Eden padded leather paddle by EdenFantasys - review by sXeVegan90

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Padded Paddle: Pleasurable Pain

Add a touch of style and elegance to your toy box with this black and red padded paddle by Eden Toys. With its sleek design it not only adds soft, sensual spanking on the padded side, but also a hard, thuddy side in it's all leather construction. This is great for beginners and advanced users alike depending on how heavy the hand wielding it is.
Published:
Pros:
Sturdy and beautiful
Heavy in hand
Can bruise skin
Thuddy/stingy
Cons:
No wrist strap
Leather may crack over time
Can bruise skin (may be a pro for some)
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Padded Leather Paddle by Eden Toys is meant to be used in the bedroom, at a play party, or in a dungeon type scenario as a means of foreplay, reward or punishment. It is great for light to heavy spanking, and can deliver great thwacks when wielded properly. Beginners and advanced users alike can use this paddle as it has dual uses. One side can deliver soft blows for foreplay, teasing or those just getting into BDSM, while the hard leather side can deliver heavy and rough blows to the skin for more advanced users. This paddle is a great addition to any toy chest of users who are looking to amp up their sensory play.

The paddle can be traveled with, and can be tucked into luggage as long as it doesn't get bent. However, it's not exactly discreet in size, so if you're easily embarrassed you might want to go with a smaller paddle when traveling. This particular paddle can be used on the back, thighs, breasts genitals and buttocks if you desire, as it's more easily maneuvered than other flogging toys.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Foreplay
    • Heavy play
    • Light play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Play party
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Back
    • Breasts
    • Buttocks

Design / Craftsmanship / Size / Material / Features

The paddle is made from leather and rates a 7 out of 10 on the Eden safety scale. This means that the material is porous and should only be used with a fluid-bound partner. However, if you're not using this toy on the genitals, and merely for spanking, so long as you don't try blood, everything should be fine for using this with multiple partners. The leather is smooth and cool to the touch, and the scent is strongly present when the product is first taken out of the cellophane wrapper. People who enjoy the scent of leather will like this product as the smell lingers without pressing the toy to your nose.

The paddle is extremely well made, and the stitching in the leather is well done. The feel of the leather is supple on the padded side, and it's smooth overall. The handle is stiff, and is easy to grip, and the paddle is flexible, but not overly flexible in a way that effects the performance of the swings. It's a lovely contrast of black and red and is a very attractive toy, so this will surely add to the visuals, especially when added with a corset or other outfit of matching colors. The leather is pretty thick, so the paddle feels solid when it hits the skin and this adds to the amount of pain you can inflict upon your partner depending on the swing and amount of force behind it.



Overall, this paddle doesn't feel like it will wear out or break anytime soon and should last a long time with proper care of the leather. The paddle is made up of two pieces of leather stitched together and bound with a type of glue to keep it held together. It measures 3 inches in width and 14-1/2 inches in overall length (w/o strap) and is 7/16ths thick. Something that was found to be a flaw with the paddle is the lack of a wrist strap. The paddle has a strap, but this is only for hanging the paddle, and due to the weight (not extremely heavy but weighted) of the paddle your arm will eventually get tired and it would be more convenient to have it around your wrist.

    • Large
    • Leather
    • Well made / sturdy

Performance

This paddle can cause both pain and pleasure for any user that incorporates this toy into the bedroom. The padded side is great for teasing your partner, and is wonderful for building up to the harder leather side as you paddle your partner into submission. The padded side is also great for rubbing against the skin once you have paddled your partner with the other side, as it caresses the sting left behind. While the padded side won't leave lasting marks on the skin, the other side will certainly leave an impression. If wielded with a firm hand, this toy may even draw blood if the hand is heavy enough.

To give a good idea of what this toy feels like with the lightest paddling, it feels like the sole of a shoe coming into contact with your skin. It stings and burns sweetly when the leather comes into contact with the skin, and the sounds are thuddy and loud. You'll want to be alone in the house or dorm when you're using this with your partner, as it can create some pretty loud sounds that echo throughout the room; not to mention the sounds your partner will make (unless you have a ball gag). When playing with the paddle, you'll want to exercise caution around the genitals if you have a toy inserted. Glass and metal can cause internal bruising when inserted while paddling your partner, and should be avoided.

Safe words are a must when practicing BDSM. Always have a safe word or some other signal when using impact toys or restraints of any kind.
    • Caution needed
    • Intense
    • Might leave marks

Care and Maintenance

Leather products are easy to clean and store, but they can get a little high maintenance throughout the years in order to keep them in tip-top condition. If bodily fluids should come into contact with any leather items, these items should be considered fluid-bound as there aren't any ways to fully sterilize it once this happens. However, you can clean the leather if fluids get on it. If any fluid, lubricant or dirt comes into contact with the leather, it's best to wipe down the leather with a damp cloth and a mild, unscented soap, wiping it down thoroughly after to remove any soap and excess moisture with a dry cloth. Do not put harsh detergents on leather as this can lead to drying out and cracking.

The padded side of this paddle is supple leather, so you'll want to condition it with a leather conditioner if you use it frequently, or if it feels as though the leather is becoming stiff or rough. Conditioning the leather will help guarantee the life of the toy. You can usually find leather conditioning wipes in a mass merchandise store near the auto care aisles. Once you've cleaned your toy, make sure it's completely dry before storing it, as it can create mildew on the leather if it is not fully dry. Never fully soak your leather in water or other cleaning products.

Do not leave the paddle out in direct sunlight, as it can crack the leather. Do not bend or fold the paddle, as this will break the paddle and cause the leather to crack or tear. Store the paddle flat in a dark, cool, dry area, away from sunlight. You may also hang the paddle from its strap on a clothes hanger or a hook of some kind inside of your closet or wardrobe. With a little tender loving care and maintenance, this paddle can last a lifetime.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • High maintenance

Packaging

Overall packaging for the paddle was minimal. It came in a simple, clear cellophane bag. There weren't any instructions on care or use, but the use of the paddle is straightforward as there aren't any bells or whistles to the toy. It was shipped discreetly in an unmarked cardboard box, and only had the shipping addresses listed on the outside. There are no indicators as to this being an adult product when it is shipped to the user.



All packaging was recyclable and it wasn't worth keeping for storage purposes. Packed with the toy were air pillows and the packing slip in case returns are needed or questions arise, and this slip has the customer service number listed on it. If gifting this paddle, it's best to buy a nice gift box or a bag to place it in. Always be sure to let the person you're gifting it to know that it is an adult item in case they are embarrassed easily.
    • Minimal
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

Other people have mentioned that their paddles weren't stiff in their reviews, and they were very floppy. The paddle I received did not have this issue. In fact, mine was stiff enough that unless I put a ton of force behind moving my wrist back and forth, the paddle barely wiggled at all. This paddle is truly a wonderful addition to my arsenal of flogging toys, and I really love the intensity it delivers. My girlfriend and I have had a lot of fun creating marks that last for a few days with this leather product.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • OH&W, Lovebears
    That's the problem. How skilled the "heavy" hand is. I like that there are 2 sides to this. Esp the soft side.
  • DancerKittyKat
    Great review! I love the pictures as always!
  • sXeVegan90
    OH&W Haha I have a pretty heavy hand when it comes to flogging toys, but I'm glad my partner can take it.

    DancerKittyKat Thank you! I'm trying to experiment with new backgrounds.

    Thank you both for reading and voting! I really appreciate it.
  • MrClark
    Another great review!! Not something I'd use but always good to see a very informative review done by someone else, just in case that changes
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