I once dated a woman, years ago, who told me she could no longer be in a relationship with me because she didn't believe an adult woman should be punished, spanked. Since we didn't see eye to eye on the issue of spanking I was not at all reluctant to end the relationship.
Not long after that relationship ended I met a woman who not only accepted being spanked but thought it was strange that other woman didn't get spanked by their husbands or boyfriends. She was the poster woman for advocating that legislation be pasted for all women to be taken over the knee and spanked at their man's discretion, anytime, anywhere and for what ever reason.
I've been pretty fortunate to have been with very intelligent women. Some had Master's degrees, some Bachelor degrees, teachers, nurses, therapists and business executives. The common thread with all of them was the recognition that they, from time to time, needed their bottoms bared and turned red when they needed it. For most of them the recognizing if and when and how severe was always left up to me.
For all of them getting spanked was not necessarily something they looked forward to but in every case they always felt better afterward for their spankings. Their bottoms may not have felt better but emotionally they did. For one, they felt they were being taken care of and cared for. Another reason they felt better afterward was that it was done and over with. They didn't have to go through any silent treatment from me wondering if I'd explode with anger and verbal abuse like they'd suffered through in their past. With me there was the spanking and the matter was settled.
Whether we want to admit it or not as adults we still get punished for things we do that we shouldn't. I'm certainly not perfect and when I make a mistake or wrong judgment I always end up paying for it in one way or another. With a submissive they are able to pay for the mistake or bad judgment through getting spanked and it's over and done with.