Gas Masks are a fetish item for many different types of fetishists, especially with Rubberists.
appeal of gas masks can stem from a multitude of aspects of them,
concepts of them, or fetish techniques possible with them. Many prefer
the qualities of oxygen masks, anesthesia masks, or other breathing
equipment to 'war-type' protective masks, but the principles are
basically the same as gas masks.
Breath and breathing obviously
plays a huge factor. For gas mask fetishists, breathing on its own can
be an incredibly powerful and sensual turn-on. Gas masks amplify and
focus the breathing, making it noisier, and adding a hollow and "deep"
quality to it. It also increases the intimacy level with a partner,
enabling them to hear the breath in great detail, making how the bottom
is feeling very obvious to the top.
There is also a bondage and
control aspect to gas masks. The gas mask In a sense, the breathing of
the sub is being "tied up", and quite possibly at the mercy of another.
The sub's nose and mouth are firmly sealed in a pocket of space, making
it impossible to do anything other than breathe through the hose. No
matter what the sub does, no matter where they turn, their breath is
channeled through the mask. The sub must breathe, therefore they MUST
breathe through the mask. It is also worth mentioning that the sight
visor will obstruct the view of the wearer to an extent - adding a
slight sensory deprivation aspect to the experience.
there is the sensuality of gas masks. The otherworldly qualities of
their look, sounds, feel, and the types of control they exert can be
appealing to some.
There are a variety of possibilities for gas
mask uses, although many of them exist strictly in fictional fantasy
due to physical dangers, impracticality, or impossibility. Some
1) Scentplay, both of benevolent and malicious
varieties. The sub will be forced to inhale whatever smell you put
through the hose. They can be overwhelmed by sexual scents, or tortured
with foul smelling things, and be helpless against either.
Breath control (aka Breathplay). Obviously, trying to stop someone's
breathing for too long is dangerous, made more dangerous by the fact
that a mask is strapped to the face. However, gentle teasing techniques
can be used quite safely. A hand can temporarily cover the end of the
hose for a few seconds, or gently play with the end to sporadically
half block the flow of air. The top can also seal the end of the hose
with their lips to breathe in
and out in an inverted synchronicity with the sub a few times, for an
intimate breath sharing experience. Perhaps the top could have the sub
relax their chest and stomach muscles, and then exhale
slowly into them, or possibly even "breathe for them".
"Gassing", for lack of a better term. This means using the gas mask
(likely a medical mask instead) to administer some type of gas to have
an affect on the sub. This is often anasthesia, nitrous oxide, or
similar substances. It takes the helplessness of having to breathe
through the mask, and mixes it with the helplessness of breathing the
gas. They can't help but breathe because they must, yet every breath
weakens them further. The fact that simply placing the mask can make
someone so helpless can be a powerful concept in the minds of
Since such things are dangerous to use
recreationally, and not exaclty available on a store shelf, this
concept resides strictly in imagination. And since this is imagination,
one is free to imagine using gasses that don't exist! Gasses that
incapacitate in interesting ways can be dreamt up; perhaps a gas that
paralyzes, hypnotizes, weakens the motor strength of the victim, or
excites them sexually. The possibilities are endless. It's not too hard
to think of a delicious comic-book style prediciment that could be
caused with gas masks.