A form of impact play in which a submissive is repeatedly struck by a paddle, usually on the ass but also the thighs, breasts, and genitals. Paddles can be made from leather, rubber, wood, metal, acrylic, etc. Paddling can range from tease-y and mild to very intense with an intent to leave large bruises. While receiving a paddling, a submissive can be standing, down on all fours, lying on their abdomen, or bent over the knee.