One of the pleasures of my night job is that I have had the opportunity to work with a number of the celebrity names on the UK scene, and even some of the more adventurous Americans (hi there, Ten!). Two of my favourite co-stars are Nimue Allen and Alex Reynolds, who was the main feature of our last report. When Alex came across on her whistle-stop tour of the UK scene, she shot for us one day and then immediately spent a day working with Pandora and Nimue on a shoot for Nimue's own site. We thought this provided a good opportunity to take a peek at Alex's adventure's in Nimue's World.
Nimue is one of the most beautiful, and most versatile, performers I've worked with from the UK scene. Her world is a place full of adventurous people and, for a site with strong BDSM tendencies and a dark side to the stories, a great deal of laughter. When I shot for the site some months ago, the first photoset we did was a puppy-play sequence in which the only prop was a pair of balled-up socks. I've never done anything even remotely like it on camera or in private, but enjoyed myself immensely. To my surprise, in the photos I almost look like I know what I'm doing.
It was such a happy little scene that I found it very easy to play, although I had no idea what was coming next. Nimue's grace in directing and scene-setting while also being a bouncy puppy displayed impressive multi-tasking skills! Like Pandora's work, Nimue's is composed with a strong aesthetic eye and constructed with a view to allowing real chemistry and passion from models to carry through the lens to the audience. But while Pandora dreams mostly of spanking, Nimue's world is a very adventurous place with spankings, bondage, exhibitionism and very much more: where hard-core BDSM and a variety of other kinks might be found around any corner.
Alex has written an excellent series of posts about her travels (which you should go read some of!) and she spent some time talking about her explorations with Nimue in this one. As I had, Alex found herself being drawn into a first scenario which was both exactly her thing, and which took her out of her experience zone towards a new type of play. Nimue is very good at helping a new model to feel comfortable within her style and process, and the results she got from Alex were superb:
"In part two of my School Bully series, I've decided it's time to assert my authority over the exchange student, Alex Reynolds. When she refuses to go and get my text book for me, I drag her to the floor, rip off her clothes, and give her a hard bum and thigh spanking to show her that I mean business."
From Alex's report:
"She spanked me, including doing it in very non-traditional positions and she rolled me over and slapped me on the breasts. This was pre-negotiated, although I'd never done it before.
Holy. Shit. That hurt.
[...] I often see myself as being a pretty heavy player. I've taken some epic beatings in my day. When I'm well, in a secure environment and playing with someone I love, I've never actually found an upper limit of what I can tolerate in terms of spanking. This reminded me that I'm not actually all that physically tough: I'm just good at taking spankings. As odd as it may sound, it felt really nice and refreshing to be reminded of that. It made me tremendously vulnerable, but I felt safe and trusting towards everyone who was around me. But every slap, even though entirely not hard compared to what I was used to, took my breath away."
In my not at all humble opinion the scene is brilliant, and you can see a trailer for it on Nimue's blog. By what was now day two for Nimue and day three or more for Alex and Pandora the lovely ladies had consumed a good deal of pink wine and had found a creative groove that was very productive indeed. For their next scenario, they had Alex playing the Best Girlfriend Ever:
"Pandora comes in and catches me and chastises me for not being safe, as well as for keeping my desires to experiment with bondage to myself instead of asking her to tie me up. I try to explain that I was doing it to surprise her. She responds by spanking me with her hand and then a leather paddle, and also gives me a number of slaps on my breasts while they're bound in a rope harness. In my opinion, Pandora made this scene crazily hot. There's a lot of sexual energy between us in the film (and it's genuine, she and I are involved off camera) and it's really wonderful."
When we were shooting the previous day for Dreams of Spanking, I had encountered Alex's rather delightful bunny-suit (and once I'd stopped laughing, I had a great deal of fun spanking her in it). Once it had been brought out I think it was inevitable that Nimue's fertile imagination would find a way to make use of it and the resulting photo-set is a neat exemplar of her talent for evocative compositions.
"Little Alex wants her hair in braids, but she moans and complains that it hurts when I brush her hair, and that I pull too hard when I'm braiding. She needs something to calm her down, and I reach for the closest thing I have to hand - the hairbrush. After I turn her bottom a bright pink to match her onesie, she is much calmer, and curls up with me for a nap."
Part of why we find Nimue so easy to work with, although the two sites have very different kink spreads and primary target audiences, is that she has the same ethic for finding the liminal spaces in a model's practice of kink and exploring them in unusual settings. Nimue's made a habit of using behind-the-scenes material in part to allow viewers to see the model's joy behind a character's pain or humiliation, just as we have. In this quite cute and fluffy age-play scene, there was still a note of complexity to be teased out:
"I love having my hair touched in just about any way: tender playing, brushing, rough horribleness, it all works for me. I had to think of all sorts of horribly unfair things in order to inspire my tantrumy faces."
In Nimue's world, there's a lot more going on than just the spankings. I happen to be something of a BDSM fan, and to like unusual and dark fantasies, so much of the site works very nicely for me. Yes, there are beautiful and dangerous things going on here that simply aren't my kink: and I like that. I like knowing that while my own interest might be in seeing Alex or Pandora get spanked or tied up and otherwise dreadfully abused, Nimue always has something gnarly on her mind. I like her sense of aesthetics; I like her fearlessness in the choices of fantasies she'll put on camera, and I like very much the vitality which sparks between her models, be it in stills or on film. Nimue is a talented producer and photographer but she is also a kink catalyst; she has the gift of helping other people to let out their playful side.
The last few months of Nimue's updates have been particularly good for us spanking fans, though, so I'm going to leave you with a few more sneak previews behind some of the bedroom doors in Nimue's World.
Spank Break, with our own lovely Pandora:
Now that I'm recovered from my jet-lag after flying to Atlantic City for the amazing spanking party Boardwalk Badness Weekend (about which more on my personal blog, if you're interested), it's back to the editing suite and the rewarding business of creating spanking porn.
Our latest spanking video Essay Help is a positive, edifying F/F discipline film with that feel-good factor.
I think Nimue looks particularly lovely in this.
Nimue is struggling with her coursework and with low self-esteem. She's so freaked out that Pandora decides a punishment will settle her down and help her feel better. She gives her some reassuring hugs, and 12 strokes of the cane straight from cold over her tight denim jeans. After the caning, Pandora peels down Nimue's jeans to inspect the marks, and gives her some rubs and final hand spanks over her cane stripes.
We've got some hot spanking videos and photo galleries coming up in May. Check back over the next week for new scenes including bratty gentleman Michael Darling getting his revenge on Sebastian, the tailor's apprentice; and me as a stablegirl spanked by D (who incidentally looks drop dead gorgeous in a tailcoat).
We've also got some delightful domestic scenarios coming up, including both Molly Malone and Michael Darling as domestic femmes sporting aprons and red spanked bottoms; and me and Alex as naughty girls who get the strap for staying up too late on their sleepover.
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Well, I'm back from my week in the US, connecting with my kinky chosen family and getting up to all sorts of adventures at Boardwalk Badness Weekend. I have lots of spanking and travel-related stories to tell, and I'll be posting them over at my personal blog over the next few days.
Meanwhile Dreams of Spanking has been kept updated, with a video and a photogallery last week, and a brand new scene that I published from my hotel room in Atlantic City. We've got a mixture of new F/M and F/F scenes for you including sexy strap-on domination, historical birching, and a hilarious unscripted spanking card game.
On Your Knees has received a lot of positive attention so far, and it's not surprising when you consider that this photo gallery features the stunning Ten Amorette in red lipstick, high heels and a lacy dress that shows off her body to perfection.
Not only that, but this lesbian domination scene includes the riding crop, face slapping, and making Ten suck my big purple strap-on. Hot!
On Your Knees
Ten kneels on the bed wearing high heels and a dress that reveals more than it hides. Pandora caresses her body and teases her with her strap-on, smearing it across Ten's lips. When Ten refuses to suck it, Pandora slaps her face and shoves her over the end of the bed, then spanks her with her hand and lays on strokes with the whippy riding crop. Finally compliant, Ten accepts a kiss, and Pandora's cock.
A very sexy lesbian dominance and submission photo gallery starring two ladies with sizzling on-screen chemistry.
In The Undergardener's Birching, Sebastian went well above and beyond the call of duty in the face of the English weather, lowering his underwear for 30 strokes of the birch on a cold bottom.
The Undergardener's Birching
Spotted sneaking back below stairs after a night out drinking, a lowly undergardener is taken to task by the stern Housekeeper. He has disgraced the household, and the punishment that follows is no more than he deserves.
Braced against the trunk of a tree in the grounds where he works, Sebastian bares his bottom for 30 stinging strokes of the birch. By the end of this short, sharp film Sebastian's bottom is striped with vivid welts. A tantalising glimpse into the strict discipline of a bygone age.
Running at only eight minutes long, this is a "short sharp shock" style punishment film, with some scolding and 30 stinging strokes of the birch, hard enough to draw blood, crammed into that timeframe. Sebastian had always wanted to try the birch and he took it manfully, but it was nearly freezing on an English December day and even we aren't sadistic enough to want to make the experience last any longer than necessary.
Afterwards we bundled him up nice and warm and he snuggled up on the sofa for some well-deserved recovery time.
Ring of Fire
Join three likeminded switch ladies in high heels and 50s dresses for fun and frolics in this self-indulgent spanking card game. With four implements and 52 cards dictating the play at random, the result is an hour-long, candid, uncut, unscripted spankstravaganza! Includes a total of over 350 strokes of hand, tawse, strap and cane.
No-one watching this film can have any doubt that these three ladies just adore giving and receiving corporal punishment for the sheer joy of it.
The rules of the game are as follows: take a pack of cards, and spread them out in a circle. Choose four implements and assign each suit (hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs) to an implement - in our case, hand, tawse, strap and cane. Take it in turns to draw a card, youngest goes first, and each turn the number of the card defines the number of strokes from the implement assigned to that suit.
Punishment is given by the player on your left, but when a Jack is drawn, this swaps to the person on your right, until another Jack is drawn. When you draw a Queen you remove an item of clothing. Aces are a "waterfall" - form a circle and the player whose turn it is starts spanking. The spanking is passed around the circle, and no-one can stop until the first player stops.
The first player to draw a King receives 6 strokes of the first suit (ie hand) from each player; the second King is 6 of the hand and 6 of the tawse from each player, the third King is 6 each of hand, tawse and strap, and the player who draws the final King receives 6 strokes of every implement from every other player.
We played with three of us, which meant we were all very active, both topping and bottoming - if you had more players you would get a longer rest between turns. But the more players you have, the more extreme the King cards become, so think carefully before starting a game of ten players!
The total play time was almost exactly 1 hour, and including the pre-game negotiation and after-game hugs, this film is an uninterrupted, uncut 71 minutes of non-stop spanking action, friendship and hilarity. We were totally sober but as the endorphines kicked in we all became high and giggly on spanking, and the game proved to be exactly the right length as by the end we could barely wield a cane!
If this sounds like fun to you, I can assure you that the reality is even more brilliant than you might imagine. There's no winning and no losing, just mutual give and take of spanking for the sheer joy of it. Round up some switchy mates and give it a try, we can highly recommend it. And if you do, stop back and leave a comment to tell us how it went.
Alex Reynolds has been staying with me all this week! It's been the best week ever.
I'd only met Alex in person once before, in Texas last year, but I instantly felt a strong affinity with her. That has been fully validated this week; the amount of stuff we've discovered in common is actually a little creepy. There's been lots of hanging out and talking until late into the night, and I love her to bits.
She's currently sitting on the sofa next to me finishing a blogpost, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some behind the scenes photos with you from our week so far.
There have been spankings off camera as well as on, including some #offchartbossing:
Alex being consoled by Fred the Dog after being beaten by me. I had my reasons.
I've got plenty more off-camera spanking photos to share, but I'll be posting those over at my personal blog, Spanked Not Silenced.
As well as spanking, there's also been a lot of conversation about kink, spanking and D/S, industry gossip and general hilarity, often revolving around my cat Fatface, to whom Alex has developed a deep and lasting attachment.
For the last two days, Alex, Nimue Allen and I have been shooting spanking scenes at my house, one day for Dreams of Spanking and one day for Nimue's World. Tom joined us for the first day, and I enjoyed introducing him and Alex.
The four of us had an amazing time shooting video and photosets. The Dreams of Spanking scenes included a girly sleepover scene, a Beltane ritual, intimidation by evil capitalists, a landlady/tenant punishment and Alex and I being spanked for building a sofa fort.
It was the best #sofafort ever.
During the shoot I managed to grab a couple more behind the scenes snaps on my phone. Here's Alex after shooting a photoset called 'Rites of Spring', wearing half her May Queen costume, and half fuzzy comfy clothes to get warm after I made her undress outdoors in the cold, not-actually-May-yet weather:
I am a cruel, sadistic director.
But so is Nimue, so that's okay.
I'll post some proper photo previews (ie. of the the actual spanking scenarios) once I've had time to process the pictures. (And then I need to catch up on previews for the shoot with Caroline, Amelia and Will. Yeah, I've been shooting a lot lately!)
For now, there's just one in-character photo I need to show you. This is my favourite picture from the whole shoot, and in fact from my entire life. The first two times I saw it I laughed until tears streamed down my face, and that evening even the memory of it gave Alex, Nimue and I the uncontrollable giggles.
In this scene, my cat Fatface is co-starring with Alex. "Don't look at the camera, Alex," I instructed, as Alex hurried with Fatface in her arms.
Fatface responded by immediately staring down the lens for the next three pictures. Fatface is not very good at taking direction.
I don't think Fatface likes being a star.
Thanks so much to Nimue and Tom for being amazing behind and in front of the camera and for their general loveliness, and particularly to Alex for being so damn spankable. ♥
Our latest update is an affirming, consensual film about how spanking can help romantic harmony even when times are hard, in which Nimue Allen and Sebastian Hawley play a young couple struggling to pay the bills.
Work is in short supply, and it's been a stressful few months for Nimue and Sebastian. But after a successful interview Sebastian has finally got a job, and their worries are over. They can't afford to go out on the town, so instead they stay in and indulge in some joyful, cathartic spanking for celebration and stress relief. A playful, consensual switch scene featuring both F/M and M/F spanking, including over the knee hand spanking, leather strap and cane.
I think this is an adorable little film, beautifully acted by Nimue and Sebastian - both true switches with a genuine love of spanking.
I'm really enjoying exploring the different facets of affirming, positive spanking at the moment, spanking for pleasure rather than punishment or discipline.
In this switch scenario we see two subtlely different approaches to relaxation spanking: first Nimue's stress relief spanking, a way for her to let go of all the accumulated stress and responsibility of money worries, put herself into Sebastian's hands and stop being the one in charge for a little while. Once she is refreshed, she proposes a reward spanking for the clever young man with the new job. This time it is about pure pleasure and satisfaction. For both of them, the play session marks a cathartic turning point, the end of a bad time and the start of a better one.
After all, spanking is free and can be done with items found around the house. All you need is a little time, a little imagination, and a little love.
Meanwhile, Vixen Ladies has a steamy Valentine's Day couple spanking that combines pain and pleasure, spanking and sex. I like the heart shaped paddle, and the way both partners have matching nipple piercings.
Various UK spanking sites have released some great scenes recently starring performers you'll recognise from Dreams of Spanking. I'm very lucky to have worked with so many of the best spanking actors and actresses in the business, and I'm always interested to follow their adventures elsewhere.
At Spanking Sarah, Ten Amorette is kidnapped and punished by the rather dishy Nick Nightingale in an edgy blackmail story. Nick feels that he has been badly treated by his ex boss and decides it's payback time. He kidnaps the guy's wife and takes his revenge on her. He videotapes the whole thing as he abuses and then spanks Ten with the object of sending the video to her husband. Ten puts up a good fight but it's not long before she is bent over and getting her bare bottom well spanked and belted.
Meanwhile, at Triple A Spanking, Molly Malone and Amelia Jane Rutherford show off their long legs and impressive flexibility in 'Bad Volleyball Girls'. After being sent off for fighting during a vital game, their coach punishes them both with a hard old fashioned slippering, followed by the cane on their bared bottoms.
Northern Spanking has just released 'Unhealthy Obsession', a poignant little film starring Nimue and Janna that reminds me of my own schooldays. Janna has been reported to her housemaster by a number of her teachers for lack of concentration and lack of application, due to what they believe is an infatuation with another girl at school. Janna is to face the ultimate sanction. But will it cure her obsession?
Here's what Nimue has to say about shooting this wonderfully innocent little film:
I play the object of Janna’s obsession, and the feelings are mutual. It was wonderful to put myself into the headspace of a shy schoolgirl, who’s been having these thoughts and feelings, suddenly presented with an opportunity to act on them. The nerves, slowly pushing things a step further, feeling out the other’s mental state – does she want more, does she feel the same, not wanting to overwhelm her. Generally in most scenes I do, it’s accepted that one or both have experience, and that’s what made this scene stand out in my mind. This wasn’t an older, experienced girl corrupting a younger, inexperienced girl. This was two girls in exactly the same place, both exploring something new and forbidden together.
Head over to Northern Spanking to see 'Unhealthy Obsession' and much more.
Our new video (finally up after I was laid low by this horrid cold virus that's been going round) will appeal to fans of domestic service, feminine dominance, and cute boys in tight underwear. It stars Sebastian Hawley and Nimue Allen as two students who share a flat and wage a bet as to who will get the highest mark in their next essay.
Sebastian is so sure he's going to get a good mark that he's been messing around playing football rather than studying. When Nimue calls him on it he challenges her to a bet: whoever gets a higher grade gets whatever they want for a day. Of course pride comes before a fall, and Nimue's hard work pays off: she gets an A, and wins the bet.
She decides to milk it all she can - after all, Sebastian needs to learn not to be so cocky in future. She makes Sebastian her slave for the day. And as house slave, there are rules he must follow if he wants to avoid punishment. Nimue makes him change into sexy underwear, do the dishes wearing only tight boxer briefs and a maid's apron, then dresses him up in a butler's outfit with tight trousers and smart waistcoat, and has him bring her tea and shine her shoes, while she gets ahead with her reading.
Sebastian's character thinks this whole thing is kind of ridiculous, but the bet was his idea, so he'd lose too much face by backing down now. Fair's fair, and it's only 24 hours, after all - how bad can it be?
He loses his nerve, however, when Nimue decides to use one of the spanking implements she's dredged up from around the house. He hasn't disobeyed her, so why is he going to be punished? Well, she wants to punish him, and today, that's reason enough. Worse, she's going to make him beg for it. Sebastian is her slave fair and square, and Nimue intends to make sure he knows it.
Finally, just a reminder that voting is still open in a couple of blog awards for the Most Improved Spanking Site and Spankee of the Year 2012. Dreams of Spanking is in the running for the former, which is the only website award, and I've been nominated for the latter, along with other Dreams of Spanking cast members Ten Amorette and Caroline Grey, as well as some other fantastic performers including my friends Sarah Gregory and Kami Robertson. I'm not going to insist that you vote for me, there are lots of deserving candidates, but if you haven't yet please do go and vote!
Happy new year! I've got a lot to look forward to in 2013. I feel like I'm starting the year in a really strong place. Living on my own suits me very well indeed, and I'm grateful for my wonderful friends and lovers, and to be able to make a living doing work I love.
They say that you should do porn as long as it makes you happy, and I have to admit I wondered whether going full time as a producer rather than shooting for other people as an occasional treat would take the sparkle out of making spanking videos. But the opposite has proved true: making my own films and bringing my fantasies to life the way I imagined them has fuelled my passion for spanking erotica. The more I do spanking, the wider my range of interests, and it was pretty wide to start with!
I'm really looking forward to 2013. By the end of 2012 I had reached my initial membership target for my first year of business, which is a great feeling and leaves me feeling really optimistic about the future. I've got some exciting plans for this year, and various projects in the pipeline which I'm looking forward to sharing with you all. Look out for shoots with Caroline Grey, Amelia Jane Rutherford, Alex Reynolds and some brand new faces who have never done spanking porn before, some ambitious historical productions, "Choose your own adventure" style spanking videos, and more! I'm also working on a number of side projects loosely affiliated with Dreams of Spanking, including a feature film starring Molly Malone and Michael Darling, and a new website dedicated to celebrating the male spankee.
Unfortunately I've not felt at my best the last few days. D and I both came back from visiting family with colds which have now lasted nearly a week. Mine got significantly worse over the new year, and I now have laryngitis to add to the sinus congestion, sniffles, headaches and hacking cough. Woe is me! Of course we made it worse by stubbornly staying out late on New Year's Eve despite our struggling immune systems.
I managed to publish a photoset before New Year's Eve, which I really enjoyed editing and will write more about in my next post, but unfortunately the need to regularly lie down until the world stopped spinning slowed down my workflow, and I didn't manage to get the video I had planned ready in time. Video editing requires a lot of concentration and when your head is full of fog it's not always possible to plough through. The last couple of days I've felt worse and worse, and I decided I'd better get some real rest or else it'd drag on forever. So our next film, a domestic service movie starring Nimue Allen and Sebastian Hawley, is very nearly ready, but it still needs some finishing touches and a preview clip before I can upload. Meanwhile here's a glimpse of what you can look forward to:
This video will be available in the next couple of days, and I'm sorry for the delay. In the meantime I've given everyone whose membership was due to expire on or after December 30th 2012 a 5 day membership extension so that you'll have access to the forthcoming film. I'll email those concerned individually to let them know.
Being a one woman show behind the scenes is ace in some ways, as it gives me an amazing amount of control over my creative vision, but it also does mean I'm vulnerable to this sort of bad timing. One of my aims in 2013 is to get 2-3 weeks ahead with my editing so my update schedule will be more secure. I managed to get 1 week ahead a few times in 2012 but each time a project or event came up which took me away from Dreams of Spanking. Those other commitments won't go away, so getting properly on top of my editing will mean working hard, but that's not so bad when you're doing work you love.
I have great plans for this year, and after the success of the last one I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in. As soon as I'm feeling well again, that is!
In our latest spanking video Asking For It I want a spanking - as usual! But I have a plan to get what I want. I dress up in my new school skirt and interrupt Nimue's reading with a cane and a hopeful smile. My ploy works: Nimue is happy to give me a good long spanking with her hand, ready for the caning I crave.
Nimue and I had great fun shooting this true-to-life scene and there was lots of laughter and playfulness during the spanking. I love the way Nimue warms my bottom up with her hand, and the caning was delicious too.
There's also a new photostory, Over the Boss' Knee. "Four more careless, simple errors, Miss Blake. This isn't good enough! I know you can do better - and this is the third time this week. One might almost suspect you were doing it deliberately..."
There's something very sexy and intimate about the idea of being paddled over your boss's knee, rather than bent over the desk. Especially if you fancy your boss as much as I fancy Tom!
At Cutie Spankee, it's Punishment Day. "I passed up friends' invitation because I have to get punished at home."
There's been lots happening on the spanking blogs this last week, including several posts relevant to Dreams of Spanking, so I thought I'd bring you the highlights.
This one was SO MUCH FUN to shoot. It’s not often that as a young, female top I get to be creepy and inappropriate, usually older male tops get cast in those sort of roles. Sebastian played the sulky teen beautifully, and we had a lot of laughs during cuts at just how creepy and inappropriate the dialogue we were coming up with was. But in the end, it’s fairly ambiguous as to who was actually manipulating who!
I love getting the chance to work with Dreams of Spanking. Pandora puts a lot of thought into the scenes she scripts and the people she puts together for them. She also has several gorgeous male spankees, as well as the usual lovely ladies, and is putting a lot of focus into unusual power dynamics and switching scenes as well, which is wonderful for a dominant(ish) masochist like me to see!
Yay, thankyou Nimue! Nimue has been absolutely invaluable to me behind the camera on our last few shoots, and I'm looking forward to future shoots with her. You should also check out her own kinky porn site, Nimue's World, which is crammed full of sexy escapades between Nimue and her lovers and play partners, including spanking, BDSM, bondage, power play and exhibitionism.
Red Rump, the talented character artist specialising in smoking hot domestic F/M, was very gracious about my using his artwork as the inspiration for a spanking video. In fact, he was so chuffed he created a followup piece as a thankyou - and it's a bit more graphic than the original!
THANK YOU, Pandora! It's always gratifying for one artist to know that they have offered some inspiration to another. (and to see them wield a paddle in stripey socks...)
Thank YOU, Red Rump! I hope our video makes more people aware of your excellent art. If you haven't checked out Red Rump's blog, do - the quality is outstanding, and it's a must see for any fans of vintage and domestic F/M.
My Bottom Smarts
Bonnie of My Bottom Smarts recently ran a spanko brunch very relevant to the theme of this site. She asked, "Do you have dreams about spanking? If so, how different are they from than your real life experiences?" People's answers varied, and you can check out the brunch participants responses here. If this topic interests you, feel free to answer Bonnie's question yourself in the comments.
Journey to the Darkside
Padme, a Canadian blogger who writes about her dominant/submissive TPE relationship at Journey to the Darkside, recently posted on twitter about wanting recommendations for spanking videos to watch. I directed her to this site, and decided to offer her a review pass. This site is primarily built with kinky women like me in mind, and I was very interested to see what Padme would think.
As it turned out, she loved it. She praised the quality of the productions, genuine chemistry and passion between the players, and she appreciated good looking male spankers Thomas Cameron and Jerry Diamond. Padme picked out the D/S elements and domestic belt whippings as aspects of scenes she particularly enjoyed, and described how watching the videos with her Master inspired a hot play date.
I was really chuffed at her response - it's lovely to hear that likeminded ladies in spanking relationships are looking for the same sorts of things as me in spanking videos. You can read her full review here.
Spanking Spot Spanking Awards
December is awards season, when spanking bloggers let their readers vote for their favourite sites this year. Of course these "awards" are entirely unofficial and just a bit of fun. The biggest is run by an American blog and tends to focus on US sites and performers - I've enjoyed voting over the last few years but pretty much accepted that as a UK name I'd never be nominated. (It's also an /F spanking blog, and doesn't feature anything to do with men getting spanked.) So I was delighted to see Dreams of Spanking in the running for Most Improved Spanking Site.
A year ago today this site was still in its pre-launch phase and didn't have a member's area! There isn't an award for Best New Site or Best Site - the idea is to honour the producers who have invested the most effort in their project over the last twelve months. There are some great sites in the running, including Spanking Sorority Girls, another new site. It's amazing to be nominated, especially since so many of the people nominating the site were women.
If you want to support our unique flavour of female-friendly spanking porn, focussed on stories and enthusiastic consent, please click this link to vote in the poll! (And if you let me know you voted, you'll earn my gratitude as well.)
Best of British Spanking Awards
In response to the US emphasis of the Spanking Spot Awards, Sarah Bright has started her own awards, the Best of British. Voting is very simple - there's no nomination and poll system, just a single post where each comment is counted as one vote. I love Sarah for opening her poll to all of UK spanking, including spanked men. It would be great to see some of our talented male performers such as Michael Darling, Sebastian Hawley and Jimmy Holloway in the running, as there are so few websites dedicated to celebrating the male spankee.
All the UK producers I know are genuine enthusiasts dedicated to bringing their own vision and fantasies to life on camera, so they are all deserving candidates for the Brit Awards. Voting is dead easy: just click this link and leave a comment naming your preferences for the categories that interest you.
In non-blog news, finally, D and I have finally put up a page up for our web design and web development services. Dreams of Spanking has occupied a lot of our attention this year but now that the content management system has a year's experience handling adult e-commerce, we wondered if it would be useful to anyone else. With D's expertise developing web applications and my eye for design, we can build you a powerful, beautiful website. If you've got a kinky project that needs a web presence, get in touch.