Taught Me a Lesson

I went to a mixed school. I got in with the wrong crowd when I was 15. Nothing too serious but enouh to land me in the headmasters study. A letter had been sent to my parents and my mum had to take me along to see the head. I got the usual lecture and my mum pleaded my case for me and promised to keep me out of trouble in future. I made the same promises but it still wasn't enough to save me and I had to agree to a caning.  We had to wait outside while another member of staff was sent for and were then called back in  I got two stokes of the cane one on each hand. It was I found more humiliating than painful but  I must admit I never got in trouble again.

lacylyn lacylyn
36-40, F
9 Responses Jul 28, 2009

Same-ish for me... bare *** cane.. and had to be a opposite sex witness to ensure no brutality...<br />
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Alas - for lads.. this can lead to something else rising for a few moments.....<br />
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but I look back and DO NOT see it as abuse as it certainly discouraged me from a repeat offence

Hi 4dafoz, it was the same at my school, some teachers relished the cane and used it freely, while a few never or rarely used it.<br />
You said that some women teachers were caning enthusists, did they enjoy caning the boys, or just liked to keep discpline.? Were girls also caned?

The first time I got the cane at secondary school was for not standing up on the bus for adults and was at Monday morning form assembly. Along with two other boys my name was mentioned by the Headmaster or Rector as he was called, and while the pupils stood and sang a hymn we had to go to the gym, about a minute away, change into our gym shorts and come back before the hymn finished. You were not supposed to wear underwear as the idea was because girls were caned on their knickers, boys should only have one la<x>yer of clothing too. If you did wear underpants when you bent over the seam where you bottom joins your thighs would be visble with the result you would get more strokes. As it was my first caning I got four strokes while the other two boys got six. You were expected to stay slient and not move. This wasn't easy as the strokes were hard ones. <br />
We then had to sit down for the 10 minute assembly and when the concluding hymn was sung go and change back into our normal trousers. In the gym we would compare welts which looked like red ridgelines.<br />
My next caning was for not getting a haircut when I was told to, that was 6 strokes.<br />
Individual teachers used the cane in the classrooms too, but most didn't bother to make you go and change and the number of strokes were usually fewer. Not all teachers believed in the cane and some didn't use it, while others were enthusiasts, particularly a couple of the women teachers.

When I went to a Catholic primary school in the 1960s, all the teachers were female - 4 nuns and 2 lay teachers. All used the strap which you got on your hand. The times I got it didn't bother me, it wasn't much of a deterent to bad behaviour. <br />
At the intermediate and secondary schools I went to, however, the cane was used - which was much more effective as a deterent. At the intermediate school canes were kept in the classrooms, either resting on the chalk rails (all the canes were of the straight variety) or behind the teachers' desks resting on little hooks. They were regularly used and in the first year I got it 4 times. The teacher told you to come up to the front of the class, bend over and you got 3 to 6 strokes on the bottom. I can remember it felt like a red hot poker was being laid across my bottom with each stroke. The amount of vigour applied differed between teachers however, so a three stroke caning from one teacher could be as painful as six strokes from another teacher.

.Yes it would be far better to cane them on the bare. As you said, it will really hurt bad, but then they have something to remember and yes, it will be soon over.<br />
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Oh the sexists! A lady is suppose to be the weaker sex, but how can it be if they are able to bring children in the world? When we still had juridical canings in South/A, i attend a few of them as part of my hobby. There i saw some men howling and shouting like a little pig while the strokes are administered. <br />
The Singapore cane (diamater 15mm) is a holy terror, but it works! <br />
My first language is Afrikaans. Thankyou for the comment on my English. I try my best better it. Lol

Hi Jenny,<br />
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Facts! The cane before any other form of correction, specially if prison is a possibility. We mostly had to visit the Head's office for spanking/caning, but it could be administered any place in the school/class. <br />
I wish i can wright such lovely letters like you, but my home language is not English.<br />
I think we can wright more direct to one another, so i am going to make you afriend.

Hallo Jenny, Thanks for answering. Yes, in the UK people knew how to use the cane. I think we in S/Africa learnt it from you people, but traditionally we use the short whip here. The slipper was only used here in the lower classes. From age 11 it was the cane.When I was in std 7, i and a few friends earned 8 strokes. Hell, it was painfull; during it i felt something erotic. It grew more and more with the following spankings.

Hi Jenny, are you M or F? We, boys, never received the cane on our hands.I was a 'naughty' boy; you know the normal boy-stuff. For certain things, some my friends and i were caught and we got the cane on the right place = the bum! I can assure you that we earned it, but most important, that kept us away from more serious things that could have landed us in the hands of the Law. We diffinitely learnt a lesson!<br />
We normally received 4-6 cuts with the cane.

I was always caned on my backside.