BDSM Health Issues

Newcomers starting out exploring their alternative sexualities often overlook basic bdsm safety and health concerns, that would be simple common sense for more experienced practioners. The consequence is that even much lighter play or experiments performed by bdsm beginners are often in fact more dangerous than more advanced practices by experienced lifestylers. The health issues concern the potential of unhygienic play as well as the possibility for emotional or physical damage to one or both parties.

Health Precautions and Risks

Keeping Your Play Safe and Clean

Newcomers starting out exploring their alternative sexualities often overlook basic bdsm safety and health concerns, that would be simple common sense for more experienced practioners. The consequence is that even much lighter play or experiments performed by bdsm beginners are often in fact more dangerous than more advanced practices by experienced lifestylers. The health issues concern the potential of unhygienic play as well as the possibility for emotional or physical damage to one or both parties.Hygiejne and safety should be main concerns for everyone involved with BDSM, as failing to follow simple rules can lead to alot of the same diseases as ordinary sexual encounters do. Firstly, any and all toys used for play should be cleaned and when possible sterilised before usage. Never use the same toys with different people without thoroughly ensuring it is clean and sterile in between. This is not solely necessary for toys used for penetration of various forms, but indeed for bdsm toys used externally as well. The reason simply is that the body fluids from one person can be transported via the toy to another person and as such transmit troublesome diseases or infectious bacteria as well.

Don’t forget that a pleasant exploration of desires can turn into a nightmare of health problems easily if you ignore the basic health concerns that may arise.

Necessary health accessories for BDSM sessions:
– Sterile Wipes
– Disinfection Liquid/Spray
– Sharps Container for safe disposal
– Arnika or similar homeopathic tablets
– Scissors for quick cutting of ropes/tape

Looking at the risk of accidents and unforeseen emotional distress. Even a simple little bondage session in the bedroom has the potential of escalating into a troublesome experience. Obviously trying out more advanced practices or harder play comes with the potential of bigger problems arising as well. This is not to suggest you should refrain from trying it, to the contrary following your mutual desires are generally advisable. However you should consider the situation a bit in advance and make preparations to keep it a positive experience for both parties.

Avoiding Physical or Emotional Damage

Keeping it a positive experience


First and foremost ensure that what you are about to engage in is actually the desire of both parties in the play. Do not pressure your partner into trying out things he or she isn’t entirely comfortable with.

Secondly, put in place a safeword that stops the play immediately if the submissive part in the play has had enough or is in actual distress. Regardless of your own interpretation of the situation a safeword should never under any circumstances be ignored. Stop the play instantly when a safeword is used, even if you fail to see the reason for it.

Thirdly, never leave your partner alone whilst restrained or otherwise unable to communicate with you. It may seem tempting in theory to leave the room to add to the distress or similar, but you have the responsibility for the other person at all times during a situation like that and as such you need to be fully aware and in their presence. Failing to do so can have dire consequences if for whatever reason the submissive has an emergency but is unable to communicate it.

Before engaging in any form of play have a thorough talk about any and all health related issues the submissive may have. Does he or she have asthma for instance? The time to find out is not whilst they’re restrained in advanced bondage with no inhaler readily available. Do they have any kind of heart or circulation problems? You do not wish to make the discovery whilst using electric toys or by cutting off circulation by bondage techniques that would otherwise work nicely on people with perfect circulation.

Take your time and be open with each other about any potential health concerns that might arise. It may seem like a tedious place to start, but it is most definitely a worthwhile exercise as it removes a lot of potential dangers and help build trust between you as bdsm partners.

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