Needle play is a BDSM practice that involves using thin needles to pierce the skin. Those who have a fetish for needles are particularly interested in this activity. These individuals derive pleasure, excitement and sexual gratification from practices such as needle play, medical injections, and body piercing. During a BDSM session, incorporating play piercing can result in a release of endorphins that can last for hours which may trigger an orgasm in some individuals.

The Sensual Art of Play Piercing

In the BDSM community, play piercing or body piercing involves temporarily inserting needles through the skin so that both the entry and exit points are visible. This differs from medical procedures such as vaccinations or injections, where the needle is inserted through the skin and muscle to deliver substances directly into the bloodstream. Play piercing is solely for the purpose of sensory stimulation, combining both pain and pleasure. Once the needle play session is finished, all needles are removed from the skin, allowing the wounds to heal.

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Needle Play Equipment

If you have an interest in experiencing needle play fetish, I strongly recommend seeking out a professional medical mistress. Engaging in this extreme form of BDSM, should only be done under the supervision of an experienced and qualified individual.

Body piercing can be accomplished with various needle types like hypodermic, acupuncture, and suturing. Hypodermic needles are primarily utilised for injections and blood collection, whereas acupuncture needles are employed in Chinese medicine, by natural healers and physiotherapists. Suturing needles, on the other hand, are commonly used for stitching wounds.

The most frequently used needles for needle play are hypodermic needles, which feature a pointed, tapered end, allowing for effortless puncture through the skin. These sterile needles come in various lengths and gauges.

needle play fetishism for beginnerThe following are the specifications for different needles:

  • Brown: 26G needle with a diameter of 1/2 inch (0.45 mm) and a length of 12 mm
  • Orange: 25G needle with a diameter of 5/8 inch (0.5 mm) and a length of 16 mm
  • Black: 22G needle with a diameter of 1 1/4 inch (0.7 mm) and a length of 30 mm
  • Green: 21G needle with a diameter of 1 1/2 inch (0.8 mm) and a length of 40 mm
  • Yellow: 20G needle with a diameter of 1 1/2 inch (0.9 mm) and a length of 40 mm
  • Cream: 19G needle with a diameter of 1 1/2 inch (1.1 mm) and a length of 40 mm

Hypodermic needles for body piercing are available for purchase in boxes of 100 on the internet. In the UK, no prescription is required for their purchase.

The Role of Endorphins in Needle Play

During a needle play session, the skin is pierced, which sends a signal from the nerve endings to the brain. The body's natural response to pain or injury is to release endorphins, which help manage the pain. Endorphins are released during exercise, sex, and injury. These neurotransmitters, also called endogenous opioids, act on opiate receptors to reduce pain and produce pleasurable feelings. Adrenaline is another hormone that is released during play piercing, and some individuals enjoy the rush of adrenaline similar to those who enjoy extreme sports.

There are other kinks and fetishes that trigger the release of endorphins and adrenaline, such as impact play, CBT, corporal punishment, flogging, and electro play, among others.

The Intriguing History of Play Piercing

Since 1885, humans have been intentionally puncturing their skin with needles and other sharp objects. Local newspapers have documented numerous exhibitions where men would pierce various areas of their bodies as part of a sideshow. One article, for instance, featured a young man named Frank De Leon, also known as "The Human Pin Cushion," who reportedly pierced his breast with 500 pins and needles without experiencing any pain. Over time, more individuals have been reported to perform similar, astounding acts of body piercing.

Risks with Body Piercing in BDSM

Blood borne illnesses such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C can present a significant risk during needle play. This is due to the fact that when needles penetrate through the skin, blood can accumulate at the entry point and potentially be transmitted to another person through an open wound. Disease may also be transmitted by way of contaminated equipment and an unhygienic play space.

While the needles used in needle play are thin and don't cause long-lasting puncture wounds, individuals who participate in this activity may still experience scarring. The scarring can occur as the puncture wound heals and a small scab forms in its place.

Needle play is a BDSM activity that requires a high level of expertise and should only be carried out by professionals who specialise in this kink. Medical fetish mistresses or dominatrixes with experience in needle play are recommended. Usually, professionals have access to a medical studio or fully equipped dungeon. Sterile needles, disposable gloves, and proper aftercare protocols are common practices during these sessions.

Needle Play for Beginners

If you're new to needle piercing, it's best to take it slow. It's important to note that some people may have a negative reaction to needle punctures, leading to mild shock. Signs of this include pale skin, cold sweat, nausea, vomiting, shaking, confusion, and fainting.

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