There are two different types of whips. You will often see them advertised in websites and in sex magazines.The single or multilash long whip and the French style Martinet..
From the first I must explain that I do NOT use the single lash whip or its companion. These are instrument for the Sado Masochist (SM)groups. They are not instruments which can be used without pain and also can be dangerous in the wrong hands.
I regularly reiterate my philosophy but it can never be stated too often
I am SPANKER not a member of the SM fraternity. I enloy spanking ladies bottoms and home that the 'pain and pleasure - pleasure and pain' I inflict is what they want and in many cases need. I do nothing which they do not agree to, either verbally or tacitly. Spanking is totally separated from SM although, of course, it is part of their controls.
To get it out of the way once and for all I will quote wikipedia on what SM and BDSM are:
The term BDSM dates back to 1969, however the origin of the term BDSM is unclear, and is believed to have been formed either from joining the term B&D (bondage and discipline) with S&M (sadomasochism or sadism and masochism), or as a compound initialism from B&D, D&S (dominance and submission), and S&M.For me the whip is what the French call a 'martinet'. This is a multi thonged instrument which you will see from my pictures above has a variety of styles and lengths. Although you will see several of them shown my favourite is the one with a skipping rope handle 'D' which I use almost exclusively. It's 12inch (30cms) lashes are ideal for control and they will not flog tound the sides of the lady if the spanker stands in the correct position. Again, as with all instruments, the ends of the lash should reach the centre of the spankee's buttocks, covering the nearer buttock to the spanker, when at rest. The 'throw of the arm' will make sure that the tips reach the correct destination.
This can only be used when the spankee is bent over or on a ladder of some kind.. As I said above lay the lashes across the buttocks to get the range. Now gently draw the lashes through the fingers and twist them slightly so that they are close together. the stroke is a flick of the wrist. The lashes should land close together to have the greatest effect. Usually two dozen strokes are an ideal number as it makes sure that the buttocks are stinging across the whole surface.
Remember that this is not punishment but is meant to stimulate the 'libido' and create an erotic surge. If the lashes are accurate then the lines across the bum will show the two participants how successful the spanker has been.
As you will see I do have three other martinets but these are not as good as this one in my opinion. Every spanker will have his own favourite instrument and this is mine!