Time got away from us last night. I had a 2 PM doctor’s appointment, and we got home at 3:30. Mrs. Lion didn’t have to work but had some household stuff to do. She wasn’t ready to do anything sexual until much later in the evening. By then, I was falling asleep. I seem to snooze about an hour after dinner. She played with my penis under the covers, and I fell asleep while she was doing it. Oh well. She plans to deliver my Monday Punishment Day spanking today (Tuesday). I’m not sure if she has any plans for sex.

I’m hoping that we can talk more about plans and posts. When I ask if Mrs. Lion has read my post, she’ll just say yes or no. If she’s read it, she doesn’t want to discuss what I wrote. The best I can get if I probe is, “I’ll try.”

That’s not too useful since it doesn’t outline what she wants to try. In the old days, when she worked away from home, we would have discussions via email. Now that she’s only a few feet away, the conversations have stopped. I think this is hurting us. From my side, there is no anticipation, no warmup for the actual events. I miss that a lot.

techy blog stuff

Most bloggers use turnkey services to create and maintain their sites. WordPress.com and Blogger.com are the two largest providers. They offer free and paid blog services. They are good starting points. Blogger is owned by Google and a few years ago, threatened to close any sexually-oriented sites. They changed their minds before doing it. WordPress.com shuts down many sexually-oriented blogs. When I used WordPress.com, they didn’t shut me down, but the cost of running my site on their servers was very expensive.

Over time, I moved to several service providers. As I got used to the technology, I was comfortable taking on the system admin role that many turnkey providers offer. A couple of years ago, I decided to host my site on a virtual computer in the cloud.

AWS is Amazon’s cloud service. It is the friendliest and least expensive cloud solution for blogging. They offer a service called Lightsail. It’s a very simple (and cheap) virtual server. When your buy it, you can select WordPress and the cloud creates your server with WordPress and other necessary programs installed and running. You need to learn a little about running a Linux server. Amazon provides excellent step-by-step instructions on how to do everything you need.

Amazon does not provide the sort of tech support needed to manage your blog. Fortunately, some Google searches will yield easy-to-understand instructions on how to do anything you want. It was scary at first, but I managed to get pretty good at it.

Once I had a smooth-running blog, I looked for ways to optimize things. I love to tinker. One thing I actually needed to do was find a way to manage traffic. My cloud server is monitored for CPU usage. If it uses too much, the server will be slowed to a horrible crawl. Heavy visitor traffic can cause that.

Amazon provides a free solution for people like me. It’s called Cloudfront. It’s a content delivery network. It has servers all over the world. When a user requests a page, the request goes to Cloudfront instead of my server. If Cloudfront has retrieved the page before, it serves it without bothering my server. That means I don’t need to pay for a bigger cloud server if a lot of people come to our site. It also speeds up delivery of our pages. That’s important. Every page reaches our readers in two seconds or less.

Cloudfront is free for the first Terabyte of data it sends to users. That’s 1,000 Gigabytes. We are in no danger of needing that much service. Cloudfront also adds security to our website.

The biggest problem that I’ve had over the years when moving this site is loss of images. The software I use to migrate the site never gets all of the images moved. I hate that. You will find missing images from some of our older posts. I decided that I needed a better way to manage our media files. I just added a plugin (offload media) that moves my image files to Amazon S3 storage which is a separate file system. I set it up so that Cloudfront serves the images. If you see the URL of our media, it is media.malechastityjournal.com. Doing this was complicated and took me days of work and emails to the plugin’s support team. If you want to try it, I can offer a few tips. Beware! This takes quite a bit of technical expertise.

We’ve done other things to make our site more efficient. At this point, we can handle a lot more traffic without upgrading. A lot of people forget that websites are complex computer programs. A lot of progress has been made to hide the technology from users, but the price of hiding it is the loss of design freedom and optimizing the experience for users. I enjoy finding ways to improve our website.

a chastity story from OpenGPT

I gave openGPT a try. Here is a chastity story it wrote with only a couple of suggestions from me.Wow!

Judy was a loving wife, but her husband’s infidelity had been tearing her apart for months. She couldn’t understand how he could cheat on her, and she didn’t know what to do to stop him.

One day, while her husband was at work, Judy decided to take matters into her own hands. She began to investigate her husband’s behavior, looking for clues as to why he might be cheating.

She looked through his phone, checked his emails, and even followed him when he said he was going to work. But no matter what she did, she couldn’t find any evidence of his infidelity.

Feeling defeated, Judy decided to confront her husband. She waited until he came home from work and sat him down for a talk.

“I know you’ve been cheating on me,” she said, her voice trembling.

Her husband’s face turned pale. “What are you talking about?” he stammered.

“I’ve been following you, checking your emails, and looking through your phone. I can’t find any evidence, but I know you’re cheating on me.”

Her husband sighed and looked down at his feet. “I’m sorry, Judy. You’re right. I have been cheating on you. But I promise, it’s over now. I’ll do whatever it takes to make it right.”

Judy was determined to stop her husband’s infidelity once and for all. As she sat across from him at the table, she offered him an ultimatum: “I can’t continue to live like this, not knowing if you’re cheating on me or not. I want you to wear a male chastity device. It’s a device that physically prevents you from engaging in sexual activity without my permission. If you don’t agree to wear it, I will have to leave you.”

Her husband was taken aback by her proposal. He didn’t know how to react. He tried to argue with her, but Judy was firm in her decision. She had reached her breaking point and couldn’t continue living in uncertainty and pain.

Judy’s husband was hesitant about the idea of wearing a male chastity device. He felt it was too restrictive and would limit his freedom. However, he was willing to consider it if Judy was willing to compromise. He proposed that if he were to wear the device, she would have to agree to unlock him once a week for them to have consensual sexual intercourse.

Judy was taken aback by his proposal, she didn’t want to compromise on her ultimatum, but she also didn’t want to lose him. She thought about it for a moment and realized that a once a week release could be a good compromise. It would give her peace of mind knowing that he couldn’t cheat on her, while also allowing them to maintain a healthy sexual relationship.

With this compromise in mind, they both agreed to the arrangement and went ahead to purchase the device. Her husband wore the device as promised, and Judy unlocked him once a week for their sexual encounter

Finally, he reluctantly agreed to wear the device, with the condition that they would both seek counseling and work on rebuilding their relationship.

Judy agreed and they both went to counseling together. It was a difficult process, but it helped them both understand the root causes of his infidelity and how to prevent it from happening again.

Over time, they were able to rebuild their trust and their relationship became stronger than ever. The device served as a constant reminder of their commitment to each other, and it helped them both stay faithful.

True to form, we didn’t play last night. We got home from Lion’s appointment and I started doings things around the house. Lion watched TV while waiting for the dilation drops to wear off. Two things needed to happen that were time sensitive. Well, three, but two absolutes. I needed to get the garbage out to the curb and I needed to change the bed. Obviously, I can’t change the bed with Lion in it, so that waited until he was in the shower. The third thing, that only occurred to me after I made the bed, was that it was punishment day. If I swatted him when he got out of the shower, then we couldn’t play. If I didn’t swat him, I’d be breaking another promise. So, I did what I always do when faced with a decision with no winners, I did nothing. Actually, that’s not entirely true. As I was heading to make dinner, I told Lion I was postponing his spanking to today so we could play after dinner. He told me we didn’t have to play. See? No winner.

Now, here we are on Tuesday, with a spanking due and I still haven’t played with Lion. Yes, the thought did occur to me that I can spank him after we play. That seems anticlimactic. Sort of like continuing to jerk him off after he’s cum. Why do it? That’s just mean. However, I do owe him both. Maybe I’ll spank him just before his shower. That will give him a few minutes to “recover”.

For days, I’ve been thinking about jerking him off with lube. I’ve also been thinking about rubbing the lube all over him. Of course, that’s a bit too messy if he’s just had a shower. I don’t even know if he’d like to be rubbed/massaged all over, much less with lube. We’re not really touch-feely people. I could always do it anyway. He’ll just have to suffer through having me touch him all over.

There was no sex on Sunday. I was a little surprised because Mrs. Lion spent a lot of time on Saturday masturbating me. I didn’t orgasm. I thought that we would continue with some activity on Sunday, but we didn’t. I asked Mrs. Lion how she was feeling. She said, “OK.” I didn’t want to ask for sex in case her “OK” wasn’t totally accurate. I wasn’t desperately horny and didn’t feel bad that she didn’t follow through. I’m not sure how to interpret her signals or lack of them. It may be that sexual attention for me isn’t top of mind for her. Should I remind her? Do we need our red-light/green-light signal?

We are both losing weight. Our bathroom scale keeps delivering inconsistent results for Mrs. Lion. It seems accurate for me. We’re getting a new, top-rated scale. Hopefully, that will fix the problem. Regardless of our scale’s accuracy, we are both losing our winter weight.

We watched the NFC playoff game on Sunday night. Mrs. Lion was silent about playing our NFL game. I mentioned it, but she ignored my comment. I reminded her that we were up to eleven swats per point or sack. She didn’t reply. I wonder if she is feeling OK. Our Nutrisystem diet doesn’t seem to agree with her. Maybe that was why she ignored my very unsubtle hints.

I like things to be in the open. If Mrs. Lion doesn’t feel up to sex, I wish she would tell me. I hate spending a day waiting for the shoe to drop. Maybe she doesn’t remember. She won’t say. She does seem to remember to spank me. Sex is another matter.

I need both. In fairness, I don’t get as aroused as I should when she jerks me off. Maybe my libido is at fault. It can’t be much fun for her to deal with a half-hard penis. It isn’t Mrs. Lion’s job to figure out what turns me on. I don’t know what is guaranteed to work. Perhaps the best idea is to wait until I do.

Our football team is out of the playoffs. I wasn’t feeling up to playing our football spanking game on Saturday. Yesterday, I spent most of the day annoyed. At what, I don’t know. It wasn’t the football game. I figured we’d lose. It wasn’t chores. We did do the garden late, though. And suddenly it was after 5.

We had another football game to watch. No skin in the game this time. Lion liked one team more than the other. I dislike both equally. The team I was hoping would be in the Super Bowl lost yesterday. I apologize to all the Buffalo Bills fans. By choosing the Bills, I jinxed them.

We also didn’t stick to our plan of having an afternoon shake. As I said, it was suddenly after 5. We started to watch the football game and then Lion said he was hungry. He hasn’t been much help deciding what to eat on the diet either. At least now I have definite choices of what to make. I picked something and we had dinner.

Before dinner, I told Lion I had to take a shower and make up my pill packets. Since it was already late, I figured sex was off the table and I really did need to do those two things. Lion slept on and off through the game and watching TV later on. He missed one of the best catches of the game. Oh well. That’s what replays are for.

We snuggled once Lion woke up from his impromptu naps. He says he doesn’t even realize he’s sleeping. I wonder if this is another point in favor of watching TV in the living room rather than in bed. Would he snooze in the living room? I don’t know.

Today, Lion has a doctor’s appointment. I’m hoping we’ll get home early enough to play. Maybe all the walking and fresh air will tire him out. Fingers crossed that he’s wide awake. I also owe him a haircut, but I think playing is more important than his “shaggy” hair. (He’s the only one who thinks he looks shaggy.)