Updated: JANUARY 20, 2016
In the BDSM community, fire play is a type of sexual play that involves fire near or directly on a person's skin. This can be done by placing candles or other flames near a person's skin, wiping alcohol on the skin and lighting it, tapping the skin with a lit torch, or flogging a person with a flaming whip or flogger.
More About Fire Play
For obvious reasons, fire play is generally considered to be a type of edge play. When engaging in fire play, safety should come first and certain precautions should be taken. For instance, fire and flames should not be placed close to clothing or hair. Safewords should be established, and supplies and equipment like fire blankets, wet towels, and fire extinguishers should be kept close at hand.