A lot of our work is focused on hot, heavy fantasies: reluctant bottoms taking a harsh punishment, hardy brats weathering severe beatings. We love to explore the endurance and resilience of spankees, and many of the scenarios we depict are about anticipation and nervousness and fear.
Sometimes, though, spanking play isn’t like that. Spanking-as-sensation is an important part of the kink: a chance to really dig into the way things feel, to explore what we can take and what makes us feel the best. It’s a fantastic way for play partners to connect with each other, and for both tops and bottoms to communicate well and learn how the other person works.
In this week’s newly-released scene, David and Pandora aren’t really playing characters or depicting a specific fantastical scenario. This is more like a real-life spanking, showing two people who want to explore a beating for the sheer pleasure of it - and, when it’s done this well, what a pleasure it can be.
Remember our recent Guest Director release The Credit Card? If you need your memory jogged a little, it’s the one where the stunning Sha Luciana gets her incredibly spankable behind roundly warmed by her husband Pharaoh, following his discovery of her latest credit card bill. I’m sure you remember it anyway, of course; a spanking like that is hard to forget!
Anyway, when that came out we promised you a little something more to follow - and we always keep our promises. This weekend we’re excited to announce the release of some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage that gives us all a chance to get to know Pharaoh and Sha a little better - and see some more of her perfect bottom, too.
This film is amongst the most intimate and personal footage we’ve released here on Dreams of Spanking. The beauty of Pharaoh and Sha’s content is that everything you see is real; most of their films show punishments Sha would have received whether the camera was rolling or not.
There’s a casual, conversational tone to the whole clip, and they really make you feel like you’re hanging out with them listening to them chat. They’ve also got a special surprise in store at the end - what do you reckon Sha’s getting punished for this time?
We recently posted a Performer Spotlight featuring Pharaoh and Sha Luciana - the First Couple of the spanking world. We’re delighted to now be releasing their new domestic discipline film The Credit Card, which is also the next installment in our Guest Director series. Here’s a pro tip - you’re going to want to watch it immediately.
First of all, Sha has one of the most perfectly spankable butts I have ever seen. Seriously: I’m exclusively a sub, and even so my immediate thought when she first bent over in front of the camera was hell yes. From the OTK warmup in tight white jeans to the bare-bottom spanking that leaves her writhing and crying out, Sha looks incredible.
Secondly, Pharaoh really knows what he’s doing. In the introductory clip he describes himself as “definitely a hardwired spanko”, and he is not wrong. The punishment he administers is hard, fast and perfectly calculated; I’m pretty sure some of those unrelenting strokes must have hurt his hand almost as much as they hurt Sha’s backside!
Thirdly - and best of all, from my perspective - everything about this film is completely authentic. Sha’s spending spree was real, and her punishment for it was real too. What this film gives us is a glimpse into their relationship; we get to see how connected they are and how much they trust each other. We get to see that Pharaoh knows just how hard a punishment Sha can take, and we get to see the tears in her eyes when the pain is at its climax. There’s a beautiful, tender moment toward the end, where she’s looking up at him once the punishment is done, and the depth of their relationship is in their eyes.
We’ve been excited about all of our guest director films, and this one is no exception. If you enjoy it as much as I did, you’re in for a treat: we’re soon to be releasing a behind-the-scenes chat between Pharaoh and Sha, featuring a demonstration of a domestic discipline punishment you’re bound to love.
There’s always something endearing about behind-the-scenes material. I’m rather fond of that photograph of Robert Powell taken during the filming of Jesus of Nazareth: the actor, strapped to his cross, is wrapped in a blanket and being given a drink and a cigarette by a crew member between takes, which deliciously demystifies the whole thing. There are some similar enjoyably fourth-wall-breaking moments in this excellent look at the making of Mrs Smith’s Method: Pandora strolling into shot in modern t-shirt and knickers to give a bit of directorial advice; the discussions over how to achieve the impression of an utterly frenzied birching of Amelia Jane’s bare arse without going beyond what would be safe, sane and consensual for the actor.
Mrs Smith's Method, released a couple of years ago, is one of the more ambitious and elaborate Dreams of Spanking productions. It pushes many buttons: sly pokes at Victorian moralizing, hypocrisy and weirdness, especially via Molly Malone’s fabulous portrayal of a thrashing-obsessed, for-your-own-good religious loon; the ritualistic elements involved in hardcore discipline, such as kissing the implement and thanking your chastiser, and the closing blissed-out, yielding contrition. However, seeing the cast interact between takes as themselves is endearing and a good reminder that, no matter how dark the scene you want to play out might be, it can still be enjoyable fun entered into with full knowledge and great enthusiasm.
I’ve recently been dabbling in spanking shoots again myself and, along with the indisputable fun it is to yell at a cute girl and spank her pert bum till it’s glowing and hot, the laughs and hugs and the reassurance afterwards that she enjoyed it, that it was fun working together, and that we’re all good, are as important a part of the experience as the actual scene.
Severe punishment, the sort that comes with a few darker overtones of wretched humiliation and the crushing of a free spirit, may not be to everyone’s taste, though it’s definitely hotter than hot for a lot of people. I’d have to admit that my own preferences run more to the knockabout comedy end of the spanking scene, so I probably like this making-of version slightly more than the original. It’s also a good way of showing just how much work goes into the making of a porn film that’s a little bit more ambitious than most, and would be just as helpful as a masterclass in making your own historical romp, should you be so inclined. Mrs Smith Behind The Scenes is certainly a terrific companion piece to Mrs Smith’s Method: watch them back to back, if you have a free afternoon. As to whether you prefer to tantalise yourself with the making-of and then watch the film proper, or enjoy the feature first and then go back and see how it was all done, that’s entirely up to you.
This is going to sound like the understatement of the decade, but bear with me: things are really hard for independent pornographers in the UK right now.
For a long time they've had to deal with the government's excessive moralising about porn, and the onerous irrational restrictions around content imposed by payment processors. On top of that, they now have to tackle ATVOD (the Association for TV On Demand), which has decided that internet porn should be subject to the same rules as DVD porn: no more 'extreme' BDSM. No more fisting, squirting, caning or piss.
But there's strength in fighting back, and in the process of working with amazing people like Pandora, I've seen so much determination in the face of a truly exhausting and excruciating process. Pornographers like Pandora, and Nimue Allen, have had to very quickly work out what to do about the ATVOD fiasco. They essentially have two options: shut down their businesses and stop doing what they love, or fight.
They chose the latter.
Our latest free caning video sums up all the strength and determination encompassed in that fight. Nimue Allen - porn producer, performer, and fan of so many of the acts that will be banned in porn if ATVOD get their way - takes an intensely hard fifty stroke caning from her play partner The Boss.
The raw energy in this scene comes straight from Nimue's attitude – her stoic determination to take the caning no matter what. In the pre-scene interview, she speaks with eloquent passion about the UK porn laws, explaining exactly why the law is an ass. Nimue loves making the porn that she makes – with Pandora at Dreams of Spanking and at her own site Nimue's World. And she doesn't intend to give it up without a fight.
Nimue's taken some serious canings at Dreams of Spanking before; most recently the gorgeous The Cane in the Cupboard with Molly Malone as her strict probation officer. But this one's a bit different – in this Nimue isn't playing a character, taking a caning purely for the arousal and enjoyment, she's taking a hard caning as an act of protest. As she says in the video, it's a 'fuck you' to ATVOD. A demonstration of her passion for her work.
Bent over the sofa for the cane, first in black lace and then stripped naked, she breathes deeply to calm herself before each hard stroke. Watching each red stripe bloom on her bottom, it's a clear reminder of the joy and hotness that she is fighting for. And for a caning fan, it's an impassioned reminder of what we'll be missing out on unless these laws are repealed: the chance to watch people we love doing things they love, and sharing in those moments of raw, authentic play.
Our latest film is based on a true story, and when I tell you that it's to do with probation officers and caning as punishment, I hope you'll be as intrigued as I was.
First things first – check out this hot F/F caning scene, and see if you can guess which elements of it are inspired by real life. When you've finished watching, read on for the details...
In this scene, Molly Malone plays the fierce (and incredibly judgemental) probation officer who seems to be putting some pretty unreasonable demands on Nimue Allen. When she tells Nimue that she must submit to housing inspector visits once a week, Nimue kicks back – and I think rightly so!
But Molly's got an idea up her sleeve to help 'persuade' Nimue to comply – she sends Nimue to the cupboard in the corner of the room, and orders her to open it and look inside.
Now, here's where the porn film diverges from the real-life story. Naturally, because it's Dreams of Spanking, the scene builds to a painful and deeply sexy climax, as Molly uses the cane on Nimue's bare bottom – searing hot red stripes into her bare flesh as she winces and gasps.
In real life, though, the cane wasn't used except as a rather clever deterrent. Here's the original story, as told to Pandora by a Dreams of Spanking member:
“She was on a probation order (divorced women with kids then could be put on an order in contested circumstances to protect the kids). In the early days she was very resentful, and when her probation officer (who she came to adore by the way, they ended up great friends) asked for an assurance from her on something and she refused to give it, he thought for a moment, then told her to walk to a cupboard, open it, look inside - then close it and come back and sit down.
She went off in a strop, opened it, took in the long thin school cane, and in her words "nearly wet my knickers" - then returned to her seat and promptly answered in the positive when the question was put again. She wasn't to know that probation officers lost the power to use the cane - on juveniles - in the 1970s, he just never cleared his cupboard."
I found this completely fascinating – it's surprising just how recently people were allowed to use canes for corporal punishment in the UK. As someone for whom the cane has only ever had sexual connotations, I can't imagine what it would be like to have the threat of this hanging over you for real. It's certainly enough to truly shock Nimue Allen's character, and give even Molly's sadistic probation officer pause for thought.
I think the scene works even better because the time period in which it's set is so close to that where caning might have been a possibility. While corporal punishment for juvenile offenders was phased out in practice in the mid-20th century, a bit of Googling tells me that it wasn't until 1978 that the European Court of Human Rights explicitly ruled that judicial birching contravened article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. And, of course, it took much longer for corporal punishment to be phased out in schools and in the home.
At the time this film is set (the mid-1980s) corporal punishment was technically still legal in all schools in the UK – it was only phased out of state schools in 1987, and remained legal in private schools until as late as 1999. So it's pretty plausible that Nimue (who by the way sports some pretty spectacular eighties hair in this) wouldn't be totally sure that it was illegal for her probation officer to beat her.
It's pretty shocking to me that punishment caning was only fully abolished very recently in the UK. Perhaps even more shocking is the fact that only last year Justice Secretary Chris Grayling (a man who wouldn't recognise human rights if they gave him an illegal six-of-the-best) seriously suggested the reintroduction of corporal punishment for juvenile offenders – the same kind of treatment that Nimue is subjected to in this film.
Maybe it's my upbringing, and the fact that I've never been caned as punishment, but I always tend to assume that the cane, slipper, hand spanking, and other forms of authorised corporal punishment died out in the 1950s. This scene is a bit of a history lesson as well as a seriously hot F/F caning – and because the punishment is so deeply unfair (not to mention illegal) I'm delighted that Nimue comes back with her badass eighties side-ponytail and gets her revenge at the end of the scene. What kind of revenge? Well, you'll have to watch it to find out...
If you’ve read Pandora’s updates from the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto, you’ll already know a bit about Zahra Stardust. Sexual activist, champion pole dancer, and scorchingly hot porn star, Zahra’s been making waves all across the world. This year, she won ‘Heart Throb of the Year’ at the Feminist Porn Awards (very shortly after this shooting this scene, in fact!) and it’s clearly well deserved, because having been introduced to her through this orgasmic spanking film I have a massive crush on her myself.
Zahra Stardust is utterly gorgeous, with beautiful piercings, tattoos, hot pink hair and a delightfully filthy grin - dressed in sheer knickers and a pink latex microskirt, I can see why Pandora was so excited to take her over the knee.
She's not just a pretty face, but an exceptional activist too - she’s run for parliament three times in her home country of Australia, and is currently doing a PhD on pornography.
Zahra's mission is to change the world, one orgasm at a time. Through artistic porn depicting authentic queer sexuality and female pleasure, her work celebrates consent, bruises and bodily fluids, and self-deterministic representation. And in this spanking video, with a firm helping hand from Pandora, some slow and hard strokes with the strap, and her Hitachi Magic Wand, she does just that.
I think one of the things I love most about Zahra is that when you watch her you get these amazing hot kicks of lust at each moment when she expresses pleasure. She’s never stoic or silent: she gasps and sighs with arousal, gripping the pillows tightly as the strap bites into her flesh, with blissful smiles and happy moans when she’s being pleasured in just the right way.
This scene isn’t just a spanking (although of course there are plenty of opportunities to admire Zahra’s gorgeous bum as she gets spanked through sheer knickers and in just a tantalising pearl thong), it’s the build-up to an explicit and delicious orgasm. We get to watch Pandora squeeze and touch Zahra all over, see what she loves and how she reacts to the spanking sensations she was so curious about. And for those who - like me - enjoy a bit of consensual choking and breath play, the climax to Spanking Zahra Stardust is off the end of the hotness scale.
Two new domestic M/F scenes for you. The first was filmed while I was at the Texas All State Spanking Party, starring gorgeous Amelia Jane Rutherford, myself, and a new top called Jerry Diamond. He's a friend of Ten Amorette's, a real life cowboy, and I met him in a group dorm room scene organised by Ten on the Friday night, in which he paddled me and eight other naughty college girls for having a keg party in our room.
I liked Jerry's manner - and his paddling - so I asked if he'd be interested in doing a scene for Dreams of Spanking with me and Amelia.
Amelia seemed to be on a mission to get as many paddlings as possible in Texas, and after the three swats I'd got in the group scene I was determined to get at least one "proper" southern-style paddling before going home. I decided Jerry was the man to deliver it.
This was a bit of a real life discipline scenario. The day before the party I'd broken the cardinal rule and burned myself swimming in an outdoor pool without wearing sunscreen. I know - not wearing sunscreen, in Texas? It was a mistake I was only ever going to make once. None of the locals believed me when I told them. The good news was that I didn't get a painful peeling burn, just a slightly stupid-looking redness. I was anxious not to forget again, and it occurred to me that turning it into a punishment scenario might serve as a useful reminder.
The large wooden paddle is an object of fear, fascination and dread for me. I hate it, and perhaps as a result it's one of my top fantasy implements. I've been paddled only one or two times, and so it has retained that horror of the unknown which can lead to the most powerfully stomach-churning pre-spanking anticipation.
Amelia tells me that she's developed a real taste for it, so it seemed only appropriate that she should earn her punishment in this scene through prurient curiosity. After this paddling I can honestly say that I remembered to wear sunscreen every day for the rest of my stay in Texas, so it definitely did its job.
Our second new M/F scene is a simple little film I shot with Tom at our location shoot last week. It doesn't have much dialogue, so it will appeal to those of you who prefer to concentrate on the spanking without distraction. There's a definite age play flavour to this one, although it's up to you whether you want to read it as a ward/guardian or uncle/niece scene, or consensual discipline between two adults. I think it works either way.
Being a grown-up can be fun, but sometimes you need to be small. I wanted to make a film which encapsulated that sense of security, affection and reassurance which can come from being given a spanking at bedtime. Whether it's needed for stress relief, punishment, behaviour maintenance or just to settle your body and mind before sleep, sometimes there is nothing better than being soundly spanked, cuddled and tucked into bed by someone who loves you.
I've wanted to do a pyjama spanking film ever since shooting this photoset of me being spanked in my nightie. The week of this shoot was an unusually busy one for me, and by the time it came to edit this scene, that sort of safe, affectionate bedtime spanking was exactly what I needed. In fact I wouldn't say no to one right now...
(To those who have been asking, yes Big Teddy did sign a model release.)
A Bedtime Spanking comes with a four-minute behind the scenes video showing me directing around my "little" headspace, which is an interesting mental trick. I'm pretty pleased to have got the hang of that one.
The talented Nimue Allen was our sole crew member for this scene. I already knew how competent she was behind a video camera but this is the first time she's taken photographs for Dreams of Spanking. And how good are these photos?
Nimue is a woman of many talents. She did more than just crew on this shoot, and I'm looking forward to showing you both the topping and bottoming scenes we filmed with her over the coming weeks.