Sometimes a good, long over the knee spanking is all you need to melt. To feel the stresses of the world around you slip away as you surrender yourself to sensation. And with this film, a no-frills, unscripted erotic hand spanking, you will feel yourself melting along with Pandora. I know I did.
Wearing beautifully elegant black lace knickers and hold-up stockings, it doesn’t take long for Pandora to be turned into a puddle of bliss. John Phillips’s firm hand takes her through a long, slow warm-up, ramping up the erotic tension and building a rhythm that has Pandora saying “yes please”.
Confession: that’s pretty much exactly what I was saying too.
There are so many things I like about this scene. Its rawness. The light (because I am both a sucker for beautiful light and also a massive nerd). The moments where the camera closes on Pandora’s face as she flashes us a grin of approval. The build-up to a climax of twelve hard spanks... plus a couple extra for good measure.
Don’t get me wrong; I love getting lost in a good story. I like frills. I like well-thought out scenarios and dramatic build up. But sometimes simple is the most effective way to my heart. And this scene is so gorgeous because of its simplicity. Just Pandora, receiving a delectable, shiver-inducing over the knee spanking.
Sometimes that’s all you need to melt. Even when you’re just watching.
Sometimes you want to stay silent, revelling in the sensation of cane, strap, slipper or hand as it smacks against your skin. Sometimes you want to moan with pleasure, letting the person wielding the implement know just how much you love it. Sometimes you count. And occasionally, like Pandora in this week's scene, you want to ask for it even harder...
Lying vulnerable and exposed on the bed, Pandora makes a lot of sexy sounds in our new spanking video. Moans of pleasure as she's strapped hard across the bare bottom, and occasional squeals of 'ouch' at some of the harsher whacks. As the punishment gets harder, she counts out twelve vicious strokes with the strap, thanking John Phillips for each and every stinging blow.
But it's when the cane comes into play that she starts making requests - “I'm ready for a bit more thud now,” she says, as John pauses after a set of strokes. And later: “I know this is weird but I think I need them to be a bit harder.”
Which leads to my potentially obvious conclusion: I think the one of the hottest things to say during a beating is 'Harder.' There's that tense moment after you've uttered it, and you're waiting for the next smack to fall. If the previous stroke was about five on the pain scale, where will the next take you - six? Eight? Eleven?
Then there's the reaction from whoever's beating you. When I ask for things harder my guy usually responds with a kind of casual but enthusiastic surprise. The way you would if challenged to do something you didn't realise the other person wanted, but that you secretly crave.
Obviously a top will usually aim to beat someone within their limits – to make sure that they're enjoying what you're doing and that your whacks, smacks and stings are spot-on. But there's also that desire to really put your back into it – to deliver a beating that takes someone's breath away and makes them squeal with pleasure and pain. Despite usually being on the receiving end, I've beaten people in exactly this way before – with belts and straps mostly, which allow for the satisfaction of swinging your arm back behind your head to deliver a cracking blow. I've heard squeals and grunts and 'more please!' as well as people counting strokes and saying 'thank you.' I even once had a guy who asked me to gag him, because 'I'm not sure I can keep quiet while all this is happening.' Naturally I obliged.
These are all pretty damn hot, but I think there's a clear winner. A well-timed 'ouch' or a moan of pleasure can compliment a beating perfectly, but saying 'harder' hits all the right buttons: an invitation to give the most satisfying, hard strokes that you can muster, in the knowledge that it's exactly what your spankee desires the most.
John Phillips rises to the challenge, delivering 24 strokes with a nice thick cane. And, much to Pandora's satisfaction, they're deep, thuddy, and very hard.
One of the core themes of Dreams of Spanking is the difference between fantasy and reality. Especially when fantasising about a non-consensual punishment, it's importance to make it clear that fantasy is just make-believe, and that in real life, we enjoy consensual spanking for fun and mutual satisfaction.
This year I've had fun sharing some more candid moments from my private life. Pushing out a new film every week, I sometimes feel that I have to compromise on quality. When I'm producing fantasy fiction, I want the production values to be as high as possible within my limited budget. I've decided to prioritise quality over quantity. Instead of trying to release a new ambitious spanking storyline every week, I want to take the time to make my professional costume productions as good as possible, and space them out with simpler videos that show real life amateur spanking. After all, both sides of spanking are equally precious to me - the elaborate invented scenarios that excite my mind, and the simpler play with others that makes my body feel good. Fiction and real life; fantasy and reality.
Our latest video is an example of this. It's an over the knee hand spanking, pure and simple. No high concept, no characters, no roleplay - just me, offering up my bare bottom and breathing into the pain.
Perhaps you'll enjoy the moment where I breathlessly suggest that he spank my thighs - and then writhe, wriggle and cry mercy as the stinging pain is sharper than I expect. Maybe it's the classic elegance of my black thigh-high stockings and suspenders that will do it for you, or the firm rubs and squeezes my spanker gives me to soothe the sting. Or perhaps you'll enjoy watching the colour deepen and intensify on my bottom and the tops of my legs until they glow hot red.
I'm all for complicated plotlines, but sometimes it's nice to simplify and go back to basics. A firm hand, a comfortable lap, a hard over the knee spanking - and the serenity that follows.