Staying Safe: Safety Precautions For Your Fetish

Everyone has a little fetish for something. Even vanilla sometimes has a little spice in it from time to time, if you know what I mean. But some people turn up the heat when it comes to fetishes - and we’re not discriminating. As long as it’s being practiced safely and consensually, go full out with your fetish!

That said, there are some fetishes that need a little more tenderness, love, and care, especially when it comes to safety. So, let’s talk about some of the fetishes that will need extra precautions. Here are a few.

Temperature play

Temperature play is a fetish where you use objects and substances to play with heat and cold. This fetish is all about pain - and there are different levels of intensity, from low-risk pain to high-risk pain.

How to practice safe temperature play: Now, it may not sound dangerous at first, but you really need to make sure the temperatures are manageable for your skin. If not, you could be walking away with 3rd-degree burns.

Always have a safety kit with you when doing temperature play, and make sure all substances are free of flammable oils or fragrances - you want to walk away feeling stimulated, not injured.

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Electric stimulation

Electric stimulation is where you use electricity for stimulation - shocking, right? While we usually focus on new technology like teledildonics, this is a fetish that many people are into, so we needed to include this on the list.

People usually perform electric stimulation with a TENS unit, a violet Wand, or any other electrostimulation toy to get a jolt of electricity into their body.

How to practice safe electric stimulation: Like all fetishes, there is always a risk. You want to ensure you have a safety kit with you and that the device you’re using is suitable for electric stimulation. If not, you could get seriously electrocuted - and I don’t think that’s what you want.


Do you like being bitten? Or are you into giving a good bite to your partner? Well, this is called odaxelagnia. This fetish is when someone becomes sexually aroused from biting or being bitten.

While it seems like a harmless fetish, this can actually become a pretty dangerous one very quickly.

How to practice safe Odaxelagnia: Talk to your partner beforehand and make sure you both understand the boundaries. Also, have a safe word! This is a must. I recommend avoiding biting sensitive areas like the nipples - or if you do bite sensitive areas, be very aware of the potential injuries.


Piquerism is where someone seeks arousal by penetrating the body with a sharp object. The areas targeted are usually the breasts, groin, and buttocks. Of course, piquerism can range from low-risk penetration to high penetration.

How to practice safe piquerism: I’m not going to lie; piquerism is not safe. Any sharp objects being penetrated or used to cut the body can create severe injuries and be life-threatening.

When it comes to safety, ideally, not penetrating the body with a sharp object is recommended. If you are stimulated by cutting, always have a safety kit next to you, and avoid sensitive areas of the body.


Autassassinophilia is where someone gets sexually aroused through role-playing that one’s life is in danger.

For example, it could be role-playing that your partner is a robber who broke into your house or that they’re a stranger who kidnapped you off the street. Some of these scenarios can be pretty intense - but if it turns you on, it turns you on.

How to practice safe autassassinophilia: These scenarios could all be potentially dangerous, especially depending on the costumes and props you’re using to role-play.

Of course, whatever you choose to use during your role-play, make sure they are not real props. And always talk about the role-playing scenario with your partner to make sure everyone’s on the same page about expectations and the safe word.


Natasha Ivanovic

Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and author of her short stories on TheLonelySerb. She completed her first degree in Criminology and continued and finished her Masters in Investigative Psychology, but then decided to follow her true passion of writing.

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