Bettie Page Picture Perfect Spanking Paddle

February 4th, 2014

This review has been too long in the making and this item has definitely been too long in the drawer since I received it. I cannot wait until I have an awesome opportunity to use this paddle for a play session.

This is one of those items that I showed to everyone as soon as I received it, and we all felt the same way: it’s an awesome impact instrument.

Now, I generally don’t go for items that are branded or designed like this. Sex toys and accessories with celebrities and porn stars on them tend to be kinda cheesy and frequently cheaply made in my opinion. This paddle is not.

The entire thing comes in a sleek, long box that has a paperboard cover. Once you slip this off, the top of the box pulls off to reveal the paddle. If you flip over the to of the box, you’ll see black and white photos of Bettie Page printed inside it.

The paddle has a similar photo of the model printed on the wide end. It fades to black on the handle, which is blank save for a signature. I am not sure if this is Bettie’s actually signature, but the overall look is sleek and sophisticated.

Bettie Page Keychain

Bettie Page Keychain

While the paddle is held into place with elastic straps, there are two other items in the box. These are a keychain and a collector’s card. I’ve already added the keychain to my keys. The decorative part is round and depicts another monochromatic picture of Bettie. It uses a lobster claw hook, which I like. The card will remain in my box, which I will also use to store the paddle. I am not usually the type of person who keeps boxes — I hate Lelo boxes at this point — but I will make an exception because the design here was done so well.

The decorative side of the paddle is a textured faux leather while the “usable” side is a quilted sort of faux leather. This gives the paddle a sort of plush feel when you’re just touching it. It’s also nice to look at.

During use, the neck has give but isn’t floppy, and this paddle comes with a wrist strap that makes it easy to use. I’ve personally found that the paddle can be used for a light swat or with more force for a sting that will make your skin glow rosy red – if you want it to. This sort of versatility means the paddle will likely work for a variety of users. Even if you’re getting it for novelty’s sake, you’ll find it is good for use.

The material can be cleaned with a damp cloth, but don’t consider it sterilizable.

If my experience with theĀ Bettie Page Picture Perfect Spanking Paddle is any indication, then LoveHoney has done a good job with this line, and I’d be happy to recommend any of the items in it to BDSM and sex toy lovers.


11 Comments to “Bettie Page Picture Perfect Spanking Paddle”

  • Dan says:

    I’m warming to the idea of her pic on a paddle. Yes, what an inspiration she was and is; and how brave that woman. And oddly innocent. Thank you Bettie for teaching us the value of kink. My son introduced me to her 15 yrs ago BTW. Humbling. Thanks for the review.

  • Camryn says:

    Hmm. I kind of figured all of the Bettie items would be gimmicky and cheap. I should have known LoveHoney wouldn’t con people like that *grins*
    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Trix says:

    Even though I wish there was a beefcake equivalent for the manlovin’ folks out there, I do have to give props to Bettie!

  • Beck says:

    These Betti Page items look so nice and sound nice too. šŸ™‚

  • Lovehoney Jess says:

    Wonderful glowing review – thank you so much! It’s great to hear that you liked the paddle as much as we’ve loved creating the collection.

    As for more ‘heavy duty’ bondage gear, we’ve just launched a brand new range of ‘professional standard bondage equipment’ on our website which has the same quality as the Bettie Page line but is made using heavier materials and stronger metalwork.

    Oh, and you’ll be pleased to know that is Bettie’s real autograph!

    Thanks again for this fabulous review – sharing on Twitter now!

    Jess

  • Pete James (@PeteJames12) says:

    Been eyeing this paddle for a while. Looks very nicely made and the plush side is enticing. Would love to feel the sensation of that smack :p Glad to know it is highly recommended and made of durable quality.

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