Back in the day, spanking might have been something your mom did to you when you were in trouble—aka when you refused to come home after playing outside with the neighbs or started throwing around cuss words because you thought you were cool. Those times were Did we get your attention yet? Morgan recommends using visuals to get your point across. Are you open to it? Before you get started, come up with a safe word with your partner so the two of you know when to stop the action, Morgan strongly advises.
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Spanking is a common form of corporal punishment involving the act of striking the buttocks of another person to cause physical pain, generally with an open hand. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching , paddling , belting , caning , whipping , and birching , involve the use of a striking object held with the hand. Parents may spank a child in response to undesired behavior. In North America , the word "spanking" has often been used as a synonym for an official paddling in school,  and sometimes even as a euphemism for the formal corporal punishment of adults in an institution. In British English , most dictionaries define "spanking" as being given only with the open hand. In American English , dictionaries define spanking as being administered with either the open hand or an implement such as a paddle.
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