Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and Spanking
By Cara Sutra
There are loads of different spanking tools out there that you can use for anything from a sensual bit of corporal punishment in the bedroom with your lover all the way up to a strict disciplinary at your local dungeon or fetish club.
How do you know which ones are right for you?
Let’s take a look at each type in turn.
Best for: any time you like!
Price range: usually free 😉
How to use: Great for traditional OTK (over the knee) spanking sessions, or just a bit of ‘slap’ during the ‘slap & tickle’ of corporal punishment. Make sure you always spank their fleshy areas to keep things safe and tolerable, like buttocks and backs of the upper thighs.
Best for: up close and personal, sharp slappy hits, audible as well as physical enjoyment
Price range: Usually anywhere between £5-£70, depending on type. Average price £15.
How to use: As an extension of your hand. A spanking paddle gives you that wide surface area for a satisfying slap to their rear. Paddles are also a great warm up before moving on to other, harsher forms of corporal punishment, or just great fun on their own. Stay concentrating on one spot on their arse or move around for a wider, even coverage of paddled red derriere.
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Best for: when you have some swinging room, those who like stinging stripes & the whistle through the air
Price range: Usually anywhere between £10-£80, depending on type. Average price £20.
How to use: Concentrate on the buttocks and/or fleshy areas of the backs of the upper thighs, as usual with any type of corporal punishment. A riding crop can be used to deliver more precise, stinging strokes with a strong hit, interspersed with trailing the tip over their cropped flesh to tease if you want to drive them wild. An extensive session of harsh strokes with a riding crop can leave marks from subtle red lines all the way up to deep bruising and welts.
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Best for: when you have plenty of swinging room, those who want a versatile tool for sensual up to more punishing play, dull thuddy hits
Price range: Usually between £10-£80, average price £25.
How to use: Stand well back from your partner or sub’s behind, while they’re either standing facing away from you or on all fours. You’ll need some room to swing during this corporal punishment session. Work up to firmer strokes from light swishes over their upper thighs and buttocks. Strokes are usually on one buttock for a while then the other, or both alternately by using a figure of 8 flogging motion. Floggers can be short, medium or long tailed, and are versatile enough for sensual romantic teasing touches up to inflicting a harsher more painful punishment.
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Joyce Jones Cat O Nine-tails £19.99
Best for: whether you have lots of room or very little, those who can’t wield a heavier/more difficult implement very well, precise corporal punishment, electro-play fans
Price range: £10-£35 depending on type
How to use: You can purchase zappers which are battery-operated and which are safe to use on fleshy areas of the body. They inflict a sharp, stinging ‘zap’ which gives a very short-lived flicker of pain to that area. More suited to those looking for traditional sado-masochistic sessions, or Dominant/submissive relationships where a crueller form of training or punishment is desired. Not one for the romantics!
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Electric Zapper Paddle (Fly Swatter Style) £11.53
Little Devil Electric Shocker Toy $54.95 (£35 approx)
Best for: when you have enough room, those who like intense impact play, leaving bright red stripes, an audible air whistle
Price range: Between £5-£60
How to use: make sure you have enough room to give a good swing. As with the other corporal punishment tools, use a cane only on the most fleshy parts of the body, so the buttocks and backs of the upper thighs. Never use a cane on someone’s upper or lower back, front, or anywhere else other than buttocks or backs of upper thighs, you could do real damage. A cane can be used quite lightly but is much more effective when used on a very masochistic submissive or play partner. The whistle through the air before a cane strikes will instil a sense of fear and obedience that is addictive to the most submissive kinksters. A regular tool in judicial canings, a cane can deliver the most fearsome strike, leaving anything from red lines across their arse up to bloodied, bruised, deep welts, depending how cruel you like to play it.
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Bamboo Cane £5.95
Best for: outdoor use rather than indoor (unless you’re in a large hall with enough space), those who are experienced in wielding a single-tail ONLY, professionals at corporal punishment
Price range: usually between £40-£70
How to use: Some bullwhips and single tails can be short enough to act simply as a single tailed flogger. However, the majority of bullwhips and single tails are very long, and therefore require a lot of room to use them. Ideally, you’d be outside – or at least in a very large hall without too many people around. Far too many people think that using a single tail or bullwhip is as easy as picking it up and lashing out with it – it’s a huge mistake to think like that. Using a bullwhip safely takes months if not years of practice. It is very easy to severely hurt not only the person you are trying to consensually whip for enjoyment, but also yourself. The backlash of a single tail coming back at you can hit your own face, the back of your neck or even catch your eyes. Never use one without the proper training or a suitable amount of space. You can receive training by seasoned professionals at various kink and fetish clubs around the country, or by hooking up with contacts at such events as the London Fetish Fair or the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar.
For beginners, I’d advise using the shorter version of a bullwhip, and starting gently. See the Bettie Page whip below, for a good example.
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As with everything kink and BDSM, you should make sure you always only ‘play’ with someone you know and trust. Have a safeword in place and/or set up the use of the traffic lights system. ‘No’ doesn’t always mean ‘no’ in BDSM and corporal punishment sessions, so you need to arrange another word, one you wouldn’t normally say in such a scene, which does mean ‘stop, I don’t want any more/I can’t take any more’. A safeword should always be respected and will always be respected by honourable members of the BDSM community and anyone who really cares about your mental and physical safety.
If using an item which prevents you from speaking, such as a mouth gag, hood or mask, you should arrange another way to ‘safe out’ of proceedings if you need to. This is usually by using a buzzer button or other finger signals which are looked out for by the Dom or Top in that session.