Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Poll: Who Are We?

I've shared a bit about us and some of our spanking activities. Now I'm curious about you, my dear readers.

Who Are We?

Male Spanker
Male Spankee
Male Switch
Male Yoyeur
Female Spanker
Female Spankee
Female Switch
Female Voyeur

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Female spankee, but I guess you probably already knew that!!! *grin*

*hugs*
Tigger

Tigger said...

Good morning Bonnie,

I'm guessing (even before I looked at the humbers so far) that more men read/lurk but more women post. That just seems to be my sense of things on most spanko blogs, except for story-boards. Women appreciate the sensuality of all the senses, while men are primarily turned on by visual images, so they are more inclined to go for pictures and more "blatant" stuff. We women enjoy the subtleties and nuances... in that respect, although I'd love the opportunity to "switch" with a woman, I'm glad that I'm not a man. I'd never make it as a Dom anyway... I need the release even more than I need control.

Hugs,
Tigger

Vanilla Maple said...

Hi, Bonnie,

(Hey, Tigger!) Let me be one man in the minority. I love a good story much more than fleeting pics. The imagination is more sensual than images. I'm a new spanko, possibly switch in the future. I agree with Tigger about not being so interested in the control side. For now, I'm happy to surrender myself to my girlfriend!

This was the first spank blog I read, and so far it's the best. I also like Mike's Spanked Hubby blog, and wish there were more dedicated to male "bottoms", as opposed to tops. ;-)

Bonnie, if you find anything to add to your site for us guys who like to be spanked, or if you find any other male blogs or story sites, that would be great, especially for us newbies. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

(Wow, almost 100 voters so far!)

"Van"

Bonnie said...

Tigger - I did, but thanks for voting!

Tigger Too - You're right! At this moment, the ratio is 63:37 male to female. In terms of comments, though, it's just the opposite.

I have to laugh because I've had readers suggest that I write stories with women in mind. I don't, at least not consciously. The truth is the majority of my audience is men. Were I aiming solely for the female reader, I might be disappointed with these results!

Based upon my e-mail, I agree that men tend to like the visual elements. Women respond more often when I paint a picture with words. This is, of course, a very rough generalization to which there are undoubtedly many exceptions.

Cutting the data the other way, we find that spankees outnumber spankers by a 2:1 margin. Perhaps that's to be expected given the nature of the tales I tell, but I didn't expect so big a disparity.

Van - Welcome to MBS! Thank you for your kind words.

There are not that many F/m blogs. Mike's seems to be about the best. There are also Disciplining Ford, Over Her Knee, and Disciplined (although this last one appears to be dormant). Also, Aunty Agony and Vanilla Kinky dabble in F/m as well. Wintermute has plenty of links to story sites.

I'm not certain why there are dozens of high quality blogs written by submissive women, but a handful authored by men. I hestitate to explain it away with gender differences, but that conclusion may be inescapable.

Anonymous said...

The category that describes me wasn't listed: male who really REALLY wants to be a spankee! :-)

(With a female as the spanker . . .)

bye for now!

A Nawty Mouz said...

Hmmm, well yeah, I put voyeur, but I like reading, especially of spanked females. So, maybe I should've put 'male spanker'? But, I am lacking in spankees, or is that spankettes? Oh but, I would love to watch too ...

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