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Flogger

Updated: NOVEMBER 25, 2021

A flogger is a device used to flog, or whip, a consenting partner, usually during a BDSM scene. Floggers typically consist of several tails attached to a rigid handle. The tails may be made from a number of materials, including horsehair, rubber, or leather.

To flog a person is to hit or strike a person’s bottom or back repeatedly with a flogger (a leather or rope instrument that looks similar to a cat-o-nine tails), while they hold onto or are tied to a wall or bed. This is generally considered to be a bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism (BSDM) activity, although it can be done by anyone possessing a flogger.

Flogging someone does not have to be something that causes the receiver pain in any way and it isn’t always an extreme sexual activity. In BDSM, the aim isn't to harm but to use pain to increase sensation, and therefore sexual pleasure.

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Flogging is something of an art. When flogging someone, the flogger should start out slowly and softly, and take cues from his or her partner. Establishing a safe word is important during a flogging scene. The traffic light code - green for continue, yellow to slow down, and red to stop - is very common.

More advanced and experienced floggers may use harder materials, such as chains, to flog. This is not recommended for unpracticed floggers, as the materials can be painful and leave marks.

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