A little over a year ago, I penned an essay that still resonates deeply. It was the first time I felt really truly vulnerable in my writing here on Peep’s Scoop.
As a bratty bottom, someone who plays with resistance and acting out, I’ve learned a lot about trust, about keeping it playful, and about how I view myself. This essay still manages to capture how I feel about being a brat.
From the Essay—Bratty Bottoms: Ambiguity and Resistance:
When I’m bratty and I act out, I know I will be punished. It gives me the space to explore a more concrete set of relations. Which is not to suggest that I am not denied punishment from time to time. When I beg, I feel my need for that connection, those causal relations I so adamantly avoid in my work.
The Brat is a role and/or persona. William A. Henkin does a good job of explaining the difference between roles and personas and how the two are related. While a “role” is an already established part that either fits or doesn’t fit, a persona is “a state of mind or a single facet of someone’s personality expressed as a whole, if limited, personality…” 
We discover our personas, Henkin continues, through role-play in a kind of fantastic loop.
The Brat, as a role, can unearth a whole host of personas, and allows me to strike when I feel an urge, allows me to react fully—-to a feeling, a suspicion, a want. And in turn, I know that when I do this, I will receive the slap of a hand.
I wanted to give away some tools that I think are great for exploring bratty bottom play, so over the next month I’ll be doing a set of giveaways. The Bratty Bottoms Spanktacular Giveaway Series will feature toys, books, and all the things you need to explore BDSM safely and sensationally.
First up is the Bettie Page “Picture This” Spanking Bat, a dual sided faux-leather paddle that’s totally playful and mischevious.
From My Review:
The smooth side works well for long spanking, and the quilted side is great for taking it down a notch before reverting back. Also, butts tend to get itchy when spanked for a while, rubbing with the smooth side eases this. All these features make it great for sporadic, anytime play.
You want this paddle, people.
There are several ways to score extra entries: following myself and giveaway sponsor Good Vibes on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, subscribing to the blog, sharing links, referring your friends, and more!
If chosen as the winner you will have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner is chosen. You will have to provide me with your address, as I will be the one shipping it to you. The winner will be chosen at random and announced in an update to this post, on Twitter, and via email. I do not announce people’s names, as I think it’s an issue of privacy.
Thanks for following, and good luck!
An extra special thanks to Good Vibrations for donating the Bettie Page “Picture This” Spanking Bat for this giveaway! Good Vibrations is the leading education-based adult retailer. Check them out here.