I Don't See It As Being Condemned At All

I see corporal punishment as a clear, specific consequence of some action or another. I was raised with corporal punishment at home and in school and still feel like I benefit from receiving corporal punishment, albeit its a rather rare occurrence now. I believe I did benefit from being "condemned" to corporal punishment because I knew I had done something wrong and was immediately punished. After receiving corporal punishment, I felt like the matter was closed, I had done something wrong, been punished, and it was over. None of this dragging out the punishment by days or weeks, immediate punishment for an offense taught me never to commit that offense again.

Angel34 Angel34
31-35, F
3 Responses Feb 19, 2010

That's fine!

You say that you 'benefited' from corporal punishment.. I agree with you but probably not in the way you think.<br />
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At school I was of fairly average ability who was a quiet worker, never caused any problems and so was rarely in trouble. One of the good boys. I got on with my work quietly and rarely bothered other people in the class so much so that many teachers could not even remember my name.<br />
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But when I was 13 years old we had a spell of heavy snow. I started wearing my rubber boots to school. I enjoyed wearing my rubber boots so much that when the snow melted away i continued wearing my boots.<br />
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I started to find that the teachers where treating me in a different way. They were picking up on minor errors that they previously ignored and making them into big issues.<br />
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Then one day at the end of a lesson the teacher collected everyones books and mine happened to be on top of the pile. She opened the book and read from my book. I had made some mistake in my work and she told me to come to the front of the room.<br />
She silently looked at me then said that my work was untidy and that I looked like a tramp wearing my boots.<br />
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She asked one of the other children to go next door and to ask for the teacher, a man, to come and join her. When he arrived the two teachers talked together and then the male teacher produced a leather strap. He told me to bend, which I did. <br />
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He then strapped me across my backside a good number of times.<br />
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When I stood up I remember looking at the faces of my classmates. All of whom were smiling. They had enjoyed seeing me being strapped and I enjoyed being the most popular boy in the class for the rest of the day.<br />
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If I was going to be strapped for wearing my boots then I was going to wear them everyday. i wanted to be the most popular boy in the class everyday.

I also agree 100%. We all have to accept that all and every act has consequences! CP is the best for all the reasons you mentioned.