Maintenance spankings are a healthy, scheduled, structured reinforcement of the relationship. They establish that the dom is the dom, the sub is the sub, and love is love.
They also, for folks who like spankings, keep things pure. There is no need to brat to get a spanking. There is no need to misbehave to get a spanking. There is no reason to ask for a spanking. It’s going to happen, right on schedule. May be playful spankings through the week. May be foreplay spankings through the week. May even be punishment spankings through the week. But, the maintenance spanking is going to happen.
They also solve the “how do you punish someone who likes spankings by spanking them?” problem. A good maintenance spanking is everything the sub needs – long, hard, stinging, and right up around the limit of what they like. That is, after the maintenance spanking, the spankee is thoroughly satisfied and honestly has had plenty of spanking. I’ve always had a “if you do something during the week to get punished, you’re getting another spanking after your maintenance spanking” rule. And, more often than not, the sub has tried it. Once. And, after getting her maintenance spanking, spending half an hour in the corner, then getting a long, hard hairbrushing on top of the maintenance spanking, she hasn’t tried it again. In a relationship where spanking is both fun and disciplinary, the maintenance spanking makes that line much easier to maintain… the punishment spanking after the maintenance spanking is, in fact, dreaded enough to modify behavior.
I strongly recommend them.