Florentine flogging is a flogging technique that uses two identical floggers in both hands. The flogger starts by striking the submissive on one side - let's call it the right side - in one fluid motion from the shoulder to the left. Roughly halfway through the first strike, the flogger then raises his or her left hand and begins a flogging stroke from the left shoulder to the right hip. Ultimately, the floggers arms will be moving together in a figure eight pattern. As the right arm is following through with the first strike, the left arm will be starting the second strike, creating an X pattern on the floggee's back. When viewed from a distance, the flogger will look as though he is rhythmically creating a figure eight on the floggee's back as he gains momentum and speed.