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Strange Sex Saturday: Life on the Edge – Edgeplay

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Not to be confused with edging, the practice of bringing someone to the brink of orgasm without achieving climax, edgeplay is on the spectrum of the BDSM world.  It is known as R.A.C.K sex, or risk-aware consensual kink. In other words, the practices associated with edgeplay push one’s limits both psychologically and physiologically.

What is it

Edgeplay activities are vast and can vary quite drastically from person to person. As a general rule of thumb, edgeplay is best described as pushing someone to their own personal limits, or their “edge.” Another aspect to consider with edgeplay is the risk factor or danger levels involved with said practices. Sensual spanking, for example, would not be considered edgeplay. This is because the risk level of spanking is relatively low to practically non-existent. While there are potential risks involved, the participants do not partake in edgeplay with an underlying desire to come as close to death as humanly possible, nor do they wish to actually die. Rather it is the potential of danger that is titillating and enticing to them, not actual death itself.

Why people are turned on flirting with death

it is natural for human beings to be tempted into unknown territories. People’s fascinations with death have and always will exist. From being intrigued with true crime to young ladies falling in love with serial killers, we each have our own fascination will death in one way or another. Curiosity into the realm of the beyond is one thing that will eternally remain unknown. We are attracted to what we cannot have, what we cannot know, perceive, touch, see or smell. Perhaps one of the most common and ultimate taboos is that of this forbidden knowledge.

Common forms of edgeplay

One common edgy practice is one that involves bleeding. Whether it be by cutting, whipping lacerations or needle play (also called piercing play), drawing blood is considered an extreme kink because of the potential risks that come along with it. Another common practice that falls under this category is breath play. This is one of the more common forms because of the dangerous scenarios it opens doors to. Whether the asphyxiation is brought on manually via choking, or done with a plastic bag, belt, immersion in water, you name it, breath play can potentially lead to unconsciousness, brain damage and even death. Fire play is another practice that isn’t as often discussed as blood or breath play, but of course, still poses serious risks. This is not to be confused with wax play where hot candle wax is poured directly on the skin. Fire play incorporates actual fire into the mix and may cause significant burns, decreased sensation (if done on the genitals) as well as accidentally lighting your bed on fire.

Arguably the most dangerous form of sexual kink out there, edgeplay proudly claims this title because of its ability to push the limits of one’s own life. Despite the dangers involved, if done properly, consensually and sanely, the risks associated with edgeplay will be significantly decreased. If this practice is appealing to you, make sure to do your research beforehand. Talk to others who have been established within the scene and don’t be shy to ask questions! We will see you next week for more exploration into the stranger sides of sex.

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Understanding BDSM

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The world of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism)! It’s a complex and multifaceted topic that can be both thrilling and intimidating for those new to the scene.

**Understanding BDSM:**

BDSM is a consensual and negotiated form of sexual expression that involves a range of activities, including:

1. **Bondage:** Physical restraint using ropes, chains, or other materials.
2. **Discipline:** Punishment or correction through physical or emotional means.
3. **Dominance/Submission:** One person takes control, while the other submits to their desires.
4. **Sadism/Masochism:** One person derives pleasure from inflicting pain or humiliation, while the other derives pleasure from receiving it.

**Safety First:**

Before exploring BDSM, it’s essential to prioritize safety and consent:

1. **Consent:** Obtain explicit consent from all parties involved in any activity.
2. **Communication:** Discuss boundaries, desires, and limits with your partner(s) beforehand.
3. **Safe words:** Establish a safe word or signal to stop the activity if needed.
4. **Hygiene and cleanliness:** Practice good hygiene to prevent infection.

**Getting Started:**

If you’re new to BDSM, consider the following steps:

1. **Explore online resources:** Websites, forums, and social media groups can provide valuable information and connections with others.
2. **Read about different activities:** Learn about various BDSM practices, their implications, and potential risks.
3. **Find a community:** Attend local events, join online groups, or find a mentor to learn from experienced individuals.
4. **Start with soft play:** Begin with non-painful activities like role-playing, sensual massage, or bondage using rope toys.

**Activities for Novices:**

Some popular BDSM activities for beginners include:

1. **Flogging:** A form of impact play using a flogger (soft or hard).
2. **Rope bondage:** Tying someone up using rope or cordage.
3. **Sensory deprivation:** Using blindfolds, earplugs, or headphones to heighten sensory experience.
4. **Mummification:** Wrapping someone in cloth or tape for sensation play.

**Tips for Success:**

1. **Communicate openly:** Discuss your desires and boundaries with your partner(s).
2. **Start slow:** Gradually introduce new activities to ensure comfort and consent.
3. **Respect limits:** Never push someone beyond their comfort zone or violate their consent.
4. **Practice self-care:** Prioritize physical and emotional well-being after engaging in BDSM activities.

Remember that BDSM is a journey, and it’s essential to prioritize safety, communication, and consent above all else. If you’re interested in exploring BDSM further, take your time, be patient, and respect the boundaries of yourself and others.

 

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Balloon Fetish

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The fascination with balloons! It’s not uncommon for people to have unique preferences or attractions, and balloon-related arousal is one such phenomenon. While it’s not universally accepted, there are a few theories that might help explain why some people might be turned on by balloons:

1. **Textural stimulation**: The tactile sensation of balloons can be quite pleasurable for some individuals. The smooth, soft, and sometimes slightly rough texture of balloons can be a source of sensory pleasure. Some people might enjoy the feeling of running their fingers or hands over the balloon’s surface, or even popping the balloon to release the air and feel the sudden release of pressure.
2. **Visual appeal**: Balloons can be quite visually appealing, with their vibrant colors, shapes, and sizes. The way they move and float in the air can be mesmerizing, and some people might find the visual display stimulating. The sound of balloons popping or releasing air can also be a sensory trigger.
3. **Nostalgia and childhood associations**: For some people, balloons might evoke memories of childhood birthday parties, celebrations, or special events. The association with happy times and feelings of joy can create a sense of nostalgia and emotional connection to balloons.
4. **Sensory exploration**: Some individuals might be attracted to balloons due to their unique sensory properties. The way they respond to touch, pressure, and movement can create a sense of curiosity and exploration. This curiosity can translate into a sense of arousal or pleasure.
5. **Kinky or fetishistic interest**: In some cases, the attraction to balloons might be related to specific kinks or fetishes. For instance, some people might enjoy the feeling of being bound or restrained by balloons, while others might find the idea of inflating or deflating balloons as a form of erotic play appealing.
6. **Neurological factors**: Research suggests that human brains are wired to respond to certain stimuli, including textures, sounds, and visuals. Some people might have an innate predisposition to find certain sensory experiences pleasurable, including those associated with balloons.

It’s essential to remember that these theories are not universally accepted and are based on individual perspectives and experiences. It’s crucial to respect people’s individual preferences and boundaries when it comes to their sexual attractions.

In conclusion, while the reasons for being turned on by balloons might vary from person to person, it’s likely a combination of factors that contributes to this attraction. Ultimately, understanding and respecting individual preferences is essential for building a more inclusive and accepting society.

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Why people love lumbersexuals!

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The lumbersexual!

A lumbersexual is a colloquial term used to describe a type of urban, hipster, or fashion-conscious individual who adopts a rugged, outdoorsy aesthetic, often without actually engaging in the corresponding activities or having a genuine connection to the great outdoors.

The term “lumbersexual” was coined in 2014 by the website The Hairpin to describe the phenomenon of men (although it can also apply to women) who sported beards, flannel shirts, and other rustic attire, but were not necessarily outdoorsy or interested in traditional “lumberjack” activities like logging or forestry.

Common characteristics of lumbersexuals include:

1. A well-groomed beard or facial hair.
2. A preference for flannel shirts, trucker hats, and other clothing items commonly associated with outdoor activities.
3. A penchant for craft beer and artisanal coffee.
4. A love for indie music, vinyl records, and vintage clothing.
5. A strong sense of style and fashion awareness.

While lumbersexuals may not actually be involved in outdoor activities like hiking or camping, they often enjoy the aesthetic and cultural associations that come with this look. They may use the “lumberjack” style as a form of fashion expression or a way to connect with a perceived sense of rugged individualism.

It’s worth noting that the term “lumbersexual” has been criticized for being overly ironic and pretentious, as it often involves adopting a style without actually embracing the values and lifestyle associated with it. However, it remains a popular cultural phenomenon and a symbol of urban, hipster culture.

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