There’s a big difference between disciplinary and recreational punishments (aka erotic punishments). A disciplinary punishment follows after neglecting your tasks or crossing the lines of respect for example. Hearing your Mistress say She’s disappointed in you hurts more than a thrashing, believe me. Disciplinary punishments are perhaps unavoidable from time to time, but you should stay away from them as long as possible; they’re not pleasant and certainly not arousing. Recreational punishments however are both lovely and important. As actor George Clooney once said in an interview: When you do a TV-series over a long period of time, you tend to get lazy. Slaves aren’t any different. We’re trying to do our utmost, we really do, but we’re also masters in finding the path of least resistance. We don’t do it on purpose, it’s just one of our many, many, many, many flaws. So recreational punishments are important to keep us on our toes. Let there be no mistake: a recreational punishment can also be bloody painful, but at least it’s agony with a smile. Happy suffering!