Flogging is a BDSM practice that involves striking the body with a flogger, a tool consisting of a handle and several tails made of leather or other materials. Floggers deliver a range of sensations, from gentle caresses to intense stinging impacts.
Flogging can be an intense and intimate experience that can be used for both pleasure and pain. It is important to note that flogging should only be done with the consent of both parties and with proper safety precautions. Here are some things to know about flogging.
1. Choose the flogger
When choosing a flogger, there are several factors to consider. The material of the tails, the length of the tails, and the weight of the flogger can all affect the sensation of the flogging. The flogger used contributes to the overall experience of the activity.
Some people prefer heavier floggers for a more intense sensation, while others prefer lighter floggers for a more sensual experience. Choosing a flogger that feels comfortable and safe for both the top and the bottom is essential.
2. Do sensual strokes
Flogging has long been associated with pain and dominance in various BDSM practices. However, it is essential to recognize that flogging can also be a sensual and pleasurable experience when approached with care and consent.
Flogging does not always have to be about pain. Sensual strokes can be used to provide a pleasurable experience. Soft, gentle strokes can relax the body and increase sensitivity. Sensual flogging can be a great way to introduce someone to flogging who may be hesitant to try it.
3. Explore striking techniques
Several striking techniques can be used during flogging. A figure-eight stroke involves moving the flogger in a figure-eight pattern. A florentine strike involves two floggers used simultaneously to rhytmically strike the same area. It is essential to practice these techniques before using them on a partner.
4. Try sensation play
In addition to striking techniques, sensation play can also be incorporated into flogging. It can include dragging the flogger's tails across the skin, lightly tapping the skin with the tails, or using the flogger to create a tickling sensation. Sensation play can be a great way to add variety to a flogging session and provide a unique experience for both the top and the bottom.
One technique is lightly tapping the skin with the tails of the flogger. It can create a sensation similar to a gentle massage or a light, playful touch. The tapping can be done rhythmically, creating a soothing and relaxing experience for the recipient. It can also be done in a more random and unpredictable pattern, adding an element of surprise and excitement.
5. Consider the psychological aspect
Flogging can have a psychological aspect as well. It can be used for power exchange, where one partner takes control, and the other submits. It can also be used for catharsis, where the bottom releases pent-up emotions through the physical sensation of flogging. Discussing these psychological aspects before flogging is essential to ensure that both partners are on the same page.
Flogging can be a great way to explore BDSM and provide physical and psychological benefits. It can be used for pleasure or pain and tailored to suit both partners' preferences. Flogging can be a great way to build trust and intimacy between partners and provide a unique experience that cannot be replicated in any other way. However, it is essential to remember that flogging should only be done with the consent of both parties and with proper safety precautions in place.