i had been absolutely drooling over the tantus plunge paddle for several months when my sex toy dreams came true and the kind folx there sent me one to review, PLUS a second one, the snap strap. the day the box came, i practically danced a jig in the kitchen.
“i’m gonna get spaaaaaanked! i’m gonna get spaaaaaanked!”
i sang with a big smile as i bounced around the room. *i* was ready to get this party started!
i recently bought my first tantus product, the super soft c-ring, which my Daddy and i really quite like. the 100% ultra-premium silicone is the first thing you notice about tantus products. the material is velvety and cleans up surprisingly well, not to mention it’s body safe. as i took the paddle and strap out of the box, i gently rubbed the black matte strap against my cheek and sighed.
i never said i was “normal,” whatever that is.
when it came time for testing these bad boys out, i was a wee bit nervous. i’m relatively new to impact play and am very much in training to take more pain, so needless to say, i was wondering if i’d be able to walk the next day.
here’s what i discovered:
mastering the tantus snap strap
the snap strap is very… flexible, basically wobbly. it’s wise to think of this thin, 17.55-inch strap as less a paddle and more like a belt. the first smack on my bare ass had a sharp sting that took me by surprise. there is a little bit of a learning curve with the snap strap. my Daddy reports that there’s a certain wrist technique you need to master to use the snap strap effectively. he recommends stepping back a little from your subject, because the strap is actually pretty long and you can end up hitting someone in a not-so-great place if you don’t pay decent attention. for someone like me in training, i think it’s a toy to spend some time using and to work up to longer sessions with it.
it makes sense that both toys are marketed to the “advanced enthusiast;” you do need to have a good sense of control in your arm, wrist, and fingers and a decent sense of where on the body to land the blow. but the strap is not a particularly thuddy toy. instead, the plunge creates a lovely snapping, whooshing sound. it’s pretty fun once your partner gets the hang of it and, at least for me, when you alternate between this toy and another. we’re going to be working with this one for a while, i think, because i think there’s still a lot of potential here even if it takes some practice.
sex toy light bulb moment! 💡
something that has occurred to me while playing with this a few times, and having just returned from a trip, is that it’s a fairly discreet toy that can be rolled up and stored in a bag or suitcase without tipping anyone off. it just looks like a wider belt with no metal to set off detectors.
take the plunge!
although the tantus plunge paddle is also made for more intermediate/advanced players, both of us
found this toy easier to use right out of the packaging and with more than one option for pleasure! the plunge is made of the same dreamy black silicone. the paddle itself is much thicker and heavier than the snap strap, so you can get a nice thuddy smack against the skin with good control, especially since it’s a smaller toy. your partner will be closer to you when they paddle you, which leaves them ready and able to stick the 6″ insertable handle-that-doubles-as-a-shaft right into your… well, wherever you’d like. there are many fun places to put the shaft, but keep in mind that it’s not particularly bendy. it’s pretty solid and i’d be careful when inserting it. this toy is far more obvious. 😏
that said, it’s reaaaaalllly amazing to be able to switch things up quickly. i enjoyed having it jammed into my mouth while being penetrated by my partner. it really spiced things up for me and i felt super subby as Daddy grabbed it out of my mouth and began spanking me with the paddle again. it’s also amazing when alternated with the strap. you get a sting, then another sting, then maybe a few thuds from the plunge, and another sting from the strap. there are just so many options here!
the only downside (and it’s not at all that dire…)
my only issue with the plunge paddle is the hole that’s drilled into the insertable handle. you have to make sure to clean out that part of the toy after every use because it could get really gunked up and gross. it would probably be better product design to eliminate the hole that presumably you’d use to hang it up. (this is a toy you’ll want to display due to its elegant minimalist design, but you don’t really have to hang it up, do you?) this is really the only qualm i have. the issue of maintenance is easily answered by popping your plunge into the dishwasher or boiling in a pot of water to sanitize. on the go, both of these silicone sweeties clean up well with my fave afterglow cleansing tissues, but you can even use bleach if necessary.
summing it up
overall, i’m very pleased with both plunge paddle and the snap strap, especially alternating them in the same session. be ready to put in a bit of time and effort learning the best way to play with them, but it’s totally worth it for such high-quality body safe implements from tantus.
**thanks to tantus for providing me with these two products to review in exchange for my honest review.