This is a great paddle that works almost like a heavy belt--stingy, a touch flexible, made of super nice silky silicone. Used lightly, it delivers a pleasant sting, and with a bit more force behind it you can leave some very interesting marks.
I have never been a big "paddle" person, generally preferring the sting of bare hand on bare bottom. I don't like the "thwack" of a standard stiff paddle. This paddle has just the right blend of flexibility and stiffness. It'll take a couple of tries to get the hang of swinging it, but after that, I think you'll love it. And as a bonus, you can probably count your strikes by the attractive outline left behind (on the behind).