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Paddling sketch by Jameslovebirch based on a '60s magazine photo (2012).

A paddling is a spanking administered with a paddle to the buttocks of a male or female. The spankee may be clothed or have the buttocks exposed, perhaps by having the pants pulled down. Paddling is commonly used in the (mainly Southern and rural) United States.

School paddlings in the U.S.[edit]

The wooden paddle is the most popular implement for corporal punishment in U.S. schools that still allow corporal punishment. As of 2008, school paddling is permitted in 21 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming (source:

Other paddlings[edit]

Paddling also has a long tradition in U.S. fraternities, sororities, sports teams and similar social institutions.

In consensual spanking, paddling is common because paddles are widely available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials.

Paddling in mainstream film[edit]

Examples of paddling scenes in mainstream movies:

Paddling in spanking fetish videos[edit]


See also[edit]