Impact Play - Sensation play that includes but is not limited to flogging, spanking, slapping, caning, punching or hitting. This BDSM activity involves striking your consenting partner with a whip or your hand, for example. Never get involved in Impact Play without first practicing on a pillow, until you have the proper control of the strike you make. Everyone has a different pain tolerance and you may be hitting much harder than you think so never assume that your partner is making a “mountain out of a molehill” if they say the pain is too much. If you surpass your partner's pain tolerance by being overly anxious with your strikes, play time may end abruptly and your partner will now dread play time or will decline Impact Play again, period. To avoid physical injury to the receiver, avoid striking bony areas such as the tailbone and spine. Never strike between the hips and the ribs because if you hit the receiver in the kidney area you can cause serious physical damage. Before you strike, be sure to aim for muscular or fatty areas such as the buttocks, thighs, arms or breasts. Always stay in constant verbal communication with your partner and ask how each blow feels.