Tawses (pronounced taws) were used as corporal punishment in public schools in Scotland until 1987. The impact of the standard leather tawse can be very intense; even more so in Tantus Silicone. Tawse It Overboard features four tongues, each 3/8 thick, 8.5 inches in length. The density is intense. Because it s Tantus Silicone, it transmits energy very effectively and takes very little in terms of strike force. The handle (1.5 inches by 6 inches) is very effective for blunt impact play and as a potential heavily textured dildo for internal use. And, because the Tawse It Overboard is made from Tantus Silicone you can thoroughly cleanse the toy. With a little care, Tawse It Overboard will last a lifetime.