Whips are normally used to control the horse when you do horseback riding. It is also used for wild animal training. In some cowboy movies, you can see that whips are being used as a kind of weapon. During the old age, whips are being used by warriors as part of their weapon when they go to war or when they compete. Whips are also used as a form of torture and punishment for slaves and captives. Whips are also used for hunting wild animals.
The use of whips in sexual play has been part of the so called BDSM together with other bondage gears to go along with it. It will take some time for a person to master the art of whip in bondage sex. To be whipped is painful and could cause injury if it is used improperly. Before you try swinging a whip to your partner you need to learn first the basic strokes by watching some tutorials over the internet or reading the instruction guide carefully when you buy one.
There are many different kinds of whips, here are some of them:
- Stock whip – is quite long and the thong alone is ranging around 5 to 6 feet long. The thongs are bundled together which creates a full volume type of whip. The handle is also long. This whip is complete with fall and cracker.
- Bull whip – has shorter rigid handle and normally with braided thong which is much easier to use and control compared to the stock whip.
- Pocket snake – has an easier handle and with a more flexible full braided thong. It is also complete with fall and cracker. This type of whip is shorter compared to others that is why it is being called as “pocket”whip.
- Signal whip – this type of whip is originally created for controlling dog teams. The length ranges from 3 to 4 feet. Signal whips and snake whips are almost similar in terms of materials and appearance.