Difference between whip and flogger?

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Difference between whip and flogger?

AnnMorette AnnMorette
What exactly is the difference between a whip and a flogger? Looking around different fetish stores it looks like the two are interchangeable. What makes something a whip and what qualifies something as a flogger?
05/13/2012
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KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I remember reading once that if the falls are braided it's a whip and if they're not it's a flogger, though most of the times when I think of a whip I think of the kind Indiana Jones carries.

But according to this no one can really agree on what to call them. xD
05/13/2012
BloodHound BloodHound
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Originally posted by AnnMorette
What exactly is the difference between a whip and a flogger? Looking around different fetish stores it looks like the two are interchangeable. What makes something a whip and what qualifies something as a flogger?
Angel has a really good point. It's hard to nail down an exact definition.

Whips range in sizes of 2 feet all the way up to 8 and 10 feet. Within the world of whips, whips that are 4 feet and under are considered 'snake whips', then there is a grey area of the 'mini bull whip' which is usually 5 to 7 foot whips depending on who you talk to and then finally the 8 to 10 feet range of a full bull whip. With an Indiana Jones style whip (his is a bull whip)you can actually crack the whip on someones skin and leave raised welts an in extreme forms of play can even draw blood.

With a flogger you are looking at a broader distribution of the sensation. In my experience with a flogger I haven't been able to leave welts but you can still have intense impact play with a flogger. Floggers range in material from regular cow hide to the more exotic leathers such as elk,kangaroo,and buffalo.

If you're looking for a whip or flogger be sure you know what you want and and can see the product before you make a purchase. With such a wide range of definitions that's the safest way to ensure you get what you really want.
05/13/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Agree with both of you. I was always under the impression that floggers have multiple tails and that whips have a single tail and are generally longer. The fact that some toys that I would call floggers have the word whip in their title is annoying. It does seem that different people have different definitions.
05/15/2012
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