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Sometimes protesters wear scowls ­ a clear expression of anger against an unjust system. Sometimes, though, they wear defiant grins – as Adele Haze does in her sponsored caning.

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Nimue Allen wields the cane, and in between strokes Adele flashes cheeky smiles at the camera, and occasionally asks for some even harder strokes. She curls her toes with each crack of the cane, and by the end her gorgeous bare bottom is covered in neat red welts.

This scene is the final in our series of sponsored canings, and Adele clearly wants to make the most of it – insisting that the caning be more than 'transient and trifling', as a real act of resistance against the UK porn censors.

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Our sponsored caning climax

In case you've missed it, here's a quick recap: in December new rules came into force that meant that many porn websites (including Dreams of Spanking) would be scrutinised by ATVOD – the Association for TV On Demand. This organisation – not democratically accountable, by the way -­ objects to a whole host of sexual things, from facesitting and squirting through to pain play that leaves any marks beyond 'transient and trifling'. Hence Adele's request.

ATVOD has already made its move on Dreams of Spanking, and as a result the site is under threat of censorship so irrational and strict that it would potentially force Pandora to shut the site down. In response, she and Nimue Allen set up a kickstarter with the aim of raising money to mount a legal challenge against the new regulations. The idea was simple: they'd take one hard cane stroke for each £10 donated, and release the resulting films for free online. They anticipated a maximum of £1000... but they got so much more.

The final total of over £3,800 meant they had to recruit more bottoms to take the extra cane strokes, with the result that there are now ten free caning videos online, each starring a different brave volunteer.

Let's take a trip down the sponsored caning memory lane...

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

It's a fitting climax – Adele's combination of seditious glee, rage against the 'ridiculous nonsense' of the new porn rules, and eagerness to take harder strokes on the bare bottom – all of these sum up perfectly what our sponsored caning fundraiser is all about.

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Adele explains that she tumbled onto the spanking scene as soon as she discovered it existed – in the late 90s, when internet groups started taking off. Initially focused on bottoming, she now mostly plays as a top, as well as doing and other work as a fetish performer. This free caning film marks her first time bottoming in well over a year, a mark of how important it was for to her to join in with the UK porn protests:

“I'm not personally affected because I don't make my own material.... although pretty much any work I've done that's on the stricter side would fail the ATVOD test,” she explains. But this sounds, Adele says, like corporate censorship – by cutting off the ability to make a living from kinky porn, you're essentially trying to wipe it out. She highlights the fact that ATVOD's jurisdiction only falls upon studios that they deem to be suitably 'TV-like' – which often comes down to production decisions such as including opening and closing credits, scripts and music. “So if I did want to start a studio, the only way to go around the criteria that you are TV­-like is to make really terrible porn.”

Free spanking video: Adele Haze takes a hard caning from Nimue Allen - Dreams of Spanking

Please go and watch all of the sponsored caning videos – every single one is available for free on Dreams of Spanking, and licensed under Creative Commons (so share them around if you can!). In protest against porn censorship, a lot of people were willing to put their bottoms on the line and make unique, personal, caning scenes that reflect their own frustrations about porn censorship.

From Adele's seditious smile to the curl of her toes as she accepts a hard cane stroke, from the bright red marks on her bottom to the gasp of breath when she takes stroke thirty ­eight, this caning film is the perfect finale to the sponsored caning series. Three hundred and eighty ­three cane strokes in total, and each and every one sends a clear message to ATVOD: We might get beaten, but you'll never beat us.

Calligraphy and caning

Our new years eve photogallery was a very special one, finishing 2014 on a high note. It was created with Adele Haze and photographer PWPimages on our photoshoot just over a year ago.

The finished gallery is called Sing, Muse, and here's what I wrote about it after the shoot:

My personal favourite, however, was the third photoset of the afternoon. Two topless girls in long skirts, velvet, mood lighting. Old books and ink, hand-lettered typography, words on skin. Adele and I have this kink in common. I copied out the first six lines of the Iliad onto her back in the original Homeric Greek, and it was the most peaceful, zen experience I have ever had on a spanking shoot. As the minutes ticked by, no-one spoke a word, PWP moved around us quietly snapping photos, I think she and I both entered a kind of subspace. There was an element of psychological bondage to it; she had to stay perfectly still, or the work would be ruined. And I entered a trance-like state as I lost all my awareness of the camera, and focussed on finishing the calligraphy as quickly and neatly as possible.

I don't know what story these images might tell. Perhaps we are lovers, or witches; perhaps I'm an artist decorating her for some sort of show, or perhaps she's my submissive and I've set her the challenge of stillness and obedience. Perhaps we are students in some strange alternate universe where punishment lines are written not on paper, but on skin.

Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake

When AJ sent me the edited photos to look at, my jaw dropped. They are heartbreakingly gorgeous, just as dreamlike and evocative as I had hoped. PWP did an amazing job with these photos, and AJ more than did them justice in post. As I emailed Girl on the Net to let her know they were ready for copywriting, the scenario started to take shape in my head.

Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake

This gallery is a visual poem; a lyrical, abstract dream sequence exploring the sensuality of ink on skin. Inasmuch as there's a plot behind them, it's this: Adele must lie still while I write the text on her. Maybe she's my lover and I just like setting challenges for her. Maybe I'm a witch using body-writing to cast a spell. Maybe writing lines on her is my punishment. I wasn't sure, but one thing was clear: if Adele moved, smudging the lettering, she would get a cane stroke for every error.

Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake

Girl on the Net took this idea and ran with it. I love the scene description she came up with.

Two topless women are engaged in a sensual game: one plays the canvas and the other the artist. Adele Haze lies on cushions, exposing her breasts and bare back - and it's the latter that her lover will write on. Pandora Blake uses black ink and a brush to adorn Adele with intricate Greek lettering.

As Pandora's calligraphy winds around Adele's gorgeous curves, Adele must stay completely still, hardly breathing to avoid nudging Pandora as she writes her lines. In a Victorian school, ink smudges would mean a punishment for the writer. Here, the responsibility to avoid error falls on the writing surface. Pandora weaves her spell in words, and the magic of the moment mustn't be broken. For each smudge, Adele will get a stroke of the cane.

Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake

When the text is complete – the first few lines of Homer's 'Iliad' – Pandora carefully examines her work, stripping Adele naked so she can admire the slick black script that covers her body. Afterwards Adele bends naked over the punishment bench in the Scriptorium, exposing every inch of her bare skin. Pandora's found some smudges, and every error earns Adele a hard cane stroke.

Each cold cane stroke makes Adele yelp, biting her thumb to hold back her cries. But after three strokes the punishment is over, and Pandora can step back to admire her work – the neat black lines of text curving round Adele's beautiful body, and the vivid red welts left by the cane.

Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake
Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake Calligraphy and caning at Dreams of Spanking with Adele Haze and Pandora Blake

Lacy knickers and vintage lingerie - what makes you feel sexy?

Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking

I’ve never been someone who collects clothes, or understands exactly what to wear to show myself off. At best I’ll find a skirt that’s a tad too short - and I'll feel hot because I hope it'll ride up occasionally and show guys in the pub a bit too much - but on most days I’ll be rummaging through the washing pile just finding a top that doesn’t have holes in. But even I, as someone who is useless at dressing to impress, will occasionally find something that makes me feel so sexy I know it’s special.

A particular corset, for instance, that cinches my waist just right, or frames my chest in a way that makes me feel like a medieval tavern wench. A pair of knickers with rows of ruffles and frills that makes me want to lie face-down on the bed, bum in the air, biting the pillow and waiting for the palm of a hand to smack down, hard.

There’s no question that there are certain clothes that just make you feel different – more aware of everything around you. As if just by putting them on you’ve tapped into new feelings that you weren’t sensitive to before.

Silk does this for me, and so does lace. That smooth or textured feeling rubbing against my skin. When it's lingerie, it makes me feel very aware of wearing it - and of what’s beneath.

Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking

Admiring the beautiful photos from our new two-part lesbian spanking photoset, watching Pandora Blake and Adele Haze tease and stroke and and spank each other, I just want to rummage in their wardrobes. Those gorgeous frills and lace, the stunning vintage lingerie, each and every piece framing and highlighting their curves. To me this kind of sexy underwear whispers sensuality.

It’s excellent to see that the first comment on the first ‘Companions’ photogallery comes from someone who is a fan of attractive underwear. When Pandora first sent me the set she told me that these outfits were inspired by a particular fantasy of Adele's, and that the pair of them loved dressing up in ribbons, lace, and all the trimmings.

Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking

The actual spanking is hot too, of course - the way Pandora grips Adele's hand behind her back as she kicks, the expressions of pain and pleasure that mingle on both girls' faces when it's their turn to go over the knee. Pandora and Adele have an obvious chemistry as they caress and smack each other. But I think the spanking is only one of many things that gives these particular photos their atmosphere: the vintage lingerie is just as significant. 

When I read fetish blogs and forums I see a lot of discussion of the more modern clothing fetishes: latex, rubber, leather and all that is shiny. Another commenter once mentioned that the sound of a spanking is different over tights than on the bare, and I suspect the sound factor might be a part of any other fabric fetish, too. Leather, PVC and latex certainly sound delightful when you smack them. But I know Pandora loves all things historical and elegant, and so why not pay homage to a different sort of fetish fashion? These photos are a delicious tribute to all that’s frilly and soft and vintage - those pale white gloves, those lacy knickers, the kind of underwear that makes you feel coddled and caressed.

Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking

Check out the beautiful Companions photosets – part one, in which Adele Haze gives Pandora Blake an over the knee spanking, and part two in which the spanking roles are reversed. We've talked before about the best kind of material to spank or get spanked in - but what makes you feel sexiest? Would you go for something stark and strong like leather or latex, or would you - like me - give your right arm to try on some of Adele and Pandora's gorgeous vintage lingerie?

Delicate lace and vintage lingerie in Companions at Dreams of Spanking

Ceremonial flogging for the magician's new apprentice

You remember I blogged a couple of weeks ago about submitting a couple of films to Cinekink? I was absolutely stunned to hear that one of them was accepted!

Click to view trailer for My%20Inner%20Little%20Girl

My film about feminist submission, self-pleasure and spanking fantasies, My Inner Little Girl, will be screened at the Cinekink festival on Saturday 1 March, at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. I won't be able to attend the screening but if you want to go and tell me how it went, you can register a ticket here.

Meanwhile, I've got a gorgeous new photo gallery to share with you: the second part of The Magician's Apprentice, with photographs accompanying original spanking fiction by Adele Haze.

Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice... Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as Giles...

The Magician's Apprentice (Part 2)

Two young lovers find themselves caught in flagrante delicto by a master magician - and he isn't impressed. After thrashing his apprentice for failing to rein in his passions, Master Finlay informs Sophie that she has untrained magical ability, and must learn to control it or she will put herself and others in danger. He offers to take her on as his second apprentice. Sophie can't believe her good fortune - her old life was not worth clinging to, and she accepts the opportunity gladly, even though it means undergoing to a painful initiation ceremony.

Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice. Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice.
Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice.

I've always loved the idea of sacred or ceremonial kink; the use of blindfolds, restraints, whipping and flogging in magical ritual. There's something deliciously objectifying about being a ritual object or a sacrifice to the gods, body mortified to raise power for a higher cause.

On the other hand, blindfolds and flogging can play a part in an initiation ceremony or a rite of passage, where the focus of attention is very much on the celebrant - as with the ritual conducted to mark Sophie's initiation into the path of magical learning. Either way, this is about using pain and sensory deprivation to achieve an altered state of consciousness.

Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice. Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice.
Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice. Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice.

Now that she is officially subject to the magician's authority, Sophie must learn to control her passions and her powers. To teach her this lesson Master Finlay straps her bottom soundly with a razor strop of worn, thick leather. 

Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice. Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice. Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice.

But even the pain of Sophie's punishment - or the chores she is set afterwards - do not diminish her joy at finally finding a place where she belongs. 

Now that Sophie is also a magical student, she must learn the same lesson as the other apprentice.  

Caned on the last day of school

We're very honoured to be able to share Irelynn Logeen's last ever spanking film with you (probably), which she came out of retirement to shoot with us as a one-off a few months ago. She and Adele looked perfect in their matching tunics and blazers, but neither girl was perfectly innocent in this end-of-term school caning film. In the end they both lifted their skirts, lowered their white school knickers and bent over the gym horse for 12 hard strokes of the cane.

Click to view trailer for Leaving%20Day

Leaving Day

It's the last day of summer term, and the end of Irelynn and Adele's school career. After their last assembly, their head of year calls them back for one last interview. It seems that someone spiked the punch at the Leaver's Ball, and these two are the likely suspects. But which of them was it?

For their classmates, the summer holiday has already started, but rather than hugging their friends goodbye, Irelynn and Adele will spend their last moments at the school in an all-too-familiar position: bent over the gym horse for a final farewell caning.

Two sixth formers in trouble Two sixth formers in trouble
Two naughty girls thoroughly caned Two naughty girls thoroughly caned
School's out forever School's out forever

Solstice spankings

Merry Yule! This weekend contains the longest night, the shortest day of the year. It might be hard to believe at this time of year, especially in grey rainy London, but after today the light starts to come back. Meanwhile, I recommend snuggling up indoors in the warm, perhaps with a willing partner, and watching some spanking videos to warm the blood. I hear that bottoms and hands can also be warmed by related means ;)

I'm doing much the same with Tom this weekend, although this being me, I'm squeezing in a bit of work around the edges too. Somehow the couple of weeks before Christmas always seem explosively busy, not only trying to get work wrapped up before the holidays, but with presents, Christmas feasts and family visits to organise too. Still, I love this time of year, and I'm looking forward to the festivities. I just wish I had an extra week first to get everything done in time!

Just to add to the excitement, on Thursday we held our last shoot of 2013,  with Adele Haze and new photographer PWP. I've worked with PWP before in various contexts; we got talking and I learned that he loves spanking, but has never shot spanking photos before. As you can tell from his tumblr, he has no shortage of experience shooting bottoms! We discussed various ideas, including the artistic possibilities of combining spanking with glitter and bodypaint.


Not our photo, but you get the idea.

Meanwhile, a couple of tweets from Adele caught my eye in which she said she was craving a shoot with lace, ribbon, silk, and everything frilly and fancy. I decided to bring the two together and spend an afternoon shooting arty, colourful spanking photos with a difference. The glitter spanking experiment was excellent fun (I don't know about Adele, but I'm still finding glitter in unexpected places), and we both dolled up in ivory lacy dresses with ribbons on our lingerie and in our hair for a sensual F/F switch storyline.

My personal favourite, however, was the third photoset of the afternoon. Two topless girls in long skirts, velvet, mood lighting. Old books and ink, hand-lettered typography, words on skin. Adele and I have this kink in common. I copied out the first six lines of the Iliad onto her back in the original Homeric Greek, and it was the most peaceful, zen experience I have ever had on a spanking shoot. As the minutes ticked by, no-one spoke a word, PWP moved around us quietly snapping photos, I think she and I both entered a kind of subspace. There was an element of psychological bondage to it; she had to stay perfectly still, or the work would be ruined. And I entered a trance-like state as I lost all my awareness of the camera, and focussed on finishing the calligraphy as quickly and neatly as possible.

Adele Haze, ink and skin - for Dreams of Spanking

I don't know what story these images might tell. Perhaps we are lovers, or witches; perhaps I'm an artist decorating her for some sort of show, or perhaps she's my submissive and I've set her the challenge of stillness and obedience. Perhaps we are students in some strange alternate universe where punishment lines are written not on paper, but on skin.

If you're impatient to see the results, so am I - I'll post some previews as soon as PWP has sent me the files. Meanwhile, perhaps my next bit of news will tide you over. Adele Haze is also starring in this week's film alongside a much-loved spankee, who has come out of retirement for an exclusive scene with us. I'm delighted to announce that the latest performer to join the Dreams of Spanking cast is none other than luscious redhead Irelynn Logeen!

The Faces of the Cane: Irelynn Logeen and Adele Haze in Leaving Day at Dreams of Spanking

Our new F/F schoolgirl caning film Leaving Day has just gone live. I'd thrilled to welcome Irelynn to the site. We filmed this video back in the summer, at the end of a day spent doing work for a private client. Irelynn had already officially retired from shooting video, but when I asked if she'd be interested in fitting in a Dreams of Spanking clip if we had time, she said yes. Sadly this was the only one we had time for, but it's possible she might be interested in coming back for more. So this might be the last spanking film Irelynn ever does - but then again, it might not. Either way, I hope you like it.

Striking sparks

I first heard about the story called The Magician's Apprentice when Adele asked me how to create some arcane techno-babble which actually meant something for a new fiction piece she was working on. I have a few useful books on the subject, and was able to provide some names and references. At what point Pandora adopted the story for Dreams of Spanking I'm not entirely sure, but I've been looking forward to the publication of this one for quite some time.

Adele is an excellent writer, and the scenario she created gave us, as actors, plenty to work with. Our day with Daniel R had already included The Captain and the Tavern Wench, so we were well in the mood for high-camp costume drama. We were also looking forward to experimenting with stills to create some visual effects that would have been much  more difficult on video. And as an added bonus, I got to play Mr. Sheridan, Court Magician to the Empire:

The Magician at Dreams of Spanking

Apparently the Empire ran to large beards that season.

Setting up for this one was almost as much fun as actually shooting it. Quite a lot of the paraphernalia we dressed the set with is either mine or Pandora's, and digging out the Fifth Pentacle of Mercury from The Key of Solomon always provides a good laugh on a wet winter evening. The actual chalk-work was mostly done by Jimmy, who's a fine artist (which I am not) and can write in Arabic (which I can't). We had a whale of a time putting candles everywhere and drawing obscure rude (or geeky) jokes onto the chalkboards in the background.

The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking

It's extraordinary how going the extra mile in the set detail affected the atmosphere; what you might call the Weta Workshops effect. The room felt different. Dressing the set created a good deal of tension in itself, and I found it very easy to get into role, even without dialogue, when acting against those elaborate props and backdrop.

I'll try not to spoil too much of Adele's story, but suffice it to say that after the kissing shots, we halted for a protracted faff with candles, to the accompaniment of much giggling. And then, as if by magic...

The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking
The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking

... a hand-crafted special effect leads to the young couple's discovery by Mr. Sheridan.

The richness of both colour and texture in the "enlightening" shot really has turned out as well as we'd hoped; I'm impressed by how well Daniel caught the moment.

As well as being a pleasure to work with on a personal level, Daniel kept pace with our rather eclectic imaginations all through the shoot, and always seemed to be able to tune in to what we were looking for. The half gothic, half steam-punk feel of this photostory beautifully matches the texture of Adele's prose.

If memory serves, this was also the first scene ever in which Jimmy and I interacted directly, in a CP sense. Balancing a new scene dynamic with character acting can be difficult, particularly if you are already as well acquainted as Jimmy and me. But on this occasion, it presented no problems at all. The story had a pace and rhythm to it that made staying in role easy, despite the stop-motion logistics of shooting stills, and the CP itself did not seem at all strange within the compelling motivations of the narrative. 

Also, it was just so pretty...

The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking
The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking The Magician's Apprentice is in hot water at Dreams of Spanking

An enormous amount of fun was had, and you've only seen the half of it: the plot thickens for young Sophie soon enough once Giles has faced the Magician's wrath. I'm really pleased with the final results: luxuriant colours and cabbalistic symbols enough to brighten anyone's day. Watch this space for part two.

Free-range porn

There have been some changes to Dreams of Spanking over the last month. You may have noticed them, you may not. I haven't been able to write about it here for reasons that will become obvious, but now things are more or less resolved, I can briefly describe what's happened. 

It started with a site review by our credit card processor CCBill, requesting some minor (if baffling) wording changes, mostly to blogposts and scene pages. CCBill's Acceptable Usage Policy has vague wording describing the sort of content they are happy to process billing for, and we went through a similar review process with them when preparing the site for launch. The interpretation of their policy seems to subjectively depend on which employee is handling your case; and so some things they had required before launch weren't required now, whereas other things that had been missed then were now flagged for removal.

For technical reasons, the review also required us to set up a new subaccount with them, a process which triggered yet another review, from yet another policy advisor, and this is where things got interesting. The short version is that a lot of content which hadn't been picked up on a week earlier was now flagged for deletion. They specifically picked out three scenes featuring sword-fighting or severe caning. These films were fine a week ago, but now, suddenly, they had to go.

I didn't really have a choice about complying with CCBill's demands. I can't run this site without a billing provider, and other producers informed me that a lot of these regulations are handed down from Visa and other financial institutions, and that all credit card processors have similarly inconsistent requirements. As one producer said, "the policies of such organizations are capricious, arbitrary, defy logic and present an unpredictable moving target". Most billing agents deliberately word their policies to be vague, to give them scope for flexibility. This vagueness means no producer can guarantee they’ll be safe with one billing agent or another.  Besides which, changing credit card processor is a lengthy, complex, expensive process which I simply couldn't afford.

I make spanking videos for the love of it, and in hope of reaching out to others who share my fantasies. I hope that my films might turn you on, fire your imagination, or perhaps help you discover that you are not alone, and that spanking fantasies can be a healthy part of a vibrant sexuality. I firmly believe that it is not harmful for consenting adults to act out these sorts of fantasies, or to share the resulting images with likeminded kinksters.

The key is consent. If all participants consented and had fun making it, there is nothing wrong with enjoying any kind of porn, however weird or extreme.

I therefore decided that the best possible response to CCBill's removal requests was to give away the deleted scenes for free. As I wrote at the time:

So these requirements are handed down to CCBill from Visa; all other billing agents are the same? Fuck capitalism: I’ll give it all away. Full length video downloads, image galleries, behind the scenes documentaries, associated writings, everything. Plus the comments, the blog posts, the performer bios, all the surrounding context that demonstrates the ethical production and enthusiastic content that went into the making of those scenes, because without that, it’s not representative of what I’m doing.

Free range porn, released into the wild! It’s an exhilarating, liberating prospect. Free economics: the last line of defence against the capitalist censors. If I’m not charging, there’s not a damn thing they can do about it.

The free download site has now been launched, and is called Darker Dreams.

Darker Dreams: free-range spanking porn

When I was in the middle of dealing with this issue the urge to rebel against CCBill was a strong one, but that wasn't my only reason for deciding to make the deleted content available for free. The more I thought about it, the better an idea it seemed.

One of the films flagged for removal was Ludwig and Kaelah's film The Final Test. They wrote the film themselves as a positive representation of their severe caning kink, which is often considered controversial. They were tired of arguing their corner against people who insisted anyone who liked that sort of thing was “sick”, and decided to make a film complete with a behind the scenes documentary to show how it can be conducted in a healthy, consensual, and empowering way. Both of them refused to allow me to pay them for the shoot: they insisted that they were doing this for love, not money. As soon as The Final Test was singled out for removal, giving this film away seemed like the best way to honour the spirit in which it was created

Additionally, I come to production from the open source community, and have long been fascinated by free economics and the future of commercial media distribution in the age of file-sharing. I’m interested in exploring alternative business models that exploit the economics of abundance offered by digital media – for instance, I have a “pay what you like” porn site in the pipeline. This seemed like a good opportunity to road-test one possible alternative business model (giving content away and inviting donations from those who enjoy it) in a relatively risk-free way. After all, the content had already earned its keep on Dreams of Spanking; I could make the experiment without having to invest more money producing brand-new content.

A separate mini-site was also the most achievable solution. A free site is easier, quicker and cheaper to build than a separate site using a new billing agent; or than changing the billing agent for Dreams of Spanking. This option allowed me to make the content available as quickly as possible after I was required to take it offline.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, if content is deemed dangerous or offensive by anyone, controlling corporations or governments alike, the best way to prove that it isn’t is to make it publically available.

Many commenters have remarked on how tame the scenes CCBill objected to are compared to porn you can find elsewhere on the web. Our silly sword-fighting scenes, for instance, all use fake weapons, such as rubber toy swords or capped fencil foils - and yet CCBill still found the "threat to life" implied by these duelling scenes too "realistic" to be allowed.

Fear and myths still abound about kinky people and practices, and fear is fuelled by ignorance. Most campaigners against "violent porn" (and there is a campaign against simulated rape pornography raging as I write this) have sat down and watched very little of it. Openness and transparency are our best defence against censorship and fear.

Hence, Darker Dreams.

Thanks to all who helped donate to make this site happen.

Thanks also to the following bloggers for covering this issue and linking to the free site:

Check out Darker Dreams to see The Final Test, The Pirates of the Jolly Kraken and The Avenger's Return. If you want to support this project, donations are always appreciated, however small. Or of course you can buy a membership to Dreams of Spanking and access our archive of 123 uncensored spanking scenes.

Alex in pyjamas

Our latest scene was filmed at the Texas All State Spanking Party with my friend Alex Reynolds. I've been an avid reader of her blog Alex in Spankingland for some time, and was very happy that she agreed to shoot a couple of scenes with me. Alex is smart, funny, adorable, and has an amazing sense of adventure and fun about this thing we do.

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Missed Alarm was the second scene we shot together, and belongs to the oh-so-common "scenes you can plausibly shoot in hotel rooms" genre. (I will be shooting more scenes like this at the Spain party next month - let me know if you have any ideas for plot lines!)

We decided to film a true to life story about Pandora and Alex at a spanking party, sharing a room in the hotel. The story we came up with goes like this: Pandora was jetlagged and decided to take a nap, and asked Alex to wake her up before the evening's festivities. Alex decided to let her sleep instead, and as a result Pandora missed the pool party and a whole load of spanking! When she wakes up the next morning and discovers she's missed the fun, she takes her frustration out on Alex's bottom.

Alex is awesome, and I can highly recommend her blog if you haven't seen it already. I loved working with her, and can't wait to do so again next time we're on the same continent.

The Whipping Boy

It's been a busy fortnight, and this month is about to get a hell of a lot busier. Last week Tom and I went camping together, with perfect timing for the glorious few days of golden sunshine which warmed the south of England. Jacq joined us for the final weekend, and we came home tanned, toned, tired and full of love. Tom and I in particular really benefited from the time together; it's been hard this year since we had to move to different cities, and I feel like our relationship has been healed and renewed. It was a brilliant and very needed holiday that left us feeling refreshed, recharged, relaxed and reconnected. Plus we had the hottest sex after we got home; things haven't been that energised in the bedroom for a long time.

Since then, I've had my work cut out catching up with emails, video editing, client work and some exciting new professional projects - about which more in due course. While I've been too busy to blog about what's new on the site, there have been some cool updates over the last couple of weeks. Before I went away I released one of the most intense films I think I've ever made, a historical fantasy filmed during our amazing location shoot in March. It's called The Whipping Boy, and it goes a bit like this:

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The Whipping Boy

Governess Miss Montana is at her wit's end. First her charge fraternises with a servant boy, and now the young lady is going behind her lord father's back on matters of politics.

Not wanting to make a martyr out of the girl, Miss Montana summons both Adele and her sweetheart Jimmy, the serving boy she grew up with. Adele always had a soft heart, and as children, the best way to punish the young lady was often to whip her friend the serving boy. Now, Miss Montana decides it's time to reinstate the arrangement.

To save his love from disgrace, Jimmy willingly offers himself in her place. But this will be the hardest thrashing he has ever had to take for her - and the worst of their punishment is yet to come.

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The brainchild of real life couple Jimmy and Adele, this historical fantasy explores themes of class inequality, nobility, personal honour and self-sacrifice. The spanking and caning are hard, but the emotions of the young lovers' plight is the most intense aspect of this scene. Their devotion to one another is plain to see as they cling to each other, offering comfort as real tears stream down Jimmy's face. A deeply personal scenario from two of our most gifted performers.

Click here to read a personal perspective by Jimmy on what this scene means to him, and the experience of letting go enough to cry for the first time on camera.

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