Featured Fetish: Sensory Deprivation

Firstly, I want to eventually go back through EVERY image on this site and put my little url tag at the bottom. I'm dumb for not having done it so far and SOMEDAY I will take on the horrible job of doing it to some 300+ images, one by one and reposting them... ugh.
So, just didn't want you guys to wonder about that.

Now!
Sensory Deprivation.
This was a particularly hard one for me to create an image for because it's so about what the submissive is FEELING. The title is apt, pretty much explains the concept, sensory deprivation is about denying or depriving one or multiple senses. And as scary as that sounds on paper it's VERY, very erotic, even for the most vanilla person. I'm sure even the tamest of couples have played around with a blindfold now and then.

So, I chose to show a little lady in a hood. Hoods can be scary and aren't great for the claustrophobic. I'm fine with them but I can't have a gag in at the same time or I start to feel like I can't breathe. However, the great thing about hoods is that most of them automatically buffer the ears abit. And then you can add attachments like blindfold and gags until you've put to bed many of our natural senses (sight, hearing etc.) I pictured here a style of cuff that gloves the hand. These are fun for the tricky submissive who's good with escape (like me) or the grabby submissive etc. It's great to take away our maneuverable little fingers and render hands useless in mitts. Shown here, it just further dampens the senses as the sensitive fingertips loaded with nerve endings can't feel around at her surroundings.

Sensory dep is something (if done safely) I can recommend to ANYONE. This is a really fun style of play that requires NO pain. I use at least some levels of sensory dep almost anytime I play with a partner privately and ESPECIALLY with women. By taking away some of our senses, the ones left behind (primarily touch) are extremely heightened. It's very erotic. It's a great easy way to get someone into subspace, too, as they're less likely to be distracted by their outside surroundings and often feel less self-concious overall, locked inside their head as they are.

My PERSONAL favorite trick to sensory dep is to pop some ear-phones onto my submissive so that they can't hear what I'm up to. Plus, putting on repetitive sounds or favored music really deepens and quickens the descent into the right headspace. Then I'll top it off with a blindfold and some bondage and set to work doing lots of sensual play, letting the submissive gasp and squirm under my fingernails, ice, wax, pinwheels, feathers, silks and other fun and disorienting sensory toys.

With my ex, Sharky, we had a phone program where you could record short sounds and create tones and then overlay them all onto one another. We'd often set up a repeating set of tones and toss in a whisper or the sound of breathing to listen to. It was a very unique experience, great, great, great headspace.

I hope that covers it nicely for you guys and gives you some great ideas to use at home! :)
Just remember, try to NEVER leave a submissive alone in a condition like this. It can be unsafe. Lay your toys out ahead of time so that you don't find yourself leaving the room etc. Some people engage in abandonment roleplays and such, I know, but even in those instances it's safest to stay nearby just in case... Play safe!!!

One last thing before I go, I mentioned this in the last post but I want to mention it again, TONIGHT I am going to record my appearance on Will Sean Podcast and I insist you all give it a listen. :) You're not gonna wanna miss it, at any rate, because I know I'll have at least one story nobody has heard yet, to tell. Plus, who can pass up a listen to my pretty voice?
Listen to Will Sean Podcast here if you have itunes or you can find all of the episodes on their blog here, if you don't. Download them if you can, rate them, like them on facebook they're my friends and they're awesome. :) Once my personal appearance one is uploaded I'll link it here and on my twitter and whatnot as well.

Oh, and the plan is to load you guys with a number of Featured Fetishes (even though it's not friday) just to make up for all of the lost time. :)

16 comments:

Velicia said...

Yay! My favorite kink! Well, along with straight up bondage...

Sexy pic ;) And great writeup too! I need to find myself a partner so I can finally do this properly >.>

AngelShinigami said...

I love this kink! It's my favorite. I especially like to mix it with warm wax or ice. Best experience! I swear it!

dragondancer515 said...

Oh, man . . . never tried that. Would LOVE to! And your explanation and suggestions are awesome!

"...just to make up for all of the lost time."

Like you said in your last post, be sure to take care of yourself /first/. We totally understand! ^__^ And if there's someone who doesn't, they're not worth your time anyway.

Hope all's going well!

Frzndaqiri said...

Very nice! I've not gone so far as a hood but blindfolds and hand restraints are some of my favorite everyday play things too.

As an aside - if you have Photoshop there's a batch option where you can have it run and apply your logo to the same corner of every image.

Nic said...

Frzn, I considered that but since all of my images are set up abit differently I feel like not every one would lend to the same placement. :( Curse my disorganization!

Sharky said...

I remember that was always fun, there's just something great about the mindplay when you start mixing breaths and sounds and repetition!

these days I'm using loopstack for android on my phone for this (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.loopstack)

or loopy for i-things (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loopy/id300257824?mt=8)

both work very well and do the same cool audio stuff

- Sharky

MisterPoppet said...

There's an easier way than doing it manually. If you're using photoshop (which I would think you are), you should be able to watermark all the images automatically. In fact, this is an easy tutorial on how to do it: http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/post-processing-articles/quick-tip-automated-watermarking-with-photoshop/

Anonymous said...

Alternatively to what MisterPoppet said, you can automate it with ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/).

Dead Cow Girl said...

Love that image!

I have a Nova Pro that is great for that kind of play. Plays lights and sounds and people report, in addition to not being able to hear or see, have a distorted sense of time because it plays with your brain waves. :-)

Miss Kara said...

Oooh, thanks for the ideas with this one. Headphones sounds like a good idea, especially given my fondness for white noise. I'll be sure to show this to my dom.

In regards to your previous strip, about the difficulties peeing on the job, might I recommend something like this?

http://bunnywarez.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/25_63/products_id/329

It lets you pee standing up, like a guy. Might make things a touch easier :P

AutobotDen said...

Sensory Deprivation = FUN. Being blindfolded and restrained.... Gonna hafta ask my Mistress if we can give it a try sometime... :3

It's also good for relaxation outside of playtime. It's one of my favorite meditative techniques, since it eliminates outside distractions and allows one to focus inward more wholly.

Bill_Wa said...

The same time of device can be used for the feet. Add to this a tight body bag and it can be incredible. For sensory Dep fans there was an Avengers episode where Steed was wplaced in a pool of warm water withg a hood and snorkle and left to slowly "drift away"

Anonymous said...

Great to see more webcomics up Nik! I love this webcomic too much to abandon it no matter how long it takes you to update. :P

model S said...

hey nic! i've done this before with one of my friends, mostly sight and hearing, it's quite fun and she had a blast, this is one of the better fetishes out there for beginners, and quite exciting for pros, highly worth checking out, no matter how into bondage you are. even if you're vanilla ((wait why would you be here if you're vanilla?)). great work nic. and thanks for posting this one up! i was just talking about it.

Gentleman-Switch said...

Love this comic, reminds me of when I was 18 two years ago and finally getting a chance to try all I wanted in the london fetish scene... I still miss it

hope you continue your art It makes me smile ^_^

flamewolf said...

And then to get rid of the touch sense, put them in a bath of body temp water, even better in one with a soft jaccuzi setting for little bubbles.

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