What is a “Dragon’s Tail”?
Dragon’s Tail whips consist of a regular woven handle and a spiraled single tail lash that comes to a triangular tip. The material used in creating a Dragon’s Tail is generally suede or leather. This rolled version allows for a greater variety of impacts. The whip can be slapped across the skin or snapped to where only the tip comes into contact with the skin. The former is a much softer, belt-like impact. The latter is much more severe and akin to using a bullwhip.
Dragon’s Tails are an excellent training whip for Doms and subs wanting more familiarity with single tail whips. Outside of their versatile nature, their shorter length makes them ideal to practice before graduating to a bullwhip.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- Depending on how strong and hard the whip is whipped, the sub or player could experience erotic stimulation or extreme pain.
- Be cautious when using for the first time, because the suede welts can leave wounds and bruises on the skin if enough force is used on the whip.
- The Dragon’s Tailwhip is fairly easy to maneuver since it only consists of a single lash. However, Doms should still use it with caution.
- Always avoid the face and only soft impacts should be done on the breasts and genitals.
- Safe spanking zones should be observed as with any kind of impact play.
- The intensity and force applied to the Dragon’s Tail should be discussed beforehand between participants.
- If it is used to enhance the sub’s pain tolerance, Doms should start with soft whips and work slowly and gradually to higher impact so the sub can get accustomed to the impact.
- If a safeword is uttered, whipping should stop immediately.
Related Practices & Fetishes
The Cat O’Nine tails is another type of whip used in BDSM practices. Unlike the Dragon’s Tail, it bears multiple tails made of cotton cord that are knotted together to form nine strings.
Floggers are a much softer, multi headed whips.
Bullwhips are long single lash whips that should only be used by experienced handlers.