I have found that there are quit a few different kinds of submissives. There are submissives who expect to be taken in hand, turned over their man's lap and spanked for their bad behavior. For those sub's it's simply a way of life. They don't find it abusive in anyway to be spanked soundly. For them it's just how it should be. I've found that those submissives don't like the idea of being spanked but accept it like breathing air.
Then there are submissives who want to be spanked for the same reason above but also find it stimulates them beyond control. It cleanses them of their bad behavior and shields them from the world but then they find that at some point during their spanking they reach a euphoric state of eroticism.
Some submissives want to choose what they get spanked for and others are willing to surrender full control of their behavior to their Dom's. Personally I am not out to watch every move my submissive(s) make and then spank them when they stray. I do have an everyday life to live. I've met plenty of submissives who want that kind of lifestyle though. Having to ask permission for everything they do would wear me out quick.