Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wonder what percentage of American parents spank their kids? here's your answer...
This is only tangentially related to the spanking fetish, but it's a fairly scientific poll I stumbled upon, and thought many of y'all might be interested. Out of 1,000 carefully selected representative households were contacted... 469 said they'd spanked their child on the bottom with their bare hand in the last year, and 536 had done so within the child's lifetime. How many had "hit on the bottom with a belt, hairbrush, a stick or some other hard object" according to the survey? ...207 in the past year, and 294 within the child's lifetime. So roughly 50% spank, and 20-30% spank with something stronger than their hand. Here's a link to the survey.
I was spanked growing up, and I know... I know... a lot of folks into spankings erotically as adults were not. But I fall into the the camp that thinks there's some sort of link. (Of course, most kids that were spanked growing up never stumbled onto a Penthouse Variations magazines with spanking stories and photoshoots of hot naked women bent over and holding a paddle when they were on the cusp of puberty, but anyway....)
I found the link to this survey in an article on Slate.com a few weeks ago. (Yes, I read things other than spanking blogs in my downtime, but my interest in spanking somehow crept into my reading of normal news). The gist of the article was that approval of spanking was surprisingly high, but had declined, and that these numbers were more like 90% in the late 60's vs. roughly 50% today. Frankly I'm somewhat surprised they are as high as they are currently. Interestingly, in trying to find that article again for this post, I was surprised just how many stories on this somewhat highbrow internet magazine deal with spanking.
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