Sunday, October 31, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #407

Trick or treat! It's that time of year when armed bands of small children roam from house to house demanding protection money (at least, that's the way it seemed to Paul Stookey.) This week, Midwest Reader will introduce our topic.

"My spouse and I like to travel and have browsed antique stores in almost every region of North America and a few places in the UK. Many of these have been in small rural towns and smaller but old cities, and a lot of the pieces to be seen in the remoter areas are from the 1850-1960 era. Yet I have only once in 35 years observed something that might have been a vintage spanking paddle, even in the stores that had specific school displays. I have seen a few in museums, so along with stories from my relatives who grew up in the 40s-60s I think they did exist."

Has anyone observed such an object at an antique or resale shop? If not, what do you think happened to them? Were they all destroyed? Taken home by the last teacher to use them as mementos? 

Let's have fun with this one, folks. What do you think could have happened to all those paddles, rulers and straps? Leave your response as a comment, and I will publish an edited summary of our conversation.

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Escape to the Dungeon

Every evening we watch a recorded episode of Escape to the Country, a British program that features a person, couple or family in search of the perfect country home, complete with a large kitchen/diner, a wood burner, a nice garden (big, but not too big), and "character". Luckily, England, Scotland and Wales have plenty of such homes.

I always wonder if the prospective homeowners ever stumble across family secrets. The cameras whisk past some of the rooms, and the buyers are told later to explore on their own, without the cameras. Might they possibly stumble upon a spanking bench, a St, Andrew's cross, or even a pair of handcuffs? What exactly is that snug used for, and why is a hairbrush prominently displayed in every bedroom?

A recurring feature of each hour-long show is a visit to some establishment that reflects a buyer's interest, like an alpaca farm, brewery or dairy. On a recent episode, a couple was taken to meet a wood carver and helped carve a wooden spatula. The finished product was really quite good, and they were  allowed to take it home as a souvenir.

Do you think they tried it out in their hotel room that night?
From Hermione's Heart

Monday, October 25, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for October 24

What is the link between spanking and sexuality for you?

Fred: Spanking is SEX for me, they are totally intertwined.

Red: We fit in both camps. Sex after spanking in some cases, but not at other times. Tends to be that if a spanking is for a reason and Cindy is perturbed, then the spanking is now real, and sex waits a day or two or three, when it is fabulous. We do spanking for discipline, and other times for fun!

Roz: Spanking and sex for us are almost always intertwined. Nowdays spanking is always part of sex. When we had an active dynamic there were various scenarios. Spanking for play, foreplay and discipline or role affirmation which didn't incorporate sex immediately afterwards, but sex often followed some time later.

Wendel: Sex occurs with or without a spanking. Sometimes we just like to get a good spanking. 

Jeanie: This question arose for me because I once agreed to a spanking session with a dear, older gentleman. He was very strict, which thrilled me immensely. He ordered me to strip and stand before him completely nude for an eternity in the center of his living room while the elastic imprints in my skin from my undies disappeared, then he helped me across his knee and paddled the holy hell out of  my poor bottom. When it was over, I was so ready for a sexual romp. I made an overture to kiss him, and he turned me back over his knee for another set of spanks, lecturing me throughout the very painful duration that sex and spanking were not related. This only made me desire burn hotter, as did the corner-time I was sentenced to endure without touching my aroused sex at all. When that half hour had elapsed (while he sat  in the center of the room and stared at my flaming bottom), I was told to get dressed and to go home. I got dressed and got into my car, drove around the block, and masturbated fervently in the dark. I honestly would not have cared if anyone saw me; I was powerless not to do so. I remember whispering over and over, "You're SO wrong!" as I climaxed. He phoned me a few days later, expressing an interest in seeing me again. I had to say no. (I've wondered ever since if he knew that denial turned me on all the more, if he did this for that reason.)

Spanking has ALWAYS been inexorably linked to my sexuality. Like that song, "Love and Marriage," I can't have one without the other. I am very happy with this link. But I discovered through this isolated experience that it is not for everyone. So, I wondered about others.
Prefectdt: Sex and spanking has happened for me, but only on a very few occasions. It is not my main focus and I am usually just seeking spanking fun and games. I find mixing sex and spanking difficult because although I am a spanko submissive, I am quite dominant, during sexual activities. And like for many male spankees, spanking makes Mr Stiffy go away.
Anon: CP is punishment only. My behavior is reviewed every Thurs. and if she decides a Sat. razor strapping is needed, then the cage goes on during the review and stays until we get home from church Sun. and I've orally brought wife to orgasm. 
Jack: Interesting question, I found spankings sexually fullfilling. Single, I would buy magazines, videos and masturbate alone in my apartment. I soon was looking only at the F/m spankings and creating stories of me being a naughty and getting a spanking from a girlfriend, wife. I was seeing an wonderful girl, my age, I kept my spankings a secret. Well she found my magazines and videos, and I tried to explain. She surprised me, she understood, but masturbating she said that needed to stop, and stop now. It was when she said she was going to give me a spanking I just stood there, did not know what to do. She pulled my pants, underpants down and over her lap I went. Her hand stung, and when she stopped, she pulled a hairbrush from her purse. I was soon kicking, pleading, and my bare bottom was stinging, very warm. I was rubbing it and she asked well is that what you want. I looked at her and said Yes, I need someone to understand me. She smiled, said to face the wall.
We are married, spankings are not for sexual pleasure, but she knows that spankings are what I need from time to time. So don't know if it really is sexual for me or just needing a woman to address my behavior at times. 
Morningstar: Spanking is rarely mixed with sex in our house. We have tried... well Sir Steve tried but it didn't feel "right" to him....

So sex and spanking are different activities for different days and times
Baxter: I have found that having sex and my wife whacking my bottom with a belt is simply amazing. The issue with that is the belt feels wonderful as my bottom warms up, but too much can make the erection quickly go down. But usually a spanking precedes sex and once going, the sex is great as is the ending. 
KDPierre: I have frequently used the analogy of kissing to describe spanking. Just as there are countless motives and situations which all end up with what can technically described a 'kiss', from the parental, to greeting, to respectful, to playful, flirty, daring, to sexually passionate, so too with spanking. As fellow fetishists to some degree, we should easily understand that nothing is just what it seems on the surface, but rather what we make it, or with what meaning we imbue it with. 
Bonnie: Fred summarized our view quite well: Spanking IS sex. Bottom warming and intercourse are virtually always blended in some fashion.
Rosco: For Irene and me, all spanking is sexual - even if sometimes sex does not follow for a day or two.

The spankings are mostly for some imagined transgressions where I am caught peeking up girls’ skirts or in the girls’ locker room. These are fantasies of mine that Irene has adopted and embellished. Our sexual relationship has revolved over 40+ years, and got markedly kinkier after the kids left home.
Hermione: The thought of spanking always turns me on, but actually being spanked is not arousing at the time. Afterwards, it's different, and I an ready for intercourse. At the moment, spanking is always a prelude to sex, though at one time, it wasn't. Due to physical issues, spankings were standalone affairs, just because I enjoyed them. Sex did not follow, and I was fine with that.
Thank you all for sharing your feelings with the group.

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #406

Here we are again, eagerly awaiting a lovely meal and good conversation. Our good friend Jeanie came up with this week's topic, and I will let her describe it in her own words.

"I'm very interested in the different individual's link between sexuality and spanking. How many people are purists who never mix a sexual expression with spanking? Is it purely punishment for you? How many are sensualists, for whom spanking may be foreplay for sex? How many enjoy playing with the dynamic between the two, maybe by punishing the naughty bottom for some sexual escapade?"

Please leave your response as a comment, or send me an email. I'll publish an edited summary of our conversation once everyone has had a chance to speak.

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday FAIL

I've been AWOL for the past few days, working on a volunteer project, but I'm back now. While I head to the kitchen to whip up a batch of goodies for tomorrow's brunch, check out these cooking FAILs.

Ordering out might be a better option.

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, October 18, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for October 17

Spanking in a car? Read on:

Anon 1: Only done it once, and over clothes, as we were in a small mall, on the side of a still open restaurant (with the employee door 15 yards away, and some came and went).

I was driving a compact car, ordered the spankee on passenger side to push her car seat all the way up, as did I. Told her to join me in back seat, me on drivers side, so she went otk over my right knee. She then went otk for the next 10 minutes or so. I positioned her so her butt was in the center of the back seat, and she was just 5'4' with short legs. I had enough room that I could get my arm shoulder high or so, and had room to spare w/o hitting either front seat or the door.

That allowed enough room to maneuver that she told me after using the rest room at the (other) restaurant 1 mile away we were going to, that her butt matched the red upholstered seats at the one we got sundaes at. We stopped at a different strip mall after for a shorter, same style top up session.

Anon 2: I actually spanked an amazing woman this afternoon in the back seat of my four door truck. I have to admit I was worried but she assured me she had done it before and everything would be alright. She was right it was one of the most mind-blowing experiences of my life. It was so much fun. She not only has a world-class bottom that can take one heck of a spanking, she has one of the most amazing souls I have every met. Did I say how much fun it was. I wanted it to never end and I wish I could see her tomorrow and everyday after. All I can say is thank you and wow! 

Roz: We have tried it a few times, both over clothes and a naked bottom, always in secluded places.

It definitely has its limitations. We have tried both putting the front passenger seat back down and lying on the seat and otk on the back seat. The latter being more effective.

Bonnie: It's not easy to spank in a car and harder still to do it well. Even when we were younger and more flexible, spankings delivered inside a conventional passenger car were seldom satisfying - an appetizer at best. A spanking in a limousine, however, was quite satisfactory.

A big SUV seems like it ought to have enough room in the back, but there isn't much swinging space. In such cases, a short implement like a hairbrush (a solid wooden one, not the cheap kind that always break) works best. The back of a van or box truck is perfect, as long as you park it in a secluded spot.

The other option is to get out of your vehicle, again preferably in a private location. One of my all-time most memorable spankings was a hard paddling I accepted while bent over the hood of my then-fiance's Vega. We followed a tractor road back into a field of tall corn. The tailgate of a pickup is another good spanking venue. That one has a delicious traditional country corporal punishment feel. Drop them Daisy Dukes!

Wendel: I tried spanking the Misses in the front seat. I did get a few good smacks but ultimately it was a fail. There was not enough room to get good swings for the spanks. The back seat work better. I could get her across my lap and had a bit more space for the spanking. 

Does tailgating count as in the car? On a few occasions when we go hiking we administered bare bottom whippings to each other while bent over the open tailgate. Obviously in secluded spots.

Prefectdt: I have never been in a spanking situation in a car. Nor have I in my camper van, but I would like to try it. The bed would be good, for a lay over the lap OTK spanking. The swivelling chairs, in the cab area, would also be good for a more traditional OTK. The dining table could be bent over for anything requiring a short swing, slipper, spoon, things like that. Long swing items, like canes and floggers, would be out of the question, though. Noise would be an issue on a campsite, so finding a park up in a quiet country lane might be better.

Del: It might be more common than thought. I think some women like to spank out of doors. We have done it several times but not for a while. The first was with people in the house. She made me ride with her out to an old logging road where she parked, ordered me into the back seat and soon joined me, picking up the clothes brush she ALWAYS kept in the glove compartment. She bared me completely and it was very embarrassing but probably not much chance of being seen out there. She used that spot several times when we needed a private spot and as far as I know we were never seen. It was embarrassing and a little scary but she loved it. 

We also back in the day had a couple of spankings administered while driving somewhere. She always stopped the car when she reached that point and ordered me into the back seat where I had to get bare from the waist down and wait for her to find a safe spot. Except for one time it was always a rest area along the highway where she would park away from other cars and quickly join me in the back seat. It was all over in 5 or ten minutes and no one saw us as far as I know but we could have been heard. It was good for me to know she would do it if I provoked her enough and it was more private than I thought it would be. But the embarrassment of sitting bare in the back seat stayed with me. She still carries that clothes brush in the glove compartment and would still use it if I provoked her.

A.J.: Like Bonnie said, "It's not easy to spank in a car." So, no - except this ONE time...

Took my then spanking-GF to dinner - in February. A BITTERLY cold night. And she was dressed to the nines. Sexy. Silk! Sitting at our table she's talking away about something and I'm not even listening because I'm thinking how beautiful she looked and how I want her over my knee again. She finally notices my inattention and mid-sentence goes, "What? What?"

I just stared and smiled 'that' smile. And then she knew what I was thinking! Gives out an "Oh, God," puts her hand on her face and, "Really..?"

I just smiled using my best imitation of Snidely Whiplash. Just nodded, yes. Tonight. As soon as we get to my place.

Then I told her to go to the ladies room and take off EVERYTHING underneath that dress; bra, panties, hose - all of it. She did. Jammed it into her purse. And then we had dinner! Where she got me all excited! Loved her even more, and she felt herself the seductive slut seducing me.

When we left I told her not to wear her winter coat, but to carry it the few blocks to my car so she can REALLY feel the bitter COLD of that night, hoping she would get all "nippley" (is too a word.)

Into the car and on the road we get about halfway home all excited, and I pull off into a dark and deserted 'scenic overlook'. Too damn cold to open the doors I had her just turn around, lie as best she could over the back of the passenger seat - and pull her dress up offering me her bare bottom. She did, and here's where Bonnie's reality became real: "It's not easy to spank in a car." Jesus; it was just awful. Angles all wrong, the position difficult. It was terrible. A couple of fun slaps foretelling what was to come, a bit of 'exploration,' and that was it.

It was much more fun when we got to my place. Never again tried the car thing. But thanks for bringing up a fun memory.

Ronnie: I've been spanked bending over the bonnet of a car but never inside. Don't think it would work as we are both tall. Would be too uncomfortable.

Barrel: Never have and I doubt we ever will. Too many luxuries while doing it at home. Plus we usually use long implements that wouldn’t fit in a car.

I do have to laugh at Bonnie’s share. I had a Vega too and her reminder of that dog of a car made me laugh.

Graham: Several times when young, usually in the back seat. Was fun at the time, but as adults more comfortable surroundings are favored! 

Hermione: Never tried it, and in our compact car it would be a disaster. It might have been worth a try in the old Grand Prix Ron had when I met him. They were much bigger back then.

Thanks for the drive down memory lane!
From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #405

Welcome, dear friends, to our weekly discussion time. Today's topic was suggested by Bonnie, the queen of spanking bloggers, and you know how creative Bonnie can be.

It's not easy to spank in a car. Have you found an arrangement that works for you? If not, tell us about your failures. If you haven't tried it, would you like to?

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

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday FAIL

If you struggle with grammar, here are a few helpful hints.

Just call me grammar girl!

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Meme from Long Ago

Ronnie reminded me of this meme that I did way back when, and since she shared her answers from then and now, I have done the same. I didn't look to see what I had written in 2009 before I decided on today's answers.

1. I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments. What do you choose?

Produce: Grape tomatoes
Frozen: Dr. Oetker pizza
Dairy: Cheese
Meat: Pork back ribs
Canned Goods: Italian wedding soup

Produce: Mushrooms
Frozen: PC ice cream
Dairy: Cheese
Meat: Chicken thighs
Canned Goods: Italian wedding soup

2. Let's say you're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, what's in your bag?


Comfortable shoes

3. If I were to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 4 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?

"You're absolutely right."
"Whatever you say, Sir."
I learned something today; I can go home now."
"When do you want it?"

"Whatever you like."
"Sounds good to me."
"Dinner's ready."
"It's your turn to take the puppy out."

4. So, what 4 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do them, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?

Eat breakfast
Kiss Ron good-bye and hello
Read my email
Laugh at the dogs

Play games on the iPad.
Watch shows recorded on the PVR.
Eat breakfast.
Visit my favourite blogs.

5. You're driving down the road, and suddenly you're hit with this sense of road rage. What 3 factors probably contributed to it?

I've never had road rage. I'm a patient and cautious driver, so I'm sure I've inspired road rage in many others.

I never get road rage. I'm very patient and careful.

6. You just scored a whole afternoon to yourself. We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?

Read spanking blogs
Bake something yummy
Do a logic puzzle or Sudoku
Write some blog posts
Read a book

Play games on the iPad.
Prepare some posts for the blog.
Bake something yummy.
Binge watch some favourite tv shows.
Tackle the pile of mending.

7. We're going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?

I haven't been to a zoo since I was a child, and I loved to visit the goats, peacocks, and bears.

I don't believe in zoos. Wild animals should not be kept in cages.

8. You just scored tickets to the taping of any television show of your choice. You can pick 4, so what are you going to see?

Restaurant Makeover
Coronation Street
Kitchen Nightmares
Canada's Worst Handyman

Dragon's Den
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Great British Bake-off
Escape to the Country

9. You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?  

Chocolate fudge brownie
Tiger tail (orange and licorice)
Rocky road

Chocolate with loads of peanut butter and chocolate chips
Chocolate with loads of caramel and chocolate chips (both are President's Choice brand)

10. Somebody stole your purse/wallet. In order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?

A letter from my chiropodist
A card with the number of my printer cartridge on it
Plastic penny holder
A note with directions to a mall in a nearby town
Bottle of hand sanitizer

Health card
Proof of vaccination
Key to the church sacristy
Driver's licence
PC Optimum card

11. You are at a job fair, and are asked in what areas you are interested in pursuing a career. Let's pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?  

Professional mime
Copy editor for a big newspaper
Paint stirrer tester
Porn control officer at the Canada-US border

Copy editor
Concert pianist
Dressage expert

12. If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?

Relax, smile, and be friendly.
Love and happiness will come in time.
Follow your dream, but figure out what it is first.
Don't be afraid to take risks.

Decide what you enjoy most and stick to it, no matter what.
Smile more and be friendly.
Don't be so self-conscious. Nobody's looking at you.
Do your best and be proud of it.

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, October 11, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for October 10

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers. We have much to be thankful for here in the Great White North. Covid is finally on the decline, vaccines are plentiful, and the stores and restaurants are open once more.

Are lectures a part of your spankings?

Bonnie: Yes, sometimes for us. Randy likes to change things up, but he usually adapts his vocalizations to the situation. If it's a sexy spanking, he will talk about that. If the spanking has a more disciplinary theme, he may lecture or scold as he swats. It's weird when he's silent because there's no context for the pain.

KDPierre: There's nearly always some sort of verbal 'preface'. But disciplinary ones are rife with explanation of the issue and feelings. And this isn't just Rosa. Nickki is also a VERY vocal spanker!

Roz: It depends on the nature of the spanking. Back in the day when we had an active dynamic discipline or maintenance spankings were always preceded by a lecture or some conversation. Not so much with sexy spankings.

Rosco: Yes, definitely, 100% of the time as far as I can recall. Never for any real transgression - mostly for things I thought about, or sometimes did as I was growing up.

Irene will catch me peeking at girls in the locker room, or maybe sniffing the panties they’ve left in their gym bags. Or “the girls” will report to her that I was trying to look up their skirts as they walked up the stairs. I’ll tell her they were teasing me and it’s not fair that I get a spanking. Our code is the more I complain about a spanking, the harder and longer it will be.

Irene has adopted my fantasies as her own - more so than I would have ever thought or deserve - and added quite a few delicious and intense embellishments.

For us, spanking would not be at all the same without the lectures.

Wendel: Not really, Sometimes we might comment on the progress of the spanking but no lecturing.

Ronnie: Yes a lot of the time P lectures me during a spanking. Sometimes he spanks me and doesn't say anything, I don't like that.

Prefectdt: Sometimes I get a lecture, sometimes not. It depends on who is spanking me. I tend to go with what the Top wants to do on this issue.

Hermione: Ron is the strong, silent type. He never lectures or says much of anything while he spanks. The lectures happen at other times, though.

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #404

Welcome to our weekly conversation time. This week's topic was suggested by one of my regular brunch guests, Rosco.

Do your spankings ever include some sort of lecture, either before or during? Or does the spanking progress without the spanker saying anything?

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

From Hermione's Heart

Saturday, October 9, 2021

You Completed the Caption

Baxter: She could be thinking of many things. With the falling leaves comes the colder weather and she won't be able to wander around in her bikini outside soon. Or she could be looking at the red leaves, knowing her bottom will match them if she doesn't rake them all up. Or she won't be spanked with saplings but rather a less pliable riding crop or cane. Yes our dear friend Hilda's thoughts are on her behind, as they should be, the naughty wench. 

Rosco: “I know Rosco’s watching, I can feel his naughty eyes. That neighbor boy has scarcely missed a chance to ogle me from behind that window. I know I shouldn’t enjoy teasing him like this but I do. What’ll I do next? I plan to catch him so I can give him a sound spanking, then make him give me a long slow wet kiss between my ample thighs. Oh my, I’m so wet just thinking about it. C’mon Hilda, how can you capture that pouty lad and make him your love slave?”

(With apologies to all those who’d prefer to see Hilda’s big bottom getting spanked)

KDPierre: Taking her ease, she felt a cool breeze, causing a draft, right up her aft. 

Prefectdt: "Is that a Martian tripod coming towards me?"

Sorry, as soon as I saw this image, all that came into my head was the song Forever Autumn. From Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds

Red: The geese are flying south, to enjoy the warmth. I wish that my bottom will have the same warmth soon, and often!

Simon: "It's autumn and freezing so why am I raking the garden in my underwear" thought Hilda.

Rich Person: "All the leaves are fiery red. Why isn't my bottom?

Ronnie: He told me to clean up the leaves and then come inside for my spanking, I hope it's a hard one.

Wendel: My love is going to change the color of my bottom tonight.

Alan: If I just leaf through these leaves, maybe he won't leave tonight without spanking me.

Hermione: He'll never find the paddle under a big pile of leaves. But what if the wind blows? Or if he decides to burn the leaves? Better not try it.
From Hermione's Heart

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Complete the Caption

Our dear friend Hilda is busy with her autumn chores, but her mind seems to be elsewhere. What can she be thinking about?

Complete the caption by leaving a comment. I'll publish your suggestions on Saturday.

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, October 4, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for October 3

Tell us about the build up prior to a spanking.

Jeanie: Back when I was getting regular spankings, the lead-up was a very important element, whether just a verbal hint or an elaborate ritual. I think I have a soft spot in my heart (or some anatomical place) for rituals. They build anticipation. As you suggest, that hint might come long (hours to days) before the actual spanking. If time allowed, I was instructed to go take a shower and be sure to soap-up my naughty parts. My most recent boyfriend LOVED the scents of soap blended with my arousal! 

Sometimes, he'd tell me to fix my hair in a certain way, so that it would be out of my eyes when I was face-down OTK. The thrills were epitomized if my boyfriend were to take control and strip me, take me into the shower by the hand, scrub me himself, braid my hair while sitting on the edge of the bed where I was soon to be punished, then to be pleasured sexually.

Thinking back about this has me both getting excited and getting profoundly sad. I hope life might return to more normalcy where I can freely date again, find a new lover, re-experience these things! If you are in a committed relationship where your needs (and I consider spanking a need) are met, say a little prayer of gratitude for your blessings!
Morningstar: Sir Steve loves to build up the anticipation ..... a LOT!!
When we play publicly he's usually give me a warning like "10 minutes" which means I am to stop socializing and focus on him and what's coming.
At home he will say something like " 30 minutes naked bent over the chair".

As soon as I hear the time frame I get fidgety and excited - and ohhhhhhh so ready!! Anticipation is a wonderful thing!
Bonnie: Yes, often we do. We've been playing this game for so long that a single word can convey an entire scenario. Once we set the scene, we can ad lib from there within well established boundaries.
Rosco: Yes is the short answer.

Generally Irene will instruct me to report for discipline around 5pm. Sometimes she’ll instruct me to get out her toys or what to where. Usually, I’ll try to get there a bit early, take a shower and erase the distractions of the workday from my mind.

I’ll lie down on the bed face up, sometimes with a pair of her worn panties draped over my face and relax. She’ll come in and lecture me about my recalcitrance of one sort or another. She’ll whip or paddle my bottom. Usually she’ll tie me up - sometimes to the bed and sometimes to a chair in her closet. I’ll wait for 10 minutes, 20 minutes or as much as an hour for her to return.

I’ll get a second or third spanking, then she’ll mount my face reverse cowgirl style. I’ll lick her til she comes. She’ll take a few minutes to catch her breath, grabbing me with her sharp fingernails. Them she’ll fuck my lights out.

Roz: Yes there is a build up to spanking and there are various scenarios. Nowadays spanking is always part of sex and if spanking is on Rick's mind there are various clues beforehand, usually body language. Ultimately though, I often find myself quickly bent over the bed lol

Back in the day when we had a DD dynamic and had discipline and maintenance spankings, these were always preceded by a conversation then being told to prepare. In the case of maintenance, that meant naked kneeling.
Prefectdt: Unfortunately, time pressure very often does not allow for pre-spanking rituals. Sometimes they happen, but will vary a lot from spanker to spanker. I nearly always don my man thong, before a spanking, unless instructed not to. That is about the only consistent spanking ritual that I have.
Baxter: There usually is not much pre-spanking talk, other than me asking for one, and she makes it seem like she is put out, and up to the bedroom we go where I offer a paddle or riding crop or long handled shoehorn. I bend over the bed and she starts in and spanks to the prime number she feels is right, always a prime number and that is her thing. But when it is birthday time (our birthdays are two days apart), I always get her birthday spanking and of course mine. There is a bit of build up to it and regardless of the number of spanks, she will go beyond the birthday number to a suitable prime number. This year she is 64 and I am 65. Sore yet happy bottom. 
Barrel: It depends on the type of spanking. If just a prelude to intimacy, then we don’t use much mental or physical prep. However if we have planned a session, the mental build up starts a week in advance. We abstain from any intimacy, and she tells me I need to be spanked, strapped and caned before any lovemaking. She will make me wear panties most of the week, ensuring I am constantly thinking about what will happen. The day of the session, I may be made to wear pantyhose and a plug when we go out for an intimate lunch or appetizers. My wife has gotten really good about talking openly at lunch how she will spank me, what she will use, how long it will go and how hard she will wield her implements. She invariably tells me, that it will be very difficult for me and that she is relishing the build up. At some point she will tell me the moment is at hand and she is ready to culminate all the prep. At that point she will not allow any procrastination or delays and I must follow her orders. She will secure me to the bench at the bottom of our bed and then thrash me to her satisfaction.

Sharing all this is making me ready to beg for just such a session.

Hermione: Since our spankings are always scheduled, you could say I have seven days of build up. The day before, I will usually seek out my favourite stories in the Library of Spanking Fiction to put me in the mood. On the day, I'll mentally run through a couple of scenarios that I like best, so that by the time I'm bent over, I am more than ready to be spanked then loved.

Be prepared is my motto!

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #403

Come on in! You're just in time for brunch. This week, we will discuss what happens before the big event.

Do you use any build up in the prelude to spanking? If so, is the build up verbal like hinting or explaining what is to happen, or physical like going out for an intimate lunch, putting on a special outfit or corner time? How long does build up go on? Minutes, hours or days? Does the spanker ever describe in detail how the spanking will be delivered in order to enhance the mental build up?

My anticipation at hearing your responses is building up right now, so please leave them as comments below or send them by email. Once everyone has had n opportunity to contribute, I will publish an edited summary of our conversation.

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, October 1, 2021

This Side Up

It's been raining off and on for the past two days, so Ron took a look in the crawlspace to make sure the rain hadn't leaked inside. I heard a shout from the basement and went down to find Ron busy shifting boxes away from a large puddle.

"Get the Shop Vac," he cried, so I hopped onto my rolling stool and zoomed to the far corner of the crawlspace where we keep the wet/dry vacuum. I helped move everything out of the wet patch, then noticed that it seemed to be quite far from the nearest wall, where water would normally seep in during an excessive period of rain. Then I had a thought.

"It's from the dehumidifier," I said.

"No," Ron replied. "I just emptied it." But just to make sure, he opened the front of the appliance and pulled out the plastic container that collects the water. It was empty, and it had been put in backwards.

Ron rectified his mistake, and there was no need to vacuum up the puddle. It wouldn't getting any bigger. I thought of making a sign to put on the water container to indicate which way in it should go since the printed arrow obviously wasn't enough.

Here are some signs that managed to get the point across.

From Hermione's Heart