Bettie Page Longing For Leather Bullwhip
I was first introduced to the new Bettie Page range at eroFame in Hanover Germany last month. A lovely chap called Merlin took me through the products on the surprisingly modest Lovehoney stand, where I paid particular attention this beautifully presented, highly lusted after collection.
Bettie Page is, arguably, the Queen of Pinup. The Bettie Page collection presented by Lovehoney is the only Bettie Page range actually approved by the Bettie Page estate themselves. If they’re happy with the quality, it should follow that all others are too; after all, these products are being sold with Ms Page’s name and image all over them.
Let’s take a closer look at the product in my possession.
The Bettie Bull whip (to give it its full and proper name: Bettie Page Longing for Leather Bullwhip) comes quite decadently encased within a branded, black, lidded box. This lidded box has a glossy card outer sleeve, with a luxurious black diamond cushion back pattern effect reminiscent of smoky jazz and burlesque clubs of the 1940s to 1950s. Slide the box from within the outer card sleeve, then remove the lid of the box. This was quite tricky to do without damaging the box, I would suggest a ribbon pull or somesuch on future batches of manufacture to make the lids easier to remove.
The whip is held in place inside the box courtesy of two elasticated, BP branded straps. A Bettie Page collectors’ card, such as one may have found within those old cigarette boxes, sits beside the whip, while a Bettie Page double sided key fob or phone charm is attached to the velvet feel backing thanks to its integral trigger clip. There is also a disposable sachet of silica gel, to protect the contents during storage and transit to your home.
The leather of the bull whip called to me, to be picked up, felt, stroked and used. Gleaming black, it looked elegant and luxurious even before I held it in my hands, and the diamond style weave of the leather spoke of a high quality product which I would enjoy owning and using.
The bullwhip measures 32.5 inches from handle edge to whip tip. The handle measures just under 6 inches in length, which an indented area for your clenched fist of 4.5 inches approximately. The flame shaped, intoxicatingly intimidating tip measures 2.5 inches in length. These are all my own measurements and I have a feeling that due to the nature of the item, each bullwhip will differ just slightly.
There is a Bettie Page branded hanging loop attached to the handle, in the style of riding crop wrist and hanging loops. This can be used to store the whip on a hook, and/or placed around your wrist during use for added security against slippage. The texture of the braided leather gives you a great grip on the handle anyway, though.
You can tell this whip is made from genuine leather, just from the smell. The first thing I do to any fetish items is smell for the leather, it’s such an arousing scent to those of us who love our kink and BDSM.
The braided weave of the supple leather makes for an incredibly flexible whip. There is no cotton or similar ‘snap’ sewn on the end of this bullwhip, so there’s no ‘crack’ when you whip it, as you’d get with a longer bullwhip expertly delivered, slicing the air. This bullwhip is practical and fit for purpose as an indoor spanking and corporal punishment implement, a much better choice than a longer bullwhip which should only be used by those with expert bullwhipping training, in my opinion.
The Bettie Page Bullwhip could be safely used by anyone, regardless of their previous BDSM and spanking experience. It would serve just as well as a fancy dress adornment (an extravagant one, perhaps!) as it does a usable, enjoyable and beautiful item in the bedroom or during any Fetish and Dominance scene.
As with any spanking implement, common sense is advisable. The length of this whip, though, means that you can wield it gently and land a meek slap on your partner’s behind, or you can deliver a firmer, heavier blow and give them the stinging punishment they crave.
I am very proud to have the Bettie Page Longing for Leather Bullwhip in my collection and my only regret is that, as a writer, I have to put it down to type! After a few rounds with this bullwhip, my slave subsequently regrets his every misdemeanour. Perfect.
You can buy the Bettie Page Longing for Leather Bullwhip from Lovehoney for £64.99. Not the cheapest but definitely worth it.
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– Cara Sutra