Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ten to Two

Last week Ron decided to give me a really memorable spanking. His chosen implement - the black leather paddle - was one he seldom uses, although it hangs from the bedpost as a constant reminder. He finds it a little hard to control because it is quite supple; he prefers implements that are more rigid, with just a little flexibility. So why did he decide on Black Beauty? Who knows?

What I do know is, once I was in position, bent over the end of the bed, the first few swats were agony. I squirmed and kicked as I struggled to stay in position while trying to avoid the worst of the impact. If I had to rate that pain on a scale of one to ten, it would have been ten, or pretty close to it.

I exhaled loudly when Ron stopped for a brief intermission and some gentle rubbing. But all too soon, the break was over, and I clenched my teeth and squeezed my eyes shut as the evil black strap connected with my bare bottom. each stroke was still very sharp, although the worst of it had passed. Even after a few more sets, with pauses in between, the severity was only slightly lessened, and I echoed each loud swat with an equally loud vocal response.

Then it all changed. The strokes were still as hard as before, and as loud as before, but I stopped minding them. They hurt, but in a good way. I stayed silent and drank them in.

I would like to say I stopped thinking about them and drifted away, but there was that tiny objective part of my mind that was asking, "Is this subspace?" Probably not, but I could tell that I was relaxed and still, breathing deeply and calmly. Pain? What pain? A two, at most.

Ron stopped. His work was done, and he had done it well. And he swore that he hadn't decreased the intensity whatsoever near the end.

So tell me, readers, have you experienced this sort of reversal of the amount of pain a spanking causes you? (No, I'm not going to ask you if this is "normal" :-) Do you go from a lot of pain to only a little? Or does a spanking hurt more and more as it progresses?

I'm curious.

From Hermione's Heart


Sara said...

Hi Hermione, yes I have experienced the same thing. I figure some of it is the body physically adjusting, maybe endorphins kicking in? I am pretty sure though that some of it is a mental switch that somehow gets flipped. I am really not sure how it works, but I do know that where I am in my head, such as upset because it is a punishment (I know you don't do those) or instead trying to relax for stress relief spanking will make the very same spanking feel different. I also know there is a little switch in perception that I can sometimes make and sometimes not. I believe I have experienced subspace, and this is different. Rather than that detached subspace feeling. I am simply absorb and not fight, take the spanking in a calmer way...and the pain becomes a flow not a struggle. I am not sure if that makes any sense at all, but it's the best I can do to explain it.

Anonymous said...

You have described my favorite kind of spanking where it hurts "in a good way" When the spanking starts I am not having any fun at all but once I reach that point, I want the spanking to continue forever. "Drinking it in".

Measha said...

Yes, this has happened with me...not too often but it has. Mostly if it's a long spanking. I agree that it's a mental switch that gets flipped, the more accepting I am of the spanking the sooner i get to this place. The longer the spanking the higher the odds that this will happen with me.

Maybe I am as stubborn as TJ says and it takes me a while to get the acceptance place. Although, he's spanking for a different reason than Ron is, so I wonder if it would take me as long if it weren't a punishment.

Bonnie said...

Hi Hermione,

Yes, absolutely! That's a destination worth visiting. I think it's probably some sort of defense mechanism, but it's a happy place for me.


Indy said...

I love that place, too. Even though it's hard to capture, I'm always a little sad when I can't play hard enough to get there. There's nothing quite like a lovely endorphin high!


It still hurts but the pain takes on a different dimension and becomes desirable and your mind starts wondering into amazing places.

That's sub space and the longer that you play the deeper you will go. As a, pretty much, non sex player, it is the aim point for me.


ronnie said...

Yes Hermione but not all the time.

Hard to actually explain. You reach that certain point, the spanking is different, you stop the struggling, your calmer. Yes, probably like Sara says,a mental switch that gets flipped.


Hermione said...

Sara - It's hard to tell how much is mental and how much is physical, but i understand what you're saying.

Burl - Drinking it in is a good way to describe it.

Measha - Who knows? I am accepting from the start, but it still hurts a lot to begin with.

Bonnie - I never thought of it as a defense mechanism before, but it works for me. And it's a very happy place!

Indy - I'd love to get a higher one.

Prefectdt - Yes, it sounds like I was at the beginning of it, then.

Ronnie - I'm glad I'm "normal" then!


Daisychain said...

Hello, Hermione,
Yes, I have had those, spankings that sting and burn so much I am in agony. Then, all of a sudden, I am raising my bottom slightly to meet the pain, its awesome. Personally, I put it down to acceptance...I stop fighting the pain and travel with it, and it creates all kinds of shivery feelings within....xxxxxx

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Some describe it as sub-space, floating, not really mindful of the percussion. It's an endorphin high. It does not have to occur after a painful set. It's duration and your mindset. Being at ease. You can not always get there, but remember the way and try.

This comes only from observation and explanations of a few women who graced my lap. Sadly no personal experience.

turiya said...

Sounds exactly like subspace to me! :) And yes, I've experienced it before... several times in fact.



Hermione said...

Daisy - Yes, that's it exactly.

Bogie - That's useful information. Thanks for helping me make sense of this sun-space thing.

turiya - Hooray! I have arrived! Thanks for confirming what I had hoped.


Anonymous said...

Wow! This is the most explicit writing you have ever done, that I can remember. Thanks for sharing.
In agreement with others, this must be subspace, but is a place I have never visited. With luck, Cindy might take me there someday.

Hermione said...

Red - I hope Cindy does someday.

Check out the link in my sidebar to The Impact Zone. That is a collection of all my spanking posts. I think you'll find I have mentioned it once or twice!