Bring a bit of retro flair to your BDSM collection with the Bettie Page Official Pleasure Products Collection by Lovehoney – a gorgeous collection of kink, fetish, BDSM, and bondage toys featuring the queen of pin-up models; the original fetish photography icon, Bettie Page! Lovehoney brings a taste of retro luxury to their new line of Bettie Page inspired products, plastering the 1950’s pin up model’s signature and iconic photos across paddles, cuffs, collars, and other fetish delights! Recently, SheVibe offered me the opportunity to review a bit of their collection, the Bettie Page “Picture This” Spanking Bat, and I was absolutely delighted to give it a try!
When my package from SheVibe arrived, I opened it with glee. Just seeing the box for the first time, I knew I was in for a treat! Every detail about the box and spanking paddler was perfect – all the way down to the little surprises inside. This paddle is absolutely gorgeous in every way – perfect for the retro collector or lover of luxury BDSM, or anyone who simply wants to add a piece of vintage collectible to their collection!
The first thing that stands out about the Bettie Page Spanking Paddle is the thought that was put into each and every little detail, to make the experience feel truly special. Each paddle comes in a beautifully designed box, with a gorgeous sleeve that shows Bettie Page and describes the product’s finer details. The sturdy inner box is gently engraved with her signature. Inside the box, you’ll find the paddle nestled inside the bottom portion, held secure by two nylon straps. The paddle has an iconic photo of Bettie on one side, with a soft quilted cover on the other. At the bottom of the handle, you’ll find a wrist strap which is also detailed with her signature. Inside the box, you’ll also find several classic photos of Bettie Page along the top of the box, a collector’s card with a classic spanking photo and some of her vital stats, and a collectible key ring with Bettie’s photo on one side, and her signature on the other. These little details create the full retro collector’s experience. I’ve already put the key chain on my keys, and plan to keep the box all together to preserve all the gorgeous detail!
Size & Design
This paddle is absolutely elegant. It has two sides – one a soft quilted faux leather, the other smooth and rigid – making it perfect for a beginner, because of it’s range of sensations. The softer side can be used for teasing, gel the strokes – perfect for light, soft play that whams up your partner’s behind and builds anticipation. It has a criss-cross cushion, which gives it a lot of padding for a more gentle blow. The hard, pictured side delivers sharper smacks which give a bit more sting, though not as much as more extreme paddles. The sensation is wonderful for a warm-up or lighter sensation that still stings, but those who crave harsh pain will be left wanting more.
The paddle itself is a nice size. Measuring in at just 10.5 inches long, with a 4 inch handle, and wide spanking surface with a 7 inch length and 5 inch width. It’s perfect for making broad contact with your bum, or creating a bit of sting when you use just the edge. It’s a wonderful, versatile size. My only concern is that the paddle itself is a bit light-weight, and could become flimsy or worn with hard use. It held up just fine through a few of my play sessions, but we definitely erred on the side of caution, and used the paddle gently for more of a tease. If you go too roughly, I could imagine it wearing down over time. It would have been wonderful to have a bit more solid inside, or even an inner piece to help it keep its form.
The handle is a bit short and wide, which may be difficult to hold if you have tiny hands. I’m tall and have large-ish hands for a girl, so it’s not too bad (although it pushes against my hand a bit more than I’d prefer). For a guy with normal or large sized hands, the hold should be just fine. My guy partner gave it a try, and it was a perfect fit for his hand.
The wrist band also isn’t a perfect fit. If you have larger wrists or hands, you’ll likely have some trouble getting your hand through the loop, and having it stay there comfortably. An extra inch or two would have went a long was to making this an easier tool for transitioning between the paddle and hand. But, the strap is still fabulous for hanging the paddle up for storage, if you prefer that over the box.
Luxurious, sturdy, from a gentle thwap (on the padded side) to a harder smack, depending on your preference. The padded side is wonderful to start your session – as you gently stroke, tease, and test your partner’s response as you warm up and get their bum ready. The rigid, firmer photo side is great for short, sharp spanks. Though, it’s definitely worth noting that the paddle is pretty lightweight, and without a hard backing to it, so this paddle is best for beginners or those into lighter spanking. It’d definitely not the kind of paddle that’s going to leave you crying in paid with a sore red bottom, if that’s what you’re into! Instead, your partner will be squirming with sensation as they get more and more seduced and tantalized by your touch – with gentle thwacks and bats along the way.
Pros & Cons
- Really unique and awesome collectible
- Awesome cheeky design and style
- Great case and accessories
- Nice paddle size
- Easy to use
- May not stand up against long-term wear or a hard spanking
This paddle is perfect for the girl who loves the naughty mystique of Bettie Page, and wants to add some retro flair to her naughty drawer! It’s truly an elegant, luxurious collector’s item – and I’m so proud to display it in it’s gorgeous and classy case. The supple, smooth material is perfect for a beginner’s bum, and the naughty details make it more exciting than intimidating. It’s definitely a must-have for anyone who has a love for spanking and Bettie Page… or who loves retro pin-up style! I can’t wait to get another piece from this collection!
Thank you, SheVibe, for sending me this incredible collector’s paddle!
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