This is lengthy, but it's full of illustrations! And even a collage!
If I could get into Doc Brown's DeLorean and meet my younger self... he would run away screaming, and there might be some rip in the Space-Time Continuum, so maybe that's not a good idea.
But there might be, even in this overloaded internet information age, some young someone with the same questions I had up until about eighteen years ago, to whom I would love to impart my insight.
In fact, an Unnamed Researcher asked me in previous comments, if my Wolfie Work is an embarrassment to my friends and family, if maybe people think I'm "some kind of pervert" for making Spanking Cartoons, and if I am ever bothered by that.
I've been surprised at the reaction of a few "Vanilla" friends who have found out. Or, I should say, the lack of reaction. I was expecting them to gape at me like the audience watching "Springtime For Hitler," but they shrug and chuckle, and even remark on the qualities of the drawing they like. I've always thought a good WolfieToon should have something going for it besides just cute bottom-smacking, so that counts as a success.
However, I do know members of my family who would be embarrassed by my salacious stuff, and so I've spared their feelings and not told them. After all, what would be the point? And there's a lot of their private life I'm happy for them to keep private.
There is one son who knows for sure, and although it's not really his thing, he appreciates the humor, and his partner has even suggested I collect and sell a book! There actually have been a couple before.
If other offspring or relatives are in the know, if they recognize the cartooning style, they haven't said anything.
Sometimes in a crowd-- back when we could be in crowds-- I'll wonder, "Who in this grocery line has been chuckling over WolfieToons?" It's not impossible that fans and I have crossed paths unknowingly!
Now, as to the matter itself, I decided long ago that there is really nothing perverted about erotic spanking, with the caveat that no one is seriously hurt, denigrated, disrespected, bullied, or belittled. If it's actually consensual and fun, whatever the Pretense might be, it can be quite a thrill! Spanking's certainly no stranger than any other sex act, and Sex is pretty silly to begin with, eh?
That is hard-won wisdom. For most of my life I didn't know if I was indeed twisted, or maybe developmentally stunted for being aroused by spanking. There was no one to ask, even if I overcame the embarrassment, and a dearth of proper research in any book I found.
I was titillated by the occasional "Penthouse Letters" spanking fantasy, although most of those were badly written, especially by men pretending to be women. There were some dandy for-real female fantasies in Nancy Friday's books that I enjoyed. And I knew something was going on in all those romantic musical comedy spankings; they played 'em for laughs, but there was a winking awareness of something sexy going on, too.
I always hoped the Birthday Spankings I got to give my girlfriends would spark something. They seemed to have taken it in the intended affectionate spirit, but never told me if it got their juices going.
My ex-wife wasn't really into it, but played along, and even enjoyed it sometimes. She whispered in my ear once, "Spanking is your subtle need to dominate me!" Thinking it over later, I decided that must be some part of it all, but for me, it's more about Sensation than Domination.
So it wasn't until the Internet came along that I met other Spankophiles-- intelligent, empathetic, decent, funny people who also happened to find spanking sexy! We had many long conversations, sharing our histories and thoughts, and I was so grateful to know that I wasn't alone, or stuck in with a bunch of drooling maniacs!
Of course, there's a wide range of "takes" on this: there are Tops, Bottoms, Switches, couples into serious Domestic Discipline, some who need a "reason" to spank, and others for whom it's just jolly good fun! There are those, outside my circle, who go in for really harsh stuff, whips and blood, and Zeus knows what all, and they're welcome to it, but that certainly doesn't appeal to me. I'm in it for the play.
Oh, I guess it goes without saying that a lot of us are voyeurs and exhibitionists, too!
Springrose pointed out, when we first met, that "Everybody's having such fun in your cartoons!" And that's really the idea.