What is a “Paddle”?
A paddle is a toy or equipment used to spank a sub as part of an impact play. Paddles take many shapes and forms. They can be specifically made for spanking or everyday objects like wood planks and kitchen utensils.
Paddles have been used throughout history as a form of punishment. Due to the sensitivity of the buttocks, paddles and whips were and are a common tool used in impact punishment. They can take many forms and are made out of a huge range of materials. The most simple paddles are made out of wood and have a handle for the wielder and a flat end for striking. Other common materials are metal, plastic, leather, and firm silicone.
“Thuddy” paddles are specifically tailored to leave a deeper impact on the skin and body of the person being spanked. It is usually made of heavier and more rigid materials. “Stingy” paddles, on the other hand, leave strong, prickly sensations on the skin’s surface. The sensations/pain generated using stingy paddles often disappear after a short while. Stingy paddles are also made of more flexible and lighter material.
Practicality/Do’s and Don’ts
Paddles are used in impact play. They can be applied to the buttocks, thighs, belly, breasts, and other parts of the body. Their shape, whether or not they have holes, and if they are covered in anything all affect the amount and kind of pain they will inflict.
One important thing that Doms need to constantly remember is the area where they will be paddling their sub. Safe areas to be spanked with a paddle include the thighs and butt. The breasts and upper back are also safe for spanking; however, light spanking should only be applied on these areas.
Safewords should be agreed upon prior to paddling anyone. If the pain becomes too much they will let you know. Words like “Mercy” or “Yellow” let a Dom know they need to ease up on the paddling but may continue.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Florentine flogging is a type of flogging distinguished by holding one flogger on each hand and using it simultaneously to generate varying intensities of pain on the sub.
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