The 5 Best Spanking Tools for the Perfect Thwack and Sting
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.
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?
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The 5 Best spanking tools in Test
Sportsheets Slut Slapper Paddle
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.
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.
Fifty Shades of Grey Please, Sir Flogger
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.
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
Sportsheets BDSM Motivator Crop
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.
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.
Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Whip
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.
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.
Lovehoney Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle
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.
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.
Comparison of the 5 best spanking tools
|Best||Best Paddle||Best Flogger||Best Crop||Best whip||Beginner|
|Overall score||4.5 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.9 / 5.0||4.3 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.4 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.6 / 5.0|
from 76 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 54 users
|5 / 5.0|
from 15 users
|4.3 / 5.0|
from 3 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 114 users
|Design||80 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100||88 / 100|
|Ease of use||80 / 100||80 / 100||90 / 100||60 / 100||100 / 100|
|Quality||60 / 100||73 / 100||100 / 100||95 / 100||80 / 100|
|Length||12 inches||15 inches||20 inches||35 inches||12,5 inches|
|Materials||Nylon cord, nickel free metal hardware, RBSE glass batten, cowhide leather||Wood, metal, soft PU||Leather||Faux Leather||-|
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.
Fifty Shades of Grey Tease Feather Tickler
If a sensual stroke with this tickling feather won´t make you squirm, I don´t know what will.
This is the perfect sex toy for power play and tease. It will intensify all the erogenous zones and can make even the slightest touch feel overwhelming.
Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage Candle
Not that many have explored a sensual massage candle. Enjoy the anticipation of the warm wax dripping onto your skin or follow it up with an ice cube for a thrilling contrast.
Light the candle, let the 6 different essential oils and the vanilla scent fill the room, and then when the wax is melted you can drizzle it on your partner’s skin.
High On Love Dark Chocolate Body Paint
If you like being creative this is the perfect sensory play, body paint.
You and your partner decides, should just one of you paint, should you both paint at the same time or maybe take turns.
It´s made out of hemp seed oil for making it even more relaxing.
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.
This is the most common way to be introduced to spanking, a very handy spanking instrument (sorry, not sorry for the joke). With a hand-spank it’s easy to control the spank and the amount of sting will depend on how you slap your hand, perfect for beginners and experienced spank-lovers. Use the whole hand, fingers o the palm.
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. Depending on how much power you use it can be a bit more stingy but due the wide flap it’s mostly a thuddy feeling.
This is a bit more hardcore spanking material – a whip, it´s difficult to control how much power the whip produces into the spanks. The shape also makes it great for stingy whips.