Floggers are clearly an amazing sex toy/accessory, but knowing where to start when making a purchase can be daunting, particularly if you’re a beginner. You want to ensure that if this is your first time purchasing, that you’re picking something that is going to work for you.
Below are some things to consider.
If you’re someone who isn’t bothered about the type of material you first use, then we recommend experimenting with silicone or leather as these both produce different sensations. If you’re vegan, however, you’ll need to find a material that is in alignment with your ethos overall. Make sure you pair your flogger with a sexy nurse costume or another outfit that will enhance desire whilst having foreplay/sex.
Believe it or not, size does matter. If you’re someone who travels often, we recommend opting for the smallest flogger as this will be easier to carry around, as well as maintain and clean. If you want to buy something bigger – check that the weight of it won’t feel too straining on your wrist in the specifications.
Please take into consideration that it may be worth having a variety of sizes to hand for the times when your libido isn’t at its highest, but you still want to play a little! Read how to increase your libido here.
There are certain floggers on the market that double up as butt plugs or dildos, and if that’s something that is important to you then we recommend going for these floggers specifically. If you’re someone who really likes to spice things up then you can always purchase a cock ring to use alongside your flogger/dildo combination.
How do I use a flogger?
Here is some advice on how to use a flogger safely
- Be confident your spouse is someone who you trust implicitly before contemplating this type of play. Figure out each other’s likes, dislikes, and boundaries.
- Take things slowly. Even if you think you understand how you feel, don’t go too hard the first time around.
- For the spouse who’s control, be sure to develop the encounter gradually. Warm-up their bottom a little, then work up to more significant effect.
- Listen attentively and make sure you speak before, during, and after. Work out safe words – happy playing!
Which flogger is the best?
This is completely down to personal preference, but if you’re a beginner we recommend going with softer, lighter floggers to ease yourself into this type of play initially. Your preference will definitely change as time develops.
What do I do if I get a rash?
It’s common to have red marks/warm skin after flogging as it’s the equivalent of slapping/hitting but on a much smaller scale. If you have developed a rash this will stay present for longer than 2-3 hours. If you find that the rash persists stop using the flogger and check that you are not allergic to the material. Similar to non-latex condoms, you may need to try an alternative.
Is flogging harmful?
When practiced correctly, no – flogging isn’t harmful. It should be pleasurable for both of you. As previously mentioned, ensure that both of you are comfortable with flogging before beginning, and that you have safe words.