Though it touches only lightly on spanking and BDSM in general, I found Jesse Bering's Perv to be a fascinating book. A whirlwind tour of sexual deviance is anchored by historical context, anecdotes, and scientific studies. Most significantly for me, though, was the juxtaposition of morality-based reasoning with harm-based reasoning. The book delves into areas … Continue reading Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Perv
I recently had several scene friends come to visit me for a traditional music festival in my hometown. I was shocked at just how many had accepted the invitation- I had not realised there was such an overlap in interest. I am still buzzing from what was a wonderful week on so many levels, and … Continue reading Convergence
Kate grimaced as she wiped the eye liner off for the millionth time, leaving her eyes a bloodshot red to match her irritated lids. This was not what she’d had in mind when she set about applying colour to her face. She puffed her flushed cheeks and began again, glancing at her phone to confirm … Continue reading Preparation
Today’s message is specifically for my fellow Irish readers, though I hope many outside this island share these sentiments. This Friday 22 May, Ireland will vote on the issue of homosexual marriage. This issue has been close to my heart for as long as I can remember, and I am very happy to … Continue reading Yes Equality
Sister Therese was introduced here Therese tore her gaze from the endless blue sky and the freedom it represented. That freedom would be hers, but not quite yet. She wiped her hands on her grey robe and quickly returned to her work, lest any of the Enlightened sisters take her to task for daydreaming. She … Continue reading Freedom
I suppose the most important thing to consider when contemplating what to wear for the spanking is that the outfit must not interfere with one's ability to run away. I suppose it's also worth considering that the same outfit should not interfere with what he plans to do when the running away part fails.
Tri had thought this sort of thing was supposed to get easier with time, but she felt far more apprehension than she had on her first Cleansing. She’d had anxiety aplenty last time, though the entire ritual also held an enticing air of mystery. On her return, though she couldn’t yet claim understanding of the … Continue reading Cleansing
There is magic in the moment of offering up the implement- particularly a harsh one- knowing what it will do, and accepting what is to come.
It started, as so many odd and wonderful things do, with a chat in a pub. I had met a writer- a real one, someone who had devoted himself to this craft as a way of life, not just something to piddle with occasionally on the internet. After several pints, I had lost sufficient inhibition … Continue reading The Price of Honesty
A while back a question was posed to Dom With Pen on whether a submissive must have "fire in her eyes." While that wilfulness definitely has it's appeal, I'd like to say that it is far from a requirement in all cases. Submission does not always need to be a battle. There are dominants who … Continue reading A Quiet Kind of Fire