Now that’s a question isn’t it first thing on this Monday morning. It’s funny, I was trying to help a friend yesterday figure out some issues with WordPress and I was looking at my stats. There are some topics that tend to drive more readers to my blog site and it has nothing to do with my written pieces per say. Wild and wicked topics such as BDSM, oral sex, ménage and spanking tend to garner more folks stopping by. There is one by far that has gotten me more hits and people go back to a post continually that I wrote about eight months ago so I thought I’d revisit the topic since I’ve had many more conversations about this – spanking.
I got into a very sexy conversation this weekend with a writing friend of mine and we were talking about spanking not only in our erotic books but in real life. Have you ever craved spanking your partner? Hmmm… It’s still I think an interesting topic and one most people tend to shy away from and I’m not certain why. I’ve written about everything in my books from spanking as a part of BDSM and the use of a “playroom” in which the sub is disciplined with a myriad of implements such as floggers, paddles, cat tails, etc. and both the sub and the Dom enjoy the aspect from different points of view. The sub can gain an extreme rapture like state from the endorphins released and enter an almost trance like zone called subspace. The Dom on the other hand enjoys not only the control factor in being able to wield the whip or flogger as he or she sees fit but takes personal satisfaction about knowing when enough is enough.
I’ve also utilized a game that many D/s couples engage in of cards where depending on the card selected will determine just how many spanks the sub receives. Now you might say, isn’t that being a little harsh? Pain and pleasure mix together in the aspect of the D/s lifestyle and for any of us who have tried any levels you know that these two mix. I’m not talking about going to the sadist and masochist level where the Dom is literally beating the crap out of his sub without regard to her safety or pleasure. I’m talking about the control and trust between the two individuals where the Dom understands the sub’s emotional and mental needs as well as can easily tell by her body and skin’s reactions to the moment of discipline when the sub can’t handle any more.
But there’s also as an aspect of course of spanking that is a growing practice and one in more of what we would call vanilla relationships. I really am starting to hate that term by the way. Just what is a vanilla relationship? Is that when the two engage in sex only on every second Thursday of the opposite months with the letter M and perhaps they do it in the bed in the missionary style period and it lasts maybe two minutes? That’s not vanilla. That’s boring as shit. Don’t you agree? Well, since we’ve established THAT little fact, let’s see what can potentially spice up a relationship.
We all understand an appreciate women’s rights and strong women in both the relationship and the workplace and thank God for the movement so many decades ago. BUT… didn’t that change the dynamics of a relationship quite a bit? Now I’m not suggesting in any way that this has given us higher divorce rates but I am certain some men feel a bit emasculated given the power women can wield. So… I have read about and researched couples who are going back to a practice the majority say is imbedded in Christian practices – the Head of Household. Trust me in that I am not Christian and my beliefs would probably have some people screaming into the hills looking for an Exorcist but it’s been very interesting doing research.
Men take the lead role in the family and make the majority of the decisions such as financial and about the household while the women of course work or go to school just like normal and care for the family and children. This is not dissimilar to what we live every day BUT… When there is an infraction of rules – and there are rules – the husband uses certain methods of discipline to help his wife understand her misguided ways including corporal punishment. Boy, if you really want to spark an interesting debate go to this topic and immediately people will have two completely opposing sides. I see them both and being a very dominating woman in real life there are few who could imagine I personally would accept the concept in my every day life. But would I and if I did why?
From what I’ve learned, it’s no difference in many ways than the strong professional man who has been in charge at the top Fortune 500 company for twenty years and has the power of his friends and family and craves being the sub in a Domme situation. They long to give up having to be the Big Dog. There is no difference in some women. They crave as strong women sometimes not having to fight every day to be the top of what they do and yes, it’s a continual fight to have women seen as equals in every situation. So… they don’t mind entering into a sub relationship or perhaps allowing their husbands more control.
Now, the HOH (Head of Household) lifestyle isn’t for everyone but for those who want to try you have to talk and research. A male friend of mine asked me directly if I would consider and when I said yes with the right man, he was taken aback. “But you’re such a strong woman and so independent and you come across as balls to the walls.” You bet. But that doesn’t always bode well for a relationship. I terrify the majority of men period. They are afraid they can’t be good enough in bed and out and are worried I’ll take all the control away from them and you know what, I do that – not always consciously but I do and that hasn’t worked really well in my life. So… what do you do? You enter into a situation in which you decide together what are the rules and what happens if they are broken. This can mean anything from no swearing to not spending excess money and the woman taking better care of herself.
To each their own in a relationship and you decide together and when the rules are broken you will receive punishment. I tease saying I’m willful and there are concepts where so many women are and move into spiteful and then you know what happens? Men usually don’t shove back – do they ladies? They avoid at all costs and you get that, “whatever you want, dear” syndrome and meanwhile they are seething inside. Ladies, do you ever see the deer in the headlights look where nobody is home as you’re talking? Yep. Been there, done that and my tee-shirt is bright red. What’s yours?
I’m not suggesting an HOH lifestyle will cure everything but in reading blog after blog and personal testimonies from women and men who after several years of marriage, and a testy one at best, decided to move into the practice and it takes a while to be comfortable too. They state they’ve never had a better time together and their sex life is off the charts. Why? Closeness and trust and the understanding that when he says STOP, you are going to stop arguing or else. Primitive I know but it works for many.
There are many forms of discipline including the removal of privileges but for the majority spankings work. Now, back to the title of my blog. How hard to do you like them? Most women in this situation won’t say they “like” to receive a hard spanking but in a sense they do. They want the strong connection and when a man places you over his knee and either spanks you with his hand or another implement, most women feel so connected they are enraptured and most men do enjoy the control. Certainly other implements are used including paddles, brushes, belts etc and sometimes that’s based on the severity of the infraction and sometimes it’s his choice. Period. He decides. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
You don’t often see the DD – Domestic Discipline – scenario played out in erotic romance but I’ve explored a few and I think for me it’s the anticipation. I am writing a piece titled just that – Anticipation. Imagine when he texts you from work telling you in no uncertain terms you are to be prepared for a spanking. Hmmmm… So how hard do you like it? As hard as he decides and my bet is for some couples you’ll have the best sex/romantic moment of your life afterwards. Again, to each their own but I see the problem with our relationships is not trying something else when it’s simply not working. What’s the harm? If it doesn’t work you at least did something new together. And if you think about it, this is very erotic for some and structural for others.
My sexy thoughts for the week. I hope it gives you something to perhaps talk about over the dinner table tonight.