Seriously Strange Sex Saturday: Knife Play

Knife Play

Disclaimer:   This article is the sole opinion of the author and cited sources of information gathered from BDSM enthusiasts around the Web. The opinions contained in this article are solely that of the contributing author and should not be attributed to Talktome.com, it’s owners, employees or affiliates.  Talktome.com warns that no person should try any of the acts described in this article at home and Talktome.com is not responsible for any injury or death that may occur from any act described in this article.

This week’s Strange Sex Saturday is going to take a look at skin meeting steel. BDSM knife play is still considered one of the edgier activities. In actuality though, knife play is generally no riskier than shaving & many other forms of fantasy-play incorporated into a BDSM partnering. But of course, proper caution must be taken.


Most Common Concerns of Knife Play

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Most people consider knives as weapons and not sexual items. However, bondage, fire (candle wax) and electricity all share a very real risk from both permanent injury and death.

Veteran knife-play enthusiasts will often relay the notion- If you and a consenting partner are considering entering knife play into a kink scene, you first need to make sure your view of a knife is evolved.

For sexual purposes, a knife is not used as a weapon or cutting device that causes harm but instead views a knife as a tool (the same way a razor is a tool for shaving). A knife always demands respect through meticulous attention to detail whenever it’s present in a scene.


Understanding Knife Play

Understanding Knife Play

Knife play is different from medical-play.

During knife play the skin should never be cut. A minor scratch may be inevitable, however, if you are making your partner bleed from your knife play you have progressed passed knife play into what is called ‘medical play’ that requires an even greater set of precautions.

Knife play during a kink session can be used in a number of ways, physically or purely psychologically.

When intended as a physical tool -knife play is a form of sensation pay.

The knife is used to stimulate the skin and erogenous zones.

If you want to test if you would enjoy this form of sensation before bringing a knife into the bedroom,  or want an instrument that seems less severe- many people enjoy a Wartenberg Pinwheel (pictured below).

pinwheel knife play

Veteran knife play enthusiasts often describe scenarios that show a knife can be used psychologically to enforce control or instill a sense of fear. They are a powerful addition to some roleplay scenes and always require great caution and control by all parties involved.


Types of Knives Used In Knife Play

Types of Knives to use

For those that practice the act- Knife play requires a planning. This planning includes the choice of an appropriate knife for the scene.

The most common style used in knife play is a smooth fixed blade made from surgical stainless steel. These can be disinfected without degrading the blade. Stainless steel throwing knives are also said to be a popular choice because they do not have a handle to collect dirt and pathogens.


Skills of Play

 

The lead participant can often be seen holding a knife in a way that allows for manipulation with confidence. Same as shaving with a razor.  When turning the palm down, as in holding a pencil, the positioning also sees the sharp edge turned to about a 45-degree angle. Holding a knife this way enables the practitioner to apply even pressure rather opposed to the full cutting surface. The practicioner never pushes the blade, instead pulls it carefully in measured strokes across the skin. Again much like shaving with a razor.  Light strokes can begin to vary the cadence and pressure used as the scene progresses.

This is only the tip of the iceberg of the vast world of knife play. Those who enjoy this form of sexual expression practice and expand techniques while remembering to stay safe and use extreme caution.

We will see you next Saturday for some seriously strange loving.

Disclaimer:   This article is the sole opinion of the author and cited sources of information gathered from BDSM enthusiasts around the Web. The opinions contained in this article are solely that of the contributing author and should not be attributed to Talktome.com, it’s owners, employees or affiliates.  Talktome.com warns that no person should try any of the acts described in this article at home and Talktome.com is not responsible for any injury or death that may occur from any act described in this article.

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