The 9 Best Spanking Paddles for Thrilling Thwacks
Our Reviews of Spanking Paddles Explained
Although there are many different spanking paddles available, they all function the same way, which might make it seem like it doesn’t matter which one you buy: this couldn’t be further from the truth! The differences may be minute, but they actually make a big difference in performance come playtime. Fortunately, I’ve spent over 20 hours comparing spanking paddles to find the best ones you can buy (so you don’t have to!). Judging each paddle on its design, how easy it was to use, and the quality of the item, each paddle has received a rating. This rating (“Bedbible Rating” is scored on a scale of 1 to 5, making it easy to see which products performed the best. However, I also provide scores by category so you can see where that particular paddle really shines (as well as where it could use some improvement!). With the average customer experience represented as the “User Ratings” score, the “Bedbible Rating”, individual category scores, and two written sections per product, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the perfect paddle for you!
Thuddy vs Stingy Impacts With Different Spanking Paddles
It’s a good idea to determine if you or your sub enjoy “thuddy” or “stingy” impacts more, as this will affect your kinky sex toy options. “Thuddy” impacts are deep, widespread sensations that can penetrate into the skin: they feel similar to being punched in the leg! “Stingy” sensations, on the other hand, are sharp, localized sensations that are felt only on the surface only: think of being poked with a needle! It’s essential to figure out what sensations your partner prefers (especially if you’re a newbie and need some guidance on BDSM for beginners), as most people have a preference. If your partner isn’t into it then it’s no good. You certainly don’t want to waste money on a toy you’ll never use so do the research before: just ask!
Popular Spanking Paddle Materials
Spanking paddles can be made from a wide variety of materials, but we’ve covered the most common options below. Refer to this list when trying to figure out what type of material would work best for you & your partner!
- Satin/Fabric – These paddles tend to deliver “thuddy” hits, but can also provide “semi-stingy” sensations if swung correctly. They’re gentle compared to most other paddle materials.
- Leather/Faux Leather – The sensation depends on the design. If your paddle is made purely of leather/faux leather then the sensation will sting more. However, just like with floggers, thicker leather will deliver more of a “thuddy” sensation. If your paddle contains a core—such as wood—that’s only wrapped in leather (as opposed to being made of purely leather/faux leather) the impacts will be deeper, rather than sharper.
- Silicone – This material is very stingy, but that’s not all: it’s also able to be sterilized, which is important if you plan on using it with multiple partners!
- Wood – Sensations vary, depending on the type of wood used. Heavier wood will be “thuddy”, whereas lighter wood will be more “stingy”.
- Acrylic – These paddles can deliver quite a sting, although the final sensation will depend on the design of the paddle.
- Faux Fur – Soft to the touch and gentle on impact, these paddles won’t deliver a lot of punishment (but the sensations that they do deliver will be on the “thuddy” side!).
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The 9 Best Spanking Paddles in Test
Sportsheets Leather Slut Slapper Paddle
Love to make an impression? Then this is going to be your new favorite toy. This high-quality, stitched leather slapping paddle by Sportsheets is simultaneously stylish AND very kinky. It is fairly firm and features a split (double-layered) paddle that delivers super-loud, satisfying slaps and thwacks to your sub. Slap hard enough and they’ll get everything they deserve, plus you get to have the satisfaction of seeing them branded a SLUT too, thanks to the cut-out leather logo design on this BDSM paddle. The leather wrist loop on the handle means you won’t lose your grip during punishment sessions either.