About

This is the boring but necessary part of the site that explains the principles I follow and the etiquette I ask of my readers.

Content

The main subject of this site is spanking as it appears in material created for the world at large, rather than specifically for people with a spanking fetish. I will not write primarily about anything that doesn’t have a prior existence in the real world, and I will always present the material in its real-world context, as far as I am able to describe that. Material that originated in the spanking subculture will occasionally crop up, but only as an ancillary element. This is not a porn site. It’s not even, fundamentally, a fetish site, though it is close to the threshold. It simply aims to document a subject, in the arts and in society, without actively sexualizing it (beyond whatever may be there already), but also without denying that it can nevertheless elicit a sexual response.

Terminology

Most readers of this site will already have an interest in spanking and so will, in all likelihood, already be familiar with the terminology of its subculture. For those who may not, here is a glossary of a few terms that will frequently be used:

Mainstream: material produced for a general audience rather than specifically and exclusively for the gratification of spanking fetishists; in fact, the main subject matter of this site.

M/F: male spanks female. There is also F/F, not to mention other permutations. If any letter appears in lower case (such as M/f), then on this site it will almost certainly be a typo, and should you encounter it elsewhere you might want to consider getting out of there fast, because in this context lower case denotes ‘under age’.

OTK: over the knee. The position in which the girl is ordinarily placed to be spanked, face down across the spanker’s lap.

OTS: over the shoulder. Usually for carrying, but occasionally for spanking too.

Spanking and Smacking: Not every slap on the bottom is properly described with the word spanking, which refers to a more formal event in which the girl is put into a special position (usually OTK) to receive a series of slaps. The distinction between smacking and spanking is discussed at greater length here.

Vanilla: see Mainstream. And also see here.

Nudity

The site will feature some nudity, more in the line of ‘What the Butler Saw’ than ‘What the Gynecologist Saw’; but – unlike many others with an interest in the subject – I personally find that nudity always makes a spanking scene less interesting, so it won’t predominate. And, in any event, nudity is a great deal less commonplace in the ‘mainstream’ material that is this site’s subject matter than it is in material created specifically for spanking fetishists. Anyone wanting to see mainly bare bottom spankings will be much better catered for elsewhere.

Orientation

This site will not feature men or children being spanked. In both cases this reflects my complete lack of interest in that aspect of the subject, and in the latter case it is also because I don’t wish to (and have a legal and moral obligation not to) encourage anyone to take any kind of sexual interest in children under the age of consent.

Political and Social Beliefs

This site does not promote abuse or misogyny, and I do not wish it to be misunderstood as doing so. Although I derive pleasure from imagery and stories that show naughty girls being spanked, I’m not socially conservative, I don’t advocate spanking as a method of discipline and I don’t condone violence against women (or against anyone, for that matter). Rule One for anybody with a powerful interest in a subject, especially any subject that has a possible sexual dimension, is to know the difference between real life and fantasy, and not to bring the latter into the former. As it happens, there’s plenty there already, as this site will show, but nobody should ever allow their private sexual peculiarities to be the defining factor in their ideas about the kind of society they would like to live in. The byways of history are full of unpleasant stories about unpleasant men who didn’t follow that golden rule, and manufactured pretexts to spank real and unwilling women, often abusing positions of authority and trust in order to do so; many of them were, rightly, prosecuted for it.

Respect

What I write about here – stories, pictures, acting performances – are all created things. This produces an interesting paradox. Giving a naughty girl a spanking is a kind of rebuke, but the performer who embodies the naughty girl is worthy, if her work gives pleasure, of our respect. Always differentiate between the actress or model and the role she plays: honor the one even as you enjoy seeing the other get her comeuppance!

Privacy

Nothing that appears on this site is deemed to be private: with the exception of some historic content, anyone could have found the material on publicly accessible sites by asking the right questions. What people do privately (for example, in their own bedrooms) is their own business and nobody else’s, unless they themselves choose to make it public. What they do in public, or make public, of their own volition, may legitimately be reported. The reporting here is intended to be fair and without misrepresentation; this does not necessarily mean it will always be uncritical, and obviously it will reflect the subject bias of the site. Please take everything in the spirit intended, which is sometimes playful but always respectful.

Since I am trying to describe the material accurately and on its own terms, my preference is that all work should be appropriately credited to the best of my knowledge and ability: if you enjoy a piece of work, you ought to honor those who created it. However, I acknowledge the existence of other viewpoints on this issue, and I recognize the possibility that developments in social media may have created a shift in attitudes, so I choose to give only selective credits for recent amateur theatrical productions. But if anyone who has not been credited feels they should be, or conversely if anyone would like their name to be removed from the site, please just ask.

Rights and Circulation

The material reproduced on this site was not originated by me, and does not belong to me, but is presented in accordance with the principle of ‘fair use’.

Everything here is the product of active research, and much of it will never have been seen before by people with an interest in the subject. The fact that it can be shown at all is the result of my intellectual labor: although they are not ‘my’ pictures, they are my discoveries. Some have also been scanned by me from paper originals, or painstakingly selected as still images from videos: these are images that, in a sense, I have made by turning them into a different form from that in which they previously existed.

It is in the nature of the internet that anything published in an easily savable form may potentially be circulated further. That is good: it increases the opportunity for the material to be seen by those who would be interested in it. However, when that occurs, and especially if the pictures are harvested for a gallery, it is only common courtesy that the person doing so should give due credit for the discovery and should link back to this site, where fuller contextual information about the material may be found. In a civilized, well-mannered society, due acknowledgement is not an ‘optional extra’, and ‘harvesters’ should not claim credit, either actively or, by omission, implicitly, for discoveries that are not their own. I also ask that images should not be added to a gallery until they have had a decent ‘first run’ on this site. Remember: without researchers like me, and sites like this, ‘harvesters’ would have nothing to put in their galleries. Please don’t take us for granted.

So much for the pictures. As for the text of this site: it is written by me and, other than for ‘fair use’, may not be reproduced without my permission.

Me

My name is Harry. If you would like to contact me, please use this site’s ‘comments’ facility in the first instance; if you don’t want your message to appear online, just mark it ‘not for publication’. (Comments are not published ‘automatically’, but moderated to filter out the offensive, the irrelevant and the idiotic.) I’ll respond as appropriate, online or off, to bona fide messages (offline only with a valid email address); but I won’t usually respond to vague requests for offline contact, nor to anything that is uncivil.

And Finally…

If you feel that on this page I’ve been telling you, at length, how to suck eggs, then you can have my apologies – so long as you also take it from me that, regrettably, there are plenty of other people out there who really do need to be told!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Is the picture above “Vanilla Spanking” from Sir Frederick Ashton’s masterpiece, “La Fille mal gardée”, or is there possibly another classic ballet that contains spanking?

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    • Harry says:

      The answers to your two questions are ‘yes’ and ‘yes’. The image is from the splendid 2014 production of Fille by the Mikhailovsky Theater, St Petersburg, in which Angelina Vorontsova was memorably spanked; many more pictures may be found in this site’s roundup of Fille performances that year. There are several other ballets with spanking scenes, and again you will find them on this site.

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  2. Tony Conrad says:

    I like the word vanilla spanking. I am so fed up with things drifting into bdsm and punishment. I do like spanking and we have plenty of it in our marriage but I wouldn’t say we are into bdsm.

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