A couple days ago, My Bottom Smarts posted a list of the Top 20 Spanking Positions (and hat tip to Spanky for pointing me to it). Bonnie, the author, provides a description of each position as well as some pointers about pros and cons. It is a good list and an entertaining read, and it inspired me to consider the various spanking positions that we’ve used here at our place.

Now, my first, faltering steps down the path of BDSM came in the arena of bondage, and that’s still an area of considerable interest for both Joy and I. When Joy’s rear end needs a paddling, we often incorporate bondage into the experience to help heighten the sense of submission. Nothing ramps up the energy in a good spanking more than having one’s hands bound out of the way, so that they may not be interposed between paddle and tender bottom!

With that idea in mind, I thought it might make sense to create a list that combines both bondage and spanking—a sort of two-for-one special. However, as you may have picked up from previous posts, when it comes to bondage I tend to focus on the practical rather than the fancy and esoteric, so I by no means claim that my effort covers every possibility. There are many other options than those I’m going to discuss, I’m sure! The positions I have detailed below, however, are simple, sensible and useful, and Joy and I have found ourselves employing all of them at one time or another. With that understanding, following please find a brief examination of basic, practical bondage positions for spanking:

  1. Over the Knee, Hands Cuffed Behind the Back – Known by the acronym OTK, the classic Over The Knee spanking position is highly useful and highly erotic as well, especially if the spanking recipient’s hands are cuffed behind their back. Binding their hands removes their ability to use them for support and balance, so it’s best to take them over your knee somewhere that they will have plenty of built-in support–perhaps laying flat over your lap along the edge of a bed, for instance. While it’s true that, being cuffed behind them, the spank-ee’s hands remain in the vicinity of their hindquarters and could theoretically interfere in the spanking, in reality the spanker can easily hold them out of the way if necessary. From a psychological perspective, it’s more important that the partner being spanked does not have their hands to help them stand up, which greatly encourages a delicious sense of being in the spanker’s control.

    A couple added benefits of this position include that it is comfortable for both the spanker and the spank-ee (well…aside from the fact of the spanking itself, of course), and that the only required equpiment is a single pair of cuffs and a snap hook (in a pinch, an old necktie could substitute) to bind the wrists. Because of the close quarters, a short-handled spanking implement such as a hairbrush or paddle or the use of one’s bare hand is recommended. This is actually the favorite bondage spanking position here at Jake and Joy’s house.

  2. Leapfrog Position, Wrists Cuffed to Ankles – The leapfrog position is accomplished by placing the spanking recipient on hands and knees at the edge of a bed or on the floor, then drawing each wrist back between their legs and cuffing it to the corresponding ankle, left to left and right to right. Doing so places the bound partner’s body in a natural triangle, with their rear end in the air, ripe and ready for a paddle. The angle is excellent, and any sort of spanking implement from bare hand to belt to switch will work nicely. The only required equipment is a set of wrist and ankle cuffs, as well as snap hooks to connect them.

    The leapfrog position encourages a great feeling of helplessness, and because their hands are bound to their ankles, the spank-ee really cannot do anything to prevent the vigorous reddening of their rear end. However, remaining in this position can cause discomfort in a relatively short time, particularly in the neck and shoulders, so be considerate of your partner and keep the spanking relatively brief.

    Of course, another nice benefit is the ability to transition virtually immediately from flagellation to penetration, if this is your desire.

  3. Simple Ball Tie – This position is somewhat non-intuitive, but effective nonetheless. Lay your partner on their back and press their knees against their chest. Pull their arms around their legs and cuff them behind their knees, so that their body forms a ball. This effectively immobilizes your partner, and in a position in which their bottom remains highly exposed and vulnerable for spanking.

    Though any type of implement presents a viable spanking option with the ball-tie position, care must be taken to avoid missing one’s target and hitting other tender portions of the spank-ee’s anatomy (unless, of course, you actually intend to target those tender portions).

    The spanking recipient’s legs form a convenient handle with which to position their body for greater accuracy. Though the position is simple once you picture it in your mind, it feels quite severe to the bound party, as they have little ability to move, beyond rolling onto their side. Therefore, their sense of loss of control can be substantial. The only equipment requirement is a single pair of cuffs, and once again, it’s possible to cease spanking and move directly to intercourse with no change in position required. On the comfort scale, the basic ball tie rates somewhat better than the leapfrog.

    Joy hates this position, but I believe that’s mostly because we have mainly used it when discipline was called for.

  4. Hands Bound Overhead, Standing – Most often associated with whips and flogging, standing positions can work well for spanking also. Binding your partner’s hands to a hook overhead adds substantially to the experience, as once again the hands cannot be lowered to interfere and the bound party feels unable to escape the spanking as they cannot move away. Any type of implement works well for this position, as you can position yourself how you like to make best use of it.

    It’s possible to vary the intimacy of this position substantially based on how you position yourself in relation to your partner. For an impersonal feeling, stand behind them and apply a crop or switch to their bottom. For a more intimate flavor, stand in front of them, embrace, caress and kiss them, and reach around and use your bare hand on their behind.

    Comfort-wise, eventually it gets old having their hands above their head, but other than that, it’s not bad for the bound partner. The downside of this position, of course, is that it requires a hook in the ceiling to attach the cuffs to, and many people don’t have such an arrangement. If you do, however, this makes an excellent and versatile spanking option.

“What?” I can hear you say. “Only four positions?” As I said, I’m certain there are many others (and I can think of a fair number myself). However, these are the four bondage spanking positions that Joy and I really use on a fairly regular basis, which require no particularly specialized equipment, and which I would recommend incorporating into your own spanking repertoire, if they are not already included. None requires serious bondage expertise, and all are quick to set up and place your partner in. If you want to branch out beyond this, by all means do so! But I’d regard these four as the basic bondage spanking position building blocks to start with.

Enjoy yourself,

Jake

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