What with COVID disrupting shoots, an OnlyFans boom and more content creators than ever shooting DIY porn from home, it’s an interesting time to work in the porn industry. So it seems like a good time to launch a new series of posts - performer spotlights. This will be a regular blog series highlighting performers and content creators making hot videos for the spanking community. Go, click their links, check them out, give them some love - starting with the gorgeous Jayda Blayze.
Jayda is a 24 year old art student and porn maker based in Michigan - and she's a busy bee. She publishes fetish photos and videos at her JustFor.Fans page, including heaps of spanking content, with 6 new videos and 4 photosets every month. Fans of vanilla porn can also see her sexy updates at OnlyFans, where she posts nudes and explicit videos. And all her videos are available individually on ManyVids.
Just a glance at her video store shows just how kinky she is - her content features gags, bondage, wedgies, sex toys, BDSM and of course plenty of good old fashioned corporal punishment!
The great thing about porn made by performers is that you can be sure everyone involved was happy to be there. Jayda shoots with her friends and play partners at home, and comes up with the scenarios she she wants to shoot. She offers custom videos and sexting as well as publishing content on three different platforms.
Jayda is creative, cute as a button, and she can certainly take a spanking. She also seems like a genuinely sweet person. We wish we were closer so we could shoot with her in person.
Go check out her videos, and don't forget to follow her on Twitter!
Want to recommend someone for a performer spotlight? Leave a comment with their links!
Lockdown wasn’t a fallow period for us here at Dreams of Spanking - quite the opposite! No childcare meant I didn't have much time to do things myself, which made this the perfect moment to bring on new team members. We’ve got three newbies in the Dreams of Spanking family: DJ has joined us as our marketing lead, Sally is now helping out with the web development side, and Abi is our new writer assisting with scene copy and blog posts. Including this one, actually. (Well, this just got a bit meta, didn’t it? Who needs a fourth wall anyway. -Ed.) I record garbled dictation files with a baby on one arm, and she turns them into nice sentences for me. Thanks Abi!
Expanding the team has been an interesting experience, because for the first time I’m documenting some of the processes that for the past ten years have only existed in my head. It’s been a great reminder that there’s actually quite a lot to this porn-making thing. A surprising amount of skill, effort and expertise goes into creating the content you all enjoy! And writing down our methodologies is a great investment in the future, making it easier for me to delegate while keeping the quality of the work to the standard you've come to expect.
So what have we all been working on? Further to our April post about changes to the site, there’s some new stuff to tell you about...
A shiny new join page!
One big thing we’ve changed recently is our join page. it’s now easier for prospective members to see what you'll get with your membership, and we’ve streamlined the signup process too. There are now just two quick web forms to fill in: one here on the website to create your account, and another on CCBill to pay. You won’t need to duplicate information between those two forms, and you can do the whole thing in one go. DJ worked his magic on the page, which now looks much nicer and pleases my aesthetic heart.
This has also given me a chance to finally reinstate MasterCard payments. I cancelled our MasterCard merchant subscription when the site was dormant, as CCBill charges $500 a year to receive MasterCard, meaning we need at least 30 members per year who can only pay with MasterCard to make it worthwhile. Now that our update schedule has stabilised and membership is growing, I thought it was time we gave you back that option. If you’ve been holding off on buying a membership because you only use MasterCard, now’s your chance!
Better mailing list software!
We've transitioning our mailing list management to SendGrid rather than handling it in-house. This upgrade gives us access to lots of new shiny features and analytics, with more flexibility to schedule emails and keep track of what's been sent, making it easier than ever for us to send you enticing spanking content. Among other things, this has enabled us to create a new opt-in: you can now sign up for free weekly spanking pics direct to your inbox, a hand-picked selection showcasing hot kinky moments you may not have seen before. It’s a great addition to our existing list, which is still the easiest way to stay abreast of all our new content as soon as it goes out. You can join either or both of these lists here. We've also created an option for new members to sign up for either or both lists when you create your account, so it's easier than ever (though still completely optional, of course).
Incidentally, if you have any feedback on either our mailing list setup or on the new join page we’d love to hear it: do they make you want to sign up? Is there anything else you’d like to see? Does it all make sense to you? Let us know in the comments on this post.
An improved update schedule!
We’ve committed to a new update schedule - and in fact we’ve been maintaining it steadily for a few months now. You’ll be getting brand new spanking content on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from here on out - so put that in your diaries! At least one of these updates will always be a video with an image gallery. The other might be a new video, but it could also be a photostory or an audio story. This gives us the best chance to showcase what our fantastic performers can do, and caters well to the tastes and preferences of our membership.
It's still uncertain when it’ll feel safe to shoot new partner scenes again - I’m thinking about options to reduce risk like pre-shoot testing, infrared thermometers and scenes featuring masks. Never fear, however: we’ve got porn! I've got plenty of content in the can that's yet to be posted, and we’re building relationships with performers who shoot at home. Many of these will be solo, but there are also scene partners and real-life couples sharing pods. We're partnering with some wonderful content creators, so watch this space for details! We’ve always been big fans of performer-created porn, and the whole industry has been in the same boat. We've seen a real growth in DIY porn this year, which is all to the good. We're dedicated to keeping to our schedule and bringing you the good stuff.
It’s wonderful to be collaborating with new team members behind the camera and new performers in front of it. I’m really looking forward to keeping the site growing and reaching new audiences in 2020 and beyond.
We know we're back with a bang - porn review site HonestPornReviews.com have updated their review of Dreams of Spanking. They’re a great resource for comparing porn sites around the web, so I was really happy that they wanted to update their page for us - they last reviewed the site before our ATVOD-imposed hiatus. They’ve given us a high score of 8.3 - thank you very much HonestPornReviews.com!
They’ve made some lovely comments in their new review. The reviewer praised the site for our diverse mix of genders and orientations, adding that “this is an equal opportunity site in every single way, and that is why it is a cut above most other spanking fetish sites that I have seen.” This is something which is really important to our values, and it's great to know it matters to other people too. They also singled out our web design and user experience, saying “This is a beautifully presented site that does almost everything right”. Always good to hear!
The only low score we received was on download speed. This is really interesting to me, as the server the site is hosted on is the one I use for everything, and I've always experienced fast download and upload speeds. What's your experience of the site's download speeds? I want to make the site a pleasure to use, so this is something I want to look into if it's something others have noticed. Perhaps it's time to switch to a new server.
In addition to the official HonestPornReview score, there's also a "user score" which is simply an average of the score given by users who leave comments on the review. Our user score is a little lower - 7.3. This is down to two older comments. One person gave us a 5/10 shortly after our ATVOD hiatus began, saying that we’d closed down, which of course was fair enough at the time but no longer relevant (hurrah!). There’s also a 1.5 score from back in 2014, from someone claiming that “the English spanking models are nowhere near as attractive as the European models”. I’ll admit it, I got a laugh out of that one.
So I’ve got a quick ask for all you wonderful blog readers - if you’ve got a minute, I’d love it if you popped over and left a comment and a score out of 10 yourselves. It doesn't need to be long, and the user score updates in real time, so it’s satisfying to see it change once you’ve added your opinion! We love reading your comments on new posts and updates, and we really value your input - so here’s your chance to tell the world what you think of us. Especially if you feel moved to score us ten out of ten *cough* - er, I mean, we’re always interested in hearing your frank and honest opinions of our work!
We stand with those fighting for justice. We are muting all our channels this week, including new releases of content, except to amplify black voices, and to lend our voice to the chorus that Black Lives Matter.
Please follow, support, and donate to the people who are fighting for their right to life and help them dismantle the systemic oppression that we all still live in.
We must show our support, and we must unite to collectively demand that our police stop murdering people.
Here are some links that can help you to be a good ally during this time:
Here in the UK, the lockdown has changed all our lives profoundly - and as I’ve written about previously, shooting porn is no exception!
Performer-produced porn is nothing new; many of us who work in the industry already have experience of planning, filming, editing and promoting our own shoots from start to finish. These skills have never been more essential than they are right now, at a time when co-stars and camera operators are out of the question unless they’re people we already happen to live with.
That’s why everything in this simple first-person-POV clip is Nimue Allen’s own work, and it’s part of a growing genre of ‘lockdown porn’ that I’m sure we’ll see more of in the coming weeks. The viewer is cast as a wayward sub who has selfishly chosen to share a drink with friends despite the risk, and femdom Nimue must take your punishment into her own capable hands.
We love performer-produced porn here at Dreams Of Spanking, because it’s the perfect embodiment of our values. The performer has total control over every aspect of the shoot, so consent is baked right in and we’re given the chance to play with new themes and ideas at our leisure. When producing my own porn, I’ve often found it gives me the chance to try things out I might not have an opportunity to in another context - and of course our fans reap the benefit of that experimentation!
Nimue told me that she found shooting this scene to be “very therapeutic” - and I must say, I think being on the receiving end of the caning she describes would be pretty damn therapeutic too...
It’s all change at the moment: our lives are changing, this website is changing, everything’s on the move. I thought this might be a good time to have a quick glance back at last year - those halcyon days when we could still do weird exotic things like “go to the pub” and “have coffee with a mate” and “film in-person multi-performer spanking shoots” - for a nostalgic look at some of my personal highlights of 2019. This is entirely for that reason and not at all because I didn’t get round to it in January, of course.
#1: Even Teachers Make Mistakes
I may have been in this game a while now, but some of the real classics never grow old - and teacher/pupil is one of them. This take on the traditional school theme is an especial favourite of mine because it comes with a bit of a twist! I'm a bit proud of this still from the film. Mike’s aim is fantastic, and I love how clear and precise those six sharp stripes are.
#2: Behind The Scenes At ‘Mrs Smith’s Method’
We shot Mrs. Smith’s Method back in 2017, and it’s the most ambitious film we’ve ever made - I’m still extremely proud of it. Releasing this behind-the-scenes shoot last year made me proud too, though; of how much fun we all have on set, of the way we keep our ethics front and centre in the work we do and of the efforts we make to prioritise mutual care before, during and after. The combination of cheeky grins and a bare bum in this candid through-the-window snap is a little snapshot of that and it always makes me smile.
#3: In Big Trouble
We’re doing more filmed work than ever these days, but I still love putting together a gallery shoot. This one tells a story in a surprisingly moving way; there’s a lot of detail in every shot. My favourite is one that really has it all - you can see on our faces just what’s going through our minds, and this is a delightfully expressive photo.
#4: He Wouldn’t Spank Me
In this scene I played a disappointed sub whose promised weekend of naughtiness had ended in frustration - at least until I took matters into my own hands! Looking back on this was a lovely reminder of how much fun solo work can be, and also of how much I liked that characterisation; there was a coy, playful mischievousness to it that I think this photo sums up perfectly.
#5: Pandora’s Birthday Caning
For all I love playing characters, there’s something to be said for a scene that’s real - and this one was exactly that. Sarah and I had a great time making this, and getting to put out some content featuring me as myself is always a highlight for me. There’s a candid feeling to this photo; you can see that we’re both having such a great time we’ve half-forgotten the cameras are even there, and it’s a reminder that spanking is ultimately about fun and pleasure - as well as the roles we often take on around that.
#6: Carpe Posterium
We took a trip back in time for this Etonian-style scene. Much of my work features me at the femme-ier end of my range, so it was fantastic to embody something rather more masc in this shoot - plus, you know, silly Latin jokes. One of the great things about a tawse is the way your whole posterior lights up from it, and this photo is a lovely example of that!
Thank you to everyone who came through 2019 with us, and thank you again to all of you here for 2020 - and what a wild ride it’s turning out to be. We're not going anywhere - I mentioned in my previous post that I have plenty of shoots in the can for now, and we all love a bit of DIY solo action too - so we can keep the content coming right through the lockdown.
I love having a chat with viewers and site members, so please do leave a comment below - what were your favourite Dreams of Spanking updates from last year? And what are you looking forward to seeing more of in 2020 and beyond?
Hello friends. Well, the world looks very different to how it did a month ago. How are you coping with social isolation? Are you furloughed from your job, trying to scrape a living working from home while self-employed, or still having to go to work? If you're stuck at home, I hope you're finding meaningful ways to spend the time. If you're a key worker, thank you from all of us, and I hope your workplace is playing their part to help you stay safe. And if you're a parent suddenly finding yourself with no time and no privacy, you have all my empathy!
My partner and I are taking it in turns to do bursts of childcare while the other gets a little work done. Since all my in-person bookings were suddenly cancelled, I've found myself with more time to work on Dreams of Spanking. Since my time is so scarce, I've been gathering a team around me to help me improve the website and re-ignite the project. I've had a long wishlist of things I'd like to improve since before I had my baby, and it feels really good to be making them happen. Here's what we've been working on behind the scenes:
New signup flow
One of the things that makes Dreams of Spanking unique is its community emphasis. I really appreciate the collective of fans and members who "like" scenes and leave comments on scenes and blogposts. Thank you to each and every one of you! So to keep the community focus, it's always been important to me that you should be able to keep your username for the lifetime of the site. Other spanking sites have "disposable" usernames, which you create when you buy a membership, but lose when that membership expires. We do things differently. Once you've created your username, you can buy a membership - or not. It's up to you. After your membership expires, you can still login to your free account using the same username, watch the free previews, and leave comments on blogposts. And when you feel like joining again, you can use the same username to do so.
I've received loads of feedback about how much you appreciate this feature. But the downside was that it made the initial registration process a little slower. First you had to create a free account, and only after you were logged in could you buy a membership. So I decided to make it simpler.
Now, if you're not logged in, clicking any of our "Join" links will take you to a signup page with a single, simple form. You enter your desired username and password, and - hey presto! - with a single click, your user account is created and you're passed through straight away to the payment form. You'll be sent an email containing a confirmation link - this is so that someone else can't create an account with your email address without your consent. Once you've clicked that, you're logged in and your membership is active. Simples!
If you're already logged in to a free account when you view the Join page, you just see a payment button, and you can click straight through to the billing form.
I noticed that people often made typos in their email addresses when registering an account, meaning they didn't receive the confirmation email. So the new signup form also has some clever validation trickery to check whether or not the username you want is already taken, prompt you to type your password and email address twice, and make sure they match.
I'm hoping that this will reduce the friction in the signup process, and make it easier for you to get to the good stuff.
New affiliate scheme
Bloggers take note! We've relaunched our affiliate scheme, with heaps of brand new free promo content. If you have a platform where you can share links and pics, you can make a massive 50% commission on any signups you send our way. If you want to take part, fill in this form to get your unique affiliate ID and linkcode. I've just updated our affiliates area with sixteen new photo and video galleries, so there's loads of content for you to use in your posts. Note: this is a new affiliate scheme and our previous one is no longer active, so if you have partnered with us before, you'll need to sign up again and refresh your links.
New update schedule
I checked in last May - eight months pregnant! - to let you know you could expect a regular update schedule of a new scene every month, even while I was on parental leave. With a team of freelancers supporting me, we were able to keep the site updated while I gave family life my full attention. And we've stuck to that.
It's April now, eleven months later, and there have been eleven scenes published on the site since I made that post. Huzzah! Feels good to be back to a regular, predictable update schedule, doesn't it? So now, I'd like to do one better. We need a little fun and entertainment to lift our spirits during this difficult time in the world. So I'd like to raise my game and offer two new spanking scenes every month. One will always be a video - either a full spanking scene starring two or more performers or, more realistic in this era of social distancing perhaps, a sexy solo video. The other might be a kinky audio porn recording of a spanking story, a spanking photoset, or a bonus video. I've got 24 scenes in the can, so that'll keep us supplied for a year before I need to shoot again. And hopefully, we'll all be allowed back out to play long before then!
20% off discount
I know that this is a hard time for all of us - particularly self-employed folk and those who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic. So I'm offering 20% off all memberships until the end of April. Use promo code "LOCKDOWN" to claim your discount, and make self-isolation a little bit sweeter.
The wooden brush always gives me shivers. It looks so innocuous sitting there on the night stand, but I know from first-hand experience how much it stings. I remember wooden hairbrush punishments from when I was younger, held firmly over Sir's lap on the edge of the bed, howling. The pain seemed unbearable, but afterwards, remembering it turned me on.
This one is a clothes brush. It’s heavy. When you pick it up in your hand you can feel the weight. Being spanked with this brush combines the unique sensations of heavy thud and blazing sting. It packs a serious punch. But however much it hurts, the way it feels is undeniably erotic.
Bending over, offering my bottom to this brush, I feel little and helpless. The silky wood caresses my skin in preparation for a stroke. I squirm. When it lands the weight of it sends vibrations deep into my muscles, even as the smooth wood feels like it’s setting my skin on fire.
In this fantasy I’m ordered to bend over in the middle of the room. My disciplinarian likes me in skimpy clothes, so I’m wearing my shortest denim shorts. The flesh on my bare thighs prickles with fear as I imagine the brush landing there, imprinting dark pink ovals of pain on the backs of my legs. My toes are pointed, displaying my legs and bare feet to best advantage. I’m ordered to spread my legs, pulling the denim even tighter over the mounds of my bottom, the seam tugging between my buttocks.
Over denim, the brush feels almost sensual. But I know that as soon as my shorts come down the sting will be much worse.
Fearfully, I step out of the shorts, and bend back over. My lacy panties don’t offer much protection. As my bottom pinkens under the brush, I can’t help reaching back and giving my bum cheeks a squeeze.
Finally, my knickers are yanked down for a final six crisp smacks on the bare. Then I have to stand nose to the wall to let it sink in. I can’t resist reaching back to massage my sore behind – but of course, I’m not allowed to get away with that. I have to place my hands on my head.
As I stand facing the wall, I’m meant to be thinking about the punishment I’m received and how I’m going to change my behaviour in future. But as heat radiates out from my spanked bottom, I’m secretly squeezing my thighs together, enjoying how turned on I am.
Being pregnant was an extraordinary experience. It was always something I’d wanted. I’m interested in discovering the awesome things my body can do, and pushing myself to my physical limits. It was one of those life experiences which I knew I’d regret missing out on if I hadn’t done it. I didn’t think it would be easy - but I’ve always been up for a challenge.
Even so, I was astonished at how difficult the first trimester was. But once the sickness and fatigue faded I found a new vitality and energy. Yes, there was constant backache, pain in my ribs as they stretched apart to accommodate this new life being nurtured inside, and other limitations. But there was also a rising excitement. Feeling my baby moving inside me was awe-inspiring.
I found the latter part of pregnancy a very sexual experience. My curves and breasts swelled. I was filled with horny energy. I felt very close to my partner, and eager to fuck and play. And my mind danced with kinky submissive fantasies. As well as my usual favourite imaginings - being bound, spanked, fucked in the arse - I discovered a new fetish in the idea of lactation. I fantasised about having my swollen breasts bound tightly until the milk squirted out of them. My nipples became large and sensitive, and I begged my partner to tease them with fingers and nipple clamps.
I wanted to take some photos to celebrate this momentous period of my life. The end of something, and the beginning of something different and wonderful. This shoot took place at the start of my ninth month of pregnancy. Less than four weeks later, my child was born.
These photos are a celebration of my pregnant body. Wearing a skimpy little black dress, I flaunt my curves, showing off my long legs in high patent black heels. My favourite wine-red silk night-gown takes on a new beauty, as the long slit parts to reveal my bump. The shoulder straps just keep slipping off - oops! - giving you a view of my swollen nipples.
You get an even better look at my round pregnant belly in an elegant lingerie set that lifts my full breasts. When I turn around, you can glimpse the naked curve of rounded buttocks through a tantalising cut-out in the sheer knickers.
Finally, fully nude, I show off every curve and line of my heavily pregnant naked body. During this amazing journey I fell in love with my body all over again - and I hope you do too.
Pandora / Blake xx
Due to a server error many of the members only files on the site are currently missing. I'm working to restore them - they'll be back within 48 hours. I'll grant all members an extension on their membership as an apology for the hiatus.