Hello all. Welcome back to The Forum. Our weekly gathering of men and women who are, or would like to be, in a Domestic Discipline or Female Led relationship. I hope you all had a great week.
I apologize for the delay in posting. Darren responded that he hoped it resulted from being grounded from the internet after a hard disciplinary spanking. Unfortunately, no. I was just busy with something else. Though, I do have a very bruised bottom but, interestingly, not from a spanking. I used to worry that at some point I would go to a doctor with bruising from a spanking and wouldn't be believed if I lied and said I slipped and fell. Because how could slipping and falling on your butt generate enough force to result in real bruising? Well, I can now confirm that it can. I had such a fall a few days ago, and I am now sporting a very angry bruise on one cheek. And those threats from your wife to the effect of "You won't be able to sit for a week . . ." -- I can confirm that a bruised bottom definitely can make sitting very uncomfortable. My only comfort is I did have a hard spanking coming, but it may have to wait a few days until some of the current tenderness is gone. Or not.
This week's topic is kind of related to that "You won't be able to sit for a week . . ." threat, though I will take a bit of a meandering trip to explain it. A few weeks ago, my wife and I had a disagreement that resulted in her getting very angry and storming out of the room. Those things happen, but it is a problem in the context of our marriage because we have agreed that when she is angry with me, she has the tools to take control and bring the argument to a screeching halt in a very concrete way. We have been at this for over a decade, and yet vocalizing her unhappiness and saying exactly what she wants and expects is still a challenge for her sometimes. I'm sure years of socialization are part of the problem, and there is that seemingly ever present female concern that straight talk will come off as bitchy.
It was shortly after this fight that Kathy over at http://femdom101.blogspot.com began a series of posts regarding the Netflix series "The Crown." I decided to give it a try and ended up having a binge watching weekend. I have absolutely no doubt that the director or someone on the writing staff have an FLR thing going on. It is, in fact, a very interesting multi-part exploration of two people, Queen Elizabeth and her husband Phillip, learning to command and to submit respectively when neither came naturally to those roles. Elizabeth must learn to lead after her father dies, and unlike many future monarchs she had not been prepared for that from an early age because she was kind of an accidental ruler. Her father became king only after her uncle Edward VIII (portrayed as a fairly effeminate and servile husband to a dominant wife) abdicated the throne, and she became monarch at a young age after her father died of cancer. Her husband Phillip, a prince in his own right, is a strong and proud man who finds himself unexpectedly playing the role of consort to the newly minted Queen. The dynamic between Elizabeth and Phillip is also fascinating, culminating in the issue of whether he must kneel at her coronation. He asks to be released from that obligation, and she refuses. He becomes very angry and proclaims that he wants to be married to his wife, not to a queen. She replies that she is both wife and Queen and that a strong man should be able to kneel to both.
It also is a study in learning to use power, and specifically that leadership skills can be taught and learned, though perhaps in small, incremental steps. Some of the most intriguing segments are the exchanges between Elizabeth and Winston Churchill. There is very explicit mentoring going on with respect to making decisions, and the necessity of really making and owning them. While he gives her advice, he then presses her to both make the actual decision and to vocalize it. He realizes and subtly impresses on her the necessity of learning to take ownership of her own power.
That is what this week's topic is about. Vocalizing. Commanding. Expressing what she wants. There is another scene in The Crown related to this theme that has an even more explicit FLR reference. Churchill's health is failing and he suffers from two strokes, but he and certain cabinet ministers try to hide it from Elizabeth. When she learns of their deception, she discusses it with her new tutor, a wizened professor who advises her that she must assert her authority and recommends bringing them in for "a good dressing down." She asks why men of such power and distinction would stand for it, and her tutor observes, "Because they're English, male and upper-class. A good dressing down from nanny is what they want most in life." She proceeds to bring them in and gives them just such a dressing down. After it is over, she encounters her husband who observes that she looks "taller." He then proceeds to seduce her, plainly turned on by her newly acquired authoritative, regal bearing.
That is the long-winded introduction to this week's topic, which is about that "dressing down." Lecturing. Vocalizing both her expectations and her dissatisfaction when those are not met.
Is strong lecturing and chastisement part of your DD and FLR relationship? Do you want it to be? I have come to appreciate the extent to which the passion and authority with which I am directed and controlled is almost more important to the whole experience than the spanking itself. It's not just about taking me to the woodshed. It is about making me go there. Telling me that it is going to happen and why. Vocalizing what she is angry about and what she is going to do to me as a result of that anger. Emphasizing through her words, her expression and her demeanor that it is absolutely inevitable that I am going to be punished. That I have no choice in the matter and, yes, that I very much should be afraid of it and how much it is going to hurt. And, I do want her to express her anger. In fact, just as Churchill would advise Elizabeth but then make her vocalize it as her own decision, even if I have advised something I want and need on the DD front, I need her to vocalize it to me as her order. In short, I want her to use her words, and to use them to dominate, control and chastise me.
Do you share those desires? If lecturing and verbal chastisement are part of your DD relationship, give us a few examples. A while back we did a topic on spanking-related phrases, which I put below for reference and for our female readers to consider working into their disciplinary vocabulary. But, please go beyond that and tell us about times when lecturing has been used to good effect in your relationship.
I'll give you something to cry about.
Did you hear what I said?
Not as sorry as you are going to be.
We will discuss this later.
Bring me the paddle.
I'm not going to stop until you are crying.
I am going to blister your behind.
I am going to set your bottom on fire.
You are going to be much sorrier.
I bet you will be good - after I finish blistering your behind.
I sure hope you don't do it again. God help you if you do.
Stop? (with increduality) Oh no, dear, we're just getting started.
You really should be ashamed that I'm having to paddle your behind like this - will you ever grow up?
Of course it hurts - you should have remembered that before misbehaving again.
There are no limits on my authority to spank you, anytime, anyplace for any reason –got that?
You have a naughty little boy inside you and when he comes out it’s my job to teach him how to behave.
You are going to be severely punished.
Lose it. (referring to a pre-spanking erection)
Do you want me to take you upstairs and pull your pants down?
One more word and I will ...
You are going to get such a sore bottom when we get home.
You just carry on with that attitude, just carry on...
You're too big for your britches, and those britches are coming down.
Assume the position.
I promise this is going to be an ass blistering that you won't soon forget.
You'll be lucky if you can sit down for the next week.
Go cut me a switch.
Of course it hurts. It is supposed to hurt.
Our company should be here soon, dear. Time to bring me the paddle so we can make sure you remember to behave.
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