Blood play

Blood plays are painful practices in BDSM, the basis of which is the violation of the integrity of the skin for the appearance of blood. First of all, these are games with knives (scarification by scratching or scarring) and vampiring. In blood play, the symbolism of maximum submission is important.  Although it is the pain practice, but it is psychological factors that come to the fore here: the penetration "inside" the partner and blood drinking, which symbolizes complete ownership of the bottom and a high degree of trust and intimacy. Blood play can also be part of the medfetish. Among the blood play can be play-piercing, hanging on hooks, and other similar practices - although in them pleasure is based primarily on pain, and the appearance of blood is usually secondary.

 

 

 

Scratching the body with a knife or other sharp tool. Scratching is often combined with other types of games, for example vampiring: the blood that is excreted can be licked. When carrying out this procedure, a pattern of scratches, inscriptions, and so on is usually created.

 

Scarification - cutting the skin. Scarification for the purposes of blood games is usually done without leaving noticeable permanent scars and incisions are superficial. This is the most dangerous practice among the games with blood, which requires good possession of the technique of cutting. Scars can also create an image.

 

Vampiring. Actually, blood drinking. Vampiring does not have a special technology; blood is extracted by the above variants of scarification. Entering into a vein is not done for vampiring! In addition to scarification, other methods are also used to extract blood: for example, diabetic lancets can be used. There are more complex options, in particular, hijam. The method of extracting blood using vacuum - hijjam, appeared as a medical procedure, but is also used by blood lovers from among the subject members.  The essence consists in setting up vacuum cans (canks with pumps are used currently), cutting the skin after removing the cans and re-setting those cans. At the same time, a sufficient amount of blood can be extracted, which is used later for drinking. Usually a small amount of blood is extracted - no more than 100 milliliters. There are special "vampire gloves" and claws for scratching, allowing to create a special atmosphere of the action.

 

Other variants of blood plays. There are other versions of blood games that can be used in BDSM, besides those described - quite common, for example, is the use of medical leeches.

 

Safety in blood play.  Blood play require knowledge and strict observance of aseptics rules, and the ability to provide first aid. In addition, it is necessary to have information about the bottom's state of health, presence of contraindications, the level of blood coagulability and other factors. All manipulations are performed in sterile gloves, mostly by disposable tools. When using reusable tools , they must be sterilized before each use. Skin is treated with disinfectants before the action (for example, betadine and medical alcohol). After the action is skin also treated (for example, with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, then neosporin), the wound is covered with a gauze cloth. It is convenient to apply special surgical labels (tegaderm). It is mandatory to have a first aid kit with hemostatics, cardiac and anti-shock drugs. Listed precautions are set out in the most general form; description of specific requirements is the subject of a separate article.