Bare bottom spanking
A bare bottom spanking is a spanking given on the bare bottom - that is, on the unclothed buttocks -. The term is suggestive of a child spanking, or of an ageplay situation in which the spankee is in the role of a child. The term may be used in a purely adult setting, but it carries the connotations of childish punishment, and as such its use can be a form of humiliation. This connotation is derived from commonly as a child matures physically the spanker will let them keep at least thier underwear on in deference to modesty.
Trousers and underpants, for example, can be taken off, or just pulled down to expose the spankee's bottom, or with females skirts may be raised and panties lowered. If the spankee is wearing panties or briefs, it is also possible to pull these into the crack between the buttocks in order to expose the bottom. A spanking in which the spankee is totally nude, and the connotations of the nudity are more erotic than otherwise, might be more likely referred to as a "nude spanking" than as a "bare bottom spanking".
Many spankers believe that all serious spankings should be delivered on a bare bottom. There are several reasons for this:
- It allows the spanker to see the state of the spankee's buttocks, and better judge when to stop or moderate the force of the spanking.
- It increases the intensity by removing any protective effect of clothing.
- It may increase the humiliation felt by the spankee.
- It may increase the sense of intimacy between the spanker and the spankee.
It is not uncommon for a spanking to start over the spankee's clothing, and proceed, possibly in stages, to a bare bottom spanking.