Adult spanking art
Adult spanking art is spanking art where both the spanker and the spankee are adults. Depending on the gender of the spankee, a work of adult spanking art is either man spanking art or woman spanking art.
Popular pairings in adult spanking art are:
Characteristics of this genre
Spanking art websites are typically either only on child spanking art or on adult spanking art; seldom on both. See schisms within the spanko community for more on this. In contrast to child spanking art, adult spanking art is often erotic. There are even some pornographic works; this is possible because works of adult pornography are legally permitted, provided that they are not accessible to minors.
Another thing that sets adult spanking art apart is that there is a lot of commercial and non-commercial photographic and video art created, especially since the 1990s. An estimated 98% of all spanking art found today on the Internet is adult spanking art. This is a curious inversion of real life, where throughout history spanking was mostly a method of punishment for children. Close to 100% of all commercially produced spanking art is adult spanking art.
In addition to erotic spanking, adult spanking art sometimes features fictional disciplinary spanking, although in real life adults get rarely spanked for discipline. Artistic works of this kind employ, for example, the genre of historic art (e.g. a master spanking an adult servant or slave, as it was not uncommon in past centuries). Or in other cases, adult spankees play roles such as that of a schoolgirl, or a daughter punished by her father or mother, which aids the consumer in imagining that they were younger than they are, without verbally suggesting that they were minors.
Note the frequent use of the terms "girl" and "teen" in erotica to refer to women above the age of majority. When a commercial website advertises "Spanked Girls" or "Spanked Teens", these are really fully grown adult women.