This is Lion’s bottom after I cleaned up the blood. Click the image to view it larger. If you would like to see it before I cleaned up the blood, click here.

Apparently, 4.0 is a mean, mean spanker. Lion was squirming a lot. I didn’t tie his legs together. Maybe I’ll have to in the future. He was a bloody, potentially bruised, swollen mess when I was done.

To be fair, he was tired and snoozing while I did the dishes. I’ve been spanking him before my shower, so he has time to recover before we play. That didn’t happen last night. He was awake when I came out of the bathroom, so I gave him an option. He could get spanked last night or get spanked Thursday and Friday for ten minutes each night. He didn’t want to get spanked two days in a row. He chose his fifteen-minute beating.

[Lion — Mrs. Lion didn’t give me exactly that choice. She just said, “I can spank you tonight, or you can put it off, and I will spank you tomorrow and the next day. She didn’t tell me that the two-day spankings would be shorter.]

I didn’t ask, but I assumed he wasn’t up for anything after the spanking. His buns were on fire. He was having trouble finding a comfortable position on the soft bed. Just before we went to sleep, he said his butt hurt. I would think so. The only respite he got was when I wiped the blood off, assuming you don’t count the few seconds it took the change paddles.

Before I started, I grabbed the spoon-shaped paddle, the non-bloodwood ferule, and a hairbrush paddle. I didn’t use the hairbrush too much. It doesn’t have a long handle, so it took more effort to create the same effect as the others. Work smarter, not harder. So I concentrated on the longer-handled paddles.

Our goal, eventually, is to make it so Lion doesn’t bleed while I spank him. He got some goop to put on, but we haven’t spent any time figuring out how to use it. Does it go on before the spanking to prevent bleeding, or does it go on afterward to stop the bleeding? I think he bled more profusely last night, but that could have been because I was hitting harder and longer. Once I stopped hitting him and wiped him off, there was no more blood. That’s encouraging, but we’d both prefer if there was no blood at all.

Of course, if he didn’t keep breaking the rules so close to his last spanking, he might not get whomped as hard or as long. Come on, Lion, you can do it.

We were both tired yesterday. I was falling asleep at work. It didn’t help that the internet kept quitting on us and when it was working, it was very slow. By the time I got home, I wasn’t falling asleep tired anymore, but I didn’t feel like doing much. I think Lion snoozed while I made dinner. We were both dragging.

I know I had Lion very close to the edge Sunday night. I should have kept it up with more edging last night. I’m just not sure he could have gotten there, given how tired he was. I’m not sure I could have gotten him there either. It was nice to have a day to recharge our batteries. We watched TV, and I played on my iPad.

Tonight, it’s back in the saddle again. I was actually thinking about riding Lion the other night. I wondered if it would get him to the edge any quicker. And then I decided, if it did get him there quicker, I wouldn’t be able to stop before he had an orgasm. Nope. It’s best not to ride him until I’m ready for him to have an orgasm. How turned on did that make him? [Lion — Need you ask?]

In his post this morning, Lion wondered how 4.0 would handle BDSM. We haven’t been doing much of it lately. I tied his balls about a week ago, and I jerked him off a bit, but then I think there must be more. What else am I supposed to do? Am I missing something? Obviously, I don’t have balls, so I can’t fathom why he wants them tied. I don’t understand bondage at all. If someone tied me up, I’d be spending so much time and energy trying to figure out how to get loose that I wouldn’t “enjoy” the moment. I know I don’t have to understand it. I just have to do it. But I get stuck on the is-there-more-to-this aspect.

Maybe 4.0 will step up and figure out how to get around that. I do have my moments. There have been many times that I’ve effectively tied Lion up and not worried about what’s next. He was tied tightly. His balls were shiny with the skin stretched. They bounced along as I jerked him off. He was having fun. I was having fun. Admittedly, it happens less often than it should. I know 4.0 can rectify that situation. She doesn’t have to be mean about it like she is with punishment. She needs to take charge and do evil things to Lion. I know he’d appreciate it.

It has been somewhat difficult lately to get Lion’s motor running. It’s partly my fault. Since I don’t want sex for myself, I guess it makes it less exciting for him. The truth is, we never really had much foreplay. I’d spank him or tie him up or whatever and once he was ready, I’d ride him or suck him. It’s very similar to the way it is now. It’s not like we ever did any role playing or rose petals on the bed. Every so often, he’d roll over and finger me or lick me instead of me playing with him. I have to say, it always bothered me that he wouldn’t let me reciprocate. For example, if I was over him and he was licking me, he didn’t want me to suck him. It never seemed fair. I wanted something to play with too.

I’m not sure what I can do to make things better. I feel bad that he’s not as turned on. I thought about “letting” him give me orgasms just to keep him interested, but I think that would annoy me. He worries about my doing things he thinks I don’t want to do but wants me to have orgasms I don’t really care about. I’d much rather play with him and give him what he needs. I just have to figure out a way to convince him he’s not taking advantage of me.

After I was done sucking him last night, he said he was sure I was going to give him an orgasm. Nope. I want him to beg for it. I know he won’t actually beg, but I want him to sweat it out. I want him to be so frustrated he can’t stand it any more. I’ve been too easy on him lately. He takes a long time to get horny and a long time to get to the edge and what do I do? I give in at the first sign of an impending orgasm. No more. He wants 4.0 around for punishment. He’s going to get her for play too. (Did you just hear him gasp?)

I think he’s definitely due for a longer wait. He needs to be super horny again before I’ll give him an orgasm. He’s gotten soft in more ways than one. 4.0 can cure that.

Did Lion react more to the fact that I “demanded” he react, or was he just horny? The other night I pulled out a rope, and he asked if we could not do anything. I let him off the hook. Then we decided he might need a visit from 4.0 to kick him in the ass. Last night, I grabbed a butt plug and told him I needed his ass. He looked at me like he wanted to ask for a reprieve again and then decided it wouldn’t be a good idea. Damn right! You can’t say you want me to take charge and then ask me not to take charge.

When the time came for me to suck him, I did ask if he thought he could move across the bed with the butt plug in. It might have been too uncomfortable, or it might have popped out if he moved. He was able to move. And he maintained his erection in the process. Yay! I told him he was a good boy for being hard. I wonder if that had any effect.

I don’t know how long it took to get him to the edge. As a guess, I’d say ten minutes. When I thought he was close, I stopped. Then it seemed like I’d stopped too late, so I quickly kept going. He had what sounded like a big orgasm, although it didn’t produce much. I think I only had a taste of Lion cream. Too bad. I love his cream filling.

I teased him about something in this morning’s email and told him it might be the only teasing I get to do today since he probably wouldn’t be in the mood. He replied, “You never know.” Hmmm…is Lion back to being his horny self? That rope might just get used after all.