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Corporal Punishment - Can I Cope?
Within the many areas of my profession that I enjoy, corporal punishment is a practice that always brings a smile to my face. To generalize the benefits, corporal punishment can be intense, ritualistic, cathartic, even relaxing! The does not mean that you have to feel your life and limbs are in danger because of the image that ‘corporal punishment’ may portray!
Corporal punishment can range from a simple over the knee spanking to a full-blown judicial and includes an array of implements and methods of execution, and individual levels of tolerance.
Below are some pointers, which may help you, and perhaps clear your mind of a few queries:
You do not have to be beaten black and blue! Even a red bottom from a mild spanking can be a form of corporal punishment.
How hard I strike depends on what you can take - I'm sure that it is a great fantasy to be strapped down and beaten hard, but fantasy and reality are totally different and I cannot say 'how hard' until I can assess what you can take in real life. And I can't assess what you can take until I have hit you in some manner or form for real. (Unless you have a lot of experience and can describe exactly how your body reacts to treatments/ implements)
How much someone will mark depends on skin type, colour, thickness etc - very experienced 'CP'ers' actually get a hard, calloused area on their bottoms which is the skin's defense mechanism - they still get marks though and often when this hard skin is broken they bleed too. The duration of marking again depends on the above skin type factors. 'Cold caning' without any warm-up will always result in marks.
You can indulge in corporal punishment without being marked
Likewise it is easier to take harder and prolonged beatings after a warm-up of spanking, paddles, straps and so on before moving onto canes - this also generally results in less obvious 'stripes' from the caning.
Speaking of canes...they are a science in themselves! To say that you wish to receive 36 strokes of 'the cane' or that you have received x amount of strokes in the past doesn't mean that much unless the type of cane is identified. It isn't overly complicated (I did say I liked straightforwardness after all!) but 36 strokes of a heavy dragon cane are going to feel very different from the same from a whippier rattan cane. Basically canes are made of different grasses - 'kooboo' and 'rattan' are generally less severe than ‘dragon’, which is much denser. There are different thicknesses for the different types of canes, which obviously then also have an effect. Interestingly many people find that they prefer (if that's the right word!) stingy/whippy over thuddy/heavy or vice versa.
In summary, everyone is different, every session is different, and yes, you can partake in a corporal punishment session, whoever you are and whatever your needs!
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