#6 – ‘Influence” in this case I believe would be the ability to stop a scene or direct the flogging to an appropriate / desired level.
I was once whipped by a woman who would not stop. Fortunately she was not very good at bondage and I was able to catch the whip and stop the scene.
Note: She was total novice off of ‘Craig’s List’. That was my bad and I did it for the adventure. Then again I’m a guy in fairly good shape. I don’t recommend this to people in general.