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The Big, Bad Book of Spanking Positions by Peter Birch

The Big, Bad Book of Spanking Positions

A Coffee Table Book for the Less Conventional Household

Peter Birch


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The second edition of The Big, The Big, Bad Book of Spanking Positions is now out, an unashamedly obsessive compendium of one-hundred and thirty different spanking positions, all tested on willing bottoms and lovingly photographed for the delectation of the reader. That is if anybody every actually reads the thing. It’s a huge, full colour hardback and costs £30, while most modern erotica seems to exist only in electronic form, cost 49p at most and deal with unfeasible acts of congress between humans and vampires, or stegosaurs. So maybe I’m a bit off trend, but the book is there, crammed with pretty pictures of girls* being spanked and useful information for my fellow enthusiasts.

It took a fair bit of research as well, over forty years if you include the entire period since I first laid palm to buttock, but at least six from the first photo shoot intended to record different positions. That was a stable set, with two girls in full riding gear, and produced a playful Top 20 of positions for Forum magazine. Being a complete nerd scientist, I made a genuine attempt to rank the positions in order of popularity, judging by how often they appeared on the net at the time. Six years down the line it looks as if I was right at least some of the time, so here’s a brief look at what’s popular and what’s not, along with some scurrilous tittle-tattle about the preferences of the girls who so kindly offered their bottoms for me to photograph.

There’s no doubt whatsoever about the world’s most popular spanking position. It’s over the knee, as intimate as it is effective, and for many people simply the way to spank or to be spanked. That had to be the cover shot, with my main models, Leia-Ann and Chloe, although I chose a relatively demure version and I have to be a bit careful here. In the book her knickers come down.


2 Chloe OTK

Leia-Ann is the one doing the spanking, by the way, but it would have been a great shame to take on such a beautiful woman without having her spanked too. I also interviewed her, and she turns out to be a fan of the second most popular position, bent over. There are many variations on the theme, but she was very particular about her choice, saying – “My favourite spanking position is simply bent over, legs apart with my panties down around my thighs.  It makes me feel very vulnerable and submissive.” Here’s the shot, although once again I’ve had to pick one from before her knickers came down.


2 Leia bent over

Her comment about wanting to feel vulnerable is something that came up again and again. The less revealing positions, such as standing up or lying flat on a bed, aren’t particularly popular, while it’s perhaps surprising how many people like the really exposed positions, for all that it’s often a love/hate thing. My assistant photographer on the main shoot was Amber West, but she ended up being spanked in more positions than anybody save Chloe herself, and while she’s actually rather shy her favourite position turns out to be the extremely intimate and vulnerable Open Bailey.


2 Amber Bailey

The expression on her face says a lot about her feelings, and about spanking fantasy in general. As often as not, the more awful something seems, the nicer it is, although obviously that only works within the boundaries of consent and a great deal of trust. I was a little surprised that Amber chose such a revealing position as her favourite, but it’s quite popular and her taste is shared by the girl it’s named after, spanking queen Lucy Bailey. It’s a fairly awkward position though, and not that easy to get into, or out of, but at least it’s practical for most people, which is not always the case.

I’m sure all one-hundred and thirty positions illustrated in the book have been used, and quite often at that, but some must be very rare and some are certainly very hard to get into. I even had to hire a pair of dancers, Nelly and Sophia, to complete the more difficult positions. Neither of them had ever been spanked before they rose to the challenge with extraordinary enthusiasm, ending up taking turns across each other’s knees for the fun of it rather than for the pictures. Here are a couple of examples, positions 121 & 122 in the book – The Awkward Turtle and The Full Turtle.


2 turtle dancers 

Now those are obscure positions, and I admit that they’re not so very different to each other, but they feel different to the young lady being spanked, or gentleman I suppose, and that’s what matters. It was often a fine point as to what counted as a different position or not, but I always preferred to include subtle and frankly improbable variations. Have I left any positions out? I’d like to think not, but I bet some pedant is going to prove me wrong, which will provide the perfect excuse for a third edition. So come on, what are you waiting for?

  • all girls. I like girls. If you want to do a version with boys, be my guest.

New Release: Taken in Hand, edited by Peter Birch

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce a new release. My story, After the Party, is included in a just-released spanking anthology called Taken in Hand from Nexus. It was edited by Peter Birch and I am in some seriously good company.

Taken in HandHere’s the blurb:

If there’s one thing that unites kinky sex, it’s spanking. Go to any fetish club, any naughty party, and there’s sure to be bottoms getting smacked. That’s no great surprise, because – as every spanker and every spankee knows – that’s what bottoms are for, and if it’s popular with players, it’s just as popular with writers.

To make up this collection of eight stories we’ve chosen contributions from authors who are also genuine enthusiasts for their subject, so we’re pleased to present a positive feast of raised skirts, lowered panties, beautifully rounded cheeks and lots and lots of spanking.

There’s more info, excerpt and buy links here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/taken-in-hand/

Happy Reading!

Lucy x

A New Release and Two New Book Covers

Hi everyone,

Just a flying visit to let you know about a new release I have out, as well as two new book covers for future releases. So, without further ado:

Silk and Strangers is a swinging anthology, edited by Peter Birch and published by Nexus Books.

Contains my story, When Dreams Come True.

Silk & Strangers is a collection of eight short stories set in the world of adventurous, uninhibited sex. Wife-swapping, swinging, dogging, exhibitionism and voyeurism are all explored in vivid detail by some of the best erotic writers around, including Lucy Felthouse, Monica Belle and Cat Scarlett.

More info, excerpt and buy links here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/silk-and-strangers/


Secondly, I had my book cover sent through for my upcoming femdom erotic romance novella, Testing Tom. It’s due to be released on the 30th July by Secret Cravings Publishing. How hot is that cover?!

Here’s the blurb:

When Katrina’s ex, Tom, turns up on her doorstep, he’s literally the last person she was expecting to see. After dumping her and running off with a vanilla chick, Tom broke the Domme’s heart and left her seriously hurting. So when he returns, begging for another chance, Katrina is understandably very confused and protective of her bruised feelings. She finds it very difficult to believe that he’s turned his back on a vanilla lifestyle for good and wants to be with her, a professional dominatrix. Rather than letting her head or her heart figure out what to do, whether to forgive him, she decides to put Tom through a series of challenges that will prove his devotion to her—or not. Testing Tom is not something she’d ever expected she’d have to do, but to her, it’s the only way she can be sure whether he’s back for good.

More info and excerpt here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/testing-tom/


And last, but certainly not least, I had this cover through for Mean Girls, a M/F Rubenesque erotic romance novella, due to be released on the 20th September by Ellora’s Cave, as part of their Curve Appeal range.

Here’s the (unapproved) blurb:

Adele Blackthorne is a big girl. She knows it, and she’s been picked on all her life because of it. But she’s gotten to the stage where she doesn’t care. She may be Rubenesque, but she’s healthy, too. Much healthier than the mean girls at the leisure center that point and stare and say spiteful things about her. Adele rises above it all, and enjoys her secretive glances at the center’s hunky lifeguard, Oliver.

As the bullying of Adele becomes worse, Oliver finds it increasingly difficult not to intervene. He doesn’t want to get into trouble with work, but equally he can’t stand to see Adele treated in such a horrible way. Especially since he doesn’t agree that she’s fat and unattractive. He thinks she’s a seriously sexy woman, and would like to get to know her better.

More info and an (unedited) excerpt here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/mean-girls/

What do you think? I’d love your feedback!

New Releases and Bargains

Hi everyone, and happy April. So, it’s just a few days into this month and already I have news, woohoo!

First, The Master is now available. It’s a male-dom anthology and contains my story, The Unexpected Submissive. Here’s the blurb:

The Master is a collection of short stories selected and edited by Peter Birch, all on the theme on the dominant male. This is erotica, proud and uninhibited, with eight stories from seven different authors chosen for their knowledge and experience as well as for their ability to write. From the subtle touch of Lucy Felthouse to Penny Birch’s unabashed delight in submission, all are designed to thrill, exploring both fantasy and reality to the very edge of what is permissible.

Excerpt and buy links are here.

Also, All Romance eBooks have a 50% rebate on all Ellora’s Cave books for the month of April. That currently only includes one of mine – A Taste of London – but at least you can grab it cheap in time for the next instalment, which should be available in the next couple of months. I also have three other contracted works coming from Ellora’s Cave, so next time they do such an amazing deal, you’ll be able to bag more of my books on offer 🙂

More info on A Taste of London is here.

Happy Reading!
Lucy x

The Latest News!

So, things have been rather crazy around here just lately, in terms of me being incredibly busy, and also this blog being incredibly busy with all the awesome posts and guest bloggers I’ve had on. So, I’m taking advantage of this free day on the site to blog about what I’ve been up to!

I’ve been doing lots (and lots!) of work in the day job, creating new websites, doing PR for my clients, and so on. Writer Marketing Services has never been busier, which is fabulous. As a result, I’ve been really pushed for time writing-wise, which has made me all the more determined to write harder, and faster, not to mention better. I’m not panicking just yet, though, because I’ve had a few new releases come out since I last did an update blog, and I have more coming.

So, here’s the lowdown on my latest and upcoming books:

Smut for Chocoholics

This little baby hit the digital shelves in the past couple of weeks, and contains my story, Not Just Desserts.

Sensual, sinful chocolately indulgence  is the theme of this erotic anthology, edited by Kevin Mitnik, with assistance from Victoria Blisse.

Smut for Chocoholics is all about indulgence, taking wicked delight in the erotic consumption and use of chocolate, with tales from some of erotica’s finest authors.. Whatever your relationship with the seductive cocoa, there’s something nestling between the covers for you.

Contains tales from Victoria Blisse, Giselle Renarde, Lexie Bay, Annabeth Leong, Lily Harlem, Violet Fields, Nicole Gestalt, Tamsin Flowers, Tenille Brown, Vanessa de Sade, Wendi Zwaduk and Lucy Felthouse.

You can check out an excerpt and the buy links here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/smut-for-chocoholics/

The Master

This story is my first from several that have been commissioned from Nexus – another four will hit the digital shelves over coming months. It is called The Unexpected Submissive, and the anthology will be available from April 1st – though you can pre-order now.

The Master is a collection of short stories selected and edited by Peter Birch, all on the theme on the dominant male. This is erotica, proud and uninhibited, with eight stories from seven different authors chosen for their knowledge and experience as well as for their ability to write. From the subtle touch of Lucy Felthouse to Penny Birch’s unabashed delight in submission, all are designed to thrill, exploring both fantasy and reality to the very edge of what is permissible.

You can check out an excerpt and the buy links here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/the-master/

Smut by the Sea Volume 2

Fellow Northern Bird Victoria Blisse and myself are currently finishing up the edits for this anthology, and hope to have it off to the publisher very, very soon, likely to be released in early April. As well as editing this book, it contains my story, On the Big Wheel.

Light hearted, sexy fun by the sea is the theme of this erotic anthology, edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse.

From the sun soaked beaches of Brazil to the altogether cooler coastal towns of England, Smut by the Sea Volume 2 has it all. Whatever your interpretation of naughty seaside fun, there’s something nestling between the covers for you. Amusement arcades, beach houses, mermaids, honeymooners, shipwrecks, sex toys and more abound in this exciting collection of stories from erotica’s finest authors.

Contains stories from Victoria Blisse, Tilly Hunter, Rachel Randall, Giselle Renarde, Tamsin Flowers, Lucy Felthouse, Kate Britton, Jillian Boyd, Bel Anderson, Cass Peterson, Delyth Angharad, T C Mill, Erzabet Bishop, Tenille Brown and Annabeth Leong.

You can check out an excerpt here, and the buy links will be added as soon as they’re available: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/smut-by-the-sea-volume-2/


The Mammoth Book of Quick and Dirty Erotica

My story, On the Night Bus, appears in this awesome anthology, edited by Maxim Jakubowski. This is my first Mammoth print release, and I was very happy to be included.

Over 130 pieces of very short erotic fiction in categories from first times to bondage.

Over 130 short, short erotic stories of about 1,500 words each, or over 500 pages of outstanding erotica in bite-sized pieces, exploring the full range of human sensual and sexual experience.

Each one of eight sections is devoted to a specific erotic kink, such as spanking, submission, voyeurism, uniforms or bondage, providing an astonishing diversity of erotica between the covers of one book.

Despite its length, this short-form erotica from the world’s leading writers remains inventive, provocative, sensual, and above all intelligent. These are sexual adventures to intrigue, shock, puzzle, and both scare and arouse. Mere titillation is never enough.

You can check out an excerpt here, and pre-order the paperback. Other links will be added as soon as they become available: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/the-mammoth-book-of-quick-dirty-erotica/

So, as well as these exciting developments, I have signed a contract for a co-author novel with a fellow writer, and I’ll dish the dirt as soon as I’m able. Naturally, I’m very excited about it, as I think it’s going to be the start of a whole series of books, which is excellent. I’m still waiting for news on my novel, which is currently with a publisher. However, just last week I had a short story acceptance, subject to publisher approval, so I’m not naming names until I’ve signed a contract, and also had a novella accepted by another publisher. I haven’t received the contract for that yet, either, so I’ll say as soon as I can. There’s plenty coming up, it has to be said, so I’m ecstatic about that.

I’m also very happy about my nomination for The Romance Reviews Best Book of 2012. I posted about this the other day, but in case you didn’t see it, Off the Shelf was nominated in the Best Erotic Romance – Contemporary Romance category. If you’re so inclined, I would absolutely love your votes, as my competition is incredibly stiff, and I’d love to see my first novella – a book I adored writing – win an award! Voting is here.