As Monty Python says…”And now for something completely different!”
Here is something new and creative that Mike and I added to my Rewards. Occasionally Mike will decide that the number of strokes I will receive will be determined by a game we call “Over/Under.” Mike picks a number of strokes he feels are reasonable but does not tell me. I then have to guess and give the number I think is reasonable. The ultimate number of spankings I will receive are based upon how far off I am and whether I went Over or Under his number.
If I underestimate the number, he takes his number and subtracts my number to get a “gross” number of swats. He then DOUBLES the gross number and adds it back into HIS original number and that becomes my new “net” number of swats.
For example – if he picked 11 and I picked 7. 11 minus 7 = 4. Doubling the 4 equals 8. The 8 is then added to HIS original 11, and the new net number is 19.
If I overestimate the number, he takes my number and subtracts his number to get a “gross” number. He then ADDS (not doubles) the gross number back into MY original number and that becomes my new “net” number of swats.
For example, if he picked 7 and I picked 11. 11 minus 7 =4. The 4 is then added to MY original 11 and the new net number is now 15.
If I pick it correctly, then the strokes are cut in half.
For example, he picked 11 and I picked 11. Half of 11 is 5.5 and the rule is we always ROUND UP! So, the new net number is now 6.
Mike will first tell me both the implement and level of impact he has in mind. I know automatically that some implements mean fewer strokes and the harder the impact, the fewer the strokes. I’ve found the less impactful implements are the hardest to figure out. One time for a moderate hand spanking I guessed 30 and he had chosen 60. So I ended up with 120!! (60-30 = 30. 30 x 2 = 60. 60+60=120).
Most of the time I am pretty close, but Mike no longer picks easy round numbers like 20 or 30. That would be too easy! He also tends to start with a little lower number than usual, knowing that more than likely we will be adding to it. How sweet of him (touch of sarcasm).
I’ve found that the absence of this game makes the Reward more solemn than ever. It’s like, “Wow, Mike doesn’t even want to play. This is really serious.” Conversely, when we do play it, it adds more levity to a Reward and makes them less solemn and more joyful. Yes, spankings can be even MORE joyful if you put some fun and creativity behind it. Yes, there is a touch of sarcasm there, but mostly just truth. I find the mix of pain and pleasure very joyful so anything that adds to that is a bonus.
Game anyone? I am thinking of a number . . .
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