Kink Dictionary – Candle Wax
What is Candle Wax?
Candle Wax is a type of BDSM play that involves dripping hot wax onto a person’s skin for sexual gratification. The sensation of the hot wax can range from mild warmth to intense heat, depending on the type of candle wax used and the distance from which it is dripped. It is a popular form of sensation play, which involves using various stimuli to arouse and stimulate the senses, including touch, sound, taste, and smell.
How to Practice Candle Wax Play Safely
While candle wax can be an enjoyable and exciting form of BDSM play, it is important to practice it safely to avoid burns and other injuries. Here are some tips for safe candle wax play:
- Use specially made candles and waxes that are designed for safe use on skin. These candles typically have a lower melting point and are made from ingredients that are less likely to cause burns or skin irritation.
- Test the wax on a small area of skin before applying it to a larger area to ensure that it is not too hot or irritating.
- Keep a bowl of cool water nearby to quickly cool any hot wax that accidentally drips onto the skin.
- Avoid dripping wax on sensitive areas such as the face, genitals, and nipples.
- Communicate with your partner throughout the experience to ensure that they are comfortable and enjoying the sensation.
Types of Candle Wax
There are several types of candle wax that are commonly used for BDSM play:
- Paraffin Wax: This is the most commonly used type of wax for BDSM play. It has a low melting point and is relatively safe for use on skin.
- Soy Wax: This type of wax is made from soybeans and is a popular alternative to paraffin wax for those who prefer natural products.
- Beeswax: This type of wax is made from bees and has a higher melting point than paraffin wax. It is less commonly used for BDSM play but can provide a more intense sensation.
- Massage Candles: These candles are designed for sensual massage and contain ingredients such as shea butter and coconut oil that are safe for use on skin.
Benefits of Candle Wax Play
Candle wax play can provide several benefits for those who enjoy BDSM play:
- It can provide a unique and exciting sensation that is different from other forms of BDSM play.
- It can be a form of stress relief and relaxation for some people.
- It can be a way to explore trust and communication with a partner.
- It can be a way to explore power dynamics and dominance and submission in a safe and consensual way.