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Review: Sh! Red Rose Flogger

The Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip is pretty. Unbelievably pretty. And it inspires great jokes. And by “great” I mean terrible. I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about, alluding to roses being a gesture of love and all that. These roses are a gesture of pain. Lovely lovely pain.

I already had a rose crop that I reviewed ages ago. Unfortunately it broke mid use and I haven’t yet purchased another. It sparked my love of impact play toys that look like something else. Using roses, hearts, stars, etc. to hit people with is immensely fun. Seriously.

It’s a cat o’ nine tails in that it has… wait for it… nine falls or “tails” or individual braids of leather that you can hit someone with01. It’s really a type of flogger rather than a whip even though it is referred to as the latter. A whip is generally something with only one flexible striking point rather than multiple. Of course, this varies depending on who you talk to.

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This flogger is sturdy and fairly well balanced even with its ridiculously long falls. At the end of each fall is a pretty red leather rose. The only thing I would change is to make the “stems” and leaves of the roses green, keeping the handle black and the roses red, though they also carry a purple version that is equally gorgeous.

The Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip is a little unpredictable without sufficient practice. The sensation varies from ridiculously stingy to thuddy and delicious depending on how it’s thrown. I suggest much practice on a pillow before just jumping in with it because of how different the swings are. Of course, practice will only get you so far so a good communicative bottom is the next place to go. Personally, I really love the thud that the roses themselves produce and am not that fond of the stingyness that occurs when the braided bits of the falls02 get involved. YMMV03.

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Onyx, who has been the primary but not sole wielder04 says basically the same thing: “Using the rose flogger requires a certain amount of technique recalibration. The heaviness of the rose-petal ends means it balances very differently from other floggers I have used and so it felt somewhat “off” in the beginning. I had to re-learn how to swing it properly to use it to its full potential. Despite this learning curve it is very fun to use once the technique is mastered, and has a very delightful thuddy slap when it connects properly.

Once you get used to using it, though, it’s amazing. Especially for those who love thuddy toys. It is likely to send you to wonderful thuddy heaven. Love! Thanks so much to Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for sending me a Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip.

Product Specs

Name: Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip

Type: Flogger/Cat O’ Nine Tails

Manufacturer: Sh!

Material: Leather

Length: 30 inches (total) 18 inches (falls).

Sensation: Stingy – 1 (out of 3) | Thuddy – 3 (out of 3)

  1. from now on known just as falls []
  2. the stems []
  3. Your Mileage May Vary, for those non-acronymistic types out there. []
  4. I really need to get a bottom to play with one of these days. []
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Review: Fur and Leather Flogger

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For some reason I expected this to be longer, but it’s really quite short. I know it says on the product page that it’s mini, but I still imagined it to be the size of the other rabbit flogger I have, which was the inspiration for me wanting this flogger. It’s short, which isn’t bad, because that means you don’t need full swings to get at places, and it works well on just about anywhere large or small.

Like I said, I have a rabbit flogger, which is nice and soft and is “impact caresses” as Onyx and I have phrased it. The rabbit-only flogger is wonderful for those who don’t like pain at all, or when you want to be nice, or just for giving a soft massage of sorts. I like the feeling of fur flogging but was interested in having a bit more oomph to the sensation as well, so when I saw the fur AND leather flogger I knew I had to try it.

The leather definitely adds sensation. It’s not super stingy, as said above I would give it a one out of three for stingyness, so there’s definitely a little bite to it but hardly any at all. The impact caressing of the rabbit fur added to the slight stingyness of the leather creates a unique sensation. I really love the juxtaposition of this flogger against the other long suede flogger that we have and against the rabbit-ONLY one as well.

It’s not super fancy, but it definitely is unusual. While it doesn’t have any fancy braiding on it the flogger itself is well made and while the price may seem a little much for a small flogger it will last you quite a while. It would be perfect for sensation sluts as well as a great warm-up flogger for pain sluts. Overall I highly recommend it!

You can find the Fur and Leather Flogger, along with other BDSM and Fetish products and sex toys of every flavor on SexToy.Com.

Much thanks to SexToy.Com for letting me review the Fur and Leather Flogger!

Name: Mini rabbit fur and leather whip

Type: Flogger

Manufacturer: Unknown?

Material: Rabbit fur and leather

Length: 9 inches (falls) 14 inches (total)

Sensation: Stingy – 1 (out of 3)

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Review: Rose Crop

I was blown away the first time I saw a picture of this crop and just knew that I would have to get one. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and despite a few minor disappointments (see video) I really have enjoyed it and highly recommend it! In addition to being generally great as a crop in and of itself, the addition of the rose detail is just wonderful and makes it all the more special.

The crop definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s gorgeous and detailed with leaves on the long green stem and wonderfully crafted, all of the braiding is even and tight. It produces a fair amount of sting too, even though it doesn’t have any thorns (though that would be a wicked idea for a ouchy blood play cane) and is overall wonderful and beautiful!

You can find the Single Rose Crop, along with other BDSM and Fetish products and sex toys of every flavor on SexToy.Com.

Much thanks to SexToy.Com for letting me review the Single Rose Crop!

Product Specs

Name: Single Rose Crop

Manufacturer: Ruff Doggie

Material: Leather

Length: 24 inches
Width: 1 1/4 inch rose

Sensation: Stingy – 1 1/2 (out of 3)

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Review: Sportsheets Heart Impressions Crop

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I’m kind of a sucker for hearts and things with hearts on them. I was really attracted to the Heart Impressions Crop for that reason. We have a paddle with a cut-out heart that occasionally leaves imprints if hit with hard enough (ouch!) which can be really fun for pictures and the like, or for a good excuse to hit really hard, so I thought a crop that does similar would also be fun to have around.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to get the crop to actually leave an impression. I think this has to do with the fact that the leather isn’t very thick (which is normal for crops) and so there isn’t much of a distinction between the leather of the crop and the cutout. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t actually leave a heart-shaped mark, and think that the Impressions Mood Slappers from Sportsheets may do a better job at this.

However, even though the crop didn’t actually leave a mark it did still work very well as a cute short crop that is not super stingy but can sting if needed. The sting is highly variable depending on the force with which it is hit, of course, but with average force it’s not that stingy. I think of it kind of as a warm-up crop, or maybe a crop for those who don’t like a lot of sting but enjoy the impact. It makes a wicked sound, too, which I really enjoyed. It sounds a lot worse than it actually is, probably because of the red layer in between the leather loop.

While it didn’t do it’s intended purpose–impress a heart–it still works really well as a crop in general, and is still super cute. I think it would especially be the perfect crop for a beginner or someone of any level who enjoys less of a sting or likes a warm-up crop. As long as you keep in mind that the impression doesn’t work too well and just buy it for it’s other qualities I would highly recommend it.

Much thanks to Sportsheets for letting me review their Heart Impressions Crop!

Product Specs

Name: Heart Impressions Crop

Manufacturer: Sportsheets

Material: Leather and (possibly) nylon for the red color between the crop loop

Length: 16.5 inches (without leather loop handle) 24.5 inches (including leather handle)
Width: 2 inches (striking tip) 1.5 inch (heart)

Sensation: Stingy – 1 (out of 3)

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Review: Red Wide-tipped Riding Bat/Crop

red wide-tipped riding bat from SexToy.Com

As I mentioned in my Large Rubber Whip review Onyx and I are big fans of impact play toys. SexToy.Com actually has a very extensive although somewhat disorganized BDSM and Fetish section which has almost anything you could desire from beginner to advanced BDSM gear. Because of this vast selection I got to pick out quite a few different fun toys to play with including the Red Wide-Tipped Riding Bat.

The handle and tip are black while the shaft of the riding bat is red, though they do have an all black version as well. The Red Wide-Tipped Riding Bat is exactly that: wide-tipped, about two and a half (2 1/2) inches across at the leather tip and the entirety of it is about two feet (24 inches) long. It feels sturdy and well-made as well, it doesn’t feel light or flimsy like some other crops and bats I’ve held, which is definitely a plus.

According to XeroMag’s Kinky Dictionary (XeroMag has a lot of wonderful BDSM information especially for a beginner) the difference between a riding crop and a riding bat is that while they are very similar a bat is “usually slightly shorter and with a wider leather striking tip.” Although not all retailers abide by the same definitions, as I’ve seen implements with a wide tip like this referred to as crops, but even so it’s a good general distinction to make.

With crops and bats, unlike canes and floggers, one hits only with the very end of the bat instead of the majority of the object. The wider the end of the bat the less stingy the sensation, which was the majority of my reason for wanting this bat. I have a thinner tipped crop which has a sharper sting to it. While the Red Wide-Tipped Riding Bat does also sting, the sting it produces is much less sharp and more of a thud.

One of the benefits of using a crop or bat is that the striking area is very small, which means it is able to get in to smaller and more delicate areas than a large flogger for instance. It is also wonderful for striking back and forth between inner thighs or getting the tops or bottoms of breasts. Probably the most common use, of course, is on the ass.

With the right amount of force it can be wicked, just like most impact play toys, but it can also be massaging as mentioned above and a nice thuddy addition to any round of impact play. It’s really very affordable as well, at under fifteen dollars and while it can pack a pretty good wallop because it’s thuddier than a regular crops it is ideal for those who enjoy impact and sensation play but who shy away from the sting. Too often crops and bats are automatically associated with being stingy, and although this one can be stingy with enough force it’s much more subtle and pleasurable for us thuddy-loving folk.

You can find the Red Wide-Tipped Riding Bat (or Black Wide-Tipped Riding Bat) along with other BDSM and Fetish Toys and sex toys of every flavor on SexToy.Com.

Much thanks to SexToy.Com for letting me review the Red Wide-Tipped Riding Bat!

Product Specs

Name: Red Wide-Tipped Riding Bat

Length: 29.5 inches
Width: 2.5 inches (striking tip)

Sensation: Stingy – 2 (out of 3)

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Review: 1/4x20in Red Acrylic Cane

One thing I’ve noticed, too, that I forgot to mention is that a lot of people shy away from canes because they can be very wicked. The nice thing about canes is that they can produce a range of sensation, they don’t have to just be used for hard blows. I mentioned the range of sensation a bit regarding the diameter differences, but also depending on where and how hard they are used the sensation can range from light to horrible.

While many people think they don’t like canes, I challenge anyone who enjoys pain play and/or impact play to try them (since they are so darned cheap too) and play around with the sensations and intensity of the toy. I believe most people would enjoy them if they just played around with them a bit.

Find the 1/4x20in Red Acrylic Cane (also in black, purple, blue, or green) along with other BDSM and Fetish Toys and sex toys of every flavor on SexToy.Com.

Also mentioned:
3/8x30in Red Acrylic Cane which also comes in black, purple, blue, or green (you can read my review here.)
3/8x24in Red Acrylic Cane also in black, purple, blue, and green

Much thanks to SexToy.Com for letting me review the 1/4x20in Red Acrylic Cane!

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Review: 3/8x30in Red Acrylic Cane

I love canes. No, really. I mean, I often hate them as well, especially while they are being used, but I think they (can) feel great, look super sexy, and leave the prettiest marks and bruises of any impact play implement. So, when looking around at the various BDSM and Fetish Products on SexToy.Com I was instantly attracted to this gorgeous (and extremely affordable) acrylic cane.

Cane’s aren’t usually very expensive, but can range from next to nothing to around $25 or $30 at the maximum depending on material. I don’t think I’ve seen a cane for more than $30, though I could be wrong. They can be used lightly for more of a not too painful burning sensation, or up to a harsh sharp sting depending on the type and force of the blow. They are often scary to some, who associate canes with extreme pain, and while they can produce that if desired they can also be a wonderful (and inexpensive) addition to any toybox.

I have wanted an acrylic cane for a long time, mostly because I think they are absolutely gorgeous. I’m a color coordinator by nature, and I love to have all colors matching, including my toys to my restraints/rope/cuffs, clothes/lingerie, and etc. so acrylic canes are perfect for that. They are also just pretty in general, and prettier (I think) than natural canes, which is the other kind of cane we have.

The first cane we bought is rattan (I think) and the same shape as this one. It’s thicker than my new acrylic cane, but about the same length, 30 inches long. I find the length to be perfect, not too long to be annoying but long enough to get some nice good swings. The red acrylic cane is a lot more bendable than the other cane I have, and also stings more both because of it’s bendability as well as being thinner in diameter. The thinner the cane the more sting it produces.

Because it’s stingier that didn’t wholly endear it to me. I prefer my canings to burn more than sting, it’s a slight difference but definitely important. Although the way a cane is used also greatly impacts the type of sensation received, and this cane is easy to produce many different kinds of sensation with. I’m planning on getting the 1/4x20in Red Acrylic Cane to compare and contrast as well.

Find the Red Acrylic Cane along with other BDSM and Fetish Products and sex toys of every flavor on SexToy.Com.

Much thanks to SexToy.Com for letting me review the 3/8x30in Red Acrylic Cane!

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