Do you love your butt? Butts get a lot of criticism – fitness magazines promising routines to slim it down and make it firmer, undergarments to squeeze it into shape, common complaints that one’s butt is too big or too flat or too something. And no one ever takes the phrase “look like a butt” as a compliment. And yet when it comes to the spanking world, what is more important than the poor ol’ derrière.
What made me think about this was a conversation I had the other day with a friend. I had mentioned that while I’m incredibly pleased to be able to engage in a little more activity like a walk around the block now, I’m still frustrated that I can’t participate in all the activities and outdoor adventures I once did and that my surgical scars, though faded, still make me self conscious at times. She said the best part of the body is not what it looks like or even what it is physically capable of achieving but how it allows us to experience the world through the senses.
This sounded like a “deep” and rather unusual concept to me. When someone tastes really great food, do they think “wow, that’s an awesome slice of cake” or do they think ” wow, my tongue is awesome for being able to taste that cake”. I’m guessing it’s the former. But with spanking, physical sensation is a big part of the experience. Spanking is about the emotional headspace of the scene AND the array of sensations on the bottom. The sharp stings, deep thuds, the burn that steadily builds. There’s the tingling of the over excited nerves, the feel of a cool, smooth paddle on heated skin, and the momentary comfort of a warm hand resting on your bottom before it’s used to deliver the next smack.
Have you ever paused to appreciate your butt for allowing you to experience spankings in this way? I didn’t before. I had been more concerned with how much discipline it can endure, taking pride in being a tough bottom. I don’t feel the same now. Now I find the most pleasure in the interaction when I click with a partner, the occasional bit of humor in a scene, and the range of sensations during play aside from abject, limit reaching pain. And for that, I must say thank you to both my mind and my butt.