Fifty Shades of Grey has opened the realms of the dark, and unspeakable. It’s given a new light to the darker side of intimacy, bondage, and BDSM. The book series and products have opened the discussion in peer groups, private clubs, and most importantly- between couples, and so many are stepping out of the box a bit more to find their new, favorite pleasures. As with many things in life, there are levels to this madness. We all start out on the bottom, and learn our way through the levels, to the top. (See what we did there, bottoms and tops?)Read More
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Does the sound of a cracking whip excite you? Does the mere mention of a spanking plaster a smile across your face? How about the image of your partner's hand-print covering your ass cheek? The red outline of the smack and searing sting they've left behind... does that make you warm and tingly in certain intimate areas?
If it did, you might be secretly into flogging! Or loudly, if you're proud like that. Flogging is defined as, “a beating with a whip, stick, or anything as punishment or torture” (Oxford Dictionary). It is often said that there is a fine line between pleasure and pain, and this can be the case with flogging, depending on your method and tool of choice. When flogging another, make sure you’re following safety precautions, and avoiding the “no hit” zones.
There are many different types of floggers on the market, and they vary in weight, sting, thud, and handle options. Of course there are different colors, models, and styles, too. ‘Sting’ is most often determined by the material the falls are made of. Stings are sharp, and fade over time. The ‘thud’ is the bite left from the hide, or falls, that come in contact with your skin. A thud is often deeper, duller, and more controlled in flogging. Double-tailed floggers will double the ‘thud’ factor, if you’re looking to hear that cathartic smack on impact. The handles of floggers may be flat, have fabric or design covering the basic base, or be ergonomically designed for the best hold possible. The most common skins used for floggers and falls are suede, oiled leather, deer, elk, buffalo, rabbit, and non-leather flogger which consist of nylon straps, metal ball chains, and more.
The best positions to begin trying flogging are commonly being restrained to a mattress, bed frame, door frame, or suspended by a swing or cross restraint device. It is always best to start off easier, and build to the more complex floggers, scenes, and scenarios. Below you’ll find our list of Do’s & Don’ts we recommend for those just starting out!
The Do’s & Don’t on Learning to Flog
-DO avoid the tailbone, spine, kidneys, face and neck
-DON’T choose a heavy flogger with long tails
-DO protect sensitive areas with clothing, blankets, towels or pillows
-DON’T choose a flogger with braided, beaded or knotted tails (not for beginners)
-DO practice your aim on a pillow
-DON’T use your flogger on multiple people
-DO aim your flogger for tips only; NO wrapping!
-DON’T play without practice! EVER!
-DO stop immediately if you notice ANYTHING off.