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Product Review: Rubber Bit Gag by Kinklab

June 5th, 2013

KL0581_001_mdOoo, what’s that?

One of my favorite things about the Sleeping Beauty series, by Anne Rice, is the ponies. The first time I saw human ponies, I was enthralled. So is it any wonder I’ve been lusting after bit gags for the better part of a year? Or that when I had the chance to get one, I snatched it right up? That there is the Rubber Bit Gag from Kinklab.

What’d it come in?

I really like the type of container this toy came in. The first time I saw one was when I got the Vixen Randy. It’s a clear plastic cylinder with black “caps” and a paper insert. Not the most discreet thing in the world, so unless you’re like us, and your out as kinky, you’re not going to want to leave it laying around the house, but it’s great for storage. Just don’t pull the loop! It will pop out.

How’s it made?

Full Length Usable Circumference Straps Rings
Rubber Bit Gag 6 1/2″ 4″ 2 1/2″ 3″ 17-22″

2013-06-05 14.13.35The design of this toy is pretty simple. Two leather straps (one with a locking buckle, the other with holes), two giant o-rings, and one bone-shaped piece of rubber with metal rings in the ends for added support.

What’s it for?

So when I got this thing, naturally I put it on as soon as I got it out of the box. And I said, with the bit firmly between my teeth, “I mean, it’s great, but it doesn’t keep me from talking.” though it sounded more like “I mee ish greath buth ith doethenth keep me fron talkin.”

Ya know what M said? “It’s not for that. It’s to remind you you’re a little fucking animal.”

Oh man. Just thinking about that is getting me wet. And I’d leave it at that, but…

It’s also for small mouths, pony play that is all about the fashion and lifestyle and not at all about the owner/property aspect, and folks who just want a gag because gags are hot but don’t really care about the whole silencing aspect.

How is it?

Rayne’s Rating:
Pros: Cons:
easy on the teeth
perfect for small mouths
excellent for pony play
strong smell
no way to detach bit
from strap

Over all, I really like this gag. I have a hard time with some ball gags because they give me jaw cramps. The best one I’ve tried, so far, has to be the Tantus Beginner Ball Gag, because it doesn’t stretch my jaw like other gags do. The same can be said for this bit gag. Provided your partner is careful if they attach reins or a leash, it doesn’t feel like it’s trying to separate your jaw at the joints.

It definitely does its job of making a girl feel like an animal. It holds my mouth open without making it sore, provided my lips don’t get caught between the rubber and my teeth, which happens sometimes.

I’m torn on the design.

2013-06-05 14.10.33On the one hand, I love how sturdy it is. I can bite down as hard as I want without leaving teeth marks. You can pull on it every which way, and it’s not going to tear, or come apart. For a rough player like me, quality made toys like this are essential. On the other hand…

On the other hand, I want to be able to take it apart and clean each piece separately. I want to be able to get inside that hole with Q-tips and scrub it out with rubbing alcohol or something. And it drives me up a wall that there’s no piece of metal or leather to slide the free end of the strap into. It just flops around all over the place if you’ve got a small head. I don’t, but it still sticks out, which looks weird.

Plus, it kinda smells (just smell…no taste or lip burning) like a tire store. I mean, duh, it’s rubber. It’s normal for it to smell like a tire store. But that’s a problem for some folks.

Sometimes, it kinda turns me on, which I’m sure will get me flamed to all hell. I have a thing for cars, leave me alone. But besides that, here’s my big, strong, dominant, sadistic fuck of a partner stuffing this smelly-ass piece of tire in my mouth to gag me and remind me I’m just a sexual animal for him to play with and…oh fuck, I did it again.

Anything else I should know?

Wipe the bit and rings on this thing down with an antibacterial toy wipe, or a non-abrasive antibacterial soap to prevent growth, but like real bits and horses, you wanna be sure to have a bit for each pony. No sharing! Rubber is porous, and can transmit bacteria, viruses, etc. from person to person.

If you must clean the leather, wipe it with a damp cloth and allow it to dry completely before storing it. If it begins to get stiff, get yourself a bottle of leather conditioner, or pull out that handy-dandy silicone lube you picked up the other day, and give it a good rub down.

If you attach reins or a leash to this thing, you want to make sure you don’t pull too hard. Just like a real horse, you can cause damage to your pony’s lips or jaw if you’re not careful, leaving them fearful and mistrustful. You don’t want that!

Where’d ya get it?

The awesome folks at TabuToys.com sent me the Kinklab Rubber Bit Gag, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review of the toy. TabuToys.com offers discreet, private shopping to men and women of all sexual orientations. Aside from their selection of over 3000 hand-picked toys, they offer good reading material such as Sex Toys 101 and Buying Your First Vibrator. And to help you pick out just the toy you’re looking for, they have an excellent Sex Toy Quiz.

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