Spanking is a common and conventional form of physical punishment. Usually spanking is defined as a beating on the buttocks. Whipping/Spanking is also a popular and generally found technique in BDSM scenes. However, there are many who enjoy it as well as many who find it abhorrent. So, before you decide anything, talk it out with your partner.
The most commonly used instruments for Spanking is the palm of the hand or paddles. Riding crops and cat-o-nine-tails, usually made of very soft leather, are also for whipping. Also, there is the bullwhip, which is used more often as an accessory than as an instrument for whipping. However, a whip is difficult to manage and in the hands of someone who has no experience, it can seriously injure a person. So, if you don’t want to rush your partner to the hospital, then it’s best not to use a bullwhip for spanking.
The flat of the hand is therefore the best option when it comes to spanking tools as it is very exact and gives you the correct feedback. And after you gain some experience, you can move on to crops. However, while selecting crops, ensure that they are made of soft leather and has no sharp edges since sharp hard leather edges have the same effect on skin as a sharp knife. However, good crops don’t come cheap. It can cost around $100. but it is better to spend some money than risk injuring your partner.
There are many other terms for spanking. Belting, caning, whipping, thrashing, dressing-down and whacking are some terms. There are other terms that refer to the effect that the action has on the body, like blow, stroke, cut and stripe.