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Bottom inspections really turn me on. There, I’ve said it. Before I found your blog I often fantasized about bending over and being examined without really giving the experience a name. Spreading my legs, and just being watched, scrutinized like I was some clinical subject. I’ve never told anyone this. But reading your stories, especially your last one, it’s as if you’ve already seen into my mind.

You’re not alone, dear reader.

Inspections for Girls and Bottom Inspection are the most popular naughty games I’ve posted.

One of my intentions in this blog has been to write about activities that leave readers surprised by the intensity of their own reactions. Some might read something and only then realise how much it turns them on. Some may have once imagined it, but never seen it written down and described in words before.

In the last instalment I sought to induce feelings of vicarious embarrassment in those who read it, getting readers to imagine several squirmy punishments that might leave them pink-faced and breathless. Because I think good erotica should feel as if it’s somehow been able to see behind your mask, and able to satisfy the secret longings no one else knows…

Spanking in Literature

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Image by Martin van Maële from the novel Camille et Moi, 1904.

I wonder, will we ever see a BDSM Shakespeare, a kinky Austen or paraphiliac Dickens?
Or will erotica always be a secret pleasure, lurking in the shadows, to be enjoyed in secret? Ghettoised in its own sub-genre, to be discussed only in sniggers and whispers.

Will we even see a playwright or author who is acknowledged as a literary giant,
and who writes works where BDSM features prominently? Imagine if there’d been a Victorian writer of the calibre of Dickens, whose stories featured
sexual discovery and powerplay relationships rather than lost wills and
orphans.

Although Dickens did describe canings, corporal punishment being commonplace in Victorian times, there was very little chance of him writing an erotic spanking scene. Although Victorian themed roleplaying remains a highly popular theme, a fantasy world of maids and stately homes, strict schoolmasters and fearsome governesses, the age itself was prudish and sexually conservative. Consequently the great literature of the age shied away from erotic themes, and lust became an abstract, almost economic motivation,  an urge to possess and marry…

Yet as far back as 1748, Fanny Hill was amongst the first works of pornography to adopt the emerging format of the novel. But alas, it was far too lewd for its time, and would become one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, despite the fact the sex described is more bawdy than perverse. This was to set the precedent for future repression, and drive erotic writing underground.

By the latter half of the 19th century erotic works were still being written, of course, even by prominent writers and poets. But now they tended to be published anonymously and enjoyed discreetly. Who has ever heard of the fabulously titled comic opera Lady Bumtickler’s Revels? Or the paean to chastisement in The Whippingham Papers?

As culture liberalised in the early 20th century, a subgenre of flagellation fiction emerged, inspired by the works of de Sade and Sacher-Masoch,. These novels tended to be written in French, achieving peak popularity by the 1930s, but few of these fantasies are recognised as works of serious literature. Though you may have read the words of one such writer, Pierre Louys, on this very site.

After the war, post-modern literature became darker, and stories more morally ambiguous. What once was unsayable began to be written down, resulting in controversial novels like Lolita, a suggestive rather than explicit tale of obsessive love that ventures into the taboo. Or the occasional orgies described in Gravity’s Rainbow.

Perhaps there’s hope in contemporary novels that dare to explore the complex landscape of sexual desire. Books like Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and The White, a tale described by one critic as “the novel that Dickens might have written had he been allowed to speak freely”. But still, novels that feature kinky themes tend not to be considered literary novels – members of that esteemed group of cherished stories regarded as having the highest artistic merit. However unfair that categorisation might be.

Do you have a favourite work of erotic literature? Do share your suggestions, I’d love to hear them…

As an avid reader of your stories I’m wondering how stories do you generally write a year and the stories you’re currently working on if you think you’ll finish them before the next year comes as I know patience is a virtue I do not wish to rush any of them because they are deliciously thought out. But again I am an avid reader and have read through everything you’ve written

I do love avid readers!

I usually have several original stories under development at any one time, and typically finish one every 3 months. This year has been quite productive, so I’ve managed to complete the following tales:

The third and concluding part of The Sit-Down Dance is one of the stories currently being written, and will probably be the next to be finished. So look out for it early in the new year, along with some brand new treats!

A good week for writing

It’s been a really good week for writing: on Monday I posted Stolen Essence, a new gothic story. And tomorrow I’ll be posting Control, a brand new naughty schoolgirl story!

And, thanks to your votes, this site has just been elected onto the Kinkly list of top sex blogs, the only spanking story site on the list! Many hugs to all those who cast a vote in favour, it’s great to be flying the flag for spanking erotica.

I hope the new stories give you all a very enjoyable weekend…

Thank you for introducing me to Pierre Louÿs, I’ve found some wonderful writings. Do you have other authors who inspire you? ♥em

I wonder if it would come as a surprise to reveal that the writers who’ve inspired me most aren’t erotic writers at all. Let me introduce you to my two biggest influences.

First is Jorge Luis Borges, the master of the capricious short story, someone who could cram more mind-bending ideas into a dozen pages than many writers can manage in a novel. Some of his stories were surreal episodes, others labyrinthine logical puzzles, others were theses of high philosophy hidden within stories. If you want to explore his work, find a copy of his two best-known compilations, Ficciones and Labyrinths. You can thank me later.

The other is Iain Banks, a brilliantly imaginative Scottish writer with an seductively accessible style. He wrote effortlessly in several genres, from magical realism to science fiction, and delighted in telling stories of families with taboo secrets. Is it any wonder he appeals to a writer of erotic stories? To get started, treat yourself to Walking on Glass, it even contains a spanking scene. What are you waiting for?

Happy reading.

As an avid reader of your stories I do find joy and entertainment in them to say the very least. Not to rush you but do you have an eta on the next installment of sit down dance? As it must be as frustrating for you to write these stories as it is for your readers to wait for them

The finale of The Sit Down Dance is probably half complete now, and should be posted in a month. I recently finished another shorter story for a competition – which is currently being reviewed, and which will be posted here in a couple of weeks when judging is over.

I don’t find the process of writing frustrating, I quite enjoy it. If anything I’m a bit of a perfectionist, I don’t consider I story finished until I’ve polished it to my satisfaction. That takes time. But thanks for bearing with me 🙂

In the meantime, you might want to try improvising your own erotic adventures

Hi! Why is it you never write stories about women giving blow jobs (in any fashion for fun or for punishment)? I’ve always just wondered. I like to give them and I love reading stories with it in them. Do you not like them personally?

A great question, dear reader.

As it happens, I do like oral sex. But first and foremost, I’m a storyteller. If blow jobs play a part in the story I’ve imagined, I will write about them, but I’d rather not include them gratuitously. Poor quality erotica too often loses sight of character and story, to become just a succession of titillating sex acts.

For instance, in Christmas Present, there is a scene with a blow job, but it’s a fleeting moment in the context of the wider story. I could have spent longer describing it, how Nancy’s smiling mouth enveloped his stiff salty member, how she could feel the throb of his pulse against her coddling tongue. How it filled her mouth so completely, it summoned memories of sucking her own thumb.

But I would have stopped there, rather than risk diluting the story, because it’s not a tale about oral sex, it’s about the theatre of discipline, domination and submission that is spanking. Likewise, there’s also a cock sucking scene in Coming of Age, a few hot paragraphs in a tale of a flourishing romance.

If there are activities that excite you, feel free to suggest them. And I might yet conjure up just the right story to do your own fantasies justice…

Confession Box

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Why not drop a confession into my little confession box?

I’m going to take a break from posting whilst I finish my latest story. So whilst I’m gone, I’m going open the floor to you, my wonderful readers.

Tell me about a favourite fantasy.

Tell me about why spanking turns you on.

Tell me about your formative spanking experience.

Tell me how you pleasure yourself.

Tell me why you deserve a good hard spanking on your bare bottom.

Tell me, and your fellow readers, anything at all…

Here’s how to slip something in the confession box:

  • If you’d prefer to confess something anonymously, just go to spankingtheatre.tumblr.com/ask – if you’re logged in, click the “Ask anonymously” checkbox at the bottom, and no one will ever know who sent your erotic little secret.
  • If you want to write something longer, you can use Tumblr’s messaging, or the submit page, or even email spankingtheatre at gmail. Just let me know if you’d prefer I posted your message anonymously or with attribution.

Now, I’m off to write something intensely naughty.

I hope you will too.

Confession Box

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Why not drop a confession into my little confession box?

I’m going to take a break from posting whilst I finish my latest story. So whilst I’m gone, I’m going open the floor to you, my wonderful readers.

Tell me about a favourite fantasy.

Tell me about why spanking turns you on.

Tell me about your formative spanking experience.

Tell me how you pleasure yourself.

Tell me why you deserve a good hard spanking on your bare bottom.

Tell me, and your fellow readers, anything at all…

Here’s how to slip something in the confession box:

  • If you’d prefer to confess something anonymously, just go to spankingtheatre.tumblr.com/ask – if you’re logged in, click the “Ask anonymously” checkbox at the bottom, and no one will ever know who sent your erotic little secret.
  • If you want to write something longer, you can use Tumblr’s messaging, or the submit page, or even email spankingtheatre at gmail. Just let me know if you’d prefer I posted your message anonymously or with attribution.

Now, I’m off to write something intensely naughty.

I hope you will too.

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