I don't remember on which day, but my new toys arrived!! It's been such a hellacious week that I haven't had the mental stability to write about them, so they've sat here, tauntingly, on my computer desk.
Firstly, I'd like to say what a pleasure it was to order from Cane-iac. Their website, www.cane-iac.com, was easy to maneuver and made placing the order painless. As I mentioned in the last post, my order was in the mail before noon the next day (how remarkable--and rare--is that???)! They packaged their products discretely and safely--I live in New York City, where the local post offices' mottoes include, "What's in that???", "Let's hide this!", and "It may not be breakable, but we're damn sure gonna try!!" On top of that, Cane-iac's products are both interesting and of good quality (at least so far).
The strap I ordered is beautiful. Strappings are not my favorite type of spankings, but I can't wait to use this!!! The sound it makes is delicious--not fake sounding; it doesn't take the place of the melody of leather meeting flesh at a rapid pace, but does enhance that stinging lullaby. The flaps are flexible and thick, and the handle fits perfectly in my hand.
The red rubber paddle was surprising. I was expecting a solid paddle, either of firm rubber, or covered in rubber, as is a ping-pong paddle. Instead, it is a very flexible paddle made entirely of coarse rubber. The flat side is grainy, and the opposite face has significant raised squares, and is even more coarse, being composed of larger rubber granules. The most surprising thing about the paddle, though, is that it is probably my most painful paddle yet! It's heavy and adamantly firm, even in its floppy flexibility. It is definitely a tool to be used in a punishment spanking, rather than for fun.
All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with both process & products. I highly recommend patronizing Cane-iac, and will be doing so again in the near future!