Well really not eighties style I simply enjoy saying the phrase.
We have created a couple of floggers recently, and we are pleasantly surprised that both have stayed assembled after a considerable amount of use.
There are lots of people out there who are more experienced at flogging than we are, simply take a survey of the participants at a kinky convention and the flogging to rope ratio is about 35 to 1. So we are looking forward to learning from others the ins and outs of flogging.
Our two floggers are made from suede and cowhide falls or tails of about 18 inches long, I have heard the recommended to start is longer than 20″. The suede is soft, with a tender impact that is reminiscent of a Turkish massage, it sexy sadistic when thudding against the skin. The suede seems like the best way to learn about flogging since its soft sensual fabric lets us swing a bit firmer and make a loud impressive smack.
The other flogger we made has roughly 18 falls of 18 inches long, its a hard leather that can have a smarter impact on the skin. It is the feared flogger so to speak. The stiff leathery tails of a half inch in width leave a rosy mark on the skin. Each individual tail greets the skin fiery hot, varying the intensity of each swing will have a different effect. The harder it swings the more profound the impact will be, this flogger is becoming our preferred way of elevating a scenes intensity.
To add flogging to our rope work creates a deeper level of trust between us. Honestly the first time flogging I was quite timid, reasonably so, you dont want to hurt your partner. Beginning flogging is an exercise in learning about your subjects limits, how their body reacts to the flogger, listening to and deciphering the vocal emanations takes time. I am learning what gets Georgia going with the flogger, where on her body to apply the impact, how far I can push her, which I am finding out happily, the horizon is quite distant.
In the end its been a great way to enhance the rope play we do, Georgia becomes quite susceptible to suggestion when her arms and legs are confined in rope while she is being spanked. Spinning her around in the air, flogging her unexpectedly is so much fun we have turned it into a fun game, as she has no idea when the impact will happen. Georgia has become quite enamored with the floggers, at times craving more than anything the warm tingling feeling on her firm ass.
We have a couple of other floggers in the works, we are learning what types of leather, lengths, and styles are best. Which in the end adds to the overall health of our relationship, it makes going to the leather store an erotic experience. In the end working together constructing these items gives the toys a special meaning, symbolic of our love for each other.