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Review: Bettie Page Collar Me Set

pennysblog_collarme1Bettie Page goodies…will I ever have enough? The latest item I’ve added to my collection is the Bettie Page Collar Me set.

Like the Spanking Bat & Cuffs, the Bettie Page Bondage Collar & Leash set is part of a collection of chic kink products made by Lovehoney for fans of Bettie Page and retro style. The Collar Me set features a collar & leash made of black faux leather with a 27″ connector chain. Similar to Bettie Cuffs, the collar closes with a buckle and is adjustable (13-17″ with 7 holes,) with an easy release clip that connects the leash to an O-ring on the collar. As with the other Bettie items, the Collar Me set comes with a bonus collector playing card & keychain.

One thing I noticed when inspecting the collar is that collar’s faux leather doesn’t quite match the leash part/cuffs/spanking bat (it’s slightly less textured.) When I brought it up to Lovehoney they pointed out that with all materials there’s a possibility of variations between cuts and that makes the items more unique. It’s a subtle difference, but it’s worth mentioning.

pennysblog_collarme2In use, the collar is light and comfortable with soft velvet lining, and I can wear it for long periods of time and forget it’s there. It’s also fairly easy to put on by myself (the hardest part is threading the extra material through the loop.) It’s my first collar and leash set, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but it’s comfortable, sexy, and easy to use.

I do have one issue with my collar that I can’t get quite get over though–it has a permanent crease from being folded to fit it in its box (as you can see in the photos.) At first I figured it wasn’t a big deal, and I thought it would go away after wearing it for a while, but it didn’t. I tried stacking books on top of it and leaving it like that overnight, but the crease is still there. It may not seem like a big deal, but a weird crease takes away from the polished look of the product (which isn’t cheap at $75.) It’s also not easy to store the collar in the box without folding it & further creasing it.

pennysblog_bettiecollectionLike the Bettie Cuffs, the Bettie Collar is light, comfortable, and thin as compared to other standard bdsm items, so it’s ideal for those who seek restraints that are stylish but not heavy duty or intense looking. If it weren’t for the crease, it’d get my endorsement for those looking for a comfortable, lightweight, & sexy collar and leash set, so I’m hoping Lovehoney will consider updating its packaging somehow to prevent that in the future. In the meantime, I definitely recommend the Spanking Bat, which is absolutely gorgeous & my favorite item from the line so far.

Thanks Lovehoney!

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Review: Tantus Plunge

pennysblog_plunge1Tantus gives me hope for the future.

What are they going to come up with next? Can we just attach dildos to everything?

Imagine phallic door handles, dong desk chairs, and water-bottle-dildos for immediate re-hydration. Don’t you want to live in a world with Hitachi powered electric toothbrush dildos and robo-dildos that fly around like the cars in Back to the Future?

Ok, maybe Hitachi toothbrush dildos would be overkill (and unsanitary.) Regardless, Tantus’ new silicone paddle with a dildo-handle, the Plunge, is a pretty cool idea. And while there are a few other dildo-handled paddles out there, the Plunge is the only one I know of that’s high quality and body safe.

Made of firm black matte silicone, the Plunge looks like it’s a love child from a steamy affair between the Twack & the Sport. The paddle portion is ~7×3″ and is very flexible, while the dildo handle is much firmer and has an insertable length of a little over 5″ with a 1.25″ max girth. The dildo has a curved, bulbous head for g-spot or prostate play.

So, the idea of a dildo-handled paddle may sound like an awesome idea, you probably want to know how well does it actually work?

pennysblog_plunge2The paddle part is without a doubt a success, though it won’t work for everyone because it really hurts. It’s definitely not a beginner paddle, and even a light slap stings. If you’re looking for a paddle for intense spanking that leaves redness and marks oh-so-quickly with minimal force, then you’ll love the Plunge. If you want something for light impact play or have a low pain tolerance however, the Plunge will leave you in tears, and not the good kind. I don’t like a ton of pain, especially of the stingy-variety, so Jake knows not to hit me very hard with this paddle.

As for the other end, the dildo shape makes for a very ergonomic handle that’s comfortable to grip. As an actual dildo though, I’m not a big fan. The bulbous head does stimulate my g-spot, but it doesn’t have enough girth to get me off with squeezing & light thrusting alone, and I get crazy hand cramps trying to thrust while holding the floppy, hard to hold paddle portion.

Other than the awkwardness of gripping the paddle part to thrust, there are a few others small issues with the plunge. One is that the dildo part has a tiny hole through its head (for display purposes,) so it takes longer than usual to clean. Though neither bothered me in use, the hole as well as a seam that runs the length of the paddle/dildo could irritate people who are sensitive. It’s also harder to hold onto the dildo handle after insertion when it’s lubey and sticky, but that’s probably unavoidable since it’s a dildo handle. 

pennysblog_plunge3If you’re looking for a quality paddle with an insertable handle, you should definitely get the Plunge. Even though the dildo part doesn’t wow me for solo use, it’s still fun to use for mixing spanking with foreplay, and after all, that’s what it was made for! And unless the idea of a dildo paddle turns you off, why not have one just in case. It’s only a few $ more than the other Tantus paddles, and I’ve heard from other bloggers that the dildo handle is easier to wield than the others anyways.

Since the Plunge has a hole in the dildo part, it should be boiled before sharing with multiple partners and between vaginal/anal uses, unless you use a condom over it. I also recommend washing it immediately after use to prevent lube etc. getting crusted in the hole. To clean the hole, use a q-tip & soap/warm water or a 10% bleach solution. Something else to note: my Plunge gets streak/drip marks when drying, and after talking to Jenna from Tantus I’ve discovered it’s because we have really hard water here that affects the matte silicone.

In addition to dildo handled paddles, Tantus is already well on the way to making a dreamy dildo-future come true with their silicone suction cup dildos. To build your own suction cup dildo, grab a suction cup and your choice of Tantus vibe and voilà! And this month all vibes are 25% off & come with a FREE suction cup automatically (you don’t have to add it to your cart) with code YESPLEASE!

Thanks, Tantus!

 

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Review: Bettie Page Cuffs

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You know those vintage tufted chairs? The ones with the big buttons and shiny black leather? That’s what the Wild ‘N’ Willing Wrist Cuffs remind me of. Like the rest of Lovehoney’s Bettie Page collection, the Wild ‘N’ Willing Cuffs are inspired by the 1950’s pin up legend and her famous bondage modeling.

The Bettie Page Cuffs are made of quilted black faux leather and are lined with soft velvet, so they’re comfortable and don’t pinch or chafe. They fasten with belt-like buckles (with 5 notches that fit a circumference of 6-9″) and connect with a 7″ metal chain that clips to rotatable D-rings on each cuff. The cuffs fit both Jake and I, but they’re not as adjustable as Velcro cuffs and won’t work for everyone.

pennysblog_bettiecuffscloseupSexy and comfortable, the Wild ‘N’ Willing Cuffs are perfect for light restraint play. The chain is short enough to feel restricting but long enough to move around a bit, and it’s fun to grip and use for various positions during sex. Since the cuffs have D-rings and the chain has an easy release snap, you can connect the cuffs tighter if desired or use them with other tethers and restraints.

Though the cuffs are lovely and comfortable, they’re not ideal for rough restraint play, as the metal on the easy release closure isn’t really heavy duty. If I pull hard, I can tell the clasp is stretching slightly, and I’m confident that I could break them if I really tried.* For light play though, they’re fine, and Lovehoney does have a flexible return policy, just in case.

I was afraid to get the cuffs dirty because they’re so pretty and seem hard to wash, but of course I ended up squirting on them. There aren’t any directions on how to clean them, but I wiped them down with a washcloth with warm water and a little bit of liquid detergent and let the velvet air dry, and that’s worked fine so far.

pennysblog_cuffsandspankingbatLike the Spanking Bat, the cuffs come in a box printed with black and white images of Bettie along with a collectible playing card and a Bettie key-chain. One small complaint I have is that each Bettie item comes with the same key-chain; it’d be cooler if they were all unique like the playing cards.

Overall, the Wild ‘N’ Willing wrist cuffs have a sexy retro aesthetic, and they’re comfortable and great for light restraint play, and if you’re a Bettie Page fan, you’ll love the packaging and bonus collector’s items. If you’re only going to choose one item from the Bettie collection though, I would get the Spanking Bat rather than the cuffs, since it’s more overtly Bettie themed with her photo printed on the paddle.

Thanks Lovehoney!

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Review: Bettie Page Picture This Spanking Bat

pennysblog_bettiebatI’m a sucker for Bettie Page stuff, so I was super excited when Lovehoney sent me the Bettie Page Picture This Spanking Bat to review. The Spanking Bat, which is an oval shaped, two sided paddle with a broad surface area (7” long & 5” wide) and an ergonomic 4” handle, is absolutely stunning. The paddle comes in a fancy box printed with Bettie playing card images along with a Bettie collector card and keychain.

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One side of the paddle is made of black quilted faux leather and has a luxurious vintage feel, and the other side is firmer and features a black and white photo of Bettie showing off her back-seamed fishnets and sequined panties. Even the wrist strap has Bettie Page printed in silver cursive. The paddle is so lovely, I almost wanted to just use it as décor…but of course I had to try it out.

The paddle’s quilted side delivers a soft, gentle feel on impact. Even when Jake spanks me hard with it, it doesn’t hurt. It’s perfect for warm up and sensitizing, and I enjoy its light thuddy feel and the loud noise it makes.

In contrast, the paddle’s stiffer picture side can deliver a bit of sting and color. Still, it doesn’t hurt very much—not nearly as much as say, the Plunge (review upcoming), or leave lasting marks, so it isn’t ideal for heavy impact play.

For me though, the Bettie paddle feels amazing on both sides, and I love the tease of not knowing which will come next. The only downside to the paddle is that it’s so pretty that I’m afraid to get it wet or dirty, which can obviously be a problem when mixing spanking and sex. So far I’ve tried to keep the paddle as clean as possible.

If you’re a fan of Bettie Page and spanking, then this is definitely a must have paddle. It’s perfect for light to moderate impact play, and it’s so gorgeous I’d hang it up on my wall if I wasn’t too busy using it. The Bettie keychain and collector card are a fun bonus—even the packaging, which I usually could care less about, is lovely.

The Picture This Spanking Bat is just one of the many toys in Lovehoney’s Bettie Page line; they also carry a thinner paddle with a different image of Bettie, cuffs, and more. Thanks so much Loevehoney for sending me this awesome paddle in exchange for my honest review!

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Review: Lovehoney Tease Me Paddle

*Update: Now that I’m vegan, I no longer own/endorse this product. Check out the Bettie Page Spanking Bat or Tantus Plunge instead.

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The Lovehoney Tease Me Paddle* is a lightweight, easy to use satin and leather paddle for spanking and impact play. The paddle is a foot long with a 6” rectangular spanking portion and a leather wrist/storage strap.

The purple satin side of the paddle is soft and has some sort of padding underneath it, and it works well for stroking and sensitizing the area to be spanked, and when used for impact, it provides a mild thuddy feel and doesn’t leave marks. If you’re new to impact play or don’t like pain, this side is most likely ideal for you.

While the satin side is perfect for light sensation play, don’t let it fool you into thinking this paddle is only for soft-core spankings. If you prefer a harsher, stinging feel, all you have to do is flip it over to find the paddle’s more sadistic side. I was surprised by how much it hurt, considering it looks like a pretty tame beginner paddle, and had to have Jake hit lightly with it at first. Unlike the satin side, the leather side can leave redness, though in my experience it doesn’t last long.

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My favorite ways to use this paddle are for over the lap spankings or breast impact play, and I enjoy the contrast of feeling alternating mild thuds from the satin side and the stinging from the leather side. For the spanker, the paddle is lightweight, springy, and easy to hold.

Though the paddle is versatile and easy to use, it does have a few issues. It began unraveling around the seam after only one use, not to the point that it seems like it will come apart, but it’s noticeable. Also,the satin and leather sides don’t match up perfectly, and the satin side stains easily with lube or bodily fluids, and it can’t be sterilized.  The only way I know of to clean it is to wipe it down with a damp cloth.

If you want a versatile, easy to use paddle for light thuddy or stinging spanking play, (or both) then I recommend trying the Tease Me Paddle. Since I only have one other paddle, I don’t have much to compare it to, but I’ve enjoyed using it and like it more than my other (which is very mild.)

If you’re looking for a stronger thud, a paddle that will last a lifetime, something for heavy impact play, or a toy you can sterilize, then this probably isn’t the paddle for you, and I suggest checking out some other options. The next paddles I want to try out soon are the new Tantus silicone paddles, which I’ve heard a lot of good things about and can be completely sterilized. (Update: I got one!)

*UK Readers: Find the Tease Me Paddle here.

Thanks Lovehoney for sending me this product in exchange for an honest review!

Review: Beyondage Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Gear

The Beyondage Almosta 4Posta Under the Bed Restraint Gear* by Bondage Boutique from Lovehoney makes bondage without bedposts quick and easy. And although the name is a mouthful and a little cheesy, it makes a good point: the restraints offer a whole new realm of possibilities for bondage play beyond simply using them under the bed.

At first I was surprised that the restraints didn’t come with any instructions, but the gear is easy to set up. You just put the nylon strap set (a 4′ ft. vertical strap that connects to four 4ft. horizontal straps) under the mattress, leaving the ends of the straps hanging out on the sides. You can then connect the four cuffs with attached pivot clips to the (nickel free) O rings and adjust the straps to the position you want. It’s actually easier than it sounds. The restraints fit our Queen sized bed and could probably fit a King but would have less slack for adjustments.

Once you have a set up you like, you can leave it where it is for easy access the next time you want to use the restraints. Since the cuffs easily clip on and off, you can store them separately and tuck the straps under the bed for discretion, or if you want you can leave the cuffs connected, though as with anything made of Velcro it’s best to at least close them so they don’t attract dust, pet hair, etc.

Cuff DetailThe wrist and ankle cuffs are made of soft faux fur and close with Velcro. They’re adjustable to an extent—they’re 14″ long but need a decent amount of Velcro overlap to hold. They fit Jake and I fine, although I have small wrists so there’s a lot of Velcro hanging off when I use them.

It seems like every time Jake and I use the restraints, we think of new ways to connect them and positions to try. The classic spread eagle is one of my favorites, as well as positioning the straps lower on the bed so that I’m restrained on my back with my head upside down over the end of bed for oral. I also enjoy using them to restrain my legs while masturbating.

The cuffs by themselves are fun to use separately from the bed straps as basic restraints and for hog tying. You can connect them together to make thigh cuffs, or use them for a makeshift collar. You can also use the strap set on other furniture besides a bed.

Though the cuffs restrain me well enough for my liking, they’re only ideal for light bondage play, as the Velcro can loosen, and the pivot clips/O rings aren’t very heavy duty and could break with enough force.  One of the cuffs is also fraying a little already (I’ve been using them for a month), so I’m not sure how long they will last. They’re definitely not ideal for heavy bondage play, but you do have the option of attaching more secure cuffs to the strap set if you want.

I haven’t washed mine yet, but I plan to hand wash them as needed and hang them to dry.

If you’re looking for a versatile, comfortable, and easy to use set of restraints for light bondage play, you should definitely try the Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Gear. If you’re looking for restraints for heavier bondage play I recommend something sturdier with strong metal connectors, different materials, etc. Thanks Lovehoney for sending me this fun bondage kit to review!

Review: Lovehoney Tease Me Bondage Tape

Tease Me Bondage TapeWhat initially attracted me to bondage tape was its aesthetic. I like the shiny, wet look and the idea of tape bondage without the pain of normal duct tape.

The Lovehoney Tease Me Bondage Tape consists of a roll of 20m of strong PVC tape that only sticks to itself for tape bondage play without the pain of hair-pulling upon removal. I received mine in black, but Lovehoney also carries it in red and purple.

My boyfriend and I used the entire roll of tape in only a few uses for light bondage and to make a fetish top. As described, the tape only sticks to itself and doesn’t pull hair when removed. It’s also advertised as being reusable, but it’s not really since the tape sticks to itself and is pretty much impossible to separate and put back on the roll. If you actually use it to bind, you have to use your teeth or scissors to get it off (it will stretch but is very hard to break,) which also ruins any chance of reuse.

I found using the tape to bind my wrists and ankles annoying since the tape wouldn’t stay flat and got twisted, crinkled, and loosened as I struggled to get free. With enough layers it did work to actually restrain me, which was fun for forced Hitachi orgasms and oral play, but it quickly became distracting and uncomfortable as it painfully dug into me after it got twisted and left my skin sweaty and smelling of chemicals. I’ve heard of people using the tape as a gag or blindfold, but this didn’t work for me as the tape’s PVC smell reminded me of poisonous jelly dildos, and I couldn’t stand having it near my face.

Using the tape to try to restrain Jake was even less successful, and even wrapped in many layers he could easily loosen it and break free. It could probably actually restrain him if I had used many layers over his entire arms, but I didn’t want to finish all of the tape. On the plus side, I did get a sexy photo of him “bound” while experimenting with it on him.

Again, the tape was frustrating and not very effective when we tried using it to make a sexy top. First we wrapped it horizontally around my breasts, but it kept rolling on the edges and slipping out of place. We also tried making a sort of breast bondage top, and it worked alright for that, although it was still hard to manage and keep in place. I removed it after only a few minutes since it was uncomfortable and made me very sweaty. I can deal with some discomfort if I think it’s worth the appearance (have you seen some of my heels?) but in this case the look wasn’t worth the trouble. I think you could manage to make a cool fetish outfit with it, but it would take more patience than I had as well as way more tape.

Even after constant annoyances using the tape, I was going to say that it could be an option for someone looking for an inexpensive way to try light bondage…until I had an allergic reaction to it. The day after we used it to restrain me, I broke out into itchy and painful hives on both of my wrists. After it happened I read up on latex and PVC as well as contact allergies and irritations, and I definitely had an allergic reaction to it since it was delayed and then went away when I took antihistamines.

At first I thought it was strange that I only had a reaction on my wrists, but it makes sense since I had it on my wrists much longer than any other part of my body. I also think harmful chemicals may have been released when it stretched and crinkled as I struggled with it. Jake’s wrists were also red and itchy after use, but he didn’t have the more severe allergic reaction that I did (but he didn’t have it on as long either.) It’s also important to note that I’ve never noticed a latex or PVC allergy before, and I’ve used a different brand of bondage tape in the past and didn’t have an issue, although it is possible to develop allergies over time.

Even though I am obviously allergic to something in the Tease Me Bondage Tape and others may have no issues when using it, I don’t feel comfortable recommending it since it irritated Jake as well and was generally frustrating to use. It can work for restraining, but it requires many layers, and it easily gets crinkled, twisted, tangled, and stretched. If you really want a tape bondage look I guess it’s probably a better option than duct tape, but I would only use it if you’ve already performed a patch test on your skin (and waited at least a day) to ensure you won’t react to it.

Review: Lelo Luna Beads Noir (and some tips)

The Luna Beads Noir are a black version of Lelo’s Luna Beads, which are vaginal weights for improving PC muscle strength that is vital for arousal, orgasms, ejaculation, and overall health. They were released by Lelo in response to an increased demand for Kegel balls after Fifty Shades of Grey came out, with the intention of being more for pleasure and foreplay than just for exercise.

The first thing I did when I received my Luna Beads Noir was compare them to my originals, and I discovered that there are a few differences besides just the color.  The Luna Beads Noir come with a black silicone holster and two black ABS plastic beads (rather than 4.) They’re also slightly smaller (the same size as the Luna Beads Mini) and have the same weight (37g each) as the heavier blue beads in the original system. Other than that they have the same design and are used in the same way, for exercise or foreplay.

As far as foreplay goes, the Luna Beads don’t do much for me though. I do enjoy wearing them while we’re out in public and can feel them moving around, but it’s subtle, and they definitely won’t bring me to orgasm or make me feel super aroused on their own.

I prefer to use Luna Beads for exercise, as they’re a perfect way to multitask and knock out PC workouts while running errands or doing my normal workouts. I bought my original Luna Beads earlier this year in hopes that they would help me reach my goal of learning to ejaculate. About 2 months later, I squirted for the first time. Although I think becoming more educated about ejaculation in general was the most important part of my learning to squirt, I think my Kegel exercise routine, which consists mainly of using the Luna Beads, was also a factor. Jake has told me that he can feel a noticeable difference in my vaginal tightness when we have sex on days after I’ve used them, and I can also tell a difference in my strength now as compared to before I began using them.

I’ve tried using my Luna Beads Noir in the same way as my original ones, for exercise, and in most situations I’ve had the same experience. While wearing them out in public or during workouts, I can feel them moving subtly inside me like the originals, and they’re just as quiet. The only time I’ve noticed a difference using them is during fast moving workouts. I’ve worn them to the gym, and while they don’t fall out when I’m doing yoga or weights, they do begin to fall out pretty quickly when I’m on the elliptical or treadmill. I think this is partly due to their heavier weight, since I usually wear the lighter pink ones when doing movement intensive workouts, and partly due to their smaller size, which forces my PC muscles to work harder to keep them in. They don’t fall out instantly though (I could feel them gradually slipping), and I was able to make it to the bathroom before they fell out completely.

So, should you buy the Luna Beads Noir?

Probably not. I like the originals better. You can feel them more, and they come with the full weight system. But if you absolutely must have black kegel balls, go for it. Or If you want to save a few bucks and already have strong vaginal muscles, you could get them since they’re less expensive than the whole system and only include heavier weights.

To care for your Lelo Luna Beads Noir, wash them before and after use with antibacterial soap and warm water. The silicone holster can also be boiled or run through the dishwasher (top shelf, no soap.) For a more thorough cleaning of the beads, place them in a bowl and pour boiling water over them, letting them soak for up to five minutes. Don’t through them in a pot while boiling other toys though, as the very hot sides of the pot can melt the plastic. Since the holster is made of silicone, you should only use a water based lubricant with the Luna Beads. Like all Lelo toys, the Luna Beads Noir come with a satin storage bag, a user manual, a one year warranty, and 10 year quality guarantee.

Get the Luna Beads Noir from SheVibe or directly from Lelo.

Specs

Harness Size: 73 x 31 x 15 mm

Bead Size: Diameter 29 mm

Weights: 2 x 37 grams

 

Since many people find my blog by searching for the term “Lelo Luna Beads” or other related phrases, and I’ve had a lot of questions about using them, here are a few tips for using Luna Beads in general:

Tips for Using Luna Beads

-When inserting the beads, lie down and relax, adding a small amount of water based lubricant to the tip of the beads (don’t use too much though since it will make them harder to hold in) and insert them gently, as you would a tampon, leaving the retrieval cord hanging out for easy removal.

-If you feel the original beads are too big, or you’re buying your first pair and are intimidated by inserting sex toys, try the Luna Beads Mini or Noir.

-If you’re a beginner to using Kegel balls, try wearing them at home first to see how long you can hold them in to avoid them falling out while in public. If you’re wearing them in public, start with the lighter beads, remember they’re in (as in be careful when you go to the restroom, etc.), and bring a plastic bag or container in case you need to take them out.

-If the beads keep falling out quickly, try lighter beads, or even just one bead, and wear them as long as you can each day until your muscles get stronger and you can hold them in longer. You can also try doing other Kegel exercises to help you work up to wearing the beads by clenching and releasing your muscles for a few minutes each day. It’s especially effective to do this using a dildo or something to clench around.

 

Review: WhipSmart Heart Paddle

*Update: Now that I’m vegan, I no longer own/endorse this product. Check out the Bettie Page Spanking Bat or Tantus Plunge instead.

I want to start by admitting that I don’t know a lot about BDSM and fetish toys, and although I had a paddle a few years ago (it got thrown away at some point), this is the first one I’ve had since then. I definitely classify myself as a beginner to restraints and power play toys. Regardless, I like a good spanking either before or during sex, and I was excited when I got a free WhipSmart Heart Paddle earlier this week, and I decided to try it out with Jake last night.

Jake was lying on his stomach on our bed, and I quietly snatched the paddle from the kitchen, ran into our room, pulled his pants under his butt, and began stroking it with the faux fur side of the paddle. After the light caresses, I quickly flipped the paddle over and gave him a playful thwack on each cheek. Jake isn’t really into being spanked, or at least it doesn’t turn him on like it turns me on, so my spanking him was more of a “hey, why don’t you do this to me now” gesture than a real spanking attempt. He took the hint, and after a few fur tease strokes and spanks, he had me get on all fours and stick my butt up in the air. He traced the curves of my butt and thighs with the soft side of the paddle, and then delivered a firm spanking to each cheek with the leather side, which stung a little but felt good and turned me on. He kept up the process for awhile, soft fur then firm leather spanks, and added his fingers to my clit, until I was juicy and my butt had enough hits. I won’t continue with all the details, but the paddle was definitely a success.

The Heart Paddle is 11.5” long and 5” inches wide, light and easy to hold, and made of white leather and red faux fur. One downside I noticed is that the faux fur is glued to the paddle, so I’m not sure how long it will hold together. During our first time using the paddle, it didn’t get dirty or require cleaning, and I hope to avoid getting any bodily fluids or lube on it if possible. I asked my friend who is a female dominant how you would clean it if necessary, and she said to use cold water and a mild bar soap (like Dove), hang to air dry, and oil the leather side (or use a tiny bit of silicone lube.)

I definitely had fun with this paddle and will keep it on my nightstand for whenever I want a good spanking because it’s light, pretty, and versatile. The two sides of the paddle complement each other well because the soft fur sensitizes the skin and the leather delivers firm hits. In addition to using it for my spankings, I also ran the soft fur side on my breasts during oral because it felt lovely against my skin. I would recommend this paddle or a similar paddle with both a hard and soft side for spanking beginners like me.