Flogging 80’s Style

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.

~Jay

Maui Wowie !

We have been stalking the folks at Maui Kink on twitter for a quite a while now, and we have developed a pleasant repartee. Such fun Twitter is, kind of like the worlds biggest bar !

I put up the link to their site on the left, and not trying to shill but they have some very cool handmade BDSM gear. Some really nice stuff that would enhance any serious kinksters collection of toys.

MauiKink carries everything from rope to floggers to canes.

Maui Kink rope varieties are nylon, hemp, jute, and some exotics like coconut, and palm tree rope. They also offer the really soft bamboo and silk ropes, you can specify your color, size, and type of end you would like when you place your order.

At Maui Kink they carry a nice selection of canes for the stern taskmasker, a cane for only the best of bottoms. I was delighted to see that you could create your own cane, specifying length, thickness, and handle type. Wonderful offerings !

Maui Kink also carries a nice line of paddles, fire cups, tooled leather work, and eco friendly gear. They have many accessories that take care of the little things like do it yourself supplies, and hand bags to carry all your gear.

But more than that, spending your money with someone like Maui Kink supports a small business that supports other small business. No middle man selling mass-produced toys made in some oppressive factory at Maui Kink, just handmade goodness.

~J n G

Bright Podcast

Stumbled across a podcast from a couple of Canadians, though I wont hold that against them. Their podcast is a new, refreshingly laid back approach and subdued tone you dont often find in podcasts. They talk about all areas of kink, a couple of episodes involve interviews with John Baku, the founder of Fetlife, and Graydancer, the humble steward of the bondage capital of the world.

Feel free to download from the itunes or listen to them on the web.

Enjoy !

~JM

BDSM Excursion Gone Bad

Evidently Robin Mortimer, who was the honcho of British RPM Motorsports, died during an BDSM scene.

Time to time these thing happen, and usually there is an incredibly sensationalist story covering the truth, but reasonable comment does happen

Thankfully, and perhaps surprisingly, deaths from sado-masochistic sex sessions are rare, and whilst we can argue about the rights and wrongs of the people involved, consenting adults should be allowed to explore their sexual fantasies, provided it does not affect others or involve minors.

You read the article in its entirety here.

Thanks to Ropecast for the heads up.

~JM