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
- Amy and Gemma Caned on the A-Frame (Miss Sultrybelle), striking the hand, photos
- An Absolute Disgrace (Triple A Spanking, 2021), Red Little, photos
- The Beating of Fae Corbin (Sound Punishment), vaulting-buck, photos
- Bellington Academy: As Time Goes By 12 (Well Smacked Seat), 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
- 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, photos
- Gym Class Thrashing (StrictSpanking.com/Fetish Flixx), gym, photos
- Judicial Birching With Amy (Spanking Teen Jessica), 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
- Marks Out of Ten (D) (Firm Hand Spanking), Belinda Lawson, 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
- One Drink Too Many (Spanked Cheeks), 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
- Secret Agent (C) (Firm Hand Spanking), Amelia Jane Rutherford, braids, photos
- Sidney's Discipline Session (Real Life Spankings), photos
- Scarlett and Jolene Return (Real Life Spankings), photos
- Strictmoor Academy, Year 1, Scene Six (Sarah Gregory Spanking), photos
- Strictmoor Meets England, Scene 4 (Sarah Gregory Spanking), mirror, 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).
- 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