This review is another that I’m well… way overdue on. That being said, until recently I haven’t done much kink play with anyone so that makes it difficult to review a kinkier item. That being said, today’s review is the Maple Handle Flogger made from Bear Things.
The Run Down:
- Toy Type: Flogger
- Manufacturer: Bear Things
- Materials: Maple and Suede
- Size: 26″ total length; 8″ handle; 17″ falls
- Price: $60.00
- Pros: Super soft falls; Pretty color; Feels sensual; Can provide a bit of sting if desired
- Cons: Balance is a bit weird or the handle is too big for me; Not as thuddy as some floggers
- Overall Rating: 4/5
- Recommended: Yes, if you need a very light beginner flogger
Since there is no particular packaging for the flogger, I’m going to get right to it. The flogger itself has two main parts, the handle and the falls. The 32 falls on this flogger are made of a very thin leather suede. They are about 17″ in length and 1/4″ wide. The suede is super soft and velvtey feeling and I enjoy just the feel of them on my skin. This allows the flogger to double as a impact implement as well as more sensual sensation play fairly easy. The handle is turned by hand and is approximately 8″ in total length with a slight hourglass shape for easy gripping. The website states that the flogger is balanced about an inch from the forward edge of the handle. However, since the flogger is so light, the balance feels a little weird when I compare it to a heavier flogger. It may be the lightness and the balance, but it feels a bit weird in my hand and when throwing it.
As far as cleaning goes, I don’t have a lot of experience with cleaning leather products. With this flogger, it is very unlikely that you would draw blood, but you may have to deal with sweat and general oils from the skin. You should let the flogger air dry after use and you can use a special suede brush or suede stone. You should not use any cleaners or conditioners on it. The Maple Handle Flogger comes with an eyebolt in the end and a leather loop to allow for you to easily hang the flogger. It should be kept in a dry area and not in the direct flow with air from heating vents or direct sunlight. You should also try to avoid storing the flogger jumbled up in a toy bag to prevent the falls from becoming creased.
While I generally prefer a heavier flogger, I do enjoy having the lighter flogger in my bag. I’ve found that it is good for warm up and good for bottoms that are inexperienced with flogging. Because the falls are thin and narrow you can get a bit of sting if you manage to snap the ends of the falls. Otherwise it feels light and airy, but not quite the thuddiness that many people seem to enjoy when getting flogged. You can definitly feel the softness of the falls when it’s used with a lighter hit. It feels much more sensual than the heavier flogger I have or some stingy rubber ones I make.
Overall, the Maple Handle Flogger is a decent beginner or light flogger. The falls are soft and the maple is pretty, but it isn’t going to give you the whop that you’ll find with a heavier flogger. It is a bit expensive, but it is hand made and quality. You can pick it up with a few different color falls and maple, poplar, or red oak for the handle. If you want something with a bit more bite, you can also check out their other hand made impact items such as tawse, paddles, and quirts or their variety of cuffs and other leather goods. They also welcome custom orders and offer $5 flat rate shipping with a lifetime guarantee.
*This review was sponsored by Bear Things, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*