12 BDSM Plants To Grow Your Own Pain Garden And Harvest Your Kink

In BDSM, there are vampire gloves, floggers, canes, and other things that will inflict some pain and/or pleasure.

But did you know you can find similar tools in nature? It’s also not that new of an idea (and actually quite ancient).

Let’s look at some plants you can use during your happy-kink-times, as well as safety tips and aftercare specimens…

 

CHECK FOR ALLERGIES


 

Reactions vary wildly from person to person, and allergic reactions are a very real possibility. And, while you might want pain from the plants, playing with the pain of a reaction could send someone to a hospital.

 

Skin on arm having an allergic reaction

Before anything else, do a spot test on the inside of the elbow (the thin patch of skin above your forearm). Wait 24 hours to see what happens (maybe 2-3 days for harsher plants like nettle).

If there are no problems, you should be good to go.

 

PLANT PREPARATION


 

The best option is anything that hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals.

After you get your plants, give them a good wash (if they can take it). If they are more delicate, I’ve heard of some people spraying them down with rubbing alcohol.

If you don’t want scratches etc. clip off anything that might be sharp.

If you do want to inflict a bit of pain, it’s still a good idea to inspect any hooks, barbs, or sharp parts to make sure nothing is going to break off.

 

PLAYING EXTRA SAFE


 

Even if you’ve done the spot test and nothing happened, it’s still a good idea for a Dom/Domme to keep a careful eye on their partner.

REMEMBER: With all BDSM activities, play SSSC = Safe, Sane, Sober, Consensual (and have your Safe Word ready).

 

WHAT PLANTS CAN YOU PLAY WITH?


 

TREE BRANCHES

 

Buncle of thin tree branches

No, not the big ones you climb on. Get the ones older generations made their kids go out and cut from a tree when they were bad.

  • Single, thin branches are good for beginners or light impact play
  • Thicker ones can be used as canes
  • Long, thin, flexible branches can be bunched together to make a flogger

 

Pussy willows can be a fun, fuzzy alternative!

 

BAMBOO RODS

Like tree branches, the younger stalks can be used as canes. The older, thicker ones can be split in half and used a spanking device.

Just make sure there are no weak jointsthat could break off in the middle of your session.

 

ROSES

 

Red roses with torns

Roses are great because they are double-trouble flowers. The petals are soft and fragrant and can be lightly dragged across the skin to tickle and stimulate.

The stems have their thorns and can be used as switches for impact play.

Take care about which roses you get. Some can have big, sharp, curved thorns. Others can have smaller, sliver-like ones. Each will offer different sensations.

 

ROSEMARY & LAVENDER

Bunch these together to make floggers. Since they are light and have no barbs or thorns, they are perfect for those just starting out.

The small is also a-maz-ing!

 

STINGING NETTLES

 

Stinging nettle

It’s an old plant – used by Native Americas to stay awake during long canoe rides and Roman soldiers to stay “warm”.

Today, people might avoid it like the plague. But there are some in BDSM who still flock to it, especially as a “punishment”.

The green leaves look like something from the peppermint family, however, get a microscopic close-up of the stems and you’ll see tiny barbs that function like hypodermic needles. Brushing up against them will “inject” natural chemicals that cause the skin to rise into blister-like bumps and feel like you’ve been stung by bees.

 

NOTE: The initial irritation is intense, but a dull burning and itching can last for 2-3 days!

 

CAPSICUM

 

Red and green hot chili peppers

There are enough internet challenges to know what hot peppers can do.

Remember that most of the heat comes from the seeds and membrane (those soft, white veins on the inside of the pepper). Keep or take away to play with heat levels.

So, tell your sub to open wide, take it gratefully, and enjoy the show.

WARNING…

This is only for the mouth or external use. It should go nowhere else! Especially not in the vagina or the anus. The membrane there is very delicate and high-level hot peppers can create so much irritation, it can cause open sores. Not cool.

If you really want something to go in the butt, try figging…

 

GINGER

Figging is the practice of carving a butt plug from ginger root, shoving it where the sun doesn’t shine, and watching the oils work their painful magic.

 

ONIONS

Because crying. So much crying.

 

CACTI

Beavertail cacti in desert

These are known for their sharp, spiky thorns! They should, however, be used with extreme care because there’s the real possibility of drawing blood (which most people want to avoid).

Beavertail cacti are a bit more forgiving because the plant part is broad and flat, and the spines are much shorter (some do have longer spines, stay away from those).

 

THORNED VINES AND BUSHES

There are just too many to name, and all will have their own special properties.Make sure to do your research, do spots tests, and be careful!

 

ALOE

Aloe is funny because it’s both a hunter and healer. The sides are lined with sharp hooks, but the inside is filled with soothing gel.

 

WITCH HAZEL

Witch Hazel plant

After your done your session, you’ll need something to sooth that skin, and witch hazel is perfect.

It’s natural antiseptic properties will reduce swelling, itching, redness, and general irritation. It helps with healing and bruises, not to mention reduce bacterial growth.

You can buy the liquid from the drug store or make your own.

 

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