Corporal Discipline

The idea of corporal punishment has been a part of human society even from ancient times and represents an unequal balance between punisher and the punished.  It has been used for both discipline as well as full on punishment to the point of mutilation.  In the context of spanking in the bedroom it also has a wide variety of levels of teasing as well as pain.  In this post I will try to touch on different types of spanking and flogging, as well as indicate the level of pain/pleasure/hardcore (PPH) rating on a scale of 5.

Hand Spanking – PPH 1-2

The nice thing about hand spanking is you don’t need to buy anything to experiment with spanking.  The act of spanking can be very erotic and enjoyable as long as the one doing the spanking is attuned with what their partner is comfortable with.  With spanking you can alter the level of force and know easily how strong you are punishing your partner.  Generally, spanking relates to application of a slapping motion to the posterior of the receiver.  If your partner is open to it other areas of spanking might include the sexual organs or other parts of the body in relation to the torso or legs.


Feather/Tickler – PPH 1-2

The use of a light device like a feather can be very sensual especially in connection witho a blindfold.  Sometimes a light touch can be the most powerful to the sense of the skin.  A feather is an easy thing to come by but you can get more complex and find other soft objects to probe and tease your lover with.


Paddle – PPH 1-3

The paddle is a good upgrade beyond simple spanking.  A paddle can be made of wood, leather, or other material shaped into a broad spanking implement.  The advantage of a paddle is that it provides for the punisher and punished to feel they are upping their game without crossing a threshold of BDSM that most people are not ether aware of or comfortable with.  Again with a paddle it is more about level of force used and frequency.  A paddle in the context of history was used as a discipline device and less about corporal punishment.



Riding Crop, Caning, or Switch – PPH 2 to 5

A riding crop is used to make a horse or other beast of burden move faster giving a lightning fast and sharp pain to the animal.  A switch is a light or thin reed, stick, or rod that is thin and used in punishment (even in some countries today).  Because of the very small area in relation to the level of force used a crop can bring very intense and localized pain, its not meant for a beginner.  If used properly it can provide a very intense and focused experience.

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Whips, Floggers and Cat-o’-Ninetails – PPH 1 to 5

When you using a whip, flogger or cat-o’-ninetails it’s really about what it is made out of.  These implements can be made of soft leather, hard leather, or even metal.  Again it is about what you feel comfortable with and what seems right for you and your partner.  Very much pain can be created to the point of non-pleasure from these items so it is important to get a good feel for the whip or 9tails before even trying to use one on your sexual partner.


I hope that this brief examination of different flogging/spanking items helps you determine what is best for you and your lover.  As always, I always encourage moderation until a level of comfort and trust can be established and always remember – whether it safe word or the word ‘no’….. Be attuned to and respect your partners’ limits.