I got an email from a reader, which I have lightly edited for privacy purposes and brevity. I’m posting it here with my response in case readers may have additional suggestions. The reader asks:
My girl and I were spanko in spirit for a very long time before we met each other. She is dark skinned and neither bruises easily or raises welts. I have hand spanked her with enough force both of those should of happened. Is there a way too prep her skin so that the welts would raise easier? I am intrigued by the idea of leaving welts on her so she can feel them and be reminded of our activities. I have tried an 18-inch flogger with one-eighth-inch suede straps, but that left no marks either.
I hear you! Bethie, too, has darker skin that does not mark easily.
I have seen welts (red marks) from hand spankings in photographs, but never in person. I suspect they are more common on pale skin and bottoms that haven’t been spanked very much. And puffy raised welts from a hand spanking would strike me as a rarity. Is there a way to prep her skin so that these are more likely? I should imagine so, but I haven’t heard of this. Any readers have input?
Your suede flogger also seems to me likely to be too gentle to leave serious welts, although I would expect some reddening. No, your true friend for welt creation is a riding crop or a cane. Of the two, the riding crop is friendlier; it concentrates the striking force in usually-rectangular area of a few square inches or centimeters, making it easy to leave a prominent red mark and (with a little more striking force) a puffy raised area.
The cane, wielded with vigor, is even more likely to leave a memorable welt. These will be longer, narrower, and more likely to be puffy, raised, and painful enough to feel with fingers for a few days afterwards.