I recently received an email stating that while OTK is nice, most real spankings are done with the spankee standing up. This surprised me a little as personally, when I envision a spanking I tend to think of the naughty bottom being over the knee. Beyond even what is shown on spanking websites, OTK tends to be what I see most often used in real life spanking play, real discipline, and in mainstream media, but that could very well just be my experience.
I’m all for a little variety – bent over the desk, lying flat on the bed, or even hands up on the wall in arrest position, but OTK is the classic position to me. It presents the target area nicely while allowing the spankee to kick and react (as we tend to do when our bottoms are being set ablaze) without being able to get away easily. A stand up spanking works if it’s a quick warning swat or the spankee is very compliant in standing still, but if there is a struggle this could lead to an impromptu do-se-do when the spanker and spankee are both average sized adults. Actually, that do-se-do can be part of the fun but a misplaced swat due to the struggle isn’t nearly as enjoyable.
Certain implements generally require a spankee be in a position other than OTK. The cane, school paddle, and the strap are a few that come to mind. But I tend to put these sorts of punishments into their own categories. If you tell me I’m getting a spanking and then pull out the cane? Zoinks! Not at all what I’d be expecting. Of course as with the do-se-do, that element of surprise can be all part of the fun. (Note: I think this is a personal record for repeat usage of a square dancing term in a totally non-square dance related post.)
So in your experience, is OTK as classic and commonly used as I have found or are spankings with the recipient standing up actually the norm?