Wednesday, 24 April 2013


London, early eighties, what a fantastic place to be. I have always loved cities, don’t really know why but give me a city to a beach any day of the week. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore and Hong Kong have always given me such a buzz but London has always held something special for me.
Staying only about forty minutes by tube from central London i tended to make a pig of the intoxicating atmosphere i always felt when i visited and i got to know the place fairly well.
On one Saturday morning i went hunting for one particular place of interest. 40 Old Compton Street, a place i would come to visit regularly and a shop i and i am sure a lot of others, will greatly miss.

Question: Can you remember the first real landmark into your secret world of kink.

I would like to thank Jon at for supplying the above image.


  1. Hi Bob

    I can recall the first slaps on a tights covered bottom which I gave to a girl when we were both thirteen. I can recall the first sexy spanking that I received from a cousin when I was 15. I can recall the first time I found a copy of Janus in a shop (the small size copy) near my college digs and I remember walking into Janus London when I was about 20. It was an Aladdins cave of spanking.

  2. I certainly was a regular visitor for many years during my trips down to London. Janus would usually be my last stop before dashing through the Underground crush to Euston. I have spent hours stbrowsing those shelves!
    My first forays into my kink? Cinema spankings made me aware that I enjoyed spanking, even the word 'spanking' was one I could not help repeating to myself in my head at times? A special thank you should go out to Jill & Melanie for their part in my earliest OTK experience ... wonder if they still indulge?

  3. Never knew there was a Janus shop, though I sometimes bought the magazine. I lived in London 1954-60 and enjoyed it but was glad to get out when I did.

  4. Mine was also in London. On a school trip to the theatre we had to walk from where the bus parked. We were passing a street market and one of my mates bought a spanking mag. I think it was called 'Victorian and Edwardian spanking'. I often wonder if they still publish.
    Kind regards,

  5. I remember seeing "Penthouse Variations" in a variety store when I was in my early twenties. I begged my husband (now ex) to buy it for me because I was too embarrassed to buy it myself. My first spanking novel was "The Incestuous Uncle" which I found at a used bookshop two years earlier (and bought it myself!)


  6. Every time I visited London, one of my first stops, was the Janus Book Shop. What beautiful memories can I recall of browsing amongst these volumes of spanking literature. Yes, those were the days my friend. And sadly to say it had its end.

  7. My parents bought a Large second hand bound volume of 'Picture Post' Mags-yes the ones with the with the spanking and csning series of letters regarding spanking young ladies in 1939 !I was just 18 ,2 years sgo and they read some of the letters to me and then told me they were going to punish me the same way, and made me read them! I am now 20 and still being soundley caned and spanked, often reducing me to tears and leaving raised red cane weals for a few days! I have to go to their bedroom with only my panties below th ewaist and undergo a spanking and sharp caning of between 10 and 15 srokes on my bare bottom !After I have 20 minutes or so in the corner being slapped on my bare bum for trying to rub my painful bum ! Miss DH


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