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SPANKING THERAPY, HOW CAN IT HELP?

Spanking Used In Medical Therapy

Thanks to Mitch Philbin, of All Things Spanking, for doing a post about this. To See the post and get a link to the genuine, medical article, please follow the link below

SPANKING THERAPY AT ALL THINGS SPANKING

I thought that it might be fun to pick a few statements from the article and illustrate them, with photographs and GIFs, for your enjoyment.

Spanking therapy uses spanking as a form of release. People may choose to take part in spanking therapy to release stress and responsibility, explore power roles, or work through negative emotions or trauma.

Spanking therapy may be an option for anyone of an appropriate age to take part in consensual BDSM practices.

People may wish to find a spanking therapist or learn how to safely carry out spanking therapy with a partner.

What is the purpose of spanking therapy?

Power play: People may find it sexually arousing to play with power roles, such as becoming dominant or submissive. Others may also find it freeing to release responsibility and power in a controlled environment.

Stress release: Individuals may find similar benefits from spanking therapy as those from mindful activities, such as meditation.

The authors also note that some scientific theories suggest that SM practices, such as spanking, may help some people heal from trauma.

Spanking therapy is not necessarily sexual, and some people may see it in a similar way to other forms of physical therapy. Others may see it as a more ritualistic experience.

If that has you interested, you can follow the link below, to go directly to the article

SPANKING THERAPY IN MEDICAL NEWS TODAY

Or try this more in depth article from 2020

WHAT IS SO APPEALING ABOUT BEING SPANKED

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NEW LAWS FOR SEX WORKERS IN BELGIUM

Finally The Law has Changed

The Belgian National Parliament, agreed on new laws for those involved in sex work in Belgium, on the 17th of March and they became active on the 1st of June 2022.

Why Do I Care About This

I do not pay for, what I consider, sexual services but I do on occasions employ the skills of professional Dommes and Disciplinarians and they come under the classification of sex workers. Some of them do offer sexual services, I do not seek that part of their services, they are offered but are not compulsory. Many only offer BDSM services.

The Situation Before

It was technically legal to participate in paid for sexual services in Belgium, both for the provider and the client. However, this law was overly simple and has a clause to stop a third party from profiting from this transaction. This was designed to penalize pimps and people traffickers and I agree with their activities being restricted or hopefully stopped. BUT, and it is a big but, this law was badly written and can be interpreted that anyone taking money earned from sex work can be prosecuted. For example, if a sex worker uses his or her hard-earned cash to buy a loaf of bread, then the bakery that sells that bread can be prosecuted for profiting from the earnings of sex work.

And Then There Were Protests

This left Belgian sex workers in a grey area of being neither officially employed nor unemployed or self-employed, although they are still expected to pay taxes on their earnings and I believe that most of them do. During the time of COVID-19 restrictions, most sex workers were unable to make a living, but were not entitled to government support and financial aid as other taxpayers were. This caused protests and highlighted the issue. And so finally a new set of laws was agreed and are now in place.

As Of 1st June 2022 The New Laws Are…

A law passed in March by the Belgian parliament came into force in June, allowing sex workers to live legally, decriminalizing their work, and awarding them rights in terms of status, social protection, and health, etc. These provisions were sought by federal Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne, a Flemish liberal. They will make Belgium the first European country to adopt such measures, only the second in the world after New Zealand. In the future, sex workers (95% of whom are women) will have the same rights as other self-employed workers, including social security, unemployment, access to healthcare, maternity leave, etc. Additionally, all third parties who assist their work will no longer be prosecuted, except in cases of abnormal profit.

Until now, any banker, accountant, insurer, legal adviser or even web designer who “assisted” a sex worker could be considered the perpetrator of a crime, as were the owners of properties that sex workers used for their business. In the future, property owners will no longer be on the wrong side of the law, unless they make excessive profits by demanding higher rents than normal, as is frequently the case.

AND THAT IS THE NEW SITUATION IN BELGIUM

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HOW HIGH?

A Little Matter Of Levelling Up

This post was inspired by an image that was posted in the last “Spec”tacular spanking post, on this blog. This image, to be precise.

I noticed that to get her spankee to an acceptable height to be spanked OTK, in this situation, she had utilized a case, to put under her feet. This looked like a very sensible idea to me. It is always better if a spankee is at a convenient height for the spanker to deliver the punishment properly. This is especially true with caning.

Personally, I prefer the sensation of a caning that results in stripes that look like this

To a caning where the stripes are applied diagonally, like this

The spankees rear end being at a relevant height to the spanker is a great aid to achieving this. As can be seen in this GIF.

It does not help that some spanking furniture seems to be designed to be too low. Such as this spanking bench.

I did notice in the old Lupus Films videos, that the producers had noticed this themselves and had adapted the famous spanking bench, from their Principal’s office series.

From this

To this

Making life more comfortable for their performers, although not less painful 🙂

It is always useful to be adaptable in a spanking situation. There are plenty of easy solutions to getting the spankee to the right height. As shown in the next two images.

The above image came from

CONTEMPORARY LIFE

And if funds are available to supply a dedicated spanking bench, plenty are available at appropriate heights. Like this one.

Remember spankers, your bottom, or sub will always feel you are more skilled, if you make the effort to keep things, horizontal and even. Whatever you are spanking them with.

Please feel free to add any important points, that I have missed on the topic of relative spanker to spankee heights, in the comments section below.

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TUESDAY’S TANTALIZING TUSHY – AND I WISH THE CURRENT SITUATION LOOKED AS GOOD AS THIS WEEK’S TUSHY

I Want To Take Up Skiing Again

The Current Situation With COVID-19 In Belgium

Due to time availability issues, I am writing this post on Sunday 28th of November, so be aware that some of the following information might be slightly out of date, as you get to see it

Worryingly, the Omicron variant of the virus has made it to Belgium already. Only one confirmed case so far, but it was found in someone who had travelled from Egypt and not Southern Africa. This makes it more worrying. European Authorities have issued information about this and drug companies are already looking into this variant, as can be seen in the following two links

ECDC ISSUES THREAT ASSESSMENT OF OMICRON VARIANT

DRUG COMPANIES LOOK FOR SOLUTION TO THE NEW VARIANT

The situation in Belgium now

Infection rates are at the highest that they have ever been at, over 15000 per day on average, but thankfully death rates are not in the hundreds, as they were during previous waves of infection and are about 37 per day, as I write this. You can see more about the figures in the following link

CORONAVIRUS FIGURES FOR BELGIUM

The last available infection map of Europe is looking decidedly red

New Measures Introduced In Belgium

You can see these through the following links

NEW CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

COVID-19 SCHOOLS

Christmas?

GHENT CANCELS CHRISTMAS

ANTWERP CANCELS CHRISTMAS

It’s not all bad news

LIVES SAVED BY VACCINATION

VACCINE BOOSTER ROLLOUT IN BELGIUM

And that is all I have for now

My mood video for this post

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND FLANDERS UNMASKED

Turn That Frown Upside Down

Time To Show Your Face

As of Friday, October the first, facemasks are no longer required in many places, such as shops and restaurants in Flanders. They are still required in some circumstances, including, on public transport or when visiting a close contact professional, like a hairdresser. This rule change does not apply for the whole of Belgium. Wallonia and Brussels region are keeping the face mask rules as they are, for the moment. You can read more about this in the link below

NEW FACE MASK RULES FOR FLANDERS

Flemish Vaccination Centres To Remain Open

The decision to close all the vaccination centres in Flanders, on October 15th, has been reversed. Many vaccination centres will remain open until the end of 2021. This is because it has been decided to give the over 65s a third booster shot and the vaccination centres will be used for this, For more information follow the link below

VACCINATION CENTRES FLANDERS

For the latest figures on Coronavirus in Belgium, follow the link below

CORONAVIRUS BELGIUM

It feels good to show your face again 🙂

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RED LIGHTS TO GET A GREEN LIGHT IN BELGIUM

Sex Work Is Set To Get A Better Legal Status In Belgium

Why do I care about this? I do not pay for, what I consider, sexual services but I do on occasions employ the skills of professional Dommes and Disciplinarians and they come under the classification of sex workers. Some of them do offer sexual services, I do not seek that part of their services, they are offered but are not compulsory. Many only offer BDSM services. Apart from the dress code being somewhat different, I do not see that there is much difference between a non sex service offering Domme and a professional Masseur but society here tends not to agree with me.

What is the situation at the moment?

At this time it is technically legal to participate in paid for sexual services in Belgium, both for the provider and the client. However, this law is overly simple and has a clause to stop a third party from profiting from this transaction. This was designed to penalize pimps and people traffickers and I agree with their activities being restricted or hopefully stopped. BUT, and it is a big but, this law was badly written and can be interpreted that anyone taking money earned from sex work can be prosecuted. For example, if a sex worker uses his or her hard-earned cash to buy a loaf of bread, then the bakery that sells that bread can be prosecuted for profiting from the earnings of sex work. This area of the law is at the discretion of municipalities (Towns and City councils) to apply or not apply as they see fit. As a result some local authorities have effectively totally banned sex work whilst others allow sex work on the professional’s own property or in a brothel or even in Red Light window areas, in some towns. There is a news article that explains this better than I can, it is linked below

NO MAN’S LAND: BELGIUM’S RED LIGHT DISTRICT

The Problem

This has left Belgian sex workers in a grey area of being neither officially employed nor unemployed or self-employed, although they are still expected to pay taxes on their earnings and I believe that most of them do. This has been a greater problem recently as due to a certain global pandemic many of them have not been able to work for long periods of time and due to their uncertain employment state, have not been entitled to any of the benefits afforded to others that have been effected by the crisis. There have understandably been some protests about this, such as the one in a news article that is linked below

SEX WORKERS PROTEST

What Is Happening Now?

The Justice Minister for Belgium, Vincent Van Quickenborne (Flemish liberal), will hopefully be getting the law changed to take away the vagaries about both the status of Sex Workers and where and when they can spend their taxed earnings. And about time too, in my opinion. You can read a short news article about this in the link below

TOTAL DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK IN BELGIUM

I hope that this post has left you more informed and hopefully not been too boring

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