Saturday, March 05, 2011

MBS Spanko Brunch #268

It's the weekend again and time to discuss this thing we do. I've revived a classic topic from back in 2007.

Counting out swats as they are delivered is a time-honored spanking ritual. It brings an air of formality to the proceedings. If the recipient is the one counting, it makes her an active participant in her own spanking. Our brunch this week asks your thoughts on counting.

Have you and/or your partner counted strokes during a spanking? If so, did it enhance the experience? To what extent is counting a regular part of your repertoire? If you haven't counted before, would you consider doing so? Why or why not?

If you would like to contribute to our brunch discussion, I invite you to leave a comment below. I would love to hear what you think.

26 comments :

Uncle Nick said...

Nope, never, and I never even thought to do that. I think it has more to do with caning than spanking and I prefer to put the recalcitrant over my knee to bring them to heel.

One thing I do is alternate the spanking with the lecture, so the girl gets a flurry of smacks and then I pause and give her a telling off. I started doing this about seven or so years ago in Cuba, mainly because I was sweating and it gave me a chance to rest, but I must admit I quite like it.

OnHerKnee said...

Rarely actually. If I'm the one being spanked it is anoying and I've been known to lose count if there are some particularily hard smacks which gets frustrating with the automatic restart.

sixofthebest said...

For punishment spankings I ask the naughty lady to count out the strokes of each swish of the cane. For romantic interludes, I count in silence the number of swats, given with a paddle or hairbrush.

Hermione said...

Ron has counted silently on occasion, during my birthday spanking and the time we did 24/7 (twenty-four swats from each of seven implements). I have never had to count, and it isn't a part of our regular play, but that's not to say we may not try it some day.

Heather said...

I have had to count in the past, and sometimes J has counted them out while delivering them, but it's not something that happens regularly with us. I don't particularly like it because I focus more on the count than the actual spanking. I find it harder to let go and really feel my emotions when I'm focused on anything else beside the spanking.

Raven Red said...

Having to count aloud the strokes? Ye gods: isn't corner time enough?

Fred Bloggs said...

Never been a counter, as a top or bottom.
I don't really see the point.
It's about spanking, not maths!

Scunge said...

I HATE counting! Counting is usually done during discipline sessions. I think he does that so I stay focused,hard to go into subspace if you are counting. Oh there is one counting thing he does for fun,he says ok you are getting 22 and then he starts counting 5,2,10,9...totally cracks me up,sometimes he will even say the right number at the right time but not often,I count PROPERLY in my head,oh and he rarely gets the right count this way,but it is fun. ;)

xantu said...

I have never been directed to count and the only time I tried it, Master took it as a challenge to vary the frequency in order to deliberately mess me up. Obviously, it was not part of his plan.

Indy said...

I never particularly mind counting, and sometimes I find that it makes the scene hotter. I particularly like to be made to count if I'm playing hard with a new partner or pushing my limits in some way. It gives me some control of the pace without feeling like I'm in control, and it also gives my partner a good feel for how I'm doing. That makes it feel safer and makes me less likely to panic, a feeling I don't enjoy in spanking play.

Velvet said...

I've never been asked to count spanking or flogging, only caning. Usually he will tell me how many I am to receive and I count silently. Sometimes he tests me by saying the wrong number. Usually the count does not matter as there will be extras for making a sound, too much movement, a mis-landed stroke (hardly under my control!!) or just because my bottom is too tempting or provocative ...
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Darling C said...

I've never been made to count strokes. I don't think I would enjoy it. Would I do it? If I was told to. But if I had a choice? NO WAY. I think it would be a distraction. I had to do corner time once where every so often He would ask me how long I'd been in the corner or how long I had left in the corner. It was very distracting and I don't think I got the number right once. And I couldn't even remember why I was sent to the corner. I'd probably get distracted, lose count and have to start again.

Michelle Carlyle said...

I don't like counting, we've never done it. I like an organic, lusty spontaneous spanking. And I never know how many strokes it will take to make me come. Sometimes a lot, sometimes one or two. But I think counting would distract me and make the thing more clinical or something.

Little Butterfly said...

He makes me count during discipline sessions. I don't much like it, because I often lose track, plus it keeps me strictly in the here and now instead of letting me drift into sub-space... which is probably the point.

Anonymous said...

We've never tried that. I'd be willing to, but I really prefer a faster pace than that allows. One time for a birthday spanking we both counted silently & I don't know which of us lost count but I think I got more than my age! That was ok with me though :)

Make Mine Red

CurtisG said...

The only counting I've engaged in is a part of birthday spankings. I have a friend with whom I meet twice a year to celebrate her birthday and mine. She likes me to hand spank her for the years she has lived and the year we are living as in 2011 (so to do that right it takes a bit of counting.) I also given and gotten a factorial birthday spanking -- e.g. one spank for one, two spanks for two, until you've gotten to the age. That takes also a bit of overt counting by the spanker.

Zelle said...

I hate counting! I lose my "I'm being spanked buzz" .. rofl .. otherwise known as.."That headspace I'm getting into on my way to subspace-ville"... LOL

On a side note.. with my Top.. as the spanking nears an end.. and since the progression has gone from hand to an array of implements... it seems he always leaves the one implement (belt, strap, or a wooden paddle I dread) till the very last.. (he's a teense sadistic that way.. LOL).. anyhow, he says.. "We will now be counting these 10 swats young lady".. To which I say.. "Hey? What's this "WE" stuff!".. only to be told.. "That is now 15 swats we'll be counting.. anything else you'd care to add?"

Moral of this story.. I don't mind counting at the end.. THAT'S JUST HOT! (in more ways than one!) LOL

Annapurna said...

I'm usually the one to request the counting; it slows the pace and adds ceremony to the proceedings. But counting or not, I'm still able to reach subspace and speak at the same time; however, while counting my voice has an other world, trance-like quality to it.

JW said...

It depends on what type of spanking and with what implement. He was me count sets of belt strokes for punishment after my hand spanking. I like it because I find it embarrassing, which makes it better for me.

Lea said...

It's not often, but I've had to count strokes before during a spanking. I have no strong feelings about doing it one way or the other. If it's part of a discipline spanking, it would work more for me in keeping my mind engaged in what's happening and not wandering to "huh, I need to vacuum in here later". Lol.

Our Bottoms Burn said...

We sometimes count the final paddle swats, but more often we don't. Bacall silently counts anytime I tell her how many I will be giving. Guess she wants to make sure they are all delivered. More often, there is no set number.

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

I enjoy counting, especially cane strokes. It seems to ad a nice slow metronomic element to the caning. I can also state that this is the most effective way to learn to count in another language.

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Dana Wagner said...

My hubby and I don't count, because our spankings are always the fun/sexy kind. Previously, though, I have been spanked in a disciplinary setting and then I counted the final paddle swats after a thorough spanking. I had to ask for each one (May I have the first one, Tim?) and thank him after for each one. The formality was kind of a humiliation factor like corner time in the discipline setting.

Hobbes said...

Don't count aloud . . but usually there is a stated number before the spanking begins and even sometimes a negotiated number. So we are counting, but not aloud, and sometimes our silent counts seem not to agree when I do count. . .. Kind of like the little arithmetic errors in the check book, the differences seems to cancel out in the long run and arguing the case would not be wise anyway.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed, so few countings!

During a punishment spanking, I am always expected to count. Not spanks or paddle strokes, but cane strokes.

It focuses me, although sometimes he helps.

dd

Anonymous said...

Now that my wife has started to spank me on a regular basis she tends to get carried away. This is of course a good/bad thing as she really paddles me very hard. But by counting silently for myself I can deal with the fire in my buns much easier since I know that after about 50 blistering smacks endorphins kick in and the target area is getting numb. Afterwards I can "enjoy" the rest of the spanking.

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