Thursday, 13 January 2011

A pictorial history of spanking

OK . Those of you who know that notwithstanding that sexual intercourse was invented in 1963, spanking goes back just bit further than this, here is an in depth, thoroughly researched pictorial history of the subject.

Medieval or thereabouts

Same sort of time, but when Robin Hood was putting it about

A bit later, say when Moll Flanders was on the loose

Georgian (This is definitely right)

Victorian (The first golden age of spanking)

Late Edwardian

A bit later, sort of

Nineteen fifties (The second golden age)

Nineteen sixties, but before The Beatles

Nineteen seventies (Wake up at the back there, the date’s on the magazine cover!)

And to bring you right up to date, a week ago last Thursday.

Study the above carefully and that elusive history degree could be yours.


  1. Liz, I've always found that Dutch magazine cover rather astonishing. Panorama was (and as far as I know still is) a popular magazine, totally vanilla; but there on the front cover is the legend "Father's Day 1976. Papa and daughter: something special" with a picture of a man with his late-teenage daughter stark naked across his knee spanking her bare bottom. Should we gather that this was normal parenting technique in the Netherlands in 1976??

  2. Incidentally, on the historical theme, erotic spanking goes back way before the Middle Ages. An archaeologist friend of mine who knows my tastes showed me some drawings taken from ancient Greek vases, 3rd or 4th century BC, which show M/F and F/M spankings with what look like little paddles, or possibly slippers.

  3. I agree with your thoughts on the Dutch magazine.
    If an image like that appeared in a British newsheet now there would be an uproar.

    Interesting that you mention the Greek vases. I saw examples of this when looking at an art book some few years ago. In fact as I write this, there used to be a Greek festival where runners were whipped by the crowd as they went by. I can't quite remember what it's called but when I've got a second,(if ever!) I'll research it.


  4. Is that issue of Panorama available to buy somewere on the net. As a spankingfan that picture is absolutley one of the best, and i guess theres more to watch in that numer.