Welcome again, my friends, to our weekly gathering. Our question this time was inspired by my husband and spanker extraordinaire, Randy.
Those of us who are fortunate or unfortunate enough to receive frequent spankings are familiar with the phenomenon of tolerance. When one is spanked regularly, spankings seem to hurt less and mark less. Harder and more prolonged sessions can be more easily accepted. In contrast, after a break from spankings, even a very experienced bottom can become sensitive again.
Why do we experience tolerance to spankings? Is this a protective physiological response, a psychological adjustment, or a combination? Or are there other factors at work? Is the difference in pain level real or perceived?
I will be interested to hear your thoughts and theories because I genuinely don't know. Please enter your response as a comment below. At the conclusion of the weekend, I will post an edited summary.