Who knows if this is true or not, but this article “Hot Between the Covers” from WalesOnline talks about erotica and specifically, spanking, and the book True Confessions of a London Spank Daddy by Peter Jones. Only out in the UK so far (but U.S. release is in October), though I want to read it.
“As part of that series I met Peter Jones, the London Spank Daddy. I wanted him to write a story for one of my books called Spank Me.
“It struck me his own story was fascinating and worth breaking away from the normal form of erotic short stories.
“It has opened my eyes to the fact people are so much more accepting of people’s sexuality. Every high street has a shop selling vibrators whereas five or six years ago nothing was as honest and open as it is now.”
The author, Peter Jones – not his real name – is very much an “authoritarian figure”, quite old school and besuited, says Hazel.
“He agreed to the book because he wanted people to understand that for a fairly large percentage of the population, this is something inherent in them, not a freak or kink. It’s not necessarily sexual. Some people find they need to be spanked for discipline reasons as well as erotic.
“The spanking community are terrified – as gays were 20 or 30 years ago of being outed – but this will help make it more mainstream, even though it is something done in private.”
The book, which recently featured on a Sunday morning Radio 4 programme, has chimed with Formula One supremo Max Mosley’s celebration of a High Court judgement that championed his right to hold a spanking and bondage orgy with five prostitutes.
A judge awarded Mr Mosley £60,000 after deciding a newspaper intruded on the personal privacy of the son of Fascist leader Oswald Mosley when it secretly filmed the sado-masochistic session.
“I absolutely agreed with the court’s verdict,” says Hazel.
“Everything that happened was consensual.”
The book – the basis for a new Channel 4 documentary – details Spank Daddy’s modus operandi, which is to meet women face-to-face to assess their motives for wanting to be spanked, as well as his experiences.
Hazel says: “There are various spanking sites and party groups on the internet. An awful lot of spank doctors’ clients are very powerful executive women who spend the whole day being in charge. It’s a total release for them, having the power turned on them.
“I was intrigued as to why women would want such a thing. Sometimes it’s the discipline – and their husbands or partners wouldn’t hurt them enough and that’s when there’s no sex involved.
“What is really interesting is that women go to an older man, a smartly-dressed, authoritative head master type. He says to women things like: ‘Go and stand in the corner with your hands on your head for 10 minutes’. Some of the women do want the father figure because it represents to them a confident time of childhood when they are no longer in charge – daddy’s in charge.
“These people don’t want to be ridiculed for this because it means a lot to them. Some people confuse spanking with wife beating and domestic abuse but it is not. It is all down to the woman and what she wants.”