Historic illustration of whipping implements. "The figures in the upper half of this plate represent the Prison-Rod
. The Rattan
, and Loose Garment belong to ladies’ boarding schools
in the last century. The Rule
(or “Jonathan”) were used in boy’s schools. The holes in the spatula raised blisters
. Beneath are the modern Jesuit discipline with the Whipping-Post or Hurdle
in Wandsworth House of Correction. On either side are Knouts
of leather and of twisted cord."
A spanking implement is any object used to strike the spankee's buttocks. Some are exclusively manufactured for this purpose, such as a cane, flogger or punishment paddle. Improvised household items, such as a hairbrush, leather belt or ruler, are also frequently used for spanking. These are also known as pervertible implements. A third category involves home-made corporal punishment devices such as a birch rod, switch, and stinging nettles.
 Spanking implements
Whipping instruments with their French names.
Spanking implements include:
- stick-like implements:
- non-elastic flat implements:
- elastic flat implements:
- other implements:
 Whipping implements
Different spanking implements.
Whipping implements include:
 Sting and thud
Some spanking implements produce more "sting" while others produce more "thud". See sting and thud for more on this distinction.
A schoolgirl feels the sting of a pinewood paddle in a scene from "Final Exam" (a video by Jameslovebirch
In 2010, we ran a poll here:
Generally speaking, which type of spanking implement do you prefer?
- Stick-like implements (cane, switch,...)
- Non-elastic flat implements (paddle, hairbrush,...)
- Elastic flat implements (strap, belt,...)
This chart shows our poll results as of June 2010, after 390 votes were submitted (75/209/106):
 See also
A beach paddleball racket makes a good spanking paddle in "Final Exam".
Schoolgirl thrashed with a sassafras birch (from "Final Exam" video.
| Elastic Flat Implements
| Non-Elastic Flat Implements
| Whipping implements (whips)