Sunday, July 12, 2015

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #81

Welcome back to another weekend spanko brunch. Today we are celebrating the birthday of our friend Six of the best, so help yourself to the chopped liver. It's one of his favourite treats.

Last week Erica wrote a thought-provoking post about submission, giving up control, and the need to ask for permission. Please take a minute to read it if you haven't seen it before. It made me stop and think, so I will throw out the topic for us to discuss today.

What are your thoughts on submission? Is it an important part of your spanking relationship? Is it necessary to hand over control to the spanker in order for a spanking to work? Is asking for permission a part of your dynamic?

Leave your thoughts as a comment and once everyone has had a chance to speak, I will publish a summary of our discussion.

From Hermione's Heart


Baxter said...

Certainly thought provoking. I am the spanko in the family and typically I am asking to be spanked. Now sometimes my wife will say that I am going to be spanked. I don't see it as submission or handing over control. I see it as an aspect of our marriage that works and I appreciate that my wife goes along with it, as she says, whatever you want, I will do for you.


sixofthebest said...

Thank you Hermione. Yes, here some more food for thought. Along with chopped liver, I like matzo ball soup, and gifilte fish. And at my young age of 82 years that saying a mouthful. I can also say I have been a SPANKO, for over 70 years, and I love 'spanking blogs, like YOUR's HERMIONE, and ERICA'S. They turn me on. So that I can truly have a 'spanking good time'. Thanks.

A. Lurker said...

Hi Hermione,
We play around with spanking to liven things up a bit. The thought of submission is hot but I can't see myself as a submissive.

What has worked for us for almost 30 years of marriage is more of a 50/50 when major decisions have to be made. We discuss, explain and argue but when push comes to shove we each have our areas of expertise and usually defer to the one who is more invested or has more expertise in that area. We also mutually respect each other's expertise and finding the best solution is more important than who defers to whom.

But in the bedroom . . .

Downunder Don said...

My darling wife is an absolute control freak; I am even convinced that she tells the sun when to rise. So the thought that she "surrenders" to a spanking or asks permission is hugely laughable...she gets it when she wants it, not a moment sooner nor later.

Erika's post totally resonated with both of us. Her immediate comment was "I will tell you when I am ready for a spanking". As she is still recovering from a hip replacement spanking life has been put temporarily on hold...but she has started to say "soon baby, soon"

abby said...

Submission is a part of our dynamic. I do not decide when, what position or what will be used. Occasionally i do get to suggest...and sometimes He humors me...
hugs abby

Aimless Rambling said...

I'll go back and read the post another time.

I don't use the word submission and as such it's not part of our dynamic but I wanted to wish Six of the Best a Happy Birthday and tell him he can have my portion of the chopped liver.

Simon said...

Submission is an important part of my relationship with my Mistress. During a session of punishment she is apparently in control, deciding what implement to use, the number of strokes and positions etc. However it is just an illusion as we both know that at any point I could just say " no I don't want to do that" or "sorry my hearts not in it can we stop please?" It doesn't happen often but it can sometimes. Therefore it is basically just an aspect of role playing. Roles which we both enjoy playing but are exactly that, roles.

Anonymous said...

Submission can take many forms. Any person accepting spanking is submitting however submitting with consent. Without consent it's abuse. With that in mind yes I'm submissive to R. She will punish when she feels it called for. At present I receive 2 maintenance spankings a week on what ever day she calls for. In other matters we are 50/50. So why do I get punished? She might tell me to take care of a chore and I forget or just don't do it. If I'm rude to her or don't treat her properly. I also lose my temper over silly things and she won't stand for that. There are other reasons also that I won't go into now.

Anonymous said...

I do not want a submissive woman in my life. Just think of the work it would take. And how boring it would be.

Give me an independent, self-assured woman who likes to 'play' anytime.


ronnie said...

Don't use the word submission though as Archedone says, accepting a spanking is submitting.

Happy birthday SOTB.


sub hub in phx said...

I think asking for permission is one of the basic anchor points of a D/s relationship. Yes!

ricky said...

Happy birthday, Six, and enjoy Hermione's treat--I love Ritz crackers too!
I think being submissive is the same as being consensual, for both partners, especially the Dominant; otherwise, where is the play?

Jenn said...

Oh, absoulutely. Submission is what it's all about. Giving up control is what makes it so wonderful and - ultimately - relaxing.