Welcome everyone to the first meeting of the Spanking Story Book Club. Hope you are all comfortable. Of course, my living room is clean and comfortable and fully stocked with an assortment of home made goodies for us to enjoy while we talk about good books.
Today, and for the next several Fridays, we're going to talk about Body Politics by Cara Bristol.
I know all of you might not have had time to get the book or start reading, so let's start with a couple of general questions for discussion.
First---what's in a name? I'm horrible at coming up with names for characters, but one thing I noticed about the characters in Body Politics is their names. The heroine is Stephanie, a dyed in the wool, bra burning feminist. But, the name Stephanie is, to me, very feminine. She doesn't refer to herself as Steph or even Stevie. Is this the author's way of telling us that Stephanie might actually be more feminine than she'd like the rest of the world to believe? Or is this just a random coincidence?
Mark, is the strong, dominant hero. His name is short and to the point, but with a hard K---those names are so sexy.
Would the book be the same if the main characters were Stevie and Maurice?
Next question---the premise of the book is that Stephanie and Mark are set up on a blind date. Mark is a member of the Rod and Cane Society, a group of men who spank their wives/girlfriends. Stephanie is unaware of the group's existence or that Mark is a member.
In a dating situation, how soon should a spanko reveal their lifestyle? Do you get it out there on the table right away or wait until you've actually formed a relationship and then bring it up?
And if these questions aren't of interest to you---feel free to talk about something else about the book or spanking stories in general.