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Choosing a Spanking Implements To Enhance Your BDSM Play

Spanking Implements To Enhance Your BDSM Play 

Some popular spanking implements have stood the test of time and remain classic choices for many BDSM enthusiasts. These tried-and-true options include:  

  • Paddles: Often made of wood, leather, or even silicone, paddles have a flat surface and can impart stinging sensations with varying intensity levels. Paddles can come in different shapes and sizes, with some featuring textured surfaces or holes to alter the sensations they produce. 
  • Whips: While whips sometimes evoke images of long and menacing designs, they can range from short and to long , depending on the type. Whips or floggers can enhance the intimate experience by creating lighter stinging sensations or more potent and potentially painful impacts when used with greater intensity or at different distances. 
  • Riding Crops: While often associated with equestrianism, the riding crop has become a staple in many BDSM toy collections. A riding crop typically consists of a long, flexible shaft made of materials such as leather or synthetic materials, with a small paddle or loop at the end for striking. The shaft is designed to provide a sharp, stinging sensation when wielded. Riding crops can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, allowing for customization to fit individual preferences.  
  • Canes: Cane-like implements, usually made of rattan or other flexible materials, produce a sharp and concentrated impact on a small body area. Canes can leave lasting marks or welts if not used cautiously, so understanding your partner's tolerance level is crucial when using such implements. 
  • Suede or soft leather: Suede and soft leather tails or floggers can create varied sensations depending on the intensity of each strike from sensual and erotic sensations to sharp stinging for those with a heavy hand.
  • Plush or stuffed toy: While using a stuffed toy or plush item as a spanking implement may seem unorthodox, this choice can provide a light, playful touch perfect for beginners or couples looking to maintain a sense of humor during their BDSM exploration. Thinking outside the box can lead to discovering unique and unconventional spanking implements that may not typically be associated with BDSM play. Experimenting with these alternative options can add a new sense of excitement and intrigue to your encounters while still offering the desired impact.
  • Wooden spoons or spatulas: Frequently found in kitchens, wooden spoons or spatulas can be used as improvised, DIY spanking implements. The flat and smooth surface provides a distinctive sensation ranging from a mild sting to a more intense impact. 
  • Hairbrushes: A hairbrush with a flat back can serve as an effective spanking implement, delivering a range of sensations based on the force applied. Using a familiar item can also add an element of intimacy and realism to the scene. 
  • Rulers: A ruler, like a cane, can create concentrated and precise sensations when used for spanking purposes. This common household item can be a perfect way for curious individuals to dabble in BDSM play or student / teacher role play. 

What to look for when choosing a spanking tool:

  • Feeling: Are you looking for a quick stinging pain or one that stays for a while? Some spanking tools are very painful and some hardly feel at all. Do you want to use it for teasing and tickling or just spanking?
  • Sound: Should it be soundless or more of a loud smack? Some like the spanking because of the pain, some just want the actual sound.
  • Material: Is there any certain type of material you prefer, maybe a spanking tool in leather so you can smell it or a lace one that looks pretty?
  • Shape: When choosing the right shape you need to think about which body parts you want to use it on, what kind of prints on the body you want to leave and how you want to use it.
  • Budget: As always when buying something you need to think about your wallet, how much money can you spend on spanking material?

Spanking safety and aftercare 

Regardless of the spanking implements chosen, ensuring the safety and comfort of both partners is vital. Establishing a safe word or non-verbal signal to communicate limits, discomfort, or a desire to stop instantly is a crucial aspect of BDSM play. Spanking should always be consensual, with open communication from the dominant and submissive partner. 

Moreover, aftercare refers to the physical and emotional care provided after a BDSM scene. Following a spanking session, aftercare may include applying soothing lotion to the impacted areas, comforting words or actions, and allowing time for an open and honest discussion of the experience. Proper aftercare strengthens the bond between partners and helps maintain a healthy and enjoyable BDSM dynamic.