*SQ, Spanko Quotient, a measure of an individual's degree of interest in all aspects of activity and imagery relating to corporal punishment fetish.
Over time I come to realise that my spanking mojo - I like to think of it as SQ - isn't a constant. It goes up and down like a yo-yo or should that be in and out like the tide?
Just lately my SQ has been quite low and I'm not sure why, possibly because I've had a virus that I can't shake off. It's something distinct from libido, because that can still be there when SQ isn't.
Certainly when I'm properly ill SQ hits the floor and I start to see the world as it is, without the usual spanko-tinted specs. I find it hard to recognise the bratty, strung-out person I am when it's at the other end of the scale and I'm just a little ashamed of what I sometimes put Significant Other through.
But if I'm a bit saner, I also feel a bit duller. It's like everything's gone from technicolour to shades of grey. The fun goes out of life when that feeling of naughtiness isn't there - and the need for regular attitude adjustment.
So, what I'm interested in knowing is am I alone. Am I alone in the having SQ ups and downs, or are your spanko feelings a constant thing? Don't be shy, please do comment - or at least vote in the poll on the right.