BDSM Education- Food Play Tips

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So you are interested in food play.  Here are some tips and ideas:  

Wash whatever food product is to be inserted or put the food item into a condom.

Why wash the food item or put it into a condom?  

If the food item has an oily outside, chances are it will irritate, sting or burn.  If you are wanting a burning sensation don't wash or put into a condom.

Well I know people that use peppermint oil, cinnamon oil or clove oil, etc.  Can't you use oil products in play?

Yes.  Cinnamon oil, menthol oil, etc. pop into mind, they are used specifically for the hot reaction/sensation.  Tip-You might want to use a q-tip to apply the oils.  Just be sure and test it on the sub's wrist to make sure they aren't allergic.  You can also test intensity by applying the oil or sauce on the sub's tongue and have them rate the intensity of the oil to them.  It won't be exact but it gives you a starting idea of what the reaction when used vaginally or anally might be.  Remember it can always be diluted if you still want to use it.  It can also be diluted (some use vegetable oil, others use water) if it irritates or is too intense.  Start out with twenty to one dilution with new oils and you can experiment down to five to one or less.  Keep in mind that nipples are also a great place for oils and items like tiger balm, ben gay, ice, etc.  Keep oils and food items away from eyes.  Be careful when using with a condom, latex or plastic product, since quite a few oils will breakdown the latex or plastic.

What makes something more intense?  

Using an item on broken skin (abrasion), open cuts, sensitive skin/membranes will make the sensation more intense.  You want to use extreme caution or avoid all together: Acetone based products, perfume, cologne, or alcohol.

Do I need to watch for anything when I choose a food to insert?  

Yes.  Stems can poke, scratch, cut, puncture, etc.  Look at the outside of a food that might be abrasive.  Try to determine if the item will easily break and become stuck inside an orifice.  Keep in mind sugar products enhance the chance of yeast infections.  Nitrite products can cause nasty infections so if you are going to use a salami it is wisest to put it in a condom.  Acidic items can burn.  Alcohol burns so think twice before that champagne bubble bath or enema.  Read the label, if it says keep away from eyes, mucous membranes, etc. use EXTREME caution if you choose to use this product.  Always watch for allergic reactions to any food item. 

Any difference between putting stuff in a vagina or anus?  

Yes.  The anus absorbs things into the blood stream rather quickly, so you need to avoid toxic products.  Stop and think about food items you might insert that might have adverse effects.  i.e., Sugar products, licorice, and food items containing aspartame to name a few.  If you can eat it you probably are okay, BUT read the label to make sure it isn't toxic.  Check to see if the food product can cause adverse effects when used with certain medications.  The vagina has its own ecosystem which can become unbalanced by insertion of: items, semen, douches, sugar products, intercourse, spermicides, etc.  Antibiotics and other medications can also cause vaginal infections.  The most common vaginal infections are Trichomoniasis, yeast and bacterial vaginosis.

Can the food be eaten after play?  

Well that is up to you.  I suggest you wash any foods thoroughly that have been in the vagina.  You may wish to peel the food items as well, it's up to you.  I know some that like to serve or eat foods that have been in their/someone's vagina.  Don't eat any food that has been up someone's anus, bacterial infections are no fun and can be dangerous.  

Here is a list of some of the many things people use:

Cinnamon oil- great on labia, hot sometimes burning sensation.  Recommend starting out with 2-8 drops on a butt plug until you find the perfect number of drops for your sub.
Peppermint oil- varied effects on nipples, labia usually a cool burning sensation.  
Peppermint candy (round, red and white striped)- used commonly in ass, causes a natural lubrication, gives mild to cool burn/tingle sensations to person that it is inserted in.  If one inserts their penis into the ass with the peppermint candy they get the sensations also.  Mild to intense on clit or in vagina.
Altoids- varied effects on nipples, labia usually a cool burning sensation, inserting into penis cool burning, or used with a blowjob produces a tingly sensation.  
TicTacs- varied effects on nipples, labia usually a cool burning sensation, inserting into penis cool burning, or used with a blowjob produces a tingly sensation.   
Cheyenne pepper- hot sometimes burning sensation.
Wintergreen oil- cooler burning sensation to genitals and nipples.  
Tabasco sauce- strong sensation on labia or when used as a lube for anal insertion.  Recommend starting out with 2-8 drops on a butt plug until you find the perfect number of drops for your sub.
Oriental oils tend to run hot and seem to increase instead of the normal decrease over time.  
Jalapeno pepper oil- tend to run hot.  
I have been told that olive oil can help counter oils that are too intense.  
Steak sauce and mustard has interesting effects on different body parts.
Toothpaste- seems to be quite popular.  Milder burning/hot sensation.  
Fluoride/Aluminum has been questioned in connection with Alzheimer's Disease.  Fluoride has also been questioned about it's toxicity.
Ben-gay, tiger balm, icy-hot, mineral oils, etc.- Intensity varies between products and application spots, nipples, labia, vagina, clit, penis, balls/testicles and anus seem to be popular places.  Water or ice seem to intensify the sensation.  Some Dom/me's will offer the sub to wait it out or to wash it off or use ice (evil!). 
Vick vapor rub seems to start out intense and fade in a few minutes. 
Ginger root- insertable that creates a burning sensation which will decrease quickly once you remove the ginger root.  Can be shaped for insertion into anus or vagina.  Smaller pieces for insertion into the tip of the penis (1/4" wide and at least an inch long).  A slice with a hole in the center can be placed over the clit.  Make sure you remove all the brown skin from the ginger root before using.  Don't use lube as that will block the ginger effect, use water.  
Ginger paste- commonly made by mixing ginger powered with water or lube. 
Used externally, anus, genitals and nipples are common areas. 
Ice cube or Popsicles-
Never use dry ice.  Watch for frost bite and hypothermia (blood vessels shrink in diameter decreasing the rate of heart).  Frost nip is temporary numbness, sometimes painful, once warmed up everything is fine--use your hand to re-warm the area.  Watch for the frozen item sticking to skin, remember the tongue to metal stories you have heard, you don't want to tear skin.  Certain health conditions can make ice play very dangerous, Raynaud's syndrome for example.  Penis shaped ice is common for insertion into vagina or anus.  Watch for jagged edges, smooth before inserting an ice object.  Very rare risk-an embolism occurring.  You might want your subbie to entertain you sucking on a popsicle then orally pleasuring you, some Dom/me's claim it is very euphoric.

Some Dom/me's use the following for highly intense play or for punishment.  Butt plug or tampon covered with tabasco sauce, insert in anus.  Some will also take a dildo or tampon and cover with tabasco sauce and insert vaginally.  Some Dom/me's do both at the same time.  Instead of tabasco you can try ben-gay, icy-hot, tiger balm or any of the oils.  Some want their subs to suffer longer periods of time and will rub the oil or sauce on their sub's genitals and all over a sanitary napkin and make them wear it.  For milder sensation use toothpaste instead of the oils or sauce.  

Other items for you to experiment with:

Pop Rocks in the tip of a cock is fun and exciting.  If you have intercourse with a female, just be aware infection can come from using the sugar product.  

Slim Jims, jerky and licorice whips make great edible whips or slapping implements.  
Licorice warnings--Certain medicines interact with licorice so be sure and check with your doctor before ingesting any licorice, the bad side effects/interaction list is very large.  Women should avoid licorice while pregnant.  Avoid licorice if you have an infection, peptic ulcer, diabetes, edema, high blood pressure, kidney disease, glaucoma, severe menstrual issues or history of strokes.  It is recommended that patients with cardiovascular or renal disease use licorice only under care of physician.  Patients prone to potassium deficiency are also advised not to use licorice.  Contraindications: cholestatic liver disorders, liver cirrhosis, hypertonia, hypokalemia, and severe kidney insufficiency.  Recommended to never use for more than 7 days in a row as the electrolyte balance can be affected.

Listerine PocketPaks (oral strips)- Some find it a cool burning sensation when used on their clit, nipples, balls/testicles.  Also can be inserted in: Vagina, ass, or tip of penis.  Affect wears off faster when wet.  Warning- FDA warns that aspartame can cause brain damage for those with advanced liver disease, certain genetic disease and in pregnant women because they can't effectively metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine.  Other things that have been said about aspartame: Aspartame can cause seizures, convulsions, infection susceptibility, joint pain, burning urination and other urination problems, memory loss, impotency and sexual problems, panic attacks, rapid heart beat, tachycardia, fluid retention, brain cancer, and the list goes on and on.

Insertables: Cucumbers, zucchini, Japanese eggplant, corn on the cob, carrots, bananas, summer squash, green beans, snow peas, cherries, grapes, celery, salami, sausage, hot dogs, and pickles.

Lubes: Tabasco sauce, any of the oils or sauces listed above as well as the tiger balm type creams/lotions.  

Be careful when putting things in your anus, avoid small items as they can be irretrievable (unless they are dissolvable).  If something does not come out, try sitting on the toilet and see if nature and gravity will help.  Don't try to bear down or force it, that will make things worse.  If you are in pain or it doesn't come out in 2-3 hours go to the emergency room, remember they have seen things far worse.  

Not to leave out penis insertion.  Penis can be inserted into:  Cantaloupe, squash, watermelon, and casaba melon to name a few.  Oh and pineapple rings, bagels or donuts can be fun.  I have heard of people scooping out the inside of a cucumber or similar item and warming it in the microwave for about 20 seconds before insertion. 

Tip-Think about warming food items or freezing food items and then using.  

For licking off:

Whip cream, ice cream toppings/sauce, yogurt, honey, chocolate sauce, brush able chocolate, cheese spreads and ice cream come to mind.    

Like having sex on the beach but hate the sand?  Well try spreading out a plastic table cloth sprinkling some Jell-O (not made) on the drop cloth.  For added fun you can add some flavored oil or flavored gel so the Jell-O will stick to body parts for licking off.

 

Plant play

I suggest you clean any plant to remove anything that might cause an infection.  Some people spray rubbing alcohol on the plants before using.  Remember people can be allergic to plants and on some people it takes a few days for the reaction to show up.  Plants like poison ivy or poison oak should not be used in play.  Blisters are no fun and take a long time to heal.   

Nettles are very popular in play.  Burning sensation that will wear off and generally has no long term effect.  
Cactus such as prickly pear should only be used if you are wanting days of discomfort.  The tiny spines imbed themselves into the body and you have to wait several days until they work their way out or become like a pimple to pop out.  
Aloe Vera very popular for soothing.  
Rose thorns.  If left on the stem, some use in flogging/caning.  Some will use the thorns and stick into body parts as they would acupuncture needles.  

As with anything, common sense and further risk assessment and more information gathered from a trusted medical doctor or disease control office should be done by you BEFORE you try any BDSM activity.

 

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