There is the disproportionate punishment. The sub is sent to tidy the kitchen. The tidying is done and I am feeling like being a bitch so an inspection of the ‘tidied’ kitchen is undertaken. In reality it is perfect, but I behave with incredulous annoyance. although I am acting, my voice carries controlled irritation. ‘Look at the third mug down on the mug tree, you slovenly slut, it is facing a different way to the other mugs; get over the dining table now!‘ A caning follows. It is excessively disproportionate to the crime; and all the more arousing for me for being so; and all the more subjugating for the sub for being so. (And a sub is never more content than when feeling subjugated.)
There is the deterrent punishment. I am about to begin a long day of full-on domination. One tribulation after another for my sub, for my perverted pleasure. I am bathed dressed and ready. My sub, as so often, hears the fateful words. ‘Get over the dining table pansy-piece, we are starting with a serious deterrent punishment. I want to be sure you know what will happen if you are disobedient today.’ It is unnecessary and gratuitous. He already knows exactly what will happen. But, it begins my arousal in earnest – half because it is so unfair and thus a clear indicator of my (sexually stimulating) power, and half – because inflicting pain and listening to whimpering and begging is so arousing. Again, subjugating for the sub because of the unfairness and again, a sub is never more content than when feeling subjugated.
Finally there is the just-because-I-can punishment. I have noticed it is a firm favourite of guests of mine when asked to babysit bitch-boy. I will have returned home and the babysitter has been thanked by bitch-boy and has departed, and I ask bitch-boy what he did wrong to deserve the caning he obviously received in my absence. (Obviously, because of the puffy red and striped flesh of his butt.) He answers mournfully. ‘Governess xxxx announced she was going to punish me just because she can and so she then caned me for a long time Mistress.‘
So NOT firm-but-fair in my household. Why would it be fair if I want a contented sub and I want the feeling of absolute power. Yes power corrupts – it has certainly corrupted me!