My hubby and I really enjoy our spanking sessions, and this is such a fun little addition! The red layer behind the leather cutout is just paper, and fell out rather quickly, but that doesn't affect the toy at all. The leather is a better quality than I thought it would be, and the size is smaller, about the size of a "slipper" paddle.
I've never had the impression of the word "OUCH" on my butt, but it definitely leaves a mark! This delivers a pretty good sting, but nothing crazy. I can totally handle a few minutes of this without putting up much of a fight.
This is a really good option for anyone whose new to spanking, or as an alternative to using your hand for more advanced spankos. This doesn't "hurt" but after a good warm up it sure gets me jumping!