Thursday, 28 June 2012

It's Thursday? Time for a Good Old Rant then

Nope, not a belt. Kind of a flail, I think
I love spanking. You know that. I also love being spanked; you probably know that too.

I love my wife. I don't love everything about her though.

Guess what? There are some things in spanking that I dislike too.

Here, for your reading pleasure (or to bore you into a somewhat sulphurous coma, if you aren't entertained), are a handful of things that I don't like. They're in no particular order because, well, I've never been organised in the past, and I don't want to confuse anyone by changing now.

In the immortal words of The Ramones, here we go, 2, 3,4.

 1.  the diaper position. It's ugly, uncomfortable (that may not matter if you're punishing someone, I suppose), and far too gynaecologically revealing. I look at spanking stuff to get turned on, and, as soon as I see a girl in the diaper position, my dick sags. Who the fuck wants to be reminded of babies when they're looking for a few moments of sexual satisfaction. Actually....


 2. the borderline paedophiles who chase videos of kids being spanked, claiming that it's research. Bollocks! Own up - they turn you on. I'm entirely willing to believe that you don't want to have sex with kids (I don't necessarily feel that way about every girl I see being spanked), but, at the end of the day, you're still going to be tugging on a stiffened todger. Come on guys; it's creepy.


 3. the belt. I just don't like it. I read somewhere a comment that those who dislike belts were beaten with them as children. Not me. I can't explain it; I can't think of another implement that affects me in the same way. I just don't get aroused by belt spankings. I always end up framing them in a comedy context ("Do that again, and I'll take me belt off to thee. And, by Thunder, me trousers will fall down".)


 4. professional spankees who refer to their fees as "tribute". All right, this is incredibly petty on my part; I know, I know, "For the sake of cross-dressing Christ, get a life Tim". It's just that, professionals provide a service, and are entitled to expect a fee; there's no need to dress it up as tribute - like it's some voluntary gift made by the client! I can sort of see it where you visit a pro-domme, as part of the fantasy, but me it just irritates. (Is this a universal practice anyway? Or just another example of British oddness?)

 5. verbally abusive spankers; you're already smacking their arse, why do you feel the need to insult them as well? Okay, I know, some subs will get off on this, but in spanking videos it's just kind of crass. And a large part of the reason why you won't find a review of Girls Boarding School on here, anytime soon.

 6. otherwise perfectly reasonable people insisting on telling others that their spanking inclination is the only correct one (I'm thinking of Murray on Chross's forum threatening to delete items with a man being spanked,  as it isn't his thing (damn, a second set of parentheses, but I have to acknowledge that I've simplified the whole argument dreadfully here)).

Wow, I feel better now that I've gotten that lot off my chest (it's a shame I can't get stuff off my stomach so easily, as I could do with losing a few (well, a lot) of inches from there). If you could transplant the spare inches from my middle onto my dick, I'd have an erection the size of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Umm, not sure where that thought came from.

I'd like to rant about one last thing; fucking asshole football commentators! I've enjoyed much of the Euro 2012 tournament (England excepted, although the Sweden match was exciting) but I hate virtually all of the commentators, on both channels. Here in soggy old Blightly, that is.

Especially the so-called experts. I've never heard so much small-minded, bitter, unfunny and basically hate-filled bullshit on a television broadcast.

Calm down now Tim. Take a deep breath. Ah. Relaxed again.

Coming up; more of my frankly irrelevant opinions, reviews of English Spanking Online, Spanking Sarah and Girl Spanks Girl. Interviews with Tad from Hand-Spanking, the wonderful Pandora, and (the hardest working man in spanking) The Cameraman.

I will also be running a "it's been part of our lives for 6 months, so now what do I think" article on Dreams of Spanking.

Also I hope to provide a report on visiting a professional spankee (if she will still see me after this!), in the hope that it may push some of you who have been thinking about it, into actually doing.

All the best

Tim



Are Amelia's eyes actually popping out in this picture?

 I was going to include pictures illustrating the things that I don't like, but subsequently I decided that was a silly thing to do; much better to use pictures I do enjoy looking at. The ones this time are all taken from Girl Spanks Girl, Hand-Spanking.com and Sarah Gregory Spanking

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Website review - Sarah Gregory Spanking

Well,  blow me (please); sorry, lost my thread there, a bit. Ah yes, I've got it. Blow me, it's just like West Midlands Travel buses - sod all for ages and then two right on top of each other.

I'll forgo the obvious entendre on that one.

I so much enjoyed writing the review of Hand-Spanking.com that I just felt I had to do another one, and here it is! An American site this time - Sarah Gregory Spanking..

As I'm sure you all know, Sarah is one of the most prominent US spanking models currently around, and she is pretty ubiquitous, turning up on pretty much any spanking site that you can name, in both the US and the UK. She is a wonderfully bubbly character, with an immensely spankable bubble butt.

Well, I'd certainly like to put her over my knee.

Sarah has been active in the scene for around 6 years now (I think), and she has a degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. She can also be hard to pin down, as she is constantly travelling to attend video shoots and fetish events.

Her first appearances were, I believe, for Punished Brats, and initially she would only be spanked by women, but as time has gone on her interests have blossomed, and she now is spanked, and spanks, both men and women.

In 2010 she set up her own paysite; duh, the one I'm reviewing here, Sarah Gregory Spanking.

To start at the beginning; membership costs are very reasonable, beginning at US$24.95 for the first month, and, on a recurring basis, being rebilled subsequently at US$19.95 (around £16.86 and £13.48 in real money; fuck knows what the Euro is doing today).

The preview section is decent, with a lot of photos, and descriptions of the scenes, and also a specimen video.

The Members Area is comprehensive, although I think that some of the sections are a little redundant. The Update, Episodes and Movies areas all contain the same films, but organised slightly differently. I prefer to use the Episodes section, as this has a description of each clip, and links to download either the individual parts of a movie, or, should you prefer, the whole film in one go.

The films are available in a choice of Quicktime or WMV; most of the individual parts are around 40-50 meg in size, which allows for extremely quick downloading. Each part has an appropriate name to make it easy to find all parts of any given video once it has been downloaded.

The complete films are made up of anything from 4 to 10 episodes; uploads come 6 times a week, so it never takes long to complete a new film. There are also still galleries uploaded for each clip.

The clips are a mixture of F/F and M/F; I haven't made any precise survey of this, but I guess there are a few more with female tops than males.

I think that Sarah appears in all of the clips (I may be wrong about that, but she's certainly in the vast majority of them), mostly on the receiving end, but she does get to demonstrate her considerable charms as a  top too.

Within the Members Area there is a section for cast members; this is split between bottoms (21) and tops (30). Clicking on their photos brings up (in most cases) a brief biography, and always a list of the clips in which they appear. These are linked to the actual videos, making getting to the work of your favourites extremely easy.

And believe me, the vast majority of your US or UK favourites will be here! Bottoms include (besides Sarah herself) Kat St James, AJR, Jenni Mack, Ten Amorette, Pandora Blake, Carissa Montgomery, Erica Scott and Ashley Graham.

Tops have amongst their number Paul Rodgers, Dana Specht, Chelsea Pfeiffer, Richard Windsor, Paul Kennedy, Clare Fonda and Leia Ann Woods (what do you mean, there's no footage on Leia being spanked? That's a crime worth a spanking of itself!).

Are the spankings good? Boy, are they ever!

As you might expect most of the spankings start over a variety of clothes before progressing to, well, less clothes; all of them end up on bare reddening flesh. They are of very respectable severity; apart from the trusty hand a number of implements are used, including, but not limited to, paddles, hairbrush and canes.

Several clips start off bare; in fact, totally naked, and for a healthy (well, you know what I mean) card carrying heterosexual bloke these are a delight. There is a little lesbian sexual content in some clips.

The storylines generally feature all of the expected spankers; teacher, parents, aunts and uncles. There are also a number of other, less commonly seen approaches, several of which are extremely inventive (The Flintstones spanking in particular is hilarious, and entirely unique, and videos such as The Wife and the Prostitute are tremendously entertaining).

So, do I recommend that you spend your time and money on this site? Simple answer - I really do.

The clips are varied, the featured tops and bottoms professional, the image and sound quality are very high, and, frankly, Sarah is incredibly hot, and her sensibilities infuse the whole site. Whilst Sarah Gregory Spanking may not push the boundaries of spanking in the way that, say, Pandora Dreams of Spanking does, it will give you exactly what you want.

Well, what I want, anyway.

It's hard to find anything negative to say about the site (other than the slightly confused/confusing redundancy mentioned at the beginning of the review, and that is the most minor of issues): this is a reasonably priced site with a lot (70 or 80 different films  I would say) for your money, and a distinct personality of it's own.

I strongly suggest that you try it out.

All the best

Tim




All photos come from Sarah Gregory Spanking (yes, I know that you knew that, but I still feel it's important to acknowledge the source of my materials). Oh yeah, I have taken the opportunity to select shots featuring a number of my favourites - pretty sure I can do that on my own blog.

I will be back with a review of English Spanking Online in the very near future; don't move that dial kiddies.


Monday, 25 June 2012

Paysite review - Hand-Spanking.com

Hello everyone out there in Spanking Land (sorry, no, that isn't a new theme park; I only wish that it were!). 

Sorry for the short delay in posting again, but you can expect more regular activity in the near future; I have several website reviews lined up, and a couple of interviews too.

For now though, we'll start with something a little new; I've reviewed US, European and British sites before, but here, for the first time, I review a Japanese based site! Excited yet? I am!

First of all I must acknowledge Tadashi Ishida, whose generosity in granting me access to his site has made this review possible.

Hand-Spanking is an entirely F/F spanking site, and has been running for a significant number of years; membership costs US$24.95 for a month on a recurring basis, or US$27.95 as a one off.

Payment is via Ticketclub, and cancellation is simple, should you need to do so.

There is a daily download limit of 10GB, but I spent 4 hours downloading videos without coming near to bumping up against that, so it really isn't a problem. 

As a member you can choose the English or Japanese version of the site.

The site is extremely well organised; the videos are hosted on 20 pages, each containing 10 films (there is a continual turnover of available clips, as some I have downloaded in the past have now been deleted).

Each film consists of several parts; there are a handful that use just one part, but most are two, and there are some running to three or four. Each part runs between 40 and 90 meg, with the size tending to be larger for the more recent clips.

The clips are named consistently, so it's easy to find the various parts of any given film once you have downloaded it.

All videos are available as a choice between WMV and Realplayer, and the image quality is very nice, although you can see an improvement in the later clips.

In addition, virtually all films have a separate photo gallery of between 40 and 60 shots.

The films are named, and a brief description of their plot is given.

There is also a comprehensive model index, from which the individual films can also be accessed.

The models are all attractive, and encompass a fairly wide age range, from the usual 18 year old models up to those in their mid to late forties; many of the models act as both spanker and spankee, and the age range works well, especially in the parental spanking films.

I suspect that most readers will only see these models on this site, but it is still easy to become enamoured of the work of certain of the girls. 

The site tends to update twice per week.

So then, what are the clips like? Glad you asked. I was just getting to that.

As stated all of the clips are F/F, and, as the site name suggests, all of the spankings are delivered by hand. The vast majority begin over clothing, progressing in the usual manner to end up bare bottomed. A good number include spanking over tights, which is one of my favourite things to see.

The bare bottomed clips can be a little coy, I suppose, with any genitals having been pixellated out; I assume that this is a cultural choice (it's noticeable that mainstream Asian cinema has little nudity in it).

The clips are, of course, filmed in Japanese, but English subtitles are provided.

I have to say that, if you are looking for very severe CP, this is not the site for you. The beatings are of a reasonable duration, and end up with pleasantly red buttocks, but they are not as hard as you'll find elsewhere. I'm sure that fans of Dallas will sneer at them.

Lots of the spankings are OTK, but there are also a fair number with the spankee leaning over desks, chairs, tables, counters and other things.

I have to say that there are some extremely spankable bottoms here; if you subscribe to the notion that all oriental women have flat uninteresting bottoms this site with certainly change your mind. 

The plots of the films are varied, and some are extremely inventive; in particular one set in an all-night fast food joint, where the staff member is caught reading the menu of a spanking club, is tremendous.

There are the usual spankings from relatives, teachers and bosses, but there are also quite a lot of films in which the worm turns, and the authority figure gets a taste of their own medicine. I admit to being a sucker for films in which the spankee becomes the spanker, and so these are clips that I particularly enjoy.

On a side note there are an oddly high number of films in which teachers get spanked; I've seen this very occasionally on Western sites but it does seem to be a real theme here. There are very good videos though.

There are two or three slightly odd clips that feature the authority figure addressing the camera, telling off a miscreant, but having no actual spanking.

I think at this point I have to own up to a bias in favour of Hand-Spanking; I am a particular fan of milder OTK spankings, and this site certainly gives me what I crave. Add in the turnabout spankings that I've already mentioned, and my affection for F/F spanking in general, and I'm becoming a massive fan.

If you don't like these things you may not enjoy it so much.

Is the site perfect? Well, nothing is ever perfect, of course. Occasionally I think some of the scenes call for more serious punishment than the hand provides; it would be nice to see the odd slipper slapped onto a naughty bottom, or a leather paddle perhaps.

Some of the scene descriptions read a little strangely, purely I think as a result of their translation from Japanese; it's hard to criticise this too much (or the slightly stilted subtitles you sometimes get on the videos) as the English used is significantly better than my Japanese (which amounts to around 6 words I think).

There are many hours of entertainment to be had on the site, and it's certainly worth your time and money to check it out. The membership fee is very reasonable, especially in view of the quality and quality of material available.

Thanks again to Tad for letting me loose on his site; all photos here are, naturally, from the videos that you will find on Hand-Spanking. I hope to be posting a brief interview with him in the near future.

I hope you found this review interesting and informative; coming up shortly are reviews of Strictly English-Online, Spanking Sarah and Sarah Gregory Spanking.


I hope that you will stick with me.


All the best


Tim





Friday, 8 June 2012

Spanking Superstar Interview - Sarah Bright


Yes, it has been a while, but now I'm back, and I hope to post at least once a week.

I'm starting off with this interview with the delightful Sarah Bright; this should have been posted a couple of months ago, and it should have followed a review of Sarah's wonderful site, Spanking Sarah. Despite Sarah's generosity in giving me access to her site my health issues prevented me actually writing my review.

Sarah, I promise that I will join the site shortly and do a proper review - for now I'll just say that it is a fun site with lots of variety in the spanking shown, and just a little bit of sex thrown in. Check it out - the previews are pretty good.

On to the interview; all accompanying pictures come from Spanking Sarah.

1. So then, a bit obvious I guess, but some background. When did you first get into spanking?
I was always interested in spanking, even when I was a child but I was never spanked.  When I was married I did mention it to my then husband and he looked at me like I had grown another head!  It was only after the breakdown of my marriage that I decided that if I didn't try it, then I would never know what I was missing.

2. Are you a lifestyle spankee?
Do you know, I am not keen on that term of phrase.  I am amongst other things a Mother, a lover, a daughter, a firend,  a Spankee, a Spanker, a Website owner.  With different people I am different things so I guess that means I am not a lifestyle anything.

3. Forgive me if this is a little rude but, despite having a wonderful figure, you appear to be a little older than the average spanking model. Did you come to the professional side of this a bit later than most?
I am not a little older, I am in fact a lot older.  Some of the models I work with are younger then my eldest son.  I make no secret of the fact that I will turn 40 a little later in the year.  I did not get involved in spanking until I was in my mid thirties and even now I don't really class myself as a model.  I am a woman who loves spanking and is lucky enough to be able to make a living from it

4. What prompted you to start a spanking paysite?
I made a few films for English Spankers.  Rem the guy who runs that site suggested that my own site would be a great idea.  We started SpankingSarah together

5. One of the interesting things about Spanking Sarah is that your videos sometimes feature straight sex as well as spanking; can you explain why please?
There are over 150 films on the Spanking Sarah and I think there are three 'straight sex' films on site, a couple more 'blow job' scenes and some with girls playing with themselves.  Each of these films has a second storyline attached where the girl gets punished for her sexual behaviour.  I know that there are some banner waving 'Spanking is not sexual' people out there and they are more than entitled to that opinion but for many spanking is a sexual thing so why not have some sexual content on a spanking site?
6. Do you think that the inclusion of more traditional sexual material gives you a different audience base to most sites?
 Perhaps it gives me a wider base. But not a different one.  I don't see the 'Sex' element as a big deal.  Let us be honest, with the huge amount of content available on site if you don't like the sex you don't have to watch it do you?  You could just skip those few films and enjoy the hundred odd that do not include sex. 

7. Your site has a nice mix of established fetish models and spankees that I haven't seen elsewhere; do you intentionally use a lot of girls who are relatively new to spanking, and if so, why?
I make films with ladies of all ages, races, shapes and sizes.  The only condition I have is that they love to be spanked or want to give it a go which is why there is such a variety of 'Models' on the site

8. I know it's an unfair question, but do you have a favourite model on the site?
You know, I don't class myself as a model so therefore don't see many of the ladies I work with in that way either.  KatieDidIt is my Best Friend and she is on site a lot so I guess I better say her.  She may kill me if I didn't ha ha.  But I doubt she would class herself as a model either.

9. I'm switchy myself, and while I enjoy both roles I find that I get more of a sexual thrill from topping, and more of an emotional release from bottoming; how do you experience the different roles?
I can't really answer that question as it really depends on who I am playing with and why

10. I notice that you have started doing one to one sessions, which I think is great. What do you get out of this?
I get to meet and play with a lot of nice interesting people and I get to hear their opinions on spanking related matters.  Most 121 sessions are a lot of fun

11. What prompted you to start?
To start 121 sessions?  I had thought about doing them for a while but did not have a location to session from.  When I met Katie a few years ago we got on really well.  She had also thought about doing 121's so we found a location to use together

12. Are most of your clients there to spank or be spanked (or to switch)?
It varies from week to week.  Sometimes I seem to be doing all Top sessions, the next week can all be sub. 

13. How does an average shoot work? How heavily are the clips scripted, and who comes up with the ideas?
I can't tell you how our shoots work ( I would, but then I would have to kill you lol)  Rem and I are partners so we tend to shoot content for all three sites Spanking Sarah, English Spankers and RedStripe Films at the same time.  I book the girls and work out basic storylines.  I tell the girls in advance what kind of story they will be acting in and the way I would like it to go. 

14. Do you shoot mainly in one go, or is there a lot of stopping and starting?
We never just shoot in one go - if we did we would not get the great camera angles.  We do stop and start to ensure that the final film captures everything the viewer would like to see

15. You have appeared in videos for English Spankers and Spanked in Uniform. Do you plan to shoot with any other producers?
I am happy to work with other Website Producers from time to time.  I recently worked with Spanked Cheeks. 

16. I guess you may see enough porn at work, but do you look at other site's at all? Are there any that you admire?
I look at loads of sites.  I have my own spanking blog Spanking England and I am an affliate so I have memberships to many s sites.  My favourite spank sites  include English Spankers, Northern Spanking, Spanked in Uniform and Dreams of Spanking

17. One of my regular questions; I've found people in the spanking scene to be unusually polite and intelligent. Any thoughts?
I don't agree.  I find most people to be polite and itellegent. Whether or not they are into spanking doesn't seem to make a difference.  I have met nice people and not so nice people on the scene.  I don't think that spankers/spankees have a higher intellect then their non spanking counterparts

18.I have a stock, although kind of pretentious question to finish with. In a book I was reading recently the following statement appeared:- 

"No one should ever impose their own perceptions of fulfilment on anyone else" How do you think this applies to the spanking scene? 
I think that that is a really good statement that applies to all aspects of life not just spanking

So, there you go; I'd like to thank Sarah for answering my questions with so much good grace, and in such a straightforward and forthright manner. Also I'd like to urge you once again to have a look at her site; it's well worth your time.

All the best

Tim