What You Will Learn...
Consenting partners will engage in impact play when a Top or Dom strikes a sub or bottom for pleasure. The act is done for the sexual gratification of the sub or both the Top and sub. During the act, endorphins are released, similar to the feelings during and after an orgasm. Impact play is carefully performed on areas of the body with muscle or fat, such as the upper back between the shoulders and buttocks. Impact play requires experience and skill to ensure that the act is performed only on the body’s safe spaces. Tools such as a whip, paddle, crop or cane can be used.
What is a Bondage Cane?
A cane or discipline rod for BDSM use is a long, slender stick and often has a handle. The cane’s tail can be made from natural, synthetic materials, or a mix of the two. The part that impacts the body is usually made from rattan, bamboo, rawhide, or reed. Synthetic canes may be made from Lucite, plastic, fiberglass, or carbon fibers. The handle may be made from leather or similar material. The cane can deliver a soft or stinging sensation or a thud, depending on how the Dom strikes. Canes that are rigid and thick will create a painful thud on the skin. Lightweight, flexible, and skinny canes will bring a sting.
How Do You Use a Cane?
During impact play, ensure that your partner is consenting and wants to be caned. Communicate with each other openly about intensity, limits, and where they would like to be struck. Safewords can be used, such as “green” to continue, “yellow” to continue at the same intensity level, and “red” to stop. Knowing your partner’s limits will bring more pleasure to both of you as they will be able to withstand the caning for a more extended period.
When using a spanking cane, the Dom should first warm up their partner before proceeding with more intense strikes. The sub should lay on their stomach on a bed or bent over the edge of a bed or bench. The cane can be used first to tease the sub’s body, building up with more intensity. It is crucial to only deliver impacts to parts of the body with more muscle or flat, such as the buttocks or upper back. If the Top uses force, they should not hit the abdomen, neck, hip bones, tailbone, collarbone, head, or anywhere that skin touches bone. Lighter touches and tickling are okay anywhere the sub has communicated as safe.
The cane can deliver both a thud and a sting. Anticipation can build for the sub when they hear the cane’s “swish” in the air before making contact with the skin. Surprise can be a fun element when using the cane. The Dom can gently tap the chosen spot and alternate between taps and more intense whacks, surprising the sub. This rhythm can gradually build with intensity.
Bondage Cane Care
Like other sex toys, all canes should be cleaned after each use. They can be sanitized using a disinfectant, diluted bleach solution, or in the dishwasher. A sex toy cleaner or alcohol wipes may also be used. If the cane of the tail is made from rattan, reed, or bamboo, they will need regular maintenance to prevent them from drying out or breaking. A cane that breaks on the body can create a severe injury. Soak the cane in saltwater or steam regularly to maintain moisture. If the cane is varnished, there is no need to soak or steam it. The cane should be hung or suspended to prevent damage. Look for care and storage instructions indicated by the cane manufacturer.
10 Bondage Cane Brands / Makers
A cane is a common tool used for impact play. It delivers a sting or a thud, depending on how the Dominant partner chooses to strike. Some brands that make canes include:
- Mistress Isabella
- Isabella Sinclaire
- Mis Intense
- XR Brands
- Kink Industries
- Kink Factory USA
- Master Series
- KJ Canes
- Liebe Seele
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