The most common flogger has nine tails and is called a Cat o' 9 Tails. While a whip is more generic, and a flogger is a specific kind of whip. Impact play, simply put, refers to any form of impact on the body for sexual gratification purposes. Impact play is widespread. Though spanking usually comes to mind, there are many other forms of impact play such as floggers, riding crops or even the hard end of a belt! There are even toys that can be incorporated into the experience, like a whip or paddle. Impact play is an open-ended type of kink with a wide variety of options for your exploration and experimentation pleasure.