Spanking has been portrayed in the media as a way for consenting adults to get off, create intimacy, and dominate one another. Do you wish to try erotic spanking? Here is everything you need to know about this pleasurable sexual activity, including why and how people practice it Spanking is common in power-play interactions and can also be employed in roleplay situations. Being pulled over your lover’s lap, having your skirt slipped up, panties taken down, and feeling their hand smacking your bum may be fun. If you identify as a submissive, you may enjoy being spanked erotically, but you may prefer to wield authority if you’re dominant. Spanking has a lot to it, and this article guides you on what it is, why people are inclined to it and how they do it. What Is Erotic Spanking? Erotic spanking involves spanking or receiving spanks for erotic and sexual pleasures. The duration and harshness of the activity can vary, and one or more spanking instruments may be used. Although erotic spanking is mostly associated with BDSM, it is not specific to the activity. The term “spankee” is often used in the erotic spanking community to describe the person being spanked. Spankings are normally reserved for the buttocks but can also be applied to the upper thighs and other fatty areas. Spanking can occur once, severally, or multiple times during sexual interaction. It can be done pre-sex or during intercourse. Why Do People Practice Erotic Spanking? If you’ve never had a spanking before, you should know the several spanking levels, ranging from a mild slap to hardcore sessions. Spanking is great as long as it’s voluntary, and if you’re on the more painful end of the scale, it is best to discuss it with your sexual partner. An adrenaline rush might occur due to the sensation and heightening mood. Moreover, the increased blood flow to the skin’s surface caused by a playful spank makes all of the skin’s nerve receptors more sensitive, heightening the experience of the spank. Sadomasochistic sexual spanking is more than just the brain translating physical pain into a rush of pleasurable dopamine spanking. There’s also the release of power on a psychological level. The crucial component is not the pain or bondage itself but rather the awareness that one person has complete control over the other, determining what they will feel, smell, touch, taste, and hear. By surrendering their authority, a submissive releases stress and gains a sense of tranquility. Giving someone complete power over you shifts your concerns to them. How Did People Practice Erotic Spanking? Nothing beats the experience of skin-to-skin contact. It’s something you’ll want to put on your bucket list. To make the session even more pleasurable, incorporate the following tools. Paddles A paddle is a flat, typically rectangular, object on the end of a handle. Wood and leather are some materials used to make the paddle. Common paddles include padded paddles, paddles with ridged edges, and paddles with slots. Floggers Floggers are the ideal tool to add to your collection if you’re ready to take things to the next level. These are sex toys with a dozen flexible leather strips attached at the end. When the flogger is used, the strips contact the skin, and the severity can range from a tickle to a powerful sting. The basic floggers only have plain straps, while others have notches at the ends. Whips A whip is a handle with only a single strip at the end. The strip is the whip, and it leads to intense sensations depending on where it lands. Whips have the advantage of spanking your partner even if you aren’t exactly behind them because the strap is lengthy, providing versatility. The Bottom Line If you’re unsure where to begin when spicing up your sexual interactions, start with the basics, and erotic spanking is one such basic. Erotic spanking, whether done barehanded, with a whip, or as part of a BDSM introduction, can be a varied method to enter into “kinkier” sex practices. It can open up a world of sexual possibilities for you, whether you want to be the giver or the receiver. If you are ready to rub your partner’s bottom red or have the same done to yours, or you wish to experience (or provide) electrical pleasure shocks, the tips above will provide you with the needed sensations.