I *love* this paddle! I was looking for a self-spanking implement with more punch than the silicone slapper I had bought elsewhere, and this definitely hits the spot. I was surprised by how much weight it had when I first unpacked it, which is perfectÃ¢â‚¬â€as with any silicone paddle it's super stingy, but because of the weight it also delivers a good deep smack on impact. A couple hard three-minute spankings leave the skin radiating with heat and bruises that last for days. (As other reviewers have mentioned, you also get a lot of bang for your buckÃ¢â‚¬â€it doesn't take a huge amount of physical effort to deliver a strike that really stings.)
The only thing that would improve this paddle (as some longform reviews have mentioned) is extending a more rigid shaft about 1/3 of the way into the impact surface, as this would make it much easier to control. Otherwise the user has to hold the paddle with their hand extended partway down the rectangle to direct the slap, which means not being able to swing as hard.
A fantastic toy and with that minor improvement it would be genuinely perfect!
I wanted something that felt like getting spanked with the back of a plastic brush head while still looking sleek and mature and this is perfect. The only paddle in my collection at the moment and I am ok with that :)
Like a spank, only better. Lightweight but packs a nice slap. The flexibility gives a nice extra sting. Great for beginners and pros alike!
A little effort goes a long way with this paddle. Because of the thickness and weight, there's some nice thud to it, and the harder the strikes, the more intense the sting this paddle produces. But it doesn't take much strength or a heavy hand to produce a hearty sting, due to the nature of the material. That's where this paddle shines, in its ability to produce delightfully intense sensations with low effort. And with more effort, it stings a LOT. It can also be used lightly for less intense sensation, of course.
Bonus usage - using the side edge of the paddle creates an interesting alternative sensation, adding thud and cutting down on sting.
It's an added bonus for me (and may be essential to others) that this paddle can be easily cleaned, and even sanitized.
I find the handle comfortable, but people who want a more ergonomic handle without edges will likely prefer the rounded handle of the Plunge (which doubles as a dildo). The striking end of that paddle seems to be identical to that of the Thwack.
Overall, this is my favorite paddle, over wooden and leather ones, due to the ability for it to create high intensity for low effort.
Once you get the feel of the whip effect, even a petite woman like my wife, can deliver a serious spanking. When used "just for the fun of it", the fun feelings last a while. When used for serious discipline, the not so fun feelings last for hours. We have a collection of paddles, but my wife likes this one when she has me bend over. It's a tad awkward for OTK. I would rate it a 4.75 for that reason.