Monday, June 3, 2013

Whips Vs. Floggers: What is the difference?

We all have heard of at least one of the following; whips, floggers, cat o' nine tails, bull whips, riding crops, canes, or even others. What all of these have in common is that they are classified as whips.

Whip is an umbrella term that includes a couple of sub categories. Within these sub categories they are broken down even further.

The two main sub categories are firm whips and flexible whips. Firm whips include canes and riding crops among others. What identifies a firm whip is the majority of the length of it is sturdy with little give. Canes are primarily made of ratan, bamboo, or a study artificial material. Generally the only part that would be wrapped is the hand grip, otherwise there is nothing to soften the impact. Riding crops are designed in much the same way, a sturdy shaft and handle, but differ with the fact that they are wrapped in leather. They also have a flat flared price of leather at the end, which creates a wider, flexible impacting surface.

Flexible whips have different ways of grouping them. No matter how you decide to group them, you will have groups in groups. To start with you have your single tails. These include your bull whips, dragon tails, buggy whips, and various others. Buggy whips and bull whips have a cracker on the end of the fall, which is what makes the crack sound that we all know. Dragon tails and some of the others do not have the cracker on the end, which makes them a little bit less likely to break skin.

You also have quirts, which are generally a single price of leather that is split into 2 or 3 tails at the tip. There are some specific types of quirts which will have more or less tails.

Floggers are generally considered to be multiple falls or tails, and includes everything from from about 5 falls to over 20 falls. The most well known of these are cat o' nine tails and scourges. A cat o' nine tails is a specific type which has exactly nine falls, and may actually have a but of a shaft as well. Not all cats have a shaft but it is the traditional way they were made. The scourge has many varied uses but the primary one is ritualistic and religious. Some religions you do it to yourself, while others it is done by a person of status. No matter how it is done, the reason is the same; to rid yourself of the skeletons in your closet (or your sins). There are also ones that are simply referred to as a flogger. These are the ones that are not made to specific specifications and can vary vastly.


Depending in the type of whip used and how, there will be different sensations created ranging from pain to relaxation and pleasure.

Next up: Floggings, different sensations and effects.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Spankings, a technical view on receiving.

So a month or so ago I asked for writing topics.  I got some really good ones, but it made it difficult for me to determine where to start.  I have decided that the best place for me to start is with SPANKINGS!!!! (YAY!!)

I know that most of you are expecting either a story about one of my spanking experiences or at least my opinions on it.  Well you will get a little bit of my opinions, but not in the way you expect.  Having a strong science background leads my brain to think in more technical ways than most people so, as a result I end up going all sciency technical when I sit down and free write.  As a result, here are my sciency thoughts on spankings.


There are many different ways that spankings can be done, and all of them create different sensations.  It can be bare handed with one cheek being hit, full across both cheeks, a belt, paddle, switch, cane, crop, wooden spoon or even a ruler.  When we normally think of spankings though, we think bare handed over the knee spanking.  While I understand that this is the most common association, for the purposes of this writing it will encompass a much broader meaning.  The main thing that will be linking all forms of impact play for this entry are the fact that they are all making contact with the receiver’s ass.

Some enjoy the pain that the spanking brings, others enjoy the other sensations that it can create, and then you have those like me who enjoy both.  Pain is easy to explain the fine line that it shares with pleasure, endorphins.  The body reacts to stimuli by releasing specific chemicals, pain and pleasure both release endorphins. That is why some things hurt oh so good. Once your nerves reach a threshold, or with specific types of pain, they send a more intense signal to your brain which overrides the feel good chemicals. This is the same reason why a good massage may also hurt in a good way.  This is the exact reason that so many people claim that it is a fine line between pain and pleasure which many of us love to walk.

Besides the pain that a spanking will cause, there are also other sensations that you can get from it.  The force of the impact can feel either stingy or thuddy, which can add a tingling sensation after the pain is over.  It can also, when done in a specific way, stimulate the anus area.  With women this also will stimulate the vaginal opening as well.  There is also the factor of the force of the impact and the shock-wave that it creates.  Even when it is just one cheek that is impacted, there is transference of the force into the fat and muscles, which is then also carried to the anus itself.  The results of repeated spanks can actually have the same effect that a vibrator teasing the anal area has.  The combination of these different sensations can be enough to allow some people to be able cum without any other stimulation needed. 

I myself enjoy a mixture of the pain, the sensitivity after, and the other sensations that I get from being spanked.  It is not something that I partake in that often partly due to the fact that I have a wide range of kinks, partly because most of the kinky stuff I do is during scenes, and partly because I am only sceneing/playing with one person who is a switch that enjoys receiving as much as I do.  This makes for a limited amount of play time for both of us as we either have to pre-negotiate things to determine exactly who is doing what, which is too much work when you are horny.

Next up: Floggings, different sensations and effects.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The down side of modeling...

As everyone knows modeling can be a fun thing that is an artistic outlet. What people don't know are the types of things that you run into which can actually suck all of the fun out of it and makes it something that one would loathe to do.

I have not been on my web cam for over a month now due to health problems, as a result I have had the past month off from shooting as well. I really do miss both of them and can't wait until I am in front of the camera again. As a result I am a bit over eager to set up photo shoots. I have recently started my online portfolio which has had a great deal of popularity when it comes to comments, likes, friend requests, and potential shoots. There have been some promising sounding shoots that I have been offered and am in the process of setting up, as well as some that I am surprised that these people feel they can try and get away with it.

The first one of these was someone who has a copy of his model release on his personal site which he sent me the link to read over it prior to shooting. In the release he stated that I would have NO say over which images he used, so if there is something that I am not happy with how it looks he is still able to use it if he wants. This is offensive for trade shoots as this is something that BOTH of us are doing for our portfolios so it should be a case of images used represent the look that BOTH parties want to use. Yes I realize that this is different when it comes to paid shoots, but that is not what was discussed.

The second one was this person who contacted me, not stating trade or paid shoot, and offered to work with me. His profile states basically, if you are not getting paid it is because you are sacrificing quality for money, so rather than saving a few bucks pay him and let him make the money instead. ARE YOU SHITTING ME?!?!?!? If you are telling a model that they are not getting paid because they are giving up quality to save money, what makes you think they will pay you? That is insane. when I asked, he stated that he is looking to work trade with me (hmmmmm, strange) and that the shots I currently have up are "amateur snap shots", and that he wants to "mold" me into the model he wants me to be. YEAH RIGHT!!

I have also run into ones that change the shoot type on me last minute to something I never would have agreed to, those who fail to provide me with the images, those who ignore the fact I asked for unedited copies, and other things. All of these are from "Pro" photographers and ones I would consider newer to the industry...

That's not even taking into account the amateurs and "GWC" or guys with cameras that are looking for more than just taking pictures.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Camming, A look into my beginnings



I have only been doing camming for about 2 months now, and I have come to realize a few things. Living with someone who decides they want company when running errands and day light savings time makes for a late start to getting on cam. Every day I have been trying to get online by 7 PM but with the sun not going down till 7:30 it makes it hard to do as my roommate insists on either talking me into going with her to run around and do basic shopping, or is constantly asking me to go with her making it impossible to get on without the constant interruption. This is a big part of why my schedule has been all over the place on when I am online. The other reason is that I have had a busy past few weeks and as a result of the stress I have been having some repercussions in the form of being tired way early, like by 8 pm early. This makes it hard to get online also as trying to be on cam when you cant keep your eyes open doesn't work well.

I know that most of you probably dont care about these things as they really dont effect you, but if you are following me on here then you probably also follow when I am on cam.
I will continue to try and find that happy place where I am able to create a balance in my schedule and be online at regular times. I hope to see you in my room next time I am on.

Love <3

Aria Rayne

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