Let’s start with what medical play is. Medical play is creating an S&M experience including anything having to do with the medical field. In the BDSM world we use “play” or session as the time we are engaging in out BDSM activities. Because these fetishes are medical based, they can cover a lot of different types of activities. Some of the types of things included are: casting (wearing casts), needle play, cuttings (scarification), doctor/nurse/patient role play, enema play, gyno exams, urethral sounding, speculum play (anal or vaginal), saline infusions, scalpel cuttings and suturing, branding (including cell popping, strike brands, and micro-branding), exam fetishes, medical outfits and gloves, and the list goes on and on. Quite more extensive than you may have thought huh?
I can only speak for myself and the people who I have seen for clients as well as the friends I have who enjoy medical play in discussing why I believe people have a medical fetish and why they love it. Let’s start with my personal feelings on the subject. I, Miss Erin Marie, have a fetish for many things medically related. A little throwback info, I used to hate going to the doctor and I used to be terrified of needles and shots. To the point I was the special kid who had to go separately to get the vaccines in school because they didn’t want to me get sick or to pass out. Funny how the tables have completely turned.
Medical play is some of the most extensive as well as invasive types of play that we can engage in in the BDSM community. This falls into what is considered edge play. I believe that from the time we are toddlers we can remember how professionals in the medical field are truly the epitome of who is in charge. In our western society, we have been taught that doctors know more than anyone, including our parents. Doctors have free reign of our entire bodies and are able to take control and do basically whatever they want with little or no resistance. We are intrinsically taught that they can be trusted as well as the comfort that they will always have our best interest at heart. That is a pretty powerful role to have in a person’s life.
When it comes down to it, when doing any form of medical play, you get to tap into what that control and power is like when you can have that intrinsic trust that humans so naturally have based on decades of conditioning. Medical play also is something that someone experiencing it really has to give up control and really has to trust in whomever is in control and in charge of the play. Most of the people I see are looking to take a break from their everyday; whatever may be going on in their life they are able to get an opportunity to stop, step back, and to escape for a period of time where they literally can choose to not have any control over what is going to happen to them.
Common Items In Medical Play
The most common item used in medical play is probably gloves. I stick to Nitrile (non-allergen) but love latex gloves, and my favorite are sterile surgical latex gloves. They are awesome, but expensive.
Some of the others include: hypodermic needles, syringes, scalpels, sutures, saline, sounds, stethoscopes, masks, gowns, lab coat, blood pressure cuffs, thermometers, speculums, enema kits, cautery pens. These are probably the most common. There are many more items but these are the ones that easily come to mind.
Other than sterile surgical gloves, my favorite is needles. I can do so many things with them and create all sorts of designs that I can keep myself busy for hours.
Erin Marie – Miss Erin Marie grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. She moved to Las Vegas right after high school in 2007 and then moved to Southern California in 2011. She has been a Professional Dominatrix since fall of 2010 and has been involved with the leather and BDSM community since March of 2008. Miss Erin Marie is available for live sessions in Las Vegas and Southern California. She also does travel and you can check her schedule on her website.
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