Is slapping always abuse?

I’m a bit confused. Sometimes my boyfriend play slaps me when we’re messing around. Only afterwards do I think... hmm I don’t think he should’ve done that. It happened earlier and I’m kind of freaked out... like it was enough for me to go ‘ouch’ and normally it isn’t so hard. I don’t believe he would ever do it out of anger; maybe it was a case of not knowing his own strength? Me and my boyfriend have a happy relationship in general and he isn’t an ‘angry’ or ‘violent’ person. Have any guys done this to their girlfriends? Or have any girls experienced this kind of ‘play’ slapping?
Is slapping always abuse?
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