Monday, October 25, 2010

Face Slaps & Punished Hands

Slapping someone in the face is most likely a bad idea. There are so many dangers in slapping the face that it should simply be avoided, but it would be remiss not to mention it as part of the disciplinary process. A single slap to the face is often a wake up call to the recipient and a reflexive action on the part of the disciplinarian brought about by an extreme situation. Perhaps the recipient was ranting, yelling, being obscene or rude, and then comes the slap.
It echoes inside the skull of the recipient, the struck cheek grows warm and rosy red, showing the color of embarrassment that ought have been present even without the slap. Given like that, in the heat of a moment, a slap can be an effective tool for changing the recipient’s demeanor and setting the tone for additional, better thought out, discipline. Additional face slapping should not be required and would be inappropriate under most circumstances.
Likewise, I can’t advocate hand punishments either. Although they are quite common in the disciplinary arena, they are also a very dangerous punishment. Without even trying, the disciplinarian administering a hand punishment might fracture or even dislocate a finger or fingers on the recipient’s hands. Furthermore, the hands have little protection for their nerves which can lead to the more serious situations such as possible nerve damage.
Proponents of this type of discipline may feel I am overstating the dangers and I respect their feelings on the matter, but my perspective is formed from first hand (forgive the pun) experience. My own experience was most definitely on the extreme end and I’m certain not everyone will have such an experience.
Hand punishments have a somewhat wide range of possibilities. In some cases, the hands are slapped by the hands of the disciplinarian. The result is a stinging sensation not unlike the sting caused by a spanking. The disciplinarian using this method can choose whether to slap the back of the hand or the palms, although I believe the more common choice here is the back of the hand.
Using an implement for hand punishments is a bit more common. There are two which rise above others in frequency of use; The ruler and the strap. A ruler smacking the hands conjures up images of nuns and priests running around in black and white garb, terrorizing their pupils for messy handwriting. This is something of a stereotype and not altogether accurate, but it does bring up one of the best arguments for hand punishments; Their close association to the behavioral activity resulting in the punishment.
In typical fashion, hand punishments are given for offenses that relate to activities with the hands. It could be a gesture, poor handwriting, or something as embarrassing as masturbation. Regardless, the hand punishment is directly correlated in the recipient’s mind with the naughty activity.
The ruler, can be anything from the standard desk ruler to a yardstick. For safety reasons, it is almost always applied to the palms. The recipient is normally required to hold their hands stretched out in front of them, palms pointed up. In the case of long sleeves, the recipient may be asked to roll them out of the way. Other adjustments to the state of dress are atypical and probably only present when other disciplinary measures are being taken in addition to the hand punishment.
A proper stroke with the ruler can be best achieved by holding the ruler firmly in the hand and flicking the wrist so as to cause the ruler to strike against the recipient’s palms. Using the rotation of the disciplinarian’s shoulder or elbow to inflict a stronger blow is unnecessary and dangerous.
The strap is used in much the same manner as the ruler with one significant exception; It can be used on the back of the hand as well as the palm. Still, most would recommend only striking the recipient’s palm as this is a padded area of the hand, somewhat protected from unintended damage. The choice between using the strap or ruler is mostly a personal one. Effectively speaking, both do their job well and leave a violent stinging in the hands.
Other implements are sometimes used for reasons of convenience or preference. Anything from the cane to a wooden paddle has been used. Larger, bulkier implements are significantly more dangerous than smaller, more flexible ones. Done properly and with caution, hand punishments can be relatively safe though and it is hard to argue with their effectiveness.
Another form of hand punishment not quite as common as smacking, but infinitely safer, is requiring the recipient to hold objects of heft in their out stretched hands. Typically the objects are thick, hard bound books such as dictionaries or encyclopedias, but any balanced object of weight will do.
In this punishment, the recipient is required to hold their arms at a level height with the weights in their hands for a pre-determined length of time. The disciplinarian needs to keep the length within a reasonable period in order to maintain effectiveness and every recipient will have a different level endurance with this type of hand punishment. Most recommend starting with a period of two minutes and adjusting upward a minute at a time as necessary.
Think this is easy? Try holding two heavy objects for five minutes without moving your arms or dropping them. I guarantee you’ll find it harder than it sounds. This type of hand punishment is not quite as instantly effective as the smacking, but it remains memorable and that in itself adds to its long term effectiveness.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Love Our Lurkers Day!

Have you been hanging out in the shadows? Do you hide in the internet’s version of a closet, shielding yourself from all exposure with a cloak of anonymity? Many of you don’t, many more do, but whatever your choice is, it’s alright. You don’t have to give up your comfort zone to be a member of the community. All you have to do is find a way to participate.
One such way is to comment, as an anonymous visitor or using an alias. No one needs to know who you are, but that you exist and have an opinion does matter. I, like most bloggers, would love to hear from you no matter whether you want to comment positively or negatively to what I’ve shared. Of course, it takes time to become comfortable enough to do that, even behind the cloaks of the anonymity. If you aren’t ready, there is no pressure here, take your time, but if you’ve been thinking about saying something, to me or to another blogger, maybe today is a good day to give it a try. See how it feels, you might just like it.
For all my silent readers, thanks for reading and enjoying. For all those who interact by leaving comments or sending emails, thank you for encouraging me to continue. That’s really what it comes down to, if you like what I write or what someone else is writing, letting them know that you are there, that you are reading, is the best way to encourage them to continue with their efforts. So, take a minute today, if you feel ready, and say a few words in a comment to the blogger(s) you enjoy reading.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Anyone who has ever gotten even a little bit of soap in their mouth knows exactly what I mean. The foul taste is often symbolic, if not ironic, in the course of mouthsoaping. It is definitely an old punishment, although certainly younger than spanking, and yet despite its effectiveness, it appears to be fading from use. The main reason is not so much that better methods have been discovered, but that in our modern understanding we have realized that ingesting soap can be more than a little hazardous to our health. As the point of punishment is to correct future behavior, it seems counter productive to risk eliminating someones future altogether.
Okay, maybe it’s not quite that bad, but soap can be toxic and anyone who engages in mouthsoaping should first be aware of the risks.
Generally, mouthsoaping has been used to correct behavioral issues directly related to the mouth. That is to refer to things one might say, such as foul language, or talking back to one’s superiors. It also might be used in response to protruding tongues, rude faces, or silent mimicking. Undoubtedly, their exists other motivations to initiate mouthsoapings, but it is rare for the motivation not to involve something related to the recipient’s mouth.
There are many different methods for carrying out a mouthsoaping. Choices include the kind of soap, direct or indirect application, and the where and how of the procedure. The choice of what kind of soap is probably the most important.
Bar soap, once the most common selection, provides a large range of possibilities in the overall procedure. Liquid soap narrows the procedural choices to an extent, but provides greater control on the amount of soap used and therefore the amount that might be ingested.
When using liquid soap an indirect application is usually preferred although not a necessity. The most common way of indirect application is via a washcloth or a sponge that has been doused in soap and water. A rich lather is worked to the surface and the soapy cloth or sponge is then inserted into the mouth. Depending on preferences, the mouthsoaping may consist of repeated insertion and withdrawals or may include a prolonged insertion.
To increase the lasting taste of soap inside the mouth, the cloth or sponge may also be rubbed against the tongue, teeth, and cheeks, ensuring that the soap is spread through out the recipient’s mouth. At the conclusion the recipient is typically allowed to moderately rinse the surface soap from their mouth. The soapy taste usually remains for  a few hours after the application, but sweets, sodas, and toothpaste can go a long way toward eradicating it.
Users of bar soap typically prefer a direct application. The bar of soap is inserted into the mouth and can be withdrawn and reinserted as preferences demand. If desired, the soap can be rubbed along the tongue and interior cheeks, as well as against the teeth. Additionally the bar may be left in the mouth for an extended period, requiring the recipient to bite down into the bar. This act will ensure the  soap is transferred to the teeth themselves.
It is not uncommon for the recipient to be given corner time with the bar of soap in their mouth or even after the mouthsoaping and prior to rinsing. As with the liquid soap the procedure ends with rinsing the mouth, but the soap taste tends to be more long lasting with bar soap. Sometimes an occasional taste can show up days later. Good oral hygiene, consuming sweets and carbonated drinks can help in minimizing the long lasting taste.
Mouthsoapings are most often given in bathrooms and kitchens although any location will do, so long as soap and water are accessible. Procedurally, the recipient is required to cooperate, minimally by opening their mouth as instructed, or more completely by being required to carryout the entire procedure themselves.
Lectures often accompany the process, making certain the recipient connects action and effect. The recipients state of dress is not always altered for the mouthsoaping, but it is not uncommon to require tops removed to avoid staining with the inevitable soap drool. In some instances the recipient may be required to undress further, although this would typically indicate further disciplinary actions such as spanking.
All things considered, it is hard to argue the effectiveness of mouthsoaping. The connection between action and effect is enhanced by the close association of inflammatory oral infractions and the foul tasting punishment. Anyone who has ever tasted soap can affirm the horrendous taste and that even the shortest application leaves a lasting impression. Through avoidance of soaps that include perfumes and deodorants in their composition it is possible to minimize the risks associated with mouthsoaping and enjoy the benefits of a very effective disciplinary tool.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Corner Time

In theory, corner time is a relatively simply method of discipline. The recipient is made to stand facing the inside joining of two walls for a period of time set by the disciplinarian. During this time, the recipient is left with nothing else to occupy their time than the emptiness of the walls they are facing and as a result they are likely to withdraw into their thoughts. If the recipient uses that time wisely and effectively, they will focus their thoughts on the events leading up to their time in the corner and determine how they could have behaved differently in order to avoid punishment.
Unfortunately, if recipients were using their time wisely and effectively, they would probably not be in the corner in the first place. For this reason corner time is rather varied in its application.
As strange as it may seem, corner time does not always need to be done in a corner. Standing, facing a wall is a quite common alteration, but in some cases the recipient might even be required to stay in a spot not near to any walls whatsoever. The act of standing might even be replaced with kneeling, sitting, bending over, or almost any position that can be imagined and maintained for a length of time. Additional variations may include a required placement of the hands; possibly on the head, behind the back, pressed against the wall, extended overhead, or straight down at the sides.
The purpose of all these variations is to make the experience unpleasant and focused. Holding a position for an extended length of time, be it five minutes or an hour, has a way of forcing a person to think about something other than their position. Of course, what they think about is very much up to them. Some will daydream about nicer days and places while others will contemplate their situation and how it came about. The former will do little to improve the situation or avoid it in the future whereas the latter goes a long way toward encouraging an individual to reconsider their actions in the future and avoid the predicament of corner time.
Naturally, every person reacts differently, but as with all punishments, consistency in application will have the best results even if the recipient is at first resistant to a logical contemplation of their actions. Over time, it will become increasingly harder for them to avoid connecting the dots and once the connection occurs a change in behavior is nearly inevitable, unless the recipient enjoys their corner time.
While corner time can be used independently as a disciplinary tool, it is often used as an accompaniment with spanking. Most commonly, it is used after a spanking giving the recipient time to collect themselves and process the swirl of emotions surrounding the disciplinary experience. In these situation it is not unusual for further modifications of the corner time such as displaying the recipient’s bare bottom or even requiring them to be in further states of undress, up to and including fully nude. Additionally, it is quite common to forbid their hands from being anywhere near their bottom or shielding their exposure from any prying eyes that might be present.
Less commonly, but not unusual in any regard, corner time may be used as a precursor to spanking. In such cases, the recipient is sent to the location with full knowledge of the impending spanking and often with little knowledge as to how long their stay in the corner will be and therefore uncertain of the imminency of their spanking. The recipient’s state of dress may again be altered under these circumstances, usually to reflect the state of dress associated with the spanking.
Another variation sometimes employed in the pre-spanking scenario is requiring the recipient to fetch and display the implement that will be used for the spanking. While the after spanking corner time is a period of calming, the pre-spanking corner time is one of agitation, for it is nearly impossible to escape the apprehensive thoughts related to the impending spanking.
On occasion, corner time is also used as a break during multi-implement or lengthy spanking sessions. Once again the state of dress may be adjusted, although most commonly these corner time breaks are done in the same state of dress or undress as the spanking. The recipient may also be required to hold an implement, either the one just used or the one to be used next and it is quite common for the recipient to be left in a position similar or an identical one to that of their spanking. Anticipation definitely clouds the calming effects of this type of corner time, but in my personal experience I consider these breaks to be generally welcome provided they don’t last too long.
Corner time is therefore a much more complicated and varied punishment than it first appears. Its very name can be misleading as to its true nature, but in principle corner time is quite consistent. The recipient is given a place and the time to contemplate their misdeeds. Although what they contemplate is very much up to the individual, it would be difficult to never consider the course events leading up to the implementation of corner time when it is used purposefully and consistently. This introspective encouraged during corner time is precisely what makes corner time such a powerful and effective disciplinary tool.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Time For An Update, Really Really Time

It’s that time again. Okay, okay, maybe it’s a little past that time, but things have been going completely off schedule and against plans of late. Don’t worry it’s not an excuse. Alright, so maybe it is, but that’s entirely beside the point.
The point is, do any of you know where the summer went? I recall May, even the beginning of June and after that it’s all one giant blur. That’s short for saying a lot of stuff happened and I’m not going to whine about it on hear for everyone to ridicule and pick apart. I know, none of you would ever do something like that.
Obviously, I’ve fallen far behind in my projects and things have gotten so bad, I can’t even manage to get weekly updates here. Life’s a mess and I’m not a maid, French or otherwise, although that might be fun some time.... Where was I? Completely lost my train of thought. Oh, right!
I’m back in school. Not high school, for heaven’s sake, I left that life a long time ago. Well maybe not a long long time ago, but long enough. I mean all last year I was heading toward what I thought was the end of my college days and then somebody had to go and have a bright idea about graduate school. It sounded so nice, serene even, and then I went to my classes and discovered there was homework and group projects and reading and well school work. Can you believe it? I mean really, why call it grad school when it’s just plain and simple school?
Let’s just say I’ve got my hands full.
Anyway, the point, as I was getting to before I so rudely interrupted myself— Does that mean I should get a spanking?
So, the point is, I’m not going to be updating quite as often as I was. That is not to say, Imagine the Stories, will be sitting dormant and unused. I am working on a few things to get it back onto a track of weekly postings, story postings, but with my rather hectic schedule it will take a little, maybe a lot, of time.
In the meantime, I will post stories whenever I can manage to get one together that actually reads like something someone might be interested in reading. Yes, that’s right, in addition to being completely swamped with responsibilities unattached to my blog I’ve encountered a period in my writing where ideas are everywhere and good ones are nowhere to be found. Well, almost nowhere, there are a few hiding behind my ears, inside my nose, maybe between my teeth and almost certainly in the crevice just beneath my butt cheeks. Okay, maybe not, but you have to admit it sounds interesting if not entirely plausible.
The moral of this meandering, totally off blog post is this: I’ll post stories when they are good and ready and not a minute sooner.
Got it? Good.
Seriously speaking, I’m working hard to get my writing back on track and I will share many more stories with all of you wonderful readers, but it will take some time. So, please hang in there, check back often, and I promise I’ll have something worth your while posted just as soon as I can. I’d give you a date if I could. I can say it won’t be this week, it might be next week or it might take another week beyond that, just depending on how my schedule works out.
Until next time, hopefully long after I resume posting regular stories, I wish you all well. Thanks for reading, supporting and enjoying all my stories. More to come, I promise.