I did not whomp Lion as soon as I got home. We received the original strap he ordered, as well as the replacement straps. We had no idea which, if either, would work. The first strap is leather and looks like it would work well to hold Lion still. The other straps look like luggage straps. They are nylon with the standard connectors prevalent on nylon belts.
After dinner, I brought out the spanking bench. We never really discussed where we would use it. I put it at an angle in the dressing area. The cover is some linen material, so I decided to protect it with a towel. I fed the leather strap underneath, and Lion got into position. The leather strap didn’t quite meet. Phooey! All that time waiting for it, and it didn’t work. I grabbed one of the nylon straps, and it was too long when adjusted to its full length. No problem. I snugged it up, so it held him to the bench. We got four of these straps so that I can use more than one for the bench, or I can use them for other activities.
I realized that the bench position gave me easy access to my paddle collection that lives in a shoe organizer hanging on the closet door. I had chosen two paddles, but it’s nice to have options. He seemed to be at the right height. It was a good choice.
I started slowly. At least I thought I did. Lion was yelping right off the bat. As I whomped harder, he really yelled. His buns were getting pretty bruised too. But he wasn’t bleeding much. We concluded that his skin is stretched tighter on the bench. I’m sure that made my swats feel harder. I don’t know if the stretched skin explains the bleeding or lack thereof.
I don’t know how long I’d been spanking him when I realized I never set a timer. I should have whomped for ten minutes. Given the bruising or the look of bruising, I stopped early. Afterward, I suggested a five-minute timer since he feels the swats so much more. He didn’t like that idea. He suggested using a larger paddle in the beginning. That would spread the “love” out better. I know I have a large paddle somewhere. I’ll have to search for it.
Of course, this was the maiden voyage of the S.S. Spanking Bench. We can tweak all sorts of things before we settle on the best way to use it. I decided we’ll give it another try on Saturday. That gives Lion’s butt some time to heal and forget last night’s swats. He’s all for that.