Lovehoney very kindly sent me the DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Studded Paddle for a review and I’m so glad they did, it looks amazing but my God it feels even better.
The packaging is simplistic; which works well as it is just a paddle and doesn’t really need any extravagant packaging; it comes in a plain see through bag.
How it Looks:
The paddle really looks the part it’s stylish; made from leather, has metal studded detail and a wooden handle; the weight is ideal, the long wooden handle (6 inches) is perfect; making it so easy to wield, and giving you complete control over whether you submit your lover to softer tantalising slaps or a harder blow delivering stings. It also feels really durable; I’ve had so many that feel like they’re going to break with too much use but it doesn’t feel like this is the case with this one.
The paddle has two different sides, which gives you two very different sensations; you have the plain smooth leather side for the softer blows, or the studded leather side for the more intense blows; the studded leather side also feels great when used to tease your lover.
It has a spanking surface of 5 inches in length and 3 inches in width; upon receiving the item the leather was very flexible; usually with these kinds of items I find that I have to keep bending the leather to give it more flexibility, however in this instance that wasn’t the case; it was ready to use instantly.
Cleaning is easy simply wipe down with a damp cloth; I do recommend drying around the studs just to ensure that they don’t become rusty over time.
The soft leather sliding up the back of my thighs, slight tingles from the metal studs gliding across my skin; my legs quivering as I waited for the familiar sensation that didn’t come; the anticipation evident in my pleading moans, as the paddle is brought down; hitting my backside, it sounds amazing; the split paddle creating this almighty slap as the soft leather hit me with just the right amount of sting; the metal studs giving both stinging whilst at the same time somewhat soothing sensations due to the coldness of them; it feels fantastic and makes you crave more.
I really do like this paddle, it has now become a firm favourite of mine; the studded detail used for teasing is fantastic and the pleasurable pain it delivers feels amazing. I have leather paddles, floggers, even one with PVC fronds but I’ve never used a leather paddle that has studded detail on it; just that small addition makes a really big difference in the sensations you receive.
I personally think the paddle is great for both beginners into the BDSM world and more advanced users due to the two different sides; if you’re beginning then I would recommend first using the plain leather side of the paddle for smacking and using the studded side for teasing. Once you’re more comfortable with the leather side you can then work up to using the studded side of the paddle for the stingier whacks.
If you’d like to purchase the DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Studded Paddle you can do so from Lovehoney.