I was recently sent the Bettie Page – Longing for Leather Bullwhip to test and provide a review for by Lovehoney, I must say I was delighted; this will be the sixth Bettie Page item I have from the collection, and I’m still as eager as ever to collect the whole set. It has become an addiction and I will fully admit that I am in love with a Leather pleated Bullwhip – I am in no way ashamed to admit this; it is a fantastic item.
As with the other items within the range it is beautifully presented in a black lift up lid box, the underside of the lid has an amazing black and white collage of old Polaroid style pictures of Bettie in some of her iconic poses. It makes a great storage box if for some reason you’re unable to keep this out as a decorative piece. Again much like the rest of the series it also contains a Bettie Page key-ring and a collectors card.
As soon as you lift the lid off the box you’re hit with the highly erotic aroma of leather, I don’t know about everyone else but the smell of leather instantly turns me on and sends shivers around my body. I love that this piece is actually leather and not faux leather like most of the collection.
Whatever I was expecting when I opened the box, it was soon pushed to the side because it was so much more than what I thought it would be; it is luxurious and sexy everything someone would want in a bondage item. Well… everything I want in a bondage item anyways; stunning and yet highly effective when used. The whip is seductively displayed inside the box under two thick elastic bands that have ‘Bettie Page’ wrote on them- it’s just taunting you, waiting to be touched. I didn’t disappoint it; I had to stroke it and smell it, it’s just divine!
The whip itself is truly stunning and it goes well with the rest of the collection, the pleated design somewhat resembling the criss-cross design present on the rest of the set, from tip to base it has a length of 33 inches, the handle is 5 inches giving the rest of the whip a total of 27.5 inches which is a perfect length for me.
The 5 inch leather pleated handle is fantastic, the size of it makes it extremely easy to grip and wield the whip.
The bullwhip is suitable for beginners; however it is quite difficult to master when you first use it, so I would recommend practicing to use it before hand, do it in an open space so you can get used to the length and don’t destroy the house! I decided to practice with mine in the back garden; I ran around thinking I was Indiana Jones, theme tune playing in my head and making the ‘www – tchhh’ (Much harder to spell than to say) sound as I was doing it. I found it quite difficult at first to master just hitting the target with the teardrop shaped tip and not both the tip and the whip but within no time I mastered the art and now I am pro at getting that teardrop to leave a glorious mark on a backside. If you wanted you could have both the teardrop and the braid hitting your lover/subs back or buttocks which will create different sensations. I also found that hitting from right to left when the teardrop hits the skin it makes a delicious slapping noise.
The handle also gives you complete control of how much sting you want to leave, if you just want to tease or if you really want to demonstrate your dominant side. And either way it is used it feels sublime. The teardrop being dragged up your skin will have your knees shaking and you begging for more within minutes.
This bullwhip is really a fantastic item, and yet another great piece from the Bettie Page range, throw in the Bondage rope and blindfold to intensify your play and send your senses in to overdrive.
Other items within the Bettie Page range I’ve reviewed