Violet Wand class handout

Violet Wand Safety Tips

DON’T BE STUPID – These are excessively risky conditions to use a violet wand and should be avoided.

•Heart Disease or Heart Surgeries

• Pacemaker, Insulin Pump or other internal electronic devices

•Pregnant

•Neurological Disorder

•Use a Spark Gap Metal Electrodes and Body Contact Probes should be spark gapped for safety

BE AWARE – There is risk to these activities be aware and be warned.

•Implants, Braces, Fillings and Piercings, etc. except for titanium which is barely conductive

•Asthma or sensitivity to ozone

•Diabetics risk of creating sores which could become infected

•Unshielded Electronics (better safe than sorry)

BE SAFE – These things can minimize the risks to health and safety during violet wand play.

Electrical Play is Edge Play

•Look for damage to your wand and electrodes

•Use Safety equipment (GFCI, Circuit Tester and a secondary switch – foot pedals or other type

•Start Low and go slow

•Finer points are more intense

•Keep the wand moving

•Metal electrodes can cause burns (think small sunburns)

•Synthetics materials can melt from extended exposure causing injury (rubber, latex, nylon, etc.)

•Take Breaks!!  (15-20 minutes of direct exposure)

BE SMART – These are best practices for the top, bottom, and wands safety

•Never Jam or twist Electrodes IN or OUT

•Keep silica packs in your case to avoid oxidation damage

•Clean Electrodes but don’t submerse end caps

•Always Play Consensually

•Remember Edge Play means increased RISKS

•Always PLAY SAFE

More on safety equipment can be found online at http://papabeartony.com/safety-equipment/

Safe Words

RED = STOP

YELLOW = Pause, allow me to process

GREEN = I am good to go, feel free to resume or continue what we are doing and we are within my comfort zone.

Pre-Play Questions

  1. Have you ever done Violet Wand play before?
  2. Have you ever had a negative experience during Violet Wand play or with electricity in general?
  3. Do you have an implants or health conditions that could be exacerbated by electricity?  Are you pregnant? Pregnant = no electricity. It should be fine, but safer is better.
  4. Do you have sensitive skin that sunburns easily?
  5. Do you have any stress conditions? Triggers? Concerns that emerge during BDSM play?
  6. Do you ever go nonverbal when you play? If you do is it a good or a bad thing?  Should we consider using an object as a “safe word” something you can drop in order to get a timeout or a full stop? 
  7. Is there anyone what you want present or not present during play?
  8. Are there any areas of the body you DO NOT want touched during play? What parts of your body?
  9. What safe words should I expect from you and what do they mean to you?
  10. Are you aware that electrical play is edge play, it is possible to be injured even permanently despite reasonable precautions? With this in mind are you still willing to play?
  11. When was the last time you consumed any sensation-impairing substance?  Are you presently experiencing the effects of any such substance?  How does this impact you during scenes?
  12. Are you properly hydrated?
  13. Are you wearing any substance (moisturizer, lotion, etc.) on your skin that was applied since you last bathed and which may not respond well to heat or electricity?
  14. What are you interested in getting from out scene? Do you want something that is purely sensual? Something sexual?  Just an idea of what sort of sensations a violet wand can provide?
  15. What sort of aftercare do you typically require and or expect?
  16. Typically, how long until your endorphins drop-off, when would be a good time to follow up with you to ensure a good post scene experience? 

Post Play Care

If you experience any discomfort, pain or itchiness after a violet wand session, make sure to use a moisturizer on any affected skin. If moisturizer doesn’t help, use either a cortisone cream or aloe vera these will typically help with the most extreme discomfort.  If you are concerned about any possible side effect please let the top know and call a physician or go to the emergency room depending how serious you feel the situation warrants.

More on pre-screening questions can be found online at http://papabeartony.com/violet-wand-pre-screening-questions

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