Sadistic application of a cane in leather
context is an art which draws
heavily on the uses of the cane
in the greater society. Many sadist
place high value on the use of traditional
materials in the cane itself
as well as the exactitude in the application. However canes are also made
in a variety of plastic
and other materials.
Canes should absolutely never be used over nerve centers, soft tissue,
joints or other exposed bone structures.
Most authoritative authors agree that the material of choice is rattan.
Largely because of the association with boarding school application, the
more dedicated practitioners of erotic caning may place a high value on
formality and exact method. Similarly the erotic charge for many recipients
of the cane may be invoked by the roleplay or emotional aspects of being
chastised in a sexually charged context by someone in the dress or
position of an authority figure.
A few people (strongly) prefer to reserve the cane explicitly to the context
of punishment. Applied in this context a caning might consist of entirely
hard strokes, without warmup, and likely followed by tears.
In more sensuous application, as with all SM play warmup and arousal could be
used to bring the partner's body into a state where (s)he may well accept and
enjoy stronger blows than would be administered in even a severe punishment.
As with all S&M, it can be useful to work with natural rhythms. It can be
useful to pace motions to match heartbeat and breath, the very hard
strokes usually need a recovery time to allow the bottom's response to
flow through the nervous system. In warmup the cane is well adapted to
staccato strokes, which can rapidly develop a pretty flush and pleasant
heat in the skin of the partner.
The cane is also an excellent tool to take advantage of the delays in the
nervous system's operation. Normally a hard stroke will need to arrive at
the CNS and response signals need to return to the muscles for even a
flinch to occur in response. Simultaneously the nerves delivering the signals
can become saturated and while further signals will be processed, it will
be at effectively reduced intensity. Thus, applying 3-5 relatively hard blows
perhaps in increasing intensity can be used to deliver high stimulus, yet
staying within your beloved's limits.
How to learn it
These methods, like most of leathersex
are most easily learned by
experiencing them. Those who would dish out this form of pleasure are most
likely to be forgiven
for their (invitable) mistake
s if their authority
is backed up with humility
. I also highly recommend seeking out people
whom you respect who may be able to provide personal instruction in the
The methods described above, especially the more severe ones are not to be
taken lightly. Further, in the particular instance of using canes it is
important to remember that police
have been known to take a very dim view
using the tools like their own. Aside from the fact that
inexperienced application of a cane can truly injure one's lover, anyone
should know that in many jurisdiction
s using anything
which can be construed as a dangerous weapon
is never legal
Female Disciplinary Manual, The Wildfire Club