The reason I love this paddle is somewhat unconventional maybe--I wanted an all-silicone (thus boilable/sanitizable) impact toy that was thick and thuddy, not too thin or stingy. Turns out after much looking around that doesn't seem to exist as far as I know, unless you use your imagination and render a kitchen silicone spatula or similar a "pervertible" (and with that you're never sure you can really do a long enough boil to sanitize as it's hard to confirm what inner cores are made of, which also makes me nervous about stability/breaking mid-impact). Had mostly given up on that quest then remembered we had this (among other Tantus impact toys, thank you for offering silicone items!) and one evening tentatively tried switching ends for spanking so the thicker baton-like insertible end was making the impact. Yes, this is somewhat clumsy in that using the thin flat paddle end as an impromptu handle is awkward looking and not the most comfortable or stable. But wow, finally got the results I'd been seeking! Nice and thuddy, and as a bonus (some would disagree I realize, ha) very quiet thus innocuous compared to using it the "right", stingy way.
It's currently my favorite reliable way to get that wonderful thuddiness in silicone. And of course it works the more prescribed ways (stingy zingy impact, using the edges to tease skin, "forced" blow jobs and other insertions) so you have a lot of options and can mix it up, all in a single session with just the one item.
It takes some practice to really get the SLAP out of this paddle, but when you do it is so satisfying. The silicone is stingy, but thick and heavy enough to be thuddy as well. Its short length and ergonomic handle make it perfect for a good OTK paddling when your hand gets tired which I really love, and this paddle is often part of my impact warm-up routine.
But y'all, that HANDLE though. Yes, it's comfortable to hold and wield, but besides that it is actually a pretty fantastic insertable. My darling fiancÃƒÂ©e has prostate orgasms fairly easily, but the handle of this toy brought her to climax quicker than I think anything ever has (inside of a minute for sure). I love that I can use it as a "cool down" in the middle of impact scenes to relax her and get her ready to push even further, and I don't even have to switch implements! My only gripe is that if using it as an insertable it can make the wrist tired since it's a bit awkward to grip the paddle part. But since this is primarily a paddle, it's a very small gripe and I am delighted that the handle works as an insertable at all, and effectively at that!
The hole is not a problem for me personally, and as Mike has explained it is a necessary evil of retail environments. I appreciate that they angled it in such a way that it does not interfere with that spot-stimulating hump we both love. I just use a cotton swab to get it cleaned out, easy.
A sweet spanking and hits all the right spots!
Definitely recommended for assplay!
A stingy wide paddle is a treasure, but I agree with the reviewers who find the hole in the handle to be a drawback. A hard plastic rack offered by another web vendor has enough grip with which to hold Tantus implements without a cord, rendering a hole in the handle unnecessary.
If you're a fan of the stinging sensations that paddles can provide, you'll like the Plunge Paddle. Definitely more on the stingy side - like wood or rigid leather paddles - this paddle is entirely made from silicone. This makes it super easy to sterilize between multiple partners (especially for us kinky folks who spank lots of people!), and it makes it pretty darned hard to break.
On the handling side of things, unlike some of the other Tantus paddles, this paddle is small enough to be pretty simple to handle. You don't have to worry about the extra length causing any "wraparound" on the body. As the paddle isn't rigid, it does require a bit more practice to get it into the perfect spanking spot every time, but it's well-within a beginner's reach.
Plunge also works pretty good for insertion. The slight curve of the end of the handle is good for handling, but it's also good for hitting a shallow g-spot or p-spot. As another reviewer has mentioned, though, be aware that that hole in the base of the handle can require a bit of extra TLC to get it clean - usually gently using toothpicks for me. It does allow you to hang the paddle, though, which for some people is the standard method of storage (myself included). So you'll have to consider whether that's important to you.