Bastinado

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Bastinado.
Bastinado scene in Morocco (1909).

Bastinado, also known as foot whipping, falanga (phalanga), and falaka (falaqa), is a form of corporal punishment in which the soles of the feet are beaten with an object such as a cane, rod or club, a stout leather bullwhip, or a flexible bat of heavy rubber. It is sometimes favoured as a form of torture because, although extremely painful, it leaves few physical marks.

This punishment has, at various times, been used in China, as well as the Middle East. It was used throughout the Ottoman Empire.

The term "bastinado" is also sometimes found referring to other forms of corporal punishment.

Bastinado in BDSM and adult films[edit]

Bastinado is not very common in BDSM and adult media. A rare example is the low-budget Canadian sexploitation film Autumn Born (1979).

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