Rubber, leather or latex - here's what you need to know about masks

Animal masks or kinky gas masks - you decide!

There are thousands of ways to work masking into your kink. Gas masks, for example, are a relatively common fetish; the look and feel of wearing one is highly evocative, and they have a wonderful way of making you feel cut off from the outside world. Gimp and latex masks are iconic to many kinksters, and leather masks are a versatile go-to for all kinds of people in the BDSM community. Other prominent options are medical and animal masks, which each belong to its own fetish play. Masquerade ball styled events are pretty standard in BDSM clubs, and there's something sexy about the allure of a good mask in many contexts!

What are the best masks for BDSM?

It depends on the purpose for it. Some are used for preserving anonymity, others are used to dehumanise the wearer. Any mask that covers a good amount of your face is good for the first purpose but for dehumanisation something more specific such as a gas mask, animal mask or gimp mask would be best.

What is a gimp mask?

Also called a bondage hood or bondage mask, they are designed to dominate, depersonalise and sexually objectify the consenting wearer. They are often made of rubber or leather but can be other materials such as spandex and often are worn with a full body suit. They are synonymous with BDSM as they are often use in movies and TV programmes to indicate someone is kinky.

Why are masks so often used in BDSM?

They have multiple uses, some can be used for bondage, such as hoods, others can be used for breath play like gas masks. And others just enhance a role, puppy and kitty masks for example. And of course, they help to preserve anonymity which can be very important to some kinksters.

Do Dominants wear masks?

Although masks are often worn by submissives for a variety of purposes, Dominants can wear masks too. Often it’s for a special occasion such as a masquerade party or to hide their face at parties or in photographs. If a top wants to wear a mask they can do so, they are the ones in control after

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