I hadn't asked, but I was up for hearing the answer anyway. Tanya was standing in the middle of the hotel room, wrapped in a towel, drying her shoulder-length curly brown hair, and I was stretched out on the bed, suffering postcoital brain-paralysis and moaning that I wasn't in the mood to shower and go out into the cold evening. The wet streets of London don't look appealing from this perspective.
"You've got better muscle definition than most guys. We're gentle creatures - we spook easily." Tanya is no stranger to the inside of a gym. I had my suspicions about what she did for a living - just from her body language and manner - but at this stage in our relationship we hadn't discussed that in any detail.
"You have no fucking idea," she sighed.
I sat up and started gathering the coils of rope scattered around the bed, winding them into tight cylindrical shapes that wouldn't take up too much space in her bag alongside the dildo, buttplug, blindfold and the narrow leather spanking paddle. All of these had just been used on her to delightful effect.
"Can I show you something?" Tanya was done with the hair, the bath towel still wrapped around her.
"Try to get this towel off me in a... you know, forcible manner."
I stood up, stretched lazily, in the most unthreatening manner I could muster.
"What do you mean? Like..." I lunged at the knot holding the towel up. "This?"
She stepped aside, fast. I followed, reaching for the knot again, and just at that moment of not-quite-balanced stepping forward she caught my wrist and spun me around so I landed face down on the bed, helpless with my arm behind my back in a way that could get painful if she wanted it to.
"I see your point," I said. Tanya let go.
I turned around, stretching my arm to check if it was all there, and she laid down next to me.
"So, I guess you go to the gym for professional reasons."
She laughed. "Yes."
"What have I done to deserve this, then? I tied you up wrong or something?"
"No." Tanya tried not to sound too serious, but failed. "It was good. And I'd like to do it again... but, you know... next time, could you spank me a bit harder?"