Basically, there's the stingy and there's the thuddy. Some like stingy. Some like thuddy. Some hate both (but if you hate both, I'm not sure why you're here.)
I dislike thuddy very much, but need it sometimes for stress relief. If I have my preference, I'd just take stingy, but really, to be honest, okay the only thing I ever really want is the belt. Yes, please. No, not a severe spanking with the belt, but there really is just nothing that feels like leather. Nothing. I'm hoping some day maybe we can expand our leather collection, but for now I'll be content with his belt. I love his belt. I love that it's on him and it's his and that it was the first thing he ever spanked me with "for real," all on his own, taking me in hand. I love the clink of it and the way he wraps it in his hand and puts me over his lap, not for a punishment of course, but for other trips over his knee... But, I digress.
So you've got your run-of-the mill belts that can go from moderate to severe with a mere swing of the arm. It's all in the swing. The harder you swing, the bigger the sting.
Although I have no experience with a strap or tawse, I hear the strap is very similar to the belt, but a tawse kicks it up a notch. You can also get leather paddles, which I hear can be quite nice...or hell on earth, depending on who you ask and what the mood of the spanking is.
And then there is the hand, which also falls under the "stingy" category. The hand is perhaps the most widely used tool to administer a spanking. Depending on how hard, and how long, a hand spanking can sometimes really get the job done. It can also be very sexy...if you want some tips on sexy spanking, here's my post on Good Girl Spanking.
And then you've got your thuddy stuff...and wooden implements.
My opinion? They all suck, big time. Spoons will sting and cause more bruising than other implements. Paddles can range from moderate to severe, depending on how hard they're swung, how big they are, and what they're made of. We have a lightweight stingy one that hasn't seen my bottom in ages. Good riddance.
Hairbrushes are from hell, period. Wooden rulers...ouch! Bamboo bathbrushes and back scratchers...shudder.
Burn them. Burn them all!
Then you have your silent implements. The rule of thumb about silent implements...the quieter they are, the more they sting, and the commonly accepted belief is that the quieter the implement, the louder the Sub. These evil little things would include things like tilt wands, switches,the loopy johnny, and canes. They are widely accepted as the most severe of the lot of tools an Hoh can use to spank his little Tih. I've gotten a swat with a switch once. A. Swat. That stung for hours. Yikes! Although, we are going camping, and Jason told me "there will be switches aplenty" so....I will keep you posted. I've gotten the loopy johnny and that thing stings like a mother. These are considered severe implements because it's easy to overdo -- there is little impact but a high level of pain.
If you really feel the need to expand, mosey on over to Caneiac or Leatherhorn.
But now I'd like to get to the real deal. I've mentioned other implements that are pretty common. Do your homework. Play safe. Remember SSC: safe, sane, consensual.
And now...now I'm going to tell you what no one else will tell you.
Are you ready?
Drum roll, please.
If you really, really want to be serious about all this, these are the implements I'd recommend. Be warned, though. These are hardcore, only to be used by those who are very, very serious about spanking.
First, a good wet noodle.
You may have heard reference made to a spanking with a wet noodle. Be careful with this implement, spankers. It can leave marks that will last for days, but really, if your Tih has done something extremely naughty -- like, say, poked you in the belly and called you the Pillsbury Doughboy (who, me??) -- it very well may be necessary to take her over your lap for a good spanking with a wet noodle. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.
Another rather severe implement is a silk scarf. These can be found in just about any closet or drawer. Silk scarves are handy because they're so quiet. And they look so tame! But let me tell you, a good spanking with one of those babies will leave you thinking twice about mixing stripes and plaids again. Really.
And finally, I will close this post with a reference to a little-known implement you hard-core spankers may find quite handy. This is no laughing matter, people. Given the environmental hazard of styrofoam, my sources tell me it very well may be going the way of the dinosaur, so if you favor the styrofoam paddle, stock up while you can. This is a particularly useful implement, because it is so quiet and lightweight, but let me tell you, this little baby feels like nothing else. Use caution, though, as they break easily.
And there you have it. The implements you can choose from are many and varied! The selection is enormous -- a tool for every budget, every need, and every bottom.
Happy spanking, dear readers.