Flagellation

Last Updated: November 26, 2018

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Definition - What does Flagellation mean?

Flagellation is the act of whipping or flogging a person. Although it may sound painful it is a common erotic activity in BDSM play. Dominant players will often flog their submissive partners with toys like whips, cat o' nine tails, and floggers. Flagellation is typically used as a punishment for disobedient submissives, and the physical discomfort this act causes can be very erotic and sexually stimulating. These toys are often constructed from materials such as leather, rubber, nylon, hemp, and even metal.

Kinkly explains Flagellation

Practice makes perfect when it comes to flagellation, and for those who enjoy this sort of thing, nothing quite compares to the feeling of being whacked by an experienced flogger. If you're just getting started with flagellation, you should take the time to learn the basic proper techniques. For instance, try to avoid striking the spine when flogging your submissive, as this can be very painful, and not in a good way. You should also try to avoid wrapping the tips or your flogger or whip around your target's body curves, since this can cause a very unpleasant stinging sensation.

Before a flagellation session, you should communicate with your submissive to determine what he or she likes and dislikes. A safeword should also be decided upon beforehand, so your submissive can let you know when he or she has had enough. Establishing these clear limits can help eliminate hard feelings and make play time fun.

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