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Kink Dictionary – Flogging

What is Flogging?

Flogging, also known as flagellation, is a BDSM activity that involves striking a person with a flogger, which is a tool made up of multiple tails or strands attached to a handle. Flogging can be used for a variety of reasons, including pleasure, pain, and punishment.

The History of Flogging

Flogging has been used for centuries in various cultures as a form of punishment or religious purification. In BDSM, flogging has been a popular activity since the 1970s, when the leather subculture began to emerge in the United States.

The Different Types of Floggers

There are many different types of floggers, each with their own unique characteristics. Some common types include:

  • Suede floggers
  • Leather floggers
  • Rubber floggers
  • Chain floggers
  • Knotted floggers

How to Safely Engage in Flogging

Before engaging in flogging, it is important to establish clear boundaries and safe words with your partner. It is also important to start slow and gradually build up intensity, as well as to avoid striking certain areas of the body, such as the kidneys, spine, and neck.

The Pleasure and Pain of Flogging

For many people, flogging can be a highly pleasurable experience, as the sensation of being struck can release endorphins and create a sense of euphoria. However, flogging can also be painful, and it is important to communicate with your partner throughout the experience to ensure that everyone involved is comfortable and safe.

Exploring Flogging in BDSM

Flogging can be a powerful tool for exploring dominance and submission in BDSM relationships. By establishing clear roles and boundaries, flogging can help to create a sense of trust and intimacy between partners.


Flogging is a popular BDSM activity that can be used for pleasure, pain, and punishment. By establishing clear boundaries and safe words, and by exploring different types of floggers, flogging can be a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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