So here we have another item from the beautiful Bettie Page range. If you’re not already aware I am a HUGE fan of this range, I loved Bettie Page and I really love this range – so much so that it has really been the only collection that I have wanted every last piece, and I am almost there! I have almost completed the set, happy times.
If you’re not interested in knowing what the packaging is like, I apologise – you might want to skip down a little bit; there’s just something about the Bettie Page line that you can’t help but say a little bit about the packaging it comes in.
The Picture Perfect Spanking Paddle follows the rest of the range in regards to the packaging; it comes beautifully presented in a sleeved black box. The outer sleeve has the product name and branding on the front and the product details on the back. When you slide off this sleeve you’re then presented with a lovely black box that says ‘Bettie Page’ on the front in silver font. This box is ideal for storing your paddle in and should in theory keep prying eyes out; the only problem I’ve found with it is that people do want to look inside the box – in which on one occasion my nosey mother got a lovely shock. When you open the box the Spanking Paddle is beautifully presented, along with your collector’s card and key-ring.
I really love with this collection the ‘sub-collections’ within it – each one has its own name; in this instance it’s the ‘Picture This’ Spanking Paddle. This is the only one that has another currently within the collection with the same name and that is the ‘Picture This’ Spanking Bat.
As with the bat the paddle is beautiful; it is duel sided, consisting of ‘retro’ stitching on the padded side and a gorgeous picture of Bettie Page, in one of her iconic poses on the other side; this is the more rigid side. It has a total length of 12.6inches; the spanking surface has a length of 6.4 inches, a width of 2.5 inches, and a depth of 5mm. The handle length is 6 inches, making it perfect to grip and it also has a branded wrist strap; you are able to remove the wrist strap if you wish to do so. I have to admit, I don’t use the wrist strap on these things; they just never feel comfortable.
In use it feels great – you essentially have two paddles in one due to the two different sides. The Padded side feels lovely when brought down against your bare skin; it can also feel quite soothing when rubbed against the skin; (especially after receiving a stinging smack from the other side). Due to the cushioning it isn’t a painful smack and to me feels more like a tease, it has a more thudded feel and sound to it.
The pictured side however does have a sharper stingier smack to it, and also makes the ‘THWACKING’ noise as it hits your skin, which both sounds and feels fantastic. All in all I am extremely happy with this item; it is elegant and is the excellent quality I have come to expect from the range.
This is another beautiful item from the Bettie Page collection and would make a great addition to a bondage collection or a fan of Bettie Page.
This item was sent to me from Lovehoney in exchange for an honest review.
Other items within the Bettie Page Collection I have reviewed: