Mouthsoaping, also known as mouth washing, is a form of punishment in which a person is made to taste soap. Similar punishments that use other foul-tasting (but non-toxic and harmless, from a health point of view) substances include hotsaucing and cod liver oil. For a commercial product specifically made for this purpose, see Behavol.
Typically, mouth washing is used to punish "bad language", mostly meaning profanity, obscenity, or other speech deemed unacceptable (a case of punishment on the point of offense). Slightly less commonly, it is used to punish lying. It can, however, be used under other circumstances, as can any form of punishment.
When soap is used, the punishment ritual symbolizes the "cleaning of the mouth" from the foul or dirty language—or lie—that came out of it.
Mouthsoaping was a common method of punishment in the first half of the 20th century but has declined in popularity significantly since the 1960s. Historically, it has been practiced primarily in the United Kingdom, Australia and United States.
The classic method is to take the delinquent to the bathroom and clean the inside of his or her mouth, as if it were dirty, using soaped-up fingers or a washcloth. It's also common for delinquents to hold a bar of soap in their mouths during a scolding, a punishment (such as a spanking) or a time-out period of reflection. This latter scenario is frequently depicted in spanking videos that include mouth-soap discipline (see the video list below).
Permission to remove and rinse out the soap may be delayed as a way to increase the severity of the punishment. An alternate form of mouth soaping invoves applying liquid soap to a toothbrush, which is then used to scrub the teeth and possibly the tongue. This form may require the cooperation of the delinquent.
Note that soap, if ingested in large quantities, can cause significant digestive upsets. For this reason, mouth soaping is somewhat risky, and it is a good idea to make sure that the delinquent is enabled to spit out all the soap, and rinse. Also many brands of soap are perfumed with toxic chemicals and should be avoided.
Mouthsoaping is stereotypically a child's punishment, although it is now rarely actually used on children in most societies. For example, when child said bad things like swear words, they usually got this punishment. When used on adults, it intentionally evokes the image of childish punishment. In a BDSM context, mouth soaping or the threat of it is most likely to be found in an ageplay scene, although it does occur, at least in fiction, in domestic discipline contexts.
- In A Christmas Story (1983) a boy gets a mouth washing from his mother for saying a swearword. Asked where he has learned that word, he can't say the truth (which is: from his father) and instead blames his classmate. His mother then rings his classmate's mother and we can hear a spanking on the telephone (off screen). The boy when contemplating his punishment imagined his parents being sorry for punishing him when the soap makes him blind.
Corporal punishment videos
- 1950s Maternal Discipline (Momma Spankings), cousins spanked by their aunt, Dana Specht
- A Comeuppance for Cussing (Ten Amorette's Punishment Playhouse), website
- A Mother's Concern (Girl Spanks Girl), college girl disciplined by Clare Fonda.
- Andy's Foul Mouth (Momma Spankings, 2019), cursing, photos
- Anna Spanked and Mouthsoaped by Mommy (Momma Spankings, 2019), cursing
- Apricot's Punishment (Northern Spanking), photos
- Auntie's Ass Whup (Girl Spanks Girl), Chelsea Pfeiffer
- The Bad Good Girl (Girl Spanks Girl), Clare Fonda.
- Bailey's Harsh Punishment - Part 1 (Spanking Bailey), Bailey, spankings and a big bar of soap.
- Bible Thumper (Ten Amorette's Punishment Playhouse), 13 min. short subject
- Bathbrush & Mouthsoaping For Reyna (Spanking House Productions), Reyna St. Clair, Miss Elizabeth, bath brush, photos
- Cara's Foul Mouth Punishment (Momma Spankings, 2019), cursing
- Cheerleader Punishment, part 1 (RealSpankings.com), photos
- Clare Fonda Man Spanked and Mouthsoaped (Spanked Call Girls), company founder Clare Fonda in a rare submissive role.
- Defiant to Compliant (Pacific Force), Trisha Monroe holds a bar of soap in her mouth.
- Disciplined by Her Mother-In-Law (Bobbie's DropSeats), Clare Fonda plays the disciplinarian.
- Domestic Discipline (Firm Hand Spanking, 2009), Samantha Woodley, photos, more photos
- DragonLily's Slave (Chanta's Bitches) BDSM video of a punished schoolgirl who gets a bar of soap in her mouth.
- Friday the 13th (Lupus Pictures), erotic spanking video shows two teenage girls punished with simultaneous figging and mouthsoaping (photo).
- Foul Mouth Punishment (Momma Spankings, 2017)
- Girl Scout Spanking: Tracy and Samara (Spanking.com) (video, photos).
- Harley's Foul Mouth (Momma Spankings, 2018), cursing daughter gets spanking and mouthsoaping
- I Don't Want to go to School (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- I'm 18, You Can't Spank Me Anymore (Lily Starr Spanking), Alex Reynolds, video
- Katie Visits Meryl (Nu-West/Leda Productions) documents an actual week-long role play session where model Katie pretends to be Meryl's young niece. Along with several hard spankings for disobedience, Katie endures soapy mouth washings for swearing.
- Keep Her in Line (Girl Spanks Girl), Chelsea Pfeiffer disciplines Genesis.
- Kiki Diapered, Mouthsoaped, Spanked (Momma Spankings, 2018)
- Lila and Frankie Recieve a MouthSoaping (RealSpankings.com)
- Lola Spanked and Mouthsoaped (Momma Spankings, 2019), cursing, photos
- Maid for Discipline (Firm Hand Spanking, 2016), Amelia Jane Rutherford
- Mommy Spanks, Diapers, and Soaps Ashley (Cheerleader Spankings), photos
- Mommy Spanks and Soaps Gena (Momma Spankings, 2019), curfew, photos
- Morning and Evening: 4 (Girl Spanks Girl), Clare Fonda
- Mouthsoaping and Severe Paddling Beyond Tears for Daughter (Lily Starr Spanking)
- Ms. Law and Sarah (Belting Videos), belt spanking and bar-of-soap punishment.
- Real Discipline with Michael Masterson #2 (RealSpankings.com)
- Nuna's Foul Mouth Punishment (Triple A Spanking, 2018), Nuna Stark
- Potty Mouth Punishment (Northern Spanking), Alex Reynolds, cursing, photos
- The Professional Student (Girl Spanks Girl), Amelia Jane Rutherford, Clare Fonda
- Punishment Day for Reyna (Momma Spankings, 2020)
- Raquel's Second Arrival and Mouthsoaping (RealSpankings Institute)
- Red's Foul Mouth (Cheerleader Spankings, 2019), cursing
- Report Card Lies (Punished Brats), Amber "Pixie" Wells holds a small bar of hotel soap in her mouth (photos)
- Rogue Model (D) (Firm Hand Spanking, 2014), Amelia Jane Rutherford bites on a soap bar during her birching (photos, video)
- Samantha’s Mega Punishment Part 2 (Disciplinary Arts)
- Santa (Lupus Pictures), includes mouthsoaping punishment.
- She Spanked Her Niece! (Shadow Lane), Clare Fonda mouthsoaped in bonus segment.
- Sarah's Foul Mouth Punishment (Momma Spankings, 2017), Sarah Gregory, photos
- Severe Hairbrushing and Mouthsoaping (RealSpankings.com), Alex Reynolds
- She Spanked Her Niece (Shadow Lane), Clare Fonda
- Shopping Compulsions (Firm Discipline)
- Smacked Bottom, Soaped Mouth (Momma Spankings, 2019), Raven Mackenzie, photos
- Spanked, Bathbrushed and Mouthsoaped (Triple A Spanking), photos
- Spanked & Mouthsoaped by Mommy (Triple A Spanking), Ten Amorette
- Spanked, Soaped, Strapped (Triple A Spanking)
- Spanked, Strapped & Mouthsoaped (Triple A Spanking, 2018)
- Spanked to Tears (Pacific Force)
- Spanking Triple-Play: Volume #7 (Pacific Force), Irene Boss shoves a bar of soap into bratty Chyna Tymex's mouth.
- Stevie's Potty Mouth (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose spanked and mouthsoaped for swearing. (Spanking Library video clip)
- Stevie's Potty Mouth 2: Nude Blistering (Disciplinary Arts), Stevie Rose, Kyle Johnson
- Stevie Rose Soaped in Front of Friends (Punishments Only), photos
- Stevie Rose Spanked, Soaped, & Spanked Again (Punishments Only), photos
- Stevie's Foul Mouth (Momma Spankings, 2019), Stevie Rose
- Strapped, Soaped, and Paddled for Her Dirty Mouth! (Lily Starr Spanking), Cupcake SinClair
- Strict Aunt Jessica: Part 1 (Girl Spanks Girl)
- Strictmoor Academy Year 1, Scene Nine (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- Violet's Attitude Adjustment (Momma Spankings, 2018), Violet October, photos
- Aunty Agony's Mouthsoaping Blog
- Friday the 13th, fetish film available online (Lupus Pictures)
- Goldie's Mouth Soaping, preview of Firm Hand Spanking video.
- Santa, scene from Lupus Pictures video
- Chevrolet ad with mouth soaping on YouTube
- "Bad Language", F/f mouth washing and spanking drawing by Cannibal Khan
- Comic page of Little Orphan Annie that features a mouth washing scene
- Teacher suspended for washing student's mouth out with soap on Nospank.net (2004)