The 8 Best BDSM Crops for That Sweet Sting

Kasia Halinowska
by Kasia Halinowska
best bdsm crop in test
This roundup review is dedicated to the hottest and the stingiest BDSM accessories: the riding crops! You might already be a pro spanker or a newbie hungry to explore more kinky options. Either way, our selection will give you plenty of options that will make your body red and tingly. Discover different types of riding crops and get ready to get kinky!

How we test and review BDSM crops?

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We know that everybody is different and your expectations and needs may vary from ours. That’s why we not only test the products ourselves but also read and analyze hundreds of other users’ opinions.

We also take care of informing you about the most important features, such as safety, materials, quality, and who is the toy most suitable for.

How we test and review BDSM crops?

FAQ

How to use a riding crop in BDSM?
There are many ways that you can use a crop. It can be a great accessory for punishment plays where you can smack your partner's bottom or thighs or for light tapping around the genitals to increase their sensitivity. The longer crops are awesome for pointing out and directing the details of the session. If you are a beginner, we recommend using shorter and wider crops. It helps with your aim, and it’s as stingy or painful as the narrow ones.
What hurts more in BDSM, a crop or a whip?
The classic whip can be very painful, and it can cause cuts and scars. An alternative to the classic whip is a flogger, which is easier to use and way less painful. The crop is more beginner friendly, and it gives a burning and stingy feel.
How to choose a BDSM crop?
If you are new to the BDSM world, we recommend using a shorter crop with a wide tip. It helps with the aim and gives a nice and loud smack without much pain. There are many different variants of crops, so start slowly and experiment with other types to see what kind of pain you enjoy the most.
How to make a BDSM crop?
We usually don’t recommend using DIY sex toys, but with spanking toys, you can experiment with plenty of objects. Belts, ropes, rug beaters, or spatulas can give an idea of what crop could be the best for you

What is a BDSM crop?

Crops are long and flexible shafts usually wrapped in leather with a flat tip at the end. They can be used during all kinds of BDSM sessions, role-playing, or power play. BDSM Crops provide sharp and stinging sensations, which are more intense and more localised than hand or paddle spanking. It's described as a sharp and quick smack on a small surface that feels like a needle sting or a cut. The shapes and designs vary based on the effect you want to achieve. Some people enjoy intense stinging on the skin, and some prefer less painful but louder plays. It’s the "smacking" sound that plays a big role in cropping. Here are the most common shapes you will find in sex shops: - The narrow end: more intense stinging - The wider end: less intense stinging - The slapper/basic crop: features a flat and wider tip providing less intense stinging and very loud sound - Heart-shaped: less intense stinging but louder, and it can leave heart-shaped marks on the skin

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The 8 Best bdsm crops in Test

1 Test Winner

Sportsheets The Motivator Leather Bondage Crop

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The Motivator is a classic leather crop that is a dreamy addition for kinky playtime. It’s crafted with high-quality materials and is a good choice if you are looking for a durable accessory.
This crop features a split-tipped ending made for loud and very intense spanking and a textured extra sturdy handle for precise slaps.
Try to be careful when using The Motivator because it combines features from riding crops and paddles, so be prepared for some hot stinging!

Sportsheets The Motivator Leather Bondage Crop test
Sportsheets The Motivator Leather Bondage Crop features
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You should buy the The Motivator Crop if you...
enjoy intense spanking
like leather accessories
want a durable crop
are looking for a shorter crop
You should NOT buy the The Motivator Crop if you...
are looking for a beginner crop
want a long crop
don't use leather accessories
don't like intense sting feeling
Sportsheets The Motivator Leather Bondage Crop features
Features
Length20 inches
MaterialsLeather 
Pros
Durable
Well-made with high-quality materials
Comfortable on the hand
Easy to control
Cons
No wrist cord
Can be too strong for less experienced users
Conclusion

The Motivator was made for heavy BDSM sessions! It may look classy, but it’s very powerful. The spanks can very strong, so use very little force at the beginning and work your way up. It gives a nice “swoosh” sound when swung and a satisfying “crack” when it touches the skin.
For intermediate and advanced spankers, this toy will fulfill all expectations. It may be a bit too strong for beginners, but if used delicately and slowly, it will bring a lot of new, deepened sensations.

2 Cheapest

Lovehoney Red Heart Riding Crop

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If you are looking for a fun and cheeky accessory for your bedroom, this heart-shaped crop is the one! It’s perfect for beginner’s crop play because the dual-sided tip gives the user a choice. You can use the soft side for delicate and silky strokes or the leather side for some slaps. The wrist cord helps with keeping the crop in control and makes it easier to direct the force of the slaps in the right spot. And don’t forget about the cute heart-shaped marks it leaves on the body. It’s so fun and kinky!

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Lovehoney Red Heart Riding Crop features
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You should buy the Red Heart Riding Crop if you...
you are a beginner with crops
prefer delicate spanking
want a fun and cheeky toy
want heart-shaped body marks
You should NOT buy the Red Heart Riding Crop if you...
are looking for a durable toy
prefer hard spanking
want heavier BDSM-aesthetic toys
Lovehoney Red Heart Riding Crop features
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Length19.5 inches
MaterialsLeather 
Pros
Dual-sided tip
Easy to use
Wrist cord
Won't be too strong for beginners
Affordable
Cons
Not durable
Might be unfulfilling for experienced users
Conclusion

This crop will be a great introduction to BDSM! It’s adorable, fun and its looks won’t scare anyone that is inexperienced in this area. I really enjoy the heart-shaped, dual-sided tip. It makes the play smooth and effortless. The delicate strokes using the soft side can bring some pleasant sensations to other parts of the body, such as breasts or palms.

This crop may not be the most durable or extremely stinging, but if you want to try something more amusing than hardcore, it’s a great choice!

3 Beginners

Sex&Mischief Mini Riding Crop by Sportsheets

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This mini-riding crop is a great way to experiment with spanking. It’s simple, easy to use, compact- only 10” inches long, and easy to store. The wider tip is perfect for light spanking, tapping, or teasing. It’s made with black vinyl, which is super easy to clean.
If you are a beginner at cropping, this could be a cool introduction.

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You should buy the Mini Riding Crop if you...
want to experiment with riding crops
don't enjoy hard spanking
want a simple and small toy
You should NOT buy the Mini Riding Crop if you...
looking for a crop for rough, long term usage
enjoy intense spanking with stinging feeling
Features
Length12.5 inches
MaterialsABS plastic, vinyl fabric, rubber cap 
Pros
Affordable
Compact size
Simple and easy to use
Lightweight
Not too strong for beginners
Cons
Not very durable
Might be too boring for more experienced users
The size might not appeal to everyone
Conclusion

If you are looking for a super simple and affordable crop, this one is great, and It’s small, easy to clean, and simple to use. The slaps are not hard, so if you are new to this area, don’t worry. Even with stronger swings, it is not going to be very painful.
I think the mini-crop will be underwhelming for more experienced people. However, if you are looking for a travel riding crop, this one will do!

4 Advanced

Sex&Mischief Shadow Ball Crop by Sportsheets

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The Shadow Ball Crop is an interesting and versatile toy. The hardball feels different than a whip or riding crop. It’s blunt and tough, so you can run the handle over your partner’s body and give punishment swats. It’s also great for teasing and delicate tapping.
The shaft is long and sturdy but flexible, and the faux leather handle has a wrist strap, which makes it easy to control the movements of the ball.
Whether you are looking for a teasing or punishment toy, this toy combines the best of both worlds.

Sex&Mischief Shadow Ball Crop by Sportsheets test
Sex&Mischief Shadow Ball Crop by Sportsheets features
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enjoy blunt swats
want to explore more crop options
like long crops
You should NOT buy the Shadow Ball Crop if you...
do not enjoy blunt swats
prefer simple riding crops
like the stinging spanking feel
Sex&Mischief Shadow Ball Crop by Sportsheets features
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LengthLength 15 inches, Ball 1.75 inches
MaterialsPVC, TPE, Polyurethane 
Pros
Affordable
Versatile use
Easy to wear and control
Cons
Made from plastic
Can be hard to use for beginners
Can be painful
Conclusion

This hardball feels great pressed against the bare skin. You can also use circular motions to massage the body. The tapping and swatting are very pleasant if you remember to communicate the power of the ball stroke with your partner. However, it’s easy to go a bit overboard with it if you are not very experienced.
If you are into punishment play, I recommend this crop — you will find plenty of uses for it!
The quality of this crop is okay, it’s not the most durable toy, but it still brings a lot of fun during kinky playtime.

5 Tickler

Scandal Feather Crop by Calexotics

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Would you like a 2-in-1 tickling and stinging crop? With this Scandal Feather Crop, you can quickly turn your play from nice to naughty! On one side, there are ultra-soft feathers for some teasing, and on the other- a hand-stitched crop for stingy spanking.
You can use it with a blindfold or cuffs to add more sensuality to your play. This crop is super easy and fun to use for everyone.

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Scandal Feather Crop by Calexotics features
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enjoy both tickling and spanking
like the idea of tickling and spanking at the same time
prefer light BDSM play
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are on the budget
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want a toy for rough BDSM session
Scandal Feather Crop by Calexotics features
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Length21 inches
MaterialsPVC Plastic, Leather, Feathers 
Pros
Dual-sided
Versatile use
Great addition for beginners and advanced users
Cons
Price
Feather are very fragile and might fall of quickly
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The Feather Crop is a great toy to bring a bit of fun and teasing to your bedroom. It’s really easy to use, and you can combine tickling with some stinging spanks. Because of the wider tip, the stinging is not that intense, which makes it perfect for light and cheeky playtime.
The quality of the crop is good; however, the feathers are fragile, and they can fall off during more intense play.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Bound to You Faux Leather Riding Crop

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The Fifty Shades of Grey Riding Crop screams luxury. This black vegan leather crop with gold detailing was made for a real spanking session. It’s very well-made with top-quality materials, and it will certainly serve you for a long time.
The shorter flexible shaft and the narrow tip can bring very stingy spanks. This crop provides a wide range of sensations: from delicate stroking to deep thwacks.
If you are looking for a top-quality crop, this one tick all the boxes!

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want a high-quality crop
enjoy intense stinging feel
like fancy and well designed sex toys
don't use leather accessories
You should NOT buy the Fifty Shades of Grey Riding Crop if you...
prefer a simple crop
you don't have a big budget
Fifty Shades of Grey Bound to You Faux Leather Riding Crop features
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Length22.5 inches
MaterialsFaux Leather 
Pros
High-quality materials
Durable
Beautiful design
Can provide sharp and intense spanks
Cons
Not very affordable
Conclusion

This riding crop is simply just perfect. The design and packaging are stunning. This crop provides anything from delicate tingle to strong and intense slapping sting. You can use it both in heavy and light BDSM sessions. That’s why it’s a great choice for beginners and more advanced alike. Pair it up with restraints and a silk blindfold and enjoy the luxury this crop brings.

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Noir Flinch Crop by Blush

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The Flinch Crop is a combination of a very stingy and very sensual toy. It features two faux leather strips that make an exhilarating sound that is just so sexy! Thanks to a narrow double-stripped tip, you will receive anything from delicate to stingy sensations. It’s made with vegan leather, which is a good alternative if you don’t use real leather products or you want something more affordable without giving up on durability. If you are a fan of loud “whip” sounds and a bit of sting, this crop might be for you.

Noir Flinch Crop by Blush test
Noir Flinch Crop by Blush features
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You should buy the Flinch Crop if you...
like the louder "whipping" noises
enjoy intense stinging feel
are into more intense BDSM play
you are looking for a durable toy
You should NOT buy the Flinch Crop if you...
don't like intense stinging feel
are more into light BDSM
Noir Flinch Crop by Blush features
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Length18 inches Total Length, Crop Tip: 3 inches
MaterialsVegan Leather and Nickel-Free Hardware 
Pros
Good quality
Durable
Simple and dark design
Wrist cord
Cons
Can be too strong for beginners
Conclusion

If you enjoy loud and deep BDSM sessions, this crop will keep you satisfied for a long time. Made with good quality materials will provide durability even with more intense play. The narrow tip can give you sharp and stingy slaps even with little force.
If you are a beginner, use it delicately and try to warm up the skin first. You can try to use it on yourself to better understand the type of force needed to match your partner’s limits.

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Sex & Mischief Heart Impressions Crop

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Leave your partner with a sweet little heart on their bum. This riding crop is lightweight, and easy to use with a handy handle and flexible shaft and it leaves a sexy snappy sound. If you want something fun to spice things up in the bedroom or experiment more with BDSM, it’s a very adorable starter! The price is affordable, so you are free to explore without a big commitment.

Sex & Mischief Heart Impressions Crop test
Sex & Mischief Heart Impressions Crop features
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You should buy the Heart Impressions Crop if you...
want to experiment with crops
enjoy fun and cheeky toys
are not expecting very strong sting from the slaps
prefer light BDSM
You should NOT buy the Heart Impressions Crop if you...
looking for a durable toy
need a toy for hard BDSM session
want a top-quality accessory
Sex & Mischief Heart Impressions Crop features
Features
Length21  inches
Width2 inches
MaterialsNickel free metal hardware, vinyl fabric, ABS plastic stick, rubber caps, red vinyl fabric 
Pros
Affordable price
Light-weight
Fun design
Cons
Not durable
Might be too weak for more intense BDSM
Made of plastic
Conclusion

I would definitely recommend this crop for beginners or people that prefer lighter BDSM. It’s lightweight, leaves a ute mark on the skin, and gives a nice smack if you use a bit more force. The quality matches the price of this crop. It’s not the most durable accessory but great for experimenting and connecting more with your partner.

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Bring your BDSM session to the new-electric level with this crop:

BDSM Crop vs Whip vs Paddle

There are many reasons to try spanking your partner. Increased blood flow to the genitals, and increased skin sensitivity, all lead to better and stronger orgasms. Some people may even orgasm from spanking itself.

All you need to start/improve your spanking game is the right toys. They all differ based on the different feel they deliver: from broad and blunt, to hot and stingy, or very deep and painful.
No matter which ones you are most interested in, start the play with warming up the skin before spanking, and ALWAYS remember about the safe word!

Here are the most common types of spanking toys you can find: riding crops, whips, paddles and floggers:

The riding crop

The riding crop

The riding crop

– a great start for beginners
– easy to control the intensity of the impact
– animalistic and sleek look
– intense stingy feeling that is concentrated in a small area
– can be used for many parts of the body: palms, butt, thighs

The paddle

The paddle

The paddle

– blunt and broad sensation
– easy to control
– very loud smacking sound without intense pain
– recommended to use for buttocks or back of thighs
– good starter for beginners

The whip

The whip

The whip

– suitable for advanced users
– concentrated and very strong and deep sting
– the snap delivers very strong sensations
– classy and sexy design
– can cause cuts or scars on the skin
– makes the loud “whistling” sound

The flogger

The flogger

The flogger

– a whip with many softer tails
– can be used all over the body
– delivers broad sensations
– makes the desired “cracking” sound without hurting too much
– good for trailing across the skin

BDSM Impact Play Safety

Impact play is a common BDSM practice, where one person is receiving impact, such as flogging, spanking, slapping, or whipping, while the other is enjoying the feeling of control and seeing their partner in arousing pain. There are two types of impact plays:

stingy play: described as a sharp and quick smack on a small surface that feels like a needle sting or a cut. It can be achieved with whips or crops.
thuddy play: feel more like a blunt slap/strike. It spreads around a wider area. It can be achieved with paddles or open-hand spanks.
You might enjoy one type of impact or be eager to experiment with both. It’s all up to you, as long as you are safe.
Here are some Impact Play Rules:

Choose the right spot

Choose the right spot

Choose the right spot

Buttocks, thighs, legs, or gentle tapping on genitals and breasts are all fine. Avoid these body parts:
– tummy or lower back
– head and ears
– feet and calves
– spine and anywhere around organs
Keep an eye on your partner’s skin to avoid breaking the skin or causing damage.

Communication

Communication

Communication

Discuss with your partner everything that will make both of you more comfortable. Ask what the safe places to strike are and how they feel about body marks and bruises. Express all concerns, especially the medical ones, talk about the language that should be used or avoided, and discuss the expectations and what would be their turn-ons and turn-offs.
Remember that there is nothing sexier than feeling safe with your partner.

Safeword/ safe sign

Safeword/ safe sign

Safeword/ safe sign

That’s non-negotiable. With any BDSM play, both partners have to agree on a loud and clear safe cue.
Respect the safeword and stop immediately when it’s used.

Pain tolerance

Pain tolerance

Pain tolerance

If you or your partner are new to the BDSM world, try introducing a pain scale to have a better understanding of their limits.

How to use BDSM crops

There are many ways how to use riding crops. Whether you like light tapping, teasing, or extra firm spanks, you can always switch it up and experiment more. In this section, you will find some extra tips or maybe inspiration on how to use crops. It’s all up to you on what you end up choosing, but you always have to remember two things: consent and a safe word!
Now you can get all kinky and have fun exploring!

How to use BDSM crops

Remember about the safe word

Remember about the safe word

Never forget about agreeing on a safe word with your partner. It’s important for any BDSM play to respect each other boundaries and feel extra comfortable with one another.

Warm-up

How to use BDSM crops

You can try spanking with an open hand, teasing, or tapping lightly before you increase the firmness of the strokes. It’s important for the skin and the mind to get ready for the stingy or painful feeling before the hardcore game begins.

How to use BDSM crops
How to use BDSM crops

Rhythm

Rhythm

Striking the same spot will quickly amplify the sensations, and adding the rythym to it will be more exciting. Add one stronger spank between a few lighter ones and make your partner enjoy the anticipation.

Beyond the butt

How to use BDSM crops

You can use the crop for light taps on different parts of the body, such as breasts, thighs, or more intimate areas. Have a bit of fun before spanking right away. The anticipation will make your partner more hungry for stronger smacks!

How to use BDSM crops
How to use BDSM crops

The right position

The right position

Bending over stretches the muscles in the butt and legs, making the feeling more intense. You can also check out some spanking benches for extra comfort and a bit more spice.

How to clean BDSM crops?

Cleaning riding crops is very easy. Warm water with gentle soap should be enough. However, we always recommend following the producer’s instructions. Be extra careful with any leather accessories, because they require more specific maintenance.

Porous
materials

Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.

Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.

Non-propous
materials

Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.

Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.

The toys with electrical
components

If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.

Author
Kasia Halinowska
Kasia Halinowska
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Intermediate
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