A cushion is a soft bag stuffed with padding, such as feathers, wool, cotton wool, foam rubber, or air. Cushions are most commonly square, rectangular, round, or cylindric.
Cushions in spanking
Cushions are used in spanking for several purposes:
- To make a spanking position more comfortable for the spankee, especially when unpadded (e.g. wooden) furniture is used.
- To enhance a lying spanking position by pushing up the spankee's buttocks. Often, a pile of two or three cushions will be needed for a satisfactory "push up" effect. The use of cushions in this way also makes clenching difficult for the spankee, so the spanking will be delivered to relaxed buttocks.
- Cushions are good for spankers to practise spanking precisely and controlled with new implements, such as canes, straps, or whips. It is a good idea to practise first on a cushion; the spanker can see exactly if the intended target spot was hit or missed.
- After a sound spanking the spankee may be allowed (or not) to sit on a cushion, e.g. during meals or homework, to make sitting more (or less) comfortable.
The Governess: "Come! Get down! A spanking is very good for you!" -- drawing by Alphonse Friaux.
- Example photo of a woman on a couch, her hips raised by a cushion for a bare bottom spanking.