Types Of Play 7: Wax Play
Author: Raven Shadowborne © 1998
|This is one of the most
common forms of kinky sexual acitivity. Many people who consider themselves
outside of any kinky lifestyle, indulge in wax play. Some tips for safely
playing with wax are below. Please read carefully and play
safe, with wax play, you are playing with fire!
Always use parrafin wax, it melts at a lower temperature
than other waxes. Parafin wax is used in most standard candles sold
in just about any store. Those white safety candles you see in the stores
are made of parrafin. This wax can also be bought in crafting and hobby
shops, in small blocks for melting. NEVER use beeswax, it melts far
too hot! It is a good idea not to
use colored candles, especially not the metallic ones. Candles that
are metallic in color, many times contain shards of actual metals, which
can cause them to melt at a much higher temperature and even have some
areas of higher temperature and some of lower within the wax drips themselves.
Scented candles are also to be avoided, they will melt at a higher temperature
as well. Wax can burn the skin and lead to permanent scarring, always
test it on the back of your own hand before applying it to your partner.
It is a good idea to apply massage oil to the skin you
are going to apply the wax to. Do not use baby oil, as it will heat
up and possibly burn the skin. This layer of oil on the skin helps make
removing the wax easier, especially if the area has a lot of hair. Also,
you may wish to shave the area first to prevent ripping out the hair
upon removal of the wax.(unless of course this is a desired affect..<g>)
A flea comb is a good way of removing wax from hair as is a razor, should
this be a desired activity. Do not apply wax to the face or genitals.
A drop cloth is a very good idea to use beneath the submissive
to catch any drops of wax that miss the intended target. A plastic coated
fabric shower curtain makes a good drop cloth as the wax cleans up easily.
Be sure to remove all the wax from the drop cloth before laundering
it in your washing machine. Wax will clog and therefor break the washer.
If you get wax on the carpet, a warm iron, through a towel or wax paper,
will lift the wax out of the carpet. Be careful of using dark wax on
carpets as it may stain.
A fire extinguisher in case the candle falls, or somehow
ignites something nearby. A steady table to set the candle on, preferablly
in a holder while not in use. Ice and cold water, to quickly bring down
the temperature of the skin should a too hot application of wax mistakenly
be applied. Towels to wipe up the water. Aloe or other burn cream to
soothe the skin in case of a burn. Bandages are a good idea as well.
FUN THINGS TO TRY:
Melt the parrafin wax in a small fondue pot or potpourri
pot. Add a crayola crayon to the pot. This will add some color to the
wax. Be aware that heavily colored wax can stain the skin for a few
days. When you have a sufficient amount of melted wax in the colors
you desire, use a paintbrush to apply it to your parnter in patterns.
These pots should have an adjustable temperature gauge and the wax should
be melted on LOW. Again, test the temperature of the wax on your hand