It's About More Than Just A Stinging BacksideI never start with having them fetch the paddle.
ALL spanking start bare bottom over my lap by hand. When I think they need more stinging I will have them get up and fetch the small paddle at that point. Then it is back over my lap or bent over the side of the bed for the paddle.
I think there is so much more to giving a good spanking than just a stinging backside. Anything to make the punishment worse without having to swat more is a positive from my viewpoint.
Fetching the implement definately makes the spanking psychologically worse.