A whip often consists of one long strand or several strips with which a whipping and slappingmovement can be made. At the bottom is a handle for extra grip and control.
In general, most people will associate whips with equestrian sports. However, the whips from this category are used for other purposes. These whips are used during an erotic role-play , in which one someone is in control and the other takes on a submissive role. The Dominant wields the whip and caresses, tickles and hits the submissive. These SM whips come in various materials, shapes and the effect of the whip can also differ.
Who is a whip for?
An SM whip is a widely used tool in the world of BDSM and is used by most Dominants. Within BDSM there is always a certain power relationship , which is expressed in the form of an exciting role play. There can also be pleasure in putting on - sadism - and experiencing - masochism - of pain . A whip is one of the many tools a Dominant can use in a power game. This can be playful and ticklish, in a fairly harmless way. But also bright and hard, with welts and bruises as a result. It is just what you and your Dom experience as pleasant. Tapping someone's butt for a long time with their hands can be quite strenuous. A whip can thus be a suitable alternative to 'spanking' by hand.
Many Dominants enjoy their position of power and the punishment they can hand out to their submissive when they don't respond as they wish. The way the sub's body reacts to the whip can also be very exciting for Dom. The stimuli that are given to the body can cause the muscles to contract and move . The submissive may be a bit scared at first, but in most cases is also curious about what is to come. The sub also fully enjoys the tension . The areas where the whip lands become more sensitive with each touch . Contact with these places can be experienced as very stimulating and enjoyable. When a person's body is stimulated to the limit, endorphins are produced in the brain. Endorphins are a substance that suppresses pain. This body substance has the same effect as morphine, which can also make you intoxicated. Athletes can also experience this when they have made a lot of physical effort. For these reasons, an SM whip is an exciting and impressive tool to use in erotic role play.
What different models are there?
Most whipping sessions will start out quietly at first and gradually intensify . The Dominant can choose to use the same whip, however most will use different whips. Among other things, the hardness of the whip, the effect and sound when it hits can be very different . For that reason, most Dominants also have several whips at home and they regularly alternate during the role play. To give you an idea of which different SM whips are available, we have outlined the models below for you:
Crops and single tails
A crop has the same appearance as a riding crop and has 1 flat strip at the end . A crop whip is therefore also called a single tail whip. The strength of this instrument is determined , among other things ,by the length of the handleand the material of the strip. Most of these types of whips are made of leather and give a hard 'smack' . The size of the area of the strip determines how the energy is distributed when the whip hits. With a wide strip, the pain will be spread over a larger area, making it less intense and less intense. The strips of crops have different shapes at the end of the handle with which you leave a certain impression on your partner. For example, check it out Tight learning short riding crop.
Flogger / strip whip
A flogger, also called a strip whip , has several strips attached to the end of the handle. A flogger gives the user new possibilities compared to a crop whip. The Dominant can choose to gently stroke the submissive by gently moving the strips along the body . You can find floggers in different sizes. If you want to be able to hit hard, it is advisable to choose a model with a long handle. The more strips , the greater the surface that is hit. A strip whip with few strips will feel brighter than a flogger with many strips. The length of the strips can also differ. The longer these are, the faster and stronger the whip will land. A flogger also leaves more stripes on the body. For some couples, this can play a role in purchasing their next whip.
Whips with dildos
If you want to add an extra dimension to your whip session, the whips with dildos from this category may offer a solution. These toys have the appearance of a flogger, but have a handle that can also be inserted internally. The Dominant can stroke the submissive first and possibly tap the buttocks or the sex with care. When it's all a bit sensitive down there, he can insert the dildo into him or her.
Which SM whip should I have?
Due to the wide range of whips, it can be difficult to determine which one suits you best. What should you pay attention to? We try to help you a little bit below:
If you have little or no experience with SM whips yet, it is advisable to go for a slightly shorter whip. A strip whip with short strips may be the most suitable. The shorter the strips and handle, the less hard the whip hits . In the beginning it is better to calmly explore the limits of the sub as Dom. Floggers offer the opportunity to tease him or her, allowing the Dominant to slow down. With a flogger you also cover a larger surface , so that the strokes feel less bright . They come in different materials such as leather, rubber and silicone. Leather is generally a bit stiffer and less flexible than silicone or rubber. When you are just starting out, it is advisable to choose these latter materials. For example, consider this one silicone whip. This model also has a short handle , multiple strips and is therefore ideal for beginners.
The bigger and heavier the whip, the harder it arrives. A long whip, consisting of only one strip, gives a deep and sharp pain. When you have a little more experience, these are the whips to keep an eye out for. Choose one with a long handle if you want to work hard. However, it is more difficult to let the whip hit exactly where you want it. Exercise is definitely needed! The crop whips have a long handle, but often a large hitting surface. This extra long whip from Strict Leather is a great example of an advanced whip. The whip is heavy in weight , has a long handle and one strip. In addition, the end is not cut straight, which gives a more cutting effect .
How do I handle a whip?
Before you get started with your SM whip, it is wiseto practice a few times with your new acquisition. It is important that you hit your partner where you want, especially when the going gets tough. For example, a pillow can be used to practice . Place it in the chair and see if you can hit it where you have in mind. Because the pillow is indented a bit, you can easily see where you hit it. Practice giving gentle taps, but also the hard hitting. If you want to hit a bit softer, you can always grab the handle a little higher.
Also try to increase the tempo . If after a while you start to suffer from your lower back, this means that you are too far away from your object / sub. Test the correct distance for your whip, it is important to hit with a straight back. Make sure you never hit your subject on the abdomen, kidneys, head and spinal cup. These spots should be avoided to prevent permanent damage to these spots. After many strokes, the skin can also become very hot locally. When heavy whips are used, it can be good to cool the sub with water or a wet towel in between.
Do you have your eye / hand coordination better under control? Then you can also try to use a different hitting technique or change your position . It is best for the Dom to be slightly diagonally behind the sub when he / she wants to hit the buttocks. By then hitting the whip horizontally it is difficult to accidentally hit the hips of the sub.
How do you maintain an SM whip?
Many of the SM whips in this category are made of leather or suede. If this material is not maintained properly, it can dry out and in the worst case crack itself. To enjoy your leather whip for as long as possible, there are a number of points you should pay attention to:
To keep your leather whip in the condition in which you bought it, it is good to use some leather grease from time to time.
Did your whip get wet? Then make sure you let it dry well in a cool, ventilated area. When it is too warm in the room, the leather can dry out.
By thoroughly cleaning the whips with saddle soap, your whip will look like new again. Lubricate your SM whip well and use a little water to dilute it if necessary. Then wipe the whip with a cloth and let it dry for a while before using it again.
Don't leave your leather whip in the sun, always put it away!
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