Be assured that my personal prejudices are evident in these definitions. I also understand that while I strongly resist external guidance in my life, there are a great many people who want guidance and want to be cared for from a early age.
Faux Punishment/Discipline [*] - You may like your spankings to be fun or to satisfy a need to submit or both. Your spankings need to be staged as punishment/discipline to be really enjoyed. Your behavior is not a part of your spankings.
Punishment/Discipline – In one or more aspects of your life, you do not wish act as an adult - all the time. You need someone else to hold you accountable. You may need to act out and be punished. If your spanker lets an offence slide, you may become impossible to live with until you are taken to task. Weakness of your spanker can create chaos in your life.
[*] I see no real difference between punishment and discipline.
To discipline thus means to instruct a person to follow a particular code of conduct "order."
Punishment is the practice of imposing something unpleasant on a person in response to disobedience, defiance, or behavior deemed morally wrong by another.
Kaelah clarifies my thinking for me.
Bonnie had a Brunch question shortly after I wrote this. I think the classifications of spanking styles are similair. She garnered 32 responses. By far, most people wanted discipline as a part of their spankings. The breakdown was:
2 for 2
9 for 4
20 for 5
1 for 6
Of interest to me, was the Bloggers that I most identify with were 4's, the same as us. I may never understand how discipline could be fun. Or maybe faux discipline can be fun??
Another poll Bonnie did in 2010 had far more votes and possibly different results.
|Why spank? [1349 votes total]|
|Stress Relief (222)||16%|
|Why Not? (183)|| 14%|
While Play and Erotic slightly bested Discipline, only one choice was allowed. I really could not define Maintenance and Stress Relief as being different from the first three.