We’re adding a new download to our Free Domestic Discipline Download Series this week, and we’re discussing the topic of domestic discipline punishment journals. The punishment journal download example contains two things: a completed punishment journal entry detailing one of my (Chelsea) most recent punishments (so that you can see an example of how journals are used) and a blank punishment journal that you can download, print, and make copies of.

First, what is a punishment journal?

  If you haven’t heard the term before, a punishment journal is a book (either online, such as a blog, or on paper) in which the submissive partner writes and records thier punishments.  Like with all aspects of domestic discipline, all couples use the punishment journal concept differently. Some couples use punishment journals as a way for the submissive partner to record every single punishment, while others only use it for serious offenses or “spankable” offenses.  Some couples also use punishment journals on a very regular basis, while others have never used one.  It all depends on the couple, and if they feel a punishment journal would be useful for them.

So, what are the benefits?

  The biggest benefit most couples see with punishment journals is that they provide a way for the submissive partner to remember their punishments.  Some HOHs find it useful to have the submissive partner go back and read their punishment journal, on occasion, as a reminder of why it’s important to follow the rules and the consequences that can occur if you don’t.  Some submissive partners find punishment journals helpful because they allow them to get a different form of emotional release (aside from, or in addition to, crying) after a punishment. You know the saying “you may feel better if you just get it out?” Well, that saying holds true with punishment journals. Just releasing that emotion helps a lot of submissive partners with guilt and remorse after a punishment. Punishment journals also are a great way for the submissive partner to think more in-depth about why the punishment was necessary and how to avoid it in the future. These are just a few reasons that couples may use punishment journals.

Are punishment journals only for submissive partners? What about the HOH?

  Traditionally speaking, punishment journals are typically only kept by the submissive partner. However, we have heard of cases where HOHs keep a journal as well. Like we’ve said above, it’s completely up to you and your partner and what you feel would work the best for your domestic discipline relationship.

What is the best way to start a domestic discipline punishment journal?

  First, decide if you want the journal to be online or on paper. Some submissive partners may feel more comfortable keeping an online punishment journal in the form of a private blog. This allows them to write (or blog) about punishments but still keeping them private. This is a good alternative for those who want to keep a punishment journal but hate actually writing and prefer typing instead. Another option is the old-fashioned pen and paper method. There are several online sites out there that sell punishment journals (which are basically just a blank notebook with a cover that says punishment journal) but you can also just buy a blank notepad at pretty much any major retailer.

You could also use our punishment journal templates, which we have included below for you to download. You may notice on the template, however, that it is not just blank lines. We include prompts that many submissive partners (and their HOHs) may find helpful.

The punishment journal example file below contains one file with two things. The first is a completed example of a punishment journal entry from one of my (Chelsea) recent punishments. We felt by including an example it would help others to understand how punishment journals are typically used. The second is a blank punishment journal (with the prompts we talked about above).

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