What is a whip?
People tend to think of a whip as a "Tool for causing pain" For most of history the whip has indeed endured a tawdry reputation for being a device of torture in non-consensual situations of varying degrees of disrepute. From the deck a schooner in the hand of a disciplinarian to the Spanish inquisition, whips have been seen in art, literature and drama as a device to cause misery and to make a strong point with a human being.
Fast Forward: It's the year 2006, the fucking FUTURE people! In this modern day and age there are thousands of people around the world who are reclaiming the whip as a tool for their own ENJOYMENT.
For many if not most, this is a consensual re-contextualization of the pain that can come from whipping. The use of pain has a wide range of motivations, styles and formats depending upon the players in question.
Whips, however can be made of any number of materials ranging from super soft to super sharp etc..
Whipping can be a very pleasurable experience even when viewed from the simply sensory angle, disregarding context. I am someone who whips people alot. I have whipped several hundred people this lifetime alone. I am a big fan of taking the bad name that whipping has gotten from it's sordid past and placing it in the context of positivity in some fashion.
Whipping at it's core, is like most erotic arts, energy work. It is a method of transferring energy between the person(s) giving and the person being whipped. The form and style of whip will inform the quality of the energy being transferred.
I have had people I have whipped say "Wow that loosened up my back SO much!" I have used whipping as a way to help people overcome blocked chakras or moved out of a past pattern. Whipping can serve as a method to open and energize someone prior to a sexual experience. I have teased people with fur whips, stroked them with soft suede, lashed with with leather and thumped them with a heavy flogger. The contrast between implements and styles and degrees of intensity, create a cornucopia of sensations for almost all parts of the body (except those over soft organs)
AND Yes, it's true gang, I have even whipped people in the punishment style so disparaged by the general populace. Even here, I try to give a positive context. I never whip someone to make them feel BAD or WRONG. Rather, punishment whipping, when given the right tone, is an excellent way to achieve absolution between two parties in conflict. I have loved the times when I whipped someone good and then was able to say "Ok that ends that matter. It is now in the past and we can move forward" To the absolved, (who all of course had consensually agreed in advance to accept the punishment) it is a wonderful way to release guilt over a mistake or misaction on their part.
The tools of whipping, many of which are shown in the photo above from an erotic ice bar I did for a bachelorette party, are manifold and varried. From floggers to singletails and many other boutique style whips, human creativity has surely flourished in the department of "how can we better hit people with things"
Whipping is, like astrology and the chakra system, one of what I consider to be humanities "lost arts"... gone by the wayside or marginalized in some way by modern culture so that the average person must pursue them in an alternative way, frequently in secret.
Well, I am here as an erotic superhero to proclaim loudly: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH CONSENSUAL WHIPPING AMONG ADULTS!! so- if you have a fantasy about being whipped or spanked- feel free to go about making it into a reality...
if you have any questions- about whipping or how/where to get whipped - please do not hesitate to ask me and I can guide you toward a positive, safe experience.. namaste oh people of kinky spirit!