Edge Play

Our Definition

acts that are considered particularly intense or dangerous, such as breath play.

Real Life Examples

Livinia likes it when their partner beats them with a two handed ball-mace, which is a heavy melee weapon and could injure someone seriously if handled improperly. 

Hebidiah enjoys blood play, but only with one partner who has medical training.

Common Practices &


Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving edge play include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Variation between individuals, (ie, some people will consider a specific activity to be edge play, others will have had enough experience with that specific play that they do not consider it edge play) 
  • A high degree of care towards learning specific skills needed.
  • Attention to precautions and plans for safety in case of accident or emergencies. 
  • Lengthy and involved discussions when approaching a new kind of play or a potential new partner. 

Got a beef with our definition?

Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!