Here’s one thing that I’ve known about myself for a while, but I don’t think a lot of Doms know. When something really hurts or when I’m really scared, I laugh. I giggle uncontrollably like a little school girl (not necessarily the sexy school girl though). I don’t know why and I usually can’t control it. I think it’s just a panic coping mechanism. So keep this in mind next time you have a sub/slave/bottom who starts laughing while you’re hitting them. They’re probably not laughing at you so don’t be offended. Of course, I can’t speak for everyone, but a little encouragement at this time really helps me push past the pain.