I'm sitting here writing this on a sore bottom. And I'm smiling. The second time did the trick I think.
I did a lot of thinking about our last spanking, especially after reading everyone's comments. Steve and I have talked about it several times as well. I think those talks are what helped us make this second spanking a better one for both of us.
On Saturday afternoon, Steve announced that I had a spanking coming for sassiness. While he appreciates a little playful sassiness in fun, I had apparently crossed the line a few times. But the day got away from us and things came up so it had to be postponed. Normally I don't do well with postponed spankings, but since he was up front about the reasons and promised he wouldn't forget the next day, I was okay with it this time.
He made me wait all day Sunday. So of course it was on my mind the entire day, which probably contributed to the uncharacteristic nervousness that I experienced when he finally said it was time. While it's not unusual for me to be a little nervous going into a spanking, this was beyond that. I think a lot had to do with the fact our last spanking had "failed" in the sense that it didn't get me to that point I needed to be at and we had talked about it so I knew he was going to be more careful to get me there this time around.
As a result, I needed some reassurance from him before we began and thankfully he was willing to give it to me. But only for a little while. Once it became obvious that I was dragging my feet, he ordered me to strip and bend over the edge of the bed.
I don't know if it was the position (I'm usually over his lap or a pillow), my pain tolerance changing drastically in the few days since the last spanking or he was swinging with more emphasis, but I had trouble staying still from the start. That same leather paddle that didn't seem so bad the other day was a lot worse and the wood paddle was downright awful.
I could not stay still and I kept standing up and turning around with my hands on my bottom so he couldn't get me. That in itself was unusual. While I get squirmy at times, it's very rare that I interfere with a spanking to that extent. The first couple times it happened, he was patient and just told me to get back in position. After the fourth time, he'd had enough and ordered me all the way up on the bed where he had more control.
There's no need to relive the rest of the spanking. He made sure I couldn't squirm away. It hurt. And the important part, he got me to the point of giving in and letting go.
Afterwards we snuggled and talked for a bit. A little while later, I jokingly said he was a meanie and I should beat him with the other implement I bought when I was shopping. (Yes I was apparently completely out of my mind that day because I bought the leather paddle and another implement. He knew I had bought something else, but didn't know what it was. He said he would wait until I was ready to show it to him.) He rolled onto his stomach and told me to go ahead, but he didn't think I had the nerve to do it.
Why I took that statement as a challenge I had to rise to when my bottom was already on fire, I'll never know. But in the blink of an eye, I had retrieved the other implement (a rubber paddle) from its hiding spot and smacked his bottom with it. He let me get a few swats in before rolling over and holding out his hand. He snookered me.
I handed it over. He gave his hand a few test swats to get a feel for it (the ones I had gave him were pretty mild), realized how stingy it was and immediately decided he had to try it out. Let's just say I'm not a fan of rubber. It stings and since our particular one is fairly thick, it's thuddy too. And apparently it builds heat because my bottom felt like a furnace afterwards because it was giving off so much heat. That warmth lasted for a while too, which surprised me since the heat from other implements tends to wear off fairly fast.
So even though I'm sitting on a sore bottom and will probably still be feeling that soreness for another day or two, I'm happy. I feel much more connected and ready to face the world again.
I've updated my implements post if you want to see what the two new paddles look like. They're at the bottom of the page.