I had been longing after a Tantus paddle for the longest time, but they’re very difficult to find in my neck of the woods, so I gave up looking. I was browsing Coco de Mer a few weeks later and noticed they were discontinuing it from their stock, so it was on sale. I’d already broke the bank that month, but I was not going to miss out! I purchased it alongside the Teach Me a Lesson Ruler, which I’ll be reviewing soon, and both arrived quickly and discreetly as promised.
The Snap Strap is made from Tantus’s unique formula of 100% ultra-premium silicone. This formula is completely body-safe and free from latex and phthalates. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, non-porous and hypoallergenic, as-well as being bleachable, boilable and even dishwasher-safe. I generally stick to antibacterial toy cleaner and water for everyday cleaning, but I have placed several Tantus toys in the dishwasher when I’ve wanted a thorough clean and they’ve come out as good as new. I would recommend doing this regularly if you’re using this toy on different partners.
This paddle has a length of 17.75 inches and 2″ inches of width, which makes it quite lengthy, but fairly slimline for an impact toy. It has the same width as the Wham Bam paddle, but this one has a couple of extra inches of length. I would recommend that beginners stay away from a product such as this because it’s not designed for first-time spankers. Thin, long objects can leave a much bigger impact on the body than a hand or rounded paddle, so I’d advise to try those tools and master them first. Silicone is also one of the harshest spanking materials alongside wood, so it would be too intense for someone who has never been spanked before.
When I held the Snap Strap for the first time, I noticed that it was rather flexible, to the point where it would just flop over. It doesn’t stand upright without support, which was not what I was expecting. I have never really experienced a paddle that wasn’t rigid or almost rigid, so this was definitely a new experience for us. I would personally class this as a flogger because it moves in the same sort of way and isn’t as stable as the paddles I’m used to. It was essential for my partner to practice on a pile of stacked cushions beforehand, to work out exactly how to cause maximum sensation whilst remaining safe and managing to land it properly.
It took some time to perfect the technique, but I will tell you that it was worth the wait. There are two main types of sensations from impact tools and I think this one lands firmly in the stingy category. I am generally more of a thuddy type of girl and tend to keep stingy toys for warming but I may be converted to stinging solely because of the sensations of this one particular tool. They are sharp, intense and flinch-worthy. If you can’t handle the flogs from something like the Lelo Whip or Tease by Lovehoney Flogger, you definitely will not be able to handle the spanks from the Snap Strap.