Wow! This week's topic produced the highest number of responses ever seen in here for a spanko brunch. So many of you have very clear opinions on canes.
Dan: Hi Hermione. We have tried canes several times, and we are either doing
something wrong, or aren't using the right cane. It just doesn't seem
to hurt as much as other implements, and since we use spankings for
disciplinary purposes, a certain level of intensity is important. My
wife also feels can is harder to control. It's too bad, because there
certainly is something iconic about the cane as a disciplinary
abby: Master has 3...one that I gave Him. I have a love/hate relationship
with them. I prefer not to know ahead of time that a cane will be His
implement of choice...but He just can't resist telling me. On a well
warmed bottom, it is a love relationship...as the first implement
used...not so much. If I am going to be away a caning often sends me
off, since the stripes tend to last longer than other spankings.
kdpierre: A long time ago I read a very detailed how-to on the proper delivery of a
cane-stroke. The writer seemed very knowledgeable and the technique
made a lot of sense in terms of how the implement can be so devastating.
Since then I have NEVER seen ANYONE employ this technique and anything
online shows people using the cane no differently than just "hitting
someone with a stick".
Personally, I have not been formally
"caned" but we do have a "switch" made by A&G that is called a
"White Lightnin'" and it is absolutely cane-like and nasty. It leaves
the double-track welts a cane does, but is MUCH easier to wield.
Jan: Hi Hermione, we do have a couple, I am not particularly fond of them, I reckon they can be very nasty. :(
missy: I love the cane. We have two that Sir uses - one that we bought and one
that he made from himself. He uses them often with a tapping motion and
builds up slowly. He has some firmer whacks in there too but I find that
the steady rhythm of his cane just seems to send me off. I find it
therapeutic too as it just slowly undoes me and I feel myself drifting
off somewhere else. I think because he warms my skin first, I am able to
take more and more as the endorphines are released so it is something
that I really enjoy. He combines the hard hits with the gentler ones and
that seems to work for me.
Hislordship: Hello Hermione. We introduced the use of the cane into our D/s
relationship some time ago. It has allowed us to explore greater depths
of our dynamic through pain and relaxation. My sub has a high pain
threshold, however, even light tapping can induce a sense of calm after a
stressful day. For me, it give me an extension to my hand that allows
me another aspect of control over her. The use of the cane is not
about beating the life out of the sub, it's more of a connection and
communication tool. Does she get struck hard? Yes of course, however,
she needs to know I'm aware of her limits, her desires and that I'm in
Wilma: We had two, but the rattan one broke. That leaves the *lovely* lexan. I
am not a fan! I suppose it is fine if it has been used later on in a
spanking. However, Barney only uses the cane for punishments, and with a
mission in mind. I will add that palms and soles are NOT an area I
enjoy experiencing the 'burn' either!
I must suggest to Barney this new idea of using it lightly and the 'tapping' business!
Yorkie: Oh Hermione! Canes! Canes! They fascinate me so. I have a Cane-iac 18"
ever ready and my wife wields it to perfection. I have expressed to her
how I would like a full length version for her to use on me. Perhaps when money is not so tight...
Roz: I too have a love/hate relationship with the cane depending on how it is
used. I can find it too intense, but when used more lightly, different
Simon: I love the cane, I love the sibilant sound it makes when in use and the
biting thwack when it hits bare flesh. The pain of a properly
administered cane stroke is unlike that of any other implement, intense
and biting and it leaves lovely marks on the bottom. That said it has
to be used properly, to many people just swing away using too much force
and this causes their aim to be out which can be extremely painful as
the cane can strike thighs, bones and sometimes even more sensitive
areas.My Mistress is expert in its use and we nearly always finish a
punishment session with the cane leaving me with a very sore and welted
Leigh: I was gifted with a cane by a friend, who received it from another friend who
is a great lover of this particular instrument. It has been tried, in a
fun way, and I have to admit it is not awful. I'm not sure I would be
enamored of it should it ever be used for discipline and the good news
is, it's not a worry, but for now it hangs in the closet gathering dust
along with other weapons of 'arse' destruction.
Loki Darksong: I love Canes! I enjoy using them as well as having them used on me.
There are several of various sizes within my collection. Three of them
are Dragons. And I have my eyes set on two types to purchase from
Cane-Iac in the near future.
Bonnie: My relationship with the cane continues to evolve. In my youth, I read
about canings for punishment, but never gave it much thought because
they weren't part of our culture here in the US.
At the dawn of
the internet, I visited spanking-oriented Usenet groups where I
discovered pictures of people being spanked. Among them were sets from
Eastern Europe where unfortunate young women were savagely beaten bloody
with canes. I wanted no part of that! For years, canes were a hard
limit for me.
As time progressed, I softened my views somewhat as
I met sensible women who seemed very much like me and who clearly
benefited from their canings. Eventually, we purchased a short, thin,
flexible cane that Randy applies with a rapid, flicking kind of motion.
It seems mild at first, but progressively builds into a very effective
Finally, last year, I agreed to submit to the real
article. Yes, we bought a long rattan punishment cane. Curiosity got
the best of me, along with a passion for sensual exploration. Having
felt its bite several times now, I can attest that the punishment cane's
reputation is well earned. It's painful, especially on my bare skin.
Had I been a British schoolgirl back in the day, I would have been a
However, when I'm in the right frame of mind, a
hard caning is just what I need. Randy sometimes likes to lay down
stripes over fresh paddle burns. He combines sensations like an OTK
paddle spanking with a bent over caning and corner time, presumably to
maximize the intensity of the experience for me. When he finishes, I
feel small and humble and submissive. The next morning, I still feel
sore, but no longer stressed or overwhelmed.
I enjoy rubbing my
fingers over the raised welts that the big cane produces. It's kind of a
tactile reinforcement. I think, "Wow, I really got it good." And good
it was. I have developed a healthy respect for the cane, but I fear it
Minelle: Hi, We've never tried a cane, not sure I want to experiment. However I never say never...at least to this type of thing! lol
Michael M: I had my first experience with the cane at primary school, on the hand
and then on the bottom. Then there were more serious encounters at
senior school and at home. I have had the cane many times in my FLR
marriage. I enjoy the anticipation waiting for a caning and then the
caning proper and I particularly savour the aftermath when you can look
at the marks and be satisfied that you took your punishment as well as
could be expected. I would love to go to a Mistress for a serious caning
but that is unlikely to happen so I will just enjoy what my wife dishes
out. Zip, zip.
Ronnie: I love the cane (that wasn't always the case) We have 5 canes. P cut one
down for OTK and when he uses it in a tapping motion it can send me
over the edge.
I have a healthy respect for the cane but has to
be used properly and Simon's right, when it's administered correctly, a
cane stroke is unlike that of any other implement.
KB: I used to be terrified of the cane. I had no personal experience with
it, but for some reason I was terrified. Then she started threatening me
with it in jest. I knew I had the final say. I had a friend tell me
just to make sure I trusted the person and that they knew what they were
going. Finally I told her I was willingly to try it but to just not
tell me before because I was afraid I would back out and say no. Turns
out the night she decided to try it she left it in her car and had to go
get it. She didn't tell me what she was getting, just that she was
getting someyhing. I of course knew right away what she was getting and
had to really fight myself to not say no. But I held in there and
averted it. It was really not so bad. I think that night she just caned
me over my panties and then she didn't use it again for months. Then a
couple of months ago she made up a game and one if the implements was a
cane. She told me I could choose an alternative implement if I wanted
but I decided to be brave. It wasn't so bad. I wouldn't say I love it yet
but I was oddly disappointed when did forgot it the last time we played.
So I guess it's growing on me.
Sir Wendel: Don’t have actual canes. We did try long sticks from trees once when we
were hiking. We had sore bottoms for the rest of the day and the marks
lasted a few days. It was ok but not something I would want often.
Hermione: We have a short Senior cane from Cane-iac meant for otk use, and as kdpierre said, it feels like being hit with a wooden dowel. Quite thuddy and rather painful, but probably nothing like a real rattan school cane. It isn't my implement of choice, as I much prefer leather.
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