Gas Masks

The moment I saw the new topic for Kink of the Week I shook my head: NO!

But, before I say more on this subject, let’s see how gas masks can be used for kink. This time I found more information on the LatexWiki (which I only discovered now):

A gas mask is a mask worn on the face to protect the body from airborne pollutants and toxic materials. The mask forms a sealed cover over the nose and mouth, but may also cover the eyes and other vulnerable soft tissues of the face. Some gas masks are also respirators, though the word gas mask is often used to refer to military equipment (e.g. Field Protective Mask, etc.).

And…

The meaning of gas masks in BDSM can vary. It can be for fetish, punishment, rewarding or style. Generally the gas mask is used in combination with a latex outfit. Fetishists may like gas masks because of their shape, breathing sound, mystery look, enclosure, identity privacy, protection feeling, etc… They can also be part of Hazmat or SCUBA fetishism.

Gas masks are very versatile gear in BDSM. They can be used for identity privacy on plays, enclosure punishment together with other bondage equipment, dehumanization / decharacterization or can be used in breathplay to alter the air supply of the wearer. If it covers the eyes and the eye holes are then painted or covered, it makes an effective blindfold.

Most of the masks has a universal filter / hose plug, which means these parts are interchangeable and can make interesting combinations.

Most gas masks used in BDSM are obsolete models (such as GP5 and Z56 models) that no longer protect from hazards according to international standards. They should only be used for play or showcasing, even if they have a new filter. In BDSM the filter only has an aesthetic function. However, for many fetishists, the use of a filter is essential as it completes the mask.

Image of woman with gas mask
Image of woman with gas mask borrowed from manbehindthecurtain.ie

There are quite a number of different kinds of gas masks, but gas masks are definitely not part of our kink, and I can safely say, it will never be. Back when we discussed hoods I also said that it will not be part of our kink, but somehow I have started to become curious about hoods and might even try it at least once. However, I can safely say that I will never try a gas mask. The look of it already scares me, let alone having it on my face and cutting off my breath. I don’t mind if Master T has His hand on my throat and He cuts of my breath like that, but I do not want it done by a mask. Even though I know I can breath through it, just the idea of it on my face frightens me. Which means I am already second guessing my curiosity to try a hood at least once.

Just like the last topic – school uniforms – this kink is not for me, but I do like looking at sexy photos of women wearing gas masks. I just should not try and imagine myself wearing one, because then already I feel the discomfort which I know will turn into a full-blown panic when anyone tries to force a gas mask on my face.

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