Well, after my rather somber post the other day, it’s time to return to my adventures and stories. I hope everyone missed me :P.
Anyway, on to the rest of my trip!
We left Los Angeles directly from Threshold and drove to Las Vegas. It was a sad departure, but I was excited to be on the road to new places, to meet new people and to start my new life.
We arrived in Vegas fairly late and ended up going to bed fairly early. I still find staying in hotels exciting, and this was by far the nicest one I’d ever been in.
|Don’t I look cozy?|
We spent the next day on the strip, which was full of win. We walked around trying to see everything we possibly could from what seems like dawn to dusk. When we were finished, the bottoms of my feet were bruised.
|Aren’t we the best ever?|
There wasn’t a ton of spanking during the Vegas portion of the trip: we were busy, I was still extremely emotional from moving and a few other things made it not ideal. However, when HeatherFeather and I were waiting around for Malignus in front of one of those places where they fill your face in a photo, we came across this:
We both turned neon red, but for the first time ever, I was able to keep looking at something spanking related in a public, vanilla setting. I guess the reaction has gone from wanting to throw up to having fits of giggles, which is what HeatherFeather and I end up doing every time we look at kitchen stores. 😛
From Vegas, we drove to Salt Lake to visit a good friend and her family there. We were in a vanilla, family setting, so there was extremely little spanking conversation going on, but when we did steal away for a moment as “just grown ups” we giggled even more than usual. Salt Lake City was incredibly beautiful and very, very dry. The three of us weren’t used to the elevation, and I kept getting nose bleeds >_<. Also, my friend there has pretty much the greatest children I’ve ever, ever met. Just saying.
|Utah is pretty!|
I was sad that I didn’t realize that lea lives in SLC until after I was about to head out, because it would have been awesome to meet up with her.
From Utah, we drove to Colorado Springs, where I visited with Ami. I absolutely adore Ami. She’s one of the best people ever. We had a bunch of fun, and she took really beautiful photos of the three of us at Garden of the Gods.
|I <3 HeatherFeather! Photo by Ami.|
Because we were at a spanko house, I got a couple of good, hard spankings, which did wonders for my mood. Additionally, Malignus proved the point that he can make ANYTHING hurt by spanking us with my feather duster and making it actually painful. That’s ridiculous! It’s covered in FEATHERS. >_<
One night, while we were driving back to Ami’s place from having visited someone in Bolder, Malignus fell asleep in the car and HeatherFeather, Ami and I started sharing Spanko Stories. We talked about how we first discovered our desires, the way that they haunted us as children, times when we got “caught” and how people reacted, the embarrassing things that we did to try to act out or cope with the things we wanted and the deep, dark feeling that there was something horribly wrong with us for the things that we wanted. I know that all spankos go through the same thing, but there was something amazing about being in the flesh with two other girls who lived through the same sort of thing as I did when I was young and knowing that now, the three of us have a happy life where we are able to enjoy getting our bottoms bared and thoroughly spanked by men that we care for and respect. Being in the company of hard-wired spankos is truly magical for me. I really do equate it to going to Hogwarts or Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters or something like that. There’s a whole secret world out there, where we are normal and get to celebrate the things that were previously a source of shame. Driving in that car with the man I love asleep next to me and two girls who I truly love like sisters, I felt a sense of comfort and love that I’ve rarely come to allow myself to feel. It was an amazing moment.
Adventures will continue tomorrow (for real!)
Hello, readers! My name is Alex. Welcome to my adventures in Spankingland! I’m a twenty-four year old girl living in Los Angeles. I’m a college graduate, a polyamorist, an atheist, a professional model, an obsessive domestic, a hopeless academic and a cat person. More relevantly, I’m a die-hard spanko. Some of my very first memories involve thinking about spanking, and I took my first trip across a lap just a month and two days after my 18th birthday. Having met my first Top in vanilla society, I remained fairly isolated from the rest of Spankingland for nearly five years. In the fall of 2010, a photographer I had worked with and I got close enough for me to tell him that I was “a little kinky” and he pointed me in the direction of fetlife.com. I got drunk one night, created an account and moved through the process of lurking, to occasionally posting and then, eventually, blossoming into a full-fledged member of the online community.
I’ve grown and changed an incredible amount in the past nine months that I’ve been exploring Spankingland, and I’ve already had my fair share of remarkable adventures. I’ve gone to all sorts of kinky events in Los Angeles, forged deep and honest friendships with spankos from all around the world and gotten some amazing bruises. I’ve also come to terms with myself as both a strong, powerful woman and a submissive: I’ve discovered that these things are by no means contradictory and instead feed each other in a seemingly endless cycle of growth, empowerment and happiness. My D/s dynamic is now one of my primary relationships and one of the most enjoyable ones I’ve ever had, of any flavor.
There are so many things out there for me to explore still: I’ve never been to a spanking party, I haven’t met many of the wonderful friends I’ve made online and there are tons of implements and spanking atmospheres that I haven’t experienced yet. I recently did my first shoot as a spanking model, and I’m excited by all the opportunities that lie in that direction. My spanko life is only getting better and more exciting as I open up to new experiences.
I hope you take the time to keep up with this blog. I’m excited by the prospect of sharing my thoughts and experiences with the blogosphere and hopefully making some new connections. It is my intention to update each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, so be sure to check back regularly. Welcome to my Adventures in Spankingland!