Posts Tagged ‘punishment’

Great review at Clean Sheets

September 3, 2008

Spanked got a great review by Julian Robinson at Cleansheets:

Editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussell has rounded up twenty brisk and stinging tales that reveal the many sides of spanking, from playful erotic accent to punishing payback for a long ago wrong. Smoothly blended technique tips and how-to hints are a bonus for those looking to enhance their spanking life. Rick Roberts’ lead-off “Spanking You” boldly wanders from the buttocks to belabor the thighs, breasts, and pussy of his eager subject. Alison Tyler’s “Betty Crocker Gone Bad” begins with one of the sexiest garments of all: an apron worn by a woman wearing nothing else, and proceeds through creatively perverse applications of common cooking tools. (Do you know anyone whose kitchen walls display multiple wooden breadboards with hefty handles and whose utensil bins contain an excess number of large wooden spoons? Do they color uncontrollably at the word “spatula”? Ah hah! You’ve found a spanko.) There’s an old-time spanking game in Donna George Storey’s “A Rare Find,” in which coin flips determine who gets it, whether bare, with what, and how hard…

Aforesaid by-the-book chastisement occurs in the volume’s most elegantly literary offering, Shanna Germain’s “Perfect Bound.” A model of Victorian propriety, her erotic bookstore owner dresses like Harriet Marwood and offers a work-for-spanks program to trembling young men who dream of her firm hand raining down upon their virgin nether cheeks: “I can tell by the way they move their eyes toward me, then away, like I’m just another book on the shelf. I’ve seen boys look at porn with the same denial of fervor.” Germain’s droll, witty style harmonizes perfectly with her heroine, who has an unusual fetish for typewriter ribbon (please Google it if this is an unfamiliar term).

“Through a Glass, Sharply” by Elizabeth Coldwell employs equally elegant terse British understatement to an account of a spanking husband and wife who confound stereotypes: she’s a petite femme disciplinarian and he’s her macho testosterone-loaded bad boy. “I know it won’t be too long before he gives me another excuse to have him like this, his bottom rosy and tender from the impact of my slaps.”

Spanking erotica interview with Madlyn March

August 4, 2008

This is the latest in my Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica author interview series. Here are the others:

Madeline Glass
Tenille Brown
Elizabeth Coldwell
Laura Bacchi
Alison Tyler
Donna George Storey
Teresa Noelle Roberts

Madlyn March is the pseudonym of a writer whose work has appeared in the anthology First-Timers, Black Table, AfterEllen, AfterElton, Complete Woman, The New York Post, Time Out New York, and others. Toni is based on a bully who once tortured her, but the sexual part is all wishful thinking.

Tell us a little about yourself that’s not in your official bio.

I once met Andy Warhol, but I was too young then to know how cool he was. I also used to want to be a dancer. I took lessons and everything. But I gave it up when I discovered writing.

What inspired your story “Reunion” in Spanked?

“Reunion” was mainly inspired by a high school crush, though I didn’t know it was one back then.

When I entered the ninth grade, a really pretty girl entered my class. She had beautiful eyes and super long, super curly brown hair. (Her name was Elizabeth, by the way.) I didn’t know I had a crush on her, because I didn’t know I was gay. I just thought I wanted to look like her.

My arch rival was a girl who lived in the same building as me. She’d been torturing me forever. When she got to know Really Pretty Girl, Really Pretty Girl stopped being my friend. I suspect Arch Rival badmouthed me. I also suspect Arch Rival was gay (she was really butch) and that she had a crush (as I did) on Really Pretty Girl.

Looking back now, I see that Arch Rival may have been threatened by my friendship with Really Pretty Girl because she wanted RPG for herself. Arch Rival may have also wanted me for herself as well.

When I sat down to write “Reunion,” I wondered what would happen if I one day met Arch Rival and we decided to get together sexually.

Lena is also based on another friend of mine that I had a crush on.

You did an excellent job of building up the long-simmering tension between the protagonist, Elizabeth, and her high school bully, Toni, which ultimately culminates in a spanking. I like the idea that there probably was an attraction buried beneath the surface between them way back when, but it only shows up at the reunion. How does the spanking help them exorcise those demons?

Well, first off, thank you for that compliment.

Secondly, you are right. There was an attraction between them way back when, on a subconscious level. Their demons were that they both liked the same girl and that kept them from seeing each other as potential (and more realistic) romantic partners. And Toni’s demon is also that she tried to take Lena from Elizabeth. Toni and Elizabeth can’t get together now, until the past is dealt with.

Spanking lets them do that. Spanking lets Elizabeth exact revenge for the past and Toni repent for it. Some may say Toni wants to be spanked, so she isn’t exactly suffering. But I think there is something about a spanking, where even if the person wants it, it still feels like a punishment. Maybe because we were all brought up to see it as so.

So the spanking, just by its very nature, is a way for Elizabeth to get revenge and a way for Toni to feel she has apologized. But Toni is also apologizing by doing something nice sexually for Elizabeth, by allowing herself to be Elizabeth’s plaything. And Elizabeth is showing she’s forgiven Toni by giving her sexual pleasure.

Elizabeth gets her revenge on Toni also by withholding the spanking at certain points. By withholding the spanking, Elizabeth lets Toni know the rules have changed since they were younger. Elizabeth is in control now and Toni has to respect that.

Ultimately, Toni is enjoying her spanking every bit as much as Elizabeth enjoys delivering it to her. Was it a challenge for you to work in each person’s pleasure in this arrangement?

No, that was not a problem. I like to give and I like to get, so I could easily envision myself as both characters. (Maybe I should have put that in the official bio?)

I also liked that Toni is a butch but clearly a bottom, and she
provokes Elizabeth deliberately into spanking her. Were you trying to
sing the praises of butch bottoms?

I wasn’t trying to do that consciously. This was me just fantasizing what I’d do if I ever met that bully today, and I knew I’d be the one doling out the punishment. I also wanted Toni to be able to apologize for what she’d done, and Elizabeth to give out a punishment to Toni, and having Elizabeth be the top and Toni be the bottom seemed the best way to do that.

But I’ve always liked the idea that a butch is not necessarily a top and a femme not necessarily a bottom.

People are people and they don’t always conform to rigid stereotypes. So maybe that got in there subconsciously.

You also point out that just cause someone’s into spanking doesn’t mean they’re into everything about spanking. “My last lover, Mimi, was fun, but frustrating. She loved to spank me, which was a problem, as I prefer being the spanker. We didn’t break up over that, but it made the sex—at least for me—much less satisfying than it could have been.”

This shows that for some people, they are pretty much only into spanking or being spanked. I was also glad to see you get into the pleasure of spanking someone, because I think the joy of that side often gets lost when we’re talking about spanking. What do you think Elizabeth gets out of spanking other people, and, specifically, Toni? Why is it exciting for her?

I think Elizabeth gets out of spanking other people what I get out of spanking other people. I like spanking because I like giving pleasure.

There’s also something fun about spanking someone the way you want to be spanked, envisioning yourself getting the same spanking they are getting. When you’re spanking, you’re allowed to see pleasure on someone else’s face (and behind) but you can’t get that pleasure for yourself. It’s just out of reach. So that’s very exciting.

I also think Elizabeth likes spanking because she’s a bit of a control freak (as am I).

What’s exciting for Elizabeth about spanking Toni is the fact that finally she gets to exact revenge on her, but also she finally gets to act on this deep-seated, long-simmering attraction. It’s the combo of both those things that makes this spanking more highly charged than if it were just your run-of-the-mill spanking between a long-term couple.

You said in your bio that Toni is based on a bully who once tortured you. Would you ever want to get revenge in the same way your protagonist does?

Interesting question. I would–but only if the bully actually wanted to talk to me and proved herself a nicer person now. But I couldn’t just go up to her and start spanking her. We’d need to have many, many conversations before that took place.

Is there anything different for you about writing spanking erotica vs. other kinds of erotica?

Not really. To me, the rules of writing erotica are the same no matter what fetish the story features. Remember, first of all, that you are telling a story, so character development and plot should be there. In my opinion, the sex should be there for a reason–it leads the characters to an emotional point in their lives. And you shouldn’t write about anything that doesn’t get you personally hot or you won’t get your readers hot.

As a reader, do you have a favorite spanking erotica story?

I actually haven’t read much spanking erotica. In this book, my favorite stories were Shanna Germain’s “Perfect Bound” and your story, “The Depths of Despair.” I liked Shanna’s because it had a woman who looks like a strait-laced librarian but she’s actually very naughty. I’m a sucker for stories like that. And yours was a favorite because it was much deeper and darker than most erotica is; it really breaks a boundary and that’s always good for erotica and fiction in general.

What’s next for you?

More erotic story submissions, reading my story August 21st at In the Flesh, a novel (maybe, if I can ever finish it), and perhaps some more non-fiction.

Here’s an excerpt from Madlyn March’s story “Reunion.” Read the whole thing in Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica.

“All right,” I said, a few minutes later. “I think you’re ready for what I have to give you next.” She dutifully unzipped her pants. “Lie back on the ground,” I said as I rummaged though my bag, wondering what I could use to restrain her and to hit her. Ah. Perfect.

“Ass up,” I said, as I pulled her hands back with my ponytail holder.

I hesitated for a second. Was this right? Would I hurt her too much? It seemed strange to care, considering what she had done to me. But she seemed like such a nice person now, and I didn’t want to do anything that would be too—

“I bet you still hate me for taking Lena from you, huh?” she asked.

Suddenly, I stopped caring about whether what I was doing was right or not. She obviously wanted me to be rough. There was no other reason why she’d bring Lena up after all this time. She was trying to make me as mad as possible so I’d hit her hard. God, she must be dying for a good spanking. Well, she would just have to wait. Wait and suffer.

“No, I don’t hate you for taking Lena,” I lied, gently massaging her bare ass with the back of my metal hairbrush. “But I bet you wish I did. I bet you’d like to feel the sting of this. It’ll really hurt when it hits that ass of yours. I’ll whack you so hard, your clit will feel the vibration for days.”

She was breathing loudly. So was I. We were frozen like that for two whole minutes, both terrified and excited by what was to follow.

Then I made good on my promise. Hard.

“Unngghh,” she groaned.

I stuck my fingers under my panties and began fingering myself. When I felt she could take a second hit, I whacked her even harder. And again. And again. The hardest metal hitting the softest skin. Over and over. After each whack, I touched my clit, taking myself just to the edge but not over. I whacked her until those pale globes turned bright red. I whacked her until I was almost ready to come myself. I wanted to put myself in the same place she was: Dying to have an orgasm, but not wanting to end the exquisite torture. Not yet, anyway.

Spanking erotica interview with Tenille Brown

July 30, 2008

Here’s the latest Spanked contributor interview. I love Tenille’s writing and hope she does edit an anthology of her own because I’m sure it’d be fabulous. Again, I’m thrilled with authors plum bing the true depths of their stories to tap into what makes them work, and what about spanking in particular brings out certain emotional nuances for their characters and their relationship.

Tenille Brown’s erotic fiction can be found in such anthologies as Iridescence, Got A Minute, F is for Fetish, Sex and Candy, J Is for Jealousy and Rubber Sex. She is a staff writer for Custom Erotica Source and keeps various blogs on her website, www.tenillebrown.com and her MySpace page, www.myspace.com/tenillebrown.

Tell us a little about yourself that’s not in your official bio.

In my last interview, I gave this little list of little known facts like my age and number of children, but some silly fun things about me are: I love to cook and I enjoy drinking wine. I listen to jazz and watch HGTV and The Food Network. I wake up in the middle of the night to have cookies and milk and sometimes ice cream. I have a vast Betty Boop collection and even have her tattooed on my thigh. And, I’m spoiled…very spoiled and set in my ways.

What inspired your story “Indulgences” in Spanked?

It doesn’t happen often for me, but I awakened in the middle of the night with the idea for the opening of “Indulgences.” All of a sudden I began to wonder what would happen if a wife constantly caught her husband jerking off. Then I figured that wasn’t interesting enough…husbands jerk off all the time. Then I threw the porn element into it. I know of a lot of women who are disgusted by it, but then even that wasn’t interesting enough. Then I realized that what would give it a good spin would be the reason George wasn’t supposed to jerking off to porn. Maybe Priscilla wouldn’t normally have a problem with it, but due to their current circumstances, them trying to have a baby, it made his jerking off a big problem for her.

The heart of “Indulgences” actually came from a very personal place. I touched on an issue I myself am familiar with, infertility. So, writing “Indulgences” was, in a way, a sort of relief for me, just as spanking George was for Priscilla and being spanked by Priscilla was for George. Unfortunately during that time in my own life, I couldn’t simply spank my blues away, but there was definitely that stress and constant need for release. I happen to be one of the lucky ones to have come out on the upside of things, but I can still relate to being in that place, so it felt really good to be able to work it into a story of mine.

In “Indulgences,” you touch on a big favorite amongst many spanking participants, the need to be punished. In your story, George likes to be spanked, but only if he feels that Priscilla is truly angry with him. He provokes her in various ways, such as jerking off to porn when he’s agreed not to, in order to get her to spank him. Why is this element of punishment so important to George? Do you think he realizes that Priscilla hasn’t been in on the “game” until toward the end of the story?

I think that this type of punishment is important to George because it comes from such a real place. He does have feelings of guilt, but it doesn’t have as much to do with the porn and masturbation as it has to do with his inability to create a child with his wife.

I don’t think George completely realizes that Priscilla isn’t in on it, but I do believe that George fell into this dominant/submissive situation for himself as well as for her. I think that George knew this was also an indulgence for Priscilla and he did his best to ensure that they both received pleasure from it.

What do you see as the difference between roleplaying being “angry” and “punishing” someone with what happens toward the start of the story, which is a more realistic kind of anger from Priscilla? Does it affect the way the spanking is delivered?

There is clearly a passion that comes from Priscilla’s anger that George wouldn’t otherwise get if they were simply roleplaying. I think that Priscilla’s genuine anger makes the spanking more authentic and makes it more thrilling for George and satisfying for her.

We know what’s in it for George—the thrill of getting spanked, and punished. What’s in it for Priscilla? You hint it in the story but I’m wondering if you can elaborate on what you see as her role in their power play dynamic.

What’s in it for Priscilla is that control, being in charge of at least something in her life. She feels helpless in terms of her infertility, but punishing George is the one thing that has remained constant. Priscilla isn’t necessarily controlling George, she is taking control of her destiny.

Why do you enjoy writing spanking erotica? Is there anything different for you about writing spanking erotica vs. other kinds of erotica?

I thought that my first foray into spanking erotica, “Bend,” which was published in Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z and also in J is for Jealousy would also be my last, but I found that I really enjoyed it and to date, I’ve written four spanking stories.

When I write spanking erotica, it’s almost like being involved in the act itself. It’s a release for me. It’s an indulgence. It’s a glorious escape from the norm.

The difference for me is that spanking erotica is very specific. I get to give all my care and attention to this one particular topic. I get to find new and creative ways to expand on it. It’s more of a challenge for me.

As a reader, do you have a favorite spanking erotica story?

My favorite spanking story ever is an oldie but goodie, “Tess Needs A Spanking” by N. T. Morley. I read it for the first time online a few years ago, and every now and then I Google it just to have another read. It’s short, sweet, oh so sexy and incredibly well-written.

What’s next for you?

I just turned in a couple of spanking stories, a femme/femme story, and I am also beginning work on an anthology proposal.

I remember several years ago when I first began publishing erotica, I said that after I got published in ten anthologies, I would try editing my own. Then I bumped it up to fifteen and then twenty. Now I’ve been published in thirty anthologies and I think it’s time to just go for it.

Below is an excerpt from “Indulgences” by Tenille Brown; read the whole thing in Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica.

A deal was a deal. Still, George had given in to this indulgence of his, and since he had indulged, she would indulge.

But Priscilla’s indulgence didn’t involve flipping open a magazine and touching herself. Standing in the doorway of the bathroom, she cleared her throat. Yes, Priscilla’s indulgence involved touching George.

She approached him, stopping only when she stood a few steps behind him.

Her arm drawn back, hand high over her head, Priscilla gave her final words: “I certainly hope it was worth it, George.”
She didn’t wait for him to respond before she brought her hand down with such force that the strap caused a whipping sound in the air. Shortly after came the crack of leather making contact with flesh.

The pink skin on George’s ass rippled with the first strike. His muscular thighs clenched. Priscilla knew without looking that he was gritting his teeth, squeezing his eyes shut.

Priscilla spoke. “Now, tell me again, George, why we don’t jerk off all willy-nilly around here.”

Strike.

George rose up on the balls of his feet, his toes gripping the carpet.

Spanking erotica interview with Elizabeth Coldwell

July 23, 2008

Elizabeth Coldwell is the editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies including Best SM Erotica 1 and 2, Five Minute Fantasies 2 and Spank Me. She firmly believes that naughty boys need to learn their lesson.

Tell us a little about yourself that’s not in your official bio.

I love cheese (to the extent that my brother thinks I’m actually part mouse), my favourite song of all time is ‘Only Time Will Tell’ by Asia and I’m a very dedicated supporter of my home town football (soccer for those in the US) team, Rotherham United. Any or all of these may have had some influence on my writing over the years…

What inspired your story “Through A Glass, Sharply,” in Spanked?

I was originally working on a completely different story, and then I received an e-mail reminding me of the deadline for submissions which mentioned that you hadn’t had many stories in which a man was being spanked. That sparked something off, because I haven’t written that much in which the man in one the receiving end, and I put the other story to one side. Once I knew what the character of Elliott was going to be like, I based his look on someone real. It’s someone I don’t actually fancy, which is fairly unusual if I’m ‘borrowing’ someone for a story, but he does have an incredible arse!

Your female narrator spanks her husband, Elliott, and you write, “Elliott had to find some excuse to be punished — neither of us would gain any enjoyment if I were to spank him without cause…” Within their dynamic, why does punishment have to be a factor? Is it more enjoyable to write punishment scenes than “spanking for fun” ones?

He’s very successful in his career, and she’s his support network, but having to be the corporate wife bores and frustrates her. Acting out a punishment scene is his way of indulging her and letting her take control for a change, and it also enables her to let off steam. I also prefer writing punishment scenes because there’s more in the way of anticipation and tension, which I think is an important part of any good erotic story, and because it enables me to explore situations I find hot, such as being systematically undressed and getting off on being told what to do.

I like the way you acknowledge that how we look on the outside may have nothing to do with our sexual interests; Elliott looks dominant while the narrator is petite and blonde, “seemingly designed to be hauled over his knee to squeal and wriggle beautifully as he turns my bottom a blushing crimson.” You also allude to the idea that spanking is a secret between them that nobody else knows about, which I imagine is pretty common. How does this secrecy play into their enjoyment of spanking?

I deliberately wanted to have a couple where, if people knew they were into BDSM, they would automatically assume that he was the top and she was the bottom, because that’s how it so often is, particularly in fiction, and I felt like subverting that. I think it’s also harder for men to admit that they’re the one who likes to be spanked, because somehow they would be perceived as being weak or henpecked, where in reality being able to reveal your vulnerability and give up power on a temporary basis is a sign of strength. As for keeping it a secret, in the story it’s partly because he has the sort of job where if it was discovered he was ‘kinky’ it wouldn’t be looked on too kindly, but also because if you have some kind of activity where you can use a code or an action to trigger it off, you’re already building towards a scene and no one else knows about it, or is made to feel uncomfortable by it.

As the editor of Forum (UK), have you found any particular types of spanking stories to be most popular?

Old-fashioned school discipline will always be popular – the English are still fascinated with having to go to the headmaster for six of the best, even though that was phased out in reality a long time ago. And ‘naughty girl is given loving discipline by strict older man’ goes down well, too. It contrasts to the genuine letters we receive for the magazine, which are often written by men describing how they’ve gone to another man for a spanking/punishment session.

Why do you enjoy writing spanking erotica? Is there anything different for you about writing spanking erotica vs. other kinds of erotica?

I think everyone who loves writing spanking stories does so because either the thought of spanking or being spanked appeals to all their important little places…

As a reader, do you have a favorite spanking erotica story?

I’ve read so many over the years it’s hard to pick particular ones out. There’s a well-known Scottish CP author called Sarah Veitch, who also edits Submission magazine, and for years she wrote stories which were always quite light-hearted and humorous, with a typically bratty heroine who inevitably earned herself a spanking. Then she produced a story for Forum, ‘Initiation’, which was about a woman who was going to a Master to receive her first ever spanking, and because it was slightly darker and more intense than her previous work, it always stuck in my mind. And I have a great story coming up in the mag in a couple of months, by Sommer Marsden. It involves a woman taking her husband to a man who specialises in ‘ego restriction’, because she thinks being punished will make him less arrogant. As soon as I read it, I thought, ‘I’ve got to use this – this is fabulous!’

What’s next for you?

I’ve had a story accepted for the next Best Women’s Erotica anthology (I always find it stupidly gratifying to be in a collection which has ‘best’ in the title, and the football season starts in a couple of weeks, so I’m getting ready to follow my Rotherham boys again. More immediately, I’ve got to edit down a long, rambling and probably totally made-up letter for Forum into something approaching English – what fun!

Here’s an excerpt from Elizabeth Coldwell’s story “Through a Glass, Sharply” – read the whole story in Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica.

“I’ll tell you what would make me happy.” My voice is soft, so that he has to stoop slightly to hear me. As I speak, I run my hand over the front of his trousers, feeling the hard length of his cock rising up toward his belly. I suspect he has been hard from the moment he knocked over that glass of wine. “Turning that backside of yours scarlet with the flat of my palm. Take off your shoes, socks, and jacket and pull down your trousers, Elliott. Then bend over the back of the armchair.”

Elliott hurries to obey. We have a leather-backed armchair in the room that would be more fitting for a Victorian gentleman’s study than our modern, minimally decorated home, but it has pride of place because it is always the centerpiece of our punishment scenes. I watch as my husband takes off his jacket, folds it and lays it on the seat of the chair. His shoes and socks follow, discarded socks tucked into shoes, shoes pushed under the chair, out of sight. Then he unbuckles his belt and lets his trousers fall to his knees. As he bends over the chair, the tails of his crisp white shirt partly conceal his firm buttocks. I come up behind him and tuck them back on themselves, then run my hand gently over his bottom, stroking it through the clinging cotton jersey of his underwear.

“What a beautiful arse,” I tell him, and I mean it. It’s a part of his body I would love even if I didn’t have any interest in spanking it, muscular from the hours he spends in the gym and the Sunday morning football kickabouts he enjoys with his friends. “But it needs to be taught a lesson. This arse needs to know that when the boss is round for dinner, we all have to be on our best behavior.”

By the end of the sentence, my gentle caresses have become firm taps. Not enough to make Elliott flinch, but enough to begin the process of warming up his bottom, ready for the harder blows to come.

“Yes, ma’am, I’ll remember that in future,” Elliott says. And then he doesn’t say anything for a while, as I begin the process of spanking him in earnest. My hand comes down on his buttocks over and over, sharp little slaps paced so that he never knows quite how long he will have to wait before the next one comes down. He can take a lot of punishment, particularly when I’m using my hand, instead of my hairbrush or the doubled-over length of his belt, and he squirms slightly but I know I’m not really hurting him.

I deserve a spanking

July 14, 2008

I think I need a spanking for bringing this super pretty paddle (that I got in London years ago) to the vbook trailer shoot and then thinking I’d forgotten it (I didn’t see it in my big bag). Whoops. It would’ve looked so pretty. We got some great shots, but still.

Spanking implements from Eden’s Fantasys

July 10, 2008

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Excerpt from Madlyn March’s story “Reunion”

July 9, 2008

Since I just posted the guest post by Madlyn March, I thought I’d share some of her excellent lesbian spanking revenge high school reunion story, simply called “Reunion,” from Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. There’s something really devilishly fun about this story, and it’ll inspire anyone who was bullied in high school (or ever) to imagine getting to spank the one who tormented you.

While she stood there, I wrapped one arm around her waist and put the other down her pants. I fingered her cunt, torturing her until she was begging for release. Then I took out my hand and put it to my own cunt to give myself some much-needed relief.

“All right,” I said, a few minutes later. “I think you’re ready for what I have to give you next.” She dutifully unzipped her pants. “Lie back on the ground,” I said as I rummaged though my bag, wondering what I could use to restrain her and to hit her. Ah. Perfect.

“Ass up,” I said, as I pulled her hands back with my ponytail holder.

I hesitated for a second. Was this right? Would I hurt her too much? It seemed strange to care, considering what she had done to me. But she seemed like such a nice person now, and I didn’t want to do anything that would be too—
“I bet you still hate me for taking Lena from you, huh?” she asked.

Suddenly, I stopped caring about whether what I was doing was right or not. She obviously wanted me to be rough. There was no other reason why she’d bring Lena up after all this time. She was trying to make me as mad as possible so I’d hit her hard. God, she must be dying for a good spanking. Well, she would just have to wait. Wait and suffer.

“No, I don’t hate you for taking Lena,” I lied, gently massaging her bare ass with the back of my metal hairbrush. “But I bet you wish I did. I bet you’d like to feel the sting of this. It’ll really hurt when it hits that ass of yours. I’ll whack you so hard, your clit will feel the vibration for days.”

She was breathing loudly. So was I. We were frozen like that for two whole minutes, both terrified and excited by what was to follow.

Then I made good on my promise. Hard.

Do you scream when getting spanked?

July 7, 2008

On Loving Domestic Discipline, there’s an extensive post by Mr. Lovingdd about the appropriateness of screaming during spanking. That post is dealing with a male spanking a female under in the name of domestic discipline.

But what about the rest of you? To scream or not? To make noise or not? To squirm or be “bratty” or not? I’d love to hear from tops and bottoms about this interesting issue. I’ll have to mull over my answer, though I am generally in favor of a little noise (or muffled noise). To me it’s hot to hear myself or the person I’m spanking, though more than screaming I am probably into dirty talking/roleplay during spanking. But I want to know what YOU think!

Not every woman responds to discipline in the same way. Some women take their spankings very well. They automatically accept the fact that they are being disciplined for their own good. They follow their HOH’s instructions to the letter. They undress promptly and without complaint. They place themselves over their HOH’s lap, presenting their bottoms obediently. When their spanking starts, they do not squirm and struggle in a vain attempt to escape their just punishment. Instead, they submit obediently to their discipline, despite the pain and shame of the spanking they are receiving from their HOH. At some stage of the disciplinary process, such women are brought to tears and begin to cry in a deep emotional release that cleanses their hearts and activates their naturally submissive femininity.

Women who take their punishment well are usually characterized by the relative quietness with which they submit to physical discipline. Not only do they not struggle nor attempt to block their HOH as he spanks their bottom, but they also submit to their spanking without making a lot of noise, apart from the inevitable tears and sobbing that mark the beginning of the feminine learning process.

One of the worst forms of feminine misbehavior during discipline relates to the amount of noise made by the spanked woman. This misbehavior is not related to whether she is crying or not. Some women naturally cry rather loudly, while others sob more quietly.

But some women hide their rebellion, their disrespect and their disobedience behind a hysterical kind of screaming or shrieking that they utter during discipline. They may wait until their tears start to flow before screaming, or their screams may begin long before their sobs. Such women may even think it is a “cute” form of resistance to their HOH’s authority to scream when he spanks her. They think that, “He can spank me if he wants, but I am going to pay him back by screaming as if I am being murdered. Let us see how he feels about that!”

Interview about spanking erotica with Spanked contributor Teresa Noelle Roberts

July 7, 2008

This is the first in a series of interviews I’ll be posting here with contributors to Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. I love hearing about the inspiration behind people’s writing, and I hope this gives you some insight as well as makes you want to read these crazy-hot stories. At the bottom (ha!) is a short excerpt from Teresa’s story “Daddy’s Girl,” which is one of my hands-down favorites in the book. In other words, I truly think this story alone is worth the price of Spanked. I’ve read it so many times and it makes me incredibly horny each time (and that really is a tough task when you’ve read and written as much erotica as I have!). For anyone like me who may have thought they were jaded when it comes to spanking erotica (or is just a natural pervert), this story (and interview’s) for you!

Teresa Noelle Roberts has turned speculating obsessively about sex into a career. Her erotica has appeared in Caught Looking: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2007, B is Bondage, E is for Exotic, F is for Fetish, H is for Hardcore, He’s on Top, She’s on Top, and other anthologies with equally provocative titles. She also writes with a co-author under the name Sophie Mouette; look for Sophie’s erotica in Best Women’s Erotica 2007, Fishnetmag.com, Caught Looking and various Wicked Words anthologies from Black Lace Books. Sophie’s novel Cat Scratch Fever was published by Black Lace Books.

Tell us a little about yourself that’s not in your official bio.

It probably won’t surprise anyone who’s read my stories to hear that my picture isn’t found in the dictionary next to the words vanilla or white bread.

It may come as a surprise to hear that vanilla and white bread are two of my favorite substances. I’m quite domestic. When the writing’s not going well, I clear my mind by baking and cooking like a crazed 50s housewife. Thank goodness I also like bellydance and yoga, or mid-book slump would lead to mid-section slump from all that baking.

What inspired your story in Spanked?

Honestly? I’ve written quite a few spanking stories and wanted to find a slightly different take. I decided it would be fun to involve some form of roleplay. Then I thought I’d like to explore Daddy/girl roleplay precisely because it’s something outside my personal experience and I wanted to understand it better.

Your story “Daddy’s Girl” is one of my favorite spanking stories ever, mainly because I never would’ve thought I’d be into that kind of story, but you told it so well, getting into the roleplay but also stepping back out of the roleplay. Is this your first Daddy/girl story? Were there any special considerations when dealing with the subject matter?

Wow! Thank you so much, Rachel! That’s quite a compliment, especially coming from you.

I’d call this my first successful Daddy/girl story; I have one abortive attempt languishing in my files. I chose the Daddy/girl relationship because I like to try to understand other people’s kinks and erotic fascinations, and to challenge my own writing comfort zone. (I wrote a story for Rubber Sex for much the same reason and it was a great experience.) At the time I was writing the story, I’d gotten to know a few people online who enjoyed Daddy/girl roleplay or were in more or less full-time Daddy/girl relationships and I was endeavoring to get inside their emotional worlds a bit. I don’t want to claim any kind of universality for the motives in this story, by the way, but they work for these characters!

Daddy/girl, and ageplay in general, is tricky territory to write about because it can be uncomfortable for people who aren’t involved with it, can conjure up horrible thoughts of child abuse even though it’s between consenting non-related adults. The challenge of this story was keeping a little dangerous edge—the sense that they’re playing with taboos—while making it clear that we’re talking about two grown-ups in love enjoying an edgy, but tender game.

You delve into the psychological aspect of their spanking roleplaying, and write, “We’re not following the script anymore, the script that keeps my fantasies safe. But even though my head’s in a bit of an uproar, I’m still wet and still eager to have Mike—Daddy, I mean—paddle my ass.” I thought that was so fascinating, that even though Kaitlyn know it’s a game, she has to get swept up in it in order to enjoy it. How much of erotic storytelling, for you, is about the psychological element?

The psychological aspect is tremendously important in erotic storytelling for me because it’s tremendously important in good sex. The brain’s the largest sex organ, in my opinion, and arousal is at least as much about our mental and emotional reactions are our physical ones. This seems even more true when you’re exploring D/s to any degree—and while spanking can be just about intense sensation, my spanking stories tend to have a strong element of dominance and surrender. Getting caned is hot (oh, did I just out myself?) for all sorts of complex reasons having to do with intense sensation and also surrender and fantasy and fear and trust. Being smacked by an errant twig when you’re walking in the woods feels about the same, but it’s not fun at all.

Why do you enjoy writing spanking erotica? Is there anything different for you about writing spanking erotica vs. other kinds of erotica?

I love writing spanking stories in part because spanking has the potential to combine power exchange, playfulness, and the pain/pleasure dynamic in ways that unveil interesting things about the characters.

That sounds intelligent and writerly, but the other reason I love spanking stories is that getting spanked makes me incredibly hot. There’s nothing quite so amusing as getting paid to spin elaborate fantasies about something that I fantasize about anyway. And of course there’s the research…

That said, my spanking stories, like all my erotic tales, are fiction. My own obsessions and experiences may inspire some stories more than others, but the better, deeper stories are generally those where I take an idea and run with it, creating something removed from my reality.

As a reader, do you have a favorite spanking erotica story?

It depends so much on my mood. Sometimes I want something playful and light-hearted; sometimes I crave an edgier story with a stronger element of power exchange and some harsher play mixed in. (Can you tell I’m avoiding picking favorites because I don’t want to accidentally leave anyone out?) I can say I prefer stories where spanking’s not a punishment. Not that there’s anything wrong with that twist, in real life or fiction, if it works for the people involved, but I’d rather see spanking in a more pleasurable context. For me, it’s a reward, not a punishment!

What’s next for you?

I’m wrapping up an erotic urban fantasy, starting a new novel with my co-author (as Sophie Mouette), and looking forward to the release of a couple of erotic-romance novels from e-publisher Phaze Books. The next one, Pirate’s Booty, releases August 18 and—surprise!—features spanking and bondage. My co-authored alter ego, Sophie Mouette, has a novella in your collection Bedding Down, which we’re very excited about. And I have short stories forthcoming in so many erotica anthologies I can hardly keep track of them.

An excerpt from “Daddy’s Girl” by Teresa a Noelle Roberts from Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica.

“You’re right about Tom Clancy,” he admits. “But if you want to read about erotic spanking, let me find you something better. I doubt this author has been spanked since she was six years old and got caught stealing cookies.”

God, what am I supposed to say to that? He’s so not playing by the rules, so not acting like a proper Daddy, and I can’t keep up. And I actually thought she’d done a pretty good job with the spanking scene, so that’s pissing me off a little.
I thought my face was burning before, but he’s thrown napalm on it. And apparently some of it got into my panties, because things are on fire down there. I finally manage to spit out, “That’s gross.”

“You’re reading that tripe and you’re talking to me about gross?”

Tripe? Who the hell actually says that anymore? I almost ask him that, but his nearness, the smell of his cologne, the throbbing between my legs, all conspire to tie my tongue.

And that gives him enough time to make his move.

One hand brings the offending trade paperback down on my butt with a surprisingly firm thud. The other grabs my ponytail, uses it to propel me forward.

He forces my mouth against his. I keep my lips firmly shut.

He keeps smacking me with the book as he kisses me.

I fight it for as long as I can—fight the seductive stinging against my ass, fight the mixture of arousal and alarm flooding me. Finally, my lips open, and I melt against him and let him plunder my mouth. He’s hard against my bare thigh, and that’s killing me. I want to rub myself against it, but that’s just not what a girl does to her Daddy.

“I think,” Daddy says, “that you need to punished—to know what a proper spanking feels like so you’ll know when you’re reading bad porn. Don’t you agree, Cherise?”