The 7 Tail Flex Flogging Whip is similar in feel to a flogger with its heavy weight and buttery soft, conditioned leather. This cat o’ 7 (sometimes called a cat of 7) tail leather whip is equipped with a 16 inch long silicone core handle that is firm for the first 10 inches, then becomes flexible for the last 6 inches. Strengthened by the belt insets, this makes for a snappy conductor. The long handle increases the accuracy of the blow, and the flexible silicone core directs the tails of the whip, concentrating the blow in just the localized area it’s intended for. This concentrated impact, in combination with the weight of the tails, penetrates the skin like a deep tissue massage, affecting the muscle underneath as well as the skin itself.
The 7 Tail Flex Flogger whip is great for S&M play and will leave fewer lacerations to the skin than other 7 tail whips, as it has more of a thudding impact than slicing. The beautiful craftsmanship of this whip makes it great for fetish performance art as well – you will want to show it off!
This whip is made by one of the finest whip makers in Eastern Europe and is being carried in North America exclusively by Stockroom. All of these whips are made for sexual play or flogging, not flagellation. Knots at the ends are soft in order to cause less damage to the skin. The high quality, handmade whips are braided, decreasing in width toward the ends and cut in precise strips for a more consistent impact, and feature the S&M symbol at the heel of each handle. In order to become 100% familiar with your products, all of these whips have uniform lengths. Despite the impact of the strikes, from an experienced handler these whips should not produce lacerations or marks, just a red coloration of the skin.
•36in/91.4cm in Total Length
•2.5in/6.3cm Wrist Loop
•Weighs approximately 1lb.
Silicone Core: A silicone core not only increases the overall weight of the whip, but also makes it thicker, expanding across the area of contact on the body. This not only heightens the sensation for the receiver, but also diminishes the probability of trauma. Someone who has mastered this whip should be able to play without leaving any permanent marks on the person they are playing with. Silicone also absorbs shock at the moment of the blow.
During a hard lash, the precision of the blow is very important. A silicone core not only makes for a heavier whip, but also adds flexibility and pliability, as well as making sure that it holds its shape and remains sturdy. This flexibility makes it easier to direct the whip. Using the firm handle to direct a blow, the flexible body of the whip follows the direction in which the handle moves.
Calfskin: The further it is from the handle, the more the body of a whip must be flexible and fluid. Ideal characteristics are arrived at through an optimum selection of the right lengths, widths and closeness of the leather strap insets. A heavy whip during a blow must not injure the skin. Therefore, the material with which a whip is made is crucial. Calfskin is made from a calf under 2 years of age, making it more soft and flexible than other leather. The calfskin is saturated with dye rather than being dyed from the outside, ensuring that paint particles can’t enter tiny wounds in the skin and cause infections.
Safety and Usage
Whips should only be handled by an experienced handler. You will hit yourself on the head, arms and back while practicing, please seek out a professional for training so you don’t do any permanent damage to yourself or loved ones. If you are going to practice on your own, use proper safety gear; goggles, wide brim hat and a scarf or other neck protector. Those who practice flagellation should start with a soft flogger to warm up the skin and muscles. Paper targets are best to start with.
To keep your whip in shape and ensure that it has a long life, take care of it. The worst thing you can do is to get it dirty and wet. Both dirt and water will damage the whip and ruin it quickly. On the other hand, not all leather oils are good for your whips; they are designed to soften leather and keep it moist -- which is not a good idea, as we’ve already pointed out. If you want to break in your whip, just use it.