I have to admit, I’m somewhat of a leather fetishist. I think it started back when I worked in a rescue horse barn and spent much of my hormone-addled youth daydreaming while polishing saddles. While I’ve not progressed to wanting a full body leather suit (and hopefully won’t, have you seen how expensive they are??) I still get a kick out of opening a new leather product and inhaling the fresh leather scent. So, when Lovehoney sent me their new DOMINIX Deluxe BRAUN Thick Leather Flogger to review, I practically sat next to the letterbox waiting. I have to say, I was not at all disappinted.
This flogger is part of Lovehoney’s DOMINIX range of BDSM products. Currently in the DOMINIX line there are the standard black tools and then a new line of BRAUN brown leather products, which is great as brown products tend to be harder to come by. (Side note: I’m not sure why these words are capitalized but I imagine them being barked at me by a drill sargent.) I’d heard good things about the quality of the DOMINIX line and, as this was my first experience with it, I was eager to test it out for myself.
I think this flogger’s beauty speaks for itself and the plain, clear plastic sleeve was quickly discarded as I sat down and admired it. The word rugged comes to mind because of the brown leather, but the execution is just too immaculate for that. The flogger is made of 48 brown leather falls and a firm five inch handle wrapped in black leather. Just gently running your fingers through the falls or dragging it along the skin it feels gorgeous and supple. At the end of the flogger the falls are looped around a metal D-ring, through which a leather cord is laced. This cord makes for a wonderful handle if wrapped around the wrist or a good way to hang the flogger for storage.
I got a kick out of the tag on this flogger. Rather than a cheap throw-away paper one, the lovely folks at Lovehoney stamped the DOMINIX logo into a square of black leather. I’m not sure why it’s strung on a separate leather cord, which in my mind makes it easier to lose, but that’s not a big deal. It’s definitely a tag I want to keep around and a fantastic luxury touch to otherwise quite plain presentation (hey, this flogger speaks for itself.)
To use on another person this flogger is brilliant. The sexiness of the leather and the simplicity of the design make for a tool that feels powerful in the hand. Just holding the damn thing makes me feel in a dominant mood. The handle is properly weighted and wide enough that I can hold it comfortably even during longer sessions and it makes a satisfying thwack sound when you strike it against skin. From a giver’s perspective, this flogger is fantastic.
Like with many impact tools, how harsh it feels is largely depends on how hard the giver is wielding it. The soft leather falls when loosely struck against the skin create a soft slap and pleasant warmth but you can easily build in intensity. I put my ass on the line and can happily report back that, yes, this thing hurts like a motherfucker when swung properly and will leave you reddened and whimpering if you happen to be on the receiving end. Trust me.
Genuine leather floggers can become quite expensive, especially for this level of quality, so I was excited to see this flogger come it at just under £40. It feels like a bargain for the gorgeous design and execution you’re getting. If you want a flogger and want the next step up from a faux model, get this one. You won’t be disappointed
If you would like your own DOMINIX Deluxe BRAUN Thick Leather flogger, you can buy it from Lovehoney here for £39.99. The regular DOMINIX line also carries a black version here, and a shorter 17.5 inch black version here.