Reviewing Black Large Rubber Whip from Babeland

blklargerubberwhipI like a good spanking, whether I’m the giver or receiver so when I saw the Black Large Rubber Whip on my Babeland reviewer’s list, I immediately decided to add it to my collection. The adjective ‘Large’ applies to the tails of the whip, a multitude of spaghetti-like thin rubber strands at 14″ long. The Pink Medium and Red Mini have shorter strands.

I pulled the flogger out the other night for use by Jaz and I. Early on, we discovered our mutual enjoyment of impact play, and often include it as part of our sexual relationship. I frequently spank while fucking and have found my hand, my belt and various paddles to be the best for that ‘close-in work’. The flogger doesn’t lend itself to this, not with those 14″ strands. It’s really more suited to a ‘stand and deliver’ approach, which also gives you a better chance of hitting your intended target with it.

I admit I’m a beginner when it comes to using a flogger and so is Jaz, and in the interest of helping other beginners, you need to be mindful of some safety issues. This flogger in specific and most floggers in general, are made in such a way that injuries and marks aren’t as common as something like a paddle, or even your hand. The multiple strands spread the impact out and you can get a good ‘thud’ impact along with a nice sting when the tips of the strands hit. But even when Jaz stood up to use it on my upper back and ass, and delivered some good blows, she didn’t make a mark. So this is a good toy to use if you want the fun of impact but don’t want to deal with explaining why you’re bruised or have all those red marks.

In terms of sensations, this flogger isn’t just for impact, either.  Jaz spent a lot of time tantalizing and tormenting me by running the strands across my body, mixing that sensation with the sharp thud and sting of impact.  And then there’s that handle.. I’m sure there are ways you could make use of that as well.

If you’re interested in looking at other impact toys or items in the ‘Sensation’ category, Babeland has a great page outlining all their toys by Sensation subcategory along with information to help you make purchasing decisions. Also, for us beginners, some words about safety are needed and I found a page on BDSM Safety and Common Sense that has great information. In particular, for impact play involving other than floggers — hands and paddles for example — it’s important to avoid vulnerable parts of the body: face, neck, kidney/lower back, joints. Even with this flogger, there’s a danger that with those long strands, you could accidentally hit someone’s face when you’re aiming for their upper back, or strike them between the legs when you were aiming for their ass. Not that using this on someone’s pussy, dick
or breasts is a bad idea, just that you want to know what you’re striking ahead of time. To that end, I think practice is important with a flogger this long. Babeland has this tip on the page I linked to above:

Flogging tip: Hang an old leather jacket on a door or chair. Whip away. As you practice different strokes, see if you can make contact only with the shoulders and avoid the lower part of the jacket. This will improve your aim and your arm—and make you a bottom’s dream date!

If you’re considering introducing a flogger to your sex life, consider this one. It’s big enough to get your partner very worked up, yet small enough to fit into a large purse or overnight bag easily. But at $30, make sure you choose the size that suits how you want to play. If you want to stand up and deliver to your partner, this is a good one, you can get a full arm swing into it and strike across the entire buttocks or back. If you’re like me and want a flogger for more close-in work, perhaps one of the smaller ones would be a better choice. The Pink Medium goes for $20 and I estimate the strands are about 7″ long. The Red Mini is shorter than that and is on special for $12.80 right now. Either of these smaller ones would be good for genital and breast flogging.

pros

  • allows you to explore impact play with less chance for injury or marking than other such toys
  • less expensive than floggers of comparable size made with leather or suede

cons

  • I don’t know for sure, but I wonder how much use those delicate strands would put up with, I’d love to hear from someone who has had one for a while.

I’m going to rate this at 4 boots for it’s benefit to beginners.  The price point isn’t bad for the size and, for a lot of people, this will be the only flogger they need.

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23 Responses to Reviewing Black Large Rubber Whip from Babeland

  1. That whip looks pretty whimpy, Kyle, in light of this training video.

  2. Kyle says:

    Ruby .. LOL.. ‘training video’ yeah, this implement wouldn’t stand up to that kind of use, for sure.. thanks for the link, it brought back great memories.

  3. DolphynGyrl says:

    I have one of these (probably not the exact model). It’s good for a warm up, but doesn’t really have that much impact. I believe the strands are fairly sturdy, but only because I have a habit of pulling on them.

    Mainly I just really like this for a zoned-out tactile thing… I like the way the tails feel rolled between my hands, when I tug on them, or just snapping gently.

    I’m guessing NOT what the makers had in mind. :)

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