A bondage device used in face sitting a box roughly 2'x2' in width and depth, and about 9"-12" high. It is hinged on one side about halfway up. A hole is cut into the opposite side for the sitee's neck, and one cut in the top for the sitee's face. Padlock latches and eyelets for other bondage toys are mounted on the remaining sides. The box is padded on top and inside.
Smotherbox (or smothering box) is a type of dungeon furniture similar to a queening stool. It may be used in face sitting, where a man or woman acting in a Dominant role sits upon the face of a person acting in a submissive role, to emphasise the superiority setting. This may include receiving oral sex from the submissive person.
A smother box has two openings in it. One is in a vertical side of the box for the neck of the person who has her/his head inside the smother box. The other is on top of the box to expose the face of the person who has their head in the box. The inside of a smother box is often padded to provide support for neck of the person in the box, and to prevent their head from moving. The padding may also muffle noises from outside of the box, thereby relaxing the one being sat upon and leaving more room in his/her mind for other senses
Usage The smother box is placed on a stable surface. The cover (top half of the smother box) is open while the submissive lays down on his back placing his head in the box. When the submissive is in position, the cover is closed. (The cover can have hinges or it can be a separate part.) Locks may be used to emphasise the submissive position of the person in the box.
A smother box may make face sitting more comfortable for both parties. For the sitter it gives a stable edge to sit upon. It also takes lots of weight away from the neck of the submissive. This may allow more prolonged sessions. Other people may dislike smother boxes if they wish for the full weight of the top or Dominant person to be felt by the bottom or submissive person.
Smother box can be used in breath control play. Even if smother boxes are usually not made airtight by purpose, the only opening for breathing is the one in the middle of the seat. The sitter can thus prevent the one being sat on from breathing by covering the opening with his/her body. Breath control is a potentially dangerous sexual activity.
A smother box gives face sitting a more dramatic aspect. Smother boxes are usually custom made pieces of furniture that may have a special significance for their users. They are often made out of precious woods, with leather used for the seat. Many custom smother boxes are done in baroque style and may look very dignified. Smotherboxes are available commercially from makers of dungeon furniture.
Similar devices Smother boxes are not to be confused with similar furniture used in human toilet play. While it is possible to use a smother box in such an act, the top deck of furniture designed for that cause is usually higher. This makes distance from the sub missives face to the dominant person longer. Body parts of human toilet furniture users may not even touch, while in case of smother boxes such physical connection is a requisite. Human toilet furniture often also has a different look. They may be equipped with a standard toilet seat, as a psychological hint for the intended use.