(Continuation from last Sep. 12.)
The next two Points of my agenda from 09. 02. 2020 are the most difficult to write about. There are quite a few immidiate questions: What is more rewarding, a short thrashing at max setting or a long spanking at moderate force? Can a mechanised beating provoke erotic feelings? Can the mind be manipulated into a dream state by a machine?
The are several difficulties to address these questions with intelligent answers. First of all, I have no real experience concerning duration and strength of beatings with various implements and the famous "crossing red lines". I have tried nearly all my toys shortly in order to learn about their suitability and their efficiency, but I don't have results from "long term trials". The results of my tests can be read in my last post. However, there you find technical data and measurements only, and advice how to proceed using SM with the various implements.
During testing I have learned how to fix an implement quite tightly to SM, and SM itself securely to a stable surface. That done, the only thing left is to position yourself so that SM can get at your bottom! It also might help to use a somewhat movable support/cushion to present your behind. Remember, SM itself will always hit the same spot/area. So you will have to move your bottom in order to get some cuts on the central part of your bottom and some on the sweet spots . The best way to do that is moving together with the roll/bolster/cushion you are laying across.
A very good alternative is standing upright or bending down on a couch/bed/easy chair. This position will be ideal for "dancing" with the implements. Admittedly, standing-upright or bending without support is not the position to get into a dreamy state!
If you set SM to "max", any traditional painful toys such as canes, switches, or single tails will hurt you badly enough to make you cut the electricity very soon. Please, follow my advice and place a switchable connector between the transformer with the lead to SM and the electrical cord providing electric current. You might need it sooner than you have assumed. My experience so far, is to set SM to strength 7 - 8. if you want to receive a lengthy spanking.
Any selfspanking with SM is essentially a struggle between your pain tolerance, your willpower and your ability to let the machine go further than you would have by hitting yourself. Exactly that experiment I have not made so far. I am also a bit uncertain which one will be my favourite implement with SM. Maybe a cane, maybe a ruler. But I also like the sound (the slap) of a paddle hitting bare flesh. Even the bathbrush might qualify.
One day, I am going to report the result of my "stress tests", beatings lasting longer than I would have been able to do it myself.
Taking things quite a bit further will be accepting the help of a second person who will not or doesn't want to take the role as a Top for whatever reason. You even might want to play it as a special game. In order to get realism and a certain feeling of helplesness into a session, that second person can tie you down. Then, SM might be the unmovable stern executor and your helper will tend to SM, the timer and the positioning of SM. Making use of the octogonal tube, SM may be moved up and down in order to hit various parts of a bottom. If that role is delegated to a helper, you might stay in a helpless mode for a longer period allowing for uninterrupted fantasies and brain movies.
Intimately connected to acchieving some erotic feelings and starting a few rewarding fantasies are the technical problems you might experience with not securly fastening either an implement to SM or SM itself to a sturdy surface. If you have started a session and must get up to fix a loose connection, that session will kill any fantasy of a stern, unmovable spanker standing behind you swinging the implement.
Unfortunately, resetting the timer after 5 minutes running time is the most unwanted interruption of a session - and that one is unavoidable. There is no bypass to have the timer running continuously. The producer suggests using strong adhesive tape to stop the winding knob from moving backwards. I am not sure whether this is a good idea. I think there should be a professional fix to that annoying stop after a short period of 5 minutes.
Another important condition for a successful session is the positioning of your bottom. You should place yourself in a way that the center of your behind is the main target for SM. If you move slightly up and down or right to left, your entire bottom will get the caresses of the rod.
But not only your bottom should get the best treatment; your entire body should be placed comfortably as well. That leaves a bed as the best offer. Laying on your stomach, your bottom elevated to a nice round target, you just might forget that you are spanked by a machine - at least for as long a the timer allows.
OK. Your brain will have to work overtime anyway! Any distraction by technical glitches will ruin any hopeful roots of a mind movie! A rather bad distraction is the whining of the motor winding the coil which accelerates the implement when released. But this whining will be the one drawback which will stay with SM for sure. Everybody knows it and hates it, but winding the spring is essential for the function of SM. Incidently, the noise of the motor will be heard clearly through any house and outside as well. So, you will better be really alone when using SM - and think about a practical explanation for the neighbours, in case they get curious!
All things considered I have been spanking myself undisturbed by technical glitches and no danger to either loosing implements or shaking loose SM from its mount :-) and I cannot deny that - considering the disadvantages of selfspanking in general - SM beats doing it yourself (excuse the pun).
(will be continued)