A slap on the buttocks with a paddle? Many people find the idea exciting and attractive. Spanking is slapping the buttocks or other places of the body. This can be particularly intimate and erotic to look at, do, or receive. The image of someone leaning forward for his or her ‘punishment’, or the red glow over the skin after a few firm taps, is extremely exciting for some people. Now you can of course give blows with the flat hand, but in the long run that can be painful for your hand. Moreover, other objects can cause a different sensation. A paddle is a kind of board that is used by many enthusiasts to ‘spank’ with. But what should you look for when you purchase a paddle?
Choices, choices …
Each paddle is different and gives a different kind of sensation. Some give a more stabbing feeling that is perceived by most people as quite painful. Others feel more like being hit with a box of cornflakes and hardly hurt. It is entirely up to you and your partner what appeals to you the most. If you read the descriptions in an online store, it is often difficult to imagine what something will feel like. Unfortunately, reviews from people who have ever bought it are often missing. And even if there are, the question is how you will experience it. Everyone has different pain limits.
There are literally thousands of paddles to choose from and that can lead to choice stress. After all, you only want to buy one or two at a time. There are a few things you can make your choice depend on.
- Flexibility: In general, the less flexible a paddle is, the more painful it is with soft slaps.
- Marks: Not everyone is into visible markings after the spanking. If you don’t want places that are visible for a long time, look for a paddle that has no spikes or coarse surfaces.
- Material: Leather is a sexy material, but is sometimes also more expensive. Paddles come in all kinds of materials: wood, leather, plastic, fake leather, suede and even metal. The material in combination with the shape largely determines how the strokes feel.
- Cleaning: Certainly if you want to use the paddle with more than one person, it is good to think in advance how easy it is to clean the paddle. Silicone and non-porous materials are easier to clean than, for example, leather and other soft materials.
- Design: Appearance really counts. And that is why the design and color are of course important. Do you prefer hard-core BDSM in leather and metal, or would you prefer soft and sweet? There is enough choice. Some are tough and masculine while others are sweet and touching.
- The handle: Certainly if you are the one who is going to hit, it is good to take a moment to look at the handle. Choose a paddle that is comfortable in the hand. Some paddles have fairly large flat handles that are inconvenient if you have small hands. If you cannot hold the paddle properly, it may fly out of your hands during hitting or it may be painful on your hands. So take a good look at the description of the article before you proceed to purchase.
- Storage: Certainly if you do not live alone or if visitors sometimes come to your house, you want a paddle that you can easily store in a drawer between your underwear. So choose one that fits in there or choose a paddle that does not look like a paddle (such as a ruler or a table tennis bat).
To help you on your way with your purchase, we list a few different paddles for you here:
This black leather paddle has a cut out heart. If you spank your partner with it, it will leave a nice heart. Very suitable for soft SM games. The paddle has a compact size (30 cm) and a reinforced handle. This paddle is only 3 mm thick. You can put the loop on the handle around your wrist to prevent it from accidentally swiping around the room. Moreover, it is friendly to your wallet. It is also available with a very nice red heart.
Can you remember the black ruler from the famous Fifty Shades of Gray series? This ruler is suitable to use as a paddle and is made of wood. Designed to deliver a satisfying blow to the back of your loved one. Perfect for role-playing and the perfect beginner bondage accessory to bring an exciting pleasure-and-pain edge to the foreplay! A ruler naturally leaves long red stripes and gives a slightly burning sensation.
Do you like variety? This paddle is made of soft and sensual satin on one side and supple, soft imitation leather on the other. This paddle is the perfect purchase if you want to start spanking. Thanks to its shape, the board provides a large area that can be touched and the long handle provides extra grip to be able to make a firm tap. Soft satin for caress, sturdy leather for harder spanking. This paddle also has an easy handle and a safety loop.
If you like the rough profile of a shoe sole, but you don’t want a dirty muddy shoe to be used, this Jackboot Paddle is a smart choice. Small enough to take with you everywhere and coarse enough to deliver red buttocks. It is 47 cm long and 12.2 cm wide. The shoe sole is 30.5 cm. The paddle is made of clear varnished wood on one side and black rubber on the other. Regularly clean your paddle with a soft cloth to keep it spanking new.
Love your partner with this black leather paddle. Choose yourself whether you give soft little taps or slightly harder hits. The paddle is covered with leather on both sides and has small circles as a detail. This makes the ticks a lot harder. For the enthusiast, this paddle guarantees an evening full of lust, love and a little pain! The paddle is 39 cm long and 15 cm wide.
This red and black paddle from Scandal exudes luxury and decadence. It is soft and fluffy on one side, and on the other side the paddle is only covered with (polyester) fabric. It’s your choice which side you use … The paddle has an adjustable wrist strap for more grip. With this paddle you can lift fetish to a new level! The paddle is very sturdy and double stitched.
Put your partner in his or her place with this flirty paddle, which is made of premium silicone. This makes the paddle feel soft and easy to handle. You can choose between two sides: a beautifully patterned checkered pattern on one side or a flat and smooth surface on the other. With a total length of 40 cm you have everything in hand if you want to give a good beating on the buttocks of your naughty treasure. The paddle is 40 cm long and 5 cm wide.
Do you like patterns? Then this paddle is perfect for disciplining your naughty slave. This paddle has a striking design. The outside is combined with a red and black diamond pattern on one side, and smooth leatherette on the other. The handle has a loop so that you can hold your paddle firmly while punishing. The paddle is almost 32 cm long.
For many more paddles you can of course visit our store. TIP: also buy an eye mask or some nice handcuffs to make the game even more naughty!
We will say it again: if you and your partner are going to do BDSM activities, it is good to take a few precautions. Make sure that you both agree to the activities and that you have agreed on a safe word. After that it is wise to have some anatomical knowledge to keep the spanking a bit safe. As long as you hit the fleshy part of the buttocks, there is not much going on. You can vary the intensity thereof. Stop every now and then to make sure that the receiving party is still OK. Divide your attention between both buttocks of your partner. You can also hit a little lower, against the bottom of the buttocks or the thigh. Never hit the side of the back just above the buttocks. The kidneys are there and a blow to the kidneys is extremely painful (and if you hit hard it is also dangerous). It is better not to go far enough than to go a little too far.