I have put this to good use on my wife in the short time I've had it. The paddle has good weight and delivers the perfect thwack with a good thud with it. Practice and find the sweet spot for the right amount of swing power. The plunge handle is also fantastic. Perfect curve to hit the right spot. Definitely recommend adding to your line up!
Be sure to clean well as the hole in the handle will collect fluids, but some hot water a qtip and a cycle in the dishwasher or a boil and it's good to go.
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.