Review: Bondage Boutique Advanced Wide Bamboo Paddle

I ordered the Bondage Boutique Advanced Wide Bamboo Paddle recently and I love it so much, I want to spread the word about it, before it’s discontinued. It is a fantastic product and for its retail price, it’s an absolute bargain. This is our first wooden paddle, but not our first wooden implement. If my first experience with wood taught me anything, it was to prepare myself for some serious stinging. That’s exactly what I got with this paddle and I am impressed with just how much potential it has.

It arrived in a clear, plastic packet with a Bondage Boutique tag attached to the paddle itself. I was disappointed to find that there was absolutely no safety information alongside this paddle, there’s no mention at all of safe words or areas to avoid spanking, which I think should be essential on these types of products. This paddle is inexpensive, so may attract more beginners, which is definitely an extra reason to include basic safety information. I wouldn’t advise a beginner to buy this paddle as it can be quite intense.

I have heard a couple of stories about this paddle breaking, so far mine hasn’t, but I could see it happening if it was being used too aggressively or carelessly. Only time will reveal how long this paddle will actually hold up with long-term use, but so far, I haven’t had any issues. I’ve used this within three or four sessions and it’s still in great condition. It is quite rigid and I don’t feel it could snap easily, I think plenty of force would need to be behind it in order for this to happen. It’s quite lightweight, which I wasn’t really expecting, but don’t let this fool you, the innocence is all part of the act. It has plenty of pain in store.

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Bondage Boutique Advanced Wide Bamboo Paddle

Bondage Boutique Advanced Wide Bamboo Paddle

Bondage Boutique Advanced Wide Bamboo Paddle

 

 

 

 

This bamboo paddle is noticeably smooth/glossy on one side and slightly rougher on the other. I only pick up on this when I’m running my hands over the paddle or it’s being traced against my skin before a session. It’s not something I’m aware of when it’s being aimed at my backside. The glossy side can actually become cool at times, which adds a slight element of my favourite thing, which is temperature play, to the sensory situation. It’s enough to stimulate my nerves and alert them to what’s going to take place next. This paddle also has a handy wrist loop for security, although I think it could have done with being slightly bigger as it only just fit my partner’s hand through it.

I requested some warm up with a softer paddle beforehand, which was very tame in comparison. Once this had ensued for a short period of time, my partner slipped his hand through the wrist loop and proceeded with some gentle taps. It makes a fantastic noise, even when it’s only making very gentle impact, which really adds to the anticipation and makes each tap sound more threatening than it is. It’s a wonderful cracking sound and this only increases as the spanks become more intense.

The sensations from this paddle are quite direct and intense, definitely more intense than other paddles we’ve tried, but in all the right ways. It falls under the stingy category, with its sharp, precise and mark-inducing slaps. It’s capable of leaving those dashing, delightful marks for quite a while and maybe even a bruise or two, depending on how it’s used. I’m glad I decided to purchase it after going back and forth for a while and I couldn’t recommend it more to those who like sharper stings.

The Bondage Boutique Advanced Wide Bamboo Paddle has since been discontinued. You can still find the rest of the Bondage Boutique range at Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

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