Hello all. Welcome back to the Forum. Our weekly gathering of men and women who are in, or interested in being in, Domestic Discipline or Female Led Relationships. I hope you all had a great week. Mine was filled with quite a bit of misbehavior. Though, because of some family things, I doubt any of it will get the punishment it deserves.
And, once again, I'm not feeling particularly inspired. I think at some point I'm going to have to concede that there really are only so many topics to explore when it comes to something like Domestic Discipline, and I'm going to have to either get comfortable with recycling them every week, or decide that the blog has run its natural course. Though, some of this probably is just lack of inspiration and, honestly, laziness. But more the former than the latter, I think. Inspiration can come and go in a flash. This morning, I spent 30 minutes trying to come up with a topic. Then another 30 trying to find a good quote for it. I failed in the latter, gave up, started to write, and then all of a sudden I remembered a quote I like that at least sort of fits. Sometimes it works that way.
This week I borrowed some inspiration from one of last week's comments. Spanked Cowboy talked about how his former disciplinarian believed firmly in spanking immediately after the offense. If bad behavior happened in public, he was punished in public.
Honestly, that's how it was for many of us growing up, right? Misbehaving kids were taken out of church or parties or other gatherings where adults were present, ushered off to another room, and given enough swats to get his attention. Everyone saw it happening. At least when I was growing up, adults just didn't try at all to hide the fact that misbehavior led to spankings. Teachers sent bad boys to the principal's office, and everyone knew what was happening. Sometimes, they were just taken out of class and spanked in the hallway, where everyone could hear it going on.
Today as adults who are in consensual relationships involving corporal punishment, very few of us are subject to discipline as openly as Spanked Cowboy. And, I wonder sometimes whether that reflects a certain lack of "reality" in the "discipline" part of DD. If we were really trying to bring about real and lasting behavioral change, wouldn't the prospect of public humiliation be a pretty big weapon in Her disciplinary arsenal? Wouldn't most of us be on our very best behavior every single time we were out with her in public if we knew the alternative might be to be ushered off to another room for a spanking that everyone could overhear?
But, what about something where the risk of someone overhearing is not 100%, but still enough to crank up the embarrassment and humiliation factor? A few days ago, I was going through my collection of spanking-related art and "tagging" by subject or theme to make it more easily searchable by subject, and I started noticing just how prevalent the theme is of being spanked in front of an open window or door.
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