On school grounds, appearances are everything. For a lot of us our teenage years were the most image-conscious time of our lives; as we age we begin to realise that generally people have more interesting things to look at, but for a few years in the middle there it feels like you’re under constant scrutiny.
Perhaps this is why fantasies involving humiliation and exposure are so enticing, particularly in a school setting. The last thing any of us wanted back then was to be punished in full view of our peers, and a taboo that powerful can follow you into adulthood in a surprisingly intense way.
In this week’s release, Emma Christie is playing the part of a secondary school student forced to endure exactly that: a public reckoning from her P.E. teacher, followed by a sound spanking on her bare bum in front of anyone who might happen by on their way across the school grounds during lunch hour. With her own plimsoll, no less! The forced jog across the playing field afterwards adds insult to injury; there’s no getting away from the fact that all her classmates must have seen her.
As a fantasy scenario it taps into the time when most of us were having our first real sexual awakenings - and now that we’re adults with agency and experience and access to picturesque country gardens with high brick walls, we can explore that time at our leisure.