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No Stupid (Kink) Questions: Episode 35 – Are bruises dangerous?

October 14th, 2014 Comments off

NoStupidKinkQuestionsGandhi said that if you want to change the world, you have to be the change you want to see. To that end, Insatiable Desire brings you No Stupid (Kink) Questions, a series of questions asked by novice kinksters around the web. If you have a question for us, leave it in comments, or send it to rayne (at) insatiabledesire (dot) com with “NS(K)Q” in the subject.

Question 35:

I have heard myths that hickeys can cause blood clots and be dangerous. I know this is silly for the most part and there is supposedly only one case of this really being a problem if we even want to believe that. But this does lead me to question whether bruises caused by bdsm play such as spankings may be dangerous. Do you have any thoughts on this that may ease my mind?

First and foremost, I am not a doctor. Everything I know on the subject of BDSM and health, I find on the internet (from generally trusted sources, and a few random ones for good measure), or I’ve learned through experience with my own body and mind, and how it has handled the paces Master and I have put it through. If you’re concerned about something going on with your own body, please step away from the internet and see a doctor. The internet cannot positively diagnose you and it cannot treat you.

This subject is something I’ve been keeping an eye on for a while. Mostly because of the hickey thing you mentioned, but also because I want to know what I’m getting myself into when I’m chasing that adrenaline high. I did some more research for this post, and I’ll leave my sources at the bottom.

So…basically, it’s like this: Read more…