Mrs. Lion has referred to Lioness 2.0 as the next stage in her growth as a keyholder and disciplining wife. She occasionally mentions that 2.0 was around for a discipline session. Other times she laments that 2.0 has gone away. All these references offer insight into how she feels about our disciplinary relationship. But I think there may be a problem.
First of all, I am done with the term “domestic discipline”. It’s creation goes back to certain Christian groups who believe the husband has a christian duty use corporal punishments on his wife. Consent is not necessary. Some people writing about female-led relationship refer corporal punishments as domestic discipline. No, it’s not that simple. What does this have to do with 2.0?
Domestic discipline has no accepted definition when referring to couples whose motivations aren’t religious. Most of the couples who practice corporal punishment on the male do it because they agree that it works for them. There is no philosophical or religious rationalization. He may have wanted to be spanked. She may have found that once she has him in the spanking position, she can go past his erotic fantasy and use his bottom as a way to modify his behavior. Domestic discipline? No. Consensual activity that provides behavior modification? Yes.
2.0 is Mrs. Lion’s current goal in terms of managing me. She describes 2.0 as severe, consistent, and unimpressed with my efforts to escape punishment. Fair enough. But how can we know when she has made the transformation from 1.0 to 2.0. This dilemma is very similar to dancing on the head of the domestic discipline pin. Is it so vague as to be worth discarding? Or, can we list specific, measurable behaviors that mean 2.0 has arrived?
Consistency: Based on Mrs. Lion’s comments, 2.0 catches me almost every time I break a rule. She promptly punishes me for each offense. She is aware of my effect on her. If I start to make her angry, she punishes me at the next opportune moment. No excuses, no forgiveness.
Punishment: Mrs. Lion says that 2.0 spanks me until there are bruises and white spots inside them. She ignores my pleading for her to stop. No mercy. Of course, she recognizes my “Yellow” or “Red” calls. Yellow has her back off a little and then work back up to harder and faster spanks. She doesn’t stop until I am properly spanked. No mercy. She has described 2.0 this way. These aren’t my ideas.
Her references to 2.0 are limited to these two areas. She never proposed that 2.0 is a fundamental personality change.
Is there any way to understand her progress in these areas? Bear in mind, these are goals she has set. Up until now, she seems to feel disappointed in herself for 2.0’s absence. I don’t like that at all. It’s her pattern to believe she isn’t succeeding at things. Of course, she does succeed at everything she tries.
She is kind and loving. 2.0 is too, but not when I misbehave. 2.0 may not initially want to go to the upper end of spanking, but she will start close and work to getting all the way. At least that is what I believe Mrs. Lion means. I know that I have the consistency requirement correct.
Ok, so one measure of progress to 2.0 is what percentage of my infractions she catches and punishes. How can we know? Well, if I break a rule and she doesn’t spot it, I will report it to her. She can take it from there. If I fail to self-report, I get severely punished. How will she know? Because she can test me by pretending not to notice. This is valuable because in a sense it becomes a game she can win. 2.0 is here when she notices them all. It’s not that hard, really.
Punishment has to be judged by her. She is an objective woman. She can analyze whether or not her punishment was as severe as it should be. 2.0 is here when she recognizes that she hasn’t gone far enough and then, instead of feeling badly, she just gets back to work. I know I will hate this. I also know that’s the entire point.
Poor me. I may have just used my 2.0 duck call. I think I hear her answering.