Wax Play

Discover everything about wax play

Getting kinky with candles

Many kinky people and BDSM fans love a bit of wax play, a method of sensation play that involves dripping hot wax onto someone's body from a lit candle. There are many types of candles to use for this kind of play, and there are many things to be turned off by a part from that erotic burning sensation. It's easy enough to get going with: all you need is a candle, a partner and a bit of time!

Wax play safety considerations

There are some things to bear in mind when it comes to the safety of wax play. Firstly, make sure you're using the right kind of candles; the best is cheap, plain white, unscented paraffin wax, as that has the right kind of melting point.

You can also control the heat by paying attention to how you hold the candle and from what sort of height the wax is dripping. Experiment with different positions and different bodily locations to figure out what you enjoy the most and remember, never leave a lit candle unattended.

What are the different types of wax play candles?

Colours, scents and other additives all make wax play more intense, which can also mean it's riskier. Beeswax has a higher melting point than paraffin, making it much hotter and a little too much for most subs to handle. Gel candles get very hot indeed and quickly reset to jelly plastic on your skin, and are absolutely never ever safe to use in this way. Another option is to use soy candles, that have a slightly lower melting point than paraffin and a lower risk of seriously burning the skin.

Where to find candles for wax play

Most sex shops will sell candles especially made for wax play a lower melting point for less risk of burning, for example soy wax. The idea is to get a nice redness with a little puff in the skin from the hot wax, but not seriously injure anyone.

Threads and discussions that include: Wax Play

  • Wax play?

    I've recently been doing some wax play mostly with a friend but occasionally I'll just drip some on myself as well ( not as fun) my question I guess is Who else is into it? And what's your preferenc ...
  • Wax play

    I need your 2 cents about wax play. My girlfriend and I have the first wax play scene under our belts and it went great, But it was only about 50 drops of wax. I need all the advice You can give to me ...
  • Wax Play and Ice Play

    Afternoon. I am currently researching Wax Play and Ice Play. I have found a wealth of info about Wax Play and Ice Play as two seperate kinks, but none for them as one kink together. I am wanting ...
  • Members looking for: Wax Play

    Similar to Wax Play

    When you're wearing a blindfold, you have no sure way of knowing what your partner is going to do next. You're entirely at their mercy, and you're forced to rely on your other senses to figure out what's happening to you or what you can expect. When it's your partner who's wearing the blindfold, there's a rush of control and dominance that's difficult to resist. You've got them right where you want them, and, within their pre-agreed limits, you can have your way with them however you like. Plenty of sex shops can provide you with specialised blindfolds for blindfold games, but if you're still only experimenting with soft bondage, try a sleep mask or a silk scarf for starters; either can give you a fascinating insight.
    Control is sexy, and if you're into domination it can be the sexiest kink of all. For some kinksters, D/s is a lifestyle - but for many people it's simply something fun to play around with in the bedroom, and we're fully supportive of both of those fetish preferences. If dominance is your thing and you consider yourself a dom or a domme, it's vital that you develop an understanding of safewords, negotiations and enthusiastic consent. Once you and your partners are both on the same page, though, the sky's the limit. Fetish.com's magazine prides itself on its wide range of articles on the subject, so if you're looking for some inspiration you might want to head over there and do some reading up.
    It's not uncommon - especially in the kinky world - for someone to process pain as pleasure, and to crave sensations a little rougher and more intensive than are usually considered the norm. These people are often called 'masochists', and while it's important to remember that the word isn't synonymous with 'submissive' (not all masochists enjoy psychological submission, and not all subs are particularly interested in physical pain!) the two often go hand in hand and each category has traits in common with the other. Masochists are the opposite number to sadists, who enjoy inflicting consensual physical pain just as much as their masochistic partners enjoy receiving it.