A good spanking is a skill - for spanker and spankee both. Your intention, your technique and your negotiations with each other as play partners all make a huge difference to the overall experience for both parties, but how can you navigate that in a way that creates the session you’re both looking for?
Our performers have learned a lot about this over the years, but in many of our films their tricks are almost invisible. This week we’re taking you behind the scenes to show you some of what’s really happening when we create our fantasies: how to position someone over your lap, how to cup or flatten your hand to give a variety of sensations, how to discuss a spanking in advance and make sure you’re both on the same page.
At the same time, our Hand Spanking Demo shows a beautiful connection between the performers starring in it. Molly’s clearly very much enjoying her role as demonstration bottom here - she’s been waiting a while for this spanking from Zoe, and Zoe certainly doesn’t disappoint.
There’s a lot to learn from this film - and even if you’re an old hand yourself, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the chance to watch two gorgeous spanking pros enjoying each other’s tips, tricks and company. Not to mention Molly’s beautiful bottom!
Kink education has always been a big part of what we’re trying to do here. Dreams of Spanking is a porn studio, but it’s also a community: a place where spanking fans can find out what they like, what they want to try next and how to go about doing it in a way that’s fun and safe for everyone involved.
We got some great films out of our day shooting with Stephen, Kelley and Becci. By the end of the afternoon they’d been to school, undertaken a severe workplace discipline session and given Kelley a fantastic birthday surprise, and that wasn’t even all of it! Once the stories had been told, Becci found themselves with a beautifully warmed-up bottom - and, well, it seems a shame to waste it...
If you’d like to learn more about the mechanics of spanking, Show & Tell is a great place to start. All three performers bring some lessons of their own to the table, from Kelley’s tips on spanking stances to Becci’s description of how a sjambok is used. Of course, the film isn’t only educational; you’ll also get to see Becci stretched beautifully out across a spanking bench, gasping and squirming as Stephen and Kelley demonstrate some techniques.
Perhaps the most exciting thing of all about this film is the sjambok. It’s a favourite implement of Becci’s, and one of the first they were ever beaten with - but neither Kelley nor Stephen had used one before this was filmed. We’ve never featured one on the site before, so it’s been a new experience all round!
A BDSM scene can be a great many things. Sometimes it’s a bubble of fantasy, a roleplayed world in which the participants get to be lifted entirely out of their own minds. Other times it’s a microcosm of a particular relationship, a particular dynamic - an exploration of the connection between two people that belongs only to them.
In Conscious Kink, it’s something else again. For Seani and Ron this was a new experience; neither of them had performed on camera before. The scene they created together was a collaborative, almost sacred space, with every inch carefully negotiated between themselves.
This film is a deep dive into that space, and into the connection it developed between the people inside it. We get to go on the journey with them - from their first discussions about what they might use their play together for, through to the beginnings of their aftercare as they decide it’s time to wrap up.
It’s a totally different look at kink and BDSM than many of our films here. It’s a very raw, real experience: you can really feel your way through Ron’s shivers under the impact of the blows he asks for. It also gives the viewer a chance to learn a little something about how to play with conscious kink - and how to create deep, mindful BDSM experiences of their own.
It’s very hard to get a spanking completely even. If your implement has any kind of flexibility to it - which many do, including most lighter canes - it’s going to connect differently on different parts of the skin, emphasised by the fact that bottoms have beautiful curves and aren’t a flat surface. Floggers and straps are often thuddier toward the base and stingier at the tip, which gives a gorgeous mix of sensations and can make the experience all the more powerful.
Sometimes, though, that’s not quite what you’re looking for. Even after the very best spankings you can be left with a lopsided feeling - from the way your implement of choice wraps around, from the precise angle your top was striking from, from the side they’re standing on while they spank you. You can switch sides, of course, which leaves your glow a little more even, but it’s never exactly the same.
The ultimate solution to this “problem” (and it’s a great problem to have!) is to get yourself two tops and two toys, one on each side, taking it in turns to beat you as evenly as possible. The result is a gorgeous rain of sensation, and - if this week’s release is anything to go by - a lot of good giggling fun.
Spread for the Strap was filmed at the end of a day-long shoot, and it’s one of our more beautifully candid films. Nobody is following a script or playing a part, and you can tell how much the performers enjoyed the chance to wind down together once the more intense parts of the day were over. By the end, Pandora’s bottom is glowing a bright, beautiful red - and the whole cast are left smiling and laughing after a hard day’s work.
Part of our mission here is to make porn that has a little narrative integrity: we love complex plots, coherent storylines and off-book acting. We find this helps us to build a world in which the characters feel real and like we can care about them, which in turn makes our scenes more powerful emotive experiences for performer and viewer both.
But even with all that said...sometimes we just need to get fucked.
Which isn’t to say that this week’s conclusion to our two-part film starring Tai Crimson and Pandora Blake doesn’t have a story behind it. It’s been a long time in the making (this footage has been unreleased for a good few years now!) and the reception to Part 1 was fantastic, with many of our viewers loving how filthy and explicit Tai and Pandora are with each other. If that was your favourite thing about Spank My Hole, you’re in for a treat: Fuck My Hole is even dirtier, with Tai’s gorgeous bottom high in the air as she wriggles and squirms in delight while Pandora brings her to a stunning, ecstatic crescendo.
“I don’t think you could ever be fucked enough”, Pandora says toward the end of the scene, before bearing down bodily on Tai to let her feel as stuffed full as possible. And, frankly, we all agree.
After two years of communicating in a more online way than ever before, many of us have seen sides of other people’s lives that we never thought we would. We’ve met our colleagues' cats, seen our therapists' kitchens and had late-night conversations in our friends' bedrooms - and learned all kinds of things about them as a result.
My Lesbian Goth Girlfriend joins a whole new genre of ‘video chat fiction’ inspired by the ways we’ve communicated with each other throughout the pandemic. Emma’s playing the part of an inexperienced spankee in a new relationship, blushing and giggling over Zoom as she fills her best friend in on all the salacious details. Of course, when Pandora overhears their chat she’s struck by a singularly revealing notion - and we get to peep in through the webcam while she carries it out.
The end result is a very red bottom and a friendship taken to a whole new level by a quick catchup video call. And as an added bonus, both of our performers really do look great in those outfits - and Emma’s resoundingly through hairbrush spanking must have been sore for hours after the shoot was over!
They say that there are only seven basic stories in all of history, and we’ve taken artistic licence with all of them in this week’s mythological daydream of a film. When we managed to arrange a weekend’s worth of shooting in a gorgeous period house with two amazing performers at our disposal, we knew we wanted to try a few new things - and Venus Chastising Cupid was an incredibly fun tale to explore.
Faerie Willow was a perfect pick for our cheeky, mischievous take on Cupid, while Clara Hewitt’s knack for maternal sternness made for a great reinterpretation of classical readings of Venus. It was a great weekend of filming all told, and this was a wonderful way to wrap it up - particularly as it’s a scenario that makes fantastic use of the pink, stripy welts Willow had all over her bottom from earlier scenes!
We don’t claim to have absolutely nailed the scholarly accuracy in our retelling of this forgotten legend, but we certainly had a whole lot of fun with it.
Kinky people talk about headspaces a lot. It’s the word we’ve come to use to describe someone’s frame of mind as they play: are you taking a sadistic pleasure in your partner’s kicks and gasps, or trying to coax them into a state of genuine euphoria? Are you offering up control to a dominant presence you’re aching to serve, or do you want them to take it from you in a battle of wills? There are as many headspaces as there are fantasies, of course, and every set of play partners has its own dynamic.
One of the core truths of healthy, consensual BDSM is that the exchange of power is more complex than it seems at first glance. Ostensibly one party is in control and the other has surrendered it - but in truth the experience is collaborative, and the submissive partner is usually the real centre of a scene. The deeper into your headspaces you are, the more real your fantastical scenario becomes.
Becci’s character in this week’s film is a perfect example of that collaborative creation of a dynamic and a space. The whole surprise was their idea: they suggested to Stephen that he bring them into date night as a present for his partner, and throughout they're clearly very into the story the three of them are telling. They've chosen a state of mind in which they deeply wants to please them both, and the submission they're exploring is of the eager, adoring sort.
In real-life play that’s one of my favourite headspaces to be in, so it’s exciting to see it depicted on camera. Kelley and Stephen - who are an offscreen couple as well as frequent co-stars - nurture it beautifully, strict and sensuous by turns with a wicked gleam in their eyes at their more sadistic moments. And Becci - who is the true centre of attention here - has been an excellent surprise for them both.
We recently received this comment and it seems like the perfect opportunity to speak about the importance of behind the scenes material in what we do.
The BTS at the end of the main movie is edited highlights, so the full BTS movie still has extra material for keen fans. Performer consent is one of our core values, and especially with edgy or taboo scenes, it's absolutely essential that we make the consent of everyone involved clear and transparent to all viewers. The post-credits highlights serve to show a glimpse of the reality on set to everyone who watches the film, even if they don't watch the separate BTS video.
As well as on the membership site where a lot of auxiliary materials such as interviews and the BTS videos are available, we also publish content on other platforms and streaming sites where we upload scenes as a single file. The post-credit outtakes mean that performer consent is visible even if someone is watching the film on Clips4Sale, ManyVids or PinkLabel, while leaving extra value for members of the subscription site which is the only place viewers can access the full behind the scenes video.
The other reason is to defend our brand against piracy. Of course, we hope that members won't share our films on filesharing sites, because they know that doing this impacts our ability to cover costs and to keep doing what we do. But if our films do end up on a tube site, we want performer consent to be visible there too so that the film doesn't end up being viewed out of context where it might have a very different feel and negatively impact our reputation: particularly if it's uploaded with a new (and less positive and respectful) title, keywords and description, as often happens.
Overall, including this material in the main film ensures that it can't be avoided, and that makes our values clear and transparent to all viewers, regardless of where and how a video is accessed. It also provides us with a small degree of legal protection in the event that someone were to maliciously report our site, or one of our videos, to the authorities.
I hope that clears up our position on behind the scenes material. We've recently updated our mission statement to bring it in line with our values, including our focus on transparency in our working practices: you can read more here.
There aren’t a lot of silver linings to the pandemic we’ve all been living in for the past two years. One of its few tiny fringe benefits, however, has been the way it’s opened up a whole new genre of punishment scenarios to explore - and from Nimue Allen’s Lockdown Scolding of spring 2020 to this week’s Late Home starring Lana Moon and David Oak, we’ve taken full advantage of them.
In truth, of course, our performers, crew and backstage team have all been extremely careful. Our policy has generally been to behave with a little more caution than the current guidelines strictly require, and it’s paid off not only because we’ve never had an on-set transmission but also in some of the great content we’ve released as a result.
The early pandemic saw our Guest Director series, with a great emphasis on performer-produced porn. We’ve been able to show more real-life couples, something we’ve always focused on for the amazing dynamics it allows us to explore. There’s a treasure trove of unreleased content from earlier years that has been polished up and brought out into the world. And as things have progressed we’ve been able to shoot some masked scenes - which is a fetish all by itself! - and some slice-of-life scenarios that look at the consequences of reckless behaviour.
Lana Moon is a gorgeous spanking model, of course, but she’s also a great comic actor. Her scenes with us are often some of the funniest we release, complete with witty quips and quick one-liners. This latest offering is no different - and given how much her character seems to enjoy the punishments, we won’t be surprised if she’s back for more before long...