Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have been working on some deadline-driven projects and just haven’t had the time to sit down and write about my favorite sport: flogging. I am glad to see that the comments continue to stream in and that there are people all over the world as passionate about the lash as I am.
Over the past few weeks, when I have been able to think about it, my mind has been turning to the idea that flogging is an extreme sport, not (always) a bedroom activity: It is a competition with oneself and there is a bit of pride to be had in being able to show the world how much you can take.
But could we actually make it into an objective competition between men? Competitive Flogging! In order to be objective, we would need a system scoring, as if it were some sort of spectator event like wrestling or gymnastics. Would it be a team sport, with a Prisoner and Inflictor competing against other teams or would it be a competition between the Prisoner and Inflictor? In either case, we would have to work out a scoring system to ensure that it is at least somewhat objective (of course there should be room for the subjective like style and fitness—a “did-he-look-good-doing-it?” kind of thing).
What are your thoughts? How could we turn this into a competition? What would be the categories for scoring? Would there be a category for welt-development? How about number of lashes before crying out? Would we measure the speed of the whip as it was laid on?
Judging by the picture, how would you say this guy took it?