Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Spanking Implement Guide: Part 2

Last week I put up The Spanking Implement Guide: Part 1 which you can read by clicking here. That part focused more on covering some of the implements that are available, a pain scale, and a few other things. This part is going to focus more on questions that people may have (or that my husband and I have gotten a lot of) regarding implements. Like I said in part 1, I know that spanking implements aren't really something that a lot of DD wives like to discuss. However, I feel it's important because you do have somewhat of a say in what you get spanked with (or what is considered "off the table"). I'd hope so, at least. So without delaying this any further, let's get right to it. 

The Spanking Implements Guide: Part 2

The same "warning" that I gave in part 1 is going to apply here in part 2 as well. That warning was this: Some of the links within this entry reference some pretty questionable websites where implements are sold. The link on my blog should link directly to the page with the implement I'm referring to. Anything else that you may choose to find while browsing around the site, most likely, does not reflect on my personal views on what is/is not OK within DD. 

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I figured we'd start with a popular question that my husband and I have gotten many times. 

Where Do You Purchase Spanking Implements?

In part 1, I linked where my husband and I purchased our spanking implements. However, we only use a few and there are many other types of implements out there. 

What You Can Purchase At "Common Stores": 

By "common stores" I mean ones that are found almost anywhere in the United States, and other countries have similar versions of these. These stores are ones like WalMart, Target, supermarkets, that sort of thing. At those stores you can find implements such as..

  • Wooden spoons
  • Hairbrushes (you may not be able to find high-quality wood ones, which are nice because they don't break easily, but you can find plastic ones)
  • Fly swatters
  • Belts
  • Paint stirrers
  • Ping pong paddles
  • Bath brushes
  • Ruler
  • Slipper
  • Cutting board
  • Tilt wand
and more. As you can see, majority of the spanking implements are covered on that list, because they double as common household items. (Just a note- paint stirrers are typically free in the paint section). 

However, for those of you who are wanting to use something a little more "made for spanking" (for lack of a better word) you may need to look a little harder. Implements like paddles are hard to find in stores (because what would you use that for, other than to spank?) so you may need to go online for something like that. The following is a list of websites that sell high quality spanking implements. 

  • eBay : You may not think to go to eBay for spanking implements, but you'd be shocked. A quick eBay search of "spanking paddle" pulls up over 100 results, and I'd say well over half are decent. Some of them are even on a "buy it now" feature, as opposed to an auction setting, so you don't have to worry about bidding. Like all items on eBay, the implements you find will really range in price. I'd recommend eBay for items like paddles, however, I'm sure you could also find canes, straps, etc. 
  •  Cane-Iac: This is where my husband purchased a few of our implements (paddle and cane). The site is kind of questionable just in terms of some of the items they sell, but the spanking implements are really high quality. The site sells pretty much every spanking implement you could think of such as paddles (wooden, rubber, lexan, and acrylic), canes (acrylic, lexan, rattan, and wooden), straps, and they also sell some pretty unique implements that I'm not real sure I'd recommend, but they're on there for you to check out. They also sell this pretty neat little gadget called The Spanking Buddy which is for those who like to use their hand to spank. The Spanking Buddy fits over your hand, allowing you to still give a "hand spanking" without it hurting your hand. I've never been spanked with one, but I've heard that it really does work- even though it may feel slightly more intense than a traditional hand spanking. The site also sells a spanking kitchen tool set (with implements such as a spatula, but that are more high-quality and made for spanking), over the knee paddles, and much more. 
  • The London Tanners: I know this is a really popular spanking implement site. We've never ordered anything from here, but just from browsing around their site, it seems their products are really high-quality and their selection is pretty big. Similar to Cane-IAC, the London Tanners sell a wide variety of implements, and they even have their own series of implements called The Domestic Discipline Collection. The one downside, I think, to the London Tanners is that they are a little more pricey than other implement sites. But, like I said, the implements appear to be really high-quality and it's worth checking out. Also, although they are based in the UK, the site does ship worldwide. 
  • Wood Rage: Wood Rage only sells spanking paddles, so if you're looking for other implements, you may want to look elsewhere. However, their spanking paddles are customizable (which is pretty unique), and you can also pick out the type of wood, engrave them, and more. The site pretty much lets you customize the whole thing (including having holes drilled in). So, if you're looking for a wooden paddle, it might be worth it to check out Wood Rage. Also, shipping is free for everyone in the United States. If you don't live in the US, they do ship worldwide.
  • Etsy: Etsy is another site similar to eBay, except everything is handmade. I've ordered a few things from Etsy in the past (that are non-DD related!) and I absolutely love that site. However, until recently, I didn't even know you could order spanking implements off there, but apparently you can! They sell a pretty wide variety of implements, all handmade, such as spanking paddles, straps, etc. at a wide range of prices. If you search "spanking paddles" you'll get about 125 results alone. Not bad, huh?

There are other implements, such as switches, that you probably won't be able to find in stores, or online. But, for majority of the implements, you should be able to find. :-)



FAQ Implement Edition

With the help of my awesome husband, below are some of the most frequently asked questions we've gotten that pertain to implements. My hope is that, by putting them on the blog, it will help others who may have the same questions. 

What are some "quiet" implements?

Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to make sure the noise of a spanking is kept quiet (whether it's because of children, roommates, being on vacation, etc.). For those types of situations, the quietest spanking implements that I've heard of are below. 

  • Loopy johnny 
  • Cane
  • Wooden spoon 
  • Tilt wand
  • Switch  
Some people consider majority of those implements listed above as pretty severe implements (and, some don't. It's just a personal preference). So, for that reason, there are other "quiet punishments" you could do such as silent spankings, corner time, writing lines, etc. But, if you're "dead set" on spanking, there's some options for you.
What implements are best for beginners?
When most people first begin DD, they start with the very basics (which I think is a good idea). The "very basics" I'm referring to is usually just the HoH's hand. However, if they want to begin using implements, I recommend easing into them (like with just about all other aspects of DD). Implements like a wooden hairbrush, wooden spoon, or something else thin/light/not very severe like a paint stirrer. 
What is the best way to prevent or avoid bruises and welts?
To put it simply: Spank longer, but lighter. This will achieve the same effect, most likely, as a shorter but harder spanking, but will greatly reduce the risks of marks. Additionally, warm up spankings, and breaking the spanking into "sets" could also help. 
Where do you keep your implements?
I'm not really sure why this question is so fascinating for people, but regardless, I'll answer it. We keep ours in our closet. However, some couples keep theirs under the bed (or under the mattress), in the dresser, etc. It just varies by couple. But, ours are kept in our bedroom closet. 
What about spanking with a coat hanger?
Spanking with a coat hanger seems dangerous to me, only because it seems it would leave a lot of marks. Regardless, I haven't been spanked with one, so I can't say for sure. If someone chooses to use a coat hanger, that's their choice I'm sure there are worst things they could use.
Any tips for making your own implements?
Not really, sorry. :-( I don't know much about making your own implements. I've heard of people making their own paddles (and, my tip for that would be to make sure it's really sanded down) and their own loopy johnny's (although I have no idea how). But, unfortunately I don't have any tips other than that. If someone has some, feel free to share! 
There you have it, everyone! 
Enjoy the rest of your week! I hope these guides were helpful, and informative, to you. :-)
-Chelsea      
  
 

23 comments:

  1. We like Leather Thorn for leather paddles made here in the USA. The owner customizes, too.

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    1. We have gotten a paddle from here and it is very high quality and very reasonable in price.

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    2. I concur with the Leather Thorn suggestion! Seems a little strange to call a spanking implement pretty, but these leather paddles and straps are handcrafted and it shows.

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    3. I've never heard of Leather Thorn, but thanks for the suggestions! I knew there would be some I accidentally left out. Thanks!

      -Chelsea

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  2. My favorite spanking implement is the CANE. For when it's Switch'es down on a naughty woman's bare bottom. I hear the reply of "Ooohs", and "Ouchs", from her lips. Which is pure music to my ears.

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    1. Glad you've found what works for you!

      -Chelsea

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  3. I saw someone made a loopy john out of coax cable! yuck, and someone else made a strap from a leather belt which was ingenious!
    c

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    1. A loopy johnny made from a cable sounds pretty intense. I'm pretty thankful we don't have one of those, lol.

      -Chelsea

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  4. I can attest to the hanger. My husband uses a plastic hanger on me quite often because it is effective and quiet. I would think it would be very similar to using a tilt wand. Now, if you are talking a wooden or metal hanger, I'm not sure about that.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. My husband and I are new to dd and it has done wonders for our marriage and brought us so much closer together. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts/experience with the hanger! To be honest, I know like nothing about it, so it's interesting to hear if it really is as severe as some people claim.

      Also, thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you've found my blog helpful, and welcome to DD! I wish you guys the best!

      -Chelsea

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  5. Chelsea, I am running a little behind here. I read the first post you wrote, your 5 things post, and then this. Congratulations on the combined website idea. I know it will be great. Both of these implement posts are very informative and well written. Regards, SNP

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    1. Thank you! We're really excited about the new site- hopefully we can get it launched in just a few months!

      -Chelsea

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  6. Chelsea, you left off one of the most popular places (besides Caniac) that I know DD couples purchase implements from:

    http://leatherthornpaddles.homestead.com/

    I have Miss Behaving and it is great. It can be nice or mean, whichever JJ wants to make it. It is also a very CLEAN site and top notch quality! He will also do custom orders for just a little extra.

    Kady

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    1. Kady,

      Thank you! I knew there would be some that I accidentally left off. I've never heard of Leather Thorn Paddles, but I appreciate you recommending them so that others have another place to go if looking for implements online.

      Thanks!

      -Chelsea

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    2. I used to love to just look at this picture:
      http://leatherthornpaddles.homestead.com/Strap.html

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  7. Chelsea i wrote you an email.. have you had a chance to look at it? it was about dr. phil show?

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    1. I saw it- thank you! I will respond here soon, hopefully- I'm about a month behind on emails right now. But, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can.

      -Chelsea

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  8. Chelsea, I've enjoyed reading your posts on spanking implements; I thought the pain scales were interesting, and the rest very well informed and concise. :) Good job, and thanks for writing it!!

    Quick comment on the hanger:

    I've only had it used on me one time; it was because we were on vacation with Steven's family, and we needed something super quiet but(hoping too high, I suppose), we left all of our things at home. Firstly, it's pretty much dead silent. Secondly, we will never use it again. It marks something awful, stings like a son-of-a-gun, and, no matter how careful he was, there was some, for lack of a better term, "wrap-around". It's definitely not something we found beneficial.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you found it helpful/informative. That was the goal!

      Also, thanks for sharing your experience with the hanger. I had no idea they were that quiet. I'll have to revise my entry and add it to the list of quiet implements- thanks!

      -Chelsea

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    2. That's interesting about the "wrap-around" with the hanger and the marks. We have not had those problems. I wonder how much of it has to do with how much natural padding each of us has :) I think it would take a lot for me to have wrap-around! lol My husband holds the hanger in the middle, kinda pinching the hook park down toward the center of the main bar and holds it there and uses just the curved corner...not really, corner, but you get the idea. He has a good grasp and seems to be striking only with the "corner" of the hanger. But, I'm sure target size has a lot to do with it, too! I'm sorry you did not find it beneficial. And, yes, it is super quiet, which is why it seems to be useful for us with kids always around.

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    3. I am assuming you are talking about those thick sort of tubular plastic hangers?

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  9. Wooden hairbrushes are not expensive. I bought my "Brush Strokes" model at Sally Beauty Supply for about $3.99.

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  10. Dear Chelsea,
    Thank you for your great blog.
    I have a request. I think your blog is really helpful for a lot of couples. I know that the purpose of your blog is not to speak about your personal life, but I think also that it would be wonderful if you consent to describe step by step one of your punishment spanking. The fault, the announce of the punishment, your feeling at this moment, the beginning of the spanking, wit or without cllothes, and eventually your feeling after.
    I apologize if my request seems to you or to Clint disrespectful.
    Best regards.

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