Water is a liquid substance that is essential for the existence of life on this planet. Every living organism, plants and animals, contains water. Those who don't live under water themselves must consume water regularly to replace that which they lose via evaporation and body secrets. Water is the main component of blood, urine, sweat, salvia, and semen.
Water, and objects covered or soaked with water, are called wet. Wetness adds weight to objects (such as clothing), changes their appearance (e.g. makes their color appear darker and makes their surface shiny) and reduces their insulating properties.
Water transports temperature very quickly, much faster than air. Because of that, whenever the human body comes in contact with water (e.g. when washing one's body or when taking a shower, bath or swim), the water temperature is felt instantly and intensely.
Water can play a role in offenses, for example:
- misbehaving in or at a swimming pool (splashing, running by the pool, swimming in forbidden areas)
- making objects, oneself or other people wet, e.g.:
- splashing while given a bath
- stomping in puddles
- shooting with water pistols or garden hoses
- throwing water-filled balloons
Cold water can be used:
- in cold water bucket punishment
- for cold showers or baths (no longer than one minute)
- with a pressured hose to splash down a person, e.g. a prisoner
- in forms of water torture
Warm water can be used:
- before a spanking, to give the spankee a bath or shower (e.g. in ageplay)
- to lather, wash and scrub the spankee
- for an enema
- for a mouth soaping
In spanking, water can be used:
- to soak an implement before use, e.g. a switch, cane or birch, making it more supple and heavier, and thus more stingy
- to make the spankee's bottom wet (which makes the spanks felt more intensely, see wet bottom)
- the spankee can also be given water to drink to better stand the punishment (e.g. in judicial corporal punishment)