Any form of physical punishment could be called torture, and any form of torture can be called punishment.
You mean for kink or as in an actual torture?<br />
I assume you mean the latter (just my twisted humor) I want to say no but in reality I think I would go along with it if it meant extracting life saving information. I would like to think I'm above these things but I don't think I am.
Not under the us constitution
If that was the case the UN would seek to ban marriage
it isn't a punishment if you enjoy it . . .