Pony Play Whip by Doc Johnson

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Surprise, surprise! Doc Johnson makes things on the edgier side of kink.

When I saw these pony play "whips" years ago on Edenfantasys, I contemplated their purchase for a long time — as someone incredibly into pony play gear, they seemed a little off. Doc Johnson markets the plugs as dual-intended for flagellation purposes as well as for use as cute little pony plugs for wear, but I feel that these are better suited solely to people who are interested in low-priced options for pony play (certainly not for show ponies). As someone who doesn't have the money to spend on genuine horsehair plugs, I figured, "These will do, for now."

The disgusting plastic string.
Sadly, the smaller version (the one that isn't "royal," apparently) doesn't really cut it in that department. In fact, it hardly cuts it as an anal plug at all. The plugs are constructed with a rubber skin that is shaped into a traditional teardrop/arrowhead plug shape. On the end of each of the plugs are these wiry, plastic strings that are supposed to represent horsehair. How they could think that these plugs are good for pony play, I don't know — they aren't even the nice synthetic hair that you may see on some products (stuffed animals or wigs, to name a few).

On the note of material, there is this odd, hollow sensation when the plug is grabbed (this is not as prevalent with the regular Pony Play Whip). It almost feels like the core that holds the faux plastic string (I refuse to call it faux horsehair) was made too small, and as such, it sits away from the outer rubber skin. Very strange. Additionally, the scent of the plugs is horrendous. I keep them in a plastic bag, and it still does not really make the scent go away (I've had them for years, mind you, and they still smell just as terrible as they did when I got them). Since the plugs are rubber, they cannot be sanitized. Rubber is, sadly, porous, and as such can harbor bacteria and STDs. The safest best is to use a condom during use in the case of switching between partners (and it is also a good idea to keep from stored bacteria). Any regularly sized condom or toy cover would do with the plugs.

If you do choose to buy either one of the plugs from anywhere other than Edenfantasys (they are discontinued — I wonder why), keep in mind that storing the plugs is difficult due to the string. I have to hang the plug upside down just to keep the hair straight (I really should toss them at this point, they're more trouble than they're worth).

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Butt plug by Doc Johnson
Material: Rubber
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This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.
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Butt plug by Doc Johnson
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Pony Play Whip
The pony play whip is a sad excuse for both a plug and a whip. It doesn't really do either job very well. A plug is expected to do a few things: stay in during use, feel good, and be satisfying. This plug does none of those, and in fact becomes more frustrating than pleasurable. During wear, it consistently slips out due to the poor excuse for a neck. Because the neck is practically the same diameter as the largest point of the plug, it has no hope for staying in during wear. I do not know who designed this plug, but whoever did should seriously consider getting out of the sex toy business. Poor design all around.

As for the "whip" feature (which makes no sense because the name implies that it is for pony play), the plastic-y strings are not conducive for any form of whipping. Especially not when the plug has already frustrated the person who wore it. The last thing I would want to do is beat my girl with a whip when she's already uncomfortable because a plug simply wouldn't stay in, and I don't know who really would (unless you're that kind of sadistic, which I'm not). I'm still trying to figure out what the intent of this toy is — is it supposed to be a whip, is it supposed to be a tail?

Because it attempts to be too much, sadly, it fails on every single level. It isn't a whip. It isn't a pony tail. It is not even a plug. It is literally a waste of space and a waste of money. If you are still interested in purchasing this sad excuse for a toy, below are some of the specifications.
  • 3 ¾" total insertable length
  • 2 ½" plug length
  • 3/8" diameter at thinnest point of plug
  • 7/8" diameter at widest point of plug
  • ¾" diameter at neck


Pony Play Whip Royal
The royal plug has a much better design than the regular plug, simply because it has an actual neck that works (the neck is not almost the same size as the plug itself, like the regular pony play plug). It has a teardrop design and a wide enough base to make it safe for use anally. This shape either works for you or it doesn't. Some people find it incredibly uncomfortable, while others thing that it is the best thing known to humankind. In my experiences, the pointed edge and slow taper does nothing but become uncomfortable over extended periods of time.

Which brings me to a problem with the Pony Play Whip Royal. It isn't really comfortable for extended wear. Perhaps I've been spoiled by nJoy plugs, but come on, it really could be a bit better. All of the weight of this type of shape plug is at the bottom, near the wearer's opening. While this does give a "full" feeling, it also can become really uncomfortable, really fast (almost feels like it will come out from what my partner said). However, that being said, it is still a huge improvement from the Pony Play Whip. The royal, at the very least, works as a plug. Below are some of the specifications for the Pony Play Whip Royal.
  • 4 ¾" total insertable length
  • 3 ½" plug length
  • ½" diameter at thinnest point of plug
  • 1 ½" diameter at widest point of plug
  • ¾" diameter at neck

My Thoughts on Punishment

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I do not punish, first of all, without telling the person what they did wrong. I tell them what the action was, what the wrong was, if they don’t understand, then they better ask because my hand or paddle or cane is coming down and it’s coming down soon.

As I stated, I cannot stand punishment. I cannot stand giving it, I cannot stand thinking of it. It hurts me more than it usually hurts my girls or boys. It upsets me. I dislike it. I sometimes end up crying after giving it. I’m a huge softie.

But it’s necessary, it must be done. I mostly do corporal punishment because that’s how I work - I want punishment quick, painful, and to end. I need it to have an end, otherwise, mentally, I cannot get over the hurdle. My s-type needs to as well - they need that ending stage.

I do not cuddle or coddle them after punishment. They get it, they count along with my strikes, and then it ends. I stop, tell them to get up, and go do something. I do not look them in the eyes. I do not hug them. They go do something service-related and then, later, after they have calmed and I have come down from the pain of administering punishment, I hold them and say, “It’s over. You won’t do it again, and we will prevent this from happening.”

My goal with my s-types is to prevent punishment. To prevent my anger, to serve me in a way that will calm me and keep me in that state of mind. If they harm the balance, then they have harmed me and they are deserving of punishment. If they break a rule, then they are to be punished. If they speak out of turn or are disrespectful, then they are to be punished. Period, end of discussion.

There are plenty of punishment methods that can be administered. Corporal is the one that most think of, but there are assignment-given punishments, grating tasks, making a person do something they’re not fond of, “The Corner,” ignoring the s-type, treating the s-type as an object and not as a human being (example: not looking them in the eyes when they are furniture, using them as a table and not in a loving way). But as always, for me, it must fit what’s been done. I’m not going to give someone 100 strikes of the cane if they’ve simply greeted me incorrectly or walked on the wrong side of me. I will more than likely guide them first, say something along the lines of, “girl/boy, do I need to remind you how to greet me?” or, “Walk on my right side, not my left.” It is their response to that simple correction that will determine the severity of the punishment.

Hopefully this clarifies some of my thoughts on punishment. But again, punishment is punishment. It isn’t play, it isn’t a joke, it isn’t fun. It is not fun. It is not supposed to be fun. If an s-type enjoys punishment, then again, this is not the lifestyle for them. That’s not being a submissive. That’s being a manipulative brat who likes to push people’s buttons. And it’s painful, and it’s hurtful.

Stop acting like the victim with your “safewords” on punishment. You hurt your Owner, you hurt your Dominant with your misbehavior, and now you need to deal with the consequences. If you do not trust my judgment as your Dominant to give the proper punishment fitting the action, then you should not be with me. I require full trust, and you must know that I will not harm you in a way that you do not need for your growth. If you do not trust me, then we shouldn’t be in a D/s relationship, and likewise, I should not be punishing you.
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