Monday, May 20, 2013

Mastering Mondays: Floggers





Nothing quite says BDSM like a good flogging. The kiss of a flogger against naked flesh seems to be a fantasy that readers and writers enjoy thoroughly. However, those brave souls who see the sexiness on paper and want to bring a flogger into their own bedroom could be faced with more options than they might expect. There are so many choices on flogger materials that it is easy to become overwhelmed at first. So, I thought I’d stop by and share a bit about what types are out there and what sorts of sensation they create so that choice might be a little easier to make when shopping for your personal something kinky.
A leather flogger might seem like a no-brainer but there are a few different types of leather and each of them create a different sensation. Suede is probably what people are most familiar with. It’s soft, flexible, and delivers just the tiniest hint of sting for spice. It’s a great material for experimenters because it’s soft enough that most players won’t be overwhelmed by the sensations. However the sting also gives a little taste of something edgier so the player can decide if they would enjoy a heavier leather.
Not into any type of pain? Rabbit might be the material for you. It’s a extremely soft leather and often has the fur still attached. Because of how light it is, there is no sting associated with a strike from it and hardly a thud either. If a player likes sensation play, this material is good for a tickle or a tease because of its softness.  If you like a thud sensation but no sting, deer skin might be preferable to either suede or rabbit. It’s great for players who don’t enjoy pain but still want to be flogged with something a little heavier.
There is nothing wrong with wanting a little sting by any stretch. In fact, a lot of players like just a bit of bite with their flogging. The leather for those types of players is elk, or buffalo leather might be a good option. They both deliver a moderate sting but also have the capability of giving a excellent thud as well. Both are thicker than cowhide but elk tends to be a bit softer
than buffalo. If you really want more sting, oiled leather is an option. I wouldn’t recommend the material for the faint of heart. It's somewhat stiff and capable of delivering moderate to severe sting. This is the tool of choice for experienced players who are into major sting and possibly some pain.
If I haven’t completely overwhelmed you with leather options, there are also non-leather options as well and have even more options. To name a few: rubber, rope, plastic, nylon, and pretty much any other similar material you can think of has been tried and used as  a flogger. These are a little harder to recommend on because of the variation on materials and how they’re constructed. I would recommend taking into account a few things when selecting a non-leather flogger, how stiff/flexible, how rough/soft, and how light/heavy the material is. Those factors will help determine whether or not a non-leather flogger is the best choice for you.
I hope I’ve given you a little insight into floggers and maybe which type would be good for your particular situation. Whatever your play, stay safe, sane, and consensual!
 


10 comments:

Yvette said...

Thanks for all the enlightenment on floggers...I had no idea there were so many types. Personally I would have to stay away from the rabbit as we have one as a pet and I would feel guilty.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

KarenNY said...

Oohhhh. So many floggers! Thanks for the lesson!

Vicktor Alexander said...

I do believe I have one of each of these except the rabbit.

Felicia said...

Thank you for the lesson. I didn't know there were so many types of floggers out there.

Laurie Peterson said...

Wait, I thought rabbit was a vibrator...and who knew there were so many kinds of flogger?

cathy h said...

I think the Suede might be worth a try. However I had no ideal about what all the different type of floggers would feel like. Thank you for the lesson.

princesslissa said...

Thanks for a great lesson.

Bobbie B said...

I knew there were many types, but I didn't know which were used for what sensation. I am more of a suede person. Thud with a bit of a sting.

Sylvia frisbie said...

Oh flogger how I love thee

Jessie Colt said...

Thanks for the information, I had no idea all this was out there.