What is Tampa Tanners?

We are a group of adults who pratice safe, consensual spanking, both in and out of a group setting in the Tampa area. We will hold get togethers, spanking parties, and host other outings with friendly spanko's who just love to have fun! So come and join us today!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spanking Masquerade (X-posted)

(X-posted from Thomas's Spanking Exploits)

This past weekend was the Spanking Masquerade, a combined endeavor between the Tampa Tanners and the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club. The Phoenix Club invited us to join them for a night of spanking with a masquerade party theme. It was a pleasant change for Cookie and Katia to have someone else planning out the party instead of them, so it gave them a chance to just enjoy themselves. It was a mixed group of our own members and theirs, but our members were given a discount from the usual rate. They also provided food and drink, with pasta being the general offering.

As with the theme, many of our own members tried to come in masks, and the girls provided masks for everyone that didn't have one. Katia provided me with mine, as she felt that a devil mask would fit me nicely. I'm not so sure that I looked like a devil, though. I'm thinking that I looked more like a superhero, or maybe a masked wrestler.

The main thing to say about the Phoenix Club is that it is, in fact, a dungeon club, so it's a little different from the parties that we're used to having. By “a little different,” I mean a lot different. The spanking crowd and mainstream BDSM crowd have wholly different habits and protocols, so there was a significant amount of culture shock between the two. Many of the Phoenix Club regulars were surprised that we could carry on a spanking “scene” with others sitting right there and having a conversation with them. They were worried about our “headspace.” Likewise, our group didn't realize that the others would want conversations to be taken away from play areas, which led to Cookie and a few others to be scolded. Plus, the regulars are used to bottoms spacing out during a scene, so they expect someone to be woozy afterward, and didn't seem to understand that not everyone drops into subspace during play. I had to explain to Cookie and Katia why they were continually being given towels to wear over their shoulders.

The biggest difference, though, is probably the frequency of play. In the dungeon atmosphere, players generally know who they plan on having a scene with long before they even reach the club. They have one planned scene, usually very intense, and then they sit down for the rest of the night. By comparison, attendees of most spanking parties move back and forth between playmates at the drop of a hat. Any given spanker or spankee will probably have played with several people in the course of a party, and sometimes with every member of the opposite interest. So, this meant that our members and theirs really didn't intermingle much. Some of our bottoms played with their Tops, but I don't think I saw a single one of the BDSM bottoms having more than one scene. Our Tops and bottoms, though, were all over the place.

Well, not everyone was all over the place, that is. In a rather drastic change from my usual self, I didn't play very much at all. In fact, I only played once, and only because the spankee in question was one that I haven't seen in almost a year, and I had been looking forward to seeing her. Even then, if Cookie hadn't pushed me to go over and play, I probably wouldn't have. I really don't like the dungeon atmosphere. The rooms are always kept too dark, and the booming music that they play makes it hard for me to concentrate. I spent much of the party either walking around and observing, or sitting down and falling asleep from boredom. I pretty much knew that this would be the case, though, and warned everyone before we went. I really didn't expect to be very social.

There were a couple other Tampa Tanners members who were similarly affected by the ambience, but were still able to find some play. The majority of us, though, were able to adapt quite well, and there was a lot of play in the various corners of the room. We even made use of a few pieces of dungeon furniture that we normally wouldn't have access to. Cookie found herself lying across a spanking horse.

Katia also got on some of the equipment, including a St. Andrew's Cross. She probably should have been tied down, but I guess no one wanted to take the time to shackle her in place. She also played on a cross earlier in the night for a flogging scene, which was another instance in which the BDSM crowd expected her to have more of a reaction than she really did.

Eventually, though, it was finally time to leave the party and head back to the hotel. We actually called it quits earlier than announced, leaving a full two hours before the final closing time. Everyone else had already cleared out, though, so there was little reason for us to stick around. Plus, I was more than happy to head back to the hotel where I could spank in a well-lit room without background music.

Well, I could have, anyway, if I wasn't dead tired by that time of night. We stopped by Todd and Suzy's room to celebrate Katia's birthday, but I was already starting to fade. I was able to give Katia her birthday swats, but was out of it after that. Cookie was just as knocked out, too, sleeping on the bed in Todd and Suzy's room. I was likewise sleeping on one of the chairs. When everyone else was ready to call it a night, we hobbled over to our own room and got some needed rest.

The next morning, we woke up early and got some breakfast, and then returned to Todd and Suzy's room for some playtime. I was in a much better state, and was able to spank all of the females present, thus making up for a rather unspankworthy night. Unfortunately, a few of our friends had already left, so there were a couple of female bottoms that I wasn't able to get to, as well as a few that I missed at the dungeon. These things happen, though, and we made up for it by warming the girls up nicely before we packed up to head home.

Oddly enough, through the entire dungeon party and our time at the hotel, we never once cut even a single slice out of Katia's birthday cake. We ended up taking it home and cutting it in half, bringing one part back home with me and Cookie, and the other going with Katia.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Some Tampa Tanners information

Hello everyone,

I have just a few friendly reminders for everyone.

First reminder is of the upcoming Spanking Masquerade party at the Tampa bay Phoenix Club on June 25th from 8PM-2AM. Those who attend from Tampa Tanners will get in at a special discount rate of $15 dollars. Normal rates are $25. I would also like to remind you that you are able to purchase a membership that night for the Phoenix Club as well if you would like. I am sure they will have more information about what a membership is for them and what rates you would get for the events they hold as well. This party is also a birthday celebration for Katia so don't forget to find her and give her her much needed birthday spankings. LOL. Food and things will be provided by the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.

The next Meet and Greet will be Saturday June 25th as well from 1PM-4PM at TGIF's at 2501 E Fowler Avenue. Katia and I will be available for registrations for the Back To School Bash at the next two Meet and Greets the June and July ones. You may pay and register at that time or just get information. The Meet and Greets have been a lot of fun for many people and we have gotten some really good turnouts. So if you would like to meet us or have already meet us and would like some good food and nice friendly spanko conversations come on out and join us.

The Back To School Bash is being held August 19th-21st. We have received the souvenir paddles already and a few other goodies that get us excited each time LOL. The Spanking Court is getting excited to be bringing their show on the road and is looking forward to meeting all the friendly spanko's in Tampa that join us that weekend for two whole days of spanking fun.

We have been able to set up a paypal account that is available on the website at http://tampatanners.info./ To pay by Paypal just select the donation button on the homepage or the registration page and enter the party fee amount.
$75 single female $90 single male or $140 for a couple. A couple is two people coming together does not have to be a normal couple. It can me a female/male male/male or female/female just let us know after you make the donation to pay your party fees who the fees are for and make sure that you fill out the registration forms as well. A confirmation email will be sent to you when we receive both as well as the party information and location. If you have already filled out your registration please remember that we can not give out any details of the party until the fees are paid. Fees can also be mailed to us at P.O. Box 764 Brandon Florida 33509. If paying by mail please make sure that you include a copy of your registration and make checks or money orders payable to Thomas Elders. We need both the fees and registration by August 1st so that we can get a final count to the hotel for food and things. Dinner for both Friday night and Saturday night is included in the party fees. The hotel also provides a free breakfast. Tampa Tanners will aslo provide snacks and drinks in their hotel suite during the event.

If you would like to sign up for the spanking court filming and be paid for it then you need to submit your case at http://www.spankingcourt.com/ Just let them know when you submit your case that you are interested in the Tampa cases. So put Tampa in the subject heading. From what I heard the amount that they are offering for you to film with them will cover the cost of the party fees so it is really a win win situation if you do both. Then the only out of pocket cost for the party would be the hotel and traveling costs.

So Lot's of exciting things getting ready to happen for Tampa Tanners and our members and friends. Katia Thomas and I would aslo like to thank each and everyone of you for joining us at our events. It is a lot of fun to be surrounded with such friendly and fun spanko's. We really enjoy all the times we get together and have fun! Remember to spread the word about the group and our events we would love to meet and have lots more friendly spankos to join us at these events and Meet and Greets.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I am amazed at how fast our group has grown and how much fun we have had meeting and getting to know some wonderful people that attend our parties and events. We are eagerly awaiting the big Back To School Bash in August and meeting and seeing the great group of people that are attending from The Spanking Court. I am working on getting the vendors list ready and the model list for the registration packets. So it would be wise of you plan on vending to get me the information as soon as you can so I can get that printed up and done and ready for the party. We are accepting registrations up till August 1st. After that we can not guarantee that there will be a spot available for you and if you are a vendor we will not be able to add you to the program in time for it to be printed. Please remember that until the party fees are received we can not give out the party location or information but will gladly do so as soon as we receive the fees and the registration. If you have not yet registered for the party but are planning on attending please go to Our Tampa Tanners website. and register today. We are looking forward to lots of great people being in attendance and meeting all the friendly spankos that will join us for this party. Thank you all for your continued support and help. We couldn't do it without you!