One of the best things about BDSM, bondage and role playing is that you can take something fun and expand on it to make it better. Paddling is a good example.
Spanking has been used in training and punishment for subs throughout the years. Flogging and paddling are nothing more than different and sometimes more exciting ways to incorporate spanking.
But if you are planning to take advantage of paddling in your role play, it's important that you know the basics about doing so successfully. That is what we are going to discuss in this beginners guide.
As always, I have to stress the importance of safety. Many people will assume that because it's something simple like paddling, that it really doesn't present much of a danger.
This is not the case.
In fact, paddling or any form of spanking can cause serious injury if done improperly. The last thing you want to do is have to stop the role playing to run someone to the emergency room. It's also important to avoid any serious long term harm.
Key safety in any activity that uses physical force is placement. You want to avoid areas that could sustain serious harm. This includes the spinal area, kidneys and of course the face.
It's also important to practice before striking your partner. That practice will ensure that she is not harmed. You want to know how to properly strike her without too much force. Taking care of the paddle and ensuring that it is in top quality condition will also keep any problems at bay.
Choosing a Paddle
When you hear the term paddling, do you automatically envision elementary school days and big wooden board?
While some paddles are definitely still made in that style, there is a world of paddles that exists outside of it. They are now made in a variety of materials and styles so that you are sure to find what it is that pleases you most.
Some of the most common types of paddles outside of the old school wood are leather and rubber. Both offer optimal benefits.
Position isn't something that you really have to worry much about. That's because when it comes to paddling or spanking, you can choose from almost any position that you would like. Sometimes it is a good idea to try out several and see which ones appeal to you.
Many people like to take the sub and place them over their knee. This is effective in both punishment and training opportunities as it takes the control from the sub and also adds a humiliation aspect.
Make sure during positioning that you have the proper distance to apply the strike without being so hard that it causes injury. Ensure that the strike does not make contact with parts of the body that could be harmed permanently, such as the spine or kidneys. If working with genitals, be easy and take precautions.
Mostly, just enjoy the position and the act of paddling.
Clean up and Care
Like any other sex toys, your paddles should be cleaned and cared for properly. This means that you want to treat them based on the materials that they are made of.
Wooden paddles should have a smooth surface and be checked for splinters. They can be cleaned by wiping them with soap and water.
Leather paddles will need to be wiped down and then conditioned the same as other leather items. Do not submerse them into water.
Check out the proper cleaning techniques for your paddle and you will be sure to have them for future play and discipline.