Wax play is wonderful! It gives the opportunity to turn your sub or bottom into your personal canvas and form them into a work of art. Through out the span of a few posts, I will be giving you the lowdown on wax play and hopefully others will chime in with their personal experience and advice.
Your tools of choice:
There are several types of candles out there, but the safest to start off with is paraffin. According to a post by Norische on The Iron Gate, here are the other candle types and their melting points:
- Paraffin 120 – 145 degrees
- Low temp wax 120 – 125 degrees
- Standard jar candles 125 – 135 degrees
- Standard pillar candles 135 – 140 degrees
- Bee’s wax candles 140 – 155 degrees
- Oil based candles 165 – 190 degrees
- Gel jar candles 165 – 180 degrees
As mentioned above, paraffin’s melting point is at a safe range for beginners to start off with. Keep in mind that you’ll want to start off with a colorless wax just so you and your sub or bottom knows what it feels like. I’ll discuss this more in the next post in the series.
Colored waxes can increase the temperature of the wax slightly, especially if the wax is colored with paint and not dye. If you’d like to add some color and stay on the safe side, I’ve read that melting crayons with plain wax will do the job just fine and you can achieve this by using a crockpot.
Stay away from:
- Scented candles - Save your expensive Yankee Candles to put around your room to enjoy in other ways.
- Gel candles
- Metallic colored candles
- Wicks that are not string (cotton is normally used, I believe)
- Anything made from animal fat
- Painted candles
If you’re ever unsure of a candle’s make up, play it safe and don’t use it. You’re better off spending some money on candles that will make your experience pleasurable and not downright painful. There are plenty of adult sites (Edensfantasy, LoveHoney, etc.) that sells candles for sensation play and wax play, just be sure to read reviews before you purchase.
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