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How to Choose the Right Spanking Paddle

With so many options, choosing the right paddle can be challenging.  The chart below will help answer some of those questions regarding material type, thud vs. sting, size, use and something we like to call the Ouch Factor.

The Ouch Factor Scale: from 1 to 10, where the higher the number...the more punishing the paddle.  This scale is based on material only to help you decide what you'd like for your paddle.  

The size and shape of the paddle also help to determine the Ouch Factor.  Check out the available options and corresponding Ouch Factors.

Cherry: Light Weight, Moderate Sting, Light brown grain with touches of pink and dark brown                

Ouch Factor: 3                          

Use: Light to Medium Spanking

Maple: Light Weight, Moderate Sting, White wood with off-white to light brown grain                                

Ouch Factor: 3                            

Use: Light to Medium Spanking

Sapele: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, Light Sting, Honey Brown to Dark Brown Grain    

Ouch Factor: 4                          

Use: Light to Medium Spanking

Padauk: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, Moderate Sting, Deep Red grain with some dark brown lines        

Ouch Factor: 4                          

Use: Light to Medium Spanking

Walnut: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Dark Brown grain  

Ouch Factor: 5    

Use: Medium Spanking

Zebra Wood: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Honey wood with dark brown grain lines  

Ouch Factor: 5        

Use: Medium Spanking

Goncalo Alves: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Colorful striped grain  

Ouch Factor: 5

Use: Medium Spanking

Monkey Pod: Medium Weight, Good Sting, Engraves well

Ouch Factor: 5  

Use: Light to Medium Spanking

Red Zebra Wood: Medium Weight, Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Grain is red with darker brown stripes

 Ouch Factor: 5

 Use: Medium Spanking

Canary Wood: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Yellow grain with pinks and reds           

Ouch Factor: 6  

Use: Medium Spanking

Indian Rosewood: Medium Weight, Moderately Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Dark Brown Grain with mixed brown grain lines

Ouch Factor: 6

Use: Medium Spanking

Chechen: Dense Weight, Thuddy, Moderate Sting, Grain ranges from light to dark brown with occasional touches of red  

Ouch Factor: 7

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Katalox: Dense Weight, Thuddy, Moderate Sting, Dark Brown to purple grain

Ouch Factor: 7

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Purpleheart: Dense Weight, Thuddy, Little Natural Sting, Naturally purple wood  

Ouch Factor: 7

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Teak: Dense Weight, Thuddy, Moderate Sting, Honey wood with dark brown grain striping

Ouch Factor: 7

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Bubinga: Dense Weight, Thuddy, No Natural Sting, Smooth reddish grain

Ouch Factor: 7

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Shedua: Dense Weight, Thuddy, Moderate Sting, Smooth Light Honey color with dark brown grain

Ouch Factor: 8

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Rosewood: Dense Weight, Thuddy, High Sting, Smooth light brown to dark brown grain

Ouch Factor: 9

Use: Medium to Heavy Spanking

Chakte Viga: Dense Weight, Thuddy, High Sting, Smooth orange to red wood with some dark brown grain

Ouch Factor: 9

Use: Heavy Spanking

Marblewood: Dense Weight, Thuddy, High Sting, Striped dark and light brown grain with touches of red

Ouch Factor: 10

Use: Heavy Spanking

Heavy Hitting Plastic: Light Weight, High Sting, Smoky Black Color, Dishwasher Safe, Great for Temperature Play

Ouch Factor: 10

Use: Heavy Spanking

Corian: Dense Weight, High Sting, Dishwasher Safe, Great for Temperature Play

Ouch Factor: 10

Use: Heavy Spanking