Best Tools for Corporal Punishment & Spanking

Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and Spanking

By Cara Sutra

So you want to get hitty with it? Has Fifty Shades of Grey got you all fired up for a bit of corporal punishment? Or do you hate absolutely everything 50 Shades and want to ‘do it properly’?

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.

Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and Spanking

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.

Why not try:

Bondage Boutique Intermediate Round Faux Leather Paddle £14.99

House of Eros Oval Wood Paddle £26.95

Jack Boot Print Wooden Spanking Paddle £39.99 (my review)

Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and SpankingRiding Crop

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.

Why not try:

Bondage Boutique Beginners Silicone Heart Riding Crop £9.99

Ouch Cube Tipped PVC Riding Crop £17.99

Diavolino 26 inch Black Leather Crop £22.95


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.

Why not try:

Joyce Jones Cat O Nine-tails £19.99

Icicles No 38 Glass Dildo with Leather Cat-O-Nine Tails £34.99 (my review)

Simply Kink Luxury Heavy Leather Flogger £40.95

Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and SpankingZapper or stinger

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!

Why not try:

Electric Zapper Paddle (Fly Swatter Style) £11.53

Little Devil Electric Shocker Toy $54.95 (£35 approx)

Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and SpankingCane

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.

Why not try:

Bamboo Cane £5.95

Bondage Boutique Extreme Wrapped Rattan Cane £14.99

Rattan Cane with Suede Handle £19.99

Best Tools for Corporal Punishment and SpankingSingle tail or bull whip

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.

Why not try: 

UberKinky Leather Long Tail Bullwhip £42.99

Simply Kink Luxury Leather Bull Whip £54.95

Bettie Page Longing For Leather Bullwhip £64.99 (my review)


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.

You can read more basic safety tips for bondage and BDSM in this related article and more about safewords and the traffic lights system here.

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  1. I am a 19-year-old girl in college, and my boyfriend has introduced me to BDSM. At his house just off campus, he has a windowless basement bedroom where I go every evening to atone for my sins. I lie nude and face down on the bed, and he ties my wrists tightly to the bed’s headboard with scarves or nylons. Then, I receive 10 minutes of severe punishment to atone for my sins. Usually, the punishment involves whipping my buttocks and the backs of my thighs with the use of his folded leather belt. In 10 minutes, he can deliver between 100 and 300 lashes, and the pain is so severe that I moan or scream with each lash. The whipping leaves bruises, welts, and cuts on my flesh. After my 10-minute whipping is finished, I thank him for helping me to atone, and I reward him by giving him permission to fuck my asshole as hard as he wants in order to maximize his pleasure and satisfaction. Once he has managed to cum inside of my rectum, I may go to sleep.

  2. My slave asked me what he could make me for the perfect paddle. We both went to a hardware store and bought a piece of oak 18 inches long 2 inches wide and about 3/8 of an inch thick. I told him that I wanted him to machine 11 nylon studs made of 3/16 nylon that were rounded off and stuck out of the wood about a quarter of an inch. The studs formed two X’s at the end of the paddle. I was so excited to get it I immediately told him drop his pants and get naked so I could try it out. The paddle is perfect because I can warm him up with the side that doesn’t have the studs and then quickly flip it over and start giving it to him with the studs. His first time over my lap he immediately had regrets when he felt the studs smacking down into his flesh. The studs tripled the pain and put the fear of the goddess into his very soul. I don’t believe in causing permanent damage but my new stick i called the J-stick made him beg on his knees not to spank him with it. During one session I wanted to really give it to them with my J-stick and he got on his knees begging me to do it over a pair of his jeans. I let them wear the jeans but then I really laid on the stick making his ass below the jeans red hot. The J-stick was quite an intense toy and a Domme really knows how to use it without harming their slave.

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