This past weekend, Pet and I explored play that is slightly more physical. My knee has been healing well and I couldn't help but think about a picture he had re-blogged on tumblr a few days before. In his comment he said "...there's a rawness here that speaks to me..." I was also thinking back to a video that he and I had watched together and then subsequently discussed. While my style is quite different from that Domme, I did like the way she brought her submissive into focus.
So early in the session, I had him assume what was for us, a new position. He stood with his feet about shoulder width apart, bending forward at the waist until his hands came to rest on the floor in front - sort of an inverted "V" position. I then asked him a series of questions and "corrected" him when he took too long to answer or answered incorrectly. Correction took the form of:
1. ball squeezing
2. ball slapping
3. ass slapping
4. hair pulling and a little face slapping while straddling his back and whispering in his ear
Within ten minutes, he was properly focused. He understood he was to focus solely on the sensations I was providing and surrender to them for my pleasure.
Enjoying this position but recognizing that his arms were tiring, I improvised and later turned a step stool into a spanking bench that enabled him to approximate the inverted "V" and also support part of his body weight. I then administered a bare-handed spanking and had him count. Then we moved on to a series of slaps with my leather strap across his bottom and balls. At one point, I was standing with his head pinched between my knees while I reached across him and strapped his ass. He was a lovely shade of red at the end, but he was able to answer my remaining questions quickly and reasonably well. He balanced his pain and kept his focus beautifully!
While we moved on to some of our more usual activities after that, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed putting him through his paces in this very physical way and will likely use this approach again. (Thank you Kade and Maitresse for the inspiration!)