BLOOD PLAY: 101
PRE-SCENE NEGOTIATION POINTS.
(1): Pre-care basics. (refer to BDSM basics)
(3): Extra caution regarding blood thinners (drinks / medication / foods / herbs)
(4): Panic: do they need to be restrained to prevent movement?
(5): How do they handle the sight of blood?
(1): Mid-scene basics. (refer to BDSM basics)
(2): Quantity of blood volume. (nothing over 500ml)
(3): Clarity: are they dizzy? if so, end scene.
HOW MUCH BLOOD CAN I SAFELY BLEED?
1 pint: AKA 500 ml. (Roughly the size of a breaker iced coffee bottle.)
There are 10 to 12 pints of blood in the average body depending on size.
IS IT SAFE?
The body replaces fluids constantly, and much of the fluid will be replaced
IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BLED OUT 500 MILS.
This calculator can help you define approximately when would be safe to do it again.
AFTER CARE: AFTER A BLOOD SCENE:
Take the following precautions:
– Drink an extra four glasses (eight ounces each) of non-alcoholic liquids.
– Keep your bandage on and dry for the next five hours, and do not do heavy exercising or lifting.
– If the needle site starts to bleed, raise your arm straight up and press on the site until the bleeding stops.
– Because you could experience dizziness or loss of strength, use caution if you plan to do anything that could put you or others at risk of harm. For any hazardous occupation or hobby, follow applicable safety recommendations regarding your return to these activities following a blood donation.
– Eat healthy meals and consider adding iron-rich foods to your regular diet, or discuss taking an iron supplement with your health care provider, to replace the iron lost with blood donation.
If you get a bruise: Apply ice to the area intermittently for 10-15 minutes during the first 24 hours. Thereafter, apply warm, moist heat to the area intermittently for 10-15 minutes. A rainbow of colours may occur for about 10 days.
If you get dizzy or lightheaded: Stop what you are doing, lie down, and raise your feet until the feeling passes and you feel well enough to safely resume activities.
HOW OFTEN CAN I PLAY?
You must wait at least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood.
An expulsion of the full 500ml
And a total of 500ml over the 56-day period, if done in portions.
(keep track if playing)
BUT I DONATE BLOOD MORE FREQUENTLY?
The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in his body. Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation. A healthy donor may donate
*red blood cells every 56 days, or
*double red cells every 112 days. A healthy donor may donate
*platelets as few as 7 days apart, but a maximum of 24 times a year.
This difference between kinds of donations, can cause some confusion, so please be sure to be clear on this. As we are blood players. We must consider what is bled out as ‘whole blood’.
And follow the safety requirements around this kind of donation.
CAN I ALSO DONATE BLOOD?
It is not advised, as one does not magically hold a reserve specifically for donation vs play.
It’s all from the same reserve.
ADDITIONALLY: they are unlikely to take your blood, as piercings require a 12 month
wait before donation is considered.
And the very act of blood play requires piercing in non-medical related facilities.
While we hope everyone will be surgically sound, the truth is most players are not up to scratch on their sterile practices.
So it must be considered a ‘parlour or beautician’ piercing.
WHAT KINDS OF BLOOD PLAY ARE THERE?
This is the act of slicing the skin,
when this is done it’s important you don’t slice past the dermal layer and beyond.
It’s easy to do so, and this will require you to have an ability so seal a major wound.
And will likely result in a much higher infection risk.
This is more commonly done with a needle that is placed under the dermal layer and back out.
This can produce a little or a lot of blood depending on the individual and their blood viscosity.
It’s important to avoid nerve bundles when doing this as it can cause long lasting or even determinant damage and pain issues.
If you are unsure where these areas might be,
now is the perfect time to google it.
This is the act of training directly from the vein.
This is usually don’t via a syringe and it’s advised not to attempt this without some form of medical training, or guidance from someone with this background.
Repeated tapping can cause a lot of damage to the veins, and can even lead to vascular collapse.
This is the act of playing with menstruation blood.
There isn’t much risk here outside of infectious risks.
One simply needs to ensure that their health checks are up to date.
Note: it’s worth being aware that this blood is usually more acidic than regular blood from the flesh or vein, this may make it worth doing a spot check on sensitive skin patches before engaging in a full blown play session. The level of acidity changes person to person and month to month.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER KINDS OF PLAY?
Yes, these are the most common however.
WHAT FOODS THIN BLOOD?
Herbs and Spices
Many herbs and spices contain high amounts of salicylic acids – a natural immune hormone and preservative. Salicylates act as an anti-inflammatory and can make your blood less prone to clotting.
Herbs and spices commonly known to thin blood include:
Many of your favourite fruits also contain high levels of salicylates, making them an excellent choice for individuals prone to DVT or blood clots.
Some of the best fruits for thinning blood include:
Antioxidants & Superfoods
According to www.eatright.org
, an antioxidant is an organic substance that helps protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals. Foods high in antioxidants can serve as natural blood thinners and are often referred to as “superfoods.”
Vitamin E has been scientifically proven to act as an antagonist to Vitamin K – an agent commonly known to thicken blood and increase clotting ability. Foods high in Vitamin E, but not Vitamin K, can be excellent natural blood thinners:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Typically found in fish, Omega 3s are healthy fats that help lower cholesterol and make blood less prone to clotting. Get yours from fish such as:
FOODS THAT THICKEN BLOOD
In some cases, it may be favourable to utilize organic methods of thickening your blood. If you have trouble clotting when dealing with cuts and wounds, the foods below may help ameliorate this problem.
If you are already prone to clotting and DVT, however, avoiding heavy consumption of the following foods can be beneficial to your overall treatment plan.
Vitamin K, known to play an active role in blood clotting, is typically prescribed to counteract problems related to thin blood. Foods high in Vitamin K (but not Vitamin E, a natural blood thinner) can help thicken blood and increase clotting ability:
Cultures & Healthy Bacteria
Live cultures, such as those found in many dairy products, are known to increase the body’s production of Vitamin K – a known blood thickening agent. Try these foods to increase clotting or avoid them to keep your DVT risk low:
Calcium is a proven blood thickener that also helps build strong, thick blood vessels. Try foods high in calcium to increase your blood’s ability to clot effectively:
Zinc, a trace element prevalent in many plants and animals, plays an important role in blood clotting and production. According to livestrong.com
, adults should consume between eight and 11 grams of zinc per day for optimal blood health. Here are some of the best food sources of zinc:
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