Eden leather crop by EdenFantasys - review by sXeVegan90

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Are you looking for a crop that is sturdy, affordable, and beautiful? If you're into BDSM or just like getting kinky, this is a wonderful crop for both. Made of leather and a durable inner core, this crop is perfect for nights (or days) when you want to reward or punish your lover with a good thwack.
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Pros:
Durable, flexible, won't break easily
Beautiful colors
Great length
Cons:
Difficult to store
Strap is relatively thin
Not vegan
Can be difficult to clean
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This leather crop by Eden Toys is intended for use by those who love impact play. If you're a fan of being spanked, thrashed, and punished, then this may be the perfect purchase for users ranging from beginner to advanced. This leather crop can be used for light play, spanking, and teasing your partner throughout the entire session if you so choose. This crop would also be a great accessory to take with you to a play party, bachelorette party for a gag gift, or any other kind of event that would require a crop. Best used on larger areas such as the back, breasts, buttocks and thighs, the leather crop by Eden Toys is wonderful for pinpoint and precise lashings.

The crop is travel friendly, but only if you're not easily embarrassed and it may fit into luggage crossways. The crop is best used in a bedroom setting only, so do not take the crop into the bathroom or pool area in case of water getting on the leather.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Light play
    • Spanking
    • Teasing
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Breasts
    • Buttocks
    • Thighs

Design / Craftsmanship / Size / Material / Features

The Eden leather crop is made from leather and plastic. Leather rates a 7 out of 10 on the Eden safety scale while plastic rates an 8 out of 10. If sharing this crop, please remember that leather is a porous material, and will soak up bodily fluids like a sponge. In this instance, you should consider the crop fluid bonded, and should not use with multiple partners to be on the safe side. Leather has a natural scent to it as with any other leather piece such as a handbag or jacket, and the crop is no exception.


The herringbone pattern of the purple and black leather

The shape is that of a standard crop and doesn't have any extra bells or whistles. It consists of a handle, a long shaft, and the folded leather tip is secured in place by a wrapped thread around the end of the shaft. The tip seems very well secured without a chance of coming off or slipping from the thread holding it to the shaft, and the braided leather covering the shaft and handle seems to be well made with little chance of falling apart any time soon. The plastic cane beneath the leather seems durable enough that it handles even the heaviest of hands, making this crop extremely durable to even more advanced users who have a rougher playtime in mind. Lightweight and easy to use, this crop will not tire your arm out even during longer than normal sessions.


The handle of the crop with the strap braided securely


The tip of the crop with the matte unfinished leather and the thread securing the tip in place

The feel of the leather under the fingertips is smooth, while the braid in it gives it a lot of texture to grip easily. The tip of the crop feels matte and smoother due to the fact it is made from an unfinished leather. This tip has a stronger scent than the rest of the crop, but neither scent can be detected unless put directly under the nose. Measuring in at 27-1/2 inches in total length, this purple and black leather crop is a beautiful and stylish accessory to your BDSM arsenal. The tip of this crop measures in at 2 inches wide, and 3.5 inches long, and is a great size for accurate aim. The handle of the crop comes in at 7 inches in length, while the shaft of the crop is 17 inches.
    • Leather
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

Performance

This is a great crop for teasing your partner. With heavier play, this crop may leave marks in its wake, but it will take continuous rough strikes for this crop to do so, depending on how tough one's skin is. If the user is forceful enough, this crop will hurt in a stinging, cool-heat kind of pain, but love taps can leave a nice thud on the skin. While the crop is not super-intense, this is a wonderful addition to an arsenal if you like working your way up from lighter to harder cropping/flogging toys. This crop can take a lot of abuse in the sense that the plastic cane inside is flexible enough to handle even the hardest swing and impact on the crop. However, it is not recommended that you bend the cane too much, as it could possibly snap.

The leather tip held on well with rough play, and the thread seems to be tightly woven enough that it won't fall apart or shift if the crop is taken care of. The length of the crop has enough reach that you can distance yourself from your partner and still get a good swing. If you're using this crop, it takes some getting used to with your swings to be sure you're hitting your partner with the matte tip instead of the cane itself. Once you've fully conditioned yourself to it's use, you can snap your partner with the very tip of the crop to create an even stingier sensation. This crop can create red marks, but I do not see this crop breaking the skin or causing bloodshed even with harder strikes to the skin as the matte finish of the crops tip is soft and smooth and is delicate toward the skin unlike other finished leather products.

The strap of this crop stays on well if you have bigger hands, and keeps the crop from flying out of the hand should your palms become sweaty during play. If users have smaller hands the strap may not be secure enough to keep the crop from flinging out of their hand while in use. The strap is made from a thin piece of leather, but is wide and slips over even the largest hands easily. It is attached securely into the handle.

While in use, the crop can be fairly loud when it snaps against the skin, and makes a thudding noise when it makes contact. If you're swinging it with more force, it makes a cutting sound through the air as you swing it. You may or may not be able to hear the thud when it hits the skin through the door, so err on the side of caution if you're worried about someone hearing this slapping against your partner.
    • Good for teasing
    • Might leave marks
    • Stingy

Care and Maintenance

Leather is an extremely porous material so you should always consider this crop to be fluid-bonded with whatever partner you use it on naked. Sweat, lubricants, or any other bodily fluids will easily soak into this crop, so it's best to limit the use of this crop to one partner. On the Eden page it says you can clean this with a damp cloth using a mild soap if necessary, and I whole-heartedly agree. For even better results, it's best to use an unscented mild soap, since leather can soak up any unwanted scents that get on the surface. If your leather looks like it's getting moldy, or getting an unwanted film on it, leave it out in the sun for a day and try to wipe it down the best you can with a cloth.

If you're using soap and water on this, it's best to sun-dry the crop anyway, as it will dry it faster and prevent any unwanted mildew forming. If your crop looks dry, or feels unusual in your hand, you could wipe it down with a leather conditioner. These can be found in shoe stores, leather shops, or mass merchandisers usually. Follow the directions on the leather conditioner bottle if you're using this, and your leather should start looking as good as new in no time at all. Do NOT submerge the crop in water. The braided leather will soak through and create places for harboring bacteria and mold.

After you've finished cleaning and drying your crop, it is easily hung by the strap on a hook. The crop should be hung, or laid flat in a cool, dry place. Do not bend your crop or force it into an unnatural position inside of something, as it can create permanent damage to the plastic cane, causing it to warp or break. While the crop can be a little bit difficult to store due to the size and having to keep it straight, it is thin enough to hide behind a dresser or in the top of a closet out of reach and sight. Leather can sometimes be high maintenance but for the most part, this crop is relatively simple to take care of.
    • Difficult to store
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

The crop was shipped discreetly in a cardboard box without any indication as to what was inside. The cardboard box that this toy was shipped in was huge, and the crop was packed in with air pillows to keep it from shifting around during shipment. It came in a cardboard box that was twice as long as the crop. The crop itself comes packaged in a sealed cellophane wrapper without instructions. Instructions on cleaning would have been useful, but the crop didn't come with any.

If gifting this item you will have to find a gift box long enough to lay this crop in. If the person you're gifting it to is easily embarrassed, a warning about it being an adult item may be necessary if they're opening this in front of guests. Leave your friend or partner guessing what's in the long box at the end of the table with just an 'adult item' mention in their ear.

All of the packaging is recyclable due to it being so minimal.


The crop in the cellophane wrapper
    • Minimal
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

This may or may not leave marks on your skin. I'm honestly tough-skinned, and this did not leave marks on my pale Casper white skin. I've read other reviews that say if you hit hard enough it will. It all depends on your personal preferences and what you can take pain wise. My girlfriend had marks on her where I snapped her thighs quite a few times during rough play, but it didn't cause the skin to break. She loved the tickling sensation it left when I dragged it over her back and thighs slowly, due to the softness of the leather tip.

If you want, get a little more into it with restraints, a blindfold or a gag. Always practice BDSM safely. Have your partner and you establish safe words or signals and always pay close attention to your partner's reactions. Are they satisfied, in pain, or afraid? Always be on the lookout for your partner's reactions and always know when to stop if they're bound and gagged and can't speak. Communication in such situations is always key, and you should always know your partner's limits. Never push your partner into something they're uncomfortable with. Safe sex is amazing sex!
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • OH&W, Lovebears
    Pale Casper skin? Maybe catch some rays while on vacation. Somewhere sunny and warm.
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