Saturday, September 22, 2012
Is Pain Important? Yes.
Not too long ago I was stung by a wasp right outside my house. I'd just spent most of the afternoon working in the yard, and had sprayed a wasp nest, among a bunch of other things. When I was done and exhausted, I went in and got a shower. After that, I put on shorts and a T-shirt and went out barefooted, to admire all that I had done. One of the wasps that was sprayed I guess didn't die. I was walking around the house, and all of a sudden I felt a tremendous pain on my foot. I looked down, and a wasp was on my foot stinging me. It hurt far worse than any insect bite I've ever experienced, and I'm not ashamed to admit that my first reaction was to scream like a little girl. I shook the wasp off my foot and then stomped on it over and over with my still bare foot. It was well past dead. There was some growling involved.
Later that evening, I looked it up on the internet. It was a paper wasp. Later I looked it up, and according to the Schmidt Sting Pain Index- a scale of 0 to 4 where a fire ant is a 1.2 and a bee sting is up to a 2.0, this was a 3. Yep, my reaction was confirmed. The sting hurts like hell.
But between the time I was stung and the time I looked it up on the internet, something interesting happened. It was about 15 minutes after I was stung. It still hurt plenty, but the most intense pain had worn off. I felt a little excited, almost emotionally high. I was full of energy, and maybe even a little giddy. I recognized it. I haven't been spanked more than a handful of times, but I recognized the same rush of endorphins, and was experiencing it.
Heck, maybe I'm into the wrong fetish. It'd be a lot easier to aggravate a wasp's nest than to pay someone to to spank me on occasion. When I found ladies out there wanting spankings, I could just capture one of these wasps. No need to take your panties off or discuss safewords- just stick your hand in the jar with a wasp!
Of course not... there's a lot more to spanking than just the pain. On the other hand, the pain is a big part of it. My experience with the wasp just confirmed that it was the pain itself that led to some of the after-spanking pleasure. So the next time you here someone say "Well, it's SUPPOSED TO HURT!" you'll know that they're right.
P.S. this post was inspired, in part, by Bonnie's thought provoking Spanko Brunch Question this week. I could wring several posts out of those questions, and I just might.
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