Thanks for all the feedback. I will respond to some of your notes very soon.
Two of you asked where to get a bench like the one we have: here's what I said about this earlier:
"I have had some emails asking where we got the spanking bench. Evan bought this for me at http://www.bdgsales.com/bench.html for around $400 a few years ago. This is a very well-built bench. Evan is over 200 lbs, and the bench holds him very easily with no visible wear and tear, even after many uses. We haven't tried possible competitor benches, so we don't know if our bench is either the best value or the best quality out there. But it has served us very well, and so we definitely recommend it."
For now, here are a few more pictures of Evan receiving a strapping. This is a heavy 3-tailed tawse. In the first photo, Evan gets a solid strap across his right cheek:
And in the next photo, Evan gets a hard strap across his left cheek:
Then back to the right:
Then back to the left, where the three tails of the tawse are clearly visible:
These last two shots catch Evan just across his bottom crack, snapping hard on the inside of his right cheek. This is a spot that is hard to get with a paddle. He says these hurt a great deal.
This last one catches him almost in the crack. You can still see the ripple on his right cheek.
That's all of Evan's strapping for now. I will write more later.