Not much is going on in the sex or discipline departments here. I have been suffering from a lower intestine issue for over a week now. I saw the doctor last Friday. He prescribed some industrial-strength anti-diarrheal pills. They work but have potentially serious side effects. The doctor wants a stool sample. I just can’t bring myself to try to get one. If the problem persists today, I will find a way to do it. The cramps are horrible.

Obviously, I haven’t been horny. Right now the last thing on my mind is sex. I’m being very careful to follow my rules. A spanking would be most unwelcome right now. This brings up an interesting (to me, at least) question: Should Mrs. Lion spank me if I break a rule while I am sick? In one sense, it seems cruel to beat me when I am getting cramps. In another, there is no physical reason not to punish me if needed. About a week ago Mrs. Lion showed mercy when I forgot to set up the coffee pot. I asked her to excuse me and she did.

She didn’t seem comfortable letting me off the hook. Since I asked, she agreed to forgive my forgetfulness. In retrospect, I’m not sure it was the right thing to do. Unlike sex and BDSM play which are definitely optional, punishment isn’t. If I felt unable to prepare the coffee pot, I could have asked Mrs. Lion to do it for me. Simply forgetting is something else. A tummyache shouldn’t affect my memory, should it?

On the other hand, it does seem cruel to spank me when I am under the weather. I suppose the decision whether or not to do it can be partially based on how hard I am trying to be good. When we first started our FLRD (Female Led Relationship with Discipline), I would have argued that punishment should be administered regardless of the situation. I tend to be pretty extreme when proposing something.

Now, after several years of FLRD, I have mellowed. Punishing me makes sense if I am taking advantage of the situation. That sort of behavior can’t be tolerated. If I am trying hard and miss now and then, Mrs. Lion might excuse me. Of course, she is the sole arbiter of that. No matter what I suggest here, she alone decides when I need to feel her paddle. So far she has been very kind to me. I am grateful and I am working hard to justify her mercy.


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      Thank you. Trying to get another doctor appt. today.

  1. We’re you on antibiotics? That can cause major digestive distress. Try probiotics (a double dose). You may also want to ask about a colonoscopy. Hoping you’re well soon.

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      Thanks for the advice. No this isn’t the result of taking an antibiotic. It’s some sort of infection.

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      Thanks Mary. We’re hanging in.

  2. I think excusing you from the punishment was fine. More telling is the fact that she seemed uncomfortable doing so. That seems to me to speak volumes about the FLRD being an intrinsic part of your lives now. That’s as you wanted it, right?

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      It’s exactly what I wanted. I’m very happy that Mrs. Lion has adopted it and embraced it!

  3. Good luck with the doc. I know a colonoscopy isn’t fun to think about, but you sleep through it anyway.

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      I don’t mind the procedure so much. I really hate prepping for it. We haven’t quite reached the point where this is going to be necessary. The doctor thinks it’s probably a virus and will be going away very soon. I sure hope so.

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