Although we have asked, Leatherbeaten has yet to reply to DSD’s query about who the original Rita is!
Assuming the tool was inspired by a person, one could surmise the woman in question was a) ridden hard, b) put away wet, and c) will smite you with smile on her face all the while (1950’s style)!
Rita comes as an oil tanned leather flogger as well as a hot little rubber number; fast moving, changes direction with a wrist twitch and marks her territory easily without ever needing to lift her leg.
All sting, no thud…. But always FORMIDABLE!