Product Review: Fraternity Paddle by @MauiKink
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So I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but way back when, DangerousLilly had a giveaway, and I won one of the prizes. It was a Mahogany and Koa Frat Bat and two 6mm 15ft lengths of Natural Romanian Hemp Rope from Maui Kink.
At the time, I’d only heard of them once or twice, so I was eager to get my grubby little paws on something they made, and see how it worked out. I think I was more excited about winning that contest than I was about just about any other toy I’ve reviewed that wasn’t something Liberator.
What’d it come in?
I seem to remember it was in a brown cardboard box wrapped in tissue paper. But it’s been, what? Six months? So, who knows? I’m certain about the tissue paper, though.
How’s it made?
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The Frat Paddle, as I said in the introduction, is made of two different woods. The head of the paddle is Mahogany, and the handle is Koa. There’s a hole drilled in the handle and a piece of leather threaded through for hanging. And it’s got a clear finish to protect the wood.
As can be expected, it’s solid, and firm. It’s fairly light, and easy to control. And it makes an almost bamboo-like “thunk” sound under a satisfying “thwack” on bare flesh. It doesn’t bend at all, and hasn’t chipped or gotten scratched at all in the past 6 months.
What’s it for?
It seems kind of awkward for over-the-knee spankings, due to its length, but M manages. What I’d use this paddle for, were I the top, is strapping my bottom’s wrists to ankles, and spank both cheeks at the same time. And now, I have to hope M doesn’t read this review.
How is it?
easy to control
not overly loud
It hurts. No, really. But not too much. I mean, it can hurt “too much” if you let M get His hands on you. But a less sadistic person would be willing to go light on you with this paddle, I’m sure. M’s just a bastard.
The sound and sensation this paddle gives is not like anything I’ve encountered in wood before. Whereas the Holy Oak (Knowing there’s a Catholic school named Holyoke makes that paddle even more fun.) paddle delivers a solid thunk, the frat paddle’s sound and the sensation it creates are sort of a combination of thud and swat. I think that’s due, in part, to the thinness of the head.
M absolutely loves this paddle. The trooper flops me over His knee, wraps His free arm around my waist, and whallops me with it every chance He gets, even though it’s really a little long for an over-the-knee spanking. It’s light. Easy to swing and control. Comfortable to hold. And we both absolutely adore the color, and craftsmanship.
I feel like I’m not doing this paddle justice, but know that we both are smitten with it.
Anything else I should know?
You can clean this paddle by wiping it down with a damp cloth, and maybe a little antibacterial soap. If you must, disinfect it with isopropyl alcohol, but use sparingly.
Where’d ya get it?
So to give you a little insight into how awesome this company is, let me first tell you that I won this paddle from MauiKink.com. They easily could have just sent me something that was laying around the shop, and I wouldn’t have said boo because free’s free, ya know? But when they got ready to ship this paddle to me, they realized it was scratched. So before they shipped it, they sanded and refinished it, and then sent it to me. And you could tell, too, cause the finish was still just barely tacky, and we could smell it the second we opened the box.
That’s one hell of a way to land a customer. M and I have been trying to put aside the money to order a custom cane ever since. Soon, I hope.