THE HAMMER FETISH
by Gregory Scaff
This site is a FAQ about the hammer fetish hamrosophilia . By hammer I mean everything from a regular claw hammer to meat mallets and other focused contact toys. This type of play is not for everyone. It is not recommended for everyone,but if you are interested, hammer play can be done safely as a part of your R.A.C.K. bdsm experience.
Hamrosophilia is the term for the fetish of people who like hammers. Specifically, hammers used in bdsm play, to spank/thud on the fleshy parts. Includes small sledge hammers and meat mallets. Coined by me from “hamros”, Gothic for “hammers”, pl.,(singular “*hamrs”, hammer)and “philia”, Greek for “Liking”. This is a fetish to be performed delicately.
These are things you should never, ever do:
Hammer on bone , such as the shins,
on the abdomen,
on the lower back,
the fingers,feet, and toes,
a male's testicles,
on a thin person, anywhere. Dangers with these areas include damage to the internal organs, broken or cracked ribs and bones, hitting the solar plexus and vomiting, brain damage, death. Don't do these.
This type of play is restricted to fleshy areas, such as the ass, the thighs, the back of the calves, the upper chest/breasts, the upper arms, and the crotch, (depending on how fleshy the person is).
A) hit square on, not at an angle
B) hit with light measured strokes, more like tapping. Don't swing widely, don't hit with your full strength, don't use a 20 lb sledge. Start lightly to get a feel for what works and is pleasant for the two of you.
C) Make sure your consenting sub has a safe word and you can hear her/him.
D) Different hammers and mallets have different types of impact; some are more slappy, some more thuddy, again, start lightly until you know what the effect will be.
E) You won't know what the final effect will be of this play possibly for days afterwards when your sub reports what aches and pains she/he has.
F) Most of thuddy hammer play consists of light tapping; you are rarely going to go beyond this.
G) The slappy mallets can often be used with a hard slap; make sure your sub enjoys this.
I am neither a Doctor, nor a lawyer, nor a health professional. Know the laws in your state. I am only a dom with twenty years of experience.
Below, from the left:
A claw hammer, very hard and focused, a wooden meat mallet, rather slappy; a deer bone, hard and thuddy; a rubber coated meat mallet, and a rubber coated sledge, both thuddy, and a metal meat mallet, also more thuddy.
My sub's bits are ideally fleshy; there's a thick pad of tissue around her vulva. A thin woman's genitals should not be played with, as the bone is not protected well enough for this kind of play.You could tap with a thick rubber mallet around the clit relatively safely with a curvy woman. One can even tap on the clit, with a rubber or small mallet, but lightly, and while avoiding any piercings. Beware of hitting bone or pinching body piercings, as these will hurt overly and tremendously.
Protect your sub; provide necessary and loving aftercare; a heavy hammer scene may place your sub in shock and stress their body for days or longer. That being said; have fun!
THINGS I PLAY WITH: