ElectraStim ElectraPaddle Review
By Carnal Queen.
What’s better than a beautiful black leather spanking paddle? That’s an easy question … A beautiful black leather spanking paddle, with delightful ElectraStim shocky bits on it!
I’m a big fan of impact play. For me though, it’s not about hardcore spankings, I sit somewhere in the middle, enjoying a moderate level of pain – and that there, is the reason why this paddle scared the bejesus out of me when I saw it being demonstrated at the ETO show. I initially said “No way, Jose” and thought nothing more about it. Well, at first anyway. Over the last few months though, ElectraStim products have shocked, amazed and pleasured me in ways I never thought possible, and all of a sudden I found myself yearning for a spanking fueled by electro-magic! The lovely folk at Shop-Naughty have granted me my wish, and I’m now the proud owner of the very tool that filled me with fear for a while – so a massive thank you to them!
Can I take a second to just basque in the beauty of it? I mean, just look at it, it’s bloody gorgeous! Why mess with perfection? A sleek black leather paddle is synonymous with the bdsm scene. It’s what a lot of people would first imagine if you asked them to think of a classic impact implement, and ElectraStim have taken nothing away from it’s dashing looks, instead they’ve increased the drama by adding three metal conductive plates across the broad surface, and stud detailing to the handle. It looks and feels like a well made paddle, and that’s exactly what it is! It’s ElectraStim, so I’d expect nothing less …
I’m really impressed with how ElectraStim have managed to integrate their awesome technology, into a leather paddle, without compromising on what a paddle should be. It’s added no bulk or weight, so it’s effortless to hold and use, and is a great size and shape. The two ports for the connectors are so neatly hidden away in the base of the handle, you’d be completely forgiven for not even noticing they were there! A small metal loop on the back of the handle adds that touch of practically, somewhere to attach a wrist strap if you desire, or a means to store it, which is the preferred use for me. I hang all of my impact toys where possible, so they’re in easy reach and quick to get hold of. I don’t mess about.
You may think that this is just an ordinary paddle with a bit of an extra sting, but you’d be wrong. It’s so versatile and can be used in many different ways. It’s a bi-polar electrode, but it can be used as a uni-polar piece, meaning you can add another uni-polar electrode into the mix, for a totally customisable play session. The obvious choice would probably be a self-adhesive ElectraPad, but why stop there? You can add an anal or vaginal probe, or a cock loop … any uni-polar electrode!
So, to get ourselves started, we armed ourselves with the ElectraPaddle, the EM60-E Flick, some conductive gel and our imagination … there was fun to be had!
First thing’s first, as I said, I’m a moderate player when it comes to receiving pain, but if you’re into hardcore, heavy spankings, you’re probably going to want to ease off a bit. The ElectraPaddle is a fantastic piece of kit, but in my opinion, it’s not built to be beating the ass off someone like your life depended on it. All isn’t lost though, if that’s your thing, because you can easily ramp up the spanking sensations by utilising the Flick function if your controller has it. CK can hold the paddle completely still across my butt cheeks, and I can still feel like I’ve taken a major blow back there. It’s win-win! You’re also gonna need to have some conductive gel to hand, because you’re not going to get the true ElectraStim sensations without it. You’ll either feel very little, or you’ll feel sharp, zappy things, which we don’t want either! Water based lube is good if you’re desperate, but as it’s to be used externally, I prefer to use the ElectraStim gel if I’ve got it.
We find that we need to reapply the gel a couple of times, and it does get a bit sticky in use, but getting down and gooey is part of the fun! It’s a very unique sensation when I get spanked using the side with the conductive plates, it’s not like a normal spanking, because the after-sting doesn’t happen really, you just feel impact merged with tingle. My favourite way to experience it, is when CK uses the plain leather side, then flips it over and smooths over my skin with the metal plates. I get that familiar thwack across my ass, and as the after burn starts to kick in, it’s stopped by the buzz and tingle of the electro-stimulation, that is deeply pleasurable across my skin. Every nerve in that area is stimulated, it’s bliss, and a little bit addictive! It’s a match made in heaven, bringing two of my favourite things together, impact play and electro-stimulation.
As with all ElectraStim products, this needs to be kept below the waist, but as this is a spanking paddle, most people are going to want to be using it across the ass and thighs, which is perfect. With all of the different settings on an ElectraStim control unit, I’m confident that there’s a level that will suit almost everybody. I like it on the lower levels, and don’t tend to go beyond level 6, because I prefer those erotic, sensual tingles and soft prickles, but it can go right up to hardcore electro-pain! Whatever your preferences are, this paddle is awesome!
I clean my ElectraPaddle with sex toy wipes to remove the gel, and I put it away, smiling all the way! I love it so much, I really can’t think of how it could be improved! Actually, there’s one little thing I need to be careful off, and that’s my hair. The conductive plates have a gap all the way around them, and it really blooming hurts if you get any hair caught underneath them! That’s it though, one little niggle, not bad huh?
If you love a good spanking, and you love electro-stimulation, you NEED an ElectraPaddle. I really like that you can keep adding to your ElectraStim kit once you have a control unit, it grows with your wants and needs. What am I going to discover next?
The ElectraStim ElectraPaddle was sent to me for free, by the lovely people over at Shop-Naughty, thanks guys! Why not pay them a visit and find your next treasure, by clicking here.
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