Product review: UberKinky Wax Play Candle Pack

Wax play is incredibly fun as a stand-alone kink, it has its own unique mix of sensation and emotion, but it is also one of those forms of play which I have found works brilliantly as an addition to others.

I have found it a beautiful accompaniment to Shibari and Kinbaku (strategically placing candles in the rope which then paint the model with wax while in bondage can invoke some of the most visual of BDSM art as well as produce some of the most intense play scenarios). Even impact play after a little wax play, where you are literally flogging, caning or spanking the wax off the body makes for an incredibly different scenario and plethora of sensations.

When Uberkinky offered me a pack of their specially designed wax play candles to review, I greedily grabbed the pack and started to drool at the thought of where I could add them for best effect (both ‘scenario’ and ‘body cavity’).

One of the things I noticed more than anything else with the UberKinky Wax Play Candle Pack is the quality of the wax itself, they are paraffin based which means they have a tendency to melt a little quicker and feel a little waxier, but more importantly; they produce a wax that is completely devoid of the soot which tends to accumulate with normal candles when you invert them (which, while being a positive attribute for any play, in my opinion, makes them especially good for rope performance on stage where time and appearance are very important factors).

I have also noticed that there is very little in the way of wax evaporation. lots of drippage and body coverage while using only a fraction of the candle and the wax burns at a slightly lower temperature, meaning you can add a larger range of sensation without feeling as though you are about to unpleasantly burn off a layer of sensitive skin.

The only downside that I can think of is the fact that they are colour dipped instead of a solid colour. The center of the candle is a white wax that takes on the colour of the candles dipped shell as it melts, which, while adding colour to the dripping wax, means that the dripped wax on the body is not as vibrant a colour as the candle itself. It is only a small downside, but a downside nonetheless. I still think the positive value of these candles far outweigh that single noteworthy negative.

As an added bonus for people who are new to this form of play, Uberkinky has written up the Beginner’s Guide To Wax Play which gives tips on safety, aftercare, how to get started and much more. Worth a peek 😉

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Product review: Uberkinky Fetish Fantasy Spandex Open Mouth Hood

One of the things that I found incredibly useful during my time as a professional Dominatrix was the quickness and ease of a decent sensory deprivation hood. Sometimes I would have visitors who would enjoy nothing more than to be confined, shackled and deprived of their senses for hours at a time and with no other interaction. A hood gives a sense of confinement that a blindfold simply cannot.

The Uberkinky Fetish Fantasy Spandex Open Mouth Hood is a good beginner hood. Unlike a full leather construction, It allows basic shadows and movement to be seen through the material. Which is perfect for anyone who has difficulty with mild claustrophobia (while still wanting to undergo what their dominant wishes to put them through) or anyone who prefers to give their play partners a very small chance of ascertaining when the next strike will hit during play (sometimes little spoilers can be very fun).

Fetish Fantasy Spandex Open Mouth Hood

One of the things to also take note of with this particular product is the material it is made from. Very stretchy and able to fit most head sizes but also of such a thin material that when ready to upgrade to a full leather hood, this one would make a very comfortable underlay.

What more can I say? Another groovy product from Uberkinky.