For me, any excuse to spank is a good excuse. And there's always the possibility that a birthday spanking to a vanilla lady just might awaken her inner spanko. I figure that's a win-win situation.
But--spankos who don't like birthday spankings???
It's true. Let's take a female bottom who is turning 25. The reaction from Tops is usually along the lines of, "You mean I can only spank her 25 times and then have to stop?!? That's not even a good warm-up!" I can see their point. And--after seeing pictures of some of the ladies receiving their birthday swats--I must confess that I'd prefer to spank them for 25 minutes rather than quit at the count of 25. Even adding the usual "one to grow on, and one for luck" doesn't seem like enough.
As for the birthday spankee, the argument goes, "Spank me for something I did. Spank me for something I should have done but didn't. But I have no desire to be spanked just for being born!"
I'm still a proponent of the birthday spanking, but I can certainly see why some people refuse to participate in the traditional celebration.
And on the Vanilla side--
I recently saw photos of some ladies taken after their birthday spankings. I expected pictures of girls rubbing their bottoms with a somewhat "ouchy" expression on their face.
Boy, was I wrong!
These girls had tears in their eyes, were seeking comfort from friends, openly crying--not at all like the "fun" aftermath that I imagined. I couldn't help but look at them and think, "Well, this is just wrong! You shouldn't get this kind of result from a birthday spanking!"
It's not that hard to figure out what must have happened, however.
The average vanilla might get a smack on the bottom now and then, but certainly not enough to where she gets used to it. So, if she's at her birthday party, and one of her friends decides it would be funny to deliver a birthday spanking--she's probably going to make it through that okay.
But if, say, 5 of her friends decide to give her a birthday spanking--one right after another, or all 5 at the same time--then, her poor bottom is not going to be up to the task.
Add in the presence of Demon Alcohol, and one slightly--or not-so-slightly--impaired individual thinking, "Well, it's a spanking, and spankings are supposed to hurt" who then proceeds to spank her like he (or she) is trying to permanently flatten out the birthday girl's round bottom--and it's a recipe for disaster.
It's a birthday party--it's supposed to be a celebration. A birthday spanking should be something light and playful and fun, not reduce the birthday girl to tears!
It should come as no surprise that this vanilla girl comes away from the experience with a very bad opinion of anything to do with spanking, and will want to have nothing to do with it in the future!
In spite of it being a tradition, a birthday spanking clearly isn't for everyone. And if you do plan on giving a birtthday spanking--please, use some common sense and take it easy on the "victim"! If there's going to be more than one spanking given, space them out so there's a chance for the birthday person to recover a little bit. Remember, you're not actually trying to hurt anybody--it's suppossed to be fun. Try to keep it that way!