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A safety candle is a candle designed for safer hot wax play. Safety candle wax doesn’t get as hot as the wax of regular candles, so it’s less likely to burn a partner’s skin.
Safety candles are a good option for people exploring wax play who may be unfamiliar with how hot traditional wax gets and the best places to apply it.
A safety candle is sometimes called a low-temperature candle.
Safety candles were created with safe wax play in mind. Unlike regular candles, which have a high melting point, the wax from safety candles should not scald the skin. Many BDSM couples and even vanilla couples looking to add spice to their relationship enjoy pouring wax on one another. The sensation of hot wax hitting the skin can be both painful and pleasurable at the same time, sending adrenaline coursing through the body.
Drip the wax from safety candles onto less sensitive areas of the body, like the back and shoulders, before moving onto areas of greater sensitivity like the bottom, thighs, stomach, and breasts. Take extra care with the most sensitive areas, like the nipples, genitals, and navel.
The wax from safety candles can produce pleasurable sensations, but these sensations are not as intense as those from regular candles. Some people graduate to regular candles after using safety candles for some time and becoming familiar with wax play to get a greater high.
While safety candles are much safer than regular candles, couples should still exercise caution. Dominants should test the wax on themselves to understand the heat. Dripping wax from a height allows it to cool slightly before it reaches the skin, further minimizing the risk of burns. Communication is also crucial, as the longer you engage in wax play, the more sensitive the submissive’s skin will become. Use a safe word to indicate when play should stop. Safety candles can also be a fire hazard, so they should never be left burning unattended.