I like the idea of letting communal floggers “rest” for a month. Gives the unwanted stuff a chance to go to the coodies graveyard.
The thing about leather is it absorbs stuff. When I was a volunteer firefighter any time gear made of leather got any fluid (when injuries were involved) on it they would be destroyed and new gear issued. You can imagine the amount of expensive leather gloves we went through. For the same reason the boots were of synthetic materials. Guess I am a bit paranoid from the old days.
At least with paracord it can be run through the washing machine with some soap and bleach. Effectively making it safely reusable.
What is Dextrous Soap? Google seems to have a hard time with that term. Is there a spelling error possibly?
It is true that most germs do not fair well outside the body. That is always a plus when dealing with unwanted contamination. That can be the first line of defense, use their own weakness against them.