Hello folks, as usual I will begin by apologizing for my absence. This post has evolved from my previous one, probably as a result of endless analysis during one of many sleepless nights I endure! Playing kinky games in a group can be particularly enjoyable, but on thinking about it, it can be more complex than we think:
First of all is it better to know your group or would it be preferable for the other members of the group to be complete strangers? In my opinion there is no fixed answer to this, it depends on what the scene involves and is subjective. From my point of view I love doing public CP scenes with other ‘victims’ and an audience. It is a sharing experience both before the scene, during the psychological build up and after when the group may discuss how they felt during the punishment itself. Am I happy to do that type of scene in front of people I know? Indeed as it has a degree of mild humiliation, but nothing further than being stripped, and seeing as I am a person who is comfortable naked there is nothing for me to worry about on the humiliation front. But what about something more deeply humiliating such as a scene where I am in a pillory, having old food thrown at me and cannot escape the wandering hands of the audience? Would I be able to do this with people I know? Yes, but it would be that much more difficult than if the audience were complete strangers. I find it difficult to face my friends after a scene of public humiliation, but with strangers I am unlikely to see them again so do not have to worry about what they might think of me.
Secondly, how should you play things? If you have a character how would he/she react in the situation the scene has placed her in? I touched on this in my previous post, but it is still something that is quite tough. During the recent Manx scene I was lucky to be part of I had decided to reprise the role of the infamous Mrs Woods (Top Dog of Bars and Stripes prison), a lady who is tough, speaks her mind and will fight authority whatever the cost. In the end I chose a toned down version of this character and played her? Why? Because the other victims were so quiet! In this situation a highly dominant character is likely to pull all the attention their way, leaving the others out in the cold. This is not good for a group scene I feel.
Thirdly, if you are the dominant in the group scene (possibly the sole one, I have been in this situation), such as a teacher for a class of pupils, how do you ensure everyone gets something out of the day? The confident characters are relatively easy as long as you keep them in control and do not let them take over the class. These characters are the ones you can bounce off and can easily dole out punishments for infractions because they know how to get into trouble (I do similar as a sub!), but what about the quiet class members? They may not get into trouble so easily so how do you draw them out of themselves and ensure they get the most out of the scene? These characters can be the toughest of all and can be quite tiring at times, especially if you are a dominant who likes to make sure everyone gets a fair share of your attention. I like to try and draw these people out, but avoid public humiliation with them and ensure I take some time with them during every class of the day. Being the dominant in a group scene is, in my opinion, the toughest of all!
So, there it is. My take on group scenes, if you have an opinion on this topic then please do leave a comment for me!