I'm rating this a solid 3 stars. It's a solid paddle that reminds me more of a foam product than I expected, but it definitely carries a decent sting when wielded by the right person. My male partner in crime finds it enjoyable from time to time, but I believe my quote was, "OUCH!" when it touched my behind-region. One-two was more than I could handle. So for some customers, this may be right up their alley, but if your tuckus is a bit of a pansy like mine-- you might want to pass.
Very good little toy with an interesting and different sensation compared to other more typical paddle materials such as wood or acrylic.
Tantus paddles are all amazing. Solid feel, good whacking power. Bruises fade quickly.