Monday, October 19, 2020

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for October 18

This week we discussed stress-relief spankings, and here's what you said.

Bonnie: There are times when a stress relief spanking is exactly what I need. Randy is surprisingly perceptive about such matters and will sometimes offer a stress relief session before I fully realize that's what I require. For me, a good stress relief spanking is firm and fast, though fairly short in duration. Randy tends to use a solid wooden hairbrush or paddle on such occasions. There is an element of shock while it's happening and I definitely feel the burn for a while afterward. Appropriate aftercare is an important component of any stress relief spanking.

I find that a sore bottom is a small price to pay for the welcome return of emotional peace.

Wendel: Hiking is our stress relieve. We get far away from everything. No phones, cars, Tvs. Most times we pack a paddle so if we find secluded spot the spankings commence. It is quite relaxing getting paddled in the forest or by a water fall or stream on the top of a mountain. Painful but relaxing. 

Roz: Date night is our best stress relief. Rick has only occasionally spanked for stress relief. I have definitely found it helps.

 Rosco: Spanking and associated activities are not my only ways to relieve stress, but they’re the most prominent.

Irene will often whip or paddle me soundly, with a bit of a lecture, then tie me to the bed and leave me for up to an hour or so. Usually I’ll drift off into a blissful nap, until I heard her footsteps returning. Another spanking, more lecture, and she will climb aboard for some reverse cowgirl cunnilingus, followed by intercourse. It’s relaxing and fulfilling at the same time.

We vary the routine sometimes but both seem to thrive with the usual. Go figure.

Ronnie: Walking relieves my stress but spanking also does. A stress spanking is shorter in length than other spankings. P delivers it fast and usually with a paddle It certainly helps.

Alan: My wife doesn't administer stress spankings as such. But when I am really stressed I can act out, become curt or unpleasant or disrespectful. She doesn't have much patience with this because she knows a spanking will end it but she usually gives me at least one warning before she acts.The warnings do actually work sometimes but when they don't she takes more direct action and the stress is always replaced with a calmness. So in that sense I do get spanked for stress relief but its my own behavior that causes it.

 A.J. A few years back some stress got to me and I wound up thinking, because I had not had one in quite a while, that what I needed was some otk time to relieve it. The bad part? I was on travel, away from anyone who could give me one.

But I thought it interesting that that thought came to me. Does it work? I don't know, but I thought it would and I always feel different after getting one. The mind being focused elsewhere...

My first girlfriend into spanking loved to be spanked because it was sexy. And so did I, even some time later when she finally announced: "Your turn!!!"

But now I recall that on one or two occasions she asked me to spank her, not for the sexiness of it, but because work stress had gotten to her and she felt she "needed one." Not a sexy one, but one with a little "extra effort" put into it. She wanted to feel it for a while.

It rarely happened, but in her mind it helped. So I'm going to say that, yeah, it helps.

Prefectdt: I have never been spanked specifically for stress relief but as a pleasant side effect to every successful spanking, I do find my stress levels lowered. Sometimes for weeks after the event.

On the vanilla front, walking, cycling, boating, photography and being able to spend time travelling to new places all help keep the screaming devils under control.

Barrel: Absolutely spankings release stress. And I think for both of us. As I am still working, it gets to me sometimes. A long and vigorous spanking will release my stress. And it helps my wife purge the frustrations she gets from me. It is always my fault and a thrashing seems to help.

Other than spankings, walking 18 holes grounds both of us.

Hermione: There's nothing like a good spanking to take my mind off my cares and worries. For several blissful minutes I think of nothing but the pain in my bottom. The aftercare is the icing on the cake! Our other method of stress relief is to turn off CNN and watch a good British murder mystery.

Thank you all. Stay safe! 

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #353

Welcome, dear readers, to our weekly discussion. These are stressful times indeed, so how are you coping?

What do you do to relieve stress? Is spanking a significant way to reduce your stress level? Are stress-relief spankings different from spankings given for other reasons? If so, how do they differ?

Please leave your response as a comment. Once everyone has contributed, I will publish an edited summary of our conversation.

From Hermione's Heart

Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday FAIL

I went to Walmart yesterday, and I was very careful to keep 2 metres (six feet) away from other shoppers.


Walmart is still scary!
From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

From the Top Shelf - Modern Spankings

"Today we go old school." writes Rollin Hand. "When Will Henry wrote Modern Spanking, a compendium of 'authentic case histories', modern meant 1960, as opposed to the old fogeyism of the 1950’s. Well, you could fool me, because the attitudes expressed in these 'true accounts' could go back to the turn of the century. But who cares? These pseudo-stories are lurid and fun, and with erotic spanking lit, that’s all that really matters, right?"

This is one excerpt from that book.

Marilyn D. is a modern wife who has her young husband under her complete control. She is 27 and he is 25. A comely brunette, she knows how to use her feminine wiles to help keep him in line. In the following report, Marilyn describes her system:  

“Gradually, my young husband is learning to accept the idea that modern spankings are much better than nagging and scolding. I’ve always explained to him that a relatively quick spanking is much more sophisticated, effective and beneficial than arguments and the ensuing resentments. A delinquent hubby can profit a great deal from a warm spanking with its tingling reminder of misbehavior. Besides, a spanking clears the air promptly and then it’s time to make up.

“We have been married for over a year now. In this time he has learned that for each offense, I will insist upon correction. At first, of course, there was considerable opposition, but he has learned that a spanking is preferable to the nagging and scolding that will follow if he doesn’t submit. For the past few months, he has submitted meekly whenever I felt that discipline was necessary. Naturally, I have often told him how I appreciate his cooperative attitude, and have pointed out to him how much easier it really is if he simply accepts the idea that I am the boss.

“Our spanking sessions take place in the study, lights fully on. I invariably wear a severe black dress, black hose and patent pumps. By way of contrast, hubby is completely nude throughout and must bring along the hairbrush. Our relative positions are sharply defined–he is nude, humble, embarrassed and apprehensive while I am fully dressed, quietly confident and very much in charge. I have worked out a spanking ritual which he knows will be best for him to follow without protest despite the embarrassment it causes him.   barb-modernhousewife

“A chair is placed in the middle of the room and I sit down. Quietly but firmly, I give the commands. He must kneel at my feet, confess his fault and request correction in humble terms. Naturally, he is thoroughly shamefaced as I scold him and call him naughty. As I extend my right hand, the one I am going to spank him with, he must kiss it and then hand me the hairbrush. At my command, he...meekly goes over my lap for his spanking.

“I spank with a firm hairbrush stroke designed to sting and smart. Soon he is warm and rosy, and I can tell that he is really beginning to learn the lesson I am teaching. As I put the brush to him, I tell him that it’s all for his own good and that he should try to get some benefit out of it. As I continue with the brush, there are squirms and kicks and eventually tears and pleas for forgiveness. But I do not stop until I am satisfied that I have really gotten my point across, and that means a very red bottom and repentant hubby. I would guess that he averages from seventy to eighty spanks per session.

“When I am finished, he is given a few minutes in the corner to meditate about the matter and try to regain his self−control. He is then expected to prove to me that he has learned his lesson and is very penitent. He must kneel and thank me for the spanking.... I then tell him that he’ll have to undress me before we can make up. This is one order that he has never questioned! Soon I am as naked as he is, and the making up session is on. I am pretty hard on him when it comes to discipline, but I think that I make up for it afterward.”

As can readily be seen, Marilyn has used some very feminine wiles to bring her young husband under her control.
From Hermione's Heart

Monday, October 12, 2020

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for October 11

What are you thankful for? Tell us something good that has happened to you, and let us know how you are feeling.

Fred: I am in a bad way, depressed and unhappy. The whole world and the United Kingdom in particular has gone start raving mad. It's not all bad. I am in France visiting some friends, the last hurrah before Brexit makes this journey difficult. When I get home, after isolating, I will spend the winter with my lover. Stay safe everyone. It's always darkest before the dawn.

Alan: You should be MOST thankful that you live in Canada where your federal and provincials governments have mostly done a commendable job protecting you from the virus rather than in the states where our federal government has utterly failed.

Roz: Happy Thanksgiving Hermione! I'm so sorry you are unable to celebrate with family.

I am most thankful at the moment to be living in New Zealand and that our Government stepped in early to prevent the virus taking hold. We recently had a minor blip and were under a low level of restrictions again but are now again under no restrictions.

Dan: Hi Hermione. Sorry your Thanksgiving must be isolated this year. I feel the same way about our Halloween here in the US. For the first time in a long time, I have time to enjoy it and won't be traveling, but kids "trick or treating" won't be happening nor will costume parties, etc.

In any event, what do I have to feel thankful for:

-- While friends and family members have contracted the virus, none have gotten seriously ill.

-- We expected our business to tank, but everyone has adapted surprisingly well to remote working.

-- While I'm spending less time with extended family and friends, there has been more time with immediate family.

-- With more time on my hands, I've rediscovered reading for pleasure.

-- I seem to be the only guy I know who has *lost* weight during the shutdown.

-- I've had lots more nice walks with the dogs.

-- When we do go out to restaurants, it is much faster to get in.

Baxter: I agree with many things Dan said above. In mid March, my company sent us home to work remotely and that was excellent because I was commuting via bus and train, packed in with a lot of people. Thankfully, that happened and I did not get the virus nor did I bring it home to my wife. But then I was laid off in mid April, but with complete company benefits. I was considering early retirement so the layoff was AOK with me. Since then, my wife and I have been wearing masks at all stores and social distancing by going camping so far 32 nights this year in three midwestern states. We have been successfull in not getting the virus and that is important for two people in their 60s with comorbidities. Very thankful. I have read at least 30 novels since being laid off. And I have lost 22 pounds due to diet and exercise with another 10 or so to go. And I am getting spanked more often and that is definitely good. 

Willie: We too live in a hotspot and B's business has had to shut down again. I am thankful that this time, at least for the next 28 days, B was not laid off.

I'm also thankful that the sun will be shining this weekend so I can spend more time outside while the leaves are still colourful and plentiful.

Like Baxter and his wife B and I did a lot of camping this summer (some of this time while he was laid off) and recently lost 9 lb that I gained during the first half of this pandemic. More to go however.

Wendel: I am thankful for my wonderful little Misses. She has a warm heart and sometimes a warm bottom (giggle). I am thankful that we have essential jobs that can be worked from home. I am thankful for all the people that treat the sick, keep us safe, pack the meat, make the toilet paper, stock the grocery stores and cook food for us to pick up curbside. Finally, I am thankful for this wonderful blog called "Hermione's Heart" which puts a smile on my face whenever I read it. Thanks Hermione. Stay Safe.

Liza: I'm thankful that my family and friends are well.
I'm sorry you won't be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family but I hope you and Ron will have a happy day. 

Rich Person: Happy Thanksgiving, Hermione. I'm thankful I found this great community where I can visit with like-minded friends online. Also, I'm thankful for a safe home. I hope the coming year will see improvements. I keep that future where we can see each other freely in my vision. Let's get there soon.

Prefectdt: Happy Thanksgiving Hermione.

I am thankful that I had the opportunity to enjoy a play date this year, although a second one fell through, I hope to get a chance for a pay to play before the year is out. that would be good.

I am thankful that my family seems to be in good health and that the two members that did contract Covid 19 seem to have recovered well and did not require hospitalization.

I am so so thankful that I had the opportunity to have two vacations this year, I did not think that was going to happen.

My emotions right now - I would not say depressed but definitely down in the mouth. This was because of the realization that the annual Christmas trip to see the family in the UK was not possible and it will be Christmas alone this year.

Rosco: Irene and I especially miss our two sons and grandkids who live on the other coast. Other than that, we’re doing ok waiting for a vaccine, the election, the race war and the wildfires - hoping things will get better.

But we’re healthy, eating well etc. And every so often we have a tête-à-tête wherein there’s nothing else in the world except her feminine charms to distract me as I descend into pure bliss for an hour or two.

Barrel: It is sad not to share the holiday(s) with family as we normally do. But I agree with WendelJones, that these weekly gatherings with a unique family are a reason to be grateful. I am thankful to participate in a patient, kind and welcoming group for brunch where I learn and share with like-minded folks across the globe.

Personally, I am grateful to be working from home and with my wife 24/7. This has been a great exposure to what retirement feels like as I hope to take that step next year.

Magenta: Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy one another. Seeing family and friends again in the flesh is something to look forward to, something to keep us focused on a safer, HAPPIER future!

Graham: On a personal level, my wife and I have much to be thankful for, as do almost all of our friends.

That said, we don't live apart from the ugliness going on in the wider community. In addition to the virus, so many trends are bad. Not the least is watching democracy in retreat across the world. Once lost, it's hard to regain.

Perhaps even more disappointing is the refusal (in the USA, at particular) to respect the wonderful environment we were given on this planet. We continue to degrade it at an alarming rate, mostly to make a handful of people incredibly rich.

I could go on, but that's probably more than enough for a blog like this, but you did ask.

Best regards to you and yours. Stay safe and enjoy as much of life as you can.

Minelle: I am a glass half full kind of person. It’s a bit hard lately as I am remote teaching due to exposure x2. I am thankful I still have a job and a great deal of support! 

As to fun, we were gathering with family outside (social distancing) for a drink around lovely fires but since we await a serious medical surgery for hubby soooooo..... We quarantine but are still trying to stay upbeat! :)

Bonnie: I am very fortunate, so I have a lengthy list. But I will try to be concise.

I am grateful first for my husband who is my partner, best friend, and fellow explorer. I am thankful for our brilliant daughter and our clever, funny, beautiful granddaughter.

I am grateful for my friends, who I no longer divide into real life and virtual because they are now all the latter. I am grateful for the privilege of having jobs where we can work from home. I am also grateful for the technology that allows us to maintain some degree of normality.

It was a horrible summer in our town, but we are watching the horizon for the sunrise of better days.

 Hermione: I am thankful that Ron and I are in good health and have not succumbed to the dreaded covid; our public health department has done an outstanding job. When I am at the computer, I love to look out the window and see squirrels, chipmunks and assorted birds enjoying the peanuts and seeds I put out for them. I'm happy to be able to help my elderly neighbour by picking up groceries for her when I go shopping. 

Generally, I'm at peace, although I confess that regular spankings have a lot to do with that! Since we are both retired, the self-isolation precautions haven't altered our routines much. But the situation in the U.S. is scaring me, and it can only get worse once the election is over.

I am very thankful for my wonderful virtual friends, who visit me regularly via this blog, and give me strength and support.

Stay safe, dear friends!
From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #352

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, but it isn't the same this year. Our family can't be with us; they live in a city in which covid-19 has spiked, and we are both at high risk, so the visit has been postponed indefinitely. Ron and I will enjoy our Thanksgiving feast alone.

We both manage to keep our spirits up, and find a lot to enjoy even as the virus surrounds us. Despite the constant threat of infection and the fear it causes, we find delight in small things, and have a lot to be thankful for. How about you?

What can you say you are thankful for in these dark times? What good things have you seen or experienced? How would you describe your emotions or general attitude?

Please leave your response as a comment. Once I have put away the leftovers I will publish an edited summary of our discussion.

From Hermione's Heart

Thursday, October 8, 2020

We live in interesting times

Stay safe, everyone!

From Hermione's Heart