About an article some of you might know about, written by Christopher Hitchens - "The Rise and Fall of Paul "Spanker" Johnson", that appeared in Salon Media Circus, in 1998.
It's an interesting article about a controversial man.
The following paragraphs caught my attention:
There is almost no English surname, however ancient and dignified, that cannot be instantly improved by the prefix "Spanker." So deeply is the habit and culture of corporal punishment imbricated with the national psyche that whole shelves of specialist literature, to say nothing of entire racks of newspapers and magazines, are regularly devoted to the subject.
For evidence, I had no more to go upon than certain suggestive and repetitive elements in his "work."
So it was decidedly invigorating to learn, in the dog days of mid-May, that he had been exposed by his mistress of 11 years, the writer Gloria Stewart, as a spankee:
"Paul loved to be spanked and it was a big part of our relationship. I had to tell him he was a very naughty boy."
And here's another, from "Left of Center":
Henry found his gaze straying to her round and rosy bottom, which rose and fell gently to the rhythm of her breathing. What to do? Henry pondered in the doorway. ... "There's nothing more calculated, old man, to excite a woman than a good hard slap on her behind. None of your playful taps, mind. A real stinger. They come up foaming at the mouth."
Dora's bottom invited him. Here was his chance, at one blow, to reassume his masculine, paramount role in their relationship. Draining his glass and setting it down decisively on the dressing table, he advanced purposefully over Dora's sleeping form and brought his hand down with tremendous force.
I really like this: "There's nothing more calculated, old man, to excite a woman than a good hard slap on her behind. None of your playful taps, mind. A real stinger. They come up foaming at the mouth." It really makes you laugh and wonder. Remember I was talking about friends who like it a little rough, but who are not into spanking? This quote surely applies to them.