Florentine flogging is a two-handed style of flogging used in BDSM which involves the rhythmic use of a pair of matching floggers, one in each hand of the person administering the flogging.
The technique can be used to intensify the sensation of the strikes by repeating them in a manner which has a faster rhythm and higher strike rate than other methods. Although it may be believed that the intensity of this technique should only be done after the person receiving the flogging has been warmed up (meaning to bring the blood up to the surface of the skin slowly and gradually so as to not cause injury), a slower rhythm with gentle impact can be used to great warm-up effect. The skin will become pink and very warm to the touch when this has happened. One must always be careful to check when it is safe to intensify the strike impact of this specialised technique.
The strikes of the floggers come on the downward stroke or the 'top' of each figure-eight flail and are thrown to avoid striking the kidney or spinal area of the subject's back as well as avoiding any areas near joints or bone. This type of flagellation should only be done on the muscular regions of the body, to prevent serious injury.
This is best done with a set of matching (identical, identically weighted or similar) floggers so that strike pressures can be most easily controlled.
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