Safe Spanking ImplementsSome months ago I came across an article "A Handbook of CP" by Maria Dolores. Her discussion goes around the safety or danger of various spanking implements and positions. To make her long discussion short the only kind of safe implements is one that inflicts pain only at the surface level of the skin, and it does not hurt any other, deeper tissue. So good implements are light, flexible ones, those that bend easily upon contact with the skin. Stiff, rigid implements on the other hand will land firmly on the body. Their energy is transmitted through the skin into deeper levels, muscles and bones. You cannot immediately see the real effects caused by those stiff implements in the deeper levels of the body. This may lead you to a false belief that they are safe.
On the contrary spanking by flexible implements may leave marks or welts which make most people think that kind of spanking is not safe, or even "abusive". In reality according to Maria a spanking that leaves marks on the skin is the safest spanking possible. The results are visible, and the skin can easily handle the damage. A spanking that does not leave marks may be unsafe.
You may gather that implements like paddles, spatula, wooden spoon, bath brush and hairbrush belong to the unsafe category because they are hard and stiff. Maria recommends canes, switches, belts, straps and taws as safe ones if they are light and flexible.
Most amazingly I was led to the same conclusion many years ago though not through a "scientific" thinking like Maria's but rather by intuition. When my son was about 8 I felt the need to upgrade my spanking method from the bare hand to something else but it was a horrible idea to hit my boy with a hard ob
By the way Maria recommends copying and spreading her article on the Internet, which I am doing below.