often, when people first explore BDSM, they usually want to try
out the sensations of spanking. It is usually accomplished with
the bare hand and usually over-the-knee ("OTK") or in
the bed. It is a very intimate and "up-close and personal"
kind of activity. And, needing no equipment, it can be impromptu.
But ... pretty soon the spanker starts to hurt almost as
much as the spankee! He or she wants some respite. Or the
insatiable "lead-bottom" wants more, and more and ...
as you know, the average hand is full of small, delicate bones and
only lightly padded. The average butt is round and has big bones
under the surface. This is the one of the main reasons for adding
implements to the play.
novices, play-at-homes and just about everyone, the Paddle is the
easiest and most convenient implement to use. It is small enough
for over-the-knee positions, is firm enough to be accurate, and
is effective in many different shapes, designs and materials. Usually
it is broad, has a handle of some kind and the "business end"
is either round or square.
personal preference as crafters of BDSM toys is leather, mainly
because it "gives" more than wood and is more forgiving
of error. Leather can be as firm and authoritative as the heaviest
hair brush, especially when made of boot-sole leather and/or laminated
for mass and weight. Or the leather used can be be lighter in weight
the leathers we use for paddles is a wide variety of sensations:
from the slickness of patent leather to the knubby textures. Even
among the bovines, there is a difference in texture and sensation
between smooth cowhide and the more robust bull hides. We even have
a new Adam's Paddle with a furry side to contrast with the
hard, smooth leather or gritty layer of the other surface. Paddles
of any variety are usually an economical choice as well. A top-of-the-line
paddle is usually less expensive than a plain flogger. (See Flogger
section.) Paddles are made to be firm and stay that way with
continued use. On the other hand, straps are more flexible, and
get even more so with use.
cored paddles have an inner support that is the full size
of the paddle. No steel bar down the center to wear in and eventually
defeat the paddle's shape in use. The paddle edges are rounded,
dyed and burnished and the entire paddle is polished before it leaves
our other BDSM toys, we make almost all the paddles models you see
in this section, so you can alter the specifications of length,
thickness and color of the paddle to suit your own needs, usually
with little or no additional cost.