God, I could do with a beating right now. A sensual spanking – the kind that Pandora Blake delivers to Talia Lane in this latest scene. It’s the ability to just lie face-down, relax all your muscles, forget your worries, and revel in the warming smacks as they rain down.
I suspect I’m not the only one who feels like this – watching Talia Lane receive an erotic massage is pretty sure to get most submissive types in the mood to relax into some spanking. Besides, the real world sucks at the moment, doesn’t it? Brexit woes, celebrities leaving us left right and centre, and seemingly bad news everywhere in the world… it’s no wonder I want to just lie face-down in a pillow and let someone go to work on me – beating away the stress.
I love the concept for this scene – it’s so deliciously simple, and it conjures such a brilliant atmosphere. Talia Lane is a Mistress, which naturally involves a fair amount of stressful work, so she is visiting Pandora Blake’s erotic massage parlour for a de-stressing erotic spanking session. In part I, Pandora rubs massage oil into Talia’s bottom then alternates squeezes, rubs and smacks on her oiled ass to warm her up for the main part of her treatment.
In part II, she uses the flogger to build up a deliciously satisfying rhythm of sharp smacks across Talia’s back and bum – gradually turning her pale skin a gorgeous red. Finally, she applies the leather strap – the spanking equivalent of a deep tissue massage. And as I’m watching Talia’s bottom wobble under the smacks of the strap, and her satisfied face as she sighs with relief, it’s almost like getting that massage myself.
Almost. I still need a volunteer to give me a good de-stress strapping though.
Honestly, they should offer this on the NHS.
Audio porn. The very idea makes me feel a bit giddy. Subverting the idea of porn as a visual medium, twisting what would be a filmed scene towards the aural, relying on only a voice and your imagination to create the scene in your head. As an erotica writer, you can see how it would appeal to me.
In Outwitting Miss Blake, written by Dreams of Spanking viewer Mike Macleod, a classic school punishment scenario is twisted into a teasing audio fantasy. Read by Pandora Blake, it’s the story of a naughty, misbehaving schoolboy called Mike. He’s worried, as his behaviour has earned him an appointment with the strict headmistress, and he recently spotted Miss Blake striding the school corridors with a very mean-looking cane in hand.
Mike comes up with a plan to avoid the cane – he decides to be upfront and confess to his misdeeds. He seems to have gotten away with it, earning only four strokes with the medium strap... but then Miss Blake quickly discovers that he is not only in violation of school rules, but also carrying several incriminating objects on his person. An appointment with the cane beckons for this boy.
This is not the first audio story on Dreams of Spanking, but spanking audio porn isn't something that has been done a lot, either on this site or in general. Porn is primarily seen as a visual medium, and as a more immediate, instant-gratification sort of turn-on than the sort of erotica that is written or spoken. But I think that audio recordings combining the immediacy of watching a filmed spanking scene unfold with the slower burn of the written/spoken - and I hope it catches on. Unlike with video, it permits greater freedom of settings and locations, and there aren't any of those tricky visual details which ruin the fantasy if a film doesn't get them quite right for your tastes. Audio porn allows you to close your eyes and let a voice – in this case, the very sexy voice of Pandora Blake - help your imagination set the scene.
Only ten minutes long, our latest cheeky audio story is a perfect taster for the curious. Close your eyes and imagine yourself as Michael, at the mercy of Miss Blake and her cane.
Dreams of Spanking is receiving submissions for new audio stories, so if you are an erotic fiction writer and fancy turning your hand to a spanking scenario for Pandora to read, get in touch via our contact form - if we use your story, we'll give you a month's free site membership!
Since its inception, Dreams of Spanking has always been queer inclusive, and our performers have included transgender and non-binary folk from the very beginning (although they haven't always wanted to make a song and dance about it). My feminist politics of bodily automony and sexual freedom have always included the right for any individual to define their own gender identity, and to manifest their identity however they damn well please, whether through clothing, hormones or body modification.
In this day and age it seems bizarre to me that anyone would not be accepting of this - particularly those who make a point of their own right to express their kinky sexualities however they wish, despite the social stigma that often rejects kink as unwholesome, self-destructive or abusive. Transgender people experience much greater marginalisation than cis kinksters - particularly trans women, who inhabit a unique intersection of transphobia and misogyny which sees them as othered by many movements claiming to be radical, including some feminist and queer communities. The way I see it, us marginalised folk should stick together and support each other. BDSM and spanking has always been more body positive than vanilla porn, in some ways - it's more common to see fat performers in kinky porn, for example, and curvy bottoms in particular are fetishised in the spanking world. But in many ways, the spanking and BDSM communities are just as white-centric, sexist, ableist, ageist and transphobic as the wider culture they are embedded in. Being kinky doesn't automatically make people open-minded, unfortunately.
It seems very strange to me that Dreams of Spanking is still the only spanking site in the world that I know of to shoot with trans men and women, and to openly celebrate their transness as part of their whole personhood, if that's how the performer wants to be identified. Even among BDSM porn more generally, trans performers are a rare sight.
Having had trans men and genderqueer performers amongst our cast members from the very beginning, it took longer than I wanted for Dreams of Spanking to shoot with our first trans woman. This wasn't intentional, but I could certainly have done more to seek people out sooner. It was listening to Courtney Trouble's keynote speech at the Feminist Porn Conference in 2014 that motivated me to up my game.
Skip ahead to 2016, where we have three out-and-proud trans women on the site - gorgeous Eliza Grey in Houseboy, and Michelle Knight and Submissive Sarah who took part in our sponsored caning project. And now, I'm here to tell you that since ATVOD forced us offline, that number has quietly gone up to four without you knowing it. Since shooting for us in May 2015 - already much more genderqueer than the male character they played in Houseboy - Tai Crimson has come out as a trans girl. And she is fucking adorable.
I learned about Tai's transition when I saw her in Berlin last year, and I was delighted for her. When she mentioned that she would be in London this summer and was interested in shooting again, I nearly bit her hand off. Houseboy was an incredible project, but the flipside of the ambitious cinematography was a long-winded shoot that involved a lot more getting the shots right than actual spanking. Last time we filmed together, Tai expressed her regret that she hadn't gotten more marked (in fact she asked for a behind-the-scenes caning in her end of shoot interview so she would go home with enough welts to be satisfied, and I was more than happy to oblige) and it led to some reflection for me on the fact that our normal, low-key, point-and-shoot filming style is actually a much more immersive and fulfilling kinky experience for my performers than more cinematic shooting.
After Tai worked so hard to help us produce an award-winning short film on her first ever porn shoot, I wanted her second shoot with us to be more down-to-earth: just me, her and Nimue, at my house, cramming as many hot experiences as we could into the time available. And oh my goodness, it was filthy enough to exceed all my expectations. I've got some incredibly hot previews to share with you all, but this post is already long enough. So - watch this space.