Using a Belt
Choosing the Belt
Belts vary incredibly, so picking the correct one is very important. The typical, single layer, dry leather, dress belt is a very poor choice, it is too light and bounces on impact. The resulting strikes tend to land unwanted edge hits, and this can have a cutting effect on the skin. A wide belt will tend not to twist to the sides and land flatly thereby evenly distributing the force across the length of the impact. The most important factor in any belt is it doesn't have the tendency to twist and otherwise it will produce those very undesirable edge hits.
Things to consider:
The best belts are not too heavy, but very flexible, supple and controllable.
Never choice a belt adorned with studs or frills as these tend to also cut the skin.
Choose a belt twice the length of my arm.
Realize that the force of the belt impact is the speed times the length from the shoulder to the end point of the impact.
My favourite is an old worn belt that has absorbed some moisture but has stretched over time, making it thinner and more supple and flexible rather than heavy and clubby. It the eye holes have puckered from use trim them back a little so they are smooth. A nice supple leather belt used appropriately does a beautifully thorough job of spanking a bottom. On the other hand, some belts are much too heavy or thick and do not curl well.
Maintaining the Belt
Any belt which is "clubby", especially after they have gained weight from sweat, dirt, oils, etc. should be rejected.Regardless one of the secrets is to keep it very clean and use alcohol to wipe it down killing any bacteria or foreign organisms. Then a light coating on the side being used to impact with Vaseline. Then wipe this clean with a plain rag.
Now before you try to use a belt on anyone, practice, practice, practice... use a big pillow as a target and try it at home (better than practicing is, say, the public library). Perhaps finding the right belt at a thrift or resale shop so you have one that you know you can use. You must understand and control the "snap the whip" effect of any flexible implement. The end of the belt - whether used as a single-layer strap or doubled up like the archetypical spanking belt - can be very abusive. This will take time, particularly with a long belt. For the first few times, you may simply want to fold it in half and use it up close like a principals strap.
Once you are sure you can strike consistently with flat impact on the pillow it is time now to practice where to hit. Make sure you can strike different parts of the target deliberately. Now you need to find a post somewhere which you can use as a standing subject. We are no taking the belt to a whipping style which is far more demanding. This can only be done with long belts.
Never ever use the buckle end !!!
Unlike with a paddle or short whip do not use the belt on the genitals.
Belts are ideal only for the fleshy parts of the body.
Again tie a long pillow to a beam at the very top and bottom. The object is to learn to strike roughly the midline of the pillow and learn to wrap the belt around the target. Start at the extreme end of the reach of the belt and slowly move in until you reach a comfortable position and can consistently get the belt to wrap around the pillow and one side of the post. This will allow for side impacts with the blunting action of the back to take most of the effect while the sting will be on the sides. Wrapping around accelerates the time and increases the intensity of the tip and impact. If your subject cannot take this, then revert back to the folded belt and close smacks. Only real pain sluts can take this intensity.
Now the administration of the strike is directly in relation to the purpose. There is a significant difference between punishment and sexual stimulation. When starting a session, it is a good idea to have the recipient have a bite guard to prevent them biting the tongue during the session. I have a separate article on how to build ones. Regardless all strikes have to be smooth and slow building on a rhythm which is comfortable for the deliverer but also sets a pace for the recipient. They begin to build an expectation and actually with pain sluts enjoy a rhythm which can help them gain a high from this.
When delivering a strike, start with your arm fully extended straight from the shoulder, swing wide and slowly out a full swing which ends with the arms perpendicular to the body. This will give you a comfortable swing but not excessive.
Unlike with a whip, do not lean into the swing, this will cause an uncontrolled twist as the aspect of the body changes in relation to the ground.
Applying to a Body
Decide on your target in advance. The buttocks, back or a half wrap around. If you are aiming at the buttock, do not include the wrapping effect, this should only be done on the torso. Always carry through the swing. If you stop short the tip will twist causing pinpoint pain and may actually cut again. Make sure each swing hits the area you are aiming. The force of the swing will be set by the tempo and force you put behind the swing, a less intense force is much more focused on sexual stimulation, while a more forceful swing maximizes the pain effect.
Layering and Marking
Lay each impact carefully - avoiding letting the end make deep bruises. Apply first couple strikes with control and precision to create an impact site that is faintly pink/purple (black skin) and hot. You can increase this intensity until the deep red colour which appears slightly translucent. If you are careful this will only leave slight bruising which will have pale black and blue cast the next day.
Applying a fast-paced spanking that won't overwhelm too much may work to start but this is never really used for sexual stimulation only for pain and punishment. The intensity is too high for any real conversion of the experience within the mind of the recipient.
Pain, Pain, Pain
If you are actually punishing then develop more of that "snap the whip" action, but in these case make sure the target is the fleshy part of the buttocks, not the back, side or hips. Held short and used in this manner focus on a specific narrow target. The effect is immediate because of the repeated targeting and intensity increase with each strike even though no additional force is used. However, this is problematic for many and if your conscience will be bothered by this then I would not administer such. I have found only true sadists have it in them to take punishment to this level.