Updated: JANUARY 23, 2017
Spanking, as part of sexual play, occurs when a person slaps a sex partner with an open hand or an object to heighten sexual arousal for one or both parties. Spanking is usually enjoyed by those who find sexual pleasure in pain. It can be done during foreplay or intercourse.
Spanking is also referred to as erotic spanking or spankophilia.
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A person can spank with an open hand or a wide variety of objects including a paddle, a whip, or a cane. It may be delivered as a spontaneous smack or go on for a prolonged period of time. Sometimes spanking is a part of sadomasochism or other forms of rough sex. Being spanked sparks arousal in many people because pain releases endorphins.