A submissive wearing a zentai and a full-faced leather bondage hood or "gimp mask" that features a ring attachment at the nose and barely visible nostril openings.

A bondage hood (also called a gimp mask or bondage mask) is a fetishistic hood.[1][2] It may be made from rubber, latex, PVC, spandex, darlexx or leather. Full-faced hoods are typically used for the practice of head bondage, and to restrain and objectify the wearer through depersonalization,[3] disorientation and/or sensory deprivation.[2]

The use of bondage hoods can be hazardous if breathing is impeded.[2]

Bondage hoods are frequently referenced in popular culture,[4] most notably in the film Pulp Fiction.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Taormino, Tristan (2012), 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM, Cleis Press, ISBN 9781573449403, in the section "Hoods"
  2. ^ a b c Wiseman, Jay (1996), SM 101: A Realistic Introduction, Greenery Press, pp. 154 and 155, ISBN 9780963976383
  3. ^ Love, Brenda; Perry, Michael (1994). The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices. Barricade Books. pp. 41. ISBN 9781569800119.
  4. ^ Nicholson, Amy (2014-02-27). "Brad Pitt Wears a Gimp Mask and Kisses a Dolphin in His Lost Film Debut". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  5. ^ "'Bring Out The Gimp': The Man Behind The Mask In 'Pulp Fiction'". NPR. Retrieved 2016-07-15.