Rain of Fire
I love the new Restrained Elegance cage. It's perfectly spherical and
beautifully designed. And it seems as though every RE model except me has
had their chance to be photographed in it, looking like fabulous exotic
pets. But not me. So when Hywel told me that my penalty for forgetting to
serve dinner by candlelight would be to be locked into the cage - well, I
was actually rather pleased!
Optimism at the Restrained Elegance studio is a very dangerious thing. When
I came downstairs after preparing dessert, I saw that tall candles had been
attached all around the top of the cage, and I realised that once inside, if
the candles were lit I'd probably be unable to escape the drips of hot wax
which were sure to fall.
In the past, my limited experience of hot wax hasn't been too bad. Each
drip only hurts for a second or two before it cools, so compared with
caning, for example, or electro-torture, candles have never filled me with
Shooting this video has changed my attitude, probably forever. Playing with
one candle may be mildly painful fun; being trapped under concentric circles
of the same is utterly disorientating, scary and terribly painful.
The bliindfold protecting my eyes also served to make it impossible to
anticipate where the deluge of wax might come from next, and it was
impossible to escape it. Time stretched out, seemingly endlessly as the
burning rain poured down, delivering hot stings everywere is landed. Pain
doesn't normally make me cry, but fear does - and I was in tears well before
Hywel finally unlocked the cage door and let me out....