Product Review: The Tantus Pelt Silicone Paddle

Following up from the BDSM theme of my previous review I’m very happy to be able to give you an honest review of my new obsession—the Tantus Pelt Silicone Paddle.

Spanking is something I’ve always had an interest in but it’s never something I’ve delved into in a ‘hardcore’ manner. My collection of spanking items is pitifully tiny and while I’ve craved many items I’ve never had any real chance to expand upon it. The downside to this is that my review will not be as extensive as that of a professional or experienced Dom. The up side is that I get to provide you with a beginner’s perspective to the Tantus Pelt.

So let’s hit this review off!

The Tantus Pelt Silicone Paddle

The Pelt is a product of Tantus—a company who, at this point, I’m convinced excel at whatever they put their minds to. Every Tantus product I’ve received has done exactly what it set out to do and, while some might not be to people’s tastes, all of them are exceptionally produced.

The Pelt may look rather standard in shape but it's sting stands out.
The Pelt may look rather standard in shape but it’s sting stands out.

The Tantus Pelt, like almost all Tantus products, is made out of 100% Ultra-Premium silicone which comes with a whole list of benefits. Because the Pelt is made out of this material it is completely body safe (hypoallergenic, in fact) and is incredibly easy to wash. If you wanted to you could boil your Pelt or stick it in the dishwasher, but soap and water works just as well. Being able to use a paddle that is hygienic and washes well is incredibly useful and I love being able to just rinse my Pelt off after use.

The Pelt itself is about 12 inches in length, 5.5 inches of which functions as a handle. The section that separates the handle and the actual spanking zone is divided by the Tantus logo—which is imprinted in the silicone. This is a nice touch though it does ever so slightly hinder cleaning the Pelt.

Tantus have put their logo on the Pelt which is a classy touch but does add slightly to the clean time.
Tantus have put their logo on the Pelt which is a classy touch but does add slightly to the clean time.

The Pelt’s handle is comfortable to hold and seems to work well, even for Mr. Peaches (who has considerably larger hands than me). The Pelt has a little loop at the bottom of the handle which means that you’re in to displaying your paddles in a fancy way then you can simply lace something through this loop and you’re good to go.  This could work very well if you’re going for an intimidation factor too. I would certainly be intimidated if I came home to find Mr. Peaches holding some cuffs while the Pelt hangs nearby.

The most important thing you need to know about the Pelt is that it’s deceptively unassuming upon first inspection. Taking it up in your hand it feels nicely balanced but also incredibly light. Its silicone form is soft and almost buttery in how smooth it is. It also has a lot of flexibility and can be made to wibble-wobble from side-to-side with the gentlest of wrist movements. All-in-all it feels like it’s going to be the daintiest spanking implement in the world. And then you use it.

Never underestimate this potent paddle.
Never underestimate this potent paddle.

When I first received the Pelt I made the mistake of underestimating it myself. Smiling at how incredible it felt to the touch I decided to slap my arm with it to see what my butt might be in for. The moment it impacted I was greeted with a sharp stinging sensation that spread from the impact zone outwards in a swift jolt of pain.

It was upon that first slap that I learnt to respect the Pelt and to never underestimate its formidable ire.

As Mr. Peaches so aptly puts it “The Pelt has a bite to it”. Still I guess I am more of a spanking enthusiast than I first gave myself credit for because I love the way it feels.

The Pelt’s sensation upon impact is incredibly sharp and there is no denying its sting, however depending on how hard you hit this pain can subside relatively quickly and then you’re left with the after-sensation. Post-thwack the Pelt provides an incredibly warm yet slightly prickly sensation that leaves me feeling alive and has me craving the next hit. I have my limits with the Pelt but I’m admittedly becoming a bit of an addict and I want to test my limits with increasing enthusiasm.

Another thing that is worth observing about the Pelt is that while my initial arm-hit was sharp impact on my rather sizeable booty has produced much more forgiving results. Generally I can take a lot more punishment on my posterior that anywhere else on my body.

I’m sure this is the same for pretty much any paddle but I felt a particular sense of exploration and experimentation with the Pelt. This could be because it’s quite cosy-looking compared to some of my other, more unwieldy spanking objects but I still enjoyed exploring my body with the Pelt. If you’re going to do this though make sure that you play it safe and make sure you know where not to hit someone (the lower back, tailbone, hip bones and the back of the knees to name a few).

Because Mr. Peaches and I are pretty loose and easy when it comes to impact play we both took turns at using the Pelt on each other. By now I think it’s apparent that I thoroughly enjoy being spanked with the Pelt however wielding it comes with its own advantages too.

When I first took up the Pelt and looked at Mr. Peaches’ rear end I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive. Having felt the Pelt I was aware that a lot of pain could translate in rather small smacks and I was worried that I might cross the line. As with any spanking session, though, communication easily alleviated this problem. Regular check-ins with Mr. Peaches reassured me that I was on the right track and I soon gained a fair bit of confidence while using the Pelt.

One of the massive benefits of the silicone paddle for me (aside from the pain) is the natural softness that the material has. This meant that before on in between hits I could just use the Pelt’s incredibly soothing surface to just stroke the area of impact. This tactic not only allows for a nice variation in sensation but can also be used to build up anticipation in a delightful manner.

At the end of the day I found the Pelt enjoyable to use on Mr. Peaches though not as fun as being on the receiving end of the Pelt’s sharp bite. What can I say? I’ve been a very bad girl and I need to be punished. Regularly. Almost primarily with the Pelt.

In the spirit of fairness I should also mention the downsides of the Pelt but there’s really only one that comes to mind—it gathers up dust. There. That’s all there is to it. However because the Pelt is so easy to clean this is practically a non-issue (though it might put a downer on those previously mentioned display plans).

The only other issues with the Pelt are all personal preference. If you’re all about gentle sensations or a toy that produced more of a thump then a slap then the Pelt is probably not for you. If you want something with more intensity, well you could always use the Pelt on wet skin (this amplified the stinging to a level of pain that I couldn’t personally tolerate for long). Alternatively Tantus have other silicone paddles for your spanking pleasure.

Final Thoughts

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the Pelt and the addictive sensation that it provided. Before getting the Pelt I had read some reviews on it which warned of its sting but nothing really prepares you for just how effective this paddle is at going for gold, yet I wouldn’t dream of trying to tame this silicone beast.

In some ways the Pelt reminds me of that high school thing that some teens in my class used to do—where they’d take a rubber band and pull and snap it on their wrist, except the Pelt is significantly more formidable and addictive. As a relative beginner I had no issues with the Pelt either, as it is incredibly easy to use (though perhaps harder to truly master).

If you want a toy that strikes with a sting and leaves you cowering away from it and coveting it in equal measure then the Pelt may just be for you.

Recommend to:

People who like impact play.

People who like stinging sensations.

People who want a hygienic paddle.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who dislike impact play.

People who dislike stinging sensations.

People who want stronger sensations (you glorious pain junkies).

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  • Lunabelle

    Your arm test story cracked me up. My partner tested the Pelt on the palm of his hand, and his expression was priceless! Also, the Pelt gave my rear a lovely rosy glow in addition to the fabulous stinging/tingling.