My Facebook friend KR mentioned that she loved reading aftercare in spanking and BDSM books, so that gave me this idea for a blog post.
There is something satisfying about reading the aftermath of a punishment, when the submissive has the chance to relax in her disciplinarian’s arms and feel loved, despite (and perhaps partly because of) the pain. She has misbehaved somehow — sassy backtalk, not following through with a promise, putting herself in danger, etc. — and has been punished. We read her struggle with the pain, anger, and submission, but then the punishment ends. However, that shouldn’t be the end of the time they spend together.
A punishment spanking hurts, and it’s not supposed to be fun. Along with the pain can come a sense of failure and a sadness over disappointing her Dom/Daddy/Master. Aftercare is a time for the Dom to reaffirm the relationship, to reassure her that her indiscretion is forgiven, and to dry her tears. Included below are various snippets of aftercare from my books. They’re all a bit different, but they all contain one thing in common: the warm feelings that come after a well-done punishment. Hope you enjoy them!
From The Unbraiding of Anna Brown
The final four swats were firm and measured.
“Protecting you includes disciplining you,” Spank. “When you choose to be reckless,” Spank. “When you disobey,” Spank. “And when you don’t take your discipline seriously.” Spank. “Have I make myself quite clear on all accounts tonight, young lady?”
“Yes,” Anna moaned, the word leaving her mouth slowly in misery.
“Then we’re finished.” Carter folded her skirt back over her bottom.
Anna hung over his legs and cried. When her cries settled a bit, she said, “I’ll never do anything to earn another spanking like that. Never, ever, ever.”
Carter gathered her into a hug on his lap. “I almost believe that. You’re a good girl.” He wiped away the tears on her cheek and pushed a piece of hair that escaped her braid behind her ear.
“I know you feel I was hard on you, but that spanking won’t hurt past tonight.” He cuddled her into him and stroked her back, his hands now gentle and comforting.
Anna buried her face in the curve of his neck and shoulder and basked in his comfort for some time. When she found her normal voice, she made a three-word declaration that made his hand freeze on her back mid-rub. “You love me.”
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From Missy Meets the Marshal
He caressed her tender skin until she felt like she would pass out from the pleasure his touch brought her. Feeling the ache soothed by the same hand that caused it sent desire coursing through her body. She had never felt so raw and aroused. When he placed his hand on the back of her thigh and pulled it toward him, parting her legs, she mewled. He stroked the sensitive skin of her inner thighs and slid his fingers to the apex of her legs. He cupped her womanhood with his large, warm hand.
A primitive growl escaped his throat, and she felt his cock harden under her stomach. “You’re sopping wet, darlin’,” he said, his voice low with lust. “What a naughty little girl you are. You liked getting spanked, didn’t you?” He gave her pussy a light swat. “You needed to be taught a lesson over my knee.”
The little spank to her most sensitive place delivered a shot of arousal and ache. Beth felt her face flush at his words. “I didn’t like the spanking, Grover. It hurt,” she whimpered, feeling as helpless under his pleasuring hand as she had under his punishing one.
His fingertips found her bundle of nerves and lingered there, brushing and circling it. “But you liked me showing I care, didn’t you? That’s the good thing about a spanking.”
Beth moaned. “There are more, um, pleasant ways to do that.” She felt his manhood twitch under her stomach again, as if on cue volunteering to offer another way. “Please, Grover. I need to feel you inside of me,” she said, her voice husky with desire.
He needed no further encouragement. She found herself being lifted and bent over the arm of the sofa, her spanked bottom in the air. She heard him shucking off his trousers and shortly after felt his cock pressing at her entrance. He clutched her hips and moved into her a little at a time, and she gasped and threw back her head as he filled her. He began his movements slow and gentle but soon picked up speed. He thrust in and out and landed a swat on her sore bottom.
She yelped. “This isn’t very romantic, Marshal, taking me like a bull takes a cow.”
He smacked her again. “Hush. This is how naughty girls who lie to the marshal get fucked.”
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From Fetching Charlotte Rose
“Are you finished with your tantrum now, or do you need some more swats?”
She wiped the tears from her cheek. “I’m finished,” she whimpered, fully subdued.
He slowly relaxed the leg that pinned her in place and lifted her legs to rest over both of his. He caressed her bottom and thighs. After some time, he asked, “Do you feel better now, darlin’?”
“Yes. Thank you, Max.”
She reveled in the comfort she felt from him holding her in such an intimate, vulnerable position. His left hand was anchored around her waist, and his forearm still pinned her to his leg, giving her a sense of security, while his other hand conveyed both warning and solace in its tender strokes over her bottom and legs. She knew he would do whatever it took to keep her safe and in line.
“You’re such a good girl, thanking me for your spanking,” he murmured, squeezing her burning globes gently before resuming his caress.
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From His Little Red Lily
With her head cradled against the walls of the corner, she rubbed her bottom and cried like she’d never cried before. She’d wanted to impress Jesse and show him that she was a woman, and she’d done the exact opposite. He thought of her as nothing more than a naughty child who needed a spanking, and that’s certainly what she felt like standing in the corner. The tears wouldn’t stop falling, and she sniffled, wishing she had a handkerchief to blow her leaking nose.
Jesse spoke a few minutes later. “Come here, Lily.”
Her eyes downcast, she walked to where he stood leaning against his desk with his arms folded in front of his chest. She couldn’t bear to look at him. He handed her the handkerchief she desperately needed, and she blew her nose.
“It was just a spanking, not the end of the world. Settle down now,” he said, his voice firm.
She obeyed somehow. Soon her sobs morphed into occasional hiccups. She finally dared to look at him through her wet lashes. She discovered that his eyes were fixed on her. She thought she saw concern there, and she was relieved to see no anger or ridicule.
He sighed. “I know I was hard on you, Lily, but hopefully you’ll realize after you leave that it was for your own good. This isn’t the place for a young lady with her whole life ahead of her.”
She felt her lower lip trembling again. She nodded and looked down.
Jesse wrapped an arm around her shoulders and brought her to him for a hug. With his other hand he cupped the side of her head and held it against his chest, and his chin rested on the top of her head. He smelled so good, like soap and something spicy. She relaxed and basked in his comfort and the feeling of his hands, now gentle, wrapped around her body.
Feeling another hug from the first man who’d ever paid her any attention, she felt vulnerable and more in love with him than ever. Despite how much the spanking embarrassed her, she again felt noticed by him and like he cared about her. Now that he comforted her, she grasped his shirt with her fists and held onto him as though tearing herself away would rip out her heart.
He ran a hand over her head. “You’re going to be just fine, darlin’. Stay away from the saloon.” His breath wisped the hair along her forehead, and she felt a shiver of delight down to her toes.
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From Claimed by the Mountain Man
He settled his left hand on the center of her back. Still not speaking, he ran his punishing hand lightly over her hot skin. His gentle touch surprised her even more than his hauling her over his lap. Slowly he caressed her swollen globes. Nettie felt a tug at her core, an arousal that built the longer she remained helpless and naked over Jack’s lap. He rubbed her bottom until the sting dissipated into a dull ache.
She felt confused. Five minutes earlier, she would have sworn he was the meanest man to ever exist, but now he seemed almost tender. What confused her more was the fact that she felt disappointed when he stopped caressing her. A man’s touch wasn’t something she had welcomed in a very long time.
“You’ll sleep here tonight, young lady. Tomorrow I’ll figure out what to do with you.”
“All right. Th-thank you,” she said, still sniffling. She was relieved by his pronouncement. She felt too weary to return to the cave now, where she would no doubt struggle to get warm once again. Trapper Jack made her nervous, but she didn’t feel afraid anymore. He’d punished her, and it had hurt, but he’d also fed and warmed her.
He stood with her in his arms and carried her to the bed against the far wall of the room, where he laid her down on her stomach. The bed felt wonderfully soft beneath her. Trapper Jack retrieved the fur blanket from its heap in front of the fireplace and placed it over her naked body.
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Thank you for reading! Do you have an aftercare snippet to share? I would love if you commented and posted one you’ve written. You could also give the name of a book someone else wrote that contains your favorite aftercare scene. Be sure to include the link to where we can go to check out the book!
9 thoughts on “Aftercare – The sweetest part of a spanking”
When I got into domestic discipline I underestimated the power and purpose of aftercare. I’ve found it is a critical part of a disciplining as it brings closure and finality to whatever prompted the spanking while at the same time bringing comfort through the reassurance that all is forgiven and all is loved.
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Yes, exactly. I agree it’s critical and should always be factored in. Thanks so much for commenting!
I love, love, love aftercare both in person and in books. Here’s a scene from my most recent release, “Cassandra’s Curse”:
“Wyatt, please. Please,” she sobbed.
“Almost over, sweetheart. You can do this.”
“I can’t. Hurts.”
“I know.” The strap landed again and she didn’t even recognize the sound it ripped from her throat. When the final stroke landed, she lay over the arm of the couch, sobbing. She barely noticed when Wyatt helped her stand, then lifted her into his strong arms. He carried her to the bed they now shared and gently laid her down before stretching out next to her, pulling her close.
“How are you feeling?” Wyatt asked when her weeping finally abated.
She took a deep breath and closed her eyes, searching deep within herself in a way she hadn’t in hundreds of years. Since well before her imprisonment. “I feel… whole.”
“Whole?” Wyatt asked, surprise in his voice.
“Yes. It’s as though there’s a part of me I’ve been keeping at bay. The part of me that could feel guilt and remorse and forgiveness. The best part of me.” She paused, struggling to find the right words. “In my family, it’s easy to lose that part of yourself. When you live your life with power like ours, it’s easy to see yourself as better than everyone else, and to justify doing as you wish regardless of who you may hurt in the process. My sister was the best of us in that way. She never lost her humanity. At least, not until I ripped it from her.”
She felt his lips press against the top of her head. “Time to let go of that guilt, baby. We’ll find a way to break the curse and make things right with your sister. I promise.”
Resting her head on his chest, she let the strong, steady beat of his heart lull her to sleep. And for the first time in over seven centuries, she believed the curse could be broken.
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I write about consensual adult spanking and do NOT believe in hitting kids. I’m very sorry that happened to you.
THANK YOU! It’s so hard to find any decent aftercare!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
It’s one of my favorite things to write. Thanks for the feedback!
Have you ever written spanking stories where… scientific experiment is the main idea? XD
e.g. Blindfold your target. Tell them you will drop either molten wax (BDSM specialized) or ice-cold water BUT at random.
I haven’t written that yet, but it sounds pretty hot!