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Northern Spanking & ethical spanking porn

Posted at 12:28 on 28 Sep 2020 by Pandora / Blake

Tags: ethical porn, Northern Spanking, performers and producers, spanking and bondage porn

I wrote a little while ago about Northern Spanking, one of my favourite spanking sites. They've recently(ish) unveiled a new website that has a lot to offer the online spanking community. It was an honour to be their web designer and make it all happen. I wanted to follow up that post with a closer look at Northern Spanking as a company - who they are, what they do, and why I wish they were still in the UK so I could work with them more.

By the time I appeared on the spanking scene in 2006, Northern Spanking was already well established. They've been going (I think) since the late 90s, and have been pioneers when it comes to ethics, diversity and inclusivity. 

Thanks to the UK's unstable and draconian porn censorship laws they're now based in LA, but they were originally a British site - and Northern Spanking was a big part of how I got my start as a spanking porn performer.

Northern Spanking weren't the first company I worked for as a performer, but they were the first company that really showed me how to treat performers well. I learned a lot from my early shoots with them. Right from the start, one of my core goals for Dreams of Spanking was to make my performers feel as good on set as I always have when shooting with Northern Spanking.

They had, and continue to have, an impeccable reputation for giving performers good experiences, and their shoots are always beautifully well-organised down to the last tiny detail. They know all the right questions to ask about your limits and preferences, what you enjoy doing and who you want to work with. They love casting friends and play partners together to maximise the chemistry and good vibes. Shoots are negotiated well in advance and with consent at their heart; performers get creative input into what they want to do, the days are never rushed, and it's always possible to change the plan or cut a scene without anyone making you feel bad. There's always someone to pick you up from the station; food and drink is provided all day; they love booking big group shoots where you get to network and connect with other people in the scene; and there's usually time left at the end to hang out in the hot tub, eat dinner, and socialise over your tipple of choice.

In terms of gender, they're fairly traditional. They only feature female and female-presenting spankees, so you do need to go elsewhere if you want to see boy's bums getting spanked. Their only gender categories are MF and FF, so it's hard to tell how many trans or gender non-conforming performers they've worked with, but all their spankees look femme and use she/her pronouns on the site (including me). What they do do that most spanking sites don't is name and credit their male performers in the same way as the women, making it easy for viewers with a crush on a particular male top to find the scenes he's in.

But when it comes to racial diversity, in 2020, Northern Spanking are hands down the most inclusive spanking site run by white people that I'm aware of. Casting performers and crew of colour is more important than ever, and I'm inspired by Northern Spanking's example.

Since their inception, the performers on Northern Spanking have spanned a huge range of bodies in type, shape and size. They showcase performers of colour, older performers, fat performers; their films aren't all comprised of slender white women in their early twenties, and they're devoted to celebrating beautiful bottoms of all ages, shapes and sizes.

This tendency toward variety isn't only for their performers, either. Their scenes are just as diverse as their casting. While they excel at the 'traditional' spanking scenarios, there's a lot more to their back catalogue than stern authority figures and naughty schoolgirls. Their storylines are creative, often believable, and often funny - in fact Northern Spanking totally own the "spanking comedy" niche in my opinion. I'm not talking about the "so bad it's funny" humour of cliched mainstream pornography, either, but laugh-out-loud spanking spoofs and satire. My personal favourites include Schoolgirls In Space (complete with tinfoil hats) and Strictly Come Spanking, a gleefully silly spanking-themed reality show based of course on the annual BBC smash hit of a similar name.

On the other side of the coin they've filmed serious institutional fantasies involving themes of coercion and non-consensual corporal punishment, many of which get quite severe. Producing this kind of work is a luxury you can enjoy when your performers feel truly safe with you. Northern Spanking takes the time to build up trusting relationships with the performers who work with them. When you don't rush people into anything and give them control over their experience, you often find they'll volunteer to go deeper and experience more.

Paul Kennedy and Alex Reynolds, the people behind Northern Spanking are friends of mine, and I'm deeply appreciative of everything they've done over the years both for me personally and for the community in general. If you're interested - and you will be, if you're a fan of my work at Dreams of Spanking - I've written more about their new website here, and you'll find Northern Spanking themselves at www.NorthernSpanking.com.

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Thanks for the info. northernspanking.com is a beautiful and educational site.

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