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For a couple who doesn't engage in a lot of BDSM, but loves spanking, we really wanted to try a crop. The price was right and so was the experience. While this might not be impressive to BDSM veterans, it served our purposes nicely and delivered pleasure with each contact.
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Pros:
Cute design, great for beginners, easy to clean, great balance of pleasure and sting
Cons:
Hard to make the heart impression, annoying wrist strap, not for the hardcore, no swinging noise
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

I've always wanted a crop as part of a fantasy but since I'm not an avid BDSM-er or really into hard core bondage. I do love spankings though and so I wanted to find one that I visually liked and that would meet my softer needs without breaking the bank. The Impressions Crop from Spartacus left a great impression on me. It was an inexpensive choice, that was sturdy enough for mild play with my partner and I, but it probably won't excite the more experienced or advanced crop user. Anybody can use it though, it just depends on your preferences.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Flogging
    • Light play
    • Spanking
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Breasts
    • Buttocks
    • Thighs

Design / Craftsmanship / Size / Material / Features

One of the reasons the price is low on this is that it is sadly not made of real leather. Instead this is made of a faux-leather and not the best faux-leather I'm seen either. It can kind of feel like plastic as times. Good thing about it not being real leather is that it is water resistant and doesn't take as much maintenance. The crop itself (the part that is making the contact) is 2" by 2 1.2". The folded over faux-leather has a cut out heart on one side. A piece of vibrant red material is in between showing the heart shape. I love this because it matches my heart paddle. The crop is riveted around the thin plastic handle. The quality is low here so it might break if you knelt on it or something. Then handle is 13" long. Towards the base is a faux-leather cover that helps you hold it comfortably. Below this is also a hand strap.
    • Mixed material
    • Vegan

Performance

Before I gave my partner full rein, I tested this on myself. It was easy to make contact and gave a good sting without pain. I was confident that my partner wouldn't cause any unwanted pain. I loved the feel of the sting on my ass as my partner teased me. With each whack of the crop, I got more and more excited. I was a bit dissapointed that it doesn't make a noise when swung though! The amount of pain was perfect to remain as pleasure. I also loved this used on my vulva and clit as well as on my inner thighs. If you are up for it, the crop can be used to bat the breasts and nipples also. I liked using this on my partners inner thighs to mix soft touches with quick snaps.

I didn't like using the hand strap because it felt awkward and got in the way a bit. But, even when I let it dangle it seemed to get in the way too. Other than that, I really had no complaints. My partner found the handle a bit too thin for his small hands also. This can be fixed by adding electrical tape, or black medical tape to the handle.

Sadly, it takes alot of OOMPH to make a heart impression in the skin. Since this isn't the strongest in construction and thus better for lighter play, making really hard whacks isn't the easiest. We were lucky if we saw three hearts the entire time we played. An added bonus is that when not performing in sexcapades, the crop makes for an excellent out of reach spider killer!
    • Good for teasing
    • Might leave marks

Care and Maintenance

The nice thing about this not being leather is that it has a lot less upkeep. If this gets messy for whatever reason, you can take a moist cloth and soap or a cleaning spray to wipe this puppy down. You also don;t have to treat the material or give it any sort of extra attention. it is long, so you might have to get creative when storing it.
    • Easy to clean

Experience

I am rating the impressions crop fours stars. It was hard to make a heart impression and the wrist strap is annoying. it also probably won't please the experienced player. However, for our needs, it worked well, plus I love the super cute design. If you have never tried a crop before and are limited in other flogging experience, this is an excellent place to start.
Follow-up commentary
I did like this product quite a bit. My partner and I are not hardcore into BDSM, flogging, whipping etc. I just like a good ol' spanking every once in a while! It didn't hold up even to that.

I did this review in last September and it lasted a bit over a month before being broken after being used only a few times. In the floggers defense it had to go through an ordeal! I used this flogger as a prop on Halloween. Once my guy friends saw it they ran around a house party trying to whip each other. This surely was the reason it got broken so quickly. But, it was one night this all happened in! It looked perfect before that night.

So, that being said...if you are looking for a prop or a very elementary short term crop for experimentation...this is your item.

But...

If you already know you like crops, skip this, its cute design, and cheap price. You can see below where it split in half.

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It is still able to be used, but it doesn't perform as nicely.
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Comments
  • Danielle915
    Danielle915  
    This is really cute. Its a shame that it split like that. Great review!!
  • liilii080
    liilii080  
    That sucks. It's supposed to stand up to a good beating.
  • Danielle915
    Danielle915  
    @liilii080- A good beating...LOL
  • ToyingCouple
    ToyingCouple  
    Too bad this didn't hold up. Great review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    Thanks!
  • Emma (Girl With Fire)
    Emma (Girl With Fire)  
    That sucks that yours broke. I actually have this one and mine broke but it broke in the handle. Right where the metal bit goes through it. I pulled it back a little (and I mean a LITTLE) and the handle just snapped in half. I am going to review it sometime this week so hopefully I can get a photo up. Seems like these just aren't holding up to what they need to in order to be effective.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    LOL wow fail. Hearing that, I am surprised the handle withstood the guys whipping eachother!
  • BBW Talks Toys
    BBW Talks Toys  
    @Girl With Fire! Wow. That's EXACTLY where mine broke. I thought about repairing it with hot glue or something, but it just didn't seem worth the effort since the glue would cool before I actually got them connected again.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    I don't think that would hold well either
  • A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
    A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)  
    Great review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    Thanks!
  • DreamWolf
    DreamWolf  
    Great review, thank you!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    wELCOME!
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    Welcome!
  • RomanticGoth
    RomanticGoth  
    Love the spider killer idea. Thanks for sharing!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    Tehe! Thanks so much for reading my review and commenting, hun!
  • Rod Ronald
    Rod Ronald  
    Thanks for the review
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    welcome
  • tami
    tami  
    thanks
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