Among adult partners, playful spanking in intimate situations also has an erotic, sexual function. Depending on the intention, planning and intensity of this activity (petting, spanking in the context of coitus, educational play), one can speak here of a more erotic game or of a BDSM type of play, especially sadomasochism. Nevertheless, many feel their passion for spanking as something independent, which has little in common with classic sadomasochism and can mean a preference for buttocks (pygophilia). Erotic spanking can be practiced in very different ways. The palette ranges from tender caressing slaps to educational games to severe chastisement with bondage. In addition, simultaneous and mutual squeezing of the partner's buttocks is popular, which can also be performed in an exhibitionistic sense, for example during a stroll through the city.