Sunday, October 01, 2006

MBS Spanko Brunch #37


Now we have all of the birthday and anniversary hoopla out of the way, it's time to get back to the creative silliness. Consider, if you will, the concept of an international adult spanking museum.

Where should the spanking museum be located? How should the building look? What kind of exhibits and activities would be presented? How might we publicize the museum and its programs?

I invite you to submit a contribution to our brunch discussion. Please leave a comment below, send me an e-mail, or post a response on your own blog. Once everyone has provided their responses, I will publish a summary of the discussion.

21 comments :

Anonymous said...

As a long time lurker, here's my first attempt at participating...

Location: it would have to be in an open minded area, probably a large city. LA, London, NYC

Building Appearance: I think a group of small building each representing various 'settings' would work best. Replicas of a woodshed, a schoolroom, a bedroom and for those more intense than I am, a dungeon. If it had to be limited to one building, the building should be non-descript on the outside, inside is where the soul of the museum should be.

Exhibits: Each would have museum volunteers both giving and receiving. As mentioned, a woodshed, schoolroom etc would be the settings.

Activities: Charity fundraisers where patrons would pay per swat (give or receive) to help keep the museum running would be a key activity.
Private parties where guests would have access to the toys and exhibits, under the supervision of museum employees would be fun.

Publicity: Start by adverstising on "MyBottomSmarts" and watch the word get around quickly

A.S.S. said...

A traveling museum might be nice. Though, having a building would be nice. Perhaps one that is shaped like a bottom.

Would need 4 wings though, but a good architect could fit that under a couple of ass checks... right?

Wing 1: Implements. Would showing the advances and changes in paddles, hairbrushes, belts, tawses... etc. Could also display things such as spanking benches, 'scene props' (such as a school desk)... and, spanking hands could be honored in pictures and sculptures.

Wing 2: Spanking erotic, literature, images and film. Everything from John Wayne spanking in the Old West, to modern adult spanking movies. Old magazines, books, newspapers that depicted and talked about spanking... to the blogs of today.

Wing 3: A Hall of Fame wing... filled with well-known spankos. John Wayne, Lucy and Ricky... the spankers of the past. Up and comers, like Katie Spades... and you, Bonnie :) ... could create a buzz when they entered the hallowed hall.

Wing 4: An interactive wing. There would be hands on demonstrations. Volunteers would be welcome to participate. Instructional spankings would be offered... the ins-and-outs explained... erotic to discipline. Role paying spankings would be plated out.

How to publicize... lol... the mile long line would create a big enough stir, that that won't be a problem!

:)
~Todd & Suzy

jeanmarie said...

Location: London has a proud history of corporal punishment, New York is very cosmopolitan, L.A.'s cool because of its warm sunshine and buff bodies, but this museum should entail a pilgrimage by the devotees, like Mecca does for its faithful. Not far from Butte, Montana is the tiny town of Buttocks. The museum should be half way between these two evocatively-named places. People shouldn't stumble upon the museum, they should trek there with purpose and piety.
Design: The Gugggenheim has curved walls. I.M.Pei designed an addition to the Louvre that is a glass pyramid. This museum should closely resemble the exquisite beauty of the human derriere; two large, round mounds. Roundness is erotic; the bottom, the breasts, the eyes all capitalize on this fact. The architect who did the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood knew this, and should be commissioned for this design. The outside walls should be reflective glass because spanking is the mirror to the soul, the way to contemplate who you really are at heart.
Inside: More than mere displays of myriad disciplinary implements, this museum should excell in performance art. All of us tour-guides would wear uniforms with nothing below the waist, and our fannies would be in a constant state of pinkened perfection, blushing and hot from frequent attention by the "art aficionados." The air would be filled with the highly-charged sound of multiple spankings being administered at every instillation; imagine a Shadow Lane party times a thousand. Slaps and giggles and gasps blend together, the swish of the cane melding with the smack of the paddle, the thwack of the strap overlapping the crack of the crop, tears and laughter conjoined... Consequently, all of the chairs and benches in this museum would be super soft, overstuffed and plush. Even so, few patrons sit.
Great brunch topic, Bonnie!
Jean Marie

cuddlybum said...

I'd say locate it somewhere in Europe - so I can go see it!!! Preferrably somewhere dreadfully uptight, like Dublin - the papers will take care of all the publicity for you.....plenty of gorgeous buildings to take over, old schools that will probably have most of the implements you need anyway!!

As for layout - Some phases - history, implements, literature and practical demonstrations and participation -for each of canes, padddles, hairbrushes, straps, etc......with a separate part in each phase for schoolroom, study, woodshed, kitchen, bedroom and other traditional punishment places.....

Gotta say - I'm excited by it!!!

cuddlybum

cuddlybum said...

PS the belvoed has just taken it as inspiration for our afternoons entertainment!!! lolol

bella said...

LOL at Jeanmarie. I would trek to Buttocks, MT to visit said museum. Can't you just see all the "themed" hotels that would pop up in the area? Gives a whole new meaning to Comfort Suites.

bella

Anne Elizabeth said...

The spanking museum should be located next to a Victoria's Secret.

The building should be made of white marble with neon pink (and red !) lettering on it.

The exhibits should be every conceivable type of spanking implement, displayed so they were "3d" hanging suspended in beautifully lit acryllic cases.

The museum should be publicized on the web on all of the spanko sites !

The price of admission... Hmmmmm, what do you think ? A warm bottom ?

Sincerely,
Anne Elizabeth

dieseldiva said...

Could a museum dedicated to the activity of spanking go anywhere other than the town of Climax?? It's in Virginia. I love the many buildings theme with activities in each. So...when's the groundbreaking?

Paul said...

I agree it should be a place of pilgrimage. preferably somewhere quiet, but with good connections.
It should be a large building with room for displays of all periods of history. There should be practise rooms set up with different scenarios, also suites of well insulated bedrooms where aftercare can be given to those who need it by their partners, and good person spankings can be administered by those not into scenes.
And finally beautiful and quiet grounds where people can meditate on what they are about to receive or have just received.
One would leave such a place, encouraged, spiritually strengthened and morally uplifted.
What a brilliant idea Bonnie.
Hugs,
Paul.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that NYC would be the best place. They already have the Museum of Sex, so why not a Spanking Museum!!!

As for what should be included, I definitely think the museum needs a complete display of spanking implements, a detailed history of spanking, spanking stories, spanking pics, and spanking movie clips!!!

And that's just for starters!!!

*hugs*
Tigger

Anonymous said...

London of course; why do the French always refer to spanking as Le Vice Anglais ? A large discreet town house would be perfect, with entrance to member couples only; candidates would appear before a committee, and one, or the other(if that were their scene) would have to show that they could accept a sound bare bottom spanking.Members might wear a badge; the logo of a figure 8 on it's side with two horizontal stripes across it comes to mind.
Inside there would be a huge collection of every possible type of implement, and items for restraint, gagging and blindfolding. Members would be welcome to make use of these items as they wished, but this use wouldof course be infull view of other members present.
There would be an archive of books, photos, films, drawings available, covering as much as possible of our huge subject.There would be a Hall of Fame wing, as Todd & Suzy suggest with premier position going to our Bonnie.There would also be a collection of spanking tableaux, the figures frozen in mid-spank, also the automated ones in which mechanical spankers pound mechanical bottoms at the touch of a button; both can be seen in Madame Tussaud's Wax Works in London, albeit on a more mundane subject !
The largest room would contain all the apparatus used to present a spankee's bottom to perfection; trestles, pillorys, stocks, stools, etc. These would again be available for the use of members, but if they were not so inclined, a staff member would be happy to offer her own bottom, or lay on what ever implement was requested, in return for a modest fee.
When does it open ? D & S

mary said...

Location: Hollywood or Vegas - someplace with a reputation.
The building needs to be a rounded dome. Pehaps with a paddle shapped annex hall for rotating displays. Exhibits. Well, if in hollywood you could start with all the props that were used for spanking and the benches for sitting that have been used in the old spanking scenes in the movies. There could be a continuous loop of the scenes playing on a plasma screen in the back ground. I think there should be multiple halls - starting with "school discipline" (cheerleaders too) moving through various forms and reasons for spanking: secretary, cute padme in her maid outfit, erotic displays, including a dungeon room. Multiple spanking implements should be displayed as well as wax figures displaying the marks such implements leave behind. The museaum gift shop needs to have many implements for sale to remember your trip by. Including t-shirts that state: I got spanked at -------. Ooh and gift shop panties need to be sold too. It could be so fun with costumes and props. There could even be an interactive section - like all good museums have - pehaps a spanking machine you could stand in and see how it felt and other "hands on" exhibits. Of course this would feed into our "Public spanking" fantasies. For cleanliness panties should be left on (of course I have alterior motives for this rule.) OOOHHHH how fun the museum could be.

Bonnie said...

I love everyone’s ideas! Here are mine.

I would place the museum in the heart of a city that truly celebrates kink of every, um, stripe – San Francisco. The Bay Area is one place where the community would wholeheartedly embrace a spanking museum.

The building would be two joined geodesic domes. The covering would be beige-colored at the bottom and slowly fade to pink and then red as the observer’s eyes wander skyward.

The museum would feature five thematic areas that visitors would be free to explore in any sequence. The “Spanking Through the Ages” section would highlight the people, events, locations, and techniques that characterized spanking and corporal punishment throughout history. Temporary exhibits would focus upon specific times or environments.

The second area would be entitled, “Our Spanko World.” It would present spanking practices in the context of contemporary cultures around the globe.

The “Hall of Implements” would feature a collection of rare and unusual spanking implements, include some that were owned or used by celebrities past and present.

The “Spanking in the Media” wing would offer a sight and sound retrospective of spanking as portrayed in film, television, radio, and the web. Both mainstream and adult media would be examined.

The final museum area, “Spanking Here and Now,” would provide a rotating schedule of live demonstrations and performances. Upon signing the customary waiver, visitors can optionally participate in a spanking booth operated to support a local charity. In addition, well known spanking models would make occasional appearances and meet fans.

The strategy for promoting the International Spanking Museum would be twofold. To lure visitors living in the Bay Area, local media outlets should be heavily utilized via features and targeted advertising. To reach potential pilgrims, the museum should operate an extensive web site as well as promotions through national and international news and travel-oriented media.

Mija said...

I've loved reading the variety of responses!

But my first thought when I read the question was that the museum alreday kind of exists. It's in Glasglow (Scotland) and called the Museum of Scottish Education.

http://www.clyde-valley.com/Glasgow/museumed.htm

Having visited it a few times (and even had pictures taken of me bending of a desk in my school uniform), I can say with confidence that this is a spanking fetishist dream -- especially for those of us with the school CP kink. There are tawses on display in cases, accounts of CP used at the school and even a re-enactment complete with tawse weilding maths master (though he only whacks the desk).

That aside, the building itself is a marvel -- love the restored Mackintosh with classrooms from both pre and post war eras.

rose said...

tiggr already had my idea about where. my thought immediately was nyc, next to the museum of sex. the door could be shaped like a paddle (wide end down to walk through of course). exhibits should include spanking implements through the ages, spanking art, history of spanking, spanking and sex along with lovely private space for spankings if two (or more) feel in the mood.

a gift shoppe with special spanking equipment....hmmmmmmm, one could go on and on here.

great question, bonnie!

xoxo,
rose

Anonymous said...

I had originally thought maybe Smackover, AR; or maybe Boody, IL; or possibly even Thong UK might be good locations. Then I realized what a museum like this would really need is a sponser, so naturally it should be located in Detroit. I think the Detroit Lions would be a natural sponser.

"The Detroit Lion's proudly support the international spanko museum. The Detroit Lions; getting their asses beat 16 sundays a year!"

I think it should have all the exhibits that have been suggested so far, plus a more "hand-on" sort of wing, an exhibitionist exhibit if you will. Since I live in the neighborhood, I would be willing to volunteer as a docent.

j

Kayley said...

Bonnie, don't close the discussion until tomorrow!!I want to answer and to elaborate *oh this is gonna be fun!* but I need to sleep also now. So keep it open,k?

Night night! TTYL

PS If I dont' get the job tomorrow maybe I won't comment though. lol

Bonnie said...

Kayley,

No problem. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Kayley said...

New York, central location, and a massive ad for all the vanillas to see. Maybe a sexy billboard would also help. *eg*

The building? Glass, transparent.

There should be a notice saying that you can't enter unless you have a sore bum. And the guards should check on that. Oops! Sorry for the spankers... I'm sure we can come with a policy for them too.

I don't really care what they have inside, as long as I see the best implements ever. Maybe a picture of a nice butt showing its effectiveness would be cute. And they should have a shop from where you can get replicas of the original, and a few private rooms to try the toys.

Ok, so maybe my museum is more like an exhibition or shrine, but well... they can make it look like a museum with a few historical 'implements'. lol

Thanks for the chance to speak up my mind, Bonnie!

spankoz said...

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Anonymous said...

i have lived in glasgow for many years and their is a school museum with the classes set out like 50s and 60s and a wwii classroom and a victorian classroom in the summer they let you get dressed up in pinnifore dresses and act out like school children there is a belt in a casebut not useable but you can fantisize about it and the name of the school is scotland street school museum

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