Tantus Wham Bam Paddle Review
By Carnal Queen.
I love Tantus; I love their products, I love their silicone, and I love their spanking implements, so it’s no surprise that I chose the Wham Bam paddle to review, is it? This is my third Tantus paddle (addicted much?) from the range, and although they all look similar, they each offer their own unique spanking experience …
I’m not sure what I’d actually prefer to call the Wham Bam, it’s not really a paddle as such, and it’s not quite a strap, it sits somewhere in between – STRADDLE? PRAP? Anyway, being 2 inches wide and with an unashamed 9.75 inches of spanky silicone length (15 inches with the handle), it’s the most flexible of those that I own. As with all of the Tantus paddles, I love the name! This one conjures up images of superheroes and comic books, no boring or dull names here!
I was sort of expecting the Wham Bam to be the most aggressive so far, but for me, this wasn’t the case. The Pelt and the Plunge have a much larger surface area to them, so strikes from those can really have a large amount of thud to them, which is something that the Wham Bam isn’t really capable of. Imagine if your favourite leather belt was actually made from silicone, and was a little thicker … that’s kind of how the Wham Bam feels. It has a lot of flex, and it strikes like a belt would, but because it’s a 1/4 inch thick, it has more weight behind it. The sting it delivers has a sharpness to it that’s unlike the other two, it’s a harsh slap-like sting, and it can be deliciously painful.
I do really enjoy being ‘Wham Bammed’, but for me, I would be far more likely to reach for the Pelt or the Plunge. It really does come down to your preference on the type of pain you like to receive, but this notion leaves me a bit confused as to who I’d recommend the Wham Bam to. In terms of pain, this paddle is the tamest of the three (even though in terms of spanking implements, nothing Tantus is tame!), so initially my thoughts were that it would be a good introduction to Tantus silicone paddles, perhaps for someone who hadn’t experienced them before, but then this paddle is also the most inconsistent and unpredictable during use. With the Pelt and the Plunge, you just pick them up and away you go – you might not be able to handle them pain-wise straight away, but you can just pick them up and use them with no problems. Because of the length and flex, the Wham Bam may require practice to begin with, and until you master how it handles, your strikes may be a little unrefined. CK was fine with it immediately, but then he’s used to using different kinds of hitty things and can adapt his technique. It’s because of this, that I think if you’re new to silicone impact toys, the Pelt would still be your best bet. The force you would use with say, a leather paddle, seems to transmit far more with silicone, so generally you can put less effort into it for a very satisfying spank.
The Wham Bam is made from gorgeous matte black Tantus silicone, and features a hole at the end of the handle for attaching something to allow hanging, I love this because this is how I like to store my impact toys. They’re stunning to look at, so I like having them hanging on show, and it also means they’re easily accessible when I want to grab one. Caring for Tantus paddles is so easy, I generally just wash mine by hand and use sex toy cleaner, but they can be put in the dishwasher, boiled or cleaned with a 10% bleach solution. You certainly have no hygiene issues to worry about!
So, which Tantus Paddle attracts you? Maybe the Wham Bam is the one for you? It’s a relentless work horse, which will last you a lifetime most probably, and it’s a true spanking pro! Sadly though, it’s not going to turn you into the latest and greatest comic book hero … Boooo!
Tantus kindly sent me the Wham Bam for free in exchange for an honest opinion, this in now way alters my thoughts or options. If you’d like to purchase your own Wham Bam, you can do so here. Affiliate links have been used in this post.