Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and that can only mean one thing. No, not roses, corny cards or heart-shaped chocolates, but the release of Fifty Shades Freed and its official pleasure collections. Cherished is the third luxurious line of limited edition bondage pieces from Lovehoney and in my opinion they have saved the best until last and pulled out all of the stops to make this the most elegant range in existence. I’m almost sad that the series has come to an end as this means the end of the line for these great collections too. I can’t be the only person who thinks the Cherished range is absolutely stunning with its dark purple and rose gold scheme that has been carried through from the regular Freed Collection and I can’t be the only one ogling multiple pieces from it. I already have the paddle so when the opportunity came up to try this gorgeous mini flogger, I couldn’t have been happier.
The presentation was simply exquisite. A beautiful velvet storage pouch complete with silky ribbons and embossed branding arrived with the flogger stored inside. If I’m honest the pouch was slightly big for the product inside but it’s so pretty that I don’t care. The handle had been wrapped with tissue paper and bubble wrap for protection as metal can easily be scratched or damaged. There were also three tags attached; one was made from supple leather and had the brand name on, one read a kinky quote from the book and one had safety information and cleaning directions printed on.
It is advertised as mini for good reason. I may have underestimated the dimensions slightly as I was surprised to find something so small in comparison to our regular floggers. It’s definitely the tiniest implement in our collection, measuring in at just 11.75 inches in overall length. Without having a specific point of reference it’s hard to grasp how petite that actually is so consider the fact that other floggers typically measure up at 15 inches and above. Being mini isn’t a bad thing though at all as it makes this flogger an ideal starting point for beginners. It’s unobtrusive, non-intimidating and perfect for flogs on the move.
Aesthetically, the handle is my favourite part as I feel that it makes this flogger stand out from other spanking tools out there. It certainly amps up the elegance factor and as a bonus it’s also incredibly sturdy and easy to grip for safe and comfortable use. Attached to the handle are the soft suede fronds of which there are thirteen. Each one is a total of eight inches in length. All of the fronds are perfectly made and end in the same place which seems to deliver a controlled hit better than floggers with different length tails would.
We’ve used this flogger on several occasions now and discovered that it can deliver anything from soft brushes against the skin to stinging slaps with little to no effort. If you enjoy sensory play with tools like feather ticklers then I’d recommend tracing the smooth fronds across the skin to get the blood flowing in the areas of impact before attempting to achieve some level of pain. A soft tickling before a spanking session always heightens my senses and adds anticipation for what’s coming next as well as relaxing my muscles and body beforehand.
As an impact tool, this is not going to blow the minds of advanced players, seasoned spankers and masochists but it would be a fantastic introduction to implement use for beginners. My partner tried varying levels of pressure in order to maximise and minimise the sensations on offer and even his harshest hit was manageable for me. It may sting for a few seconds but there won’t be any reminders in the forms of marks or bruises afterwards. If pleasurable pain is your preference then I would say you should probably look elsewhere unless you’re in the market for a warm-up flogger.
Overall, I think the Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger is an absolutely gorgeous piece of kit. I would recommend it as a beginners flogger, special occasion gift (Valentine’s anyone?) and a luxury update to a small bondage collection.
You can purchase the Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger (£39.99) from Lovehoney.
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