Okay, so a little while ago I was innocently browsing twitter, when I saw this:
The next thing I knew, SheVibe was asking me if I wanted a Plunge Paddle of my very own to review! How could I possibly say no? (hint: I couldn’t) And before I knew it, I had a Plunge Paddle in my hands to use & review! So, let’s get to it, shall we?
|The brand-spanking new Tantus Plunge Paddle!|
The Plunge Paddle by Tantus is a brand new silicone paddle with one very interesting feature… (can you guess what it is?) *pause for dramatic effect* you can fuck it! *blank stares* Okay, I’ll explain. The handle of the plunge paddle is actually a fully insertable dildo, that you can use just like you would use any other dildo…
|The aforementioned tag|
As soon as we took it out of the box we were chasing each other around the apartment, smacking each other’s asses and laughing like fools. Well actually, that’s not quite true. As soon as we took the paddle out of its box we noticed a very odd smell. It wasn’t very strong, just sort of unpleasant. I contacted Jenna over at Tantus and was told that the smell was actually coming from the little plastic tag that came attached to the toy. We quickly cut it off and washed the paddle, and then the smell went away fairly soon after that.
Immediately after that, we ran around the apartment smacking each other like crazy people. Okay, so maybe I should mention the fact that I’ve never actually used a paddle before (I’ve also never had one used on me before). My husband and I have always been into some very light BDSM (hand-spanking, light rope play etc), but we’ve never actually invested in any real equipment. Which is why I jumped (quite literally) at the chance to try out an actual real paddle!
One of the very first things I noticed about the paddle is how… wiggly it is! I guess I was expecting something very solid, so I was surprised to see just how much the flat end of the paddle can move. But it makes sense, that mobility provides for a good solid smack! Take a look:
Wiggly, isn’t it? (My husband wanted to do a full analysis of its mechanical properties, but he seems to have forgotten everything he learned about wave dynamics…) And like I said, that wiggle translates into a very satisfying smack on whichever body part you choose.1 Personally, I’ve found that I love being bent over the bed and smacked right on the ass with this bad boy, and luckily my husband seems to love smacking me. There’s a nice loud ‘thwack!’ every time, and it leaves a very pleasant sting behind on my behind.
One of the things that I really love about this paddle is that it works well for people with different levels of spanking experience. If, like me, you’re new to BDSM or just simply don’t like a lot of pain (also like me), then this paddle will work wonders for you! With a little practice2 you (or your partner) can really control just how hard the paddle is going to come down, making for a wide variety in the sensation level. So conversely, if you’re into a little more hard-core level of sensation, you can get there with this paddle.
|The dildo end of the Plunge Paddle|
But this isn’t just an instrument of pain, it’s meant to deliver pleasure as well. At least, it’s meant to… The handle end of the paddle is a dildo, used for dildo-ing purposes. In theory, I love this feature. In practice uh, not so much. I’m going to be honest here, I’ve only used the handle part of the toy a few times. And it’s not because holding onto the paddle in order to fuck yourself is awkward (though it kind of is), it’s because of that hole…
|Ugh, that hole…|
Do you see it? Right there in the “head” of the dildo-end? It’s where the tag was attached when we got the toy, but other than that, I really have no clue as to why there’s a big old hole in the end of my dildo. Now, the walls of my vag aren’t normally super-sensitive. I mean, I like some nice texture about as much as the next gal, but I’m not usually bothered be seems on toys or anything like that. But this silly little hole… UGH! I can’t get over it. Not only can I feel it with every single thrust, it hurts! It’s super uncomfortable. The first time I tried it, I had to tell my husband to stop after only a few moments, I just couldn’t get myself to enjoy it.
Now I’m fully prepared to admit that this might just be me. You might get the Plunge Paddle and absolutely love getting fucked with it! Good for you, go for it! It’s just not for me. Which is a shame, because the shape and length of the dildo end really look wonderful, and I really wish that I could love it as much as I want to. Luckily, the odd hole has zero impact on what an awesome spanking implement this is. So while I can’t enjoy this paddle’s every intended use, I can still love it for the amazing paddle that it is. Since the entire thing is “Ultra-Premium” silicone, it can of course be boiled to sterilize. As for keeping lint (and/or cat hair) off of it… heh heh, good luck!
If you’d like a Plunge Paddle of your very own, may I recommend SheVibe?
1. For some odd reason, I actually really love being lightly smacked on the back with the paddle. It’s like a massage. :o)
2. Practice makes perfect!