Padding is soft and elastic material used in furniture making, household items, vehicles, and clothing. Padding makes the surface, edges or corners of any hard object soft to touch. It thus provides comfort and reduces the chance of injury.
The craft of adding padding to furniture is called upholstery.
Padding and spanking
Padding as in I am/You are padded is also a scene term that could mean two things: a) padding the trousers: the potential spankee is wearing something under their clothes that intend to lessen the impact of a spanking, such as extra layers of underwear, or a book down the back of their pants; b) some ageplayers also use the term "padding" to refer to the wearing of diapers.
Another kind of padding in a corporal punishment context are the torso shields and similar gear worn by delinquents to protect the vulnerable kidney and lower back areas during judicial canings in Malaysia and Singapore.