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Whips, Floggers, Crops, Paddles FAQ

 

There are a number of choices in each category here and it depends 
on what type of feeling you want or would like to give. 
The feelings can be best described as:

"Snappy"  : Like that of a small belt. Snappy is used to describe a small sharp sensation.

"Strappy" : Like that of a medium belt. used to describe a larger, less sharp sensation.

"Thuddy" or “Punchy” : A heavier feeling, usually combined with a "slappy" or "snappy" feel. 
Can cause people to move due to the weight of the blow.

"Stinging" : Like the feel of being snapped by a rubber band to varying degrees depending on how it is used.

"Tingling" : After the initial slap it leaves a nice warm tingle that grows and spreads. 
Usually associated with textured surface paddles.

"Slapping" : Like the slap of a hand, (but limited to the area covered by the device) .

"Whacking" : The feeling of a broad area being struck at once. 
Much like a spanking, usually a feeling derived from paddles, or whips with larger tails.

 "Cutting" : The feeling of a narrow area being struck hard (or multiple areas simultaneously). 
Similar to snappy but much, much, more intense, can raise weal's,
 and can feel that the skin has been cut.

 (Don't be afraid to try something that sounds fun too!)

Some things for the dominant to consider

when purchasing a sensation or punishment toy is how it will be used, how experienced a user you are, 
how experienced your sub is, and what types of sensations they like or are willing to submit to.

While some may enjoy a whack from a paddle, a sharp snap from a rubber whip might not be their thing.

That's not to say you can't try to work towards a mutual agreement towards each others desires 
and a little training to get your sub to enjoy playing with a toy they never thought they'd like.

Also, a toy that has the sub in fear every time it is brought out could be a good method of punishment, 
as it would hardly need to be used at all to achieve the desired effect on the behaviour of the sub.

 

A few pointers on using your new toy:  

For best results, try using your new whip on a pillow to practice your aim. 
To determine feel, use it on the more sensitive inside portion of your arm, 
or swing it over your shoulder so that it lands on your back. 
Start gently and gradually increase the strength of the blows. 
Paddles and crops can be used on your open hand, slapped against your leg, or on your own bum. 
It is important that you know and understand the feelings that the toy will provide for your sub, 
so that you can get the strength and duration of use right.  

 There are always areas to avoid when using a whip (or any other impact sensation device). 
These include the neck, face and avoid any hits to the lower portions 
of the back and sides where the kidneys are located. 
It does not take a hard hit with a whip to do damage, 
as the tails will whip round the body and speed up as they do, 
thus increasing the strength of the blow at the tips considerably.  

The best places are usually the shoulders and upper back , the butt 
(especially the fleshy portion where the bottom meets the back of the thigh),  
the backs of the thighs, and breast area. 
Palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet are also possible, 
but are far more difficult to get right due to the small target area 
and the risk of the whip wrapping round and causing raw pain. 
Favourites vary among individuals, but the breasts and pubic areas can also be fun 
but more care is required, especially if the areas are pierced.  

Most importantly, if it's something you've never used before, 
or an area that you have not struck before, make sure to be careful, 
take it slow and discuss the types of things you both find exciting and pleasurable, 
both during and after play. It's always a good idea to take some pointers 
from those who know how to use the toy of your choice.  

It may seem silly, but it's good to practice on a pillow. 
Concentrate on your aim and control by trying to hit the same spot over and over. 
If it's a feather pillow, concentrate on your control by not making too much of an 
indentation in the pillow, and once you have mastered that, 
try moving around while continuing to use the toy. 
Very few people will stay still while playing (both doms and subs)

 

Floggers

I make floggers and whips from Kidskin leather, Soft leather splits, 
Hard leather splits, suede leather, latex, and rubberised PVC,  
If you have a preference as to material, 
submit a request for a toy and I can see what I can do for you.

The best type of flogger for the inexperienced top is the shorter style that allows for better control. 
The 12" and 18" styles are great for practicing your "style" and improving your aim. 
suede floggers are nicely balanced to give you a good feel for the flogger and the placement of the tails.

Most of the floggers I make are very easy to control with a little practice 
if only just a few swipes in the air in front of you to get the feel of it. 
The only floggers I make that are difficult to control are the heavy suede, single tail,  and rubberised PVC floggers.

If you wish to use these on your sub, 
practice, practice, practice!! 
They can be difficult to control dependent on your style and experience
 and can make quite a nasty  bruise or weal. 
(Some subs love this, of course, but safety is the key and knowing and respecting limits.)

 

Paddles  

Paddles offer a feel much like a spanking. 
They cover a wide area at once and depending on the material you choose 
(wood, leather, fleece covered), they can deliver a wide range of sensations. 
Paddles are best in the fleshy area at the bottom of the bum cheeks 
where they meet the backs of each thigh at the top of the legs. 
(This is one of the best places for any sensation device and is especially good for beginners 
as it offers a less intense, but still very stimulating experience!), 
the tops of the thigh both at the back and on the inside, 
the breast area, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet are also good areas for paddles to be used.  

Slappers  

Very similar to paddles, and used on the same areas, but with a smaller, slimmer surface area. 
Often, slappers will have a split end in which the two pieces slap together 
making a louder "smacking" or "whacking" sound which is pleasing to the ear 
(especially for those who love the sound of paddling or being paddled!) 
This also offers the benefit for the one being paddled to have 
less whack feel for more whack sound - kind of like cheating!