What is “Stuff Gag”?
A stuff gag is an improvised soft gag that is placed in a submissive’s mouth. Common stuff gags include panties or other underwear, lingerie, shirts, or scarves.
Stuff gags have been common throughout history and have served many functions. The end result is to silence, muffle, or otherwise limit speech. Stuff gags can be simply placed in the mouth or secured in place with tape, rope, or other materials. They are usually improvised out of necessity or opportunity, rather than intentional.
Stuff gags are extremely common in BDSM, used by newbies and experienced players alike. The most common use of a stuff gag is panties or underwear. Simply placing them or pushing them into the mouth of a partner or submissive does the job. Other stuff gags can include objects of clothing, pillows, toys, stuffed animals, or even hands and fingers.
Like all other gags, stuff gags play a role in limiting the speech and the ability to protest from a submissive. Some types of stuff gags can be humiliating for the submissive to have in their mouths. Wet or sweaty underwear are commonly used by Doms, along with verbal humiliation, to punish, humiliate, or embarrass a sub.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- Like all types of gags, stuff gags come with common and unique risks.
- Common injuries may include muscle and jaw strain, potential teeth damage, and difficulty breathing.
- Due to the improvised and ‘loose’ nature of stuff gags, there is also an increased risk of choking. Fabric may get lodged in the throat.
- If tape or rope is used to secure the stuff gag in place and choking occurs, it should be removed immediately.
Related Practices and Fetishes
Related to the stuff gag is the tape gag. It is an over-the-mouth gag that is used for vocal activity restriction. Cleave gags often use soft materials like scarves, panties, or fabric between the lips and teeth but do not fill the mouth.