The other day, the Doctor suggested that I should get myself a sjambok. I was mildly horrified. The sjambok, but it's also a weapon, one they used to use for riot control. It's probably legal without a license in New Hampshire, but so are hunting rifles.
Does this look like the kind of thing you'd want to hit a person with?
And yet, I'm intrigued. I play with knives. The Doctor cracks bullwhips. Either one of us could kill our partners if we weren't careful. Controlled force and a delicate touch can take these things from the realm of "brutal" to "brutally sexy."
And I'd imagine, after some lengthy practice on inanimate objects, I might be able to give something similar to Adele Haze's lovely marks.