Review: Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Collection Dual Sided Paddle

Fifty Shades Freed has finally arrived and that can only mean one very special thing. No, not the nuptials of Ana and Christian, but the release of the third luxurious line of limited-edition branded bondage pieces. This collection is named ‘Cherished’ and consists of ten total products, all designed in a gorgeous dark purple and rose gold colour scheme from leather, suede and metal materials. Lovehoney have saved their best work until last and have pulled out all of the stops to make this the most elegant range of the series. I think this collection is a glorious grand finale to a trilogy that has made bondage and sex toys more acceptable in mainstream society and whilst the items are not the cheapest, I do think they are worth the money, especially for fans of the books, movies and product ranges.

The presentation was simply exquisite. A beautiful velvet storage bag complete with silky ribbons and embossed branding arrived with the paddle stored inside. The handle had been wrapped with tissue paper and bubble wrap for protection as metal can easily be scratched or damaged. There were also three tags attached to the handle; one was leather and had the brand name on, one read a quote from the book and one had safety information and cleaning directions.

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Paddle

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My partner and I have tried a vast range of paddles from a variety of materials but this one immediately grabbed and maintained my attention because of its high standards. It is the true definition of decadence and has obviously been made with care. Made from three main materials, all of which are high-quality and well sourced, this paddle is in no way flimsy or breakable allowing you to be as tame or as rough as personal preference dictates. There is a soft sensual surface made from suede and a smooth leather opposition which adjoins to a sturdy metal handle for safe, supportive grip.

There’s not much flexibility to its large surface (8 x 3.5 inches) so it doesn’t take much force to produce a reasonable sensation. Both sides of the paddle offer different stimulation and intensity which results in noticeably different reactions from the spankee. The suede side is what I would recommend starting out with and I’d insist upon it if spanking, especially with an implement, is new to you. It disguises itself as gentle and innocent to begin with but do be aware that it’s not incapable of providing some harsher realities.

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished PaddleFor us as intermediate/advanced users, the suede side of this paddle is perfect for some light warming up and preparation for heavier impact. Each movement brings the blood rushing to the surface of the skin, heightening the sensations of whatever follows. I approximately take around ten minutes with this side before moving onto some more painful paddling.

Switching sides is a treat as the differences are so drastic. The leather surface is a favourite of mine and I think it could be used by people of all levels of experience depending on the person who’s aiming the paddle, their technique and the amount of pressure they are using. If this side is swung with little to no force behind it then the area of impact will be aware that contact was made but experience only minor levels of stinging or pain. The spankee should also be able to feel faint vibrations from the impact travelling towards their genital region, which is a sensation that feels unusual at first but pleasant nonetheless.

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished PaddleIf you’re into some pleasurable pain then aiming with more force will provide quite the thuddy sensation. This paddle definitely has the potential and bite needed to be rather harsh in the hands of an experienced spanker. I personally like forceful love taps that leave the skin tingling and red but I don’t want marks that last for weeks. I do like a reminder on the skin that will last several hours or a few days but I don’t want to receive pain that’s on the border of needing an ice bath to soothe it. If you’re more of a masochist than me and want that level of pain then you may prefer something thicker made from wood or silicone.

Due to this being a short-range implement, the sensations feel direct and intense in all the right ways. A paddle produces a broad sensation as it has a larger surface area than a crop or cane so they are perfect for people who prefer their sensations to be spread out. This particular paddle can become a subtle extension of the hand for cheeky, low-impact and fast-paced taps or it can be unforgiving and leave red marks across the skin for people who’d rather have some pain with their pleasure..

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Paddle

Overall, I would highly recommend this breathtakingly beautiful paddle to anyone who likes broad spanks, two materials to choose from and/or the power to vary how much intensity is given. It would make an ideal luxurious treat for a special occasion or a great upgrade from the simplistic, cheaper paddles. If you are going to engage in spanking play that has the potential to cause serious pain remember to prep your safe words and signals beforehand and use aftercare following the session if it’s needed.

You can purchase the Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Collection Paddle (£69.99) from Lovehoney.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post. 

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Review: Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and that can only mean one thing. No, not roses, corny cards or heart-shaped chocolates, but the release of Fifty Shades Freed and its official pleasure collections. Cherished is the third luxurious line of limited edition bondage pieces from Lovehoney and in my opinion they have saved the best until last and pulled out all of the stops to make this the most elegant range in existence. I’m almost sad that the series has come to an end as this means the end of the line for these great collections too. I can’t be the only person who thinks the Cherished range is absolutely stunning with its dark purple and rose gold scheme that has been carried through from the regular Freed Collection and I can’t be the only one ogling multiple pieces from it. I already have the paddle so when the opportunity came up to try this gorgeous mini flogger, I couldn’t have been happier.

The presentation was simply exquisite. A beautiful velvet storage pouch complete with silky ribbons and embossed branding arrived with the flogger stored inside. If I’m honest the pouch was slightly big for the product inside but it’s so pretty that I don’t care. The handle had been wrapped with tissue paper and bubble wrap for protection as metal can easily be scratched or damaged. There were also three tags attached; one was made from supple leather and had the brand name on, one read a kinky quote from the book and one had safety information and cleaning directions printed on.

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger

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It is advertised as mini for good reason. I may have underestimated the dimensions slightly as I was surprised to find something so small in comparison to our regular floggers. It’s definitely the tiniest implement in our collection, measuring in at just 11.75 inches in overall length. Without having a specific point of reference it’s hard to grasp how petite that actually is so consider the fact that other floggers typically measure up at 15 inches and above. Being mini isn’t a bad thing though at all as it makes this flogger an ideal starting point for beginners. It’s unobtrusive, non-intimidating and perfect for flogs on the move. 

Aesthetically, the handle is my favourite part as I feel that it makes this flogger stand out from other spanking tools out there. It certainly amps up the elegance factor and as a bonus it’s also incredibly sturdy and easy to grip for safe and comfortable use. Attached to the handle are the soft suede fronds of which there are thirteen. Each one is a total of eight inches in length. All of the fronds are perfectly made and end in the same place which seems to deliver a controlled hit better than floggers with different length tails would.

We’ve used this flogger on several occasions now and discovered that it can deliver anything from soft brushes against the skin to stinging slaps with little to no effort. If you enjoy sensory play with tools like feather ticklers then I’d recommend tracing the smooth fronds across the skin to get the blood flowing in the areas of impact before attempting to achieve some level of pain. A soft tickling before a spanking session always heightens my senses and adds anticipation for what’s coming next as well as relaxing my muscles and body beforehand.

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini FloggerAs an impact tool, this is not going to blow the minds of advanced players, seasoned spankers and masochists but it would be a fantastic introduction to implement use for beginners. My partner tried varying levels of pressure in order to maximise and minimise the sensations on offer and even his harshest hit was manageable for me. It may sting for a few seconds but there won’t be any reminders in the forms of marks or bruises afterwards. If pleasurable pain is your preference then I would say you should probably look elsewhere unless you’re in the market for a warm-up flogger.

Overall, I think the Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger is an absolutely gorgeous piece of kit. I would recommend it as a beginners flogger, special occasion gift (Valentine’s anyone?) and a luxury update to a small bondage collection.

You can purchase the Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger (£39.99) from Lovehoney.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.

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