Alert reader “C” sent me this spanking article, amused by its Fox News branding. But the thing to remember about Fox News is not that its editorial stances are right-oppositional; they are, but despite that fact, the Fox organization is not actually culturally conservative at root. At root, Fox News is a Rupert Murdoch tabloid operation, and so if it sells newspapers, it runs. Nothing else matters.
What’s fascinating about this spanking article is that somebody at Fox decided it will sell newspapers — or sex toys, because it’s got three affiliate links in it. Since when did newspapers start publishing editorial content with embedded affiliate links? Well, I guess they saw us bloggers doing it and decided it was the wave of the future. I’m surely in no position to throw the first stone.
But, enough blather. The article itself is kinda fun:
Tender skin. An open palm or leather flogger. The anticipation before the hand or instrument meets flesh. The thrill as the sound reaches your ears at precisely the same moment the sensation reaches every inch of your body. And you only get another if you ask very, very nicely.
Oh, the joys of spanking. It may have been a dreaded punishment as a kid. But as part of consensual adult play, it can be delicious fun. Much of the thrill comes from the expectation and build-up. When will it happen? How will it feel? Will it happen again? And no matter how many times you may indulge, those same questions always seem to arrive since each spanking encounter is different.
The rest of the article is just like that — poetic and attractive language that polishes up a workmanlike and very functional step-by-step “spanking for vanillas, and why it’s fun” instructional. Pretty good work, and miraculously free of the usual newspaper rib-nudges and reportorial linguistic distancing.