"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more nor less.", Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
A "hard spanking" could include a spanking delivered with a great deal of force, it could be a spanking that lasts a long time or it could be a very painful spanking.
To paraphrase Mr. Dumpty, when I use the phrase "hard spanking" I mean a spanking that hurts a lot. The reason for the spanking, the pleasure of pain or punishment does not matter. The objective is to make the spanking hurt as much as possible, without unacceptable welting or brusing (and certainly no breaking of the skin). Here, of course unacceptable is also a matter of personal definition.
One way to give a hard spanking would be to give "12 of the best" where cane strokes are given as hard as possible by the disciplinarian. This is not what I have in mind. Rather, the spanking should build-up and take more time than the above "12 of the best".
To my mind a hard spanking should consist of somewhere between between 80 and 160 storkes, mostly on the bare bottom. For spanking implements like brushes, where the strokes are given on one cheek at a time, "one stroke" means one stroke on each buttock.
I don't like the "grab your ankles" or "hands on your knees" as a position for the spankee. These positions can be uncomfortable and unstable positions (although I have to confess that a woman with her panties pulled down grabbing her ankles is a lovely sight from behind).
As far as I'm concerned, the only source of discomfort for a person getting a spanking should be the spanking. For canings, whippings or strappings, I prefer a position either bent over the end of a bed or couch or lying on the bed, with the hips pushed up by pillows. For spankings with the hand, a paddle or a brush, I prefer the over-the- knee position or, if there is too much of a mismatch between sizes of the spanker and the spankee, over pillows on the bed.
Although it is definitely a matter of taste, I like the person taking the spanking to take their punishment without any wiggling or clenching of the buttocks (and certainly without moving out of position). I like the spankee to stay still, bottom presented, even thought the spanking hurts exquisitely. Clenching or squirming results in extra strokes for each incident. The extras strokes are given either with a more painful implement or extra hard. For example, if the spankee is taking an over-the-knee paddling and clenches their buttocks, they might be told that they have earned five extras. If they are recalcitrant and wiggle again, another five extras are assigned. When the paddling is finished the disciplinarian announces that ten extra strokes have been earned. These are either given extra hard with the paddle or with a more painful implement (perhaps a cane or whip). So the number of strokes that the spankee is sentenced to does not include extra punishment strokes.
A hard spanking might consist of the following:
This spanking starts with a light paddling, which stings and reddens the bottom, but does not cause numbing. This allows the caning which follows to be fully appreciated. The effect of the caning is mainly on the surface and leaves the bottom sore and welted. The paddling that finishes the spanking is given on the sore, red welted bottom, making it hurt more. The pain of the spanking builds up steadily so that by the end we have a well punished boy or girl, but the spanking is not unbearable. The last twenty strokes with the brush or paddle are given very hard. If the spankee is not actually crying at this point they should at least be crying out with each stroke.
This spanking might start by the disciplinarian sending the spankee to their room to undress to their panties (here panties refers to both boy and girl underwear). After five minutes the disciplinarian goes to the bedroom where they find the spankee naked except for their panties. The disciplinarian gets the ruler paddle (perhaps a ruler paddle from the Hansen Paddle Company) and sits on the side of the bed. The disciplinarian takes the spankee over their lap and administers twenty strokes with the ruler paddle across the spankee's pantied bottom. The disciplinarian then orders the spankee to get up, pull their panties down and return to their lap. Twenty strokes are then given with the ruler paddle across the bare bottom.
The ruler paddle hurts and stings and perhaps the spankee clenches their buttocks twice while taking their bare bottom paddling with the ruler paddle. The disciplinarian informs the spankee that ten extra strokes have been earned. The disciplinarian grips the spankee tightly with their left arm and administers ten additional punishment strokes, very hard.
The spankee is then ordered to move the ottoman to the end of the bed, kneel on the ottoman and bend over the end of the bed for their caning. The spankee feels exposed, bottom presented, as they wait for the disciplinarian to get the rattan cane. The disciplinarian administers twenty strokes, hard across the spankee's bare buttocks. The disciplinarian caresses the spankee's bottom, feeling the cane welts, allowing the spankee to catch their breath. After a few minutes another twenty strokes with the rattan cane are administered, a bit harder this time. The spankees bottom is getting quite sore and is red and welted.
The disciplinarian gets the carbon fibre cane (like the one sold by The Fugal Domme, or perhaps a nylon cane). The disciplinarian caresses the spankees bottom and reminds them of how much the carbon fibre cane hurts and warns them of the consequences of not staying still during their punishment. Ten strokes with the the carbon fibre cane follow. The cane strokes hurt as much as the disciplinarian promised and the spankee cries out with each stroke. After a brief pause the disiplinarian administers another tens strokes. Each stroke feels like hot metal across the spankees buttocks. Our spankee is one of those fortunate people who are able to cry during a spanking and tears line their cheeks when the caning is finished.
The disciplinarian gets the bath brush (purchased from Vermont Country Store), which will be used to finish the spanking and sits down on the bed. The spankee takes their position across the disciplinarian's lap, sniffling softly, face wet with tears. We can see that the spankees bottom and upper thighs are crimson and lined with welts from the caning. The spankee's bottom is very sore and the spankee thinks about how much the paddling with the bath brush will hurt. As the spankee waits, naked over the disciplinarian's lap for their punishment, the disciplinarian tells the spankee that the disciplinarian is going to administer forty strokes on each buttock with the brush. The last twenty are going to be extra hard. Soon after hearing their punishment pronounced, the spankee feels the first stroke of the brush, hard on their right buttock, followed immediately by another stroke on the left cheek. The paddling is hard, the strokes given on alternate cheeks, fast, as an angry mother might paddle a naughty child with a brush. The spankee is sobbing as they are punished, each stroke bringing a cry. The disciplinarian gives the spankee a chance to catch their breath while caressing the spankees hot welted buttocks, waiting for the crying to stop.
"The last twenty are going to be extra hard and then it will all be over baby" the disciplinarian tells the spankee. The paddling begins again, the strokes given more slowly this time, very hard, the spankee held tight over the disciplinarians lap. The spankee is soon crying again, limp over the disciplinarian's lap, resigned to their punishment. The brush leaves bruises and the spankee will be sitting on a pillow for a day or two. To the spankee the pain of the paddling stretches time out and the spanking seems to go on a long time, the world filling with their own cries and the pain of brush. Finally, the disciplinarian has administered twenty strokes on each cheek with the brush and the spankees punishment is over. The disciplinarian holds the spankee until they have stopped crying, stroking their hair.
What happens now depends on the couple...
Last updated: September, 2004