People have different preferences on bruising. There are some people who love the marks left after a spanking and savor those images of a freshly spanked bottom. It can induce a sense of pride in some. There are others who like seeing a bottom turn pink but with no real heavy bruising. I've heard a lot of people express the latter. And it makes me feel bad. What about me?
I bruise easily. A very pale complexion paired with sensitive skin means I bruise very easily. I can get poked hard and later will find little finger shaped bruises on my arm. Some people grow out of it as they become accustomed to playing harder and/or more frequently, but that's not necessarily the case. It certainly hasn't been with me. I bruised from a hand spanking 3 years ago and I bruised from a hand spanking 1 week ago.
This can be a bit problematic for me in a setting such as a spanking party. I'd like to play as much as I can while I'm there and bruising can get in the way. I've actually been turned down by tops who weren't comfortable spanking me with how my bottom looked. They are entitled to their preference of course, but it can be a bit frustrating. Because for me, personally, bruising doesn't always equal being overplayed. When I'm overplayed I know it and I stop playing. But bruises just happen and sometimes it doesn't take much.
In a party setting, it can get in the way. But generally, I don't mind bruising. As long as it's confined to areas that aren't going to be noticeable to any vanilla folks. The first time I watched Secretary and saw that scene where she's looking at her spanked bottom in the mirror, I laughed and thought "I totally do that!" I still do it. I often like to look at the marks, running my hand across them. Even days later, it can be a nice little reminder of something that was enjoyable. Or sometimes a reminder of someone's displeasure over a certain behavior. Either way, I remember.
My main point here is EASILY BRUISED GIRLS NEED SPANKINGS TOO! That is all.
All images found at The Pink Papers.