It’s Cocktober, people! Autumn is my number one season, and I love Halloween just a teensy bit more than I love Christmas. I adore carving and eating pumpkins, watching movies about vampires, zombies, and psychos, and reading books about witches, spooks, spectres and haunts. Oh, and I mustn’t forget to mention that I love black bats and black cats! They’re literally my spirit animals and I love them all year around, but especially at Halloween.
So, kicking off a month of spooky themed toy reviews and eerie erotica, is a review of the Bad Kitty Black Cat Paddle that was sent to me by the wonderful people at Orion. The second I saw this paddle on their site, I knew I was destined to be whacked with it, so was delighted when they said I could review it.
When it first arrived, I had to give the boobed up packaging the obligatory UGH! I cannot stand to see naked people splattered all over sex toy packaging. I appreciate how ridiculous that sounds coming from someone who writes about sex and sex toys on a daily basis, but just because I’ve made sex my ‘business’ it doesn’t mean I want nudity forced into my face every day. Just cos I want sex toys doesn’t mean I should have to have an unsolicited tit (or dick) pic every time one comes through the door.
This is the part where I’d usually rant on about body image issues and the fact that nudity on sex toy packaging is unnecessarily gendered and totally dated, but I’m sure you’ve heard me say it before, so I’ll shut my yap and move on.
Once the booby box is ripped up and chucked in the wheelie bin, you’re left with the Bad Kitty Black Cat Paddle, and I’m declaring right now that (in my opinion) it’s the cutest little spanker in the world.
Made from polyurethane and split leather, the flexible Black Cat Paddle measures 15 inches from the tip of its cute pointed ears to the rounded end of the handle with a width of 3.75 inches from cheek to cheek. There’s a wrist loop down there too, though it’s more of a hand loop for the Fella.
The shape is enough to make this the cutest thing ever, but the detailing makes it special. The entire piece is edged with bright red stitching which stands out boldly against the black body of the paddle. Wrapped around the handle is a sexy, deep red piece of velour that’s studded with 10 silver metal eyelets, each of them threaded with a black lace in a corseted fashion, and the whole piece is given life by a pair of spooky ruby red, plastic gem eyes.
Every single cell in me that loves Halloween squees when I see this paddle in the Fella’s hand, but just like puppies aren’t just for Christmas, paddles aren’t just for Halloween. The big question is, is the Black Kitty Black Cat Paddle good enough for yearlong use, or is it best kept as a kooky Halloween novelty?
The answer to that question is, it’s a fab paddle to use any time of the day, any time of the year!
It’s a pretty lightweight paddle, so doesn’t offer an intense sensation by any means, but it’s a great option to start an impact session with. Because of its lightness, it’s great for smaller areas, or areas that are more sensitive to being hit, and I particularly love having my nipples slapped with it.
During a butt spanking, the Fella needs to hit me really hard to get any kind of reaction from me, but my upper thighs and calves react to a much lighter touch. He doesn’t just use it as a flat paddle either. The pointy ears feel really good when scratched over reddened skin, as does the corset-style lacing, and there’s quite a sting to be had when he flips the paddle around and whips me with the big knot in the wrist strap.
I really can’t imagine a prettier impact mark than a cute kitty head with pointed ears, I just wish the eyes showed up too. I also wish those marks lingered a little longer, but the paddle isn’t heavy enough for that, and it isn’t heavy enough to leave any feeling of having been spanked for any more than an hour after play.
There’s a massive likelihood that, in half a year’s time, I’ll have a cat shaped paddle with no ruby red eyes, cos the plastic gems are glued on and I can see them vanishing before too long. But I’ll still love my Black Cat Paddle to death regardless. If you’d like one of your own, you can buy one for a super reasonable €24.95 (£22) here. In fact, it’s on sale right now (at time of publishing) with 25% off, so be quick if you want one in time for Halloween!
The Bad Kitty Black Cat Paddle was sent to me by Orion in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. No affiliate links have been used in this post.