Safety

DON’T BE STUPID
These are actions or conditions that make Violet Wand play excessively dangerous and should not be done!

Heart Disease or Heart Surgeries
Pacemaker or Insulin Pump
Other Internal Electronics
Pregnant
Neurological Disorder
Use a Spark Gap (Direct Metal Electrodes and Body Contact Probes need to be spark-gapped for safety)

BE AWARE
These are actions that have potential risk and with care can be avoided with knowledge
Implants, Braces, Fillings and Piercings, etc. (Except for titanium which is barely conductive)
Asthma or sensitivity to ozone 
Diabetics (possible risk of creating sores which could become infected)
Unshielded Electronics (better safe than sorry)

Be Safe
These are smart things to do and know every time you are involved in Violet Wand play.

Use a GFCI and circuit tester
Start Low and go slow
Keep the wand moving
Metal electrodes can cause burns
Synthetics can melt (rubber, latex etc.)
Take Breaks!!  (15-20 minutes of exposure)
Use a secondary safety switch (foot pedals or other types)
Finer points are more intense
Always look for damage to your wand and electrodes
Electrical Play is Edge Play!

Be Smart
These are best practices, these should become habits anytime you engage in Violet Wand play.
Never Jam or twist Electrodes IN or OUT
Keep silica packs in your case (to avoid oxidation damage)
Clean Electrodes (but don’t submerse end caps)
Always Play Consensually
Edge Play means increased RISKS
Always Be SAFE

Safety Equipment
Foot Pedal or Switch
Circuit Tester
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GCFI)

E-stim Safety by Lady Robin

Lady_Robin has kindly agreed to allow us to share this version of her E-Stim-Safety book, she is working on an updated version.

E Stim Safety 8 pgs 01-23-03

 

Violet Wand Pre-Screening Questions

WARNINGS: Electrical play is edge play.
There are health risks despite all reasonable precautions;.these risks can be nerve damage, desensitization, tissue damage, burns, permanent marks, etc. and with undiagnosed health conditions it is possible that it can result in death.  
If a scene involves a lot of metal implements or is extremely intense it is possible to have small marks on the skin; there are basically minor burns that potentially will feel similar to a sunburn, typically the next day, and for several days, after a scene.

Suggested Pre-Play discussion:
Initially during a scene, I will ask you to describe the intensity of various attachments and toys used with the Violet Wand. I need a response on a scale of 1-10, how intense that particular sensation was. Please let me know based upon these responses,how intense you would like your experience during the scene to be. For example: XXX was a 3 and I would like to play to 7 after a brief or extensive warm-up.

By default I respond to these these safewords:
RED = STOP
YELLOW = Pause, allow me to process
GREEN = I am good to go, feel free to resume or continue what we are doing and I can take more intensity.
STOP = STOP! unless we have agreed to consensual/non-consent

SAFETY QUESTIONS:
  1. Have you ever done Violet Wand play before?
  2. Have you ever had a negative experience during Violet Wand play or with electricity in general?
  3. Do you have an implants or health conditions that could be exacerbated by electricity?  Are you pregnant? Pregnant = no electricity. It should be fine, but safer is better.
  4. Do you have sensitive skin that sunburns easily?
  5. Do you have any stress conditions? Triggers? Concerns that emerge during BDSM play?
  6. Is there anyone what you want present or not present during play?
  7. Are there any areas of the body you DO NOT want touched during play? What parts of your body?
  8. What safewords should I expect from you and what do they mean to you?
  9. Are you aware that electrical play is edge play, it is possible to be injured even permanently no matter what precautions are taken.  With this in mind are you still willing to play?
  10. When was the last time you consumed any sensation-impairing substance?  Are you presently experiencing the effects of any such substance?
  11. Are you properly hydrated?
  12. Are you wearing any substance on your skin that was applied since you last bathed and which may not respond well to heat or electricity?
Post Play Care:
If you experience any discomfort, pain or itchiness after a Violet Wand session, please make sure to use a moisturizer on any affected skin. If moisturizer doesn’t help, use either a cortisone cream or aloe vera.  If you are concerned about any possible side effect please let me know and call a physician or go to the emergency room.