Image by WAA via Stocksy. In , archaeologist Carlo Maurilio Lerici descended into tombs in the old town of Tarquinia, a necropolis of the refined Etruscan civilization that inhabited ancient Italy from about BC until its assimilation into the Roman Republic in the late 4th century BC. Aside from bodies, he found countless badly damaged frescos depicting comical male boxers, sexualized female dancers, and most notably, in The Tomb of the Floggings , one in which an unclothed woman is bent over and holding the hips of a smiling bearded man while a young man whips her ass from behind—the first discovered example of erotic spanking. And in the past 1,plus years, the sadomasochistic act has been a fascination of everyone from artists to philosophers to sex researchers in one interpretation or another.
"I'm going to spank you now"
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My students always say that it's the attention to detail, but I can't imagine that anyone else goes to the trouble of using only hand-carved Honduran mahogany paddles and natural-boar-bristle hairbrushes. Pain is a factor, as is pleasure, but there's no one word to accurately describe the appeal of the erotic spanking. Like I said, the only word to accurately describe it is delightful. For one thing, the region favored by the modern spankhound — the Lower Ass Valley just north of the Upper Thigh Province — is a tender zone that, when smacked just right, rouses the neighboring genitals in both men and women.
Spanking: How a sexual fetish went mainstream
I'll never forget that afternoon. It was 5pm and my world turned upside down. I'd just ordered John, my husband of 30 years, a jazz festival ticket for his birthday, and, to keep it a surprise, wanted to wipe the site from the computer's list of recently visited addresses. I'd never done this before.