Monday, July 04, 2011

Recap: MBS Sunday Brunch for July 3

Our topic of the week was unlikely sources for spanking implements. Here are your discoveries.

Hermione: Second-hand stores and thrift shops are always good sources for spanking implements. I have found hairbrushes, well-worn belts, and a variety of wooden implements, all at rock-bottom prices. Ron's favourite paddle came from a thrift shop. It looks like it was handmade, and it is inscribed with a date. It's very effective and only cost a dollar.

Ronnie: I agree with Hermione. Second-hand shops are an excellent source. I found a delightful wooden implement in one for 50p.

eBay also is worth a look. I bought a lovely leather tawse for P's birthday for a silly price. I liked it so much that much I bought a smaller one, again from eBay.

Emily Winters: Our favorite source is the dairy near our farm. Have you any idea what a butter paddle can do to blister a bottom? We have two perfectly worn ones. They are so strong and have never broken, chipped or cracked, unlike paddles actually made for the purpose.

Rubber oxygen tubing has its purposes as well, especially when there is a need for silence, at least from the actual spanking. It can produce some rather loud sounds from the mouth though!

Bobbie Jo: When I was in Hawaii, actually on Maui, I got a Maori war club. I bought it not because it looked like a good spanking toy, but because it was a war club. I wasn't into spanking at the time and it was my mom who said it looked like a paddle. I hadn't even thought of that because of the intricate carving. I can say it would make a great paddle though.

How about a shortened canoe paddle?

Shirley: I found a long wooden shoe horn in a hotel room, which was smooth, shiny and lovely looking, as well as providing a nice sting.

Lea: I've heard of people using a length of rubber from Auto Zone, though that sure wouldn't be coming near my rear.

Make Mine Red: These are some interesting ideas! Thanks, Bonnie, for using my suggestion.

I'm always looking with an open mind. The biggest surprise I found was our very first paddle. I bought a plastic paddle ball set for fifty cents at a local craft store and cut off the ball and elastic. That was two years ago. It hasn't broken, and boy, oh boy, does it sting!

I also ordered the brush you posted on here from Amazon. It's a real bottom burner too. :)

Our most recent purchase didn't come from any surprising place, it was actually from cane-iac. We got the Wicked Sister and it will make you dance a bit!

I've seen small, decorative canoe paddles in hunting/sporting type stores and thought about trying one. I never thought about e-Bay and definitely never thought of Auto Zone. I'll be interested to read all of the comments. I love new ideas!

Anon #1: The Loveless Cafe in Nashville TN sells a guitar shaped cutting board that is perfect!

Daisy: The plastic coated wire used for hanging net curtains is positively vicious! It stings dreadfully, even when used very lightly, and is silent in use (although recipient won't be!). It's available from curtain shops and hardware stores. Davey bought a solid wooden salad server set (thick wooden spoon and fork) which can be used to frighten the hell out of most sane people! It certainly scares me! It doesn't need to be used hard to cause deep muscle bruising (that doesn't even SHOW, grrr!) and an ache that lasts for days. He got it from a supermarket, I think it was Walmart or Target.

A few years ago, I bought Davey a tool as a stocking filler gift, from Marks and Spencers (maybe they should be called S&M, instead of M&S?). It was in a section marked any three gifts for £10. It was called a gripper. When he opened it, there was a removable rubber strip about 18 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide, with a notch on each end that fitted into a plastic handle...I assume it was so the strip could be placed around whatever needed gripping... OW! Thanks so much, M&S!

Anon #2: I found a great flat-backed hairbrush at Sally's Beauty Supply for only $3.99. I was shopping for something else last week, and I couldn't help but notice a pretty oval brush with a bit of a curved back. I wonder whether the brush would be terrible like a wooden spoon because of the curvature.

I guess there's only one way to find out.

Michelle Carlyle: I have a special attachment to toys, sexual and otherwise, mainly otherwise. I have been playing with paddle-ball sets for years. These are the ones with the rubber ball attached to the paddle by a rubber band. I've collected all sorts and they make WICKED paddles.

I picked up a paddle-ball set with a paddle made of thick, neon painted wood with a wide surface. We only played with that once. Wow! It was unforgiving to say the least. But we have a large foam-covered wooden paddle in the shape of a shark that came from a larger paddle ball set, one in which the ball is not attached. I like that paddle. It gives enough of a sting and he can really wallop me with it. Very fun. So for me, my toy bargain hunting nets me some extra fun!

Prefectdt: I like to go to my local Omni/DIY shop and buy all the bits to make my own toys. I think that my wet Chamois leather flogger is my favourite, as you cannot buy them complete anywhere.

Ms. Betty: Add my vote for thrift stores. I work in one. You would not believe the things we get in there (an actual sportsheet flogger for one!).

There are also antique marks. I have a lovely rice paddle with a distinctively female figure carved into the handle.

Many dollar stores sell this plastic tubing about the diameter of spaghetti that can be woven into all sorts of interesting flogger tails.

Just this afternoon, I found a wonderful tiger striped hairbrush at a Ross store downtown.

For those with other kinks, a veterinary supply/feed store can turn up some interesting things...

Pervertibles are everywhere. The key is approach it the way Alistair Moody would: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!" Just keep your kinky-tinted glasses on and you'd be surprised at how the world becomes full of interesting ideas.

PS - when my bunny moved into a new house he found two wire hangers bent into hand shapes that the previous tenant had left behind...We've had quite a bit of fun with those. ;)

Rich Person: In passing through the Pacific Northwest, we went into a few of the wood shops there where they sold all different kinds of items made from myrtle wood. I found very nice cheese boards the exact size of a paddle and bought two. The comment from the proprietor was something like, "When we get parents in here that pick those up their children get very quiet." I bet! I didn't mention to him what I had in mind for them, but it had nothing to do with children!

There's also the trusty woods. Or, in the case of the city, the occasional tree. There is a very good stand of birch trees just down the street from me, untouched. They hang over the sidewalk and are in great need of pruning.

Second-hand stores are, as mentioned, a good source. But really, how many belts can you buy at Goodwill before they begin to suspect?

Six of the Best: A dowel stick can be purchased at any hardware store, if a substitute cane is needed.

Eric: Once a scrap piece of wood (1-1/4" wide x 1/4" thick red oak trim) caught my eye . It's thin enough to resonate a little on impact and serves as a VERY effective pain stick.

Bonnie: I live with the Prince of Pervertibles. The question is not what he will try to use as a spanking implement, but which objects he will reject. I can tell you from experience that bungees leave nasty marks, a wooden pepper mill works surprising well until it breaks, and one side of a picture frame is nothing to laugh at.

Any trip to a kitchen or hardware store with Randy always has the possibility of turning into a public spanking. It's all I can do to convince him to bring his discoveries home before performing the obligatory testing.

Kiwigirliegirl: I think I need to do some secondhand thrift store shopping at the weekend, or visit eBay if the weather is bad. We need some new implements.

Ms. Betty: Oh my... Using a regular dowel in place of an actual rattan cane is *cough* a bit ill advised.

While I'm sure many have used them successfully, it is risky. They do not have the flexibility of an actual cane and as such can break and/or do more damage than intended. Yes, good old fashioned switches are also made from "regular" wood, but they are still green and springy.

Dowels, especially hardware dowels are made to not spring, warp, bend, or give. And some of them are treated with chemicals that are not good for you if the skin breaks.

I am not saying don't use them, but I would advise weighing the decision to do so carefully, especially with actual canes, or as I said, switches, so easy to come by!

Thanks, everyone, for joining us for brunch!

3 comments :

kiwigirliegirl said...

I think i need to do some secondhand thrift store shopping at the weekend - or visit ebay if the weather is bad. We need some new implements.

Ms. Betty said...

Oh my...

Using a regular dowel in place of an actual rattan cane is *cough* a bit ill advised.

While I'm sure many have used them successfully, it is risky. They do not have the flexibility of an actual cane and as such can break and/or do more damage than intended.

Yes, good old fashioned switches are also made from "regular" wood but they are still green and springy.

Dowels, especially hardware dowels are made to not spring, warp, bend, or give.

And some of them are treated with chemicals that are not good for you if the skin breaks.

I am not saying don't use them, but I would advise weighing the decision to do so carefully, especially with actual canes, or as I said, switches, so easy to come by!

1001spankingfantasies said...

Ooh, I definitely need to visit those second hand shops. Very interesting post. :)

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