Overall, the Lover’s Super Strap Riding Crop is a decent crop. It smacks like you’d want it to, and easily. It’s great for a not super expensive starter crop when you need something more than just your hand or the old wooden paddle.
Pros: Easy to handle and you can’t help but feel powerful holding it
Cons: So light I’m not sure of its longevity with frequent or rough use
Let’s be blunt here, a crop’s primary purpose in life is to strike things (or people). It works quite well as an object with which to inflict pain, or tease slightly, depending on the force behind the strike. To be on the using end, you should probably like the feeling of having a little power over someone else and the feeling of turning that nice clear skin a lovely shade of pink or red. If you’re going to be on the receiving end of this crop, you should probably like a little pain from impact. That pain can range from nothing more than a little teasing tap to a fairly substantial wallop. I’d also recommend sticking to more fleshy areas for impact, such as the thighs, breasts, or butt. You can hit harder there without risking damage to the recipient.
I’d say this particular crop is great for beginners because of the quality of the product. It’ll work for you, but it’s not the highest end most expensive product out there. That’s great if you’re just wanting to try something out to see if you like it. Even more advanced users can have a good time with this crop, however, though if you’re used to a crop chances are you’ll already be drooling over the higher material quality crops out there.
This crop will travel well, assuming you have the length space for it, since it’s so lightweight. It does make a good smack sound when it hits, though, so make sure that hotel room has thick enough walls.
The size of this crop is spot on. It fits easily into your hand and is light enough to keep going without your arm getting too tired. Personally, I’m a bit of a leather snob, so I’d prefer something a little higher quality. This crop will definitely get the job done, however. You can even turn the edge of the crop onto its side to lightly trace along the body for a good sensation tease, so this is a multifunctional toy.
As far as quality goes, I’m honestly not sure how long it’ll last. We’ve used this one several times (actually fairly regularly) and it works just fine, but because it’s so light I wouldn’t be surprised if either the stick part snapped after a particularly hard blow or something like that. Do keep in mind, however, that this snapping would be after a good bit of use. We have subjected it to some rather intense strikes and nothing yet.
Having been on both ends of the Lover’s Super Strap Riding Crop, I think this is a pretty good crop. It stings when it hits, which is what it’s supposed to do, but doesn’t have rough edges that will cut or irritate the skin. It allows you to get a good angle to deliver a good hit that your partner will feel without tons of effort on your part. This is also something to look out for, though. Don’t go in totally walloping thinking you’ll have to work for the impact. This crop will do a good bit of that for you, at least until your partner gets warmed up enough to stand the hard hits.
Care and Maintenance
There really isn’t much to taking care of the crop. Wipe it down to clean it up and then put it away and you’re done. Make sure it’s kept in a place that won’t bend the crop since you don’t want any curves in the stick part or the flap on the top. Other than that, easy peasy.Original review and product information can be found at http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-toy-reviews/bdsm/delivers-on-the-stinging-smacks. Unfortunately, yes, you do have to copy/paste the link.