Some points to consider as we travel along this section

This comparative list certainly doesn’t cover everything that it could.  I thought I would include it to spark some thoughts on how scourging in the BDSM tradition can be compatible with scourging in  Pagan and Wiccan traditions and how the traditions can merge to become a new tradition.

Frogs represent fertility in a lot of magic traditions–so does scourging.
Scourging
BDSM
  • You hit, tickle, and use a scourge for sound effects
  • The person being scourged is often bound
  • The act of scourging is used for tactile exploration, pain, sexual stimulation, to alter consciousness, punishment, fear, relaxation, building bonds, transformation, and pushing limits
  • There may be certain rituals proceeding the scourging or it may be spur-of-the-moment
  • Scourging can be dramatic or done in a mundane manner
  • Scourging can be utilized with role playing
  • Scourging may be private or public
Ritual Use
  • You hit, tickle, and use a scourge for sound effects
  • The person being scourged is often bound
  • The act of scourging is used for rhythmic meditation, to alter consciousness, fear, transformation, light pain, initiation, symbolism, and building energy
  • The purpose of scourging is usually not to cause pain–so light to moderate strokes are usually used
  • Scourging occurs in ritual
  • Scourging is almost always done in a dramatic fashion
  • Scourging can be utilized with aspecting
  • Scourging is almost never private