How hard is too hard when you're slippering a student? And what happens if the first, over-the-uniform spanking you dish out isn't enough? Amelia Jane Rutherford is interestingly tentative as she explores this key part of her new teaching role.
Seeking advice from her more experienced friend Caroline Grey, she shyly confesses that she's unsure about one element of her new job: the discipline regime. She's never administered corporal punishment before, and wants to make sure that when she uses the slipper on one of her students, it has the intended effect. Not too hard, not too gentle - exactly how painful is a slippering supposed to be?
There's a really natural rapport between Caroline and Amelia, which you'll know if you've seen them work together before - whether it's as excited friends hiring a hot male stripper, or defiant young ladies punished by their governess.
In 'Teaching Experience' they discuss corporal punishment like old friends, with nervous giggles and shy smiles. Asking for advice, Amelia edges ever so gently towards what we all hope is coming: a request that Caroline use the slipper on her so she can experience the sensation first-hand.
I've been trying to put my finger on what makes this scene so special, and I think it all comes down to the stream of consciousness from Amelia while she processes the experience of a slippering. From her initial comment that “it stings, doesn't it?” to, later, “Gosh, okay - that really does hurt quite a lot more,” she assesses the punishment in the same way as a teacher would grade your answers on a test paper.
The punishment gradually builds, from initial whacks over the skirt to a painful bare bottom spanking, but at each escalation there's a nervousness and embarrassment – from both Caroline and Amelia – that gives the scene an added tension. Amelia's clearly intent on getting the full experience, for the sake of her own integrity as well as her natural curiosity. She is the one that drives the scene, asking for extra at each stage until eventually she's lifting her skirt, pulling her own knickers down and explaining 'I know this is weird, but...'
It's an unusual combination of reluctance and determination: reluctance because the situation is humiliating, and you feel that neither woman wants to appear overly keen given that this is, after all, only happening in the name of professionalism. But determination because they both want to show how professional they are: Amelia genuinely wants to discover what it feels like so she can learn how to administer corporal punishment effectively, which will be a valuable skill in her new job; and I get the impression that Caroline is keen to share her skills with the slipper, and teach her old friend new tricks.