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Like many kink terms, it has taboo energy to it.
The Daily Dot interviewed two professional dominants who clued us in with unique considerations that arise when negotiating edge play scenes with their clients. Edge play can play with both of these things.
Edgeplay isn’t your grandmother’s bdsm scene
I consider edge play to be play that occurs at the edge of what one can bear. Edge play is ultimately defined by its practitioners, but there are some common topics that regularly appear. If it comes up later during session usually meaning a sub does something against or without asking for my consentthen I have to find a tactful way to protect myself depending on the circumstances.
Then again, BDSM is fundamentally dangerous in its own right.
Acknowledging that from the start is part of practicing risk-aware consensual kink RACK. In RACK, all parties know that play may be dangerous, but they are fully aware of the circumstances and are agreeing to them.
What is edge play? everything you need to know about the high-risk kink
In the same way that the only true wisdom is knowing we know nothing; the only true way to play safely in BDSM is to know that nothing is safe. Choking, fire play, rope bondage, gun play, etc.
That is why I practice risk aware consensual kink. A medical background, reading comprehension, and good communication skills are all ideal, as are practicing the specific skills required for your edge play scene. Domina Elle also suggests these best practices for edge play practitioners:.
That includes dominants, too. Most people say yes, but I use how they say yes as my gauge. I also ask most play partners that if one of us fucks up, if they feel comfortable talking about it after.
Technical skills, such as proper rope tying procedures or knife play techniquesare still important, and their necessity during particularly high-risk scenarios cannot be overstated. It can be just as rewarding as it can be devastating.
Give it the respect it deserves. Listen to your gut instincts.
So go ahead and explore your edge. Your edge can wait for you. Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation.
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