Sunday, October 18, 2009

Recap: MBS Sunday Brunch for Oct 18

Our topic this week was sources for spanking implements. Here are your ideas.

RPT (Fred Bloggs): The Home Depot and Wal-Mart kitchen department are better than sex shops to the totally perverted looking for pervertibles. Online, I use eBay. Yay for kinky folk selling implements. Search for Kinky, Spanking or Fetish.

The London Fetish fair is wonderful to browse around.

R Humphries: There are some great purveyors of specialist wares on the net. Adam and Gillian, Canes4Pain and The London Tanners are all superb. For caniacs, I'd highly recommend the Deluxe Cane from Adam and Gillian. It comes with a handy protective carrying case and a storage scabbard.

However, some of the great finds are happened upon unexpectedly, We have a 99 cent flat-faced wooden spatula that My Beloved Jojo calls the 'skin-sucker.' We found it in Wal-Mart. Maybe best of all, There's a wooden spoon I came across while exploring the Northern Andes in Peru. It's made from perished wood and is ideal for close-in OTK operations. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll find great spanking instruments in the most unlikely of venues!

Katia: Most of my implements have been gifts from girlfriends, which I always love to reciprocate.

The few I have purchased have come from Cane-iac. I am in the process of having John from Leather Thorn Paddles make me a custom one as a gift for my hubby.

I have to wonder how many people have ended up with those cooking implements that Luke tested on my tush in the department stores. :)

Charlie: I find that the best place is my wood working shop. I love finding some exotic wood and making a lovely paddle – with or without holes. I then put on some extra finish to give it that perfect ouch!

Spanky: I vote for home improvement places like Lowe's or Home Depot. They are a good source for 5-gallon paint stirrers, which make amazing spanking implements. They are given away free if you ask. Be sure to give them a good sanding before you use them though. We've been using the same one for several years, and I really like it. There are lots of other pervertables at such stores, too.

Hermione: I like checking out the kitchen supply websites for spoons and spatulas. Willams-Sonoma and Ashton Green stock great kitchenware pervertibles of high quality. They are heavy enough to make an impact and durable so they won't break. Pottery Barn is a good source for bath brushes.

For riding crops, whips and bats, try a local tack shop, or order from Horse Tack Co.

My favourite places to browse are thrift shops and flea markets. If they sell clothing, there are always plenty of thick, supple leather belts and slippers, and who knows what else you might find?

Anon VII: I remember, back in the '70s, there were a lot of bumper stickers throughout the South and Southwest that read, "When in doubt, whup it out" (it's a bad pun under the circumstances, I know!). Well, I've "whupped out" several implements for us, since we've not been satisfied with much we've found. One exception was the fantastic paddle she found at a local place called simply “The Toy Store.” She also found our favorite spanking attire for her there, plus a pair of absolutely ridiculous, but useful, platform shoes at a flea market.

Online has been a flop. Ergo, I've made most of our implements. Our favorite is a long paddle that's thin and hard,. It's wider at the business end than at the swinging end to give it added momentum and has a couple of small metal strips epoxied to the end on the outer side to add to the impact. ,I added a thick coat of varathane on the impact side to make it almost like Lexan, but without the weight. Both the sound and the effect are similar to leather, but with added force and bite. Another favorite is a thick leather paddle that I fashioned from a piece of an industrial machine belt scavenged from an old factory that was being torn down.

Jean Marie: I'm the Queen of Pervertibles!

I got a large-headed rubber spatula at a Tupperware party, and then had to sit and wait for everyone to leave my house before my lover could try it out on me. It's one of my favorites!

I inherited a razor strap from my Grandpa's estate, but it was stiff and cracked. So imagine my glee when I found a better quality one at a yard sale! And from Grandma, I got a rattan carpet-beater that is lethal.

My boyfriend will go shopping with me, just so we can rummage around together. For example, he'll veer off from me in a shoe store to buy a pair of Keds tennis shoes. The pebbly soles really smart, almost as much as a flat rubber soled pair of bedroom slippers he bought to paddle me. In the Beauty Supply store, he'll try out every flat wooden hairbrush against the palm of his hand until I'm so turned-on that I have to leave. In the hardware store, there are slender wooden dowls (homemade canes), lengths of rubber hose, even just an extension cord can be applied with excellent results.

Handsdown: Thank you all so much for posting responses to my question. I've also found my most beloved wooden spoon in the kitchen department at Wal-Mart. I'm also looking at a bread board with a handle. It would be so cool if some of you who make your implements could also post a picture. If you have your own blogs or somewhere to post it. I love home-fashioned implements and the stories behind them (pun intended). LOL I've not been too satisfied with what I've found online so far, but I will check out some of the sites y'all have listed. Again, thanks everyone.

Todd and Suzy: The best place is probably online from a professional company or person that has a good reputation. We especially like those that are actually spankos themselves. The folks at Cane-iac, The London Tanners and our friend Amber race to mind. I would avoid adult bookstore type places. While they usually do have spanking paddles and the like, they're usually low quality and overpriced. Adam and Eve is pretty bad too. It seems easy to find problems when you drift away from the spanko-specific market. We like to keep our money in the community anyway.

As for pervertibles, there are so-so many places. It really depends on what you're looking for. Department stores that sell kitchen implements, errr, items are pretty good. We like antique stores too. But simple places like Wal-Mart and dollar stores are pretty good too. They're everywhere! You just have to look.

Ms. Betty: Your local thrift store is one of the best places for pervertables. Look for shoe horns, spatulas, cutting boards, back scratchers, and odd little wooden knick knacks. The list is endless. I even managed to pick up a functional whip at the one where I work. Oh, and I also found a handy 100 feet of marine rope, but that's another story.

A few months ago, I posted on my blog some pictures of things I've found at my store. It's only the tip of the iceberg. At least once a week, I bring home something useful for warming bottoms. My latest finds were a nice thick hardwood ruler and a hand carved salad fork and spoon set from Ghana.

A few years ago, I even found a nice thick oak paddle with holes at a Salvation Army. You have to do some digging, but any second-hand store is likely to be a pervertable gold mine.

As for new, at least one strap from The London Tanners is a must.

Missy: Online specialty shops tend to be too pricey for me. My favourite implement is a lovely reddish brown Italian calfskin belt I got at the St. George rummage sale (in Gramercy Park) for $3. It's beautiful to wear as a belt as well (a purely secondary concern, LOL). Ironically, the sweet-faced woman who rang it up exclaimed,"What a beautiful belt! This is such a good buy." And later added,"Enjoy your belt." If only she knew!

I wonder if rummage sales in affluent neighborhoods in Kentucky ever sell riding crops?

Anon: The Loveless Cafe has a guitar shaped cutting board that is PERFECT for spanking! This is a must-have item. My girlfriend loves getting spanked with this.

Our Bottoms Burn: Our favorite toys come from our workshop. I cut and shape and Becall sands and varnishes them. It's fun to find out how a piece of wood will feel when made into a paddle.

Betina: In my country, there are not many spanking stores (at least not near where I live). Therefore, I tend to make implements myself or look at the local recycle store. Here you can get great wide leather belts for about two dollars and they can be made into straps and leather paddles.

I made a few wooden paddles and I love hairbrushes too. I also love the flat summer sandals like espadrilles. They are 5-10 dollars and have a sole made of weaved hemp with a rubber finish underneath. There is a good weight and sting in those. They are similar to the feel of a hand, but more ouch effect.

When I go shopping in general, I can't help but notice an object that could maybe have an alternative use.

Mary: The London Tanners have wonderful leather items. The quality is amazing and the feel is divine.

S.N.M.: I have never gone shopping for toys (I've never gotten a chance to play with toys either, unfortunately). However, having tested out a number of pervertables on myself, I think I can confidently say that any store that sells basic kitchenware can satisfy your spanko needs. For cutting boards, spoons, spatulas, etc., Wal-Mart is just fine.

Ronnie: I like kitchen shops (for wooden spoons and spatulas), stationery shops (for wooden and plastic rulers), and DIY stores.

We've bought riding crops and schooling whips from Croft Equestrian.

I recommend Cane-iac and John from Leather Thorn Paddles. His leather paddles are really lovely and both give excellent service.

eBay is another good place.

Radha: The local hardware store is a favorite of ours. We're always there anyway and it's always fun to find a pervertable, or think of various ways to DIY an implement.

Dr. Ken: I don't know about pervertibles, but the best place I've found for implements is The London Tanners. My favorites (so far) are the Ruler Strap and the Boudoir Strap.

Bonnie: My husband, Randy, sees many common objects as potential bottom-warmers. With that sort of ingenuity afoot, I don't have to look very hard.

I think everyone's suggestions are excellent, so there isn't that much left to add. If you want a real fraternity/sorority paddle, try a university bookstore. A few tourist traps in the rural US still sell those cute novelty paddles. They're typically not especially effective, but they are fun as spanko collector's items.

You can find heavy hairbrushes, both wooden and plastic, at a beauty supply store. Then there's eBay, the world's garage sale, for those really unusual pervetibles.

Thanks to everyone who added their experience and expertise to our discussion. I hope you'll join us again next weekend.


Muffin said...

Oh so sorry I missed brunch this week! Darn, and my dear friend Handsdown contributed the question. Must remember to spank her for not telling me! I couldn't begin to add to the lovely list of pervertables that were posted, but will add that my hubby used the leather from a worn out jacket to make a wonderful flogger that I just love. So watch your second hand shops/charity shops for old leather jackets, too, if you're interested in being creative.


Anonymous said...

To answer Missy, I live in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and my friends with horses find the pursuit expensive enough in this economy that they use riding crops until they practically fall apart. I've bough more than one size at a local tack shop, and even though they are utilized often and hard across my cast-iron bottom, crops are hard to wear out!
Jean Marie

Victoria said...

Worst recient discovery?

The plastic dustbrush from a simple 'mr. clean' dust brush and pan set, circa wallgreens @ $5.99.

Not only has a fabulous domestic connotation. ( " Let me help you remember to clean up your mess! ) but HURTS. Enough to make ME cry, if used properly. ( And I have been known to take an hour long spanking without a single tear.)

Note* there's a lot of thud, and this could ceate deep impact bruising, so be careful. Even moderate force makes this sting incredibly. I felt like I had never gotten a spanking before in my life for a second there, LOL.

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