BDSM Education- Mummification with Saran/Cling Wrap

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Saran/Cling Wrap has gained popularity over the years for use in mummification.  You can use clear or colored wrap for more artistic designs.  Some also like using the vinyl pallet wrap, remember you don't need anything thicker than 20 gauge.  Some like saran/cling wrap mummification for sensory deprivation, others like saran/cling wrap to struggle against to see if they can escape (fun in prisoner/captive scenes), others like saran/cling wrap so they become the center piece of a buffet table and others like to wear saran/cling wrap as an outfit.  Coban self-adherent wrap (see our first aid page) that is 6 inches wide and Vetrap that is 4 inches wide has gained some popularity but be aware some brands contain latex.  The ideas and uses are plentiful.  This article is to give you the basics not going into catheters, temperature tubing and more advanced mummification.

Safety 

~Make sure they are not claustrophobic.
~Have safety/paramedic shears within reach.  
~Make sure nose and mouth aren't block so that airway passage is not cut off. 
LARGE holes are recommended.  Dead subbies are not the goal and suffocation can occur fairly easy.  A snorkel can be used if you are wrapping their head.  Some use straws for breathing, be aware that straws will restrict breathing and can damage nasal passageways.  Best to use a tube at least an inch wide.  You might want to avoid head wrapping with saran wrap to assure safety.  Some will use a hood instead, but use safety with them as well.
~Prevent dehydration due to sweating,
GIVE THEM WATER or Gatorade (or similar electrolyte replacement drink). 
~Watch for circulation problems.
~Massaging through the wrap will help keep circulation going.
~Beware some of the wraps sold have a sticky/gluey substance on one side, you should check for allergies before using these.
~Keep the person you are wrapping supported.  You can do this a number of ways: Only wrap down to their thighs/knees and then have them lie down, then finish wrapping them.  Only wrap down to their knees then wrap them to a column or cross.  Some like to wrap them within a frame and do a bit of rocking them back and forth.  Caution is needed in the rocking to make sure you have used enough wrap to not break or stretch too much that the sub falls.
~Have towels ready to place over them as you remove the wrap.  This helps in the temperature adjustment and for drying them.
~ Leave top of head or toes and/or feet exposed to help prevent the body over heating. 
~ Placing cotton balls or other padding between knees, ankles and under wrists will help with unwanted pain from being bound.
~Check with sub to see if they have any injuries.  Any open wounds put on a Band-Aid.
~NEVER leave the sub alone and NEVER leave the sub unsecured on a table (unless you are close enough to prevent them from rolling).  One rolling movement from them and they are on the floor and most likely injured from the fall.  But you can play with their mind letting them think you have left, but watch for panic attacks and other reactions.
~Have some sort of safe word, grunt or movement to indicate a problem.

Tips- If they have long hair have them secure it out of the way remembering that they will most likely be laying flat so they don't want a ponytail in back creating a knot to lay on.  Also use caution when cutting the saran wrap off, they don't want a new hair cut.
~Have them use the restroom BEFORE you start wrapping them unless of course you are wanting them to urinate while in mummification.  Adult diaper might be an idea.  
~You should check the material safety data sheet on non food wraps.  Some wraps have been known to have toxic chemicals or harmful compounds.
~Powder the sub just like you would for latex or rubber wear.  They will be more comfortable.
WARNING: Talc powder has been linked to cervical cancer in women.  FDA states that cornstarch reduces the skins natural moisture and oils and can cause dryness or cracking which can allow infectious agents, chemicals etc. to penetrate the body.  Some medical studies have shown that ADP cornstarch used in latex gloves could be a potential route of exposure to latex protein allergens (latex allergy).
Ideas- Baking soda, arrowroot powder (which looks and feels like cornstarch), fuller's earth or rice powder, any one of these should do the trick.
Bath powder recipe (if you want a scented powder)- 1 cup arrowroot powder 1/4 tsp essential oil.  Mix till thoroughly blended.  You may want to sift it to break up any clumps.  
Dusting powder recipe (if you want a scented powder)- 2 cups arrowroot, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2-1 tsp fragrance.  Mix till thoroughly blended.  You may want to sift it to break up any clumps.  

Mummification is not a quick time activity.  Plan on at least 30 minutes or more to wrap them and then an hour or longer to leave them wrapped and at least 15 minutes to cut them free.  Remember don't rush.  Tip-A novice might only be able to handle 15 minutes of mummification.  

Make sure you have enough wrap.  100 yards/4 or 5 rolls is a good starting point.  Be sure and explain to the sub that they will become disoriented and to resist the temptation to try to make themselves upright if they feel like they are falling.

Some folks swear by total darkness, others don't.  Placing cotton balls over the eyes will work for darkness as well as build up the eye area to make even with nose.  This helps prevent the bridge of the nose pain.  You can also add duct tape over eye area after you finish wrapping for darkness.  Of course if they wear glasses or contacts REMOVE them first.

Some people like ear plugs or headphones to cut the sound off.  Be aware that they won't be able to hear you.

When wrapping placing cotton balls where you would like to cut out later is very useful- nipples, genital area, etc.  The cotton balls will keep that sharp knife point from sticking into the sub.  I have seen some folks use a paper clip or skewer instead of a knife to get an opening.  Remember you can always cut holes for access to specific areas for other activities on your mummified toy.  Clothespins, clips, cupping, vibrators and wax pop to mind.  But remember fire and electrical doesn't do well with wrap, it melts or catches on fire pretty easy.  Remember some pallet wraps are made from petroleum-based resins.  Keep in mind that a jerking response could pull a muscle or cause pain.  It is advisable to know your sub's reactions before using some toys.

Duct or gaffa tape is great to make a frame around what you wish to cut out so the wrap doesn't tear or come lose.  Some use duct tape over saran wrap to make things tighter/have more pressure.  You can find it in black as well as the standard silver color.  Unless you are wanting to rip the hairs off the subs body it is best not to use the tape directly on their skin. 

Wrapping  

Wrap should be tight but not so tight as to cut off circulation.  Overlapping the wrap will help prevent slipping.

There are two ways of wrapping:

First is to wrap each body part separately, then start with the shoulders.  This keeps legs and arms away from the skin of the body as well as prevents movement of the body part.  Doing each body part separately is useful for those wishing to wear the wrap as an outfit also.  

Second is not to wrap each part separately and start at the shoulders. 

Start near the shoulders and begin wrapping and smoothing as you descend slowly.  It's advisable to have the sub take in a deep breath when you are doing their chest area, this gives them the maximum breathing room possible.  Giving extra slack in the chest area is a wise thing to do.  Tip-Take a CPR course.  Have them place their arms at their sides with their hands toward the front of their legs to prevent getting crushed when they are placed horizontally.  Of course you could have their fingers at their crotch area allowing some genital touching.

For going over shoulders you want to do a twist with the wrap about mid back and up over the shoulder.  Do the same in the front at lower chest and back up over.  Do a twist with the wrap and go back to wrapping around but making sure to go over the twist area to secure it.  You can do the same twist with the saran wrap to add support under breasts. 

Some artistic folks like to include chasing tube lights within their wrap.  Great for a Christmas party decoration!  Let your imagination come up with some very artistic things.

When removing the wrap go slow.  Pull the saran wrap away from the skin, place your own hand under the wrap and cut above your hand so you don't cut the sub.  Cover the exposed area with a towel immediately to help avoid sending the sub into shock from the rapid temperature change.  The towel will help absorb the sweat the wrap has produced.  You may want to wrap the sub with a blanket.  Don't expect your sub to be mobile right away.  When they are ready to get up you may want to assist them.  Some subs enjoy being held, being made love to, etc.  remember aftercare.

 

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