What is “Medical Play”?
Medical play is a role play that depicts fetishes related to medical or clinical practices, objects, apparatuses, and procedures. Domme‘s and subs assume the roles of patients, nurses and other types of doctors and medical aids.
In BDSM, medical play has no strict or solid boundaries. As such, it can also be categorized and lived out as a fetish, scene, or fantasy.
Psychological Attraction to & Aspects of Medical Fetishism
S&M is not just about finding pleasure in inflicting and receiving pain and humiliation. For the BDSM community, it can be agreed that S&M is also about facing one’s fears and taking charge.
Facing doctors as well as being in a hospital is a common fear among individuals. Reading about or watching medical procedures take place can be nerve-wracking for some. However, when medical procedures are done in a sexual setting it can be pleasurable. This allows people to work on the negative emotions associated with being in a hospital or having to attend a doctor’s appointment.
Medical play gives Dom’s & subs the freedom to take on a role that often incites fear or stress. Living out fantasies of medical procedures that ultimately end in positive pleasure or pain.
Wearing latex gloves, a nurse’s uniform or a doctor’s white coat or lab gown can be empowering for people into medical play. Playing the patient and being as naughty or helpless likewise brings a different sense of arousal for people who find pleasure in assuming that particular role.
Submissive partners are more likely to take on the role of the patient. It leaves them in a vulnerable, examined, and weak state. This lets subs give up control more easily while Doms will use medical play as an opportunity to assert control. This control can be through treatment, procedures, or using various tools on their subs.
How to Engage in Medical Fetish Fantasies
Medical play can be in the form of a physical examination, checking one’s temperature and or incorporating the process and tools related to administering anesthesia (anesthesia fetishism).
Choosing and planning a specific medical scene or procedure to role play is best because it will allow the players to prepare the right type of tools needed for the act. Breast examination is a common scene in medical play; while catheters, vaginal speculums, latex gloves and laryngoscopes are among the tools usually utilized by medical fetishists.
As was mentioned, the safety limitations in medical play can be as sparse as the boundaries in edge play. As much as possible, medical play should only be restricted to individuals with a vast background and understanding of different medical procedures and tools. Some medical tools are pointed and sharp, and may cause harm to the players when not handled with care.
Take time to get familiarized and comfortable with the tools. Do research on different medical procedures and read detailed accounts of players who have successfully performed medical play on countless occasions. The goal is to have enough background and knowledge that will help make partners/players confident enough to explore this type of role playing/fetish.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Speculum play involves the use of a speculum as part of a sexual interaction between partners or players. The Dom takes on the role of the doctor and uses the speculum to examine the patient’s (or the sub’s) anus and/or vagina. Enema’s are also a common fetish and theme in medical fetishism and a fetish on their own.
Care should be taken into introducing medical instruments in the bedroom as many can be invasive or dangerous. Tools that engage orifices, the nervous system, or any type of needle play can have adverse affects. Uniform fetishism also crosses over into various aspects of medical fetishish with doctor or nurse outfits.
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