Hands on head
Hands on head is a pose popular for a number of purposes related to punishment, in particular spanking and corner time. The delinquent/spankee/bottom is instructed to place his/her hands on his/her head.
The usual command is something like "[Put your] hands on your head", possibly followed by an instruction to leave them there until told. This pose is not uncomfortable and can be held for longer periods.
A variant is "hands behind your head" which is similar but a little more relaxed. It is preferred in positions where the head is in a horizontal position, e.g. the lying position.
While in an everyday context the pose, assumed voluntarily, is a sign of feeling comfortable and relaxed, in a punitive context it can have both practical use and a powerful psychological impact.
Examples of such punitive contexts are:
- To keep the hands away for unbuttoning the spankee's lower garment, such as trousers or shorts.
- To keep the hands away from covering the genitals, to increase the shame that comes with frontal nudity in a punitive context. There is also a secondary effect related to this, when the subject is in a pants down state the position raises the shoulders, which will raise the hemline of the shirt, putting lower nudity more on display.
- To keep the hands away from blocking a spanking given in a standing position.
- To keep the hands from rubbing the bottom when standing in corner time after a spanking.
- To keep the hands away for washing, scrubbing, examining, shaving, etc. the person.
The pose emphasizes the passiveness of the person because the hands, the symbols of active doing, are moved out of the way and "parked" on the head, as if to say "you won't need them for the next few minutes".
Hands-on-head in spanking literature
In the spanking novel The Old Rectory, the boys residing in the institution are taught two positions to assume while waiting: with their hands on their back when waiting in normal cases, and with their hands on their head when waiting to receive a punishment.
Hands-on-head in spanking art
- A Bad Example (Strictly English remaster of Red Stripe video), video
- A Bad Example, Part 2 (Strictly English/Red Stripe), vaulting box, video
- A Painful Lesson 1-4 (Well Smacked Seat), photos
- A Strangely Strict University (Elegance Studios, 2021), Amelia Jane Rutherford, striking the hand, photos
- Amy and Gemma Caned on the A-Frame (Miss Sultrybelle), striking the hand, photos
- An Absolute Disgrace (Triple A Spanking, 2021), Red Little, photos
- Ash and Blondie (the Halloween Initiation) (Miss Sultrybelle, 2020), Halloween, photos
- The Beating of Fae Corbin (Sound Punishment), vaulting-buck, photos
- Bellington Academy: As Time Goes By 1-15 (Well Smacked Seat), photos
- Best of the Brits, Vol. 18 (Strictly English), Niki Flynn, photos
- Best of the Brits, Vol. 26 (Strictly English), Niki Flynn, photos
- Burning Ambition (Red Stripe/Strictly English, 1994), 49 min. video
- Cabin Crew Corporal Compensation (Miss Sultrybelle), stewardess, striking the hand, photos
- Caned On The Trestle (Miss Sultrybelle), trestle, photos
- Chrissy Marie Punished By Boss, Day 1 (Spanked Call Girls), photos
- Chrissy Punished at Work (Girl Spanks Girl), photos
- Corrective Therapy Trilogy (Spanking for Pleasure), Sophie Fennington, Cal-Star release as English Spanking Classic #7: Corrective Therapy Trilogy (photos, video)
- Discipline Counselor (F) (Firm Hand Spanking), photos
- Disobedience, Part 1 & 2 (Spank My Bottom/Spanking Online), Rosaleen Young, photos
- English School (F), Samantha Punished (Firm Hand Spanking, 2006), Samantha Woodley, Niki Flynn, photos
- Gym Class Thrashing (StrictSpanking.com/Fetish Flixx), gym, photos
- Hands Strapped and Bottom Caned (Spanking Teen Brandi), Brandi, striking the hand, photos
- Humiliating Paddling for Jasmine (Triple A Spanking), girl scout, gallery
- Inappropriate Conduct (Firm Hand Spanking, 2015), Belinda Lawson, Jokari paddle, photos
- Jasmine & Madison Spanked for Stealing (RealStrappings), Kailee, photos
- Judicial Birching With Amy (Spanking Teen Jessica), photos
- Kailee's Inappropriate Attire (RealSpankings Institute, 2017), photos
- Kailee's Meeting With The Dean (Part 1) (RealSpankings Institute), striking the hand, photos
- Kailee's Meeting With The Dean (Part 2) (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Katie and I are Strapped (Spanking Teen Jessica), Jessica, photos
- Kiki Caught Arguing with Another Student (Part 2) (RealSpankings Institute, 2021), COVID-19 in spanking art and videos, photos
- Knickers of Shame (Triple A Spanking), photos
- Leather Princess (Q) (Firm Hand Spanking), Belinda Lawson, photos
- Marks Out of Ten (D) (Firm Hand Spanking), Belinda Lawson, photos
- Meeting the Sales Targets (Dreams of Spanking), photos
- Melissa's Bare Breasted Spanking (RealSpankings.com), photos
- Michelle & Kailee Paddled for Dress Code (RealSpankings Institute), Kailee, lexan, dress code, photos
- Navy Captain Canes Her Petty Officers (Domina Scarlet), photos
- The New Boss, Part 1 (Spanking Sarah, 2021), striking the hand, photos
- The New Boss, Part 3 (Spanking Sarah, 2021), photos
- One Drink Too Many (Spanked Cheeks), photos
- The Painful "Sting" (Triple A Spanking), Kami Robertson, Danielle Hunt, photos
- Redemption Manor, Part 3 (Eris Martinet Female Evil), photos
- Redemption Manor, Part 4 (Eris Martinet Female Evil), Lucy Lauren, photos
- Reform Academy (Firm Hand Spanking, 2018), Belinda Lawson, photos, video
- Secret Agent (C) (Firm Hand Spanking), Amelia Jane Rutherford, braids, photos
- Sexy Cleaning Company, Episode 25 (English Spankers), photos
- Sidney's Discipline Session (Real Life Spankings), photos
- Scarlett and Jolene Return (Real Life Spankings), photos
- Snow Mercy Spanks Ashli Orion (Spanked Call Girls), mouthsoaping, photos
- The Strictly English Spanking Channel, Volume 65 (Strictly English), Amelia Jane Rutherford, Suzi Martell, Elizabeth Simpson, photos
- Strictmoor Academy, Year 1, Scene Six (Sarah Gregory Spanking), photos
- Strictmoor Meets England, Scene 4 (Sarah Gregory Spanking), mirror, photos
- Strict Punishment, Extreme Pain (English Spankers), striking the hand, photos
- The SUI Badminton Club, Episode 7: The Sports Centre Interview (Spanked In Uniform, 2014), sports, Amelia Jane Rutherford, photo
- Thou Shalt Not Steal 10 (Well Smacked Seat), Lucy Lauren, birching, photos
- Waiting Training (Cutie Spankee), photos
- The Wicked Aunt, Part 2 (English Spankers), photos
Photograph by Eadweard Muybridge (1884/1886).
Drawing by Davcha'.
Rendered art by Salalo (2017).
Artwork by Wolfheart (2018).
Rendered art by Little Dragon Kid (2020).
A submissive young lady reports to her dom for a paddling. Artwork by Wolfheart (2021).
- Example of a hands-on-head pose after a spanking (adult female model) on the Italian Spanking Art Pages .
- Photo of a girl on Spanked-Cutie.com
- Two boys with hands on their heads
- Boy with hands on his head (stock photo)
- Nopaddle.com on the hands-on-head pose
- Nude woman standing in hands-on-head position
- Two nude women standing in hands-on-head position
- BadTushy paddling video
- Schoolgirl Kailee Paddled video (BadTushy.com)
- Schoolgirl Kailee Paddled 2 (BadTushy)
- Sarah Gregory Paddled (BadTushy)