The general rule of thumb is that the sound of the smack is proportional to
the surface area of the implement. So hairbrushes, slippers and paddles
tend to produce a satisfying – but conspicuously loud – smack on impact.

But if nearby family or housemates mean you need
to be discreet, you’ll want something with a much smaller cross
section, like a thin rod or cane. Something springy enough to place
against your bottom, which then can be pulled back and released, in order to
deliver a hard enough whack.

Fibre-glass is springier than rattan, so
better for self-spanking. Online sex toy companies sell good fibre-glass
canes and riding crops. But for a cheaper option, you can also buy
smooth round-section fibre-glass and carbon-fibre rods from well-stocked
craft and model shops. Try googling, you’ll see what’s sold. Various
diameters are available, the wider the rod, the stingier the whack will be. Why
not try before you buy, just pull the rod back a little and let it smack into
your palm.

Once you have your rod, find somewhere to position
it. You want to wedge one end of the rod into a little gap at just below
waist level, and perpendicular, so you can bend over in front of it. A
technique described towards the end of the story Carrot and Stick.

key is finding the right position for the rod, it should be wedged
tight and shouldn’t rattle. The best way to do this is to wrap the cane
with something like a flannel or a t-shirt, which will wedge it firmly in place. If
you’ve done it right, it should be virtually silent, with just a lovely
faint swicking sound when you pull it back and release it.

For best results, engage your imagination and the circumstances of your spanking. Several
of my friends have related how they like to dress up in school uniform
and watch videos of classroom canings, before its time to take their own turn.
Bending over in front of their own cane, lifting their skirts and
pulling down their panties, feeling the cane resting against their bare
bottoms. Then pulling it back, letting go, and a moment later – feeling
the whack, and a stinging stripe across their cheeks.

Of course, the very best time for
spanking is when you’re all alone, when you can fully immerse yourself in a
world of your imagination’s creation. But sometimes, I know many readers
simply crave the instant satisfaction of a well-smacked
bottom, warm and stinging. So a whacking rod that you can conceal, and quickly set up in the privacy of your own bedroom, might be just the implement you’re seeking…

Do experiment, and have fun!