Consensual spanking

Cartoon from Stick News (2010).

Consensual spanking is spanking that takes place with the full and free consent of all involved parties, in particular both the spanker and the spankee.

Consensual spanking includes the categories:

Spanking as a type of BDSM play is usually always consensual (see also the safe, sane and consensual credo).

It is contrasted to all forms of nonconsensual spanking, including:

Disciplinary spanking can in some cases be consensual (e.g. in domestic discipline) but will usually be nonconsensual.