The 3 Best Cleave Gags for Seductive Submission

   Kevin Foley
So, you want to try bondage. More specifically, you’re interested in gags! The trouble is, a lot of the options look really intimidating and you’re not quite sure where to start. Well, the good news is that cleave gags are likely the perfect option for you! Easy to use, affordable, and extremely versatile, a cleave gag is an ideal toy for a bondage beginner. Below, I’ll be comparing three affordable cleave gag toys, pointing out the pros and cons of each item. By reading all the way through, you’ll be able to learn a bit about what to look for, find suggestions, and hopefully buy your first cleave gag! In the end, the budget-friendly, skin-soft Sincerely Lace Bit Gag earned the title of “Test Winner”. That said, the other options are worth consideration as well, and may even suit your needs perfectly. Want to see what’s out there and find yourself a cleave gag? Great! All you have to do is keep scrolling!
1 Test Winner

Sincerely Lace Bit Gag

 Sincerely Lace Bit Gag

  • Love lace
  • Have a smaller budget
  • Are buying your first gag

Sincerely Lace Bit Gag

  • Prefer natural materials
  • Want a shorter gag
  • Don’t like lace

The first gag we’ll be looking at is the Sincerely Lace Bit by Sportsheets! This cleave gag is both affordable and functional. Measuring 53 inches in length and easily adjustable, literally anyone of any size will be able to use this gag with ease. To add a bit of flair, this bit gag is even decorated with lace, adding floral patterns down the entire length of the gag. As gentle lace wraps around your head, the cylindrical gag fits easily into your mouth, keeping noise levels low and excitement up. Need something simple for light bondage with a partner? If so, then you’re sure to love the Sincerely Lace Bit Gag by Sportsheets!

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Soft
  • Gentle

  • Contains polyester
  • Simple design
Sincerely Lace Bit Gag
Materials64% polyester, 22% polyurethane, 10% citrate, 4% spandex
Length53 inches

I chose the Sincerely Lace Bit Gag by Sportsheets as the “Test Winner” for a few different reasons, with the main one being approachability. When trying out something new, it can be hard to justify spending a lot of money. Fortunately, since this cleave gag is budget-friendly, pretty much anyone can comfortably fit it into their budget. The gag itself measures 53 inches long and is tied in place on the wearer’s head. This simple design may not be the most elegant solution, but—for first-timers—it’s a non-intimidating and easy-to-understand option. The floral lace is also a nice touch, as it helps add a bit of value to the gag. Although the gag costs slightly more than I’d say it’s worth, I still think the product is versatile enough to justify the sub-$20 price tag.

2 Cheapest

Sex & Mischief Silky Bit Gag

 Silky Bit Gag

  • Love silk
  • Are new to bondage
  • Need a removable bit gag

Silky Bit Gag

  • Already own a few gags
  • Are allergic to silk
  • Don’t like the clear bit

Prefer silk over lace? If so, then the Sex & Mischief Silky Bit Gag is the one for you! This simple cleave gag is comfy to wear and easy to use, making it an excellent option for users of all levels. Despite being soft to the touch, this gag is still fairly durable, allowing it to handle frequent use without breaking down. Prefer the bit-less approach instead? No problem! The bit gag easily slides off, allowing you to use the sash by itself for a different gagging experience (or for restraining play!). Affordable, adjustable, and hand washable, this gag is a great option for fans of soft silk!

  • Bit gag is removable
  • Hand washable
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Fits any size

  • No color options
  • Expensive for what it is
Silky Bit Gag
AllergiesLatex & phthalate-free

Being an extremely budget-friendly option, the Silky Bit Gag easily earned the “Cheapest” mention on this list. That said, being affordable isn’t the only benefit that this gag can offer! As with the other cleave gag toys, the Silky Bit Gag is completely adjustable, allowing it to be used on literally any head size. It’s fairly comfortable as well, thanks to the soft silk material used. The bit can be removed if you just want to use the sash by itself, and the toy can even be hand washed. Really, the only thing that lets this toy down is its lack of visual appeal. The sash itself is plain black, free of any patterns, and the bit gag is clear. Neither part really offers any “sex appeal”. Still, if the simplistic design doesn’t bother you then this gag could be a good option. Easy to use and extremely affordable, the Sex & Mischief Silky Bit Gag is at least an option worth considering!

3 Bar Gag

Scandal Bar Gag (One Size)

 Scandal Bar Gag

  • Like the coloring
  • Need an adjustable gag
  • Enjoy embroidered designs

Scandal Bar Gag

  • Hate PVC
  • Don’t like red
  • Want the cheapest option

Are you looking for a cleave gag that just screams luxury? In that case, the Scandal Bar Gag is the gag for you! This black and red gag offers much more visual appeal than the two other options we’ve looked at. The entire strap is covered in an embroidered floral pattern, hinting at romance and sexy times to come. As with the other options, this gag is completely adjustable and long enough to fit most heads. Take a step up from basic-looking gags and treat yourself to something premium with the Scandal Bar Gag!

  • Phthalate-free
  • Double-padded
  • Double-stitched
  • Adjustable

  • Over $30
  • No color options
Scandal Bar Gag
MaterialsPolyester, PVC
Length53 inches

I chose the Scandal Bar Gag as my “Bar Gag” choice because it’s an excellent example of the level of quality you’d want from this type of toy. Visually, this cleave gag has a lot more to offer than your basic gags. The gag bar is black, rather than the clear bars used on cheaper options. The ties are double-stitched, double-padded, and made from designer fabric, making them both look & feel premium. Some potential customers may be wary, as the bar itself is made from PVC. Fortunately, the PVC used here is phthalate-free so you can use this product without worry. The only thing that may dissuade you from picking up the Scandal Bar Gag is the price, which is nearly twice as much as the cheapest options out there. However, I’d argue that this price is worth it. You end up with a much higher level of quality, meaning the toy will last longer and be more comfortable to use. If your sex life frequently involves gags then I think the Scandal Bar Gag is a product worth investing in!

Cleave Gag Alternatives

Alright, so you’ve decided which cleave gag you’re going to buy: is there anything else you need? Well, no, but here are a few things you might want to consider picking up anyway!

Lovehoney Silky Black Bondage Restraints

Lovehoney Silky Black Bondage Restraints - Cleave Gag Alternatives
Keeping your partner’s mouth full and quiet is fun, but why not take things to the next level with some bondage restraints? For less than $30 you can pick up this set of restraints, which includes four ties for you and your partner to experiment with!

Lovehoney Black Bondage Tape

Lovehoney Black Bondage Tape - Cleave Gag Alternatives
Perhaps you love the idea of picking up more bondage equipment, but don’t want to be limited in your options. In that case, the Lovehoney Black Bondage Tape is a perfect alternative! This self-adhesive tape is comfy to use, easy to remove, and gives you a nearly unlimited amount of bondage options.

How to Make Your Own Cleave Gag

Making your very own cleave gag isn’t very hard. Actually, there are a few items you may already have around your house that can be used as cleave gags. Even better? Not having to buy a new toy will save you money! Here are a few household items you can use as a cleave gag:
  • A neckerchief
  • A scarf
  • A tie
  • A cut-off sleeve from a long-sleeve shirt
  • A strip of leftover fabric
You really don’t need much to make a simple cleave gag, just a piece of fabric that’s long enough to comfortably tie it around your partner’s head! We do not recommend making your own sex toys and always recommend that you purchase purpose-made sex toys from a reputable shop. We are in no way responsible for any harm caused due to the use or sharing of these DIYs. You are 100% responsible for the outcome should you choose to make your own sex toys.

How to Use a Cleave Gag

Using a cleave gag is quite easy, even for complete beginners! Still, just in case you’re still wary of the process, I’ve written a short guide below that outlines the process.   As a reminder, you and your partner should establish a “safe movement”, which works in place of a safe word. This will enable the gagged person to communicate issues, despite their mouth being tagged.

Check Your Gag

Check Your Gag

With basically all sex toys, it’s a good idea to check your equipment before using it. In this case, we’re checking for two things: damage and cleanliness! You’ll be able to determine both of these things just by looking at the gag. If damaged, replace it. Similarly, if it’s dirty, clean it!

Place the Bit

Place the Bit

Have your partner put the bit in their mouth (or place it in there yourself!). Make sure it’s centered when they hold it, as you don’t really want to have to adjust it after you tie the gag. Alternatively, just have them center the sash in their mouth if you’ve decided to not use the bit.

Secure the Gag

Secure the Gag

Grab both ends of the gag and begin to tie it around your partner’s head. They should loosen their jaw slightly at this point, allowing the bit to move as you tighten it. Tighten and tie the gag, then adjust as necessary.

How to Clean

As fairly simple toys, it only makes sense that cleave gags are also extremely easy to clean! If your particular gag has a bit made from silicone then it’s possible to sterilize this by dropping it into a pot of boiling water for five minutes. However, in most cases, your only option will be to use warm water and antibacterial soap. Clean once with water and soap, then wash away any leftover soap using water only. Pay the gag down using a towel, and leave it out to air dry completely before storing it away. Never store a gag away while it’s still wet, as the leftover moisture will encourage bacterial growth!


Cleave gags are unique in their overall simplicity, beginner-friendly designs, generally low price points, and versatility.

Yes, cleave gags are excellent for beginners! Although these types of gags do obstruct the mouth, they’re not as extreme as alternative types of gags (such as ball gags or spider gags.

A wide variety of materials can be used to make a cleave gag. Generally, you’ll want materials that are comfortable and won’t cause allergic reactions. Common examples include silk, lace, and PVC.

Anyone with an interest in bondage can use a cleave gag! Since they’re simple and relatively non-intimidating, cleave gags are especially enticing to those who want to experiment and stay within the world of light bondage.

At bare minimum, cleave gags are used to silence and/or muffle the wearer. However, these gags are generally used as other acts are being performed, such as penetrative sex, wax play, or bondage.

What is a Cleave Gag?

A cleave gag is a simple gag that consists of material that is laid across a person’s face and pulled into their mouth (behind the teeth). Being so simple, this type of gag is an excellent option for beginners. Cleave gags are generally very cheap, and their simple designs make them easy to create at home.

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