Whew! I'm now moved into my new place, the fourth housemove in 12 months and hopefully the last for a long time. My Flat of Dreams is beautiful, an Edwardian conversion with high ceilings and a gorgeous garden, and I'm looking forward to living, working and shooting in it. My cat already seems settled - now I just need to find time to finish unpacking.
It's not been easy to find time to work on Dreams of Spanking around vanilla work and moving house, but luckily there are few things I enjoy more, so I don't mind missing some sleep if it's for the sake of creating hot spanking videos. I might be a little behind with blogging, but by burning the candle at both ends I've still managed to keep the site updated with a complete spanking movie and photoset each week.
Our two latest films have one thing in common: they both depict the sort of very hard, fast, intense over-the-knee spankings which turn me on the most. Many of my favourite fantasies involve pushing physical limits, and it's not often that you have the trust and energy to bring a scene like that to life on camera. When it does happen, it's usually pretty special.
Help Quitting is an F/M domestic discipline film starring Sebastian Hawley, one of our unique cast of star male spankees. (None of our performers are exclusive to Dreams of Spanking, but when it comes to the boys, no other sites have got in on the act yet. Dreams of Spanking is still the only UK spanking site where you can watch young, cute, talented, kinky male stars take a good spanking.)
This was our second shoot with Sebastian, and we had fun filming some pervy, kinky scenes with him and Nimue, including a switch scenario that was Sebastian's first experience topping on camera. When we checked he was okay during a caning, he shrugged; "I have a pretty high threshold." We decided to push it a little further in the final scene.
I've been topping quite a lot off-camera, but this is the first video of me doing so in a while. I know that my hand spanking technique has improved, but scolding (something I really struggled with initially) is also something I've been working on. It took me a little while to find my style, but I think I'm getting there. There's still a lot to learn, but so far my experience as a spankee has been invaluable.
Sebastian had picked this scenario out as one he particularly liked out of the ideas I'd sent him. Rather than the maintenance discipline spanking I'd proposed, he suggested that he be "caught out" by smelling of smoke after coming home from the pub, and claiming he'd quit.
The punishment that ensued was hard. Straight in with no warmup, although his bottom was already welted from the cane and other spankings he'd received that day. I gave him a proper, hard spanking with my hand, hard enough to make him wriggle and squirm. Then the wooden hairbrush. I know full well how much this hurts, how unbearable it is when applied briskly, from being on the receiving end countless times. I know that you have to just grit your teeth until it's over; and that the one advantage of a fast hairbrushing is that at least it's over quickly.
He'd never felt the hairbrush before. He took it amazingly bravely. I was impressed. It was difficult trying to judge just how far to take it; I wanted to go just far enough to make it truly intense, but not so horrible that he'd never come back. After the final 20 hard swats he confessed that he'd been one stroke away from tears. "I think the hairbrush is actually the worst," he gasped.
"Yes, it really is, isn't it." I sympathised - and I was damn proud of him.
Watch Sebastian take a hard and fast wooden hairbrush punishment in Help Quitting.
Marisa screamed at her riding coach in public and David is not pleased with the damage such behavior could do to the family's impeccable reputation. He plucks the riding crop from Marisa's hand and uses the wickedly stingy implement on her backside.
Marisa is not going to be riding her horse comfortably for quite a while after having her bottom stung by the whippy riding crop.
If the comments are anything to go by, you like our latest scenes. There's an internet saying that one should never read the comments, but I've found it totally untrue in the case of this website. Perhaps you're all just an excellent, articulate bunch (well, of course you are), but I personally love receiving feedback and hearing what works and what doesn't work for each of you, even - or perhaps especially - when you disagree.
It might sound strange, but when my work triggers a passionate debate between two enthusiasts - about, say, whether punishment spankings should be applied to the bare bottom or to one thinly clad in taut cotton knickers; or whether my bum encased in a tight pencil skirt should be subjected to the wooden paddle, the clothes brush or the cane - it makes me really happy. I love how devoted we kinksters are to the things that make us tick, and I love how much thought we each put into the details of our preferred fantasy. Even if we go for informal, playful scenarios, there's a geeky sort of seriousness about our attention for detail that genuinely delights me.
Of course I can't please everyone every time, and it would be silly to try. But I do try to explore a wide range of scenarios on Dreams of Spanking - more than most spanking sites attempt, perhaps - and I rarely come across a facet of corporal punishment that doesn't spark my interest.
Everyone has specific tastes, particular hooks that will work for them almost regardless of context, and which may even be essential for their enjoyment of a scene. In my experience fetishes are contagious, and my interests have expanded considerably since I started making films and exposing myself to the myriad nuances in the spanking kink. I've caught all sorts of fetishes from other people over the years, and I've received several emails from people who have discovered new interests through watching my films. It's one of the best compliments a producer can receive.
There are some things I'm stubborn about (I won't stick to the same old formulae every time, I won't eroticise misogyny and I won't stop filming beautiful boys), but otherwise I'm fairly open-minded. Perhaps it's something to do with my submissive side, but as a performer and producer I love being able to sneak a special detail into a scene that I know will make one of my viewers happy. It brings me a real pleasure to be able to cater to someone's particular tastes, especially if they've taken the time to write to me and let me know what they want to see. As well as pleasing individual correspondents, taking requests is a good way of reaching out to new audiences. Wide-ranging and varied our kinks might be, but it's quite rare that a person is the only one in the world who likes a certain thing. Many of us grew up in similar cultures and environments, and if one person has a certain trigger, chances are there'll be others who have it too.
I'm always interested in adding new details to my understanding of what "does it" for someone in this kink of ours. It might be something physical, like sheer seamed stockings on shapely legs, or the soft curve of a dimpled bottom; or it might be a psychological element, like blackmail, defiance or taking the blame for someone else.
The Dreams of Spanking tag list is a good start, but the nuances of corporal punishment are almost infinitely fascinating, and I am quite sure there's lots more to add. If a key aspect of your spanking kink isn't represented, write me a comment and let me know what I'm missing. You never know, you might convert me.
This last week I have:
It's this last item that has occupied most of my attention, and been the reason I've worked full days in the office twice on 3 hours sleep or less. The only reason I've coped at all is how beautiful and happy-making my new flat is - finally, my own place, with high ceilings and enough space for my possessions and a beautiful garden, and most importantly no horrible flatmates! - and how energising work is.
Creating the items to sell in Spain has been particularly affirming. I'm deeply attached to and invested in this website, and launching the member's site last December was exciting enough. Each time I upload a new scene I feel a little jolt of creative satisfaction. But there's something uniquely special about turning all my digital endeavours into real, physical products you can hold in your hand, and it's extremely satisfying.
Meanwhile, here are some previews from the latest Dreams of Spanking updates. Firstly, I bend over and show off my curves in Pencil Skirt:
This gallery has proved an unexpected springboard for discussion... it seems lots of you have something to say about the sight of me bending over in a tight pencil skirt!
Actually I always feel a bit unsure about posting photo galleries that don't feature any actual spanking, but based on how popular this gallery seems to be, perhaps teasing photos are more welcome than I think. This set has generated several requests for a video which does include actual spanking, so there's more to come for skirt fans.
All three of cane, wooden paddle and wooden clothes brush have been requested, so let me know if you have a preference. It might end up being three different videos, unless I can find out a way of creating choose-your-own-adventure spanking videos... but I think that's a project for another time!
These photos were taken with the role of a spankee secretary in mind, and that's how most viewers have responded - they do include an awful lot of bending over, after all. But I think my new found toppy energy is bubbling to the surface in some of them. The result is a bit of an accidental switch set, and I quite like it.
Our most recent film update is a school over the knee punishment spanking, Only His Hand. The concept behind this one was simple. I wanted to do a school punishment that was very traditional and authentic in atmosphere (with slight creative license in that it portrays a bare bottom spanking of a female pupil by a male teacher).
In my fantasies the emphasis in this scenario is on the helplessness of the spankee - trapped in a leg lock, her bare bottom vulnerably up-ended over the teacher's strong knee. Skin goose-pimpled and trembling, unable to escape the onslaught of hard stinging spanks no matter how much she struggles and cries. It's crucial to the fantasy that the teacher be a nice one, someone who had high hopes of her and has been disappointed.
As soon as the line "since you've made so free with your hand, I shall make free with mine" popped into my head, I had the storyline for this scene. Slapping another pupil is the last in a series of offences for which our schoolgirl has been punished with detentions, lines, the slipper, tawse and cane. When these fail to work, her teacher decides to match the punishment to the crime with a prolongued, very hard hand spanking, on the bare and fiercely vigorous straight from cold. I love the idea a hand spanking so severe that it's more of a deterrent than the cane for a serial offender.
When we were filming this I told Tom to spank me as long, as fast and as hard as he could (after which I may have remarked "oh god, what am I letting myself in for." Such are the perils of being a spankee director!), with occasional pauses for scolding so that his shoulder didn't fall off.
Tom is a hard spanker, and this was bloody painful, but being able to struggle and squeal and yell in outrage made it easier to bear than if I'd had to be good. I was buzzing after this one for hours!
I'm deeply gratified to learn that you enjoy this scenario as much as I always have - it's been lovely to receive so much positive feedback on this film. I think my favourite comment has been by fellow blogger Brush Strokes, which left me blushing almost as red as my bottom was after this spanking. We seem to have pressed a few of his buttons:
You know Dear Reader I am having trouble finding words to describe this next scene from our own Pandora Blake on Dreams of Spanking. I want to call it realistic but that is not the right word. It is more along the lines of authentic. Indeed probably one of the most authentic OTK Spanking scenes I have ever seen. Pandora who strikes another student is of course spanked. The OTK Spanking that Thomas Cameron gives her is almost as perfect as one can give. It is hard and it is painful and her reaction to it is exactly how one would imagine a girl in that situation would react. It is a very very fine piece. One they should be supremely proud of.
Amid all the preparations for Spain, I'm afraid I haven't had any time to edit a new Dreams of Spanking scene this week, so the next film is going to be a little late. That should go up today or tomorrow, and next week's film will probably go up on the Tuesday as well. After that, we'll be back to our usual weekend update schedule, so any 5-day subscribers next week will be able to get two new scenes if they time it right ;)
Here's a sneak preview of what Tom and I will be taking to the vendor's fair at the World Spain Party this weekend. It's been very exciting seeing things arrive bit by bit over the last few days.
Knowing how short of time I've been this week, D kindly organised the poster prints for me from his local printing shop. In D's words, here's what happened next:
I initially spoke to the bloke I usually speak to, who did the leaflets for me that time. "Today I am running errands for my girlfriend's porn business."¹
"She wants some A3 posters printing, I think she spoke to you."
"She might have done. She didn't sound like a porn queen."²
So then we discussed the type of paper and sorted that, then I gave them the USB stick.
"Er, what sort of images are we about to print, by the way?"
So he plugs the stick into another guy's machine and says the name of the type of paper they want to go on. The guy copies the folder, loads the first image, and everyone in the office looks at it, then turns their heads around to look at me.
"No, that's not me."
"I'm probably in there though."
They start opening more images.
"I'll just leave you to that then shall I?"
1. Bold, I thought.
2. I am choosing to take this as a compliment.
D added that the first photo they opened was, in fact, me and Tom getting up to some OTK hand spanking - "So more your butt and Tom really."
"A match made in heaven," I grinned. Apparently when he collected the posters the guy had put the images featuring D at the top of the pile in what was clearly some sort of deliberate comment. They also told him they must have written his phone number down wrong "because they'd phoned some poor woman up and told her her spanking posters were ready." He's not sure he believes them, but it's good to know they approach unusual projects with such good humour!
I'm picking up the poster prints from D tonight - I can't wait to see them. Tom and I fly out on Friday morning and the vendor's fair is Friday evening. Exciting times!
At Whipped Women they have a powdered-and-wigged singletail punishment which appears to be set in the 18th century. "Question of Honour: the extreme whipping of an unfaithful lady." I love the costumes, and the actors seem to be having fun with it - although that lash across the back of the knees looks nasty.
Our update My Lady's Pleasure starring Tom and Nimue isn't explicitly historical, but it does feature an aristocratic lady and her manservant, and that sort of upstairs/downstairs theme definitely belongs to bygone times. In a twist on the usual dynamic, our forthright Lady demands that her burly serving man give her the sound thrashing she craves. Initially hesitant, the loyal retainer overcomes his reluctance when he sees the pleasure it brings her, and soon lays on with a will. By the time the springy riding crop has done its work, her ladyship's bottom is as red as her hair.