In my experience, implements are a popular topic of discussion among spanky folk.  Most people I know or have talked to have definite opinions about what they like or don’t like. In Learning to Live Again, Grant is still trying to figure out a lot of the practical ins and outs of being an HoH. One of the practicalities he’s trying to figure out is what is comfortable with in regard to implements. Luckily, his mentor Matt has plenty of experience on the subject.

Grant had been interested in spanking nearly as long as he could remember, but he had never had the nerve to actually act on his interest and collect implements or anything like that. He’d thought about it a few times, but with his job he could never afford to take the risk of someone finding out. The freedom of living here was amazing. “I don’t even have anything – well, except the paddle that came in the welcome basket.”

“You don’t actually need anything special,” Matt told him. “A lot of people prefer just using their hand. There are also plenty of innocuous everyday things that can do double duty: a hairbrush, a wooden spoon, a spatula, a belt, a ruler, a paint stirrer. Hell, I’ve even heard of people using the turning wand from window blinds.”
“Seriously?” Grant said. “Most of those are fairly common. I had encounters with a lot of them myself as a kid, but a rod from window blinds?”
“If it can be perverted, someone around here has probably done it,” Matt told him, chuckling. “I wouldn’t recommend experimenting with that one for a while though. It’s thin and whippy like a cane but plastic doesn’t give much, not the greatest choice for a beginner.”

“Don’t worry,” Grant assured him. “I wasn’t planning on it. What would be a good choice for a beginner?”
“Using your hand is probably the safest, but in terms of implements, you’d probably be better off with something lightweight and solid with a fairly broad surface to spread out impact and minimize the possibility of bruising or injury, like a thin, lightweight paddle.”


Learning-to-Live-Again-Final-200Tired of increasing chaos in his family life and the distance that is growing between him and his wife, Lainie, Grant Taylor
decides the only way to save his marriage is to get back to the domestic discipline lifestyle he grew up with. When he finds Corbin’s Bend on the Internet, he is certain it is the perfect place for them to start over.

Exhausted and tired of juggling everything herself, Lainie reluctantly agrees to her husband’s suggestion. However, she is new to the lifestyle and more than a little uncertain about it. To make matters worse, their 15-year-old daughter Kathleen is convinced they had moved her into some kind of weird spanking cult. She is miserable and not at all shy about letting everybody know it.

Will moving to Corbin’s Bend be their saving grace, or will it be the final straw that tears them apart?

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