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Product Review: Bettie Page Longing For Leather Bullwhip

September 23rd, 2015

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Ooo, what’s that?

That’s our very first bullwhip. Every single time I’ve talked about getting one, M’s hemmed and hawed and suggested something else, and so we’ve got a whole buttload of floggers and paddles, a bunch of canes, two crops, and some belts, but no bullwhips or single tails.

This time, I was flipping through Peepshow Toys’ catalog on my iPad, and I literally squealed when I saw the Bettie Page Longing for Leather Bullwhip. I pointed at it like a six-year-old looking at the Toys R Us Christmas book, and said, “How about this?”

This time, he didn’t even blink. “Get it.”

So I did. And it’s here. And it’s glorious.

I’ve totally signed my own death warrant, haven’t I?

What’d it come in?

A beautiful cardboard box with pictures of Bettie Page on it. I was pretty impressed. Most of the kink toys we’ve acquired in the past came in thin plastic sleeves.

How’s it made?

The whip is made of leather, cotton, and wood. It’s about 34 inches in length, of which the handle makes up about 6 inches. M says it’s perfectly balanced, and “just feels good in your hand.”

What’s it for?

Some people call it ‘sensation play’. Some call it ‘impact play’. M calls it “beating the hell out of his fucktoy cunt.” To-may-to, to-mah-to.

How is it?

Rayne’s Rating:
Pros: Cons:
short learning curve
doesn’t require a lot of space
well made
sturdy
easy to care for
fun to use
can be used to cause a little or a lot of pain
Ouch!
Did I mention OUCH!
Okay, maybe OUCH! isn’t a con.

So let’s just cut right to the chase, shall we? Whips of this nature are not for the faint of heart, or the bottom who doesn’t like sting, or the top who doesn’t pay attention to detail. It is possible to unintentionally cause harm with bullwhips and single tails, but that doesn’t mean don’t get one! That means practice. And practice some more. And practice even more. And then, one day, you’ll be so good at it that you’ll be able to flick a nipple with your eyes closed. But don’t do that because could you imagine if you missed and caught an eye?

Yeah, I don’t think any of us needed that visual. #sorrynotsorry

Here’s a secret I’m not sure I’ve told before. If it’s not a flogger, I’m going to hate it for at least a week’s worth of use.

There’s something about that first week. The very first time M uses something new, I want to jump up off of whatever he’s got me bent over, snatch it out of his hands, and yell, “No!” Maybe smack him on the nose with a newspaper. I have to do all this submissive meditation and mental pain management to get through the first time.

This whip was way more taxing to get used to. During that first week, M kept saying, “You hate it, don’t you?” and I kept telling him, “You’ve gotta give me more time.”

I really couldn’t figure out how I felt about it. It hurts like hell. I’m not a wimp by any definition, but I started crying with the very first strike, and I sobbed like a baby through the whole first session. Which, of course, turned M on like crazy, and when it was over, he said, “I really, really like this thing. I hope you don’t hate it.” with that sadistic glint in his eye.

But what struck me was the smile. It was one of those sublimely happy smiles; the one people get when they’ve found their most favorite thing ever in the whole world. And that smile comes back every time he uses it.

He’s called it his “favorite toy since the kangaroo flogger,” which is really saying something because the kangaroo flogger is a thing of beauty. He says the bullwhip is perfectly balanced, and just the right length for our small house. He can use it in almost any room, though the ceiling fan in the bedroom forces him to get creative with how he uses it.

The whip is really great for beginners1, though it does have a bit of a learning curve; especially when it comes to laying strikes where you want them. But once you get the hang of it, it’s smooth sailing. Within a week’s worth of daily use (I told you he likes it!), M was hitting nipples on the second try at worst, landing blows exactly where he wanted them, and hitting with the exact intensity he was going for.

And now I love the damn thing. So, so much. I can’t wait till he uses it again.

Anything else I should know?

Always, always try a kink toy on yourself before trying it on someone else. Always. Forever. Amen. This allows you to get an idea of how the toy feels so that when you’re using it on someone else, you can better control the sensation they’re feeling.

A bullwhip or single tail requires special attention because you can cause someone unintentional harm if you’re not careful. I’ve read countless stories about unexperienced people getting hurt (cuts, more pain than intended, etc.) when a whip wrapped, or a bottom moved, or something. This doesn’t mean they’re red flag dangerous, it just means you should practice a little bit before using the whip on someone else. Use a stuffed animal, or a patterned comforter, or something, to work on your aim. When you move on to humans, if your bottom is particularly squirmy, consider restricting their movement with bondage.

If you get fluids on this bullwhip, it really should be bonded to the people whose fluids they are. Leather is porous, and can harbor bacteria, mold, fungus, and other undesirables. I’ve heard of ways to disinfect leather, like soaking it in alcohol, rinsing, and then allowing to dry completely, but I’ve got no idea if it works. I’d be afraid it would destroy the leather. Especially if you do it too often.

You can clean this whip with a moist cloth. Use saddle soap if necessary. Allow it to dry completely before storing to prevent mold. This is made easier with that nifty handle on the end.

Where’d ya get it?

The Bettie Page Longing for Leather Bullwhip was provided to us by Peepshow Toys free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Peepshow Toys is an online adult boutique that just can’t get down with the stigmatization of sexual pleasure. In the interest of sexual freedom, Peepshow Toys has dedicated themselves to bringing you the body-safe adult toys you want.

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1. I know, in the past, reviewers would say “great for beginners” when what they really meant was “This toy sucks but I don’t want to say that.” In this case, great for beginners means great for beginners. Really really.

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  1. Heaven
    September 29th, 2015 at 20:41 | #1

    I just came across this the other day and did not even know Bettie had one. I want this so bad. I have one that keep hidden because it is painful. But from the sounds of it this one is no better, LOL. I still want to try it.

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