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Spanking is the act of slapping the buttocks with a flattened instrument of another person for the sexual arousal or gratification of either or both parties. Erotic spankings are commonly combined with other forms of sexual foreplay. The most common type of erotic spanking is administered on the bare buttocks, but can also be combined with bondage, in order to heighten sexual arousal and feelings of helplessness.

Those primarily interested in giving or receiving erotic spankings are sometimes known as spankophiles or spankos. Spanking is sometimes viewed as vanilla kink when practiced in isolation of other [[BDSM techniques]. Because of it's introductory level of skill and widespread approachability and appeal, spanking parties are common at dungeons.

Positions for spanking

Positions for spanking include:

  • over the knees (OTK) or across the lap
  • lying face down on a bed or spanking bench
  • hands on knees
  • diaper position (genital exposure to enhance humiliation)
  • bent over a wooden horse or birching block
  • bent under the arm of the spanker
  • bent over touching toes

Common Spanking Implements

Spanking may involve the use of a hand or the use of a variety of flat sided impact implements

  • Bare, gloved or ringed hand
  • wood paddle or hairbrush
  • Cane, Switch, or Crop

Additionally spanking can be done with floggers, whips and a wide variety of pervertables. Always be sure to be clear when negotiating a spanking what implements are considered appropriate.

Specialty fetish attire such as spanking skirts and assless motorcycle chaps are sometimes worn to provide easier access to a bare buttocks without rearranging an outfit.

Best Practices Spanking Technique

Some spanking techniques are more deeper rooted in psychology but this is not always the case. Activities range from a spontaneous smack on bare buttocks during a sexual activity, to occasional sexual roleplay, such as ageplay, to domestic discipline and can involve a wide variety of roles and demeanors that the participants find pleasing.

Besides the psychological aspects that spanking provides involving head space it can also be a form of impact play designed to offer physical sensations.

Be sure to avoid striking bones and strike primarily at the largest and meatiest portions of the buttocks and know all standard safety concerns with impact play. Utilize a warm up for more intense spanking sessions. Some partners will enjoy different types of spankings, pain levels, psychology and other effects with spanking. Ask your partner before hand and talk with them about how they most enjoy spanking as part of your negotiations.