Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Would you like to play?"

If you've ever been to a Spanking party, or have met with a potential Spanko partner, eventually you're going to hear these words uttered: "Would you like to play?"

Seems like kind of an odd word to describe what we do, doesn't it? Certainly, to anyone on the outside looking in, a spanking doesn't look even remotely like two people "playing". It looks serious as hell, and a vanilla might even think it a bit scary. Nonetheless, that's what we call it.

The nearest dictionary (which happens to be the Official Scrabble Dictionary) defines play as "to engage in amusement or sport". I'll extend that definition a little bit so that it becomes, "to engage in an activity for the purpose of fun." And to those of us hard-wired with the Spanking gene, that pretty well describes what spanking means to us about 2/3rds of the time. (The other 1/3--real punishment or domestic discipline--well, "fun" just doesn't apply. It's a different type of activity, with an entirely different mindset, a different approach, etc.)

The rest of the world may scratch their heads and wonder, but we tend to view spanking as fun. It's not uncommon to hear laughter amidst the noise of palm meeting bare-bottom and the spankee responding vocally. We find it enjoyable on so many different levels--mentally, emotionally, physically. And we never forget that both parties are engaging in this activity because they want to. Because it has an appeal to us that transcends the normal world. In fact, it lets us all leave the real world behind, if only for a little while. It's fun--it's fantasy--it's escape.

And that, I think, is why we use that word. Because it's a subtle reminder to not take the whole thing too seriously.

It's just adults at play.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Spank the Virgin"

Many years ago--back when Windows 95 was perfectly adequate for running your computing machine, and a 1 GB hard drive seemed like so much more than you would ever need (in other words, about 1996) a company called 7th Level put out a computer game called Monty Python & The Quest for the Holy Grail, based on the movie of practically the same name.

In my previous post, I talked about the spanking references in the Castle Anthrax scene in the movie. In the computer game, when you reach the castle, you play a small mini-game called, "Spank the Virgin".

The game play is simple--on the monitor is a picture of Sir Galahad in a bed. When the game starts, pictures of women (in the style of Terry Gilliam cut-outs) pop up here and there on the screen: some in lingerie, some nude. In some cases it's not even an entire figure--just a pair of buttocks, for example. As they come up, you try to click your mouse on them. If you succeed, Sir Galahad's arm elongates to where you clicked, there's a smacking sound, and I believe you hear a woman's voice then oohing or owwing or giggling. However, as the name of the game implies, you only get points if you spank the virgins and you lose points if you thwack some other more worldly lass.

How could you tell who was who? The virgins are the ones wearing underwear!

It will probably come as no surprise to you to learn that once I reached this section, I never managed to get any further in the game.....

There really should be more computer games or console games with spankings in them. Oh, I know there are some here and there, but the spanking usually takes place in a cut scene and all you can do is watch as it rolls by. You don't usually get to control the characters or their actions--and that's really where the fun is.

Do you hear that, XBox and Playstation? We want spanking games--start programming them now!

Just imagine how much fun a spanko game could be on the Wii? :-)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

And Now....Back To The Spanking

I was talking about a spanking scene in a mainstream movie earlier, as well as the enthusiasm expressed by the actress who was going to get spanked, although I suspect it had more to do with the fact that the spanker was going to be Clive Owen rather than any spanko tendencies on her part.
However, it did put me in mind of another scene. There is no spanking involved--it's actually only a spanking reference--but it still stands out. I'm talking about the scene in Castle Anthrax in the movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
If you haven't seen the movie--Go! Buy! Rent! I find the movie hilarious, and hopefully you will, too.
The story--Sir Galahad is in search of the Holy Grail, and sees a "vision" of it in the sky over a castle. He enters the edifice and is greeted by a young lady named Zoot, who welcomes him to Castle Anthrax. The castle's sole inhabitants are a group of women between the ages of 18 and 18 1/2 who spend their days "dressing......undressing.......knitting exciting underwear."
Zoot leaves, instructing some of the other girls to see to Galahad's needs, but Galahad will have none of it, and starts searching the castle for the Grail, only to eventually run into Zoot's identical twin sister, Dingo. When she learns why Galahad is there, she mutters about, "Bad, wicked, evil, naughty Zoot." Zoot has apparently been lighting their beacon, which is Grail-shaped. And there is only one punishment in Castle Anthrax for lighting the Grail-shaped beacon, she proclaims. "You must tie her to the bed....and spank her!"
Upon hearing this, all the other girls begin jumping up and down and clapping their hands, crying, "A spanking! A spanking!" (There's that enthusiasm I was talking about......)
And, Dingo continues, after he spanks Zoot? "Spank me."
Several of the girls shout out, "And me!" "And me!"
"And after the spanking", Dingo adds, "The Oral Sex."
At which point, Galahad decides that the quest for the Grail can wait and he can stay "a bit longer".
It sadly never happens--Galahad is "rescued" by other knights before it does--but it's a lovely scene, nonetheless. And you have to admire all the ladies eagerness to be "punished"!

Friday Night Sports Talk

The worst team in basketball (The Minnesota Timberwolves) played what is arguable the best team in bastketball Friday night, the Boston Celtics. My initial thoughts going into the game were, "There's a blowout just waiting to happen." The game turned out quite the opposite.
Yes, the Wolves did eventually lose the game, but only by 1 point! And Minnesota actually had the lead a good deal of the time, and had the ball for a final shot that could have won the game.
Good teams find a way to win, though, and Boston is a good team. Their defense kept Minnesota from even getting the shot off.
Still, when you consider that Minnesota had a two-game winning streak coiming into this game--including a win over Phoenix--and then lost by only 1 to the Celtics, it has to bode well for he rest of the season.
If Minnesota can continue to play like that for the rest of the year, the wins will come. And while they could still wind up with the worst won-loss record at the end of the year, that kind of play does seem to indicate there is some hope for the future.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Shoot 'Em Up, part 2

I was thinking about the director's comments on the actress in the movie Shoot 'Em Up--how excited she was about the scene, had been telling all her friends, and how much she loved filming it. And I couldn't help but think to myself:
Wouldn't it be nice if all women reacted that enthusiastically upon being informed that they were going to be spanked?
Of course, it would probably help if all male spankers looked like Clive Owen.... :-)

Shoot 'Em Up

The movie Shoot 'Em Up is now out on DVD. As some of you may know, there is a small spanking scene in this film.

The scene takes place in a museum. Our Hero (Clive) is trying to create a diversion, and he spots a mother (Laura DeCarteret, pictured above) threatening her child with a spanking if he doesn't behave. She then smacks his backside a few times.

Taking advantage of the opportunity, he walks over to her and tells her not to do that. She basically tells him to mind his own business. He then hauls her to her feet. Holding her arm, Clive then begins to smack her bottom, asking her how does she like it, doesn't feel so good, now does it, etc. The woman's son is shown pointing at his mother and laughing while this is going on. Diversion complete, Clive lets go of her and leaves her standing there.

In the film commentary, the writer/director Michael Davis mentions that the woman playing the mother had been excitedly telling her friends for weeks before the scene was shot that she was going to be spanked by Clive Owen, and that she was very excited about the scene. They filmed the scene and, the director added, "She loved it!" No mention on whether she deliberately blew the scene so that they would have to film it over and over again.

The spanking is filmed from the front, so you see the woman's reaction to it, but really don't see much of the actual spanking. It's a nice humorous bit in a film that definitely needed one, but all in all, not that great a scene.

If you saw the film, tell me what you thought of it.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Spanking? Really??


Just to clarify--we're not talking about parenting tips here. This blog will never be about the spanking of children. I'm talking about spanking as a form of play between two consenting adults....the key word being "consenting". Forget about fantasy--forget about any spanking fiction you may have read. Nobody is being forced into doing anything against their will. Spanker and Spankee are happily engaging in something that fills some sort of need for them-- mental, emotional, physical, or some combination of all three. They're doing it because they want to do it. Period.

(I know I run the risk of being redundant--how many times can I repeat the phrase "adult consensual spanking? But if I'm going to be redundant, what better time than in the first few posts of a new blog?)

I usually divide adult spanking into three large, very broad categories. Some of you may break it down even further, and that's fine. I'm not saying these are the only categories--spanking is way too diverse for that--but three are easy for me to remember. :-) So, from my viewpoint, they go like this:

Spanking for fun.

Also called "just because." This is where your girlfriend comes home from work, gives you a hug and says, "I need a spanking". Maybe she's had a bad day. Maybe she's had a good day. Maybe she's feeling a little stressed and needs relief. Maybe she's just in the mood for some sexy byplay or some erotic foreplay. The reason doesn't matter--it's strictly a case of "'Cause I want to". Frankly, that's good enough for me and I'd be happy to oblige!

Spanking for a reason.

There are some women who simply aren't comfortable with the idea of "just because." They feel there has to be a reason for their spanking. They have to earn it. So a grown woman suddenly turns into a bit of a brat.

It might be something she says. It might be something she does. It might be something she doesn't do. It all boils down to the same thing. She is playfully saying, "I dare you". I dare you to take me in hand. I dare you to take control of my behavior. I'm doing something I know you think I shouldn't--what are you going to do about it?

Of course, if you're reading this, you know what they hope we do about it. But they can't just come out and ask for it. It spoils the fun for them. And in spite of the inevitable spanking they're going to get, the underlying idea is still that it's all good fun.

Why act like a brat? I know one lady who was always the "good girl" when she was growing up. She was the oldest so she had to set a good example. Occasionally, she had to be in charge of her younger siblings. Consequently, she feels like she missed out on a good part of her childhood--the part where she could act out a bit, get in trouble and not be the "goody-goody". Now that she's an adult, she feels like she can make up for lost time. And because she has a husband who spanks her, she never has to worry about her conscience bothering her about anything she might say or do. She can misbehave, be spanked for it and be given a clean slate--and every body's happy.

There are some spankers who don't like the "brat" concept, and want nothing to do with a lady who acts like one. That's their choice. Myself, I think they're missing out.

Spanking for punishment; Domestic Discipline

This is the "serious spanking" category. No light-hearted love taps here.

Perhaps the spanker has some rules laid out. Perhaps the spankee has some area she needs help with--some form of behaviour modification, perhaps. If she breaks the rules--if the behaviour doesn't improve--then she's in for a good old-fashioned pants down bare bottom blistering that she won't soon forget! A lesson is being imparted here. It really is meant to make her think twice about her behaviour in the future and to try and improve.

It sounds serious--but still, it's an arrangement that both parties have entered into willing. They agree on the reasons. They agree on the consequences. It is still about consensual adults.

Why would a woman agree to it? Perhaps because she knows it is something she needs, and something she can't achieve on her own. She needs the structure. She needs the rules and needs to know she will be held accountable. Ultimately, she needs to know that someone cares enough about her to correct her behaviour and to be a guiding force in her live.

There's a scene in the movie Frontier Gal in which Rod Cameron spanks Yvonne De Carlo, and the little girl playing their daughter says something like, "If he spanks you, it means he loves you."

And, really--whether it's for fun, or for a reason, or for real domestic discipline--isn't that what spanking is all about?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fearless Football Forecast

There are two big NFL games tomorrow, and as far as I'm concerned, it's going to be a 2-P day.
No, I'm not saying I NEED 2-P (although, now that you mention it).....
2-P refers to the teams I believe are going to win, so here's my prediction: Patriots over the Chargers, and Packers over the Giants.
The majority of people I've heard-- from the local paper to ESPN to KFAN sports talk radio--seem to be of the same opinion, so I'm not exactly going out on a limb with these picks.
And hey, I could be wrong. One of the other teams could win. That's why they play the game. We'll just have to wait and see. So until it's all over, we're left with this thought:

"2-P or not 2-P......That is the question......"

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Hello, and welcome to Spanking Minnesota! Tnanks for looking in and checking it out.

I go by the name of Dr. Ken. I'm a single male, age 56, living near Minneapolis in the Land of 10,000 lakes. I've been a spanko all my life, and have lived in Minnesota all my life. Hence the name of this blog.

And the name wasn't easy to come by, let me tell you! At first, I considered simply calling it "Dr. Ken's Blog". Then I realized a lot of people would come to the blog thinking it was something medical, or looking for a doctor's advice, and be P.O.'ed when they realized that wasn't what it was all about. So I scratched that idea. (I'll talk more about the "Dr. Ken" nickname at a later time.)

Next it was going to be "Spanking, Sports, and Spouting Off". I like spanking--I'm a top, or spanker, or whatever term you prefer to use, btw--I'm a big fan of most of Minnesota's professional sports teams, and I figured the "spouting off" part would allow me to talk about any subject that came to mind--movies, books, music, TV, etc. I rejected that, as well.

So, I simplified. I'm a spanker, I live in Minnesota--no need to get more elaborate than that.

And so, ta-da! A blog is born. There will be growing pains as I get used to all this. Bear with me.

The subject of adult consensual spanking will be the main thrust here, but I also intend to cover other subjects. I'll still be "spouting off", even if that part is no longer in the blog title. I'm not going to limit myself when it comes to topics.

Hopefully, you'll enjoy what you read. Feel free to visit often.

The Doctor is: IN............