The tucked-under-the-arm position is a spanking position in which the spanker sits on a couch or bed. The spankee is laid next to the spanker, on the left side if the spanker is right-handed and vice versa, and tucked under the spanker's non-spanking arm, so the spankee's waist-up is behind the spanker. The spankee's weight is fully on the couch or bed and spankee does not lie over any of the spanker's thighs.
The spankee is well-secured in this position and the spanker can use his/her other hand to administer the spanking. This position can be an alternative to over-the-knee, underarm and similar positions, useful if the spankee is an adult and heavy.
- The underarm position is similar, but here both partners are standing instead of sitting/lying.
- The frontal over-the-lap position and the straddling position are very similar, but here the spankee is not beside the spanker but over the spanker's lap, usually only over one thigh.
- The spankee can also be placed sideways over one of the spanker's knees, resulting in a variant of the over-one-knee position.
- The over-the-knee position is only remotely similar, here the spankee lies sideways over both of the spanker's thighs.