Hello spanko friends, Jon here, and welcome to another special interview on A Spanko World! Today we interview spanking model Alex Reynolds! Alex was very gracious enough to answer some questions for us and hopefully give some insight on what the day to day lifestyle is when this spanking thing that we love and do also happens to be your job! You can find Alex not only all over the internet getting her bottom spanked, but she has her own blog at http://www.alexinspankingland.blogspot.com! Go check her out and give this kind, sweet, and awesome woman some love! With that all said, let’s begin!
Jon: Hi Alex! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions for me today, always been a huge fan of your work! Let’s start with something a bit easy, albeit cliché, but how did you end up being interested in spanking?
Alex: I’ve always been interested in spanking. As early in my life as I have memories, I have memories of thinking about spanking. As a child, I looked for books with spanking related passages, played spanking pretends with my stuffed animals and dolls and looked up the word “spanking” and other related words in the Dictionary, Encyclopedia and other reference books, just to see the word in print! I’ve had a vivid fantasy life relating to spanking for at least the past twenty years, and my early daydreams have had a big influence on some of my favorite ways to play now. I was always extremely shy and private about this “interest” and I didn’t share it with anyone. When I was a teenager, I discovered portions of the internet spanking community but followed it silently as a lurker. I got spanked for the first time when I was eighteen, having happened to meet someone through regular, vanilla means who turned out to also be into spanking! We had a disciplinary relationship throughout my college years. He moved away when I was in my early twenties. Eventually, this lead to me finally getting past the overwhelming shyness I had about anything spanking related and beginning to explore all that the community (both online and in “real life”) has to offer. I obviously got over that shyness very successfully, and I’m so glad that I did.
Jon: In your opinion what makes a spanking special?
Alex: There can be a certain kind of magic that happens when two people get together to share something like spanking. I think that’s purely an emotional thing, and it’s built on trust and respect for one and other. Spankings tend to feel the most special when they’re between two people who are really close, but this feeling can happen when people are first playing together for the first time, too. I think it has to do with having the same preferences and fantasies for the kind of spanking which is happening: you find the other person saying and doing exactly what feels “right” to say or do at that point. You feel in-tune with your partner, and you’re therefore able to open up more and the spanking becomes more vulnerable and genuine. When this does happen, it’s an amazing experience.
Jon: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Alex: In the spanking world? Intentional mischief! The first few spanking relationships which I had when I came into the scene were very serious: any sort of playful naughtiness was treated like a disappointment. I was taught that this wasn’t the way that good girls behaved. Now that I’m in a relationship which doesn’t have to take itself seriously all the time, I greatly enjoy getting into a little trouble on purpose. Despite liking to be seen as a good girl, I’ve come to take a devilish enjoyment in little pranks, a playful attitude and a bit of bad behavior, as long as I know that I’m not pushing any real boundaries. It feels like I’m doing something that I shouldn’t be, but it’s a lot of fun. In vanilla land, my favorite guilty pleasure is probably sleeping in. I hate waking up in the morning, and on days when I don’t work until the afternoon, getting up before I have to seems like a hard sell. Why not just turn the alarm off, throw a pillow over my head and go back to sleep? I’m always trying my best to get up early even when I don’t have to, but it’s so enjoyable when I get to indulge.
Jon: In your opinion what is the difference between spankings you take on camera vs. a real discipline spanking?
Alex: I really enjoy filming, but it’s usually quite different than private play, especially real discipline! The spankings on camera are very real (and, if I’m crying, so are my tears!) and many of the people I film with are people who I have real play relationships with. A spanking video is almost always based on role-play, though. I play a character which is usually decided by me and/or the producer beforehand, and I’m being punished for something which fits the scenario. The energy of that is very different than something which occurs organically. The one exception to this rule for me is the content which my boyfriend, Paul and I film together for http://www.kitchensinkspanking.com/. Because it’s just the two of us there when we film and we film in our home, it’s naturally going to be more intimate, and when we’re filming some of those scenes, I entirely forget that there’s a camera going and just let go, which is something really special, I think.
Jon: It looks like you’ve been incredibly busy over the last year or two! What kind of experience has it been to work with some of the biggest names in the spanking industry?
Alex: The past couple of years have been an amazing experience so far! I’ve gotten to travel around the world and I’ve met incredible people and had remarkable adventures. At first, it was really intimidating to meet people who I had previously only seen on film, especially since I had been an avid watcher of spanking movies for several years before I got to be in one for the first time! The majority of the people that I’ve met through modeling have been really lovely, down to earth, creative people. A lot of my friends are people that I met this way. I haven’t been traveling as often as I used to, but I continue to shoot regularly and it’s still just as fun as it was in the beginning.
Jon: I’m extremely excited to meet you this year at TASSP! What other events are you planning to attend this year?
Alex: I’m very excited to meet you at TASSP, too! I’ll be at a whole roster of events this year, all of which I’m really looking forward to! In April, I’ll be attending Boardwalk Badness Weekend in Atlantic City, followed by the Texas All State Spanking Party (TASSP) in June, Chicago Crimson Moon in July and Shadowlane’s Annual Party in Las Vegas on Labor Day weekend. Each party is unique and fun, and I can’t wait for each one. I’ll be doing shoots and booking private sessions everywhere I go, so anyone who is interested in this can email me at email@example.com
Jon: You recently moved from South Dakota to Los Angeles. Was there a bit of culture shock for you?
Alex: Well, I grew up in the New York/ New Jersey area and lived in Los Angeles for two years before moving to South Dakota, so honestly, going to the Midwest was the culture shock! I was never particularly well suited for living in a small town, and I really missed the diversity and culture of Los Angeles while I was away. I do miss certain things about South Dakota, though, like wet grass after a rainstorm and the amount of space and stillness in the landscape. I do intend to get back to visit the Midwest again when I get a chance, but for now, I’m very happy in Los Angeles!
Jon: What’s your favorite movie, book, and/or song?
Alex: I’m horrible at favorites, especially since my taste in media is so varied. I’ll give slightly more general answers. :) My favorite director is Terrance Malick, and I always go back and forth between favorites on his films, but I especially like The New World. My favorite books are probably Dune (Frank Herbert) and Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut). I can go back and read those two over and over again. My favorite band is The Mountain Goats, but I can’t pick a favorite song. In general, my musical taste is a bit varied. I primarily listen to Indie Rock, 90’s Alternative, 80’s New Wave and Classic Punk.
Jon: What are your plans for your future as far as modeling and living in our lifestyle goes?
Alex: I’d like to keep modeling for as long as I possibly can! I’m passionate about it and think I’m only getting better at what I do. I’ve also become somewhat involved in the production side of things, and would like to keep doing more with that as time goes by. In terms of living the lifestyle, no matter what happens, I’ll always be doing that! Spanking is hardwired into me, and I can’t be happy without it in my life.
Thanks again so much to Alex Reynolds for doing this interview with us! She really is a first class sweetheart, and if you haven’t already check out her blog at http://www.alexinspankingland.blogspot.com. Also thank you Alex for hand-picking the photos used for today’s interview, they were very appreciated and I know our readers are going to love them as well…aren’t ya guys and gals? :)
Hope you all have a great day and thanks again for stopping by at A Spanko World! Don’t forget, our short story competition is still on for another 10 days! Keep sending those stories in for your chance to win a brand-new leather spanking paddle from The London Tanners!