The Joys of Wax Play and How to Do it Safely offers a wide range of candles that are popular with customers for aromatherapy, creating a romantic mood, and enhancing massages. However, some of our customers enjoy our candles for wax play. For those not familiar with this titillating activity, wax play is a specific form of temperature play. During wax play, the participants light a candle and pours hot wax on their partner’s body. For some people, a little bit of hot wax results in tremendous pleasure.

If you’re interested in wax play but aren’t sure where to start or have safety concerns, FunLove is here with a primer. Many of us at the company love wax play and hope that you find it just as satisfying as we do.

Why Wax Play?

People enjoy wax play for many reasons. Some enjoy the slight pain that comes with hot wax touching the skin. For others, it’s the anticipation of an unusual sensation that’s so erotic. Many people become more sensitive after the hot wax touches their skin, which opens up all kinds of sexual possibilities.

You won’t find out if and how wax play works for you until you try. In our opinion, it’s most definitely worth trying, but we understand that it can be intimidating. This is why we recommend thinking about the activity in three distinct phases: before, during, and after.

Before, During, and After Wax Play

The best way to experience wax play is by doing so safely. There are important steps to take before, during, and after the activity.

Before You Start

Kama Sutra Ignite Candle Wax Play

It’s important to take certain precautions before engaging in wax play. You are, after all, literally playing with fire. FunLove recommends that you:

  • Have a fire extinguisher ready in case of emergency
  • Make sure that a window is open and that your room is well ventilated
  • Pick a body-safe candle (these are sometimes labeled as “massage candles,” since the wax becomes a moisturizing massage oil and cools quickly after making contact with skin), like the Kama Sutra Ignite Massage Candle
  • Shave any hairy parts that you might want to wax, since removing wax from hair can be tricky
  • Have a first-aid kit ready in case you or your partner get burned

During Wax Play

Okay, you’ve taken the proper precautions. Now it’s time for the main event! To make sure you and your partner enjoy wax play safely, our staff recommends:

  • Making sure there aren’t any flammable objects or substances near your bed, sofa, or other lovemaking surface
  • Starting with small drops of wax at a distance of at least 18 inches before moving to larger amounts and a closer distance as your partner desires
  • Communicating clearly with your partner, so you know what’s working and what’s not
  • Establishing a safe word so you know when things are no longer pleasurable
  • Not consuming alcohol or drugs if you’re new to wax play
  • Blowing out the candle completely if you’re done with the melting and want to move onto other sexual activity

Post-Play Safety

Earthly Body Velvet Lotion After Wax Play

Taking care of each other after wax play can also be an intimate activity. FunLove recommends cleaning up together, since it’s more efficient and your partner will be able to spot things that you might miss. This can include:

  • Using a plastic comb or card to gently remove any build up wax
  • Removing wax and residue from each other in the bath or shower
  • Putting lotion on each other, paying special attention to areas that have been touched by hot wax

FunLove Is Here for Your Wax Play Needs

The team at hopes that you’ve enjoyed this introductory guide to wax play. So many of our customers swear by it and we love how enthusiastic they are about this form of erotica. We hope that you’re able to incorporate it into your sex life. If you have any questions about particular candles or lotions that can maximize your wax play pleasure then give us a call at 866-FUN-LOVE. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the best products for your needs.

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