So this week it is all about feet and more precisely bastinado! Do you know what that is? Me neither, so let me educate you;
“Bastinado, also called falaka or falanga, is the practice of beating or whipping the soles of the feet, usually with a cane or a rod. It originated in the Middle East or in China as a form of corporal punishment – before kinky people decided it could be a fun kink activity.” ~ Jade Melisande
For reasons unknown to me just the thought of it makes me toes curl and not in a good way. My feet are actually very sensitive and more often than not cold. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have them ‘beaten’ and in my head I can’t find any place where that potentially feels like it might be a good or erotic pain for me.
That being said my feet are not completely out-of-bounds. They have been subjected to sharp caresses from the vampire gloves which made little burst of twitchy nerves ripple up my legs, the pinwheel that had a similar effect but stronger, causing my leg muscles to flex in odd ways as I tried to pull away. There has also been some knife play, something I love, but on my feet it was a real challenge. I love the knife against my skin but there it created a real battle between that love and my bodies instinctive reaction to pull away and there I think lays the problem.
All those sensations launch a knee jerk reaction in the nerves and muscles in my legs to move away and yet it is that potential conflict, that battle between mind and body, that floods my system with excitement. My body as well as my mind seems to respond in stimulating ways to a challenge and so despite Bastinado not being currently in my list of kinks I do think that maybe it falls into the ‘never say never’ category.
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