When I discovered the spanking world and began meeting people, I found them to be a very affectionate bunch. Everybody hugged, all the time. Nice to meet you! Hug. Good morning! Hug. Haven't seen you in a few hours! Hug. After a spanking. Hug. Time to head home now. Hug. It awakened my inner hug slut. I loved it. Maybe it was something about the closeness I already felt with everyone because of TTWD, but hugging fit in nicely.
There is a type of hug for almost every situation. There's the friend hug.
The greeting/so happy to see you again hug
The consoling hug
The I'm trying to distract you from something else hug
The happy hug
The comforting hug
The sexy hug
And my personal favorite and an important part of aftercare, the after the spanking hug
The whole ritual of a spanking is very important to my headspace. It starts with the anticipation beforehand, communication with the top, reasons laid out, scolding if the occasion calls for it. Undressing and being put into position. Then the spanking itself. Sometimes cornertime. Then the aftercare. The aftercare is the most important part for me. Of course, not every spanking is some intense and elaborate emotionally mindfucking scene where I need to be cuddled for a half hour after.
I bet you didn't know the alternative definition of SSC was Scolding, Spanking, Cuddling. Okay I'm kidding, totally made that up. Don't want to confuse any new people. But even for a more basic playful spanking, I like a minimum of a hug afterwards. Spank me. Hug me. Easy enough, right?