Sex toys can be super expensive. The thing I like about your run of the mill wooden spatula is that it's cheap, yet effective. Because it's a spatula, it is easy to control and fits in the palm nicely. The wide thin bill makes for a nice snap and sting. The spatula is really good for beginners and vets alike. It's not as brutal as a belt, a hairbrush, or cane, so it is quite fun to play with and keep the mood a bit light. Also, the household-ness of it make the spatula discreet and fun for role play. Leave it on the table so you can grab it quickly for an out-of-bedroom romp.