So Fakir Musafar suggested the following 7 categories of body play (modification).
1) Body play by contortion (bending bones)
gymnastics, yoga, enlargement of piercings, cupping, high heels shoes, foot binding etc
2) Body play by constriction (compression)
Bondage, tight belts, corsets, tight clothing, rubber etc
3) Body play by deprivation
Fasting, sleep deprivation, fatigue, restriction of movement, sense isolation, body suits
4) Body play by encumberment
Heavy bracelets, neck ornamentation, menacles, encasements, chains etc
5) Body play by fire
sun tanning, electricity, steam baths, branding and burning
6) Body play by penetration
being pierced, puntured, spiked or skewered, tattooing, bed of nails, bed of swords, chemical agents etc
7) Body play by suspension
hung on a cross, suspended by wrists/thighs/waist/ankles or flesh hooks, suspended by multiple piercings
What is your opinion on these? What categories do you think the more “modern*” modifications such as ear cropping/shaping, flesh removal scarifications, genital beading, subdermal implants, magnetic implants, tongue splitting, etc would fall into? Should there be an 8th or 9th category and if so what and why?
*Note: I know that most of these mods have been around somewhere for sometime, I am simply implying that these are starting to be seen more prevalently.