Zado Heart Spanking Paddle Review
One. Thud. Damn, that sound. That delicious sound of a leather paddle purposefully kissing my ass with force.
Two. Thud. The deep broad sting of leather repeating its previous path.
Three. Thud. The heat of pain spreading from its home. Travelling to the surrounding areas of my ass cheek with a soothing warmth.
Four. Thud. The craving for that thwack, just so I can cherish the moments of remission.
Five. Thud. The pride. As he strokes my tender behind and whispers, ‘good girl’ in my ear.
The oversized plastic packaging of the Zado Heart Spanking Paddle is a disappointment. Although not remotely a reflection on what is housed inside. You also receive a guide on caring for leather products, which is great for anyone new to leather toys.
The Zado Heart Spanking Paddle is made of genuine black leather. I expected it to fill my nostrils with that familiar BDSM scent. But was left with unaroused senses by this petite paddles whiff. The stitching is neat and secure, even after some rather heavy ass beatings. See above.
The cutout heart is what drew me to this paddle. Always a sucker for any kink I can get creative with, I had visions of heart-shaped bruises gracing my flesh. What surprised me was the split tip of the paddle. A first for me and my punishable bum. The split adds extra thwack to that thud. And my behind and I are most certainly not complaining.
At only 30cm in length, it’s a paddle that warrants little distance between me and my partner. He must remain close to the target of his swing. Usually, my ass. The extremely light weight of the paddle makes multiple swings comfortable. More than I can in fact take. The handle is only just long enough for a large hand to grip. And amounts to almost half of the Zado Heart Spanking Paddles length. The reinforced handle is firm, with no flex. Featuring a hole which gives the option to fashion a strap if you wish.
Paddles are my beating weapon of choice. I am far from the Queen of masochism, but a thorough, if rather short spanking session is pretty high on my list of sexy things to do. This paddle delivers just what I need. The spanks hit me with a broad sting that mellows within minutes. Leaving nothing but a warm glow in their wake. They aren’t thwacks that I’m left with for hours and that render my ass unsitonable for days. Not even when I begged for their best shot. It is certainly suitable for a beginner, which is how I see myself, but an advanced receiver of pleasurable pain may not find the Zado Heart Spanking Paddle hits the mark. Pun intended.
Now speaking of marks, I did inspect mine post play. And the lack of heart-shaped bruising was quite a disappointment. I could just barely make out the shape of a heart, but it would be clearly unrecognisable to anyone not looking for it. Gutted. So is the heart cutout purely for aesthetic purposes? Or does it bring something else to the spanking bench? Well, since holes in paddles are argued to increase the speed of swing and cause more pain, then possibly. But I do feel the cut out in this paddle is likely to be too large to cause the sort of pain associated with holed paddles. Still, the pain is delicious. I can most definitely affirm to that.
The lightness of the Zado Heart Spanking Paddle makes it both comfortable and easy to swing. The weight between the handle and paddle is perfectly balanced and the rigid handle increases control. I feel its petite sizing does alter the spanking experience though. I found it hard to take as full a swing as I might with a larger paddle. Also, depending on the size of the area you’re spanking, there is a chance your hand will come into contact with their skin as well. And this is supposed to be paddle play, not punch play.
Beautifully, upon impact, the skin turned purple and swollen, especially where the edge of the paddle hit. This was a temporary illusion though as minutes later there was nothing but a rosy glow to mark the paddles path. I gave my best hit and this temporary purplish pattern was the most glorious marking I could achieve. The Zado Heart Spanking Paddle is a robust piece of equipment. There was no injury caused to the paddle, only the people on the receiving end of it.
This is most definitely a beginners paddle. A beginner, or someone who prefers less intense spanking sessions. The pain can most certainly be altered to suit the receivers preference, or the spankers preference, depending on how you like to play. But, the hardest thwack possible is bearable for me, making it one of the least substantial spanking implements I own. Regardless, the perfect balance of sting and thud is heavenly. And the design, with its feminine edge, is well made and robust. This paddle is easily now a favourite in my collection.
If you would like to purchase the Zado Heart Spanking Paddle you can find it here for €24.95
Huge thanks to Orion for sending me the Zado Heart Spanking Paddle in exchange for an honest review!