I got a comment on an old post asking about needle play, what type of needles? where can they go? does it hurt? risk of infection? what does it do for me? and tit skewering, why?
As usual i can only give my opinion from being on the recieving end of needle play and im not a medical expert!
I enjoy needle play, which came as a bit of a shock at first as i was so dead against them because whenever i have blood taken at the docs, even now, it makes me feel sick and faint (i have a couple of times passed out at the docs) so i didnt have a positive association with them.
But well progress and all that..
What types of needles?
We use hypodermic needles, the gauges (diameter) of these vary, higher the number the smaller the gauge, i think my Master uses ones in the 20 ish gauge range, truthfully i dont take much notice..thats his department!
Where can they go?
Pretty much anywhere on the body, for me personally for stimulation i like them on the tits (nipples) and the labia.
Does it hurt?
oh gosh this one of those 'how long is a piece of string' type questions, and i dont mean that to be flippant in any way. There is an initial sharpness when the needle pierces the skin, but i think on a measure of pain this is much less painful that when nipple clamps are initially applied.
Then it depends on where the needle is used, the gauge, and how the piercing is done, pushing just under the flesh hurts more than when he puts them in deeper.
Risk of infection?
Being sensible here applies, dont re-use the same needle, clean the area before and after (i admit we dont adhere to the cleaning before much)
What does it do for me?
oh well, i love the blood aspect of it, i find it a huge turn on when needles are used on my tits and the blood trickles down, especially when the needles are removed, at times..it gushes, i also find it erotic to watch him using the needles on me, its psychological as much as it is a physical sensation.
I love the endorphin rush of the needle first piercing the skin, its a very addictive sensation, and it can go from being a very pleasurable feeling to painful dependent on certain factors.
What the hell? lol
Tit skewering is using a larger sized needle (usually a spinal needle) to go through the whole tit, visually stunning in my mind, why? because pretty much the reasons i gave above..but perhaps mostly the visual impact.