Improve Knowledge - September 15, The smartest and safest approach to any of this, especially when exploring, start with soft strokes, focusing on larger areas that are easier and safer to stroke buttocks, back, not shoulders or spine. As soon as someone says the identified safe word, this signals to stop all activity. Make sure your safe word is something easy to remember, and not something that may likely come up in play. Simply begin by giving your partner a few light strokes with a light flogger, and take your time. The more thorough the warm-up, the more prepared you and your partner will be.
BDSM 101: Floggers (how to choose and use a flogger)
BDSM -- The Basics of Flogging by Keith L. Kendrick
Floggers are versatile in the range of use and impact there are various strengths ranging from light, medium, and heavy strokes. Other areas to flog, but do so with caution for issues of sensitivity and potential for injury, include the butt, thighs, and breasts. Please note, there is quite a bit of controversy out there as to whether or not flogging should be used on areas of the body other than the back. Some individuals in the BDSM community suggest other areas are safe to flog as long as you flog lightly, however, others strongly advise to use floggers for the back only. For this is tip it is recommended to focus flogging only on the back while you are still new to the activity.
Flogging 101: Where and How to Flog
To the novice flogging may look easy, and actually it's not that difficult, but it does require concentration and physical exertion along with some practice. However, knowledge of some basic guidelines can greatly enhance the learning curve and enrich the experience for both the top and the bottom. And a beginner would do well to practice on a wall or pillow, focusing on the intended striking point. Before any flogging, the participants should negotiate what is desired and what isn't, along with what safe-word or other indication the bottom is to use to slowdown or stop the flogging.
Now that we've talked about what kinds of floggers to use, and how to use them safely, it's time to get to the real fun stuff: how to use a flogger! The most basic place to start any how-to on the art of flogging is how to hold a flogger. Holding a flogger isn't difficult anyone who knows anything about flogging should feel free to skip this section , but you may find that your first impulse, which is to grab the handle of the flogger near the end, isn't the most effective.