I once read a comment by someone that they didn't understand over the nose gags. That surprised me. If you have the perfect mouth gag...cloth, tape, ballgag, stuffed or any combination...so the heroine can't make a sound through her mouth, she can still make quite a bit of noise through her nose. Try it, if you don't believe me. Now most heroines might not think to use their noses to generate noise...and it is noise. But, if they did, that perfect gag isn't so perfect, is it?
You mostly see over the nose gags in Japanese movies and TV shows. The Japanese are very logical. An OTN gag not only minimizes noise coming through the heroine's nose, it also restricts air flow...We NEVER want to put a damsel in a situation where she can not breathe, So an over the nose gag must be of cloth or something that still allows breathing. Still, air flow would be restricted with an OTN gag. That results in less struggling (because she doesn't get enough air to struggle). As I said, the Japanese are very logical.
We have tried OTN gags and our models dislike them because they do make it more difficult to breath through the nose. The other problem with OTN gags is that they can be painful. If tied tightly over the mouth and nose, the bridge of the nose is pushed down and that is uncomfortable. It is also difficult to have a tight mouth gag if it is part of an OTN gag because the cloth going over the nose lifts the cloth over the mouth. This can be solved by having a separate mouth gag and nose gag. If this is done, the discomfort of an OTN gag can be eliminated by using a cloth blindfold and extending it down over the nose. This solution probably will not be to the liking of those that like OTN gags, but it is a practical solution to the discomfort problem of the traditional OTN gag.
I am not a big fan of the OTN gag, but I like them in certain situations.
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