Rolling up the shirt
Lifting or rolling up the shirt (or other upper garment) of the spankee, as an act of preparation, is a common technique in spanking. Many upper garments are cut long enough to cover the buttocks fully or partially. A spanking requires that the garment is either taken off or brought sufficiently out of the way.
The shirt (or other upper garment, such as a T-shirt, blouse, dress, nightshirt or chemise) can be lifted or rolled up either by the discipliarian, or the spankee can be ordered to do it themselves. A typical instruction would be to roll up the garment all the way up to the armpits and hold it there.
- In the first case, it provides better access to the waistband (and anything that holds a lower garment in place, such as belt, fly button and zipper). By instructing the spankee to roll up their shirt and hold onto it, their hands are kept in a fixed place and away from their lower body. This can be a helpful technique for the further proceedings of the punishment.
- In the second case, it preserves modesty until the last moment before the spanking begins. This method is seen in literature and film mainly with female spankees.
Pinning up the shirt
- Main article: Pinned-up skirt