Our Blaise sticks (a.k.a. Fire Paddles) are a fire wand developed by Simon Blaise. Our Generation 2 models have a more ergonomic handle than the original. They are covered by a space-age fabric developed not to burn at high temperatures. The inner core is an extremely absorbent material for high fuel retention resulting in an extended burn time. Our Blaise Sticks are 12 inches long with a 4-inch head. The Blaise Sticks have a burn time of 15 to 20 minutes and have been used as torches for lighting after dark. However, they were .developed for fire play and work amazingly well for this purpose. It is quite dramatic to see the experienced top draw designs on the skin of the “bottom” with the blaise sticks and then light the alcohol on fire and see the designs.
Fire play is usually considered a form of edge play – frequently exciting, but with significant dangers. Unlike other forms of edge play (extreme rough body play, blood play, interrogations, abductions, etc.), fire play scenes tend to look kinder and gentler; although it can be dramatic, the sensations inflicted in most fire play scenes aren’t actually painful (much like hot wax play or sensation play). Fire play also rarely leaves marks on the skin – though some people deliberately burn the skin slightly to leave it red and irritated. For this reason, some people consider fire play’s edge play classification something of a technicality; it’s classified as edge play simply because out-of-control flame could result in terrible consequences