The bent-over-object position is a spanking position in which the spankee is bent (or laid) over the seat of a chair, bench, stool or barstool, lectern, the back (or armrest) of an armchair or couch, or a similar piece of furniture, gymnastics apparatus, or spanking furniture, with support under their hips, such as:
- the barrel of a cannon (aboard ships, called "kissing the gunner's daughter")
- a capstan (aboard ships)
- a bitt (aboard ships)
- a vaulting horse (in schools)
- a vaulting-buck (in schools)
- a birching horse (in prisons, etc.)
- a birching pony (in schools, reformatories, etc.)
- a whipping frame
- an exercise ball
Unlike the kneeling position, which can also be over a (low enough) object, the spankee's knees are off the ground in this position, although he or she is not really standing either. The spankee's feet will usually be in contact with the ground, but bear only minimal or none of the spankee's weight at all. The spankee's feet may also be off the ground when he/she is bent over the object.
As nearly all of the spankee's weight is borne by the abdomen/hip area (some weight may also be borne by the chest area and/or hands, depending on the object used and the exact positioning of the spankee), it is recommended to introduce padding on the surface of the object on which the spankee lies on. A blanket or cushion may also be used. This provides comfort for the spankee's body so that he/she can concentrate fully on the sensations on the buttocks from the spanking and not be distracted by discomfort in other parts of the body.
The bent-over-object position is similar to the over-the-knee position - just that the spanker's lap is replaced by an object, so the spanker is free to move around. This position is recommended if the spankee is heavy, and if long spanking implements such as canes, birch rods, switches and whips are to be used.
Drawing of woman over a birching horse by P. Fusty (1909).
Laid over the seat of a chairEdit
The laid-over-seat-of-chair position was popular for school corporal punishment in 19th century Germany. The student was "über den Stuhl gelegt" (placed over the chair) in the same manner as they would be "über's Knie gelegt" (placed over the knee). The difference was that the OTK position was mainly used for younger children and hand-spankings, whereas the chair position was used for older children and punishments with long implements, such as switches and canes, which require more room to swing. The chair used for this purpose in the classroom was typically the teacher's chair, as students in those days sat on long benches rather than individual chairs. A firm grip on the back of the student's nape ensured that they remained in position throughout the punishment.
In a variant, the spankee bends over with the hands placed on the seat of the chair, or bends over the back of a chair. Most of their weight rests on their feet.
- The jackknife position, in which the spankee lies prone with their torso and legs forming an "A".
- The upside-down L position, which is further, "all the way over".
- The lunge position is similar, but without an object to bend over.
- The bent-over position is similar too, also without an object to bend over. Here, the spankee is standing free with his/her full weight on his/her feet.
- A museum educator demonstrates corporal punishment using a chair (but otherwise not very realistically) in Bauernhofmuseum Illerbeuren, Germany (F/m).