Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle — Test & Review

Jesse Roberts
by Jesse RobertsUpdated:
4.7/5

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Overall Rating

4.7/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5

Reviewed by: 

Jesse Roberts

User Ratings:

4.9/5

Based on 12 user reviews

90/100
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Rating: Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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Rating: Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

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100/100
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Rating: Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

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Rating: Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

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My Verdict

This is a high end, faux leather spanking paddle. If you're looking for a paddle with a good surface area, and firm slap then this is a great choice. It is good quality and has that nice leather feeling, which is impressive as this is a vegan product. Suitable for both beginners or advanced spankers/spankees. However, if you're looking for something softer and wanting to start small then perhaps choose something else. One of the great things about this paddle is it's great for those who are after some hard spanks, only for those that are deserving though!

Buy, if you...

  1. you want a paddle with a good surface area
  2. want both your cheeks red ;)
  3. are vegan/vegetarian or wanting to shop ethically
  4. are wanting some hard spanking

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Looking for something cheap within the paddle range
  2. are a beginner and wanting to start small/gentle
  3. are wanting to use the 'wrist loop' as it is simply too small
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About The Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle

This is a premium, luxury paddle. It is sexy and elegant in its design. Beautiful black vegan leather with high quality stitching and a woven handle with rose gold fittings. This is a beautiful paddle and one I am proud to add to my collection. The finishing touch is a faux leather 'wrist loop' (doesn't actually fit on the wrist though) and the Lovehoney logo emblazoned on the base of the handle.

Pros

  • Firm but flexible
  • Elegant and sexy design
  • High quality
  • Vegan product
  • Manual on safe restraint and safe words

Cons

  • More expensive than other paddles
  • Wrist loop far too small
  • Storage sleeve material not very durable

Personal Experience

My Personal Experiences with Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle

First Impressions

When I first opened my parcel I really liked by how cool the packaging for this spanking paddle looked. After taking out the paddle and gave it the once over I was very impressed by how sexy it looks. I didn’t quite expect it to be such good quality. The design is fantastic and for faux leather it looks very impressive. I went to put it on my wrist and found the loop hole to be way too small. I wasn’t sure if it was just my paddle so went online and discovered this is an issue with other paddles too. Besides the wrist loop this paddle was great, it really impressed me and exceeded my expectations.

In action

My play partner and I really enjoyed trying this out, she loooooooves getting spanked! And spank we did, for hours!!! This paddle makes a fantastic slapping sound on impact and you can really get a good whip on it due to the flexibility between the handle and the paddle. The shape of the paddle makes it great for covering the surface area across both butt cheeks which is a plus. However, we found this only really worked in the traditional spanking  position of someone straddled over your lap. Any other position we spanked  each other in and most of the impact seemed to resonate in the tip of the paddle. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing depending on preference. Maybe we just need to practice with it a bit more, (and we will!) But we found it’s not quite like the round ended paddles that give you more of an all-over sting. Both paddle types have their merits but I think if we were being really honest we’d say the round paddles are slightly superior in the post-spank tingling feeling, for us at least. This is very much a personal preference thing and is not a reflection on the paddle itself, it really is a fantastic product!

Design

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Design

They've done a fantastic job with this design! A stated in the product description this is a beautifully sexy paddle. It looks and feels very luxurious and they've done great work with the vegan leather. My play partner is vegan, and very into spanking! She has always struggled to find a good non-leather paddle, but this item has got her very excited, we've finally found a product that is just perfect for her! I'm a big fan of everything about this design. My only negative comment is the wrist loop is too small. The advertisement states you can keep it on your wrist for easy access but I can't imagine anyone has a wrist small enough. If you need a paddle that can stay on the wrist you'll need some cuffs or something to clip it onto, or fashion a bigger loop.

Ease of Use

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Ease of Use

To be honest are there paddles out there that are difficult to use? If so this isn't one of them. The woven handle gives you a nice firm grip. The paddle itself is firm but flexible, where the paddle and handle meet it has a certain amount of flexibility on impact. This means you get a better slap and no jarring of the wrist which you might get with cheaper products. If you work in the sex industry or just want to spank all night long this products durability and flexibility make it a great choice.

Quality

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Quality

This is high quality premium vegan leather. Embossed rose gold hardware. A wooden handle covered by woven faux leather. Great quality stitching. All the fittings are snug, it's neat, it's tidy. I cannot find fault with the quality of this product.

Price

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Price

This is an expensive paddle. Within the Lovehoney range the only paddle pricier is the electrostim paddle. However, it is good quality, has a fantastic feel to it, spanks very well and is vegan. Does this warrant the price? To be honest it's hard to say. I'm no expert on the cost of making spanking paddles and there's no doubt the quality of this product deserves a high end price tag. But am I left wondering what makes the price of this paddle so much higher than the rest? A little bit yes.

Performance

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Performance

I'd say this product exceeded my expectations. The quality and overall design have impressed me. I especially like its firm yet flexible paddle, it distributes the impact really well. As previously stated, the advert promises a 'wrist loop' which this product does not deliver. However this isn't an issue for me, the loop is perfect for hanging the paddle in a cupboard, or on the wall of your sex dungeon, whatever suits ;)

Packaging

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Packaging

This paddle comes with a long storage sleeve made out of thin black card which the paddle fits into perfectly. The look really works in line with the product, simple, elegant and sexy. It's very discreet besides the Lovehoney heart logo on the front, it could almost be a valentines gift or something. Whether card is a long lasting packaging material or not is something to consider, but in my opinion it's certainly better than cheap environmentally damaging plastic. There was also a small "Paddle Operating Manual" which is basically instructions around restraint, boundaries and the use of safe words. I thought this was a thoughtful addition that could be included in any and all products, especially those within the BDSM/bondage product lines.

Materials and care

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Materials and care

This paddle is made from polyurethane (PU), wood, paperboard, zinc alloy and steel. It is lightweight but high quality. This product does not appear to inform the consumer on how it should be cleaned or whether it is waterproof. Personally I would be reluctant to use soap and water but instead may use a damp cloth or wet wipes. I will most likely treat this faux leather product as I would my real leather products, especially in ensuring the product is dry before storage. As for storage I might skip the card sleeve and keep this on a hanger with some of my fetish gear in my wardrobe.

Special feature

Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle Special feature

This paddle includes a nice little manual on safety and boundaries within restraint and bondage play.

Specifications and features

Length15.5  inches
Width2  inches
MaterialsFaux leather 
Storage Bag IncludedYes, a sleeve made from card 
WeightLightweight lbs
FlexibilitySome flexibility where needed 
AllergiesPolyurethane 
Colors AvailableBlack  

Comparing Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle with alternatives

Compare Lovehoney Premium Faux Leather PaddleLovehoney Premium Faux Leather Paddle
Overall score4.7 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
User rating4.9 / 5.0
from 12 users
4.8 / 5.0
from 1 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 11 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 134 users
5 / 5.0
from 1 users
PricePricey Affordable Affordable Affordable Affordable
Design90 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 60 / 100 100 / 100
Ease of use100 / 100 95 / 100 75 / 100 80 / 100 97 / 100
Quality100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 60 / 100 95 / 100
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Buzzy/Rumbly-----
Length15.5 inches15.25 inches6.5 inches13 inches17 inches
Width2 inches6 inches3 inches-3 inches
MaterialsFaux leather PU (Faux Leather) Premium silicone Leather, Nickel-Free Metal Vegan PU leather
Storage Bag IncludedYes, a sleeve made from card No ---
WeightLightweight lbs0.61 lbs-Balanced and easy to travel with lbs-
FlexibilitySome flexibility where needed Sturdy Very flexible Paddle bends nicely -
AllergiesPolyurethane ----
Colors AvailableBlack Red ---
Diameter-1 inches---
Waterproof-Water-resistant Yes Yes -
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Author
Jesse Roberts
Jesse Roberts

I’m a firm believer in sexual liberation and exploration. I’ve been using sex toys for the last 15 years or so and have certainly enjoyed seeing how the industry has boomed in recent years! With such a range available now there is something out there for everyone. Always on the look out for new experiences I’ve started testing my limits more in recent years and have been venturing out into the realms of fetish and BDSM.

Age: 30's
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Pansexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: Oxy Beginners Ball Stretching Kit
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