Sunday, November 29, 2009

MBS Spanko Brunch #202

Cold turkey is a phrase that means to quit something abruptly. It's also the leftover food that many of us in the US are consuming this weekend. While we may find the latter on the table at this week's brunch, the former definition provides our topic.

Have you ever decided to give up spanking? If so, for what reasons? Did you expect to walk away forever or did you anticipate a temporary abstinence? Why did you return?

As always, *you* are welcome to join in our discussion. All that's necessary is to enter a comment below. When everyone has taken a turn, I will post an edited summary.


Mija said...

My answer is a resounding YES but almost all of those purges were before I found ASS/SSS. I can distinctly remember times when I'd look at my little cache of spanking erotica -- journals and notebooks I'd written, books (usually Blue Moon by the always popular "anon") and feel this sense of revulsion with myself. I'd scoop everything into a trash bag and carry it to a dumpster a few blocks away, binning everything. This would usually be followed by several months to years of trying to avoid thinking or writing about spanking.

I've only done something like this once since finding any spanking / online community. Ten years ago when I getting ready to visit the UK for the several months, all my stuff was going to be stored in my parents' garage. I had a fear of my younger brother going through the boxes and finding my spanking stuff and (even worse) anal toy (there was only one then). I threw everything away yet again, but for the last time. And yes, Paul did laugh at me.

Now my erotica is shelved with the rest of the books. As they should be.

Hermione said...

I have never thought that I would want to give up spanking. We did take a leave of absence for over two years after we adopted a dog who objected to the activity. I let my husband take the lead and didn't question his decision, because he's in charge of bedroom activities. But I was thoroughly delighted when he finally took steps to resume spanking me, and now we enjoy it more than ever.

Perhaps the hiatus allowed us to realize how important it was to our intimate relationship. I'm certain that if the possibility of another break arose, I would insist we discuss the matter and consider other alternatives.

A.S.S. said...

No, we've never decided to give up spanking. There was a long pause once because of health issues that forced us (basically) to give it up. Really can't imagine giving it up otherwise, because it's such an integral part of our play and sex.

Now, we HAVE talked about giving up the online and party spanking scene. That can get to be too drama filled at times... a bit like high school. We've managed to step away from the situation and not the entire scene when that's happened though. But if it ever got to be too much and the fun was lost... we'd step away.

Don't see us ever walking away from spanking in our private life though. We're just too "hardwired" to pick that option.

~Todd & Suzy

ps... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Curtis said...

I never decided to walk away from spanking, but I did have it taken away from me for a very long time. My ex-wife and i played spanking games during dating, while we lived together for five years and two years into the marriage before she announced that she didn't like -- about at the time our son was on his way to being born. So for a very long time I had only the fantasies and no reality to carry me through which lasted until I couldn't stand it any more and broke out. If you're wired like me, you return because it's at the cor of your sexuality and until that fire dies, you want to pursue it.

(I did once do what Mija did -- discard all my collection of things spanking because I didn't want my son to come upon them,.)

Anonymous said...

I could no more walk away from spanking than I could walk away from my big, round buttocks. It's a part of me.
Jean Marie

Scunge said...

I feel the same as Jean Marie. Right now we are having privacy issues and I am going NUTS,but I can NEVER see giving it up.

Dr. Ken said...

I have. like many others, thrown away my collection of spanking related material (only to eventually go out and try to re-collect it all over again), but I never thought I was walking away from spanking--only from having the material around.

The truth is, most of my life has been spent without a spanking partner, so there's never really been anything to walk away from, and more of an overwhelming desire to be walking toward it!

Muffin said...

I've always been in and out with spanking. Currently I'm "out." I suppose I'll return to it, but right now it's just not that important to me. I think hubby probably misses it more than I do. I enjoyed it when we were able to share it with friends, but now that we aren't, it just isn't exciting anymore.

LDD-4-Me said...

Since we practice Mutual DD that always seems to be evolving a bit, there have been times when we've put punishment spankings on hold wile we regroup and reform our desires and boundaries.

I don't think spankings could ever be abandoned any more than we could choose to give up eating or breathing.

Mark said...

Since I am still reading your blog (as well as others), I guess I haven't completely given it up. But I am no longer practicing and don't feel the longing I used to.

My wife is not a spanko and really doesn't feel comfortable being in a dominate role. It has been a constant struggle for her to try to maintain it and we have had to start and stop so many times that it has just worn us both out. I really don't want to try to start again, because it just requires too much effort from both of us. And causes too much disappointment when it doesn't work out the way we intended.

That isn't really fair to her since she has to do most of the 'work' (it comes naturally to me). The burden of it not working out, and the attempt to restart, falls unfairly on her.

We are working on other ways to increase our intimacy that are mutually satisfying.

Anonymous said...

I had a time where I couldn't and I told myself I would be happy and fulfilled and full of beans.
I slowly slid backwards and down and could not work out why I felt so awful all the time. It was not the spanking so much as the relationship in which the soanking takes place, the loving accountability, the verification that I am seen and that I exist.
I could write more but this question is making me sad and I want to be happy.


I don't want to go over it all again, I have already discussed the three and a bit year period, that I gave up the life style for, in topics both here and on A.S.S. before. So to summarize after much digging the psychologist, that I was seeing at the time, found out that I am a spanko and traced all my problems with coping with life back to the point when I decided to give up getting my arse whooped. Then she recommended that I took it up again and I did and managed to get off all those prescription drugs that I had ended up taking.

Worst 3 years of my life, never ever again.


Erudite hayseed said...

For the better part of a decade, I'm afraid.

Growing up in a small, southern town, there isn't a great deal to do. When I started having masturbatory fantasies during my adolescence, they almost always focused on spanking, me being dominant over a woman, and the idea of punishment.

Of course, a young man with nothing to do and a mean creative streak, I would draw these scenarios out. Pages upon pages of these fantasies littered a secret little sketchbook I kept in my bedroom.

And, inevitably, my parents found it. I was made to have a conversation with them, where the phrase 'sadism is wrong' was thrown about at least a few times. They were thrown out and I stifled that part of me until my mid twenties.

Though it's taken me two girlfriends and a fiancée, I finally got blessed with meeting a woman who not only accepts my spanko/dominant desires, but actively enjoys the role of a submissive spankee. I've never been happier.

Denying that part of me was a miserable time. I'll never do it again.

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