This is the Dominix Deluxe Thick Leather Flogger and it was kindly sent to me free of charge from lovehoney.co.uk for an honest review. I must say, Lovehoney are truly spoiling the kinksters this month with the release of the Dominix collection. This new range of BDSM and bondage accessories has been designed to fill a gap for more heavy duty, extreme BDSM gear and the items certainly look amazing. The Dominix Deluxe Leather Flogger is the second item I have tested and reviewed from the range, the first being the Dominix Spreader Bar and Leather Cuffs, which I rated highly. When the flogger arrived, I took one look at it and just knew that my partner and I were going to have a lot of fun. I couldn’t wait to find out if the Dominix flogger would live up to those “extreme” and “heavy duty” promises made.
The Dominix Deluxe flogger is made entirely from a high quality, reasonably firm leather and is built quite simply. 24 strips of leather have been folded through a large metal ring, to create 48 tails. Another strip of leather is then tightly wrapped around these tails, creating the handle and securing the tails in place.
The tails each measure 14.5 inches in length and are just 0.25 inches thick, which means each individual tail is quite thin, but because there are so many of them, the flogger is still reasonably thick/heavy. (This creates a unique sensation. See below) The handle measures 5.75 inches long and has a 4 inch circumference, which I found comfortable, for gripping. A leather wrist loop is added for security.
The Dominix Flogger in Use:
I would say that floggers are my favourite flagellation, or impact tools and because of my love of flogging, I already have quite a few in my BDSM collection. What I enjoy most is how unique each flogger can feel, as the sensation will vary depending on a number of factors, like how many tails it has (how heavy it is), how thick each tail is, how long the tails are and even what material the tails are made from. In my experience, lighter floggers with thinner tails and firmer materials create a shallow, stinging impact. Heavier floggers with softer materials or thicker tails tend to produce a deeper, more thudding impact, which makes the buttocks wobble nicely.
The amazing thing about the Dominix Deluxe Flogger is that it does both at the same time. The heavier weight, caused by the high number of tails, creates that buttock wobbling thud, but because each individual tail is quite thin and the leather reasonably firm, it also creates that sharp, surface level sting associated with lighter floggers.
Despite being the dominant partner in our D/s relationship, I always let him loose on my ass whenever a new device arrives for testing, so I can explain exactly how it feels from both positions and I can easily say that this is the harshest flogger in my collection. The Dominix Flogger lived up to its promises, delivering intense stinging sensations along with a buttock shaking thud that made me twitch with every strike. The intensity builds quite fast too. I attempted some Florentine flogging on his buttocks. I used a medium, relaxed force and was not really putting any ‘oomph’ behind my swings, but he had to call it quits after no more than a minute. With my other floggers, he can happily take this for extended periods of time and I can hit harder, but not with the Dominix Flogger. After my experience being flogged, I could understand why. It is mainly those firm, thin, leather tails hitting the skin and causing a fast build-up of sharp, stinging, nipping pain. This fairly light flogging reddens the skin easily and my brave guy was also privy to a single, much harder swing, which actually left individual, deep red welt lines (Similar to lots of thin cane strikes) across his buttocks where the tails had landed and if his yelping, wincing noises and writhing around were anything to go by, it really hurt.
The Dominix Deluxe flogger is simply bad-ass and I soon decided this would be our ‘end-game’ flogger. The one I use on him after he has already been warmed up by other impact tools or for times when the ‘funishment’ is over and he is in need of a real punishment. It is the first flogger we have ever been able to describe as intensely painful.
The Dominix Deluxe Flogger might be intense and intimidating for the bottom/submissive, but I have to say it feels pretty damn good to wield and use. It is a sensory delight. The tails, being quite firm, make a lovely ‘clicky-clacky’ noise as they bounce against each other, which leaves the submissive in no doubt which implement you are wielding, even when blindfolded, and if you whip it through the air hard enough, you get that sexy ‘whooshing’ sound too. As the tails impact the skin, they make a really loud and delicious cracking sound. It is comfortable to swing, but being slightly heavier, arm ache can kick in sooner than when using lighter impact tools.
One thing I did find was the tails spread out easily in the air if you are swinging lightly. As mentioned already, each tail is thin and lightweight, so they tend to spread out if your swings are light. This makes it slightly harder to control, or line up a precision shot. Also worth mentioning are that the tails bounce off each other and the skin, due to their lighter weight and firmer leather. These issues are not extreme, but you do have to factor in for more area of effect impacts at lower speeds/gentler impacts. At higher speeds, this is not an issue.
Only one thing concerned me about the Dominix Deluxe Flogger and that was the design of the handle. To be completely honest, I am not even sure if I should be worried or not. I have not come across this kind of thing before. Anyway, the strip of leather used to create the handle is not glued, or pinned securely in position. Instead, the end of the strip of leather has been twisted and inserted up into the inside of the handle. I can insert a fingernail between each leather ring on the handle and slide the ring up and down slightly. My concern is “Will this handle just unravel itself, given enough time and use?” In the same respect, I know that glue can deteriorate and pins can work loose given time too, so maybe this design is just as good? I am afraid I cannot answer this question (yet) as I have only owned the Dominix flogger for a few weeks. I will update this review is anything changes, but right now, everything seems secure and in place.
So much to love, so little to hate. The Dominix Deluxe Flogger really impressed me and certainly lived up to my expectations. I love the simple design, which gives it that ‘made-with-love-in-a-shed-by-a-kinky-deviant” look (I really must get a shed!) rather than the ‘just another mass produced flogger’ look. I also love how it feels, both in my hand and across my ass. It can provide a reasonably gentle sensation, but I recommend any other beginners flogger for that, because it would be like buying a Porsche and only ever driving it around town. This flogger wants to be let loose on your ass. It wants to make you squeal and writhe and leave welts on your buttocks that last for hours. It is certainly not for the faint hearted and it therefore best suited to intermediate to advanced users, or masochists with a higher pain tolerance. The Dominix Deluxe Flogger is evil, yet divine.
The Dominix Deluxe Leather Flogger was kindly sent to me free of charge from Lovehoney for an honest review. This does not affect, or sway my opinions of the product and I will always portray my own experiences, good or bad. Affiliate links are used in this post.