Domhnall The Second: My wife starts me off with her hand, then a Leatherthorn beavertail
paddle, and she finishes the experience with a heavy wooden paddle. The
wooden implement is by far the most painful. Thankfully, I have been
warmed up beforehand.
abby: I am positively a leather girl; Master is a "paddle man". We have
been this way since we first met, over 15 years ago. One exception is
Master's whip. He loves it, me not so much.
Cat: Wood is no good, Leather is better, Feathers are best! And whatever you do... Stay away from acrylic!
amber: Hello. It is nice to meet you. I came across this blog and it looks like fun. I hope to have the time to go back thru it and have a good read.
I love both. It provides a very nice variety.
My boyfriend makes some very lovely wood paddles for special
occasions, christmas, valentines day, my birthday, as well as whenever
he feels like he wants something new. I think half the excitement for me
is that he has taken the time and effort to make something that he
knows will give me such pleasure.
That being said, I
absolutely love leather. The times I can have orgasms from spanking
alone (meaning no vibes, fingers, etc) has come from being over his lap
with a leather paddle.
I love the feel, the smell, the sound
of leather. Not just spanking but clothing as well. If I could afford
it, 90% of my closet would be leather skirts, corsets, boots, etc.
I guess my least favorite is lexan and rubber. But, Mike likes it
for some more variety and some of the different marks he says that they
leave. It brings him pleasure so I don't mind occasionally getting
whacked with them.
I guess I can say that leather edges out wood a little, but I am glad to have lots of both :)
Welcome, amber! Please drop in anytime to read or comment.
pete: I prefer the brush. It is compact and stings like hell. However I seldom have a choice. We always start with 50 with the brush. If it is more serious infraction it may be belt, paddle and /or cane. Or any combination of these stated.
The cane leaves nasty marks that are hard to hide in the locker room But as she says then don't misbehave.
Yorkie: I love my wooden implements. I have a short, 18" rattan cane, a short
handled bath brush, a long handled bath brush, and a small 1/4" thick
paddle. They are all divine. They all hurt, which is the point of a
spanking is it not? Having said that, I also have a short OTK
leather strap that I could take all day. Oh, and a Cane-iac smack stick
senior which is polyurethane and absolutely brutal. I guess, after all that rambling my favourites are the wooden ones. Sigh...
Michael M: I am happy to receive either at the hands of my wife and mistress. I
steel myself to take the hard strokes of the long paddle with holes and
I relish being over a pile of pillows for the caress of London Tanners
Simon: I don't really have a preference for one material over the other as it
depends on the implement. I love the cane with it's sharp sting but hate
wooden paddles or spoons. With leather straps and paddles I enjoy some
but dislike others. Actually I'm quite happy to have almost anything
applied to my bottom as it is the person applying it who is the most
Dr. Ken: A good leather implement gets my vote. I really like the stuff from the London Tanners....
Bogey: Both wood and leather are highly variable in sting. Both can hurt, so I
feel it unfair to make a call based on limited experience with one. That
said I have a fetish for wood. Bacall was once a leather fan, but now
Ronnie: Leather gets my vote and especially the Leather Thorn paddle. Not too keen on our leather strap though.
Baxter: I like a wooden paddle and wooden spoon. But I also got on Amazon a
short riding plastic crop that my wife - AKA my dominatrix - loves to
use. But she will use the paddle also.
A.J. I have been a bare hand fan forever; giving or receiving. The couple
times wood was used (by her on me) were never intended to be hard as we
only play, but I learned then that wood can hurt - A LOT!!! Only
one other time did I get wood, unexpected and FOR REAL, and that lesson
came home again. Whoever wields it better know what they are doing.
But if I had to choose (as the recipient) leather or wood - I vote leather. It gives. Travels better, too.
I was Xmas shopping in Nordstrom's this week. In house goods, etc.
They had a paddle shaped "cheese board" for sale, with a groove cut into
one side. There were two sizes, both about 1/2" thick. The smaller and more than capable for use other than holding cheese, was 4 1/2" x 17 1/2". The larger was a fearsome and WHOPPING 5 1/2" x 25" (more than 2-feet!) that could cover an entire tush with a single swat! Was $14.99 and $24.99. Now: $8.98–$14.98!! Such a deal! Buy them both! Buy two of each!
The smaller made me think. The larger, however...!!!!
the back of my mind I wondered if Nordstrom's is aware of the
alternative uses their customers can put into 'service' of home products
like that! (There were three women looking at them when I was there.)
Bonnie: I don't generally get to choose spanking implements, but I would say it
depends upon several factors - the purpose of the spanking, how much
time we have, our moods, what's close at hand, and so forth. Randy
likes to mix things up so we don't "get stuck in a rut." If there is a
pattern to his selections, I haven't discovered it.
On Friday evening, I received a bit of everything and that's just fine.
Hermione: I have a love/hate relationship with both. We have some wooden implements that are really awful, but as Yorkie said, that's the point of a spanking. Then there are otehrs, like the ping pong paddle, that are fun, noisy, but not too hard to take.
We have leather straps that are long, wide and nasty, as well as some that are short, thick, and just right! I guess if I must state a preference, it would be for leather - most notably the Leatherthorne rose paddle.