 24 holes in the strap, which is adjustable between 16″ and 22″ and will fit a variety of head sizes.

Straps-wise, I found the Soft Ball Gag incredibly comfortable, with a good, snug fit and a nice level of restraint that didn’t cut in anywhere or press too hard in the wrong place. I’ve worn it for quite a while and it’s been nothing but a delight on my face.

Ball-wise, the Leather Delights Soft Ball Gag answers my prayers. It fills up the opening of your mouth nicely, gagging you as you hope from a ball gag, but it’s flexible and durable too. The ball is firm but very giving, allowing you to move your mouth when it aches, adjust your position and, indeed, bite down in the heat of the moment or in sheer defiance. And by crikey, you can really bite into that thing hard! I bit as hard as I possibly could to give a good test and didn’t leave a single tooth mark or any damage whatsoever. The rubber cover of the ball wasn’t even scuffed or dented, it stayed as smooth and flawless as it was when it arrived.

If you have a small mouth, weak jaw or are liable to aches caused by hard ball gags, I’m confident in saying that this product is for you. The ball of the gag is small at 1.67″, and the squishy-yet-firm material restrains and gags, but gives when pressure is applied, meaning you don’t feel uncomfortably wedged open. If uncomfortably wedged open is what you’re after, this probably isn’t for you.

CONCLUSION

The Leather Delights Soft Ball Gag is fantastic bit of kink kit which I can thoroughly recommend, especially if you’ve always found hard ball gags to be a bit big or unyielding. The leatherwork is very good quality and the leather itself smells divine, particularly if you kink that way. It’s strong and durable and you can bite into that rubber ball like there’s no tomorrow with nary a scratch left to show for it. It’s comfortable to wear and does a fantastic job of gagging the wearer whilst leaving them room to bite down or manoeuvre their mouth a bit. As someone who’s always suffered jaw ache with hard ball gags, this soft one was a dream: comfy and firm but flexible. If you’ve a small mouth, achy jaw or just fancy a damned brilliant ball gag with a bit of a difference, pick one up from Leather Delights now for only £20 with £3.30 postage. ♦

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