Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger Review
Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger review by Pillow Princess Reviews
I like getting spanked. Correction: I love getting spanked. It turns me on like crazy and it makes my orgasms even better. Sadly, I’m also a complete wimp when it comes to actual pain. Crops, rulers – anything stingy and that actually packs a wallop turns me off in half a second. Turns out, I need relatively gentle and definitely broad and thuddy smacking to enjoy myself.
Consequently, I’d been thinking about floggers a lot. The problem was that big floggers with broad strands, which are necessary for thuddy smacks, can get really expensive, and I couldn’t afford one on my student’s budget. That’s when Cara kindly agreed to send me the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger for review. Not only did I get it for free in exchange for an honest review: at 40 dollars/33 euros/29 pounds it is also incredibly affordable for a flogger of this size and quality. I was really excited to get to recommend it to people!
Let me start off by saying that this is a gorgeous flogger. I find many floggers to be a bit too brutal or too tacky, with little regards for pleasing aesthetics. The Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger, however, is beautiful and manufactured with care.
The flogger is made entirely from black buffalo leather. Being genuine leather, it has the leather look: a bit shiny, but not gleaming. The twenty strands have one side that feels like the outside of tanned leather (shiny and smooth with a pebbled grain to it), and one side that’s the suede-like inside of leather. The handle is covered with leather straps braided into a criss-cross pattern, and has a flattened ball on either side. These balls are covered with the same type of pattern, except it is created with thinner leather straps. The looped handle is also made from braided leather. The whole thing is the exact combination of badass and elegant that I look for in my kink accessories.
Beyond being pretty, the leather of the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger is also really supple and soft. It’s nice to hold, nice to trail gently over skin, and it swings really nicely when delivering a smack. It’s clearly great quality. However, the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger being leather means it is not suitable for vegans.
Don’t let yourself be surprised by how big the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger is – I certainly was. The handle is 8 inches/20 cm long, and the strands are 20 inches/50 cm long, for a total length of 28 inches/70 cm. The holding strap is another 6 inches/15cm long, so it is by no means discreet. The handle is 1.5 inches/3.8 cm thick where you hold it, and the flattened balls at the base of the handle and between the handle and the strands are easily 2 inches/5 cm in diameter. Each one of the twenty strands is 0.5 inches/1.25 cm broad. All in all, that’s a big flogger – you’ll have to stand quite far away from your partner when smacking them.
The size of the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger might also make it more intimidating, but that would be a wrong impression. Bigger floggers actually make a bigger arc through the air when swung, so it’s harder to put a lot of speed in it, and consequently, the strength of a smack is also lessened. On impact, twenty long, broad strands spread out a lot more than fewer, thinner, shorter ones, which makes the impact less hard as well. I’ve been on the giving and the receiving end of the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger, so I’ll give you both of my impressions.
When wielding the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger, the first thing you’ll notice is how far away you have to stand from your partner. Factoring in the length of your arm, you’ll have to position yourself roughly 1.5 metres behind them. This means touching them is going to be really hard. Given how many strands there are and how long they are, it’s also quite hard to aim. I suggest practising on a pillow at first, and even then, you’ll likely still end up hitting the bed, a pillow, the floor, a curtain, or one of your partner’s body parts that you were not aiming for. The advantage is that this flogger is quite gentle, so you don’t risk destroying your house or hurting your partner if some of the strands fall on their back or legs.
Except for that, the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger is actually quite comfortable to wield. The handle to strands ratio seems very good to me, and the strands are light enough to be easily swung, but heavy enough to remain controllable – it wouldn’t be sexy to feel like you were flailing an overcooked noodle around. You can swing it over your shoulder, for a wider arc and harder impact, or by circling your wrists, for faster, more precise smacks.
Whether you’ll enjoy being smacked with the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger obviously depends on what kind of impact play you like. My girlfriend, who’s into sharper, stingier pain – crops, for example – was a bit underwhelmed by it. She thought it just felt nice, but not really stimulating enough to be mind-blowing. I, however, like gentler, thuddy goodness, and I really enjoyed the feel of the Luxurious Bliss Buffalo Flogger.
When delivered at equal force, a smack with the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger is gentler than a spanking by hand – I know, I was surprised too! It’s genuinely a great flogger even for first-timers. The smacks spread out really nicely, and that makes for a lovely gradual warm-up until you’re left squirming by the sensations slowly but surely building on each other.
You’ll have to be prepared for your partner accidentally hitting something they didn’t mean to hit, but it’s never painful, and after a while, when you’re really getting into it, you almost stop noticing it. (Stay sufficiently clear of the face, though, always. Don’t try hitting shoulders or chests – even an accidental light hit to the face could end in disaster.) The end of every hit, when your partner pulls the flogger back and the strands of leather brush over your sensitive skin, only adds to the pleasure.
I really, really love the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger. It’s gorgeous, great quality, and very sturdy. It feels lovely and is relatively easy to wield. It’s a great introduction to flogging but I already know that I’ll keep using the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger for a very long time. And to top it all off: you’re unlikely to find such a great quality flogger for a more affordable price – I should know, I’ve looked. If you’ve been looking for a good flogger, I definitely very enthusiastically recommend this one.
– Pillow Princess Reviews
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Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer Pillow Princess Reviews for this review of the Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger.
The Luxurious Bliss Black Leather Buffalo Flogger was sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by Luxurious Bliss. Thank you! 🙂
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