It sometimes baffles me how my tolerance to spanking can alter (quite dramatically sometimes it seems) from one spanking to the next. I know that there are a lot of factors that come into play such as implement choice, position, the intensity of the spanking etc. State of mind and physical condition (whether I am feeling 100% or not) I think are also huge factors.
Going into any spanking I have a rough idea, or at least I think I do, of what it will feel like and how I will tolerate it. I have had enough experience to gauge these things LoL.
Generally, I have a fairly high tolerance and if I were honest, can probably handle more. But every now and then though I surprise both myself and Rick with my reaction. Last Saturday was one of those times.
Rick was spanking away merrily and I very quickly started squirming and ouching strongly. It hurt! More than I had expected it would and I was having a very hard time. I think it must have been a record for me.
During a pause I said to him "why does it hurt like hell more some times than others?" He very gently said "It just works that way sometimes honey" and went back to spanking me (nice guy that he is).
He did ease up a bit though, but tears very quickly started to trickle. Not a full on cry, I find it very difficult to fully let go and openly cry but there was a slow trickle which is unusual for me. He lay on the bed beside me and pulled me into him. "Tears" he said in a surprised tone. I weakly smiled at him and said "It's all good. This is good". "It's very good" was his reply.
He briefly continued spanking but with less intensity then scooped me up and sat me on his lap where we cuddled for a bit before telling me to get on my knees on the floor for some .... um ... other activities. A little while later I was back OTB for round two.
I have no idea in this case why it was that I didn't cope with this spanking the same as I usually do.