Are cat o' nine tails considered a flogger or a whip?

Tart Tart
Just curious.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Whip
Airen Wolf , DeliciousSurprise , Unconventional , Sir , ToyTimeTim , Kindred , Sexymami69 , HisLittleGirl , The Nakanas , 00 , Waterfall , J's Alley , DustBunny , Liz2 , Miss Cinnamon , Alicia , meganthomas , Tart , chocoqueen , SexyTabby , Stujen , rdytogo , Madeira , Bellimum , Envy , potstickers , NuMe , dv8 , KatPawz2003 , K91 , lunapixie , Kaltir , cburger , soyandapplecrisp , Elnoa , CoffeeCup , LittleOne , CAKES , catalunalilith , Sex'и'Violence , mistre$$ , Stagger13 , AmberM , Ryuson , submissive.sweetheart
45  (70%)
Flogger
Kayla , sbon , Lady Neshamah , strawberrystwstd
4  (6%)
Maybe both?
Carrie Ann , Sera , Phoenix713 , StrawberryEve , Lady Venus , leatherlover , CheerfulLoner , namelesschaos , null , shelly8791 , chidoll , Jazz , sarki , Vanessa Weiss
14  (22%)
Neither!
Trashley
1  (2%)
Total votes: 64
Poll is closed
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Tart
Just curious.
Cats are whips with defined and usually weighted falls. They are also categorized as flails. Floggers usually have many falls that are uniform in length and size and are not weighted.
11/01/2010
Trashley Trashley
I would call it a flogger more than a whip.. oh my god, maybe it's because I'm so fucking tired of seeing ten thousand floggers on EF called whips so if I see any more stuff miscategorized as a whip I freak out. I know a cat o nine tails is still technically a whip but the general whip term is just so abused that I'm a bit protective of it unless it's the really traditional basic one-strand-only term. I'd be alright categorizing it as flails or as just a general whipping device..
11/01/2010
Tart Tart
And the debate continues... It's like the epic chicken or the egg.
11/01/2010
Sir Sir
It's a whip. That's why the technical term is actually "cat of nine tails WHIP." And yes, they do call many floggers on this site whips, but what can you do? Those are floggers - cat of nine tails are whips.
11/01/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I see a cat...as a whip. I consider a flogger to be more "gentle" and less stinging in BDSM play. When we are finished my bod shows more evidence from a whip, such as a cat...then from a flogger.
I enjoy both but for me a flogger is more of a warm-up.
11/04/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I voted both because, honestly, I've seen a lot of them and some are quite whippy - as a cat SHOULD be - and some are pretty simple floggers with 9 tails that someone is calling a cat.

I think, however, that both floggers and whips are... whips. A flogger is a multi-tailed whip. A single tail is a single tailed whip. A cat is a 9 tailed whip.

We just get too picky sometimes, trying to box everything into its own little box.
11/04/2010
Sera Sera
Quote:
Originally posted by Tart
Just curious.
I think it's considered both, at least in my opinion.
11/04/2010
Phoenix713 Phoenix713
Quote:
Originally posted by Tart
Just curious.
I'd say both, definitely, because I can't decide.
11/05/2010
Bill Ditchburn Bill Ditchburn
I've always considered it to be a whip if it has braided lashes; a flogger if it has flat lashes, but then again, I've only spent a decade or so making them! Let the debate continue.
11/11/2010
StrawberryEve StrawberryEve
I think it might depend on the length for me. a shorter one is a flogger, but a longer one is a whip in my opinion.
11/26/2010
sbon sbon
I've always thought of it as a flogger.
12/15/2010
rdytogo rdytogo
My opinion is that it is a whip.
12/17/2010
CheerfulLoner CheerfulLoner
Going by the olde worlde term...e, to be flogged -is- to be whipped.

Both.

TO THE YARDARM WITH ALL'O YA!
12/17/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by Bill Ditchburn
I've always considered it to be a whip if it has braided lashes; a flogger if it has flat lashes, but then again, I've only spent a decade or so making them! Let the debate continue.
So, Bill, would you call the Viper Tongue a whip or a flogger?

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12/23/2010
Kaltir Kaltir
I've always heard it called a whip.
03/05/2011
catalunalilith catalunalilith
i've always heard of them being refered to as whips... i'd never really considered it
07/12/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Cats are whips with defined and usually weighted falls. They are also categorized as flails. Floggers usually have many falls that are uniform in length and size and are not weighted.
I agree. Definitely a whip.
07/12/2011
sarki sarki
Could really be either
07/19/2011
Vanessa Weiss Vanessa Weiss
I always considered floggers to be... uh... a class of whip. So I chose "both."
07/27/2011
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 18