What’s your favorite toy?
Tooth and claw, lips and hands. Other things are lovely, obviously, but if I’m inflicting pain I want to be as close to the reactions as I can. I want to feel the impact in my own hands and see every twitch and flinch and widening of pupils.
I don’t have all that many toys though, so I can run through them quickly. The weighted motorcycle gloves (ahem, sap gloves) are new, and great fun. F=MA, so the extra weight from the lead shot is helping some with the I-dont-hit-hard-enough issue. The knuckles are padded, which I’m not sure how to feel about. It’s nice for knuckle protection, but also absorbs some of the impact. The pain is definitely duller when they’re used on me, which leads simultaneously to feeling like I can take more and like I’m cheating.
I adore my boxing wraps. They aren’t really necessary, but putting them on is a very calming little ritual that (as an added bonus) gives a bottom an extra couple of minutes to build anticipation. Also they look really cool, and could likely be used for arm binding in a pinch.
Those are the ones I tend to wield. We also have (in order of frequency of use) a bamboo switch, a long walnut paddle, a 2-foot length of PVC pipe that does double-duty as an impact tool and spreader bar, about 100 feet of rope, and a very heavy cane.