Until recently, I didn’t have a lot of impact play experience. Sure, I’ve loved having my ass smacked for years, but that is a far cry from the real deal. Let’s just say that I have developed a serious love of being spanked! When Tantus asked me what I wanted to review, how could I not choose another of their amazing paddles? It delivered big time! Not for the faint of heart, the Wham Bam delivers a serious smack.
The Wham Bam is a 100% ultra-premium silicone paddle made by Tantus. Don’t let the material fool you with it’s buttery softness. Silicone paddles deliver strong blows. It is hypoallergenic, non-toxic, phthalate free, and odorless. With black as the only color choice, it makes a bold impression at first glance.
The packaging for the Wham Bam is a thin plastic sleeve that is sealed on both ends. A piece of clear plastic twine holding two rectangular tags is tied through the small hole in the handle. This hole can be used for suspending your paddle for storage. The top tag is thick flexible plastic with the Tantus logo and the bottom tag gives a little information about Tantus’ line of paddles. The plastic opens with very little effort and the twine holding the tags breaks easily.
The Wham Bam is a smooth, flat, rectangular shaped paddle with quite a bit of flexibility. This paddle measures 15″ end to end. The impact portion, known as the blade or face, measures 2″ in width, a little shy of 10″ in length, and 1/4″ thick. The handle features a rounded bottom and narrows slightly next to the impact blade for an easy grip. It isn’t quite as ergonomic of a handle as the Plunge Paddle, but it still works well. Flowing with the design of the paddle, the handle is also flat, though thicker than the rest of the toy.
The combination of the weight, length, and flex of the Wham Bam makes it better suited for an experienced hand in my opinion. A novice could use it, but will need to be studious, starting slowly and gradually increasing force . Striking with the last third of the blade seems to be a sweet spot to start with. This paddle is extremely flexible. It takes no effort at all to fold it completely in half. This means that extra finesse is required to maintain control of where you strike and how much force is behind it. A slight miscalculation causes the edge to impact first and leaves bruises.
Effective control comes from the wrist when using the Wham Bam. This is important to be aware of and is less forgiving than a paddle such as the Plunge Paddle, where control can come from the elbow and still be okay.
I am completely smitten with this paddle! I have experienced it’s blows at the hands of The Professor on multiple occasions now and can’t seem to get enough. It rings out with a loud smack on impact, similar to the crack of a leather belt. If you need to keep your play quiet, then I would definitely reserve this toy for another time. I wouldn’t call the sensation created a sting… it is definitely more of a bite and can leave some beautiful marks. For those of you who don’t like to be marked, don’t worry. Using less force can still be quite pleasurable without leaving telltale marks.
Cleaning and care of the Wham Bam is simple and straightforward. Wash it with antibacterial soap and water, toy cleaner, or wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution. You can even boil it, as long as you can find a pot large enough to fit it without touching the sides. You can even throw it in the top shelf of the dishwasher, foregoing the soap of course.
Score: 10 out of 10