Thursday, 14 July 2011
From Firm Hand Spanking. A young lady feels the paddle.
Paddles are possibly the most widely and frequently used spanking implements. They're so common that the term paddling is another euphemism for spanking whether or not it is being administered with a paddle.
The implement itself seems to be predominantly North American, although it they are used worldwide. They also are used in a number of settings. Many homes have a paddle. They're a fixture in college fraternities and sororities, although these days they tend to be more decorative than anything. Some states in the USA still allow paddling of school students. In days gone by they were used in prisons.
I have a number of paddles at the shop and because of the materials they're made out of and the varying types they are a remarkably versatile implement.
A selection of wooden paddles.
You can get all different sizes made of wood, they're also made out of plastic, leather and the new very dense material lexan. Lexan paddles are quite dense, but light. They allow you to administer a sound paddling and get a very red hot bottom with little likelihood of bruising.
A small, oval lexan paddle.
Then there's one of my personal favourites; a Spencer paddle. This particular item was invented by a school teacher, a Mr Harold Spencer, back in the 1930's, who reasoned that a solid paddle created an air cushion, so holes would allow the air to escape and provide a firmer connection.
A commercially produced Spencer paddle. Imagine the sting this beauty would provide.
Paddles aren't used much at home now, but novelty versions are still popular.
A traditional Heat for the Seat novelty paddle.
Paddles come in all sizes and many materials, they all in my experience give an impressive spanking and due to their variety of sizes can be used for a number of ages and in positions from the traditional over the knee to bending over.