Thursday, 30 October 2014

Paysite review (two for the price of one!) - The Institute of Discipline/The Lazy Maid

Believe me, I appreciate just how you feel. When I mentioned doing a website review you took it with a pinch of salt, just an empty promise as likely to be fulfilled as that of a Conservative Government asserting that they would properly fund the NHS.

However, the faith of the few who muttered "give him time" has been rewarded; here, for your pleasure and education, is a review of not one but two spanking paysites. 

And there was much rejoicing in the Spanking Nation.
Although Eve and Katie don't seem so happy

Or probably a gentle ripple of apathy, but what the fuck - it's my blog and I'll imagine that it's important if I want to. If you'll pardon my anglo-saxon (the offending word having been in use in Britain since at least the 1830's).

Gliding swiftly back to the point; these two websites are part of what I tend to call "the Miss Strickland sites", although more properly I think that The Institute of Discipline may be the lead site, as everything else, including The Lazy Maid, are linked from it.

I can't keep typing all of that though so hopefully you'll forgive me if I refer to them as IoD and LM.

The majority of sites in the group focus on women spanking (and belting and caning) men; these two are the only purely women on the bottom sites here (some of the others have the odd clip of ladies being punished).

The IoD costs £22.79 for a month and LM costs £18.93. There is no option to join multiple sites at a discount but, refreshingly, the memberships are not recurring ones, which, to me, seems to face the reality that most spankos tend to stay with any given site for a month before moving on.

Could be that's just me though.
Katie spanks Miranda

Videos on the two sites tend to be a bit interchangeable; IoD is nominally a school based site, and does have lots of school girl spankings, while LM revolves around the spanking of domestic servants. Neither site exclusively feature these things though.

Each site has in the region of 150 distinct videos, each being between 5 and 10 minutes long. Some of the older videos, especially on some of the other sites, are a bit shorter.

Image quality on all except the oldest clips is fine, with everything shot in HD. Some older clips are also occasionally converted to the higher quality medium. Sound is clear and clean.

The sites appear to be updated weekly, with a fresh video.
Vicky over Tamara's knee - very nearly my idea of Heaven

The girls being spanked are lovely; there seems to be a pool of ladies who operate across all of the sites in the group, and who, as a result, tend to both spank and be spanked. As you know I love to see turnabout, and many of my favourite scenes in the wide world of spanking feature the spanker being punished in her turn.

This is also true of the role plays I enjoy when playing; one of the obvious joys of being a switch, of course.

Some ladies appear more often than others, with Michelle Monroe, Vicky Carter, Lisa Burcham, Tamara Kenworthy and Katie Stricktland being probably the most often seen. Some of these are more top than bottom (such as the gorgeous Tamara, who only gets spanked twice, sadly).
Tamara gets it! Just not often enough

The majority of the spankings are carried out by Miss Stricktland, although other ladies are also involved. Katie herself is spanked in several clips, generally by a guy who appears as a bottom on the femdom sites (and who I believe is her partner).

There are a lot of hand spankings, especially over the knee (and of course I give a huge cheer for this), but also plenty of slipperings, canings and beltings. Hairbrushes are quite popular too. 
Same again from a different angle

Plot lines are fairly minimal; usually a very brief explanation of the girl who is to be spanked's faults is given, and then she is promptly taken over a knee or bent over a desk.

The degree of punishment varies wildly, from extremely mild looking spankings to quite severe canings. Often films show progressive punishment, with two or three implements being employed.
Even Katie gets spanked sometimes

There are several things I particularly enjoy about the films on offer on these two sites:-

1. as mentioned above, it's lovely to see these ladies who deal with men so harshly on the femdom sites actually on the receiving end for a change

2. really good use of angles when filming; these include the usual straight on and bottom orientated shots, but also add shots from behind the spanker, from below and above. If anything this is more noticeable on the femdom sites but is quite refreshing.

3. a lot of emphasis on the faces of the spankees, often angled so that you can see the strokes being delivered too

4.  schoolgirls bending over school desks - a particular penchant of mine, for some reason
Yes, just like this!

5. the directness; I enjoy a video that tells a story, establishes character, setting and mood (such as Pandora does at Dreams of Spanking) but sometimes it's great just to meet the girl and get to the spanking. 

6. lots of spanked ladies rubbing their punished bottoms, which I find to be a particular turn on.

Do you think five examples is enough?

Are these sites perfect? No, because I have yet to find the perfect site, and as it would have to match my particular kink exactly, I doubt that I'll ever see it (unless I win the Lottery and set up my own paysite, that is).

There could do with being more variety of spankers, and there definitely needs to be more of Miss Kenworthy being spanked.
The lovely Miss Monroe gets spanked, as Miranda waits her turn

While I list the brevity of the clips as a positive, sometimes I find I'd like just a little more build up.

The site does a good job of showing how the girls feel about the spankings that they are receiving, but sometimes the reaction is exaggerated too far, with tears almost from the beginning of the punishment. Bearing in mind that many of these ladies are spanked quite frequently, some of this is over the top.

Some of the reactions are clearly genuine though, and if you are one of those spanking fans who like to see tears, there are films here that show that level of punishment, including several with Katie Stricktland on the receiving end.

So, do I recommend these sites to you? As I keep finding myself returning to the clips, I have to say that I do. Certainly there are sites out there with many more clips, and a greater variety of storylines, but many of the films here I find to be particularly appealing.

Hopefully you'll get a small taste of the reason why from the pictures posted here (all of which are my screen grabs, hence their sometimes marginal quality).

I'd suggest that if you do have a look you start with IoD, as I like the clips there marginally more. The largely interchangeable nature of the two sites (which could easily be combined, although this would result in less income of course) makes it unnecessary to sample both. Of course, if you like one set of films you'll almost certainly want to see the others too.

I hope that you found this review to be of interest; these sites don't seem to be mentioned often, and they are worth a look. I suspect they have a loyal group of regular subscribers.

All the best


All pictures used for review purposes and taken from IoD and the LM.

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