After a BDSM session, especially if it's been a particularly heavy one, I think it's very important to have some degree of aftercare, and I was just wondering if anyone else here agrees. My master has always made a point of cwtching (cuddling) me up close after our games have ended. I am often reduced to tears by what he does to me, whether that be physical pain or psychological torment. In my emotional state, I need to feel valued, and to know that I have pleased my master. Last night, for the first time, I asked him if he would rub some lotion into my smarting back and arse cheeks following a particularly intense flogging. He was only too happy to comply, and lying naked on the bed as he worked on me was really lovely, and showed a real sense of caring. And it was something that I enjoyed as much as the punishment itself. We also like to spend a bit of time afterwards talking about what we have just experienced together, revealing what we liked the most, and how we felt while the session was taking place. I will sometimes feel the need to admit to enjoying an activity that shamed me greatly to perform, which is just a delicious furthering of my humiliation. I know this probably sounds really soppy, but it's something important to me, and I'm curious to know if anyone else here feels the same way.