flog [flog, flawg]
verb (used with object), flogged, flogging.

To beat with a whip, stick, etc., usually in the BDSM lifestyle as punishment; whip; scourge.

We’ve been asked, “if they do the same thing, what is the difference between whips and floggers and how do I know which one is right for me”?


In a nutshell, a whip is a general, umbrella term that covers many sub- categories: Canes, floggers, crops, paddles, and whips. The main difference in these subcategories is in their flexibility.  Canes , crops, and paddles are typically inflexible objects made from solid materials like wood,  steel, or even bamboo,  but floggers and whips are much more flexible.

They are all designed to strike or inflict pain upon the recipient.  Both floggers and whips come in a wide variety of materials: leather, faux leather, chains, rubber, fake fur, pretty much any material that can move freely with a flick of your arm.

Keep in mind, that floggers typically have multiple tails or strands  (usually more than nine). And whips generally have a single tail or strand.

The main difference between being flogged and whipped is in your stance.

The sound achieved from flogging can sound  like a thud and you can enjoy a stinging sensation which can be described as being as soft as a feather  to being as sharp as a knife cutting your skin.

Whichever striking method you choose, always remember to have a safe word so your partner can go as intense as you can handle and a safe word to know when to ease back.