Sometimes we were given actual ritualistic spankings with the belt. But when mom was in a rage she would come charging at us with the belt. And the best thing to do would be to get into a fetal position and cover my face and head. Then the blows would land on my arms and legs and back. I just had to hold on until the rage was spent. I may crave spanking for myself now, but I will never spank a child or hit them in any way.