How Do You Punish a Masochist?
How do you punish a masochist has a stock joke response.
If someone is a pure masochist, enjoys pain but not personal surrender then the stock answer applies. Sort of, if a person doesn't have a submissive side then there's no reason to punish him.
When I'm in slave space my strongest desire to be obedient. A strong blow combined with an angry command to hurry or stop hesitating really does urge me on. And masochist I may be but it hurts. The pleasure I get from it is deferred, sometimes happening mostly in recollection. At the time it mostly quickens my need to serve. My immediate response is to go more deeply into slave space.
So how do you punish a masochistic slave?
It may sound oxymoronic but hit him hard enough. Two or three biting lashes aren't enough to provide the endorphin rush that converts pain into pleasure.
My own guess is that the punishment needs to evoke feelings of shame or some other sort of mostly emotional stress.
Emotional D/s has fascinated me but it is really potentially more dangerous than physical torture. I've never been able to properly sort out my own feelings about it. My interest in it is to find myself pushed ever more ardently into slavishness.
Imagine being place alone in a room bound in some uncomfortable position, say, your head tied low so you have to hold your self up or try to half-lie in a trying position. Perhaps with a blindfold and earplug so there's no external stimuli. Or in front of a mirror and clock forcing you to see yourself as you are and watch each minute pass. Or put in a closet or cramped space.
You might object that I've probably fantasized about this kind of thing. Not really. I've thought about it. I was trying to explore the idea of being reconditioned, made more servile. Since D/s is normally so stimulating boredom and discomfort were the only behavior modifying tools I could think of.
The trick is how long is the slave left like this. If your sessions are normally short there probably isn't enough time for this kind of thing to be effective. Or the dominant might become bored by the inactivity.
Another possibility that occurred to me was being forcing the slave to do something exceptionally repulsive like hold his head over a dirty cat litter box. Or the childhood classic: making him wash his mouth out with soap if his words or tone is disrespectful. I suspect the list of extremely disgusting possibilities is vast.
Maybe some special form of torment that is reserved only for punishment like testicle squeezing. (It sounds uncomfortably like animal training but I suspect one of the key elements of punishment would be consistency..
Or perform a chore in a cumbersome and hampered manner, perhaps wrists and legs on a very short chain making moving and staying upright difficult. Again the question is what duration. Alexandra reminded me that she recently punished me by refusing to let my lick her boots. Worshipping her that way is one of my strongest desires when in slave space. Effective emotional punishment but mild and harmless.
Given little time a harsh reprimand and biting pain, the canonical treatment, is the easiest form of punishment. If a slave has a real need to be pleasing spoken criticism does have meaning for him.
The real answer like many things is really what works for the individual couple.
Perhaps you'll leave your own suggestion about punishing a masochist.
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