January 21st, 2011
By Tai Quyn Kulystin Posted in 4 Lotuses - Very Good, Impact Toys, Sh!, Text Reviews

BDSM Review: Sh! Red Rose Flogger

The Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip is pretty. Unbelievably pretty. And it inspires great jokes. And by “great” I mean terrible. I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about, alluding to roses being a gesture of love and all that. These roses are a gesture of pain. Lovely lovely pain.

I already had a rose crop that I reviewed ages ago. Unfortunately it broke mid use and I haven’t yet purchased another. It sparked my love of impact play toys that look like something else. Using roses, hearts, stars, etc. to hit people with is immensely fun. Seriously.

It’s a cat o’ nine tails in that it has… wait for it… nine falls or “tails” or individual braids of leather that you can hit someone with01. It’s really a type of flogger rather than a whip even though it is referred to as the latter. A whip is generally something with only one flexible striking point rather than multiple. Of course, this varies depending on who you talk to.

This flogger is sturdy and fairly well balanced even with its ridiculously long falls. At the end of each fall is a pretty red leather rose. The only thing I would change is to make the “stems” and leaves of the roses green, keeping the handle black and the roses red, though they also carry a purple version that is equally gorgeous.

The Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip is a little unpredictable without sufficient practice. The sensation varies from ridiculously stingy to thuddy and delicious depending on how it’s thrown. I suggest much practice on a pillow before just jumping in with it because of how different the swings are. Of course, practice will only get you so far so a good communicative bottom is the next place to go. Personally, I really love the thud that the roses themselves produce and am not that fond of the stingyness that occurs when the braided bits of the falls02 get involved. YMMV03.

Onyx, who has been the primary but not sole wielder04 says basically the same thing: “Using the rose flogger requires a certain amount of technique recalibration. The heaviness of the rose-petal ends means it balances very differently from other floggers I have used and so it felt somewhat “off” in the beginning. I had to re-learn how to swing it properly to use it to its full potential. Despite this learning curve it is very fun to use once the technique is mastered, and has a very delightful thuddy slap when it connects properly.

Once you get used to using it, though, it’s amazing. Especially for those who love thuddy toys. It is likely to send you to wonderful thuddy heaven. Love! Thanks so much to Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for sending me a Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip.

Name: Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip

Type: Flogger/Cat O’ Nine Tails

Manufacturer: Sh!

Material: Leather

Length: 30 inches (total) 18 inches (falls).

Sensation: Stingy – 1 (out of 3) | Thuddy – 3 (out of 3)

Rating: 4 Lotus’ (out of 5) – Very Good & Highly Recommended

  1. from now on known just as falls []
  2. the stems []
  3. Your Mileage May Vary, for those non-acronymistic types out there. []
  4. I really need to get a bottom to play with one of these days. []

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