Flagellation involves the use of whips, floggers, cat o' nine tails, quirts, etc as a form of corporal punishment. Flagellation can be applied to many parts of the body and can range from sensual to extreme in the case of severe whippings or the use of spiked chain floggers. Bastinado, a type of flagellation involves whipping or flogging the bottoms of the feet and can be extremely painful.