Caning is one the most common pleasurable aspects of BDSM. There are a lot of people who enjoy being canned…or use a can on somebody, in the other reverse case. Some canes are made out of Bamboo, but some people find they break to easily; besides, they can be quite hard. Other popular materials are rattan and plastic, but careful because most of them are incredibly hard and rigid. You don’t want to break your bottom!
If you’re so inclined, you can also look for a cane with a handle. They tend to be easier to manage so if you’re a beginner, make sure to pick a cane with a handle. As a matter or preference, you can also choose a cane with a varnish or those that have a nice finish. On the other hand, if you like your canes on the rustic side, you can choose one that is not finished. However, be careful because these need more care. If they are made of rattan, you will need to soak them in water regularly in order to hydrate them.
The next thing to do once you have your cane is to find someone willing to take a caning! Wink*. There are several positions a person can be caned, so it will depend on your scene, the body, the warm up…And just for you know, the position can affect how the cane feels, so it’s something very important.
Some people like to receive a caning when they are bent over the waist because they find it extremely erotic. Others like to be laying flat on the bed while their partner spanks them. Oh! And being bound and restricted is optional, wink*.
Now, if your partner is bent over a bed or a chair, you will have to take into consideration the height. If they are too low, you won’t be able to swing the cane properly.
In any case, practicing before actually doing the scene will be for the best, especially if this is your first time caning or trying that position in particular. Choose the position you will be using and try using the cane and mimicking the motions to ensure everything will go right and you are feeling comfortable. Think of it like a test run…a very fun test run, wink*