This is the final review I have to write for the Tease by Lovehoney collection and it’s for the Spanking Paddle which I have in Red. I ordered this months ago when the range first launched along with the Crop. I got them both on the 2 for £20 offer, which they are both still under at the time of writing this review. We have loved everything we’ve had from this range and the paddle was no exception to this.
It arrived in a simple plastic packet with a Tease by Lovehoney sticker on the front. This is fairly boring packaging for a range that’s almost luxurious, but it does the job of protecting the items from dust or damage during storage and delivery. There was a small information leaflet attached to the paddle explaining how to use it and a reminder to use safe words during this type of play. As I’ve said in all the reviews for this range, I’d have liked a safety diagram of areas not to spank as this range is ideal for beginners who might not know this.
Our first paddle was the Twitchy Palm and whilst it was great for starting out, I wanted something a little harsher. This paddle is quite similar to that but it has a few advantages. First of all, I didn’t mistake the wrist loop for the information guide attachment ribbon this time, so this one is easier to store, hold and aim. Appearance wise, the colourings are obviously different and there’s no raised neoprene cushioning underneath the satin side with this one. It’s also quite sturdy in comparison to the Twitchy Palm, which was flimsier and not as rigid.
Just like the Twitchy Palm, this paddle is dual-sided. One side being faux leather and the other being a soft satin. The satin side is the perfect introduction to paddle spanking as it’s very gentle. All the fun of spanking is present, just without any pain, making it perfect for those who are new to spanking or aren’t sure of their limits yet. It’s not just good for beginners however, intermediate users could make use of this side as part of their warm-up to something harsher. We often begin with this side before progressing onto something harsher like this Spanking Ruler.
I definitely prefer the leather side. It’s more suitable for us, I like something meaner and my partner can achieve what I’m looking for, if he aims the paddle right with enough pressure behind it. The harder the paddle is swung, the more of a thwack you get. This has the potential to be a right stinger, if it’s in the hands of the right person. It’s more of a tingle/sting than a thud, which is what I truly crave, but it’s still capable of leaving some short-term marks which can be nice every once in a while. I’d describe the impact of this paddle as being like a cheeky slap from your partner’s hand, with a more precise area of contact. When I’m craving a spanking, but don’t want something too harsh, I will ask for this.
Overall, this paddle reflects and withholds the standards of the Tease by Lovehoney collection. It’s a well-welcomed and placed piece of equipment in our kit and whilst it’s the not my favourite, it’s a paddle that is often used for warm-up or more sensual spanking sessions. I think this is the perfect option for those are venturing into bondage or are looking for something a little lighter. It has maintained shape and condition well even after around 40 (?) uses.
You can purchase the Tease by Lovehoney Spanking Paddle (£16.99) at Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this post.