|“||My aunt was very strict: she spanked lot and hard so you really had to toe the line. For my aunt spanking was very ritualistic, usually accompanied by an embarrassing lecture on your transgressions, to make it clear that you knew why you were being spanked. My aunt taught me to spank the boys the way that she would, if I didn't do it properly she would demonstrate on my bottom, across her lap with my dress up. I still enjoy spankings that are not so much about the pain but about the ritual, the punishment, the humiliation, the embarrassment, the game of it.||”|
|— Mistress Kitty|
An aunt is the sister of a person's father or mother; or the wife of the child's uncle, this is one case where in-law is not used. The term "aunt" is sometimes also used as a more generic one, particularly in address, for a more distant relative, or even for a friend of the family who is not related, but is trusted (by the parents) to act in a familial role. Children in particular are often taught to use "Aunt" as a title of address for any female adult in one of these categories.
- materteral (adjective) - Pertaining to, or in the manner of, an aunt.
 Aunts and uncles in spanking art
In spanking stories and spanking art, a child is sometimes spanked by an uncle or aunt instead of his or her parents. The role of an uncle or aunt is somewhat more distant than that of a parent, but not as distant as a teacher or a complete stranger. Children are sometimes given in a temporary guardianship to uncles and/or aunts, which puts these relatives in a in loco parentis situation in which they are permitted and expected to behave like parents to the child.
 Aunts in spanking videos
A few of the many spanking fetish videos where an aunt disciplines a naughty niece or nephew.
- Alice's Aunt Spanks Alice & Her Friend for Making Out (Girl Spanks Girl), Clare Fonda
- Aunt Bella (Girl Spanks Girl)
- Aunt Joan (Spanking Services)
- Aunt Joan Returns (Spanking Services), sequel to Aunt Joan Visits the Headmistress
- Aunt Joan Visits the Headmistress (Spanking Services), here the aunt gets punished for a change
- Aunt Julia's Spanky Time (Nu-West/Leda Productions)
- The Aunt & The Lazy Collge Student (The Spanking Court)
- Aunt Snow gets Spanked (Girl Spanks Girl)
- Aunt Veronica's Rules (Punished Brats)
- Aunt Violet Spanks - Lucy & Claire (Wellspanked)
- Auntie Ann's Discipline (Brooks Applications)
- Auntie Dana's Naughty Nieces (DanaKaneSpanks.com)
- Auntie J Spanks OTK (Pacific Force)
- Auntie's Rules (Bobbie's DropSeats), Clare Fonda
- Aunty's Old-Fashioned Medicine (Scarlett Hill)
- Big Sister Spankings - Belting Aunt Violet (Wellspanked)
- I Spank You Because I Care (Pacific Force)
- Katie Visits Meryl (Nu-West/Leda Productions), aunt/niece role playing scenario.
- Niece Over The Knee (Spanking Services), video clip
- Our Auntie Spanks Us (Pacific Force)
- Over Auntie Janet's Lap (Brooks Applications)
- She Spanked Her Niece! (Shadow Lane), Sophie Nova as a bratty niece.
- Panties Down (Girl Spanks Girl)
- Spanked With Their Panties Down (Pacific Force), Greta Carlson
- A Spanking for Auntie (Spanked Cheeks)
- Spanking Triple-Play: Volume #12 (Pacific Force)
- Summer with Aunt Bella (Girl Spanks Girl)
- Taking the Blame (Dreams of Spanking), Pandora Blake
- Under my Roof (Girl Spanks Girl), Clare Fonda
- Xmas at Aunties (Femdom title with a female Santa; video at Spanking Tube)