I would love to hear about everyone's varying caning habits and experiences. For hubby and I the cane is the Queen of implements. A firm caning will frequently trigger my first orgasm so when I'm on the receiving end we usually save the caning until last-- a fitting finale to a series of increasingly intense flogging and strapping. When I'm delivering, I often like to begin by catching my victim as he leaves the shower, giving six strokes with a very light an whippy cane (lots of sting but no real deep impact), saving the very firm canings until later. The formal ritualistic element of caning makes it ideal for presentation before witnesses (we both find such "public" canings incredibly arousing). Though we did build a special padded adjustable caning "stool" we mostly use the traditional approach of having the recipient bend over the back of a chair, though sometimes I will receive a caning while on my hands and knees on the bed-- a challenging position to maintain. We use only rattan canes (hubby makes them so we have a huge number) with the joints filed smooth and finished with many treatments of linseed oil and turpentine followed by an application of wax. Before a formal caning the recipient may be required to wax the canes in preparation. We only cane on the buttocks and we treasure the resultant stripes-- dead level and always absolutely parallel is the objective. And of course the there's the afterglow-- that lovely reminder every time you sit down!