Flogging

Flogging – it’s a pain practice in BDSM, beating with different tools.

Flogging goals. Flogging for the sake of receiving sadomasochistic pleasure can be conducted on subspace, on orgasm, or on catharsis (tears). The result is determined by a combination of several conditions: the characteristics of the reaction of the masochist, the psychological context of the action, and the flogging technique. In the first two options, the pleasure can be present directly in the process of flogging or felt later, whereas flogging on catharsis is obtained after the action. In this case, it is possible to obtain in a single action a sequential acquisition of an orgasm first, then a subspace. Other combinations are impossible, because of the hormonal background. The above three options are given from the point of view of the bottom; from the point of view of the sadist, the goal is a pleasure in the opposite, painful or positive – that depends on the reactions of the bottom one.

 

In addition to flogging, there are some pain-related physiological effects for the pleasure:

 

- Punishing flogging, where is no goal of obtaining pleasure by any of the partners. The purpose of this flogging is, at first, to change the behavior of the bottom, and, at the second - the restoration of harmony in the relationship, the sense of redemption of guilt.

- Fetish flogging, where it is important not so much the pain and physiological effects from it, as a fetish on the very fact of flogging, the symbolism of "punishment", subordination, and so on.

Both punishment and fetish floggings belong to the practice of the BD, in the first case, it is a disciplinary practice (even if it was punishment in the DS-pair), in the second - game.

 

Flogging methods. According to the used devices, there are the following methods of flogging which can be distinguished:

- Flagellation – flogging with long flexible tools (flogger, whip, lash, etc.) Devices can be leather and rope (traditional sea "cats"), metal from chains ("silver rain", etc.), or from another material.

- Spanking – with hard wide devices: paddles, belt or belt tools (slippers, etc.)

- Section - is the impact of elastic devices: rods or rattan cane, as well as a stack.

 

It should be noted that in all cases, it is not just a matter of the difference between devices, but usually the psychology of the action, and its goals. For example, spanking is often arranged as a game punishment, and the action is "in tears", sometimes - on orgasm, and very rarely on subspace.

 

Separate types of the flogging. There are types of flogging, which tools cannot be attributed to one of the groups mentioned above, for example, nettle flogging, or devices combining the impact and the effects of electricity. There are some variants of flogging, classified by the place of impact, it is bastinado - flogging of the feet, flogging of the genitals.

 

Flogging methodology. Each type of flogging (flagellation, section, and spanking) has its own methodology allows achieving the necessary effect, while minimizing the risk. The methodology includes permissible and unacceptable areas for impact, the division of the action into a number of stages, different versions of poses of the bottom during flogging, fixing him, various stands of the sadist, and types of strikes, alternation of their strength and tempo, and much more. There are a large number of different tools for having been created for flogging - about a hundred species, in particular, many of them for flagellation. But only the psychological context of the action and the method of influence decide what the result of the flogging will be. One and the same instrument of the same bottom one can be flogged for pleasure (in any of the three variants), and for punishment (only pain without pleasure).