I know straps aren't just made from leather, I have heard of them being made from other materials, but quite honestly I don't think they're much good for spanking, and could even be dangerous. Straps do tend to hurt more than other things Aunty and I spank with, but not to the point of causing lasting physical damage. I'm sure some clients may argue when we supplement it with baby oil.
I sourced a number of images, so I'll show them here and speak a little about them and straps in general.
This is a classic image from Dallas Spanks Hard. The girl is nude and laid out over a purpose made spanking bench, which has slightly elevated her buttocks as Dallas lays on the leather. It's a standard spanking strap, too. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. From the scary looking prison strap to the rather less threatening aunty strap. Leather allows the maker to alter the thickness, width and length. It's quite a versatile material. Straps can also be very flexible or almost stiff enough to be like a paddle.
You can't see her face, but the owner of that bottom is Melanie Taylor from Firm Hand Spanking. This is an example of a shorter, but still quite painful strap and bending over something, a bed in this case, is another very good way of administering the strap.
This is an after shot from Girls Boarding School, now that is a well strapped bum! The strap used was a long and relatively thin mans belt. It was administered quite carefully, leaving the girl with a broad swathe of red, those darker patches will probably bruise too. If this had been done at the shop the upper thighs would also show evidence of spanking.
I don't know who the model is, but I couldn't make a post like this without including at least one image of the marvelous Chelsea Pfeiffer in action. Judging by the expression on the model's face, Ms Pfeiffer is really laying it on hard. She has a shorter strap with a handle and she's made the girl stand at attention for her licks. This one is from Sarah Gregory Spanking.
Aunty had problems locating pictures of men using the hairbrush. The Chelsea Pfeiffer image aside, I had trouble finding images of women strapping other ladies. Spanked Sweeties came to the rescue. The top picture features Clare Fonda as the spanker, I don't think that girl kept her shorts for long, that's a short, but nasty looking stiff strap in Clare's hand. Ashli Orion was bent over the couch for a going over with a short broad and supple length of leather.
Spanking Dollars gave us a classic school girl strapping on white panties with a two tailed tawse. You can get them with three tails, too, they sting like the dickens.
I bet all you naughty boys out there thought I'd forgotten you. No fear. Here we have Miss Allison and Miss Debbie from Strict Women showing two boys the error of their ways. Miss Allison has made her miscreant kneel on all fours and is using a doubled over belt to teach him a lesson. Miss Debbie seems to have things under control, but I'm really not a fan of administering the belt otk. Even doubled over they're a little long to use efffectively in that position. It may be why the implement isn't favoured by me in general.
I hope this has given you all some food for thought. Aunty should return in the next post.