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When you want
an impact toy that can be incredibly light-hearted and playful -or- pack
quite the bite, there are few choices better than a riding crop.
THE Hot Pink Riding Crop by Flog Me, Baby!
Riding crops are great for their flexibility as an implement and
overall ease-of-use. There isnít much of a learning-curve, and you can
get a myriad of sensations out of a single riding crop. I swoon as
soon as I smell the leather of them, and I get wet from the fact that
they can look so delicate (to the untrained or otherwise-distracted
Flog Me, Baby!
was sweet enough to send me their
Hot Pink Riding Crop.
For you leather aficionados, donít worry! The leather is not actually
hot pink. Itís your standard, sexy black. The handle, wrist-strap and
business end of the riding crop are all 100% leather. Black
The slim body of this crop is a brilliant fuchsia weave with accents
of black. Itís soft against your skin or your lovers. (The leather parts
are soft, too, depending on how you wield the crop. More on that in a
Things to know: This riding
crop measures 28.5 inches long. Its length combined with the flexibility
of the shaft make it very whippy. Itís as much of an attention-getter as
it is functional. I love the burst of color sandwiched between the matte
black leather. The wrist-strap allows you to hang this riding crop for
storage purposes, but if youíre not going to hang it, I suggest flipping
it around, and storing it upright with the handle down toward the
For me, this is a long, long riding crop. It seems to go on
forever. In my opinion, itís closer to a dressage whip than a true
crop because of its length. However, I havenít felt a need to slip my
wrist through the strap while using it. Itís light enough and designed
in such a way that it stays securely in my hand.
Initially, I did worry a bit about its accuracy (or, rather, my
accuracy while using it) because the shaft is so damned long. (Crops
are generally short to deliver effective motivation with a simple
movement of the wrist, without causing the rider to lose balance. But
I digress, since weíre not talking riding crops for riding.)
Anyway, much to my delight, I found that this particular implement is
incredibly easy to controlÖ which means that itís easy crop your
desired target right where youíre aiming!
A few times I got
caught in the sheer deliciousness of the noise this riding crop makes
as it sails through the air. That delectable slicing noise: the sound
of an impact toy cutting through the invisible as itís about to reach
out and make contact with that which is visible. The held breath in
the liminal spaces. The gasps, moans and screams that come tumbling
out over the edgeÖ
For those looking to experiment and the light pain players:
If you and your lover(s) or play-partner(s) are into light S&M, and
nothing more, this implement could still be a delightful addition to
your toy box. Itís perfectly suitable for soft, sweet love taps (your
choice whether those escalate into something more, but they certainly
donít have to). This riding crop is also suitable for scaring the
bejesus out of someoneÖ You can get up a pretty nice rhythm just from
bouncing it through the air. Just make sure if youíre playing with
someone who doesnít like pain that you land the crop next to them and
not on their body. Seriously.
Now, for the pain-sluts and harder players: Those
of you familiar with impact toys know that the more whippy a toy, the
more sting-y its potential when it makes contact with tender flesh.
This is undoubtedly a sting-y toy. Moreso than I thought it would be.
No one ever expects thuddy from a riding crop, but this baby can feel
almost like a cane. Though I donít really need to say this, I will
anyhow: If youíre going for marked-up, deep red, and potentially
looking to leave welts (not just tender bits and bruises), please take
your consensual bottomís bottom (or thighs or breasts or
what-have-you) through a decent warm-up first! This will make things
more pleasurable for both parties, and protect the skin, too. As
aforementioned, you can use this same riding crop for a gentle,
increasingly penetrating, warm-up. Unless you regularly play with
riding crops that go on for almost 30 inches, I think a warm-up
provides the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with this
particular crop before youíll be annoyed for aiming incorrectly or
hitting too softly when you meant to really leave an impression. Hee.
A word of warning: I am a pink-slut. Fuchsia and
magenta shades, especially. If you are not, this pretty
riding crop is
also available with a black, red, blue, purple, or light pink shaft. I
do think there is something wonderful about combining the girlishness
of pink with the bite of well-wielded impact toy. Pick your poison
over at Flog Me, Baby! and
tell Ďem Mistress Arabella sent you.