Pervertible (frequently misspelt "pervertable") is a term originally coined by David Stein to describe ordinary non-sexual objects, especially everyday household items, that can be used in a sexual context such as spanking and various BDSM practices (see also perversion).
Pervertibles are common, factory-made products for the home, garden, or recreation that have been adapted for "perverted" use by disciplinarians and corporal punishment fetishists alike. A true pervertible is a ready-made object that requires no alterations for its dual use, such as giving a spanking with the sole of a shoe or rolled-up newspaper.
Pervertibles and spanking
Spanking in the mainstream has a long history of pervertibles. Parents and teachers have been using pervertible implements for administering discipline since the introduction of the hairbrush, leather belt, ruler, yardstick, carpet beater, walking stick, and blackboard pointer. Sometimes these repurposed items are preferred over dedicated implements such as canes and switches to avoid imparting negative "in sight, in mind" images on the spankee.
Pervertible household items include the long-handled feather duster and bath brush, fly swatter, back scratcher, cleaning brush (sometimes called the dust brush) and metal/plastic dust pan, whisk broom, fireplace shovel (see McLintock!), wood and wire coathangers, laundry beaters, basting brushes and other long-handled barbecue tools.
The wooden Party Paddle (marketed under the PartyPaddle brand name), originally made for serving drinks in bars, has recently become a commercial product. It is nearly identical to a fraternity/sorority spanking paddle except it has six indentations for holding shot glasses or mini mugs. After each round of drinks is consumed, the paddle becomes available for playful disciplinary use. Amateur party footage can be seen on YouTube. Some bars and restaurants also feature regular paddlings with this serving implement. Video from one of these establishments, the Hofbrau House in Las Vegas, can be seen on YouTube.
In the kitchen some have found alternative uses for cooking spatulas (wood, rubber, and plastic), rubber or silicone dough scrapers, wood butter paddles, large wooden spoons, metal serving spoons, cutting boards, oversized wooden salad forks and spoons, small pots and pans, pot-scrubbing brushes, and the wire whisk. Chop sticks, bamboo skewers and stir-fry sticks held together with rubberbands can also be used as a tongue, nipple or breast clamp.
Garage and basement pervertibles include the painting stir-stick, long-handled shop brush, dowel rod, plastic ice scraper, cement trowel, wide putty knife, plastic tubing, rubber fan belt, paint brushes, bungee cords, wire brush (both sides), short lengths of scrap wood or plexiglass, electrical wire or extension cord, sawhorse (for bending over), step-ladder (for bondage use) and a car floor mat with spikes for disciplinary kneeling or sitting.
Yard implements: bamboo plant stakes (thick ones for caning, a handful of thinner sticks for birching), cotton clothesline, clothes-pins, wood tomato stakes, garden trowel, and a short length of surplus garden hose.
Recreational products: bamboo fishing pole, ping-pong paddle, paddleball, Battledore, Jokari, Pickleball and racquet ball paddles, plastic whiffle ball bat, mini cricket bat, jump rope, a child's plastic or metal beach shovel, vaulting horse, and canoe, kayak or other boat paddles. (At Anime conventions, a short canoe paddle has been converted into a Yaoi paddle for ritual spankings.)
Equestrian gear such as rubber bit-gags, saddles, blinders, grooming brushes, riding crops and horse whips are also easily converted for use on humans for both punishment BDSM sessions and consensual pony play.
Film and television
- Mommie Dearest (1981), docudrama starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford is mainly known for its notorious scene of an unhinged Crawford beating her children with a wire clothes hanger.
- Full Metal Jacket (1987), military drama shows Marines using a beating implement made with a bar of soap inside a sock. The 1967 sexploitation film Cool it, Baby also has soap wrapped in cloth used to spank a captive girl forced into prostitution.
- My Name Is Earl (4:6: "Little Bad Voodoo Brother", 2008), an episode of this NBC comedy series shows pervertible tennis items. A character with a tennis fetish is seen wrapped in a net with his wrists bound and a tennis ball in his mouth. A man and a woman dressed in tennis whites take turns whacking him with their racquets.
- iZombie (“Return of the Dead Guy”, 3:10, June 2017), CW network supernatural comedy-drama; Payton (Aly Michalka) spanks Liv (Rose McIver) with a standard plastic fly swatter to unblock repressed memories.
Amateur Spankings titles featuring a fly swatter include: Carl Spanks Ava (photos), Bad Girl Emily, Emily in Pajamas, The Flyswatter, New Year Spanking, Paige Spanks Sammy, and Lacy Gets The Fly Swatter (photos).
The same company also repurposes a wooden clothes hanger in: Amie Gets The Wooden Hanger, Rachelle's Hanger Spanking, Blistered Blonde, and Emily In The Closet.
Also from Firm Hand, a ping-pong paddle comes into play in Au Pair, House Sitter, Naval Discipline, Private School, and Sorority Sisters.
- Amber's Bath Brush (Amateur Spankings)
- Amy Gets A Sound Carpetbeating Outside For Playing Her Music Too Loud (Real Life Spankings), photos
- Ariel Gets the Fakanál (wooden spoon) (Spanking House Productions)
- Au Pair Trouble (Firm Hand Spanking), Amelia Jane Rutherford, wood spatula
- Backscratcher Technique (Spanking 101)
- Bad School Marks (Girls Boarding School), wicker rugbeater, photos, video
- Bailey Hides A Failed Test (Spanking Bailey), Bailey gets the spatula
- Bailey's Spatula Spanking (Spanking Bailey), photos
- Bat & Ball (Spanked Cutie), girl spanked by beach paddle.
- Bathbrush for a Brat (Triple A Spanking, 2018)
- The Bathbrush for Stevie (Momma Spankings), bath brush
- Brandi is Spanked For Her Sassy Mouth (Spanking Teen Brandi), Brandi, flip-flop sandal, photos
- The Carpet Beater (Girls Boarding School), photos
- Christy's Carpet Beater Fantasy (Uncle Bob's Woodshed), Christy Cutie
- Coal Shovel Chastisement (Spanking 101)
- College Girl Discipline (Firm Hand Spanking, 2012), beach paddle, photos
- CP Research Project (Firm Hand Spanking), Belinda Lawson, yardstick, photos
- Custom: Whup (Girl Spanks Girl), Chelsea Pfeiffer spanks Clare Fonda with ping-pong paddle
- Danielle's Carpet Beater Spanking (Girls Spanked Hard, 2018)
- Elizabeth's Ping-Pong Paddling (Sound Punishment)
- End of Term (Firm Hand Spanking, 2012), rubber cooking spatula
- Episode #101: Who Has the Map? (Spanked Sorority Girls), bamboo back scratcher
- Episode #135: Aaliyah Spanks Rose (My Spanking Roommate), yardstick
- Episode #137: Madison's Revenge on Aaliyah Love (My Spanking Roommate), large clipboard
- Episode #149: Mr. Ford Spanks Kay and Rose (My Spanking Roommate), pool cue
- Episode #156: Kay Spanked In Ludella's Office (My Spanking Roommate), both sides of large wood hand-mirror
- Flat Spatula Technique (Spanking 101)
- Gretchen Gets The Yardstick, Missy Spanked With A Yardstick, Sunday Gets The Yardstick and Lacy Gets The Yardstick (Amateur Spankings)
- The Horrible Wait (Disciplinary Arts), spatula
- Hot Buns Bakery (Pacific Force), oversized wood cooking spatula used on two female employees.
- Kaye Falls off the Wagon and Camille Gets Paddled (Amateur Spankings) use a Jokari paddle, photos
- Kaye Gets Paddled (Amateur Spankings), ping-pong paddle, photos
- Kelly's Ping-Pong Paddling (Sound Punishment), Kelly Wilson
- Kitchen Bottom Burning (Momma Spankings), large wood kitchen spoon
- Kitchen Curiosity (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose spanked with a wooden spoon and spatula
- Lazy Little Elves (Sarah Gregory Spanking); Santa beats female elves with oversized plastic candy cane (photo gallery)
- Lux Spanked With A Wooden Spoon, Natalie Spanked With A Wooden Spoon and Lacy Spanked With A Wooden Spoon (Amateur Spankings)
- Lux Spanked With A Big Paddle (Amateur Spankings), Pro Kadima paddle-ball paddle, photos
- Mike's 50's Diner, Episode 3: St Catherine's Girl, part 2 (Spanked In Uniform, 2012), Danielle Hunt spanked with spatula
- Mommy's Hairbrush for Harley (Momma Spankings)
- Natalie Spanked In The Kitchen, Shayla Gets The Spatula (Amateur Spankings), wood spatula with holes.
- Natalie Gets the Big Paddle, Skylar And Alex (Amateur Spankings), pickleball paddle
- Painful Duel IV (ElitePain, Mood Pictures), whippings with loop of telephone wire.
- Paint Stick and Belt (Amateur Spankings), painting stir-stick
- Pickleball Paddling (Northern Spanking, 2017), Alex Reynolds
- Pilot and Stewardess Spankings (Spanking Veronica Works), plastic spatula, photos
- Ping Pong (Spanked At Home), ping-pong paddle
- Point of View Series: Laundry Slacker (Disciplinary Arts), wood clothes hanger
- The Plastic Rod, Kelly's Bruised Bottom (Amateur Spankings) use a plastic rod from a hardware store.
- Reading, Writing, and Rulers (Sarah Gregory Spanking), student and teacher get yardstick spankings from headmaster.
- Rich Brat (Firm Hand Spanking, 2013), ping-pong paddle for Sasha Harding
- A Roast for Thanksgiving, Cut A Switch & Reckless Driving (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment), wooden spoon and spatula (photos).
- Safe House (Firm Hand Spanking), Amelia Jane Rutherford, wood spoon, photos
- Samurai Sword Spanking (Sound Punishment), Samantha Redman
- Shayla Gets The Extension Cord, Garage Whipping, Leaving Work Early, and Emily's Extension Cord (Amateur Spankings), all have extension cord whippings.
- Skipping Rope (Russian-Spanking/Mood Pictures), plastic jump rope whipping.
- The Slipper (Spanking Online/Bare Cheek Production), slippering, photos
- Slippered for Smoking (Sound Punishment)
- Sorority Sisters (Firm Hand Spanking), rubber spatula, bath brush, ping-pong paddle, photos
- Spanked For Masturbating (Lovely Fetish Productions), wood clothes hanger, clip on SpankingTube
- Spanked Way Past Her Limits (Pacific Force), Jokari paddle and heavy paddle ball racquet
- Spanking Lesson for Violett (Rebel Girl), a heavy frying pan, a leather boot, and a ceramic plate is used. (video)
- Sting of the Carpetbeater (Girls Boarding School)
- Whipped Schoolgirls (Russian-Spanking/Mood Pictures), plastic jump rope whip
- Wooden Spoon For Sister (Sarah Gregory Spanking), Angel Lee
- You Stole My Man - New Girls (Girl Spanks Girl), F/F, large wood cutting board
Painting easel as bondage frame Biederer Studio (c. 1930s).
Violin bow punishment, Ostra Studio (c. 1930s).
Bondage vice or press Ostra Studio (c. 1930s).
Maid spanked with a cooking pot Biederer Studio (c. 1930s).
Plastic clipboard paddling (from "Final Exam" film). See video clip.
A beach paddleball racket from "Final Exam" video.
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