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My Nettles and Spanking Experience

Filed under: Blog entries — Bethie @ 10:59 pm

Finally it’s time to tell you about my nettle experience! Yay! I know you all were sure I’d forgotten but I hadn’t.

For starters, let me explain about the nettles we used. Our nettles were sprouts that Dan (my honey, SpankBoss of SpankingBlog) had grown himself. He worked hard on those seedlings and managed to get a nice little crop going. They weren’t large branches so they couldn’t be used for the actual spanking (thank goodness), but they were large enough to have all the nice little stinging hairs and leaves that nettles are famous for.

That said, I’ll remind you that I’ve got one tough bottom and, at that time, my bottom had been spanked hard every day for five days running. I was exquisitely sore and ready for more. When I’m like that, I can’t get enough. The more spanking I get, the more I want. It’s a never-ending cycle for me.

There I was with my tenderized bottom aching for more and it was only Saturday morning. After trying to find something to get my mind off my tender needy bottom, I finally gave up and wandered into Dan’s office. I knew he was going to go out that afternoon so I had to move fast. I didn’t have time for subtlety so I mumbled something about how I might be ready to give the nettles a try.

Dan doesn’t waste time and before I knew it, I was lying face down on the bed over a pile of pillows. Just to get me in the right frame of mind, Dan gave me a quick but thorough hand spanking. When he stopped, I moaned and lifted my bottom up for more but instead of more spanking, he moved away to get his nettle stash.

Dan very carefully took a nettle sprig and pressed it along the right cheek of my very warm bottom. At first I didn’t feel anything, but then slowly a stinging, hot line began to move across the area where he’d applied the nettle. I could almost feel each little stinging hair burning into my bottom. I moaned and ground my hips into the pillows.

While I had been busy experiencing the first application, Dan had been preparing the next one. He told me to be still and then he slowly began pressing more nettle sprigs across my bottom. As more were added, the earlier areas where he’d applied them were beginning to settle down into a lovely stinging sensation.

I suppose if my bottom hadn’t already been so thoroughly tenderized and aching for more, it might have been different. But my well-spanked greedy bottom was primed for those nettles. The nettles were adding sensation in ways I hadn’t expected.

Lying there across those pillows, I was getting lost in the sensations and not paying attention to Dan. I was totally unprepared when he took a sprig and trailed it up between my two bottom cheeks. I was so unprepared that I gasped and immediately clenched my bottom tight…catching the nettle sprig between my cheeks and squeezing it there.

I’m pretty sure I squealed about that time. I know Dan was taken by surprise, too, but I could tell he was trying not to laugh as he tried to pry my now bouncing bottom open to get the nettle out. I think I was yelping by then because that’s an awfully tender area to have a nettle sprig clutched in.

I eventually relaxed and Dan got it out of there. Of course, by then the burning had subsided enough for me to see the humor in the whole episode and I started giggling. Since I was giggling, Dan knew I was okay and he wanted to see just how sensitive my bottom was after the nettles. After all, one of the goals of the nettle treatment was to make my normally tough bottom more sensitive to a spanking.

To test my bottom’s hopefully new and improved sensitivity, Dan gave me a few light spanks in the areas where he’d applied the nettles. That was incredibly nice and full of sting so I moaned appreciatively and lifted up my bottom for more. With that encouragement, Dan began spanking me harder. I liked the intensity of the surface sting across my bottom so I didn’t complain.

Since I was enjoying the hand spanking so much, Dan moved onto implements. I’m not exactly sure which toys he used for that part of my spanking but he had me writhing and gasping with each stroke. Even when he’d pause for a moment, my bottom continued to burn ever so nicely.

I guess I seemed to be enjoying it a bit too much because he went for the big guns. Dan got the rubber paddle out and gave me a few good hard swats. Owww! I guess that was the reaction he’d been looking for because he continued with that paddle.

Then Dan did something new. In the spanking movie we had watched the night before, the guy doing the spanking put his hand on the topmost part of his spankee’s bottom, pulled her skin up, stretching the skin of her sit spot tight, and spanked her there.

I remember commenting at the time, “Ohhh! I hate that!”

I’d forgotten making that comment until Dan reached down and pulled my bottom up tight just like in the movie. Before I could protest, he landed three hard swats on the tight underside of my right cheek. I finally caught my breath and started to complain but by then he was already giving my left cheek the same treatment. He only went back and forth a couple of times but that was more than enough for me!

Yeah, I know, I only have myself to blame. I put the idea in his head with that comment. Hmph!

My bottom was seriously on fire by then and we were both ready for some seriously rousing love-making. We did a good job of it, too.

Now here’s my conclusion about our experiment with nettles. (And you thought I was going to tell you more about the sex.) I think because we used younger sprigs on my tough bottom that had been prepped by days of spanking, I had a very satisfactory sensation experience with the nettles. Remember, when we tested them across the back of my hand it wasn’t fun at all and that made me cautious about trying them anymore. I found out though that when the nettles were used carefully across my greedy bottom, the sensation was totally different and intensified our play.

I can’t promise the same result for everyone though. I *like* sensation play a lot. What’s good for this greedy bottom may not be good for every bottom. Keep that in mind, please, and remember I’m no expert about nettle play. I hope to be someday though; they say practice makes perfect. *wink*


  1. Wow! are you brave or what? I would die of anxiety in that situation. I hope the sting was everything you wanted.

    Comment by Carly — 9/11/2008 @ 5:47 pm

  2. Carly, I wasn’t really anxious, I found the anticipation was actually really exciting. In fact, the whole experience was stimulating and extremely arousing! The sting was perfect. Yum!

    Comment by Bethie — 9/11/2008 @ 7:11 pm

  3. Bethie,

    Two words: cinnamon oil.

    Best Wishes,

    Comment by Ally — 9/12/2008 @ 4:59 am

  4. Ally, I’ve heard about cinnamon oil but I’ve never tried it. What’s it like?

    Comment by Bethie — 9/12/2008 @ 2:05 pm

  5. Bethie,

    Well, honestly I cannot say what it would be like for a normal person, as I’m actually allergic to the stuff in any form, even candles burning. My skin breaks out into welts, even diluted ten to one, the minute it touches my skin. (Always test!) Personally, I use either mint or eucalyptus oils, but that’s more cooling than the burning sensation you’re after.

    Have Fun!

    Comment by Ally — 9/12/2008 @ 7:26 pm

  6. Bethie,
    I found this very interesting. I love a good stinging sensation. I have enjoyed the few times we have tried figging. I followed your links back to see how to order seeds. Now I am just wondering if I will get up the nerve to mention it to Nick.


    Comment by PK — 9/13/2008 @ 5:00 am

  7. Bethie,
    Lovely description- sounds as though dan did it just right for you, apart from pulling your skin tight and spanking….grin….but he is entitled to a bit of fun. Methinks we’ll see a spike in nettle usage from folks on this blog.

    Comment by Jim — 9/13/2008 @ 1:03 pm

  8. Ally, thanks for the info! 🙂

    PK, I like figging, too! I like a lot of intense sensations and those young nettles were perfect for playing with. I’m not sure I’d want to use the full-grown ones; they look kinda scary. 😉

    Jim, thank you! I have to say, Dan was quite pleased with himself for remembering that particular spanking move! 😆

    Comment by Bethie — 9/13/2008 @ 1:31 pm

  9. Tht;s really cool, Bethie. I was imagining that he had spanked you with the nettle branches and was wondering if I should pick some thistle plants to experiment with. We don’t have nettles around here.

    Maybe I’ll forget about the thistles, then. We do have hawthorne trees, but that would be just plain crazy.


    Comment by hermione — 9/20/2008 @ 5:53 am

  10. I’ve done a lot of research on nettles and, while the information I’ve gathered from different places has been very… um… informative, I’d not found a well written personal portrayal until now. Thank you!

    Comment by Ninian — 9/30/2008 @ 8:33 pm

  11. Where I live stinging nettles are as common as grass, I’ve never used them on purpose, but always had spanking fantasies about them. If you ever try full grown ones and find it to be too much, an instant remedy is to break the nettle’s shaft apart and rub the juice on the stinging area and the pain will go away.

    Comment by dice — 10/5/2008 @ 12:38 pm

  12. Hermione, I thought the nettles were used for the actual spanking, too! It was quite a surprise to find out they could be used this way instead. 🙂

    Ninian, thank you for commenting! I tried to find some first-hand stories before we started and had a tough time finding one as well. That article was helpful though. 🙂

    Dice, thanks for the handy advice! I might need that someday. 😀

    Comment by Bethie — 11/25/2008 @ 10:50 pm

  13. Oh, I couldn’t help it… I just had to make time to go back and read this, every last word, and I’m SO glad I did! Yep, we’ll definitely have to give nettles a try! Plus, it will save me some grass cutting and save the little guy’s legs from getting stung!

    Comment by Tiggs — 8/27/2009 @ 5:15 am

  14. Thank you for the description- just one minor criticism- you say that when Dan first pressed the nettle leaves onto your cheek, you felt nothing and then a stinging sensation gradually appeared. This does not sound as though the nettles were very suitable. I have played with them for more than 30 years with a number of Mistresses and the first touch with stinging nettles results in an immediate, sharp sting.
    The important point is to use the top few leaves from small, young plants. Although the large nettles look impressively threatening, they are actually pretty useless for tormenting the sub. I agree that the stems can be used for nettle whipping and that’s also great fun but if you want to create a really tender bottom, use the heads of young, lush plants. Don’t handle them any more than you can help and use them immediately after cutting.
    If you enjoy al fresco BDSM, there is nothing better than making the sub lower his/her bare bottom into a clump of young plants and leave them sitting there for five minutes so they can reap the full benefit!! If your victim is a man then make sure he keeps his legs wide apart so that other parts of his anatomy won’t feel left out.
    A final suggestion – try dressing the sub in a bra and full panties – whether a man or woman. You can then stuff the front and back of the knickers and both cups of the bra with some luscious nettles. After a 10 minute stroll, they can remove the leaves and continue their day. They will, however have several painful reminders of their meeting with Urtica dioica which will last 2 or more days!!
    Please continue your experiments and I hope you both continue to enjoy them!

    Comment by Richard — 6/24/2020 @ 7:56 am

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