What is spanking?
Spanking is when another person is spanked, on the buttocks, for sexual arousal or gratification of either or both involved parties. It can range from very light and brief spanking too much more extensive spanking. The act of spanking can refer to hands or many instruments commonly associated with BDSM.
Spanking & Corporal Punishment in History
One of the earliest representations of spanking is found during the 15th century BC in the Etruscan Tomb. Spanking, paddling, or otherwise performing impactful punishments on the buttocks has been used as a punishment for hundreds of years. Human buttocks are some of the most fleshy and sensitive areas of the body which makes them ideal for pain play or punishment.
Erotic spanking depictions also make up a large portion of the Victorian period erotica. Several spanking representations circulated during the Victorian era. These materials include engraving, photographs, as well as literary works such as erotic novellas.
Spanking can be both a part of BDSM and a fetish. The desire for spanking often comes from childhood associations, a desire for pain or punishment. It is one of the most common acts associated with BDSM.
Dos and Don’ts
Spanking activities can range from an impulsive smack on the bare buttocks during sexual intercourse to the use of bare hands or any spanking implement during occasional sexual role-playing activities such as ageplay and domestic discipline.
Spanking is one of the most common kinks out there. Spanking is fun but it can also help in releasing endorphins that cause natural high to the spankee. But before getting started, one must keep these things in mind.
What Turns You On
In BDSM, spanking is a fun way to engage in. Anyone who wants to explore spanking should take a little time for self-reflection to think about the reason why spanking is appealing and the expectations during the experience. This simply means that what turns one person on when it comes to spanking could be different from another.
The Right Way of Spanking
It is important to ensure that the spankee is already turned on even before the spanking begins. Anyone who wants to engage in spanking should lightly and slowly work upon more intensity. It is always best to start off with foreplay so that the partner will be warmed up before the spanking begins.
Related Practices and Fetishes
Spanking may be done using a bare or a gloved hand with several implements such as paddles, whips, straps, belts, hairbrushes and feather dusters. Other implements that spanking enthusiasts utilize are canes, rulers, sneakers, catalogs, and even newspapers. Learning safe spanking zones is paramount for the person delivering the spankings.
Spank skirts or spanking skirts are designed with an additional opening in the back for butt exposure. A spanking skirt, considered fetish wear and female attire, is normally tight-fitting and made of fetishistic materials such as leather and latex. The male attire equivalent of spanking skirts is motorcycle chaps.