Sunday night, I had an accidental, ruined orgasm. It snuck up on me. Mrs. Lion apologized even though it was my fault. Have we decided that I get punished for this? I think so, but I’m not sure. If I am, that will add five minutes to my Monday night spanking. Mrs. Lion has been putting off a spanking I am owed for annoying her on Friday. I’m glad that she was too busy to spank me until tonight.
I’m writing this on Monday afternoon. My bottom was still sore from last Wednesday’s spanking on Friday when I got into trouble. For the record, it’s still hot to think about being spanked. It’s absolutely no fun at all when Mrs. Lion paddles me.
I’ve noticed that most people who write about spanking use improvised implements like hair and bath brushes. This conforms to the standard “household” spankings that children receive. Since my background is in the BDSM community, and there was no childhood spanking, almost all of our implements are purpose-built. I realize that some people are turned on by the idea of being spanked with a hairbrush or other implements used on them by their parents. However, I am a strong advocate of investing in tools designed for the purpose.
The way I see it, improvised implements suggest spontaneous punishments. Pick up the nearest implement and swat away. I realize this isn’t the case with adult spankings. Probably the main reason people practicing DD stay with hair and bath brushes is that they have no information on buying spanking paddles. Some also worry about visitors spotting a paddle. You can always explain a bath brush, but not an obvious spanking paddle. If you keep your paddles in a drawer, that worry is eliminated.
Anyway, paddles are relatively inexpensive and easy to buy. They come in plain brown wrappers. Even your mailman won’t know what you purchased. The value of purpose-built spanking tools is that the makers designed them for the express purpose of hurting someone’s bottom. Quality products won’t give you splinters and won’t break under hard use.
Size, weight, and material determine the sensation a given paddle will produce. Dense hardwoods like oak, bloodwood, walnut, and zebrawood provide a lot of bang for each swat. The heavier the wood, the less work it takes to send a message. Paddles with a large surface area are more likely to provide a sting. Smaller striking surfaces concentrate the energy and generate bruises more easily. Longer handles let you deliver more force with less work. Thicker wood thuds more. Thinner wood stings more.
Mrs. Lion experiments with a combination of paddles. She uses larger faces to sting and redden my bottom. She switches to smaller faces to provide sensations I will feel for days. We have a rather large collection, so she has lots of options.
One of the best sources of spanking paddles is Etsy.com (Click the link to go to search results for spanking paddles). One Etsy store, Sporkwood, is my favorite. Their paddles are of excellent quality. We have a variety of them. Mrs. Lion is particularly fond of their spanking spoon. It sells for $36.99 in Chechen wood. This is a particularly dense hardwood. If we could only have one paddle, this would be my choice. It can do it all. Mrs. Lion likes to use it for “finishing touches,” those bruises I will feel when I sit.
Another source for excellent spanking paddles is PaddleWerks. They took over paddle designs by John Hanson. Hanson paddles were always considered the best of the spanking paddles. The range of his designs goes from stingy to maximum thud. The ferrule model in bloodwood is another favorite of ours. It’s not as vicious as the spanking spoon but does an excellent job of making me regret my sins. We have several other Hansons as well.
The best reason for buying purpose-made spanking paddles
Besides the obvious advantages of having tools designed to make a bottom hurt, buying purpose-made spanking implements reflects a commitment to domestic discipline. There’s something about the act of actually buying a paddle that says spanking is part of your life. I’ve heard many people say that they will buy a paddle after trying spanking out for a while. That’s another way of saying that they can pretend that they aren’t doing “it.”
Once you decide to invest in spanking, bear in mind that with paddles, as with everything else, you get what you pay for. A $10 paddle is likely to be junk. Paddles sold in most adult stores are also imported junk. Some stores carry quality paddles, and most don’t. Similarly, online adult stores offer a range that includes garbage. Even stores like ExtremeRestraints.com carry a lot of junk along with great stuff. You will pay more at stores like this. The advantage is that they offer good service and support. Sometimes you can find surprises there. The $12 silicone slapper, for example, turns out to be perfect for spanking my crack and butthole.
Having the right tools makes it easier to learn to spank effectively. From the receiving end, I can tell you that Mrs. Lion is an expert with her collection of paddles. Her job is easier and my discomfort greater thanks to our investment in professional-grade spanking tools.