Cruelty-free punishment... almost

Ok, so I definitely think this is worth the money. Yes, it's a little girly but it doesn't always have to be hardcore all the time. The fact that it's not real leather will gain a wider audience. I wouldn't be exploring paddle or crops if they weren't vegan, so that definitely works to its advantage. The promise of the cutouts leaving marks on the skin was super appealing and a strong reason why I bought it, but in reality, falls a little flat.
Published:
Pros:
Vegan
Good for beginners
XOXO cutouts
Cons:
Only one color
Cutouts didn't leave marks
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This is a great paddle for light BDSM play. It can definitely give a little spank, but don't expect any hardcore action out of this item. This would be great for beginners just starting to explore BDSM or those who are sensitive to pain but would like a little frisky action.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Light play
    • Spanking
    • Teasing
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
    • Vegan
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Buttocks
    • Thighs

Design / Craftsmanship / Size / Material / Features

The Blush XOXO Paddle is from a new line by Sportsheets with emphasis on the fact that these products are made from vegan materials. This means no animal products. It measures 12 1/2" from tip to tip and it about 4 1/2" wide. It's a relatively thin paddle (only 2") so, again, this one's not meant for hardcore play. It comes in one color - pink or blush (via the name description) so it has the cuteness appeal although the back is black. It also has black stitching around the entire paddle as well as a black band so you can hang it up. It's best feature is probably the cutout XOXO on the paddle itself. The paddle is made of faux-leather vinyl and doesn't have a smell to it. Lots of times with faux-leather, you'll get that really fake, plastic smell and I'm glad to report that this paddle is exempt from that. It's easily wiped off but I probably wouldn't recommend submersing it in soap and water as not to get water in the cutouts. I'd say it's seems pretty durable as well with no wear on the stiching during frequent use.
    • Faux-leather
    • Lightweight
    • Vegan

Performance

So, this paddle is definitely not for those who are into hardcore BDSM. This is a lightweight paddle but it's good for beginners or those who aren't into too much pain. I was very excited to find a paddle that was vegan and was really pleased with the performance. As someone who was just starting to explore BDSM, I wasn't looking for a huge paddle with spikes. The Blush XOXO paddle is very soft looking especially with the pink exterior. It's good for paddling the buttocks, thighs, breasts, and even light taps to the face. Part of the initial appeal though, was the cutouts XOXO. Even with quite forceful spanking, the cutouts failed to leave the XOXO marks on the skin.
    • Good for beginners
    • Good for teasing
    • Light

Care and Maintenance

The paddle is faux-leather (vinyl) so it doesn't need a lot of upkeep. It's easily wiped off and unlike leather, water won't ruin this little gem. It's lightweight and thin size also makes storing this toy impossibly easy. Stick it in a nightstand, under the mattress or in your favorite sex toy storage case.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • Low maintenance

Packaging

No package for this paddle. It just came with a tag around the handle stating the name of the product, materials, and company.
    • Minimal

Personal comments

Once again, this paddle's great for beginners or those not looking for a super intense experience. The soft, cute appearance also makes this a non-threatening choice for those who might be hesitant about exploring BDSM. The use of man made materials also makes this a top choice for those who aren't into leather, vegans, and eco-friendly individuals.
    • Eco-friendly
    • Good for beginners
    • Vegan

Experience

I was looking to explore a little bondage and spanking with my boyfriend and this paddle really created a lot of hot foreplay. We use it on a regular basis and combine it with other items as well. It's definitely a winner! But a word of caution - spankings with this paddle does tend to be quite loud. Close the door and turn the music up.
Follow-up commentary
I can't say much else than what I've previously written in my full review. I still like the paddle but I'm trying to find a vegan paddle that's a little less cute and more "sexy". It's held up wonderful though and would still recommend this to anyone starting out or who likes cutesy products!
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  • Kim!
    Kim!  
    I know that you said that you are just starting to explore BDSM but I was wondering if you've ever tried any of Aslan's vegan products. Is this similar?

    I haven't purchased any of these yet but I have heard that you need to get a pretty good whack to make the imprint show up.

    Thanks for the review and nice job!
  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Awesome review, thank you!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Peg
    Mr. & Mrs. Peg  
    Shame about the cutouts...that's the lure for us.
  • Noira Celestia
    Noira Celestia  
    Oh I just got the word play in the title. Vegan products are always a plus for me too. Thanks for the review! I just wish this came in black.
  • Summersong
    Summersong  
    @ Kim!

    No, I haven't tried any of the Aslan vegan products yet but I was pretty excited to see them. I added the cuffs and collar to my wishlist after seeing them. They look quite a bit sturdier than this paddle I reviewed and much more like actually leather. Sorry I can't be of more help.
  • Beck
    Beck  
    thanks for review i want this!
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    Blooddragon  
    Thank u!
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    reysgirl83  
    Thanks for the review!
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    sweet seduction  
    Thanks for the review
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    pleasurehunter  
    thanks
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    Britt&Daniel  
    thanks for the review
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    Jon S  
    ty for the review
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    Lavender420  
    Thanks!
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    darkkitty  
    Nice review!
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    TheHardOne  
    Great info
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    roskat  
    Nice review!
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    Double Analysis  
    Thank you!
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    Beautybyme  
    nice review
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    MK434  
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