Fetish Fantasy velvet lover's paddle - sex toy by Pipedream - review by PropertyOfPotter

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Lover's Paddle is a great product for someone who's experimenting with BDSM or enjoys lighter forms of play. This paddle gives off a great sound without the pain often associated with a good slap. It's a great product for beginners, but won't provide a strong enough sensation to satisfy someone who's into heavier play.
Published:
Pros:
- Cute Design
- Beginner Friendly
- Non-intimidating
Cons:
- Not For Heavy Play
- Collects Lint/Dust
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

Fetish Fantasy Velvet Lover's Paddle from Pipedream is a lightweight paddle with a non-intimidating look.

This flapper style paddle is the perfect option for couples who are interested in exploring BDSM or for those who enjoy lighter forms of play. This great introductory paddle offers the strong sound of a hard blow without dealing with the sharp sensation of a heavy hit; its bark is worse than its bite.

Any gender, in any type of relationship can find a use for this paddle. Has your partner been naughty? Show them the consequences of their behavior! Pull your partner over your knee and give them spankings, give them little love slaps on their back, arms, breasts, and thighs. Though it's not the best choice for heavy impact play, it does have an interesting texture that would add to sensory play. Lightly slide the velvet paddle across your lover's skin while they're blindfolded, and deliver a little slap when they least expect it!

Though this is a product that appeals more to couples or for group situations, it can be used for solo situations as well. Whether it's for self discipline, for using as a prop in a sexy boudoir shoot, or even left out as a way to decorate your bedroom; this beautiful paddle is sure to make an impression!

It's not a huge toy, so traveling with it would be acceptable. It would fit inside a backpack or suitcase, but would probably be a bit too large for most purses; and wouldn't be discreet enough to carry it around in a more obvious manner.
  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Light play
    • Teasing
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Back
    • Breasts
    • Buttocks

Design / Craftsmanship / Size / Material / Features

This Lover's Paddle is made up of two different materials; velvet and vinyl.

The velvet is what the majority of this paddle is made from. The surface has a a nice, soft texture to it, but has a very faint drag. The material collects a lot of lint and hairs, so keeping it in a drawer or toy box is a smart option, but cleaning it off is as simple as using a lint brush or wiping it off with your hands.

The top of the paddle is divided into two separate pieces; each side has a heart cut out of the center. This is what causes the great sound that comes from each hit. It's very flexible and can easily bend back and forth, but the handle doesn't have the same type of movement. Inside the handle is a thin rod that prevents it from bending. The rod is completely surrounded and no part of it is exposed other than the small humps on either side that are seen through the material.



Along the sides of the handle to about 2 1/2" onto the paddle is red stitching. It goes straight across 1 7/16" from the very bottom of the hearts. The stitching blends in with the rest of the red velvet very well and seems to be quality work. The sides of the paddle all the way up are completely together without the need of stitching, but it's a nice added detail and seems to help keep the rod in place if nothing else.

At the base of the handle is a small hole where the vinyl cord is attached. The cord is long enough that it could easily be hung on a nail or hook, but it isn't nearly long enough to be used around your wrist. It's shiny and black and is simply knotted at the top. If you were more interested in having a cord that would be long enough to go around your wrist, it would be very easy to replace the one that's there.


The paddle is durable enough if you only use it for light play, but I imagine if you're too rough with it, it won't hold up over time. Even when trying to smack as hard as possible, the paddle responded well and it felt solid in my hands. Spreading the top flaps really far would be the only way I could picture this paddle becoming useless.

The size is great to use for situations where you're closer to your partner than not. The full length is 12", 5" of that is the handle. The heart in the flappers is 1 3/4" wide and 1 3/8" tall. The whole piece is 1/4" thick other than the flappers which are each half of that. The paddle area is 2 7/8" wide and the handle is 1 1/2" wide. It's a non-intimidating size that is great for a beginner.


When I first received this paddle, I put it up to my nose and it smelled musty to me. I thought maybe it was because I had just removed it from the bag it was in, but even after it being out of the bag for a while, the musty scent is still there. It's not obvious when in use, but is there should you put it close to your face.
    • Lightweight
    • Minimal

Performance

This flapper paddle does its job well; it creates a great whacking sound without having the pain associated with the slap. There is a slight thuddy, tingling sensation that's associated with each hit, but even when there's a lot of force behind each blow, it's not enough to cause pain. This makes it a great choice for someone who is experimenting with BDSM or someone that prefers light play, but won't satisfy someone who needs heavy play.

The sound of the whacks can easily be heard through a closed door, so if you're living with roommates, it's best to keep the slapping for when they're not home.

Since there are hearts cut out in the center of the flappers, it would be safe to assume that each whack will produce a cute little heard shape in the area that was just slapped. However, that's not actually the way it works. A heart like shape does appear, but it's your regular colored skin that has the heart shape to it, and the surrounding rectangular shape that's red around it.


I knew that this toy would be for lighter play, and that's exactly why it was good for us. My husband doesn't care for heavy play and this was just up our ally! It works just the way it should and is a super cute piece to add to anyone's collection.
    • Thuddy

Care and Maintenance

This toy didn't come with any care instructions, but some are provided by Eden based on the material type.

Eden states that to clean Velvet, Spot clean with a water-free dry cleaning product, wiping in the direction of the pile (so the pile lies down). When the fabric is dry, brush gently with a suede brush, first against, then with the pile.

Try to avoid contact with lubricant and other bodily fluids to ensure the life of your paddle. Storing away from dust and items that produce lint is also the smartest option; a drawer, toy box, or something similar would work best, but if you're using this for display only, dusting as you would the rest of your room would be totally fine.

This isn't a discreet item, so leaving it in the open isn't a smart choice if you're trying to be discreet about your sexual lifestyle. It would be hard to mistake this item for anything other than a paddle.

Packaging

The packaging that comes with this paddle is extremely simple. When it first arrives, it's inside a small, clear plastic bag that contains no markings on it. The bag is easily torn off and can be recycled.


When the paddle is pulled out of the plastic bag, there is a small tag that has the name of the toy on the front with a woman holding the paddle in her hands. When you open the tag, it shows the same woman with the paddle resting against her exposed butt cheek. She's not nude, but it isn't exactly the most tasteful image either. Next to the woman is a little blip about how you can use this toy. It's stated in an erotic manner rather than factual.


The back of the tag has the facts; company name and location, where the paddle was made, that's it's sold as a novelty, and the their website.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
I still stand by my review and say this is a great introductory paddle for someone curious about this type of play. It's a complete beginners toy since it's not made to last through heavy play, but I've found that this is great as a prop or decorative item more than anything. My husband and I don't use it any longer, but it's a great item to get if you're just starting out.
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Comments
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    PeaceToTheMiddleEast  
    Great review, thanks for sharing!
  • Terri69
    Terri69  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • sunkissedJess
    sunkissedJess  
    great review and pictures! Thanks for sharing.
  • bayosgirl
    bayosgirl  
    thanks
  • Fun2
    Fun2  
    Looks fun!! Great review also.
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Ayumi
    Ayumi  
    Thanks for the review! looks cute.
  • MrWill
    MrWill  
    Not sure this is for me, but great review none the less!
  • PropertyOfPotter
    PropertyOfPotter  
    Thanks for all the comments!!
  • Pete's Princess
    Pete's Princess  
    Thanks for the great review.
  • elli
    elli  
    Good review!
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    Thanks for the very nice review.
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Great review! I got mine for free and I like it!
  • Leather & Lace
    Leather & Lace  
    TY
  • *Camoprincess*
    *Camoprincess*  
    Glad to hear it has held up and I agree it look more like a prop then anything
  • *Camoprincess*
    *Camoprincess*  
    Glad to hear it has held up and I agree it look more like a prop then anything
  • KrissyNovacaine
    KrissyNovacaine  
    Thanks for the review! We would probably destroy this one in our first session, so it's not for us!
  • PassionCpl
    PassionCpl  
    Excellent review, thanks!
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