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Medical Play

What is Medical Play?

Medical Play is a type of BDSM play that involves medical scenarios, equipment, or uniforms. It can be a form of role play where one partner acts as a doctor or medical professional and the other as a patient. The scenarios can range from routine check-ups to more invasive procedures, sometimes with a non-consensual element.

The Psychology Behind Medical Play

Medical Play can be a way for people to explore power dynamics in a safe and consensual way. The dominant partner may take on the role of a doctor or medical professional, while the submissive partner takes on the role of the patient. This can create a sense of vulnerability and trust between partners.

For some people, Medical Play can also be a way to explore their own fears or anxieties surrounding medical procedures. By taking control of the situation and turning it into a sexual experience, they may be able to overcome these fears.

Types of Medical Play

Medical Play can involve a wide range of scenarios and activities. Some of the most common types of Medical Play include:

  • Examinations – This can involve routine check-ups or more invasive procedures such as rectal or genital exams.
  • Needle Play – This involves the use of needles for piercing or injecting fluids into the body.
  • Electro Play – This involves the use of electrical stimulation on the body using medical equipment such as a TENS unit.
  • Enema Play – This involves the use of enemas for cleaning or sexual stimulation.
  • Medical Restraints – This involves the use of medical restraints such as straitjackets or medical beds.

Consent and Safety

As with any BDSM activity, consent and safety are extremely important in Medical Play. It is important for all partners to discuss their boundaries and establish a safe word before engaging in any Medical Play activities.

It is also important to use sterile equipment and to have a basic knowledge of medical procedures to avoid injury or infection. Partners should also have a plan in place in case of an emergency.


Medical Play can be a fun and exciting way for couples to explore power dynamics and push their boundaries. However, it is important to always prioritize consent and safety to avoid injury or trauma.

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