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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

Prefectdt

CURIOSITY SATISFIED

I decided to participate in March questions month and here are the answers that I have given. The questions are ranked in chronological order from the first asked to the last

morningstar Asked

I know you go to pro dommes (I’m right aren’t I?)
Do you find spankings arouse you? and if they do……. is it difficult considering the spanking isn’t with a primary partner?

You are right morningstar I do employ the skills of pro Dommes and Disciplinarians, including those of the lady in the photograph above. Fantasizing about spankings arouses me but actually being spanked has the opposite effect and I find that I would much rather enjoy the spanking and the high that it gives me, than participate in “Adult happy Time”. I have participated in sexual activities in play situations in the past but this was to satisfy the desires of the other party involved and not for my gratification. I also play with fellow amateur enthusiasts but I will not be likely to write about those encounters on this blog

Naughty Nora Asked

Hmmmm….well, as you have probably gathered, my particular kink is spanking as discipline. Could you share with your readers about a memorable time you were spanked for being naughty? Or, if that doesn’t apply….perhaps you could share about your most memorable spanking?

Nora I play for fun and the high that I get from playing. BUT I have always aspired to be a stoic spankee and I do not always achieve that, being a bit of a dancer and flincher when taking some. When I cannot control myself whilst playing, I feel better if I am punished for that at the time rather than beating myself up mentally about it for weeks afterwards. Once some time ago I was being caned and repeatedly blocked with my left hand. I requested that I be dealt with for this offence but the person I was playing with was reluctant to be more harsh as we were already playing very hard. She told me to sit on the table, that I had been bending over and then gave me six hard cane strokes on the front of my thighs. I did not like this, neither psychologically nor the type of pain it caused. The threat of it happening again proved to be an effective deterrent and I kept my ordered positions for the rest of the play session.

Fondles asked

Would you name 3 implements that are employed regularly (or have been in the past) besides the hand, on your behind (or your spankee’s behind) and rank them in order of preference pls

Number 3 – Belt

Number 2 – Flogger

Number 1 – Cane

morningstar Asked Again

I am curious how you came to live where you do? I know your parents are in Britain…

My parents are now both deceased but did live in the UK. I found work with an organization that operates internationally. First they sent me to The Netherlands and then they sent me to Belgium. Then they wanted to send me back to the UK and I did not want to go back there and so left that organization and found work here in Belgium and decided to settle here permanently

KDPierre Asked

In what capacity do you use your botanical skills? Vegetable yields? Garden design? Something else? As a gardener with small ponds, I’m curious.

And

Also……….what is your opinion of Affligem Tripel?

I am afraid that I have not tried that beer yet. There are so many to get through in Belgium but I will give it a go next time that I see it

By qualification, I am an Amenity Horticulturist specializing in the use of plants and other ornamental green stuff in areas to be used by people. I have designed and created maintenance plans, am a trained and experienced adult instructor and my personal specialities are in topiary and herbaceous perennials although I am skilled in many other aspects of ornamental and utilitarian horticulture. Having said that I currently and for some years now, only working as a professional gardener, due to having less than perfect written Dutch and my own desires to keep my hands in the earth and avoid a desk job

Roz Asked

As I understand it (please correct me if I am wrong), you have experienced being both spanker and spankee. Which is your preference?

And

Where in the world would you like visit (when that becomes an option again)?

The next place to tick off is a trip to the Rhine Gorge but I think that I would throw that over right now, for a chance to have a tour of the UK to see some of my family, none of whom I have seen since Christmas 2019

I am by nature a spankee but have and am still prepared to switch if the occasion arises. Although I never seek to Top, I am happy to help someone else get to their happy place and I believe that experience on the receiving end helps develop the skills to achieve that

MJ Asked

How about just letting your readers know just a little more about you. I know you are British, but that’s it.

I am afraid that I am not going to answer that one MJ, for the same reason that I do not have an email address on my blog. Some time ago, when this blog got a lot more traffic than it does now, I attracted the attentions of some far right groups in Belgium, who were not happy about my internet activities here. All of the blogs and other internet media that I knew about are gone now, due to anti terrorism laws but with more private platforms available, for example WhatsApp, I cannot be sure that they are not still having bad thoughts towards me and so am not going to hand them, on a plate, my identity. Honestly I think that 999 out of a thousand of these people are just piss and wind but it only takes that one in a thousand nut job to do you harm

I hope that you all enjoyed that. I think that if I do this again next year I will split the answers into two or more posts but it was an interesting project to take part in

Prefectdt

THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND CRESTING THE CURVE WHILST DODGING A BULLET

Fresh Air And Healthy Exercise

COVID 19 Belgium

Cresting the curve

I was going to post about this last week but it seemed better to wait and see if a trend was occurring rather than a downward blip. It seems that the rate of infections in Belgium has started to reduce and hopefully we have seen the worst of the second wave. The only daily number still rising is the number of deaths but that is most likely due to the lag effect of previously infected people succumbing to the disease. Last that I saw the Rt rate was at 0.84 and looking like falling further. I don’t like to dwell on the “Butchers Bill” so if you would like more detail about the recent figures please click on the link below.

CORONAVIRUS THE BRUSSELS TIMES

Dodging a bullet

Luckily the average rate of daily new infections never reached the 20000 figure that the powers that be seemed to be scared of but instead peaked at around 15000, this is in a country of somewhere above eleven million inhabitants. Even so, the news reports seem to suggest that the health system in Belgium had just about reached it’s maximum capacity. Patients where being transferred around Belgium to ease the pressure on hospitals in the worse effected areas and even then, that became not enough to alleviate the situation. At the height of the crises patients where evacuated to Germany, by road and helicopter and Belgian military medical personnel were deployed to some hospitals to set up extra wards. I am no expert on the matter but it seems to me that the medical facilities, here in Belgium, were on the precipice of a breaking point and it is lucky that new measures came into effect just in time to change the trend in the infection rate of the virus.

Take care of yourselves and those around you

Prefectdt

BIRCHING IN THE BAD OLD DAYS – AND A FUNNY

How A Birching Was Carried Out Way Back When

I’m not sure when this practice was stopped but The Isle Of man was, I believe, the last authority in Europe to use corporal punishment as a judicial punishment, in the form of birching. This is an actual news report where a police officer explains how the punishment was conducted.

And I Just Thought That This Was Funny

have a great weekend everybody

Prefectdt

St. Cure D’ Ars

This is him

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And that really is him. His face is covered by a wax mask but that is his body, not a representation.

How I found out about him

I was having a little history walk around a French town and went into a church to have a look around.  As in most Catholic, French churches, there were statues of saints around the place and the inscription under one statue said St. Cure D’ Ars. Great! Just what every Christian spankee needs, a saint that cures arses 🙂

The Real Saint

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Of course St. Cure D’ Ars does not mean what it sounds like in English. It does mean St. Priest (or curate) of the town of Ars (yes there really is a French town called Ars). His real name was John Vianney and he is the patron saint of priests. After the revolution he helped save French Catholicism and founded a home for girls with Catherine Lassagne and Benedicta Lardet (and no I did not make up those names). And he spent most of his life in the town of Ars.

Maybe a prayer?

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I’m not a Christian myself but any Christian spankee that finds their bruised and battered rear end throbbing away, on a hard pew, one Sunday morning could consider saying a prayer to this saint. Even though he is not a real spanko saint, who knows, perhaps he can “Cure The Arse” 🙂

The final image came from Parox Dark – Fetish and BDSM Art

Prefectdt

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Divine Bondage

This blog is not as it usually is. For more details visit this post This Blog Is On Tick Over.

Tying up the gods

Sitting on Dover docks, waiting for a ferry, I was passing the time by reading the BBC History Magazine. An article caught my eye as it involved a practice of the ancient Greeks and Romans of punishing their gods by tying them up. Part of the article went like this,

local communities decided to punish or detain gods by binding them with chains- in one case to a cross.

The goddess Artemis bound

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Gods where treated this way to prevent them from defecting to adversaries or to punish them for helping an enemy of for failing to help a community.

This is the first that I have heard of this ritual and it does a certain question. Are gods and goddesses subs or are subs gods and goddesses? 🙂

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