I need spanking for a variety of reasons.
First...it relaxes me and reduces stress. I know that sounds crazy but if it has been done right, I walk away feeling better (ok my rear hurts) but mentally I'm adjusted.
I also like it for discipline as it keeps me grounded and focused. Being single I have no one to answer to but me....which means I get careless in a lot.
If I had it my way I'd have a TiH relationship with maintenance spanking as often as he felt needed and as when deserved.
Depending on how it is given it can be more or less effective. I know many people will say spanking with implements hurts more. I don't think so. For me, bare handed is worse simply because it is so embarrassing, private and belittling (like a child). Also..because touch makes it more erotic.. especially when the person rubs, carrasses, and feels in between my legs as usually I am wet. It makes the spanking more intense because I am forced to feel the pain in order to feel the pleasure (I am able to detach from pain). I have never cried from a spanking..but came close when it was done bare handed (I was just able to talk and squirm my way out).
Of course the most enjoyed spanking are the ones that happen so fast I didn't know they were coming (sassy mouth can land me in trouble)....