Monday, August 30, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for August 29

How long does the pain last, and what do you do about it?

Yorkie: Even after a particularly hard session My bottom is down to a light pink and I have no other lasting effects. Mostly due to my OTK position and my Wife’s low(ish) limits I suppose although during the spanking I am definitely feeling it!

Wendel: It depends the implement the Misses uses. After the paddle my bottom hurts bad for about an hour and it is uncomfortable for another after that. After a whipping with the belt my bottom is very sore for 2 hours and then throbs for a couple more. The Misses will sometimes place a cold rag on my bottom after a whipping. It does help a little. Most times I just have to put up with the pain. When I paddle or whip the Misses she complains that it hurts for hours. I think she just complains so that I take care of her afterwards. I will use a cold rag and rub cream on her bottom. We are unable to sit down afterwards.

Anon: My concern is that the pain and discomfort does not last long enough after I am spanked. It usually last a couple of hours. I would like to feel it the next morning after a bedtime spanking. I guess my wife needs to spank me harder and longer. 

Roz: It depends on the intensity of the spanking and implement(s) used. Generally any discomfort lasts for around an hour. I have had spankings that have either left marks or minor bruising in the past and have felt these for a few days. We have on occasion used Arnica cream after a spanking.

Rosco: In the hours after a spanking, my bottom is often hot and tender in a delicious way.

It’s the next two days, sometimes, when it’s hard to sit and I’m trying to get serious work done at the computer when discomfort is just that.

Ronnie: For me it depends on the type of spanking and the implement P uses. Discomfort can last for 1/2 hour to an hour, again depends on the spanking and the implement. Occasionally I have had small bruises which I have felt the next day.

Bonnie: As others said, it really depends. Most of our spankings these days are the casual, fun variety. They are enjoyable while they are happening, but the sting typically subsides within minutes.

Spankings that leave me sore for a day or two are those where heavy wooden implements are used, where the strikes are heavy and hard, or where I am bent at the waist and my bottom is stretched. Paradoxically, if I have experienced too many or too few spankings in my recent past, either can contribute to that residual ouch.

I love every toasty, achy, tingly, itchy, throbby sensation. They serve as very immediate and undeniable reminders of my role as a spanked wife. Even as I cringe while sitting, the memories make me smile.

Prefectdt: It depends on the intensity of the spanking. After the last time that I was spanked, all pain sensation was gone in less than an hour. The time before that, I still had some discomfort, if not really pain, when I walked, for a little over a week after the spanking.

I still manage to get on with my life normally, after a spanking, no matter what the after effects.

No treatment is ever taken for the pain, after a spanking. Only for skin care.

Hermione: Over the years my tolerance has built up, so the pain that I once felt for a few hours now dissipates immediately after. I wish the sting would last longer.

Thank you all for joining in this week. Stay safe!

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #398

It's the weekend, and that means it's time to gather together for another discussion concerning our favourite percussive activity. All spankings hurt—some more than others—so let's find out about your residual discomfort. 

How long does the pain and discomfort last after a spanking? Is there anything you find difficult to do after a session? Do you take any steps to relieve or minimize the pain?

Please leave your response as a comment or in an email. Once everyone has had a chance to weigh in, I will publish an edited summary of our conversation.

From Hermione's Heart

Thursday, August 26, 2021

What have I done?

Last Christmas I gave Ron a chia pet as a gag gift. I had always wanted to try one, and thought the gnome was pretty tasteful. After one try, I changed my mind. The kit comes with a packet of tiny seeds, which I soaked in water then spread all over the gnome. There were so many seeds that I didn't limit myself to just the beard area. I spread seeds wherever I could. The result was really ugly once the little seeds sprouted.

So the gnome was scrubbed clean and sent outside to guard the pond. But what to do with the remaining seeds? I was curious what they might grow into, so I planted then in our vegetable plot. They were tiny at first, but then they kept on growing and growing and growing! I thinned them, then thinned them some more. There is now a clump of chias that are six feet tall and still growing!

They are taking over the pathway, and crowding the tomatoes beside them. Will I wait for seeds, or hack them down now? Ron votes for the latter, because he doesn't want to be a guinea pig for any chia-inspired recipes, and his vote counts for more than mine. In fact, he threatened to take matters into his own hands if I didn't do something about the plants.

I wonder what he meant by that.

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, August 23, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for August 22

What personal preparations do you make before a spanking? 

KDPierre: Well I ALWAYS make sure I'm showered, but I think that's just basic consideration. And because I can become a bit hirsute in places better groomed to be bald, I will periodically buzz the excess so that none of my spankers have to worry that PETA is going to think they're abusing a chimpanzee.

Avoiding too lengthy a spanking if feeling a bit gaseous is also considerate. ;-)

Baxter: Since I ask for the spankings, I merely hand my wife a paddle or she grabs the riding crop and I get into position and away we go, looking for a good prime number of spanks.

Jeanie: In terms of clothing, I have some very sexy & very expensive Agent Provocateur lingerie that puts me in a receptive mood, but I insist that I'm allowed to take it completely off before we start playing, so it doesn't get ruined.

I also have a short, pleated, plaid skirt that I wear with white cotton briefs, a white blouse with Peter Pan collar, and knee-socks. That "schoolgirl look" has gotten my bottom spanked more than any bratty backtalk or behavior I could ever come up with.

In terms of other preparations, years ago I dated a guy who told me he was "very into all the rituals of discipline." I didn't know what he meant. Once we were in his apartment, he asked me to strip naked and sit on the edge of his bed. He sat behind me and brushed my hair back, then tied it into a ponytail with a black velvet ribbon. It kept my hair out of my eyes when he put me over his knee. He also made a big deal of rolling up his shirt sleeve before the first swat on my bottom with that hairbrush. It was highly-charged the first time he did it, but it was VERY erotic every subsequent time he spanked me. I knew exactly what I had in store, and this closely-adhered-to ritual got me extremely excited!

Wendel: We don’t prep much. The spankings just typically happen. I do like when the Misses has a skirt on. Something about pulling up her skirt and lowering her panties when over my lap just makes it that much more fun. 

Anon 1: When my wife decides I have earned myself a spanking she merely says; spanking position.
That means, I have to shower immediately, then I have to wear one of my female spanking panties, report downstairs by standing in the punishment corner with my nose against the wall waiting for my punishment…..which makes me very, very nervous because she knows how to use her hairbrush.

Anon 2: My wife spanks me twice a week with a long-handled wooden paddle that I made for her to use. I am always bare, and laying face-down on our bed. These spanking are quite painful, but are never for discipline. I welcome them. 

Roz: Apart from the occasions where spanking was spontaneous I would always make sure I was freshly showered and wearing nice lingerie.

Ronnie: Not really as spanking just happen, but if told I'm going to be spanked later, then I make sure I'm wearing nice knickers.

Bonnie: Sometimes. If the spanking is planned in advance and has a specific theme, I will dress and prep for my role. Otherwise, I just try to look attractive. 

Barrel: It is normal for my wife to wear lingerie as part of our regular marital relations. When she decides to spank or punish, she selects a more stern look (black or black-seamed stockings). If I am to be restrained, she will select my favorite stockings (white or white-seamed) so she can then stand in front of me, prior to going over the bench and make me ask that my punishment be long and intense. Occasionally, if she really wants to get in my head in advance of an extended session, she will make me wear panties or pantyhose every day for 2 or 3 days. 

Prefectdt: I usually have to travel to get spanked, so a set of directions is essential. Otherwise, shower, put on fresh clothes, especially underwear and have a shallow colonic clean out. No one appreciates a spankee with skid marks.

Sometimes, I take toys and pervertables with me, but I always take along a stomach full of butterflies :)

Hermione: I make sure I am wearing pretty panties, even though they will soon be coming off. I freshen up, put on cologne and brush my teeth. Ron takes the little blue pill an hour before.

Thanks for sharing those details with us all!

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #397

Greetings everyone! It's so nice to see you all here today. Let's get down to business.

What personal preparations do you make for a spanking? Do you choose certain items of clothing? Do you pay special attention to personal grooming, such as hair, makeup or skin care? What else do you do to get ready?

Please leave your response as a comment, or you can email me if you prefer. Once everyone has had a chance to speak, I will publish an edited summary of our discussion.

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, August 20, 2021

You Completed the Caption

Anon: I told my son you needed a spanking, several times, well daughter-in-law Mommy knows best. At your age, being spanked like a naughty little girl. 

Baxter: Top: Oh stop trying to get away and your fake crying as it is Wednesday, the same day every week that I give you a spanking. I know you enjoy these spankings as much as I enjoy spanking your fat round bottom and making it very red.
Bottom: Yes, yes, I do enjoy the spankings on my naughty round bottom. I just wish you would spank me on other days, not just Wednesdays. 

KDPierre: "Oh stop with all this 'who's younger/who's older' nonsense, or 'who's the maid and who's the lady of the house' or for that matter any other stereotype for why things should be the other way around. The fact that you agree to be spanked by your younger, poorer, less-educated housekeeper so easily is proof enough that everything is just as it should be!" 

Prefectdt: Now I will prove to you that Keaton is better than Chaplin, with some proper slapstick!

Jeanie: That's it, I've had it with the salespeople at this supposedly "high class" department store! The first salesgirl brought me a pair of granny panties when I requested to see what lingerie they had that was sexy! Now you bring me a slipper that's three sizes too big. The only thing a shoe this big is good for is covering your deserving bottom with spanks! Take that, and that, and this, and that! Yes, slipper spankings hurt like the dickens, don't they, young lady?

Rosco: You tart! You're nothing but a wanton trollop? I'll teach you to wiggle your tushy when you walk past my husband. You're going home with a red bottom and no panties. I hope you're learning a lesson - if not, it will be twice as hard next time AND I will take pictures.

Ronnie: I've told you time and time again, not to borrow my shoes. Maybe this will help you remember.

Barrel: We have talked about never leaving this house without your seams being completely straight. Well you did it again. Maybe this thrashing will straighten you out. Prepare for a long and hard spanking. 

Hermione: I'm sorry I read your diary, Mama. I promise I won't tell Papa that I know he spanks you.

I wondered who would notice the shoe in the domme's hand.
From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Complete the Caption

Here's a vintage postcard that tells a story. What must have happened in the hours or minutes before to instigate this disciplinary action? It's up to you.

Complete the caption by leaving a comment, or send me an email if you prefer. I will publish your captions on Friday.

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, August 16, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for August 15

This week we discussed distractions, and this is what you said:

Jack: I just asked my wife that question, she smiled and said she could think of nothing.

Wendel: The biggest distraction is when family arrives whether planned or unplanned. For planned events we sometimes like to paddle prior to anyone arriving. There have been a few times when they arrived early and we are forced to stop. I remember getting one good paddling from the Misses when the doorbell rang. It was her sister. She didn’t stop immediately, instead gave me another dozen rather hard smacks on the bottom then went to answer the door. It hurt to put pants back on and even more painful to sit and chat. 

When the phone rings during a spanking we do not stop. If it is important they will leave a message.

Roz: Our biggest issue with distractions in the past has been with phone calls that couldn't be ignored or knocks on the door. When it happens I find it difficult to maintain the headspace for spanking.

Jeanie: When I read your topic about "abandoning a spanking due to any distractions" I thought HELL. As in hell, no, nothing could do so, or only when hell freezes over. 

Examples: I visited San Francisco recently. For the week while I was there, we did not experience an earthquake. (I worried about this constantly the entire visit, talked about contingency plans for every situation, including spanking.) But if we had, I'm sure that the maniac I was with would've just kept spanking me. (As my host explained, we might as well die happy.) 

I did visit Los Angeles years ago, staying in the Hollywood Hills when there was a brush fire. We did not have to evacuate. We watched it from the deck of the house, where my lover bent me over the railing and gave me a playful spanking. I really wanted him to give me a scorching, but he refused. It was still sexy having my butt bared outside and swatted when other people could see (if they happened to look). 

A different lover's phone once rang while he was giving me a long punishment. He answered this phone call, explained to a male friend on the other end of the line that he was strapping me, and let him listen to me take several strap licks. Topping that, once when we were at my apartment and playing, there was a knock at the door. I asked from over my man's knee who it was and the two young men answered that they were proselyting for the Jehovah's Witnesses. I was made to answer the door with just a dish towel in front of my crotch and a hand across my bare breasts, and explain to the shocked guys that I was getting a spanking. I think I corrupted these two!

The other side of the coin is my perspective. If I know I'm going to get a good spanking, I get in that special head space to gear up for what is to come, and for the make-up sex afterwards, and I would be mad as hell to have that taken away abruptly (unless for a hell of a good reason).

Red: I doubt anything has stopped a spanking while in progress. Telephones can be ignored, and if important they will leave a message. Really different to hear someone talking, leaving a message, while you are being spanked. It is as though they are there watching, and still talking about something else. Weird and wonderful. My mind sometimes wanders to " what if they could hear us".

Rosco: Irene usually ties me up and she’s generally in no hurry to finish a spanking. In fact, our foreplay often includes three or four spankings over the course of an hour. Between them she’ll talk on the phone sometimes.

We’re pretty good at planning so we don’t get interrupted by visitors. But once we had an intruder in our backyard. Irene quickly untied me, I threw on some clothes and chased the guy away. Then we went back to business.

Ronnie: For us it's the unplanned family visit or someone knocking at the door. We don't tend to stop if either of our phones ring.

Hermione: If the phone rings, we let it go to voicemail. If someone knocks on the door, we stop, lest they hear the noise. Then we are usually too concerned with who it might have been to carry on.

We were worried that our new puppy might start fussing while we were otherwise engaged, so we gave him a Kong with peanut butter and a treat inside, plus a carrot stick, then turned on the tv for him to listen to. We closed the bedroom door and I tried not to make too much noise. We were able to complete our mission plus aftercare successfully. So much for Ron's complaint the day after we brought him home: "We'll never have sex again!"

Thanks for taking the time to join the conversation.

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #396

Welcome one and all to our weekly get-together. As you can see, my computer problems have been solved and I'm typing this with one hand -- and making fewer mistakes -- while holding the puppy on my lap. He's a bit of a distraction at the moment; it's hard to keep my mind on what I'm reading or doing when there's a cute bundle of mischief around. Speaking of distractions...

What type of distractions will make you abandon a spanking? Are there some that you can ignore and carry on through?

Please leave your response as a comment, or send me an email. Once everyone has had a chance to speak, I will publish an edited summary of our discussion.

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, August 13, 2021

Computer Troubles part 2

I didn't manage to fix the laptop so I took it to a nearby computer repair shop. I hadn't been there before, but the place I had gone to for years went out of business. I explained the problem, the technician typed some things on the laptop's keyboard, and lo and behold, it was working again! The best part was he didn't charge me anything for the fix. That's my go-to place from now on.

This morning, while I was watching the latest news on, the screen of our desktop computer suddenly went yellow, then black. I peered under the desk and caught the puppy busily chewing on the monitor's cable. He was supposed to be enjoying a Nylabone (beef flavour) but he had opted for something juicier.

I thought I would have to buy a new monitor as the cable was not fixable, but Ron suggested checking to see if the cable disconnected from the monitor. Sure enough it did. So after breakfast I took a trip to a nearby electronics outlet and half an hour later the new cable was installed and all was well again. Tomorrow the puppy will be in a crate in the computer room instead of roaming freely. 

I think we will have to make plans to protest our Christmas tree in December. Here are some ideas we might consider.

We still wouldn't want to be dogless again.
From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Computer Troubles

I had an awful time getting online this morning. We had a huge thunderstorm last night. It terrified our new puppy, but there wasn't much we could do to console him so he howled in his crate until the storm passed. Then in the morning I tried to turn on the laptop for music and nothing happened. With our desktop it was the same deal.  I couldn't imagine taking both machines in to be serviced, especially as the power had only gone off for a second or two. I finally got the desktop to work after I crawled under the desk and, aided by the puppy who thought it was all great fun, I switched both power bars off then on. That did the trick!

I'm pretty proud of myself for reviving the computer, and here are some ideas that the creators can be proud of too.


Now I'll have another go at reviving the laptop. Wish me luck!
From Hermione's Heart

Monday, August 9, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for August 8

Belts: love them or hate them? This simple question prompted an enthusiastic response.

Baxter: My wife has encouraged me to wear a belt on my jeans, especially when traveling to Europe, so that she has a ready implement to spank me with. During our latest trip to Wyoming, she encouraged me to buy a real leather belt made out of bison and I dutifully wear it with shorts and jeans every day. She wanted me to have a better belt than those I used to wear to work. She has yet to request that I take it off for her to spank me, but I am sure it will happen. I may have to ask.

Jeanie: One word summary to this week's topic of belts: LOVE! I LOVE being stropped! If someone is going to use an implement on me (for offences more serious than a hand spanking can address), the belt is my favorite one. I love thick ones that leave a wide swath of stinging warmth across my butt. I love thin ones that hurt and feel like they're cutting as deeply into my tender flesh as into my fertile imagination. Besides the sensuality of the pain turning to an incredible warmth (and the marks that a belt leaves which can make for some marvelous bruises), I love the satisfying sound of a belt cracking across my backside. When given permission to scissor my thighs together while being soundly strapped, I can easily orgasm from all of these sensory elements. 

You ask about experiences, Hermione... I once gave a boyfriend a thick leather belt I bought at an arts & crafts fair. In my dorm room he thanked me and started to put it on. I stopped him by saying that wearing it was the belt's second function, and I turned, lowered my jeans and underwear, and got a really memorable belt whipping. I had a boyfriend who would rub Neatsfoot Oil on my bared butt and systematically leather me with every belt in his wardrobe to condition the leather. The moisture made it sting all the more, his applying more oil drove me mad with lust. As he'd finish with each belt, he'd toss it onto the bed in front of my face, and I'd sniff each one and try to keep from climaxing. 

I don't have a lover/Top at present. When feeling this loss at bedtime, I have self-spanked, most successfully by swinging one of my belts around my hip in each direction. I end up with more wrap-around marks than ones where I'd prefer them across my bum crack, but it's better than nothing.
Great topic, Hermione; thanks for the memories!

Jack: I have only been spanked once with a belt and it was not from my wife 'mommy'. We were visiting a friend, lived outside of town. I had messed up, the friend said I needed a spanking, my wife agreed. To the woodshed I heard, I said what, the friend grabbed my arm and to the wood shed. Pull down your pants, underpants she said sternly and doing as told, I was then told to bend over the chair, and I felt the sting of a belt, I turned and sure enough she was holding a belt. I was told I was getting ten and best count and not move. When she stopped, I slowly stood up, crying, off with the clothing young man and I soon was naked and very well marked bottom and back to the house.

Rosco: Irene uses a belt once in a while, perhaps mostly when we’re traveling and don’t have any toys handy.

It seems there are two types of belts (for spanking) - wide and thin.

A wide belt is kept flat, akin to a leather paddle or strap. If you’re struck inadvertently with the edge, you may get more than you bargained for.

A thin belt is more like a whip - no real edges. Perhaps, it’s less common, but an early girlfriend removed such a belt when she was taking her pants off and shyly whispered “this is my whip”. I was too shy to respond and the moment passed, and I don’t know which end of the whip I might have been on. Many regrets either way.

Roz: The sight and thought of the belt definitely makes the tummy tingle. In reality though, it is both a welcome implement and one to be dreaded depending on how it is used.

Simon: There's something about a lady either taking off her own belt or ordering you to hand her yours that sends a tingle down my spine, and possibly to other parts as well. Sadly it's only happened on a few occasions but they were all memorable.

Mary: When we came to an agreement that my wife should spank me when she thought I needed it, we discussed limits. I was terrified that a hard instrument like a paddle or a hairbrush would do real damage to my skinny little butt. Once I expressed that fear, my wife was concerned that she night not feel free to let go when giving it to me.

So we decided that I would get the belt when I was bad. I have a 1.75" wide belt that I wear almost the time. Sometimes I think that I made a mistake. The sting brings tears to my eyes and the marks on my behind and my legs last for days. But my wife has no interest in renegotiation. So I get what I agreed to.

Anon: No stranger to the belt, but just the thought of having to get a whuppin' with one gives me the willies. When we're at home its OTK with the hairbrush over her knee on a regular basis. The belt requires a very long hour drive to her parents and a walk that seems like eternity out to the barn so she can wail the tar out of my bare butt. MiL really enjoys sitting on porch and listening to the howls coming from the barn.

Prefectdt: I love belts. They come in so many varieties. Thick ones, thin ones, supple ones and stiff ones. I have been belted more times than I can remember. Belts are also the most discreet pervertable, that you can carry with you. I always look forward to getting belted.

My last belting was only a few weeks ago, but it was part of a very light spanking, as it was from an inexperienced Top who, sensibly in my opinion, did not want to go too hard until she had more practice. Luckily, it was with a very stiff and sturdy belt, so I still felt it.

Barrel: We have never used belts, and now that I think about it, I don’t know why. Our first implement was a riding crop, and we have amped it up from there. However, I do appreciate this feedback and can see a belting in my future. I have a wide and thick belt, my favorite as the buckle is adorned with large turquoise stones, that should be a great starter. Thanks for the great question. 

Enzo: Responding from the point of view of the spanker - the belt is my second favorite instrument; the smell, the feel and the sound of it. Yet it has its specific place. It is never used for "funishments". It is always used in relation to a punishment spanking. There are a lot of connotations that come with the belt which is a big part of what makes it so particularly appealing in domestic discipline settings.
(I thought I had posted a story which refers to the belt and its associations but for some reason I can't seem to find it at the moment)

QBuzz: The belt is my favourite! I own several leather belts of various thicknesses, and they all get good use across our asses.

Unlike many who've commented, I seem to 'enjoy' a belt-whipping more than most, as I often receive it as a 'treat' at the end of a session after the paddle/cane/strap

A.J.: As a spanker I'm not a fan, but the psychological effect on her and I when there is THAT SOUND that comes from a belt coming from the loops of the spanker's pants - WOW!

That said, I used it rarely and even then, very lightly.

On the receiving end, the same and just as rare. Perhaps better than a hairbrush. But, like anything else, it's a tool; in the right hands perfect, in the wrong - RUN! I think I have been lucky.

Wendel: A whipping with the belt is one of my favorite things. It is a rush when the Misses asks for my belt. Once I hand it to her I have to drop my pants and bend over. I love the sound and the sting. Excitement runs through my body when I tell the Misses she is going to get a whipping. I love watching her pull her pants down and then bend over while I remove my belt from my waist and love watching the red stripes appear on her bare fanny. 

It has been over a week since the Misses last whipped me. I got 25 good licks on the bottom. It hurt for over a day and the marks stuck around longer. I just gave the Misses a whipping Friday. She still complains that her bottom hurts and I can still see the marks. 

Loki_Darksong: Belts have been the traditional implement of choice in regards to men and the household discipline that they must do from time to time. It is a symbol of our authority.

I still have yet to find that perfect one due to my small waist size. But I hope to have the right one someday.

Rich Person: I agree with Enzo that the belt has definite connotations. I think it has a connotation of severity that's more than a spanking or the paddle, but less than the cane. It is typically a little more severe than a crop or a switch.

The belt also suggests domestic use. And, I would associate it with the woodshed, where you're not going for a spanking. You're going for a whuppin'.

I have two belts in my bag for common use. One is thicker and stiffer. This is the punishment belt. That's what it's called, and that's what it's used for. The other is softer, and it is more for sensation.

The severity can also vary depending on where it lands. On the butt, it is usually milder, but on the thighs it can be very painful. It can also be used (carefully) on the breasts.

Loki_Darksong might consider getting a belt simply for pleasure/pain, and not to wear.

Hermione: I love belts; they give me that shivery sensation that;s a combination of excitement and apprehension. I have a wide, supple belt that was hand-tooled. It came from a thrift shop and I like to imagine that it had become soft and supple through regular applications on some fortunate person;s buttocks.

Have a great week, everyone!
From Hermione's Heart

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #395

It's a fine day for brunch, so I hope you are all ready for a good discussion. I can summarize the topic in just one word: belt.

How do you feel about belts? Does the sight of a wide leather one make you go all squirmy inside? Does the thought of a belt spanking fill you with trepidation? Or are they just "meh"? What was your latest experience with one?

Please leave your response as a comment or send me an email. Once everyone has had a chance to discuss, I will publish an edited summary.

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, August 6, 2021

More Online Shopping

Ron's birthday is coming up and I've been wondering what to get him. In view of the continuing need for isolation in these covidial times, one of these shirts might be appropriate.


Maybe I'll order them all!

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Cooking up a storm

Our garden is flourishing and the zucchini plants are full of green and yellow beauties. What to do with all this bounty? There are two dozen zucchini muffins from last year still in the freezer, but yesterday I whipped up another batch. I have also made zucchini chocolate cake, zucchini fritters, zucchini stew, and tonight's main course is a zucchini rollup. The rest will go to friends and neighbours until they holler "Stop!"

Recipes of the past sometimes resulted in dishes that we wouldn't dream of eating today.

Yum yum.

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, August 2, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for August 1

Which hurts more: the hand or the bottom?

Jack: My bottom, my wife uses a bath brush.

Bernie: My spanker has complained about her hand hurting even when I'm barely warmed up. It makes for a quick trip to the toy drawer.

Wendel: Thinking it has to do with how you spank. We spank bare bottom so there is nothing in the way. I can spank for a long time without it bothering my hand so I am pretty sure the Misses’ bottom hurts a lot more. Maybe if I had to go through a pair of jeans my hand might hurt more. 

Rosco: I don’t think Irene has ever used her hand. It wouldn’t be effective (though she did spend much of the last two days working hard with a shovel).

She has arthritis, so we’ve had to find round- rather than flat-handled whips and paddles. And she’s had to learn to swing the quirt so there’s no backlash.

Having said all that, her spankings are deliciously intense on the bottom end.

Roz: Rick always used to say that with a hand spanking,as much as his hand is spanking my bottom, my bottom is also spanking his hand.

KDPierre: I'm sorry if this sounds cold, but I think this a "duh" issue. If a spanker's hand ends up hurting more than the targeted behind it just serves the spanker right for missing the obvious solution. It's like not using an oven mitt to take the roast out of the oven: you got burned? well......duh. Life lesson. LOL

A hand spanking does nothing to me. Nothing. Zip. If a spanker INSISTS that they can get through to me with just their hand, despite me warning them to reconsider, then I have zero sympathy if they end up more punished than me. Fortunately I know of none in my life who stuck with their hand for very long. And if it's a M/f "macho thing"? LOL even less sympathy. It's like in the days before GPS when a lost male refused to ask for directions. You get what you deserve. ;-)

A.J.: Met this fun woman years ago. Loved being spanked.

First time I had her otk, I hand spanked her first over her jeans, then panties, then bare.
Her reaction? Zero. Could have been doing a crossword puzzle.
Her bottom? Barely a light pink.
So I doubled down!


Bare bottom - doubled down again! Really smacking her hard and fast!

Nothing. NOTHING!

After about 200-300 good smacks I had to stop - because my hand hurt!!

How bad? I spanked her on Tuesday and my hand was still sore, SWOLLEN, and BRUISED on Saturday. Four days later! Literally, the palm of my right hand had turned a bit of black and blue, and I was forced into coming up with some lie should a friend ask, "How did you get that bruise on your hand?" (My lie: Playing handball. Bad glove.)

I told her how sore my hand was after, and she said it was because she was Asian and Asians have bottoms "like leather." Her words. (Not sure if that is a universal truth. More "research" is required - and I'm ready to do my part)

Next time, I told her, I might have to use some "tool" and had her, as a fun exercise, to go though the things in her apartment and find something that I can use to spank her. (That was fun! Her looking into everything wearing only a t-shirt! Cute as it was funny. You had to be there.) She had a small paddle, a hairbrush, of course a belt, and a fierce looking bath brush. I opted for the hairbrush, but since she too liked the bare hand, I used it sparingly. 

Prefectdt: It depends on who is doing the spanking. The hardest hand spankings, that I have ever received were from a Dutch, professional, disciplinarian called Femke Vandendijk. She defeated my rear end with nothing but her hand and her palm was never even pink afterwards. But a couple of weeks ago, I got a hand spanking, that did not make it to the end of the second minute, because the spankers hand was hurting too much. I suspect this is all to do with experience and how hardy the spanker's hand has become.

Valerie: In my case, it's my bottom! My husband will switch to an implement if his hand starts to hurt. Hair brush, bath brush, wooden spoon, etc! Saves his hand but not my butt. 

Anon: I agree with KD's comments. In my case, my wife uses a wooden paddle I made for her, and, naturally, it hurts my bottom and not her hand. Fine with me since I liked to be spanked.

Hermione: Ron never uses his hand, but if he did I suspect that my bottom would still end up hurting more.

That's all, folks!
From Hermione's Heart