Does the idea of a spanking leave you cold? Are you uninterested in the latest bondage rope materials available? Given the emphasis placed on impact play and rope bondage, you might wonder if you’re all that kinky. But just because you don’t love some of the more common types of kinky play doesn’t mean there aren’t other options for you or your partner to explore.
Kink is what you make of it. Regardless of whether you’re in a power exchange relationship, you want to feel new (and possibly extreme) sensations, or you enjoy a little fear, you’ve got more options than bondage and impact play. Welcome to the world of sensation play. Enjoy sensation play by itself or make it part of your other kinky fun. You’re only limited by your imagination – and your limits.
Sensation and Kink
Sensation by itself isn’t necessarily kinky. The burn of desire between your legs. Sex is inherently sensual and good sexual energy creates sensations, hopefully all positive ones. Sensation play as a kink takes what you feel to another level, whether to a painful extreme or as part of power and control. For some people, the purpose isn’t to finish with sex, it’s simply to enjoy the sensations the play causes. Like everything else in BDSM and kink, there is no single right way to play with sensation and sensory deprivation. Here we’ll take a look at some of the options available.
Sometimes forgotten in the BDSM acronym is the “D” for discipline. Often seen in power exchange relationships (think top/bottom or Dominant/submissive), discipline takes a variety of forms. In sensual play, it’s most often used to see how much a bottom or submissive can handle.
- Don’t move while you’re tickled.
- Don’t twitch during this sharp, prickly sensation.
- Allow searing cold or heat to touch your skin.
- How long can you handle the sensation?
- How intense do you want it?
Of course, limits and safety should always be a priority. If a sensation hurts in a bad way or causes real fear of damage, play should stop.
The other side of showing discipline is having the power over a partner to determine what they feel and when. Like other forms of kinky play, a top or Dominant controls when, how, where, what kind, and how much sensation their partner may experience. When you have this kind of power over your partner, you decide how little they feel or how much. Is this moment about stretching limits or allowing your partner to relax?
Power over another person in kink isn’t something to be taken lightly or engaged in too soon. You need to know what your partner wants, enjoys, and is interested in. Before engaging in any kinky play it’s also extremely important to know each other’s limits and if there are any health concerns or potential triggers that must be avoided.
Loss of Control
If one side of sensation play is about power, the other side is about the loss of control. Being blindfolded or tied down (or told not to move) while your body is pricked, tickled, burned, or scratched can be the ultimate loss of control for some people. While the sensations may feel good on their own, Nashville TN escort sites the lack of control may be what really gets a person excited.
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For those who are into it, it’s the ultimate way to (attempt to) shut down your brain. All you can do is react, feel, and experience the sensation. Giving up this much control to a partner shouldn’t be done until you’ve communicated, built trust, and know each other fairly well. You don’t have to be soul mates, but you should know the other well enough to know what they like, hate, and will try at least once.