Please refresh the page and retry. J ust one of the excruciating details to emerge about the private life of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk over the past few days — indeed the one responsible for his suspension from the Labour party in the first place — was his alleged sext message to a 17 year-old student, in which he reportedly asked to spank her. As an erotic act, it's as old as the hills. An Etruscan tomb in Italy, dating from BC, and called the 'Tomb of the Whipping' contains a fresco depicting two men flogging a woman for sexual pleasure. The act of spanking was a repeated refrain in Victorian erotica, too. But the truth is that until recently it was still pretty niche.
Image by WAA via Stocksy. In , archaeologist Carlo Maurilio Lerici descended into tombs in the old town of Tarquinia, a necropolis of the refined Etruscan civilization that inhabited ancient Italy from about BC until its assimilation into the Roman Republic in the late 4th century BC. Aside from bodies, he found countless badly damaged frescos depicting comical male boxers, sexualized female dancers, and most notably, in The Tomb of the Floggings , one in which an unclothed woman is bent over and holding the hips of a smiling bearded man while a young man whips her ass from behind—the first discovered example of erotic spanking. And in the past 1,plus years, the sadomasochistic act has been a fascination of everyone from artists to philosophers to sex researchers in one interpretation or another. Bringing the act into the realm of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud looked at its relation to childhood spanking, believing that the punishment early on could lead to sadomasochistic preferences in adulthood.
I'm also a submissive , and I'm open about that too. It only goes to follow that I talk to a lot of people about their kinks. The most common kink I talk about? A lot of people are curious. They want to know why some women love being spanked.