Posted: June 5, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: kink, paddle, review, slapper
I’ve been eyeing the Sportsheet Impression Paddles for years, I even had an entire concept for a porn site based around one once. I never did take the plunge and buy one, because I wasn’t sure they worked… I am happy to report that they do! There’s more to know, though, so read on.
The paddle I have is the one with “SLUT” on it. No matter which word you choose, the construction is the same. The paddles are just over a foot long and just over 2 inches wide. They are made of stiff, black leather with… wait for it… PAPER in between the layers. Yeah. This is probably the biggest disappointment about the toy, the red part that you see under the cutouts is a semi-thick paper. Not only do I not expect it to hold up very well in the long term, but it isn’t really possible to sanitize paper (sweat or blood anyone?). At least with the leather you can wipe it down with bleach.
Although it is called a paddle, I’d categorize this as more of a stiff slapper. You aren’t going to do any serious damage, and there’s more noise than pain. For me, this is a plus. But others may prefer a little more heft to their toys. Speaking of, it is very lightweight, which means it won’t tire you out quickly and it is easy to wield. The feel for the bottom will be light sting, next to no thud, and not a lot of lasting feeling. With this toy, it’s all about the “impression” it leaves. (Harharhar)
So does it impress me? (That was the last one, promise!) It can be difficult to get all four letters to impact equally, so you may end up with LUT, like I frequently did. But it is possible to get the full word, and you don’t have to hit that hard to do it. However, what will determine your results is how well the receiver marks. Keep that in mind when considering this toy.
Overall, I’m pleased. It adds a new sensation to our bag and on people who mark well, it can leave it’s mark. I don’t tend to use the term slut in any form of degradation play, but if you do then this could be a fun tool. You can find your own SLUT Impression Paddle with the good folks of GoodVibes!
Posted: February 28, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: impact play, kink, paddle, rubber
The Rubber Paddle from Babeland is a bit of a beast. Actually, that may be a bit of an understatement. When I requested it I knew it might be a little “heavier” than some of the toys I am used to using, particularly since my fondness is for floggers. The only rubber paddles I’d come across before were probably more along the lines of a slapper or strap, thinner and lighter. This thing, well, like I said… it’s a beast.
The Babeland Rubber Paddle is 11″, 5 of them being the handle, and it is 3″ wide. What shocked me was just how thick it is, at 1/2″ thick, it is easily double what I expected. It is all a single piece of rubber and has a small hole for hanging. It definitely smells like a tire, but it isn’t overwhelming. However, if you hold it for a while you hands will smell slightly of rubber. If this is a smell that seriously bothers you, maybe look for a wood or leather paddle instead, if you have a thing for rubber then this is the toy for you.
The whole thing is flexible, especially the handle, since it isn’t as wide. This can be kind of fun because you can use the handle to “flick” the person on the receiving end. But it’s a little obnoxious when you’re using it as intended since it makes it harder to control the paddle. This is something I would consider a high impact toy. You could certainly leave deep bruising if that is your intention, and for new/lighter players, you may want to proceed with caution. The edge can also be used to gain a different sensation. I would describe the feeling as a hard sting. The weight makes me want to describe it as thuddy, but that’s really just the impact fooling you. Even just allowing it to “flop” against the pet’s butt made an outline mark, and he doesn’t mark easily. When I asked him to describe the sensation he said “Owwwwww” so there you go. It is now officially my go-to punishment toy.
If you or your bottom/submissive are a pain slut, then this should be in your gear bag. If not, it’s still a great piece to have. It’s very unique, and since building a diverse bag can get pricey, an affordable paddle is welcome. As simple as it is, it is a high quality toy, and something I’d recommend to most players. If you’re new to impact play, and looking to experiment, check out something like the Fluffy Flogger. But if you have any lasting interest in this kind of play, then the Rubber Paddle from Babeland is a great item to add to your collection!