Having spent some time thinking about how to write a spanking, it led me on to thinking about what actually turns me on. What gives me my kicks? I'm not so much talking about the actual act of spanking here, more how I get my kicks when there's no spanking available. I suppose the big choice is between visual porn and written porn. I prefer spanking stories to films, which is not a huge surprise as that extends further out than porn. I'm one of these people who would rather read the book first and then see the movie, so that I can get my own pictures in my head rather than a directors vision. Of course, this leads to the unfortunate situation where I end up hating most book adaptations that I see because they ruin a perfectly good story!
Anyway, wandering back to the point, it's the same with porn. While I do enjoy watching spanking films, I often prefer reading a story, as that enables me to build the images myself. So, in a quest to understand what would make my own paltry writing better, I started to think about what in particular in a story turns me on. Is it the actual spanking, is it something else? The conclusion I've come to so far is that it primarily IS the spanking that turns me on, but that would be nothing without the build up leading me there. If I just read a story that was "Slap, slap, she felt guilty, slap ouch", I would be left cold. I need the context, the background, the anticipation, the empathy with the character. I also need to feel the emotion of the spanking rather than just the mechanics of it, or again, it is somewhat meaningless.
So what does it for you? Do you prefer film to written stories? Is it the physical act of spanking that is the turn on, or the anticipation, or the aftermath? You know me, I'm endlessly curious (okay, nosy!) so feel free to enlighten me.
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