Comforted by my sister

I was the ‘afterthought’ of our family – a boy born to my mum 12 years after the youngest of her two girls. By t… more

Play the game

By the time me and my best friend Gavin were 12 years old, I think it had been some years since either of us had been put over t… more

Before the spanking

When I was in college, I worked part time as a night supervisor at a local motel to earn some money. My shift generally ran f… more

Mothers Talking: Anne-Laure

At the time of this interview, French single mother Anne-Laure was 27 and living on the outskirts of Lyon with her two chi… more

Mrs Tranter (audio)

Alan remembers a highly embarrassing incident from when he was fostered out as a young boy, and was given a bath and a bare … more

Slippered into obedience

I guess you could say I was quite a spirited young girl – although I’m sure that at the time at least, my parents woul… more

Caned by the nuns

I attended an Irish Catholic primary school in the 1960s – all the teachers were nuns and discipline was strict – you coul… more

Ladies’ laps

I grew up in the 1980s, a time when spankings for kids were beginning to wane in popularity but were still common enough th… more

The Doctor Game (audio)

Gina recalls how the innocence of a childhood game took on a new dimension as she and two playmates approached puberty – a… more

Naimh and the magazine

By the time I was 18, having been brought up with frequent spankings from my mother, I was a confirmed fetishist. Now I was … more

The Doctor Game

When we were all around nine or 10, my friends Melissa and Ashley and I took to playing something we called The Doctor Game… more

A really sore bottom

When I was nine and still in primary school in England during the 1950s, one winter Friday we had a massive fall of snow dur… more

The power of the smack

I’ve read many of the stories on your website and many of them concern parents who employed an implement to whip th… more

The cane after confession

I first started receiving communion and going to confession when I was eight years old (this was in the 1960s). Mum alway… more

The belt from Mom (audio)

Back in the days of traditional discipline, stealing was one misdemeanour almost guaranteed to earn you a good sore bot… more

On her knee, and over it

When I was around four (it certainly wasn’t any older, as I hadn’t started school), my mother took a little … more

Paint it red (audio)

In this real-life mother account, Estelle recalls the time she gave her twin sons a sore bottom each for getting a bit too … more

An own goal (audio)

In the days when mischievous kids faced the very real threat of a smacked bottom even from relative strangers, an innoce… more

Something stinks (audio)

Kids’ behaviour can sometimes be altogether disgusting, and in this frank reminiscence, Sean remembers how hi… more