flogging is all what you make of it. It can be sensual or it can be painful. My suggestion is to start of slow, and with light strokes to get the feel of the sensations. Like myself I have over 20 of them from super light, to heavy. When working with someone who has never been flogged before, I always use my light one’s. And I swing softly, in slow figure 8’s so they can get the feel of them. Make sure you get warmed about a good long time as well, intensity can be built up over a period of time.