This week’s Kink of the Week topic is bastinado.  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. Interestingly enough, the Wikipedia entry on the practice doesn’t mention it in terms of kink at all, though.

Bastinado can be intensely painful – the soles of the feet have lots of nerve endings – and dangerous too, as the feet have many tiny bones that can be easily broken if the person wielding the cane isn’t careful.  Whipping the feet has deep psychological triggers for many people as well, especially in certain cultures.

Have you ever had your feet whipped or caned? Was it done as a punishment, or as fun? Was it fun? Hot? Sexy?

If you enjoy bastinado, what is it about it that appeals to you?

Does it have any particular psychological or symbolic meaning for you?

Is it sexually arousing to watch or to participate in it?

If you’ve never had it done or done it, is it something you’d like to try, or is it a big “no way!” for you?

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