Sunday, July 31, 2022

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #446

We picked our first three cherry tomatoes yesterday, along with some small yellow zucchini. (I only grow the yellow variety now because it's harder for them to hide and grow to the size of footballs.) The rabbits seem to ignore these yummy veggies, but are still snacking on the marigold blossoms, so the garden isn't as colourful as usual.

Now on to today's topic, which is an oldie but a goodie.

What is your favourite spanking implement? What are the characteristics that make it so special?

Please leave your response as a comment. You are welcome to remain anonymous. Once everyone has had an opportunity to join in the discussion, I will publish an edited summary.

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Say What?

Sometimes the translation into English doesn't go exactly as planned. But you get the meaning, right? 

 Or maybe not.

I blame Google Translate.

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, July 25, 2022

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for July 24

What do think you look like when spanking/being spanked? Also thoughts about Morningstar's passing.

Bonnie: Oh my. That's really sad news. Events like this always make me reflect.

As for this week's question, my answer is a definitive no. Thanks to Randy's photographs and videos, I know exactly how I look at my worst moments. I scrunch up my face. squeeze my eyes, and grit my teeth as he wails on my other end. It's not pretty. 

Jack: I have the look of a little boy hoping that 'Mommy' will not spank. My wife enjoys that look, but reminds me she he no longer my wife but my Mommy and Mommy knows that look so very well. When I see the bath brush, my look is pleading, facing the wall afterwards my face is a very sorry little boy look.

Jean Marie: Thank you for keeping us all informed, Hermione, even though this time it was sad news. I confess that this news really took the wind out of my sails!

I used to live in a place that had a large sliding mirrored door on the closet. I was made well aware of what both my facial cheeks and my bottom cheeks looked like throughout many punishments. I'm not a fan of having to see myself as I'm spanked, but it hammers home my submission. I can speak from experience that ones' face during ecstasy and during agony are very similar, if not identical.

Take care, everyone! Live each day to the fullest, try to keep a gratitude attitude. I enjoy blogging and have many of you to thank for that!

Roz: Thank you for letting us know Hermione, the news took the wind out of my sails too. Very sad to read this. My heart and thoughts go out to Sir Steve, the lil one and family.

As for this week's question. Thankfully I don't see myself during a spanking, and wouldn't want to. My face would be screwed up and eyes squeezed shut though.

Rick: RIP Morningstar, I was a regular reader. You will be missed by many. Condolences to your family.

Wendel: The Misses and myself said a prayer and lit a candle for Morningstar and family today in the local church. Cancer sucks. Let's all say a prayer that a cure will be found soon.

As for the topic: The Misses installed full length mirrors in our bedroom and the extra bedroom so she can see herself fully dressed when we go out. The downside (or upside) is that we can see the spankings that are given in those rooms. I do enjoy seeing myself smacking her bottom and seeing her squirm in the mirror. 

Prefectdt: Put a candle in the window last night for morningstar and raised a glass to her, as is the custom of my family. I can't believe that she is gone already. It was so quick. Thank you for letting us know of her passing, Hermione.

I have had many "Pay to play" sessions where the premises of the Top concerned were well adorned with mirrors. My thoughts have ranged from such things as "I need to diet again" through to "When did I get so old". I do feel that, facially, I do not wince as much in real life as I think that I do in my imagination.

Ronnie: I was gutted to hear about Morningstar. Her family are in our thoughts.

Face screwed up and eyes squeezed tightly shut. 

Midwest Reader: Re Morningstar: may her memory be a blessing.

For the question:
Probably pretty silly. Generally I am a 50-something man who is still tall but no longer slim being spanked by 20-ish models in top physical and beautification condition. I imagine I look more than a bit ridiculous but fortunately none have ever said anything about it ;-) 

Barrel: So sad. Yes, cancer sucks as I know too well. Grace and peace to the family and friends.

I tend to focus on regular breathing, so I am pretty sure my mouth is open, with hard breathing and during a session, I tend to drool a bit. Doesn’t sound very romantic does it?

Rosco: Not that we’d ever do it, but Irene has opined that her lectures and spankings are more provocative than the stuff we’ve watched online occasionally. She likes to dress up and sometimes changes clothes two or three times during a “session”.

Sometimes I’ll try to look at her while she’s whipping me, but mostly I just listen to what she says and try to anticipate the next blow and breathe accordingly.

I don’t imagine I’m much to look at, but Irene will often make me look at myself in the mirror after a spanking.she wants me to look myself in the eye and also at my red bottom. Sometimes she’ll ask me if I’ve learned my lesson- usually a trick question.

Hermione: No mystery there. My face is scrunched up and my eyes are squeezed shut. 

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #445


One of own is gone. Morningstar passed away peacefully yesterday, after a heroic battle with cancer. I am gutted. Her blog was one I read faithfully every day, and I considered her a close friend, even though we had never met. Rest in peace, dear friend. Sir Steve and lil one, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Now on to the business at hand. Let's all send a big thank you to A.J., who suggested the topic for today.

Have you ever wondered what you look like while giving or getting a spanking? Describe what you think your facial expression and posture would be, and anything else you think might be eye-catching or unusual.

Please leave your response to the question as a comment below. Feel free to leave a memory of Morningstar as well, if you knew her or read her blog. Once everyone has had an opportunity to join in the discussion, I will publish an edited summary.

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Anyone for a Bigger Bum?

If your bottom is on the small side and you need more area to be spanked, here are a few solutions.


Has anyone tried one of these remedies? Did it work?

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, July 18, 2022

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for July 17

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #444

In the comments section of a recent post, one of Bonnie's readers asked her a question. I agreed to share the question here so that you, dear readers, might be able to help. 

Do you know of any safe, reliable website or app where one could meet people who share an interest in spanking or being spanked?  There were were several such sites in the past, but they are no longer active. 

Can you help this reader find a safe way to make connections and possibly meet up with an appropriate partner? If so, please leave your response as a comment, and I will publish a, edited summary of our discussion.


Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Butt Masks

Butt masks - who knew? Apparently they are all the rage. Applying a butt mask to your butt promotes skin elasticity, tightens loose skin and helps defy gravity. Some of them are specially formulated to help with butt acne. Here are just a few: 


Do they work? Here's one woman's opinion.

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, July 11, 2022

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for July 10

Here are your thoughts on an imaginary Uber spanking service app.

Anon: Yes, I would utilize both the giving and receiving services. Can I sign up today?

Roz: LoL, now there's a thought. I wonder how popular it would be? Perhaps more so than we might think.

I wouldn't. To me spanking is an intimate act and one I only indulge in with my partner.

Mark: I would definitely give it a try, and use if any good. I think that my wife would use them as well... "you know, you've really pissed me off this morning, I'm calling Uber cos I can't be bothered with you".
I can just imagine her criticising the service supplied too..."I'm paying good money for this, you need to try harder, he's not feeling it, the way you're going I'll be giving you a one star rating!"

I didn't think of joining Uber as a service provider, but it sounds like a lot more fun than delivering food or drinks!

Bonnie: Probably not for me, for the reason Roz cites, but I would be eager to hear patron reviews. I'd love to see a safe, reliable option for spankos without a regular partner.

Prefectdt: O yes, please, :) Where do I get the APP?

As Sir Thomas Beecham said, "Try everything once, except incest and Morris dancing"

Bernie: What would happen if your "driver" rated you poorly?

Jean Marie: On the one hand, I agree with Roz & Bonnie that spanking is an intimate act with a dynamic best shared between two lovers.
But on the other hand, if you don't have a lover, I think it's unfair to be denied this transcendent experience. Even if it is not within the relationship confines that define the best circumstances, a spanking in and of itself can be a very fun and thrilling, giggling and tearful, painful and healing experience. It would be a better world with a spanking Uber app in it; I wish it were so!

Simon: The problem is that you have to rate the service and imagine how disappointed you would be if you only got one star (although a palm symbol might be better).

Barrel: Mmmmmaybe. Without question I prefer the connection and intimacy with my wife. However, there are times when spanking is the furthest thing from her mind which does not align with my top of mind thinking. It would be then that I might consider it. I doubt I would have the courage to hit the send request, but it would be comforting to know it was there if we agreed that is our second best option.
The other thing I would need is to be able to accept who the Uber driver would be. I know for a fact not everybody I have ridden with would work to provide that service.

WendelJones: I would say no. I like the intimacy of spanking the Misses rather than a stranger. 

Graham: It doesn't seem that much different than hiring a pro dom, which lots of folks have done many times. And it certainly could be more convenient!

Of course, it's always better to have an actual lover, but we all know that's not always possible for everyone.

Jack: No, my wife looked at me when I mentioned this, the look was LOUD AND CLEAR NO.

Hermione: I wouldn't have the need for one because my "SpankerRon app works just fine. But such a service would be wonderful for someone who doesn't have a resident spanker, or spankee for that matter. There would be the option of taking you to the designated spanker/spankee of your choice, or having the same transported to your home. (Let's put safety considerations aside for the sake of this fantasy.)

Rosco: Well, I am a male submissive, so I'll think of this as "Dominatrix on Demand". And Irene and I are monogamous, so she needs to be in control but I am allowed a little fantasy, so here goes:

I am "in the mood" and asking Irene for a little pussy. She is not in the mood, she is busy. I persist. She tells me to go away, then goes to some app on her phone.

A few minutes later, the doorbell rings. I answer. It is a serious looking, attractive, well-dressed woman in a knee length skirt. Who is she?

Irene comes to the door. "Thank you for coming so quickly," she says, "please come in."

"Just spank him soundly, long and hard, then put him in the corner," adds Irene before leaving the room.

The woman orders me to take my pants and underwear off and proceeds to thrash my bottom. Finally, after I am crying and begging for mercy, she escorts me coldly to the corner and instructs me not to move. I don't. A half hour later, she walks over, digs her fingernails into my tender bottom, bites my ear and loudly whispers that if she has to come back, the next time will be harsher.

The woman leaves. Irene returns to the room. Suddenly she is in the mood.

Stay safe, everyone!

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #443

It's a lovely summer day where I live, but A few of our family members have temporarily relocated to the Southern Hemisphere, so they are enjoying a second winter. Summer or winter, it's always time for a good discussion about spanking. Let's have fun with today's topic, suggested by our good friend Bonnie.

If Uber offered a spanking service app, would you try it?

Please leave your response, serious or otherwise, as a comment below. Once everyone has had a chance to think about it and voice their opinion, I will publish an edited summary of our discussion.

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

There's Always the Grocery Store

Our vegetable garden didn't get off to the best start this year. We had a huge amount of rain plus the snow melt, and it's impossible to till the soil or plant in three inches of standing water. When the bed finally dried out I planted peas, but it was too late. Peas need cool weather, and we had already transitioned into very hot days. So the poor peas grew about four inches then turned brown at the bottom. They never even made it up to the netting before the rabbits nibbled them away.

We have a rabbit problem. Our neighbour next door has what could politely be called a natural garden. It's totally wild and unkempt, with weeds in an old raised bed that grow taller then I can reach. The fallen weeds have built up over the years to be a safe haven and nesting place for bunnies. Our dogs can see the nest through the fence, and are intrigued. Mama bunny comes into our yard each evening to pick up take-out from our garden. She has polished off the carrots, the beets, the radishes and the leaves of the broccoli plants (she left the stalks). She also ate all the blossoms off the marigolds, planted in the vegetable bed for insect control.

So what's left? Tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, winter squash, onions and garlic, all apparently not on the rabbit shopping list. It rained all day yesterday, and I swear the cucumber plants have doubled in size. The marigolds have new buds. 

So all is not lost, although there are some empty spots in the garden. I regret the loss of the root crops, but there's always the grocery store. Or better still, Walmart.


Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Monday, July 4, 2022

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for July 3


What role does the spankee play in preparing for the spanking?

 Jean Marie: Generally, it's shared responsibilities with no one having assigned duties in my relationships.
If it is a mutually-agreed-upon disciplining, we'll both make sure the scene is set. If he is springing a unscheduled spanking on me, my Top will make sure he has what's needed.
I remember one time when a one-night-stand ordered me to "fetch the implement you think you need to be punished with." I smirkingly brought back a feather duster. He got the last laugh by spanking me extra hard, then inserting the handle of that feather duster for me to hold (without hands) during cornertime.

Anon 1: I take care of everything. I make sure it is easy for her to give me the spanking I need. I lay out the hairbrush-shaped paddle and wait in the corner with my bare bottom on display. Then she makes me tell her why I am getting spanked before taking me over her knee and blistering my butt. At least in my dreams that is how it goes.

Doug: I prepare everything: pillows on the bed, a paddle on a nearby dresser, with myself laying on the pillows, waiting for a hard bare-bottom spanking. Afterwards, I thank my wife for the spanking. 

Wendel: The spanker usually gets everything ready. Sometimes I make the Misses bring the paddle to me. I love the look of anguish on her face when she presents the paddle for her spanking. 

Mark: I prepare everything too. The spanking may occur in different places and with different implements but my wife tells me how it is going to be and I must make it happen.
The only difference is if I ask for a spanking, the implement can be of my choice... but I still get everything ready.

Roz: In general Rick usually retrieves implements etc.

Ronnie: P gets everything he needs. Occasionally he will ask me to bring him a particular implement.

Bernie: I'd say it's about 50/50. While I'm expected to arrange pillows, etc., My wife usually gets the implements and anything else she deems necessary.

Once in a while, it's up to me to get everything ready. I'll be sent back to the toy drawer, if the number of implements or their variety is insufficient. Getting sent for more portends a longer, more severe spanking.

One way, or the other, it's great!

Alan: My wife generally likes to choose the implements she will use. Sometimes she will order me to present it to her. This is more likely with an unplanned or "on the spot" spanking.

A.J.: No set plan as it is too spontaneous and never a ritual. The only thing, maybe, is "that look*" on the spanker's face, and "that look" on the spankee's!

The only other might be to keep that tush in spankable condition!

* And by "look" I mean with a bit of a devilish and SUBTLE smile. 

Rosco: I like to pretend spankings are nonconsensual - that I am indeed being punished. So I have encourage Irene to order me to get out the implements and straps (usually I am tied down).

Other times, Irene puts me in the corner, or on a hard chair in her dark closet, while she gets stuff out.

Our code is for me to complain if I want a spanking. The more I complain or say I don't need or deserve it, the harder and longer it will be. If I am not up for it (rare), I say "can we do this later".

Barrel: My answer depends on the spanking. If it is to be a lead up to intimacy, my wife will select the implement(s). These tend to be 30 to 60 swings and all I have to do is bend over her lap or the end of the bed. If we have planned a session, I am to set everything up. This includes a bench at the end of our bed onto which I stack pillows then cover with towels. Restraints for my ankles, thighs, waist and wrists. I am to lay out two delrin canes, leather strap, tawse, riding crop and rubber paddle from which she will choose and rotate. We have a breathable ball gag that we sometime use when she plans an extended thrashing with the canes, which I dread the most.

After a session, I am uneasy on my feet when arising from the bench, but so relieved and relaxed.

I love all the variety in the responses so far. Thanks for asking my question and all the interesting answers.

Prefectdt: Well, mostly these days I get in my camper van, drive the distance required and find a camp site. Then the day after, I get on my folding bike and cycle to the venue with a bag full of toys and hope in my heart. :)

Anon 2: Since my spankings are strictly punishment no intimacy of any kind I am required to figure out how to get the tiny metal thimble locked on.

Hermione: Ron does most of the preparation, including putting the dogs away, turning down the lights, and choosing the weapons of ass destruction for the day. I am allowed to choose another implement, the I bare my bottom and bend over the end of the bed.

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends. Stay safe, everyone!

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #442

On Friday we celebrated Canada Day to commemorate the unification of four separate provinces into the country of Canada. There was music and dancing, and fireworks at night which our dogs totally ignored, to our great relief.

Now on to our discussion topic, suggested by regular brunch attendee Barrel.

What role does the spankee play in getting ready for the spanking, like readying the implements, placing cushions or towels or laying out restraints or gags?

Please leave your response as a comment. Once everyone has had the opportunity to join in the conversation (don't everyone speak at once:) I will publish an edited summary of our conversation.

Glory to Ukraine

From Hermione's Heart