I love attending the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar (also known as the BBB). This kinky market takes place every third Sunday of every month, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Nightingale Club, Kent Street in Birmingham, B5 6RD. Admission is just £5 on the door and it is definitely a must see attraction. There are so many stalls filled with hand made creations each with their own flavour. Today I will be reviewing a double sided paddle from BBB regular Leather Delights.
I’m predominantly a flogger kind of Domme but I must admit I’m a sucker for a well made paddle. All of their exquisite leather work is hand crafted and built to last a lifetime. They only feature a small selection of their items on their website, but you can see their entire range at various fetish markets across the UK. If you’re interested in picking up one of these double sided paddles, just contact them through their website and they’ll be more than happy to help!
How it measures up
I’ll be quick with the measurements because I’m sure what you’re really after is performance. The Leather Delights Two Sided Paddle is 35.5cm (14 inches) long, 6cm (2.36 inches) at its widest part, 4cm (1.57 inches) at its narrowest point and just under a centimeter thick.
Leather Delights was founded back in 2002 by Andy ‘The Kinky Cobbler’, and since his untimely passing in mid 2011 his family have continued on with his business in his memory. One one side of this powerful paddle is smooth red leather imprinted with a stylish beveled border. The stitching actually looks like it’s part of the design and really brings the look of it to life. On the flip side there’s a heavily textured mini pyramid pattern made from neoprene which gives this paddle a nasty bite. On the narrow end there’s a small D-ring attached to the base with a small strip of leather. It’s handy for storage and doesn’t get in the way during play. Top quality all the way.
I can’t speak highly enough about this paddle. The smooth side has the right amount of sting and thud, its flexibility is great for creating a repetitive beat on the bum of your bottom with just a slight flick of your wrist. The textured side… oh boy… all those tiny little pyramids grab and drag as you follow through with your swing. Each point feels like a sharp needle piercing the skin for a high octane sting with every slap.
This Leather Delights spanking paddle is also great in sensation play scenes. After a good flogging or paddling I like to lie my bottom down and bring them back down to earth with a soothing sensation play scene. By sensuously sliding the smooth side of the slapper over the freshly flogged flesh, the cool leather almost creates steam as it cools and soothes the skin. I like to use the textured side over tender skin, each and every tiny pyramid can be felt as it grazes the body. Often I am rewarded with the appearance of goosebumps with every pass.
Let’s break it down into pros and cons
|Lightweight||Textured side too stingy for some|
|Available in great colours||Currently not available online|
|Flexible build for effortless spanking|
|Great as a paddle & in sensation play|
|Great price at £15|