Monday, May 17, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for May 16

Has a spanking ever brought you or a partner o tears?

A.J.: No. And yes.

Tears are an emotional response, so without an emotional connection, no matter how severe - no tears.

I said "No" because me and my play-pals only spank for the fun and sexiness of it all. I have never been spanked to tears. (Some serious yelling and cursing, sure, but only on a couple still-memorable occasions when I deserved it.)

I say yes because - ONE TIME - she asked me to give her a real spanking. "Real" as in "hard."
She was having emotional conflicts in other parts of her life and thought a hard spanking would help.

I said "No!"


So I reluctantly did. With a hairbrush of hers. When I thought she had PLENTY, she asked for more. (Maybe I'm not a good spanker...?) God. I did. Her bottom was soon a bright, bright red.
And then it was over. If she asked for more I'm pretty sure I would have refused.

She got off my lap furiously rubbing her tush. While she didn't have tears, her eyes were certainly tear-filled (does that count?) Comforting her after was nice.

The big question - "Did it help?" In the short term...I think it did. It diverted her attention for a while.

Long term, I don't think it did. The underlying issues don't go away because someone got spanked.

Bonnie: It has happened, but it's a rare occurrence. If I cry during a spanking, it isn't because of the pain. More likely, it reflects the sudden release of pent up emotions.

Roz: Tears during or after a spanking are rare for me too. It has happened on the odd occasion and usually just a few tears, no full on cry and brought on by a combination of the pain and emotion.

Wendel: The Misses has had an occasional tear in the eye after I spank her. Like the others it is probably an emotional release. 

Fondles: ONCE. And I think it was just stress relief. I had been going thru a very very tough period with the parents' sickness etc and everything was just wound up tight inside me. For some reason that spanking just released all the pressure. It wasn't even meant to be a reset or anything. Just one of our playtime spankings, if I remember correctly. It *was* pretty intense play tho.

Jack: My wife insures I'm crying when she is done; the spanking must hurt to be effective. 

 Rosco: No. Sometimes I crave a really long and hard spanking, so I’ll pout and sass to make sure I get it. Irene generally goes with my signals, but sometimes she wants/needs to feel my mouth between her legs so discipline may be curtailed. But I’ve never cried from a spanking.

I do cry plenty for other reasons.

Anon: Only twice, and neither time desired. Once was the first time as the force of the spanking surprised her. Once was a punishment paddling after she had acted up, and I knew this would be her most intense paddling. In case one, it was sobbing, in case two, full fledged crying. I did stop in case 2, at that point.

In case 1, I paused a few times that otk session, each time she either sobbed (once) or was on the verge to, so she could regain composure while staying in position. I had her counting spanks, so could hear in her voice when it was getting difficult to stay composed.

Ronnie: I cried once when I was being spanked and P telling me off about something I did which I shouldn't have. Spanking alone wouldn't make me cry.

Prefectdt: I have never cried real tears during a spanking but I have in post spanking corner time, on several occasions. Not the kind of corner times when the spanker has stayed with me and talked or cajoled me but ones where, after a spanking, I have been left in the corner and the spanker has walked away. There is something about going from being the intense centre of someone's attention to being abandoned that really gets to me. I just feel so alone and isolated, that I get a negative emotional flush.

Barrel: Nope, never any tears. Although I do admit to a sense of satisfaction after a robust thrashing, so if I had them, they would be tears of joy.

My only reactions are being unsteady on my feet and purged of stress. Endorphins???

Hermione: No, I can't say that it has. I think it's because ultimately, I believe I could stop it at any time if I so wished. If I felt helpless to control the spanking, I might cry from frustration.

Thank you all for your contributions. Until next time, stay safe!

From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #383

Hello everyone, and welcome to our weekly spanko discussion. I hope you are all eager and ready for this week's topic.

Have you ever been brought to tears (or brought your partner to tears) during or after a spanking? What caused the tears: pain, remorse, emotional release, or something else? Does it happen often, or is it a rare occurrence?

Please leave your response as a comment, and I will publish an edited summary of our discussion once everyone has had an opportunity to join in.
From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Fun in the Kitchen

Every day I get an email from a well-known recipe site with a variety of delicious recipes based on a theme, such as easy brunches, one-pot meals, or the top ten asparagus recipes. Our asparagus has emerged from the chilly soil and is sprouting up vigorously, so I was pleased to see some suggestions for what to do with this year's bounty. We'll be enjoying asparagus cheddar soup for lunch today.

Here are some cooking attempts that didn't measure up to the pictures that accompanied the recipes.


I hope they tasted good anyway!
From Hermione's Heart

Monday, May 10, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for May 9

Did you play spanking games as a child?

Roz: I have had a fascination with spanking since childhood and I do recall a couple of occasions where spanking played a small part in play with friends, usually a game where one of us was a parent and the other the child. We were never 'discoverd' by the adults.

I can only recall once when I was spanked as a child, my mother may occasionally deliver a slap to the leg otherwise, a short sharp jolt.

KDPierre: In my grammar school there were two spanking games that were played right out in front of everyone and no one blinked an eye: Hot Beans (essentially hide and seek with a belt) and S.P.U.D. (a ball game where errors earned letters and a completed "SPUD" earned a trip through the legs of all the players who whacked your behind as you crawled under them). We even played SPUD in gym class under the eye of the gym teacher.

I also recall playing a spanking game with a friend who ran home after getting whacked. Spankings were so common in the neighborhood and at school that games associated with it were not even a blip on any adult's radar. 

Wendel: I was fascinated with spanking when I was a child. The girl 2 houses down was interested in spanking as well. We always joked about spanking the loser of board games. On a couple occasions when we were left alone we followed through with the threat. The loser would bare the bottom and go over the winner’s lap. A sound spanking was given. Thankfully we were never caught.

Mom always spanked on the bare bottom so I would peek when she gave my sister spankings. One day I got caught and mom spanked me with the paddle until I could not sit. She let my sister watch from down the hall.

Anon: Me and a boy a couple of houses down played spanking games and scenes for years. Until one day when we were both fourteen and our fathers were wondering what we were doing in garage and caught both of us with our pants and underpants off. Our fathers were livid, to say the least, and after we explained ourselves, I was ordered to go to the house, pants off, and get the razor strop. I was then forced to watch my friend's father blister his butt raw before it was my turn, and we never thought about spanking each other again after they were done with us.

But 52yrs. later we still joke and kid each other about hidings we got that day.

Baxter: I was spanked maybe once or twice by my parents, even tho I deserved more. But I never, to my recollection, had spanking games with my friends. I do remember that we used to pull our pants down and rub our bare bottoms together and laugh like hell about it. I did however indulge in self spankings with a couple of bread boards my mom had in the kitchen. During the week when dad was at work and mom would go up to the garden, I would take the paddles into the living room in front of a mirror and give myself a lot of spanks. I enjoyed the sight of me spanking myself and then looking at my red bottom. This was probably when I was around 10 or 12. I also would go to the newsstand in town when mom was at the grocery store and look through the porn for spanking pictures, even though I told my mom I was looking for model railroad magazines. This would have been in the late 60s. 

Bonnie: Yes, then as now, I thought about spankings every single day. I would occasionally steer play with friends toward spankings, but these friends didn't share my fascination.

Prefectdt: No there were no real spanking games that come to mind from my childhood. Perhaps the UK in the 1970s and early 80s was a bit boring on that front.

Bernie: I didn't have any experience with spanking games with other kids. My deal was seeing if I could get the strap at school (not too many strokes on each hand, mind you). I also wondered what a serious spanking from my Dad would be like, but never tested that boundary.

Hermione: Those were my favourite games. With or without a playmate, I was a stern schoolmistress who administered multiple spankings to idle teddies and mischievous dolls. Sometimes spanking would be introduced into games of "house" with friends or cousins, and we were always careful that adults never saw us, in case it gave them ideas. I was never on the receiving end; I always preferred to be the domme. How times have changed! Spankings were also part of birthday parties, and everyone joined in.

Stay safe, everyone!
From Hermione's Heart

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #382

Welcome back to our weekly discussion time. A friend of ours frequently sends us videos and pictures of what life was like way back in the nineteen fifties and sixties. Everything was so different then; it was a much simpler time. That got me thinking about my own childhood.

As a child or adolescent, did you ever play spanking games, or otherwise engage in spanking for fun? Did you have friends who joined in and also enjoyed this kind of play? What, if any, was the reaction of any adults who might have witnessed this?

Please leave your response as a comment below. I will publish an edited summary of our discussion once everyone has had a chance to speak.
From Hermione's Heart

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Just Right!

Our house is a split-level, and that means that on the bottom floor we only have half a real basement with a reasonably high ceiling. In the other half, we have what's known as a crawlspace. There, the ceiling is only about 4 feet high, and that makes it hard to get around. Twice a year, I have to make several trips hauling out the Christmas decorations, then a month later, dragging them all back in again. The same goes for our gardening paraphernalia, plus many occasional trips to find various little-used items stored there. It's really hard on my back, as you can imagine. There must be a better way.

I took a look in one of our favourite online shops, Wayfair, and their slogan, "We have just what you need" is right. I found this adjustable saddle stool at a very reasonable price. Its low height means I can propel myself around the cramped space with little effort.

 You might think as I do that the saddle is slightly kinky, but that design means I won't accidentally slip off. It would not be useful for any kind of spanking activity because, with five wheels, the first stroke would whisk me far out of range. But here are some more appropriate stools.

Then there are even more effective spanking benches.

I didn't see any of those on Wayfair, and perhaps it's just as well. We don't have room for one, except in the crawlspace.

Stay safe!
From Hermione's Heart

Monday, May 3, 2021

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for May 2

Does your spanking have a rhythm?

Barrel: We do not spank to any rhythm or pattern. There are times when my wife wants to reinforce a point she is lecturing me about and her pace quickens. But normally, her spanking is quite measured.

When we first started spanking, I used to play the music from the Disciplinary Wives Club website during spankings. It really set the mood and I connected that music with being spanked. Regrettably, Aunt Kay is no longer with us and the site lacks that music. I’ve tried to find it as it would fit well now with our sessions. Alas...

Happy May Day!!

Joe: Oh yes many times there is music playing during my spankings. When certain songs come on she will keep to the beat and when it is a fast rapid beat watch out, all I can do is hang on and hope it is a short song.

Baxter: My spanker, AKA my wife, spanks me only in prime numbers. No idea why, but it is irrelevant when she is wielding a paddle or strap as my bottom will be spanked a prime number. Sometimes she just starts and I have to know how many spanks she has done and if not a prime number, I tell her how many more. OR I pick a prime number and she spanks and we both count. The result is that my bottom is very red and a bit sore and I am a happy hubby. 

Wendel: We never tried spanking to the beat. The speed of the smacks might fluctuate during the spanking.

Roz: We don't spank to a rhythm as such, however there is sometimes a pattern, so many swats on one side followed by the same number on the other side.

Jack: Hard, Rapid, Long, or when my wife feels I have been properly punished. I do the spanking dance if that counts, but it is short, told to face the wall, no rubbing, talking.

Rosco: Irene will get into a rhythm sometimes, delivering a dozen or so whacks at equal time intervals. I’ll try to breathe in time, exhaling before each one.

Other times she’ll ease off in response to my thrashing due to the intensity.

I love those extended rhythms when the sting is just right and feel like I could take it forever. But my bottom is hot and tender for several days after.

Prefectdt: I have never deliberately discussed spanking to a rhythm with a spanker but some of them have tended to fall into a rhythmic spanking pattern. I find that I notice it most when the rhythm ends or changes and causes a bit of a wakeup from the subspace dive.

A.J.: Not so much. As long as it's evenly spread around. (No one-cheek sambas!!!!) I think we would do smacks in groups of 10, maybe 20, but that's about it.

On a side note if I happen to watch a spanking video I find myself judging the type of spanking give by it's "slap-cadence" (is too a term.)

One swat every second with the bare hand or light implement is a "nice" spanking. You can get a smile from the spankee when you are done.

Jump the pace to two-per-second, and THIS is a real spanking. It's just naturally harder because the pace is faster. Not mean or vicious, but at two-per-second someone got spanked! They won't be angry but you should get a "Whoa!" from the spankee with some bottom-rubbing after. Then you can laugh.

Jump it up to 3-4 per second...? You don't want this spanking!

At two smacks every second = 120 smacks per minute.
A beat of 120 per minute is marching time.
For the fun of it, think of your some college fight song while she is otk and you smack to the beat! Mine:
"On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin" slap, whack, slap, whack, smack...

Don't have a favorite college fight song? Any will do. "Anchors Aweigh"? Or,
"Seventy-six trombones led the big parade..."
Try it. It works!

Usually I would sing that as I spanked, but it could work the other way - have the spankee doing the singing to their spanking! Mess up the lyrics...? So sorry. "Again! From the top!"

Hermione: Sometimes Ron will paddle to a beat that only he can hear. I try to guess the tune he is paddling to, but I usually fail, and that results in extras.

That's all for this week, folks. keep on marching to that different drummer's beat.
From Hermione's Heart