About a year ago, Joey did a blog post that answered some common questions he had received from various messages, comments and emails. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, I would recommend you do so – What It’s Like To Get Real Spankings – An Interview with Joey. As you would imagine, I too have been asked a variety of questions from the same channels and so I thought I would take the same approach and answer some of them here. So let’s get to it shall we?
Question: Do you spank other men?
Answer: No, Joey is the only person I spank. For us and our relationship, while disciplinary sessions are not inherently sexual, they are an expression of our intimacy. I wouldn’t feel comfortable spanking someone else or having someone else spank Joey.
Question: Have you ever thought about becoming a professional spanker? You’d make a fortune!
Answer: Well, thank you! No, I haven’t, and at this point in time, don’t see a point where I would be comfortable doing that, (see answer above), but I certainly don’t judge anyone who spanks for a living. Lots of errant backsides need tending to!
Question: How long did it take you to become comfortable spanking Joey as hard as you do?
Answer: I can’t give a specific time frame but I can tell you that there was a natural progression to get us to this point. Way back at the beginning of our relationship (a million years ago), Joey was the one that introduced me to fun/sexual spankings. I agreed to it because it was something new and exciting. And it felt so naughty that it was a big turn on. Over time, as you’ve likely read on our blog somewhere…spankings became our primary method of foreplay. We had great fun with it! Over time, I found that I really liked giving him spankings more than me receiving them. And conversely, he was enjoying getting spankings more than giving them. So we evolved into that dynamic. Then…Joey being Joey…he was always pushing his limits on what he could take, and started taking more swats before uttering his safeword. So when he approached me with the idea of holding him accountable by way of REAL spankings, I already knew that I’d have to lay on a pretty good one to “teach him a REAL lesson.” As we started down this road, obviously the spankings became NOT sexual and more of a means of communication, setting and reinforcing boundaries, and well…punishment. But his submission to me, and trust in me giving such harsh punishments, also greatly enhanced our love, connection and intimacy within our relationship. So in summation, because of our experience and history with spanking, I know HARD spankings are what he had in mind when he requested it as a consequence, and because of that, it was easier to get comfortable when giving him harsh punishment spankings.
Question: Why do you spank him so hard?
Answer: In short, because he needs it! Joey has a pretty high pain tolerance naturally, but I also think his tolerance has increased over time. I am always aware of and monitor his bottom and the backs of his legs throughout a spanking. My intention is never, ever, to leave marks that will not heal or that would require medical intervention. This is also where communication plays an important part in a domestic discipline relationship. Most of the time, (not immediately before or during a spanking), but at other times, Joey gives me feedback on how various implements feel. We talk about the physical effect to his body that the implements have during and after a session. I also take into account how hard I swing, what position he was in to receive his punishment, how many swats/lashes he received, and how each implement performed (i.e. is a particular belt prone to twisting thereby delivering the more painful “edge shots”, which side of a particular paddle has the edges of holes beveled, so as to not break the skin during the spanking. It may sound like a lot to keep track of but again, we didn’t start out here. This was a natural progression for us and this thought process has become second nature for me.
Question: Do you LIKE to spank him that hard?
Answer: I don’t think it’s that I necessarily like to spank him that hard, as much as it is that I know he “needs” that intensity of a spanking to get my point across, and the lesson learned. What I DO like is the better attitude that he exhibits after a spanking. I will also say that I am always aware of where he is in his pain tolerance threshold throughout our sessions.
Question: What are your top 3 favorite implements to spank Joey with and why?
Answer: My The Italian Leather Belt – beautiful leather, heavy, feels good when connecting and of course makes a lasting impression. Plus I wear it often, and so it is often handy. 😉 Then I’d have to say the Spencer Paddle – easy to control, provides A LOT of STING, which can bring him to tears quickly. And last but not least, The Wicked Switch – quiet, easy to control, good for low bottom and upper thigh lashes, makes an immediate and strong point. But I do realize it is the most severe implement we have, and so I do use it sparingly, or for more serious offenses.
Question: Joey has said that the Wicked Switch is the worse thing to get spanked with. Were you able to tell by just using it or by him telling you?
Answer: As we have both stated, communication is key to this type of relationship. That being said, Joey isn’t above bending or massaging the truth in order to influence my decisions about which implement to utilize and how much correction he needs with it. So I do listen to what he says but it’s more about watching his reactions. Interestingly, his reactions while he’s starting down the trail to getting a spanking are sometimes the most telling. For example, if I threaten with him the Wicked Switch his whole demeanor changes. He tries to hide it but I know his “tells”. 😉
Question: Why do you like to wear sandals so much?
Answer: Being that we live in the southwestern United States, I’m able to wear sandals year round. I have quite a collection! They are comfortable and easy to pair with different outfits. Plus a huge benefit is that, if I am not wearing a good spanking-belt that day, I can always take off a sandal to get Joey back in line. In addition, Joey happens to love my feet so what better way to show them off to him. 🙂
Question: What do you think of when you are spanking him?
Answer: When we first started, I would think more about what I should or shouldn’t do. I would think about numbers of swats and positioning. I would also try to remember to mention everything he had done since his last session to deserve the spanking he was currently getting. I would also be uber conscious of not hurting him too much. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with any of that. In everyday life I am not an overly aggressive person. I am very nurturing and a natural caregiver. I have noticed that the longer we have engaged in this lifestyle, the more natural the role of Domme has become for me. It’s almost like a switch gets flipped when we are in session, and the Wicked Queen just naturally comes forth.
Has Joey ever spanked YOU for YOUR transgressions?
Answer: As we’ve written about elsewhere on the blog, at the beginning of our relationship, we did switch. Those spankings were more playful (especially when I was on the receiving end). Joey will occasionally get a good swat in on me if he is feeling especially feisty and exceptionally reckless. I don’t mind a little love-tap swat between husband and wife. That is to be expected I suppose. But I will tell you with absolute certainty that he pays the price on those rare occasions that he forgets his place and swats me hard. So, to answer your question…no.
Question: Where can I get a leather belt, like your Italian leather belt you use to spank with?
Answer: That is a GREAT question! Joey found that belt like 20 years ago at one of those closeout stores for higher end clothing. It was super long and so he took it to a leathersmith to shorten it to the size of my other belts. It also had a different buckle, but he found and bought that nice brass buckle that is on it now. So…to find one just like it would be quite hard to do. And we’ve both noticed that nice leather belts like this are harder to find these days. Plus, when you do find a good quality belt, it is usually very expensive. So…the short answer is: I don’t think they sell this belt anymore. The longer answer (and possible good news), is that Joey is sourcing various leather suppliers to try and find (as close as possible), a leather strap similar to mine. Once he does (hopefully), we’re going to list them for sale. Not sure if we’ll list them as belts, or just making spanking straps out of them. But…to be continued…
Question: Would you consider being an online spanking coach if you could remain anonymous?
Answer: No, not at this time. But, I am planning on doing some “how to” spanking lessons on our upcoming YouTube channel. (You heard it hear first!) 😉
Question: Will I ever run into you at a spanking munch or spanking seminar?
Answer: As of right now, and if I’m being honest…no. That has nothing to do with anyone other than myself and being true to myself and my feelings on being public with what we do. For me to be on video spanking Joey, was quite the summit for Joey to climb and convince me to allow; even though our faces are not visible. But I’m also a believer in the quote, “Never say never.” So…no for now. We’ll see where I’m at with it in the future.
What do you like best about spanking Joey?
Answer: Two things: #1 the blissful period that follows where he is agreeable, well-behaved, and very obedient. #2 Knowing that I am meeting a legitimate mental, emotional, and physiological need that my husband has.
What do you like best about your spanking relationship?
Answer: I would reiterate the above answer, but add that it really has taken our level of intimacy, trust and love to levels that we would likely not experience otherwise. We’ve always had a great relationship, but this is something unique, we both appreciate, and something that works amazingly well for us.