How to Beat, Whip, Spank &etc. Your Slave
When Alexandra and I started talking I searched for S&M websites that would offer safety advice and interesting torture techniques for whipping, spanking and the like.Here’s a list of the S&M reference pages I found. Some are well known but perhaps they’ll help someone.
General and Oddities of Beating a Slave
It depends on the results you want. If you have time enough, bind the bottom in the chosen position, get yourself a chair, sit down comfortably, and test the bastinado technique. Hit just hard enough to get some reaction from your bottom, and keep hitting regularly and rhythmically on both feet simultaneously or alternating between them.
For us, hitting the hands has an added delight in the fact that you are in front of the punished, looking at the fear in her eyes, and noticing the trembling of her offered hand. After hitting, you can see the delightful suffering and the tears on her face.
You should choose your whipping paraphernalia with care. Each item affects the skin differently. Flogging, which manifested as Whipping, Caning or Spanking, is one of my personal favourites. I thoroughly enjoy a good hard over the knee spanking. Of all flogging equipment this is the easiest to use. It is so basic. …
Physically, what is happening during a beating is that energy is being transmitted from the top to the bottom’s body surface. The cells are compressed, causing nerve cells sensitive to pressure to respond, and in most cases at least some of the cells are unable to absorb the energy and are damaged or destroyed, provoking a pain response too. Even fairly light beatings cause some tissue damage, though fortunately you can go a long way before damage to the surface becomes life-threatening: a greater danger is in damaging vital organs near the surface, which is why certain areas of the body should be avoided as explained in the notes on Safety.
Flagellation is both one of the most physical and one of the most psychologically powerful SM activities. It therefore provides a good illustration of the two intermingled pleasures of SM. …
Birch Rods 101
This article is rewritten from a previous essay and examines the proper construction of a genuine birch rod.
Prompted by the use of this implement in “The Yellow Room” (and if you haven’t read the book elsewhere on this site yet, you should!), I was sufficiently intrigued about its use and effect to consider making one. This page is an ongoing description of how I fared, along with one young lady’s account of the results.
Paperback cover by Sardax.
Psychologically, it can be highly fetishized and formal. Physically, it places great demands on the Canee’s resolution and fortitude. For the caner it is almost an equally challenging exercise in concentration, technical skill, and psychological dominance.
Many people are (rightly) fearful of “The Cane”. At school I was subjected to its full potential as an instrument of punishment. …
The cane is the reason why erotic flagellation is known as the English Vice. As iconic as the maritime cat-o’-nine-tails, Scottish tawse, fraternity paddle, and the American bullwhip may be, none is so perfectly suited to the task at hand. None possesses the elegant severity of a thin, swishy wand of rattan.
Every flogging is at least slightly different, even between the same partners using the same equipment and the same scenario. The range of what different people do at different times in different combinations is virtually infinite, and ranges from the merely symbolic to the … and this is not necessarily a bad thing … profoundly traumatic.
If all things are equal, the more tails a flogger has, the slower it travels, and the longer the tails are, the more leverage is gained. Both of the above make a flogger heavier, but the longer tails can make it disproportionately more difficult to control, therefore many of the ‘standard’ floggers have tail lengths between 15 and 22 inches. It is possible to do quite interesting things with a long flogger, such as laying it down an entire back at once, but this is not recommended for beginners as it can take serious practise to do well. Very short floggers have special uses for close work, one nipple at a time, that sort of thing. Floggers with perhaps 15 to 25 tails are average, twice that makes a heavier version of the same design.
Areas of the body such as joints, or places where internal organs are not protected by bones, should never be struck with anything harder than a caressing, brushing stroke. Also, avoid heavily striking areas over bones that aren’t protected by layers of tissue, such as the collarbone and the anklebones. Don’t strike the bottom’s face when the bottom’s eyes are open and unprotected.
When flogging the back heavily, avoid the lower back below the ribcage, where the kidneys are exposed. Also, avoid striking the spine heavily and directly. Avoid heavily striking the base of the neck, or anything above it.
One of the factors that sets spanking apart from other forms of swatting is the deliberate and sometimes ceremonial positioning of the participants. While some spankings are haphazard, I prefer spankings that include the ritual of positioning.
If you’d like to talk to people who spank and enjoy being spanked and read spanking stories you might enjoy the Google group soc.sexuality.spanking. First you might want to read the soc.sexuality.spanking FAQ.
A spanking can be done in any number of positions and is comprised of striking the buttocks and sometimes the upper thighs. There are those who say a spanking is only a spanking if just a hand is used and only buttocks are struck. I’m not one of those.
But while administering the strap was an art, avoiding its full effects was an even greater one. Few modern pupils will have heard of their grandfather’s ideas. Such as placing a horsehair across the palm or rubbing the palm with a raw onion to cut down the pain. Other boys and girls placed their faith in spitting on their hands, or, if lucky enough, heating their fingers and palms on a radiator before receiving their punishment. …
One way of thinking about whipping is as another way of touching someone. People who are just getting into SM frequently play with spanking; it’s fun to be spanked! It’s a punishment, it’s a strong stimulus, it hurts very pleasurably. But if you’ve ever spanked anyone for a long time you know that your spanking hand wears out quickly!
Well, that’s what whips are for—to allow you to hit someone for a longer time, without tiring out. There are many varieties of whips (cat-o-nine tails, heavy floggers, canes, light braided switches, suede pussy whips, and on and on), all of which feel very different and which have their own individual effect. …
In my desire to frighten her i was concentrating on walking it higher up her inner thigh and forgot about the ceiling fan. When the fall caught in the fan blade I just kept following thru and in a single second my romantic night was over and the fan was not so delicately laying atop my sub. LESSON ONE: always check for clearance a 4’ bullwhip means an 8’ ball of potential objects to break.
The Cat o’nine tails (1) and (2).
Scourges, multi-tailed whips, had been used as a punishment instrument throughout all man’s history. Egyptians, Romans, Hebrews, everybody had them. But the most famous is the “cat o’nine tails”, “cat o’nine” o just “the cat”.
Pointers to BDSM websites featuring reference materials on corporal punishment will be appreciated. No pay sites.