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The Luxury of Obedience, the Strength of Pain

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This Halloween we’re returning to the kingdom of Avarinth, where last we saw our duchess-to-be receive a humiliating bare-bottom spanking from her mysterious new mentor.

Just as with Part I, what makes this spanking story so great is the character of Riva herself. She represents a side of submission rarely portrayed in porn: the fortitude and resilience found in being beaten. In the face of hardship - and this time hardship comes in the form of a particularly nasty, biting cane - she endures.

Few things in my life have given me a more immediate sense of my own strength than a severe spanking. For me, as for Riva, it was something of a rite of passage; I discovered BDSM as I came of age, and learning that I could withstand a rain of literal blows showed me that I can also survive the metaphorical ones. As Riva herself asks, “how can I come to terms with the reality I have created when you refuse to impart to me the strength that comes from pain?” (Don’t worry, listeners: she definitely gets what’s coming to her in the end!)

And of course it’s not all about learning valuable life lessons - neither in my real life journey nor in this fictional tale. The description of Riva’s harsh caning vividly conjures up how it feels to be caned; the anticipation of every new stroke, the sensation of welts forming on a red-hot backside. 

If lockdown has you missing the punishment you crave, this audio story is sure to help you out.

Custom spanking films and introducing a brand new performer!

This is a jam-packed double announcement post, so settle in with a cup of tea and let me get you excited.

It’s been almost a decade since I settled on the name Dreams of Spanking for this site. There were many reasons for the name - not least that it was somewhere where spanking dreams come to life. Over the years we have produced hundreds of films tapping into our deepest desires. Despite this, there are so many kinks and fantasies that we are yet to explore. There is no limit to the imagination of erotic desire.

The spanking fetish is all about the details. Sometimes when we watch a spanking porn film we're looking for something simple - just a lovely bottom, getting spanked. But sometimes we need everything to be just right. The position, the clothing, the language, the camera angles - if a spanking video doesn't get these details right, it can be a non-starter. That's why we're proud to offer to make you your very own custom spanking film, with you calling the shots from start to finish.

Custom spanking films by Dreams of Spanking - let us make your spanking dream a reality.

I am beyond excited to launch our new customs website. I've been making custom spanking videos, photo galleries and audio stories for long before this in a more informal capacity. Now, we want to open up the opportunity to all you lovely spankophiles to have your deepest desires turned into film.

At first I was thinking it would just be a page on this website, but then I realised that there was so much to talk about that it became its very own site. Visit our new custom spanking films website now, and let us make your spanking dream a reality.

But wait, there’s more...

New spanking performer debut

It is with great excitement that I introduce you to Lana Moon.

New spanking performer Lana Moon at Dreams of SpankingNew spanking performer Lana Moon at Dreams of Spanking

Lana and I go back a long way and we've been playing together for a while now. After I introduced her to the spanking scene we shared some fun duo sessions before I had my baby. She's always been interested in performing in spanking videos, but shy about showing her face. Well, now she is ready to have her debut, and her first ever spanking shoot will be with Dreams of Spanking!

Lana is a natural beauty and an enthusiastic switch, with a gorgeous toned bottom and a surprisingly crisp hand spank. Her infectious giggle has become renowned; those who have been lucky enough to play with her know that she just can't help giggling if you spank her bottom just so. She's full of creative ideas and I can't wait to make spanking magic with her on camera.

Our shoot is planned for Friday 20th November - in just over one week's time! We have some hot scenes planned, and we've set aside time to shoot a couple of custom spanking videos. We would love to fulfil your fantasy, so if you’ve had a kinky idea burning in your brain for some time, now is your chance to bring it to life!

Since Lana is new to most of you, we've made a short video so you can get to know her a little bit.

Isn't she adorable? Go to our new custom spanking film website, send us your scenario, and let Lana Moon and I realise your desires.

Shooting porn as a parent

It's hard to believe that it's been three years since the last duo shoot for Dreams of Spanking. By duo shoot, I mean a film with two people in front of the camera and one person behind it. 

That shoot was with Mike Pain and Danielle K. where we shot Even Teachers Make Mistakes and In Big Trouble. Those were both customs and I'm incredibly happy with the results.

But now, three years have passed and in the intervening time, the only shooting I've done has been solo scenes at home. 

There are two very good reasons for that - I had a baby, and there’s a pandemic. Even at that last custom shoot, Dreams of Spanking wasn't updating regularly. That only restarted in 2019, when I started updating once a month. I'm really pleased that at the end of 2020, we're updating three times a month and considering going up to four times a month or even more because we've got bags of content! The only thing slowing us down is finding the time it takes to create all of the images, trailers and promotional material.

This blog post is about what goes into a shoot - and my renewed appreciation for actually how much it takes now that I'm trying to fit it around being a parent. We’re shooting with Lana Moon on Friday, so I’m going to use that as a case study.

Let’s start with pre-production. I’ve already spent half a day preparing the scenarios, negotiating with Lana to find out what she’s comfortable with, emailing her and our cameraman David Oak to find a date, and researching COVID-safe workplace practises. I could write more about that last point, but in the meantime here’s a link to the UKAP Producer’s Guide on the topic which I found very helpful. Then, I’ll be spending my entire working day on Thursday preparing. I've got to find camera chargers, charge cameras, pack cameras and tripods and lights. I need to find all the clothes I'm going to be performing in, the clothes I'm lending to Lana and any implements and props we're planning to use, and pack those too. I'm going to have to either prepare or buy food for lunch, hitting the cashpoint on the way to take out money to pay everyone. I need to empty memory cards and pack my microphone. Then there's the printing: my kit list to check off as I pack things, the call sheets with the schedule for the day and the treatments for each scene, and the release forms for Lana and Dave. And I'll need to shower, shave, and give myself a lockdown haircut.

Then comes Friday - the day of the shoot. I’m going to be out of the house 9am-6pm, which will be the longest I’ve ever been away from my child. I'm quite nervous about it. We've got our wonderful childcare provider coming, and I'm confident that the munchkin is going to be in good hands with them. But although the small one is 16 months old, we are doing extended breastfeeding and they and I are very closely bonded. They don't rely on breastfeeding for nutritution -  they eat three solid meals with us and have snacks in between, and they love drinking water and herbal tea. But they also have one or two breastfeeds during the day and that's often how they'll have their nap; by feeding to sleep with me. And this week they had a bit of a raised temperature and have been extra clingy. So tomorrow they'll need to skip their usual daytime feeds and nap with our childcare provider. It has happened before, but usually I would be around at least once during the day for a cuddle and reassurance. 

Let’s say Friday comes and the munchkin is settled and I’m ready to go. In order to start shooting at 10am I'll need to be there at 9:30am. It's a half hour drive, so I need to leave at 9am. Before I go either me or my partner needs to collect our childminder from the station, which is a half hour drive. So I need to have my makeup on and the car loaded by 8.30am.

We’re shooting six scenes. Each video will be about 12 minutes long in the final edit, and we usually spend an hour shooting each video. The actual filming often only takes 15-20 minutes: we very rarely have lots of cuts as we tend to let the cameras roll once the performers get warmed up, but it takes time between each film to set up, get changed, have a cup of tea and move the lights. So with six different storylines and characters, the fastest we can go is one hour per 12 minute movie. I always like to coordinate shoots with plenty of space in them, so there's time for breaks and downtime, including an hour-long lunch break. I find it's more fun when there's no time pressure and it feels relaxed. If everything going smoothly, we’ll get six scenes out of our seven-hour shoot. So we're scheduled to finish shooting at 5pm, after which we'll need 30 minutes to pack up, and I'll be home at 6pm. 

And that's before we've even started the post-production!

My partner Felix and I both work part time from home. We both run businesses and we split childcare equally. We use Toggl Track to record how much time we work, and every so often we check the record and whoever's not had as much lately gets extra work time. When it's just the two of us juggling work and toddler time, we usually manage to work around three and a half hours a day each, with the rest of the time going on childcare, cooking, tidying, and all the other household chores.

I've been doing more work than Felix lately because of getting the new custom spanking films website launched - which I'm really excited about. We're starting to get orders in already and I can't wait to bring people's ideas to life. So I'm already ahead - and my shoot day is going to put me way ahead. It means I basically have to borrow work time from next week make up for being out of the house fo 8 hours. That affects everything else, including the post-production and promotion .. and before long you can start to see why I have a lot of unreleased content!

I'm really, really excited to be getting back to production and to shooting duo scenes for Dreams of Spanking. I'm obsessed with all the scenarios: we've got a nice mixture of entertaining and dramatic scenes for you including a period piece (my favourite). They are written in creative collaboration with Lana and I can't wait to discover what our chemistry is like on camera.

I love performing. It's my favourite thing about this job, and I’m dying to get back in front of the camera. Before I was a parent, I'd schedule a single day in my calendar for a full day's shoot. I might plan to be a little tired the next day, but otherwise I'd fill my calendar before and after. Now that I'm very aware of what it takes me away from, I'm appreciating that a day shoot isn't just a day shoot. There's actually a lot more that goes into it as well.

Pre-shoot nerves

This shoot with Lana is the first since I had a baby - and I'm feeling even more nervous than usual.

I'm always a little nervous before a shoot, especially one I'm organising. Have I packed everything? Will anything go wrong? Will I get there on time? I'm naturally quite disorganised and so I compensate by being extremely methodical. Lists, lists and more lists. I leave extra time and then double it to make sure I won't be packing late into the night. Even so, I often sleep badly the night before a shoot, my mind racing with anticipation.

This time, returning to film production for the first time after my parental leave, is even more nerve-wracking.

It hasn't helped that it's been postponed twice already. First Lana found out she had a hospital appointment the day before, so we put the date back a week to create more space. Then my toddler was sick and needed me to stay home, so we pushed it back another few days. David Oak, whose venue we are using, and who's also going to be taking part behind and in front of the camera, has been very understanding about the scheduling slips so far.

Now it's the night before the shoot and I'm worrying something else is going to go wrong. I hope we all get there on time. I hope I don't forget anything crucial. I hope I sleep well tonight, as well as can be hoped with a little one. I hope no-one's ill again. I hope I don't do anything stupid tomorrow, like failing to set the camera running or accidentally deleting footage. I hope my kid's okay with their childminder all day.

I'm good at thinking of things that might go wrong.

It's not true, but it feels a bit like I've spent the last week preparing. I thought the extra time would create more space, but the prep has expanded to fill it. Today I spent an hour clearing my memory cards, charging batteries and testing my mic (it seemed to have a problem the last couple of times I used it, but it's working fine now). I spent an hour on all the personal grooming I've been neglecting during lockdown. I spent an hour trying on outfits and finishing my packing, and an hour going to the shop to pick up shoot food. My toddler, who is feeling better than they were, helped admirably with those last two tasks.

To console myself after postponing last week, I ordered a new costume item that would be perfect for one of the scenes. I wrote Lana and I a nurse scene forgetting I'd got rid of my nurse uniform during a clearout. So I ordered a new one - and found out today that it's arriving tomorrow. Timing! So I had to raid my wardrobe and come up with an alternative.

Now everything's ready, and I just need to calm my mind enough to get a good night's sleep. At least I'm experienced enough these days that I'm no longer nervous about the acting, or the spankings themselves. Those are always fresh and stimulating, but in another way they're also delightfully familiar.

Custom-made Fantasy

Pandora Blake scolds you at Dreams of Spanking

A fetish is as unique as the person who enjoys it. Within the broader terms we use to describe what we’re into - spanking, humiliation, ageplay - there are all kinds of specifics that belong only to us. What do you long to be spanked with? Which words most get you going? Is there a particular kind of school uniform or other clothing that turns you on to wear, or see others wearing?

Our latest release, ‘Come Here Young Lady’, is a custom-made fantasy for one of our viewers. I don’t know exactly what they requested (only Pandora does; your privacy is important to us!) but there’s a lot to love about this film: so much of what makes it hot is in the small details, the way Pandora makes the viewer feel like they’re being undressed and scolded and shamed. It’s also of course an F/f ageplay scene, which regular readers of the blog may have noticed is right up my street!

Pandora Blake scolds you at Dreams of SpankingIf there’s a particular fantasy close to your heart that you’d like to see Pandora bring to life, everything you need to know can be found on our new customs site. In the meantime, head over to our newest release to let Pandora - and her favourite spanking slipper - put you right in your place.

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