one cheek sized paddle
One-cheek sized paddle. This heavy paddle is 3/4″ thick and made from very heavy Chenchn hardwood.

Our new  paddle arrived Wednesday. It was just in time for the “play” spanking I was owed. As you can see this is a “one cheek” paddle measuring only 12-inches long, including a 5-inch handle. The face is 3-1/2 inches wide. It’s an ideal size for over-the-knee spanking. Like the other paddles from this craftsman, it’s made from 3/4-inch-thick chechen wood. It’s very dense and heavy.

I picked one with small holes drilled into it. Supposedly, the holes prevent an air cushion from forming between the paddle face and my bottom. This is untrue. There is no significant change in the air resistance of the paddle with such a small amount of its surface area perforated. Nevertheless, I like the way this paddle looks with the small holes.

This paddle is a great addition to our collection. Most of our paddles, are longer. Mrs. Lion prefers spanking standing over me as I lie flat on the bed. Occasionally, she will sit on the bed next to me for a play spanking. The new paddle is a perfect size for that.

On Wednesday night, she used this paddle while standing over me. I think she had to bend a bit in order to hit the right spot. As you can see, the paddle’s face is just the right size to cover one of my cheeks. This allows her much more accurate placement of each swat.

I couldn’t feel the holes in the paddle at all. I’m very sure that the solid version of this model would feel precisely the same. Since it was a play spanking, Mrs. Lion used a lot less force than she does when she punishes me or when we play our football spanking game. I suspect that with more energy this paddle could get me yelping in no time.

Mrs. Lion tried using the edge of the paddle as well as its face. The edge had a nice thuddy feel. At the force she was using, she didn’t leave any marks. Used more enthusiastically, I’m sure she would leave significant bruises.

lion's butt paddled with paddle tramp
This little paddle is very painful. It’s thick oak. Mrs. Lion uses it to punish me in the kitchen.

While compact, I think this paddle is too big to fit in her purse. It’s certainly too heavy. In some ways, it’s a more refined version of our kitchen spanking paddle (see image left). That’s also a three-quarter inch, hardwood spanker. It’s sharp edges add sting the new paddle doesn’t have.

I’m very happy with products made by this craftsman. They’re beautiful, wonderfully finished, and surprisingly effective. Best of all, they are fairly priced.

holy trainer male chastity device
This is the Holy Trainer Nano male chastity device. It’s the ideal size for most men.

The Holy Trainer V3 Nano is a real step forward in off-the-shelf male chastity devices. Its cage is a very nice 1.36 inches in length. Better yet, the inside diameter of the cage is 1.3 inches. The base rings are available in several sizes. Mine is 1.75-inches, which happens to be the most popular. It’s reasonably priced and a very good starter chastity device.

lion in holy trainer male chastity device
I fit nicely into the device. You will too.

I know that in the past, a lot of attention was paid to getting your cage length to match your flaccid penis length. We’ve since learned that shorter is better. The Nano is, in my opinion, the ideal length.

It’s an unusual design. The tube appears open on the bottom, with just the head fully encased. Others have commented that this open design makes it possible to masturbate while wearing it because the “sensitive” spot under and just behind the head, is exposed and available for stimulation.

That’s not true in my case. As you can see in the image (left), that sensitive spot is covered by the tube. Yes, at least when flaccid, its possible to push a finger inside the tube and touch that spot. If I were able to arouse myself, the tube would get much tighter and it would be very difficult to masturbate while locked up.

Penis in Holy Trainer Nano
The tube lines up nicely and allows peeing without urine leaking into the tube. This is important if you want to reduce irritation and bad smells.

Besides, none of these devices is escape proof. I think the Nano does an adequate job of keeping me away from self stimulation. Because it’s short, the head is pressed firmly against the top of the tube. My urethra stays fairly well centered so urine doesn’t get a chance to get inside.

I didn’t stay pressed against the end and centered all the time. However, it’s very easy to adjust. If the penis is not pressing the end of the tube, pull the bottom of the scrotum while holding the base ring. This will move the head against the top of the tube. If you hold the tube and pull the top of your scrotum, you can adjust the centering of your urethra. This is a lot easier to do than it sounds and isn’t required all the time.

penis in Holy Trainer male chstity device

The Holy Trainer Nano uses a European “trailer lock”. This is the same lock used by some of the custom cage makers in Europe. It’s easy to use and leaves only a tiny brass locking mechanism inside the device. It’s secure and won’t trip TSA metal detectors.

The makers claim the device is made from a proprietary organic plastic material. They say it softens a bit at body temperature. I haven’t noticed this. The plastic has a nice feel to it. There are no sharp edges or mold marks on the finished device.

The base ring has what they call an “Anatomical Curve”. This shape is supposed to be more comfortable than round or oval base rings. It is comfortable, but then, so are the other shapes. Since the device fits correctly — my penis is in contact with the walls and top of the tube at all times — cleaning is difficult. I use a shower massager set to “pulse” and direct it into the back and tip of the device. I don’t use soap because I don’t want any to remain because rinsing is so difficult.

I strongly recommend that the device be removed weekly and both tube and penis get a thorough washing and drying. Like any other male chastity device, the Nano should be cleaned thoroughly at least monthly. Because the device is made using a plastic with a low melting point, cleaning in the dishwasher might deform it. I use the ultrasonic cleaner with warm water and jewelry cleaning detergent.

invisible under clothes
The Nano is invisible under clothes. On the left my natural (uncaged) profile. On the right, I’m wearing the Holy Trainer Nano chastity device. The tube separates my balls so there is a more distinct shape when wearing the device. This is invisible under jeans.

My experience with this device is overwhelmingly positive. It’s comfortable, relatively secure, and best of all, I can pee standing up at home and in public bathrooms. It is a tube-type device so cleaning is difficult and it has to be removed regularly for good hygiene. This is the first off-the-shelf male chastity device I can endorse.

I ordered my directly from Holy Trainer. The order page showed that the item was in stock and I got it about a week after ordering. Be aware that there are cheap, Chinese copies of the device. I suggest ordering from the manufacturer. In my opinion, the Holy Trainer Nano is a great choice. I picked the clear device. It also comes in a range of colors. I like to see where things are, so to speak, so the clear model is my personal favorite.


This is the product. My advice: stay away.

(Mrs. Lion is at a conference. I’m filling in with this review of Balls Bare Balm) I tried the male depilatory called Balls Bare Balm. I’m looking for an easier way to remove hair on my scrotum. My Norelco Body Shaver tends to nick me painfully.

balls before treating
Here is my scrotum before application. I have little hair, but it is clearly visible. Click the image to enlarge.

Yesterday, I did a test patch on a quarter-sized area on my balls. Hair was removed and there was no irritation. Today, I applied Balls Balm to my full scrotum, the base of my penis, and anus. I waited ten minutes and then washed with cool water. In the shower, I used the provided exfoliating glove to remove the hair. When using a depilatory, the hair must be buffed off after application.

During the ten minute wait, I could feel some heat in the anal area, but no burning sensation. I stood while waiting for the product to work. I didn’t want any mess on a chair or the bed.

The product has a light scent. I don’t mind it. When applying it, I used a rubber glove to put the cream on. The kit I bought came with applicator sticks. They are difficult to use and reviews of the product suggested the glove is easier.

After application. Note that some hair is gone, but much remains. Click image to enlarge.

The instructions say to apply the cream when the balls are in “walnut mode”. They mean the sack is shriveled rather than loose and hanging down. I followed that instruction.

As you can see in the photos (left is before, right is after), there was good hair removal, but it didn’t get everything. Perhaps I didn’t put the product on thick enough all over. After application and removal, I used the soothing lotion that comes in the kit. It felt good going on. I expect it restores the ph of the skin and moisturizes.

Some Blood
When I exfoliated in the anal area, blood was on the cotton glove. Apparently, the Balls Balm irritated some sensitive skin. There was quite a bit of bleeding. When it stopped I cold see that there were two small areas that looked like sores. I suspect that the cotton exfoliating glove caused the problem by scratching a couple of small allergic “bumps” back there.

This product works. It isn’t perfect and takes experimentation to determine the right amount to apply. Ten minutes is probably the best amount of time to leave the product on. The manufacturer says you can leave it on as much as 13 minutes. I wouldn’t wait that long.

As you can see in the “after” photo, there is some irritation. It is minor and not painful. I expect it will recede in a day or two. Depilatories are generally safe and effective in removing hair. This product is intended for men and the maker claims its formula has been refined especially for male pubic hair removal.

I’m not going to use it again. The anal bleeding and the fact that some hair didn’t get removed disqualifies Balls Balm as a product I would recommend to you.  We’ll stay with the Norelco Body Shaver and the Bella Silk’n Flash and Go to keep me hairless. I’m returning the Balls Bare Balm kit to Amazon.

spanking lion with paddle tramp paddle
Lion is modelling the Paddle Tramp paddle we keep in the kitchen. It’s a perfect size and packs a very big wallop. Lion’s butt is quite small so it makes the paddle look larger than it is. (Click image to enlarge.)

Over twenty years ago I found a very cool paddle in a gift shop. I suspect that the owner thought it was a cheese server. It’s not very big, but extremely effective. I think, swat-for-swat, it’s one of the most painful paddles we own. It has a brand name burned in, “Paddle Tramps”. For the last few years I have visited their website hoping to find another. The wonderful, little paddle (CP110-Oak) we have hanging in our kitchen [See image, right] wasn’t on the site. Then yesterday, I checked again and found it! It’s only $7.95 plus shipping. It measures 3 1/2-inches wide, 9 1/2-inches long, and 5/8-inches thick.

Paddle Tramp specializes in fraternity paddles, not cheese servers. They call our “cheese server” the “Traditional Paddle CP110-Oak” I call it “The Bottom Warmer”. Click the product model to see it on their site. Oak is a very hard and dense wood. The paddle is probably a bit too big and heavy for a purse, but it is absolutely perfect for general disciplinary use. It’s just the right size for OTK spanking, or as we use it, “bend over and grab the kitchen counter”.

We have a longstanding rule that I am to be naked at all times when home. So, my bare bottom is always available when Mrs. Lion wants to spank it.  If I offend in the kitchen, she normally starts by giving me the look. Then, she unhooks the paddle. I bend over the counter. She administers several very hard swats. Each swat stings and burns. She does at least 6 or 8 rapid fire swats, alternating between cheeks. Over the years she has made good use of this of this handy attitude adjuster. In my opinion, this paddle is way more effective than our hairbrush paddle. The heavy oak and the barely-rounded edges assure that I understand how Mrs. Lion feels about what I’ve done.

This bargain paddle is perfect for beginning spankers as well as veteran disciplinarians. Using it requires no training or practice. It’s compact size assures it finds its mark on the very first swat. It’s the right size to reach the very tender tissue on the inside of thighs as well as make an amazing impression on the sit spot or above. Even a light swat stings. A strong swing makes me yelp and jump.

Best of all, if you or your partner is new to spanking, this little paddle isn’t intimidating and will give her a chance to try spanking with a truly effective tool. We have a very large collection of paddles and other spanking implements; some costing over a hundred dollars. This $7.95 paddle has to rank in the top three implements I fear. Because of its very low price and extreme effectiveness, this is the ideal first paddle for a new spanker to acquire. In fact, it’s the only paddle you may ever need. It’s size and weight are absolutely perfect for warming any bottom.