The 5 Best Spanking Tools for the Perfect Thwack and Sting

Amanda Nilsen
by Amanda Nilsen
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Are you looking for some new spanking tools? No matter if it´s your first paddle or if you´re an experienced flogger we´ve got your back. In this test, you will find the best spanking tools on the market reviewed, so that you can find the best possible one to fulfil your impact play desires!

How was the spanking tools tested?

After reviewing over 500 + sex toys we do call ourselves sex toy experts. So, when doing our research, such as looking for the best products on the market, reading external reviews and discussing the products with our testers we knew what to look for.

When rating a sex toy we have different criteria in mind and these, of course, differ depending on what products we’re testing. When it comes to spanking tools we’re looking at quality, material, ease of use, design and the feel and sound of the spanks.

How was the spanking tools tested?

Here are some guidelines for you to have in mind when looking for a spanking tool, there are a lot of different kinds out there and depending on what kind of impact play you are looking for your choice might differ.

What to look for when choosing a spanking tool:

  • Feeling: Are you looking for a quick stinging pain or one that stays for a while? Some spanking tools are very painful and some hardly feel at all. Do you want to use it for teasing and tickling or just spanking?
  • Sound: Should it be soundless or more of a loud smack? Some like the spanking because of the pain, some just want the actual sound.
  • Material: Is there any certain type of material you prefer, maybe a spanking tool in leather so you can smell it or a lace one that looks pretty?
  • Shape: When choosing the right shape you need to think about which body parts you want to use it on, what kind of prints on the body you want to leave and how you want to use it.
  • Budget: As always when buying something you need to think about your wallet, how much money can you spend on spanking material?

 

FAQ

What types of spanking tools are there?
Spanking toys are whatever you want it to be, but some common types that you also will read about in this test are Paddle, Flogger, Whip, Crop and Canes.
Is it easy to make homemade spanking tools?
You can use pretty much anything as tools for spanking, it´s up to you how creative you want to be. We would say it´s pretty easy to find spanking material, you just need to have a look around.
Are there any self spanking tools?
All spanking instruments can be used to spank yourself, there aren´t really any spanking tools that are built especially for self-spanking. We do recommend to look for smaller tools as they will be easier to handle when using it on yourself.
How does a spank feel?
A spank can feel different depending on what technique is used, the shape of the spanking implements and how heavy hand is used. It´s most often like a quick sting of pain that leaves a warm and sore area on your body.
How to introduce spanking to your partner?
First of all, you need to communicate your desire to your partner, no matter if it´s you that want to be spank or if you want to be the one that spanks. Then if you´ve got consent, it´s a good idea to start of using the hand and then continue on to other spanking instruments.

What is a spanking tool?

A spanking tool is something that you can use for spanking someone's body parts, the most common body part to spank is the bottom. It is possible to spank other body parts too, such as breasts, thighs or genitals (be extra careful here). You can use your hand as a spanking tool or use spanking implements that are made especially for spanking.

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The 5 Best spanking tools in Test

1 Best Paddle

Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle

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80/100
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80/100
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60/100
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The best paddle in this spanking tool test goes to Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle. It´s a 12 inches long black paddle with a cut-out that spells out “Slut”, you can also find it with other patterns such as hearts and the word Love. So it depends on what kind of BDSM play you want. With a solid spank, it´s supposed to leave the pattern as a mark on your skin.

The spanking tool has a rigid handle which makes it easy to control and gives it the right flick. It´s a split spanker which means it has two flaps, which means it can create a load spanking sound compared to the sting it creates. The sting is quick, not that sharp and leaves slightly red marks.

Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle test
Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle if you...
Like spanking yourself or your partner
Don´t want a sting that stays
Want to find something to replace your tired hand with
Enjoy word shaming during BDSM
Just started using spanking tools
You should NOT buy the Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle if you...
Want a sharp sting
Are looking for discrete public spanking tools
Are looking for a paddle that leaves marks for a longer time
Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle features
Features
Length12 inches
MaterialsNylon cord, nickel free metal hardware, RBSE glass batten, cowhide leather 
Pros
Makes a loud sound
Easy to flick with the rigid handle
Different patterns (slut, love, hearts)
Beginner-friendly BDSM spanking tools
A lace for the wrist
Cons
Difficult to cause painful spanks
Some might find the pattern "slut" too harsh
Difficult to make the imprint
Conclusion

This spanking tool sounds louder than it stings, so if you’re new to BDSM, like the sound of spanks but are not sure about your pain rate yet, it’s perfect!

Some people including Bedbible’s tester (read her review here) have a hard time getting the pattern, slut, to stay on the body. The ones who manage to do it have either got the right flick and done the same flick a couple of times or managed to give a solid spank.

The sting is not that painful and for the one who wants a sore bum, this is probably not the right paddle. But for quick stings and load noise, it’s great.

2 Best Flogger

Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger

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90/100
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20/100
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73/100
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Low

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0.0/5.0

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The next spanking tool is from Fifty Shades of Grey, the best flogger on the market. The size makes it perfect to carry around in a handbag, and it’s easy to take with you on your travels.

It’s made out of soft PU and has got beautiful metallic silver soft fronds. With this flogger, you can give hard whips or teasing strokes. It’s up to you and your partner’s mood. It’s perfect for teasing and possible to use for all body parts.

The rigid handle makes it easy for you to be aware of what kind of whips you’re giving, you will feel the difference between when using a heavy and a light hand with this spanking tool. It creates strong quick pain and the erotic spanking leaves red striped marks.

Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger test
Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger if you...
Want to explore different impact techniques
Like a sharp sting
Enjoying teasing games
Are a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey
Want a cheap spanking tool
You should NOT buy the Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger if you...
Want a spanking tool that easily make loud noise
Want a big handle to hold onto
Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger features
Features
Length15 inches
MaterialsWood, metal, soft PU 
Pros
Possible to use different impact techniques
Easy to stroke and whip with
Good size for traveling with
Unique colour
Cons
Doesn´t make a loud sound unless you use a heavy hand
Conclusion

The Please Sir flogger is one of the best spanking implements, it’s perfect for sensual teasing and tickling, and of course, stingy whips.

The metallic silver fronds are soft and perfect for teasing all body parts and the handle makes it easy to vary the intensities of the tickling or whipping.

It’s one of fantastic first spanking tool for BDSM beginners to get a feel for flogging before moving onto a more serious flogger. That also means that this isn’t going to the best option for more advanced players.  t

3 Best Crop

Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop

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90/100
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90/100
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100/100
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Low

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Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop is the best BDSM spanking tool for experienced spankers, and it´s also easy to use as a self-spanking tool. With a nice swoosh when swung and the perfect spanking smack when it leaves a sharp sting and red mark.

It has got a split-tipped top and is a crop tool for intermediate spanking. It´s shorter than other crops which makes it easy to handle and carry around. What also makes it easy to handle is the good grip, the grip is a textured and rubber handle which makes it good for even the sweatiest hands.

Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop test
Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop if you...
Are an experienced spanker
Are familiar with spanking tools
Want an audible spanking toy
Looking for a toy with a steady grip
Want a spanking tool for solo plays
You should NOT buy the Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop if you...
Are sensitive to sound
Are a beginner in BDSM
Haven´t used spanking tools before
Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop features
Features
Pros
Steady textured rubber grip
Makes a loud sound both while swinging and when actually whipping
High-quality spanking toy for a good price
Leaves a sharp red mark
Easy to create sharp stings
Cons
Not for beginners
Can be too intense for some
Conclusion

This is the perfect crop for experienced spankers, use a heavy hand and you will create a heavy sharp sting, use a light hand and it will be a quick rap sting. It has got a nice leather smell which a lot of BDSM users are into.

It creates a big audible impact both while swinging it and when spanking so it´s not for the quiet spankers. The grip makes it easy to hold onto, even in the wildest BDSM plays.

4 Best whip

Bondage Boutique Faux Whip

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100/100
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60/100
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95/100
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Low

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0.0/5.0

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N/A

For the experienced whipper, this is a must, Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Whip really is something extra. It starts already with the way it looks, the red faux snakeskin creates a sensual surrounding. It´s 35 inches long and it makes beautifully audible smacks. It´s one of those spanking toys that can leave red marked prints for days, on some even up to a week or more.

It´s well balanced with a nice heft, it´s got a wriststrap that makes it easy to hold onto, and the very tip has got a shape of a snake tongue. Thanks to its flexibility it´s easy to take it with you.

Bondage Boutique Faux Whip test
Bondage Boutique Faux Whip features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Bondage Boutique Faux Whip if you...
Are looking for a unique whip
Are a big fan of snakeskin toys
Want to leave red marks for days
Enjoy intense spanking implements
Have the patience to practice your whips
You should NOT buy the Bondage Boutique Faux Whip if you...
Are a beginner to spanking
Looking for discrete spanking toys
Don´t like snakeskin
Bondage Boutique Faux Whip features
Features
Length35 inches
MaterialsFaux Leather 
Pros
Audible smacks
Nice heft
Strong wriststrap
Beautiful and intimidating design
Intense satisfaction
Cons
Difficult to get nice whips in the beginning
Difficult to do whips that doesn´t leave a mark
Conclusion

If you´re looking for a whip to step up your spanking game, explore whipping techniques and leave marks on your submissive that can last for weeks, then this is the best BDSM spanking tool for you!

It´s well built and the heft makes it easy to create stinging sensations with intense satisfaction. The unique look, with a red snakeskin pattern and the tip shaped as a snake tongue it will satisfy you just at first sight.

5 Beginner

Lovehoney Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle

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88/100
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100/100
Quality:

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What it is: 

80/100
Price:

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Low

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0.0/5.0

User rating:

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N/A

We´ve talked about spanking tools that are beginner-friendly before, but this is the most perfect spanking introductory toy.  One side is made out of leather and one out of satin, the white version has lace instead of leather.

It´s offered in three different colours, black, white and red. It´s pretty firm and the satin side is good for gently tickling and caressing the skin, and the leather side is good for small sensational stings.

Lovehoney Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle test
Lovehoney Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle features
Recommended for

BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
You should buy the Lovehoney Spanking Paddle if you...
Are looking for the best spanking implements
Want to explore different spanking tools with different material
Want to have a varied experience
Like a lightweight paddle
You should NOT buy the Lovehoney Spanking Paddle if you...
Have big hands (no good grip)
Looking for a soft bendable paddle
Want a heavy duty spanking tool
Lovehoney Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle features
Features
Length12,5 inches
FlexibilitySatin, Leather 
Pros
Two different sides to choose from
Doesn´t leave long-lasting marks
Easy to use
Wriststrap
Cons
Firmer than expected
Not easy to hold if you got big hands
No extra padding for the grip
Conclusion

This is one of the best spanking implements for the beginner that doesn´t want a spanking tool that leaves long-lasting marks. The red and especially the white have a non-intimidating design which makes it good for beginners.

It´s made out of satin and leather, so it´s perfect for exploring which material you prefer. Just turn it around and you´ve got a completely new sensation. It´s firmer than most people expect it to be from the images, so you don´t get too surprised.

Prefer Something a Little Lighter?

Sometimes a stingy pain is too much, but the painful teasing can be just perfect. When we´re talking about painful tease, we don´t mean the pain itself, we´re talking about the frustration of the tease – sensory play.

Sensory play is used to open up for more intense BDSM, for power play and to intensify sexual pleasure.

The products below are the perfect preparation for more intense painful pleasure, the pre-tools for spanking one could call them.

Different Types of Spanking Tools

In this test, we´ve been talking about tools for spanking in different terms, floggers, paddles, whips and crops. For some, this is known and for some, this is completely new, therefore, you will find a short Spanking implements guide below. What the best spanking implements will be depends on you and your partner.

If you need some inspiration you can have a look at this article – BDSM Punishment Ideas. Remember that there are different things to spank with, it´s just about using your imagination.

Bare hand

Bare hand

Bare hand

This is the most common way to be introduced to spanking, a very handy spanking instrument (sorry, not sorry for the joke).

Paddle

Paddle

Paddle

A paddle is a beginner-friendly tool for spanking. It´s got a wide and long flap, easy to control. Don´t have the budget now or feeling creative, have a look at our guide how to Make a Spanking Paddle.

Whip

Whip

Whip

This is a bit more hardcore spanking material – a whip, it´s difficult to control how much power the whip produces into the spanks.

Crop

Crop

Crop

This is the spanking tool that looks most similar to the horse-riders whip. In one end the crop has a handle and in one end it has a flat keeper.  With this is easy to give a sting to a smaller more sensitive area.

Flogger

Flogger

Flogger

A flogger is famous for it soft fronds and most often with a rigid handle. It´s a good spanking tool for teasing tickles and stinging spanks.

Belt

Belt

Belt

Using a belt as spanking material is similar to using a whip, it´s not the easiest to control but it´s something that we always have around at home, so whenever needed this can be your saviour.

Birch twigs

Birch twigs

Birch twigs

If you´re not at home, but outside then it might be easier to use birch twigs. They have just the perfect firmness to create short stingy spanks.

Canes

Canes

Canes

You can find natural canes and synthetic ones (like the one on the image). They create a sharp sting and leave clean red striped marks after use.

Flyswat

Flyswat

Flyswat

You can also use a fly swat as spanking material, if you want to take the spanking another level, then you can use an electric flyswat.

Duster

Duster

Duster

Why not combinate some role play and use a duster, it´s one of the really good spanking instruments for teas and tickle.

Towel

Towel

Towel

Do you remember in school when people used to flick with a towel? The towel-flick can be used for sexual pleasure too.

Kitchen supplies

Kitchen supplies

Kitchen supplies

Why not use what you ´ve got in the kitchen, here you can fin different tools for spanking by being a bit creative. Use different kitchen supplies for different sensations.

Sandals/Shoes/Slippers

Sandals/Shoes/Slippers

Sandals/Shoes/Slippers

This is a spanking instrument you´ll always have around. The best spanking material will be a slipper of some kind.

Why does Spanking Feel Good?

There are a lot of reasons why spanking can feel good and it depends on who you ask. Some say that sexual pleasure and pain are very close, just think of how you react to your partne

r nibbling on your body parts or how the perfect amount of twisting on your nipple can feel so good.

Spanking does stimulate the blood flow in the same way sexual arousal does which makes the sensation of pleasure and pain very close.

It can be some kind of stress relief, giving up or taking control, or pushing limits.

Some like spanking because of the feeling they get afterwards, it can be the warm tingling feeling or the stinging behind.

Some just find the look sexually attractive, the look of reed bum cheeks and red printed strips on their thighs.

There are many different reasons that spanking can feel good!

Where Is the Best Place to Buy Spanking Tools?

We have a few webshops we recommend when it comes to buying spanking implements, they all provide discrete packaging, quick delivery and, spanking tools that are tested and safe to use.

Shevibe – Probably one of the best webshops to buy spanking tools at, you can choose between different colours, shapes and types.

Lovehoney – A great place to find spanking implements for pocket-friendly prices.

Tootimid – With a wide price range you can find classic and more unique spanking tools.

If you feel like being creative and are looking for spanking material, then we recommend taking a visit to your closest brick-and-mortar shop.

How to use spanking tools

If you´ve never used a spanking tool before it´s a good idea to do some research, and even use it on yourself to get a feel for how to flick, how much power to use and which body parts may be better than others to spank. Follow our guide and you’re good to go.

How to use spanking tools

Solo practice

Solo practice

Before using any kind of spanking material on someone else you need to get a feel for it before. That means you need to try it on yourself. Then you will know which technique to use, how much power results in how much pain etc.

Communication is key!

How to use spanking tools

Before using any spanking instrument on your partner, that includes your hand, you should talk with your partner. How does your partner want to be spanked, what safewords should you use? Is there anything you´re not allowed to do?

How to use spanking tools
How to use spanking tools

Warm-up

Warm-up

It´s good to do a bit of warm-up before, start of with soft slaps before using a heavier hand.

Let the spanking begin

How to use spanking tools

When you ´ve done your research, talked with your partner and warmed up you are good to go. Use different techniques, vary the body part and explore together with your partner.

How to use spanking tools

How to clean spanking tools

It depends on what kind of material it is and if it´s waterproof or not. Most of the time spanking tools are not used internally and therefore are not that big of a risk when it comes to bacteria. Although we all know that sexual pleasure can be sweaty. For non-waterproof spanking tools: Get a damped cloth and wipe it off. For waterproof spanking tools: Rinse it under water, soap it up and then rinse it again. After the washing, you can either let it air-dry or toweldry.

Porous
materials

Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.

Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.

Non-propous
materials

Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.

Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.

The toys with electrical
components

If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.