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
Like that of a small belt. Snappy is used to describe a small sharp
: Like that of a medium belt. used to describe a larger, less sharp
heavier feeling, usually combined with a "slappy" or
Can cause people to move due to the weight of the
: Like the feel of being snapped by a rubber band to varying degrees
depending on how it is used.
: After the initial slap it leaves a nice warm tingle that grows and
Usually associated with textured surface paddles.
: Like the slap of a hand, (but limited to the area covered by the device)
: 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.
: The feeling of a narrow
area being struck hard (or multiple areas simultaneously).
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!)
things for the dominant to consider
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.
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
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.
few pointers on using your new toy:
best results, try using your new whip on a pillow to practice your aim.
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.
crops can be used on your open hand, slapped against your leg, or on your
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.
are always areas to avoid when using a whip (or any other impact sensation
These include the neck, face and avoid any hits to the lower
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.
best places are usually the shoulders and upper back , the butt
(especially the fleshy portion where the bottom meets the back of the
the backs of the
thighs, and breast area.
Palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet are
but are far more difficult to get right due to the small
and the risk of the whip wrapping round and causing raw pain.
Favourites vary among individuals, but the breasts and pubic areas can also
but more care is required, especially if the areas are pierced.
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,
during and after play. It's always a good idea to take some pointers
those who know how to use the toy of your choice.
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,
around while continuing to use the toy.
Very few people will stay still
while playing (both doms and subs)
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.
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
the placement of the tails.
of the floggers I make are very easy to control with a little practice
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.
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
(Some subs love this, of course, but safety is the key and
knowing and respecting limits.)
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.
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
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!