First things first: www.FlogMeBaby.com is one of BDSM's best-kept secrets.
Steve's low prices are scary (I paid $83.90 for the pair, including shipping),
and the quality is superb.
I've had another pair from him (the
signature Mr. Thuddy) for 3 years, and they look gorgeous. I have no reason to
think that this pair will age any worse.
I'd like to break the rest of review
into the pros and cons of playing with the Knob Knocker IV.
These make a spectacular florentine set. The metal handles are
lighter than you might expect, providing a balance just handle-heavy enough for
the 24 svelte 21-inch tails to fly gracefully into the air. The handle (close-up
at the bottom) feels good and allows for a variety of grips, including
between-the-fingers -- not to mention, it creates a nice sensation, and who
doesn't like a toy that does double duty?
Each pair of floggers gravitates toward its own range of speeds -- because of
their weight and length, these prefer a faster pace and can provide a fluid yet
intense sensation for your bottom.
The floggers are light and compact, so not only are they easy to travel with,
but I can effortlessly swing two of these with one hand for a totally different
Finally, they're on the stingier side, but they still feel like floggers.
Overall, as a lightweight yet versatile and potentially sadistic toy, these are
a great counter-balance to the many floggers out there that are either ultra-thuddy
or ultra-heavy and painful. Goldilocks would approve!
I can think of two cons:
First, these floggers are not for beginner bottoms, people with a
very low pain tolerance, or people who are not into any sting. To use these
properly, I need to go at a fairly high speed, and the above groups won't enjoy
that over a sustained scene (for reference, I'd give these floggers a "pain
range" from 5 to 8.5).
On the other hand, it's utterly delightful to see floggers that cater to more
Second, I'm not sure one Knob Knocker IV is complete without its other half.
This flogger just works better as a set, especially since using two in one hand
can vary the sensation measurably. As such, it's not for beginner tops,
either, but it can be a good starter set if you're learning to florentine. The
good news is that you can get them both for the price of one from somebody else!
All in all, this set is quickly becoming indispensable -- an uncontested
favorite in my toy box.
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