A bar stool, also spelled barstool, is a kind of stool or chair that is high enough to sit at a bar (the height of a barstool is about the height of a normal table). When sitting on a bar stool, one's feet can not reach the ground, which is why bar stools are usually equipped with a footrest.
The seat of a bar stool can be a hard surface (flat or slightly concave) or padded for more comfort. A so-called saddle bar stool has a seat shaped like a saddle (concave in one direction and convex in the other).
Bar stools in spanking
Bar stools (preferrably padded ones without a back rest) are popular for adult spanking, the spankee being laid over the seat of the bar stool (see bent-over-object position). The spankee's feet will be just touching the ground, or off the ground. The spankee's hands can hold onto the bar stool's legs or footrest for support. A bar stool positions the spankee's bottom at a more convenient height for spanking (if the spanker is standing) than a regular chair or stool.
If the bar stool is unpadded, a cushion or something similar can be used as padding. When a bar stool is well-padded, the position is comfortable enough for a lenghty spanking session.
For bondage, the spankee can also be restrained in the "over bar stool" position. Possible fixation points are the spankee's wrists, legs, ankles, and waist.
Artwork by Danny M. (2005).