Sorority spankings have always been a perennial fascination. Not least because of the secrecy that surrounds the college sisterhoods. Also from a British point of view sororities have always seemed exotic because there is no formal or informal sorority system outside sports clubs in the UK.
Even in the United States university authorities and the sororities themselves have longed claimed that there are no genuine spanking customs or public humiliation practices within their hallowed walls. Those that know the truth rarely tell.
During the 1990s a university exchange programme between a British university, that will remain nameless, and an American college yielded a rare glimpse in to sorority life after two young American women deep in their cups let slip some hints.
There was some talk of paddles and paddle parties, big sisters and pillows.
“My big sis was a real meany, that pillow sure came in handy sometimes.” Said one.
Nothing more was said on this, but her companion said at her sorority the paddles only came out at the party where real swats were handed out.
“Man did they ever hurt.”
No amount of coaxing or free booze would elicit more.
What little is known about sororities is largely confined to the pages of Will Henry or Martin Pyx books.
As has been explained in previous posts Will Henry wrote a series of case studies purporting to be real life sorority spanking histories. These histories were to be the later inspiration for Martin Pyx in his Sigma Cycle Trilogy about the Sigma Epsilon Chi sorority, in case you don’t have the benefit of a classical education the Greek letters approximate S, E and X.
The story follows various girls who undergo an initiation at the hands of sophisticated sexually aware BDSM motivate women. One of who is a 28-year-old mature student.
In real life customs vary but a common variant, as hinted out by our two tipsy American students, is that each sorority sister is picked by an older girl under whose tutelage she has to serve as a pledge for six months. She is the little sis and the older girl the Big Sis.
It is common for the Big Sis to give little sis a pillow and for little sis to give her a paddle. Sometimes it is the other way around, although this may be a modern political correct variant to obscure the origins of the ritual. Sometimes the girls exchange paddles and sometimes swats.
Paddle parties are where these exchanges take place, but illegal rituals here include little sis collecting signatures that have to be blotted on their behinds by the person who signs it.
Here are a few alleged excerpts from various places about real sorority experiences.
“Yes this stuff goes on alot more than what people think or what the gals will admit to. My cousin’s volleyball team has a severe paddle initiation, I saw the pics – the girls pull their sweats and shorts down and do it bare and hard. There’s always a few that get singled out, or someone has a grudge, and they get hazed alot harder. some of them cry though and then I think its out of hand, but they choose to do it.”
This from an interested little brother who shed further light on the reluctance of some to talk.
“My sister blushes when she says she can not talk about what happened at initiations when she was in a sorority. She says she’s bound by the code not to discuss it even though she has been out of college for 15 years. But she has a pillow her big sister gave her.”
Here are some accounts from a different age.
“Back in the day (mid-seventies for me), those big paddles were indeed used to warm girl’s posteriors. I know. During my four years in at a sorority house at a large Midwestern university, I both swung the paddle and was on the receiving end. Someone asked what it was like. In truth, it was great fun. There was a lot of kidding throughout. I’m sure that’s why the girls in the pictures were smiling and laughing. I know stories depict a sadistic sergeant-at-arms, but it wasn’t like that. Nor were there any guys around. Did it hurt to be paddled? Well, yeah, of course it did. But it was an experience I treasure.”
And another from the 1980s.
“I attended college in the mid to late 80’s and was very aware of the paddling practices that went on in the hazing process. I was an ear-witness to a paddling when I went to visit my friend and before I knocked I heard harsh chastisement by my friend and then the unmistakable sound of the paddle strike. I did not knock. I waited outside her door until the session was over. The two pledge girls walked out and saw me sitting there. I was amused at how much taller and bigger they were than my friend. I would have paid money to see this tiny girl swinging this paddle with such authority. In an effort to not seem like a perv I made no mention of what I had been listening to for the previous 15 minutes. Hazing was quite common and accepted where I attended university. There was one sorority that was notorious for corporal punishment. They were known as very rough girls, not cute or lady like. They were eventually called on the carpet for their initiation practices. There were accounts of girls being spanked over the knee with hairbrushes and rulers. Girls made claims to having been punished with belts and switches as well as paddles. Students presented their bruised bottoms as evidence. I definitely do not condone non-consensual punishment. But as a spanko I couldn’t help but find the stories very provocative.”
Mary Jane has this to say.
“Back the 1940s when I was at college it was a given that the paddle was for sorority girl’s bottoms. We even got the paddle from our housemother for the least thing. It was just the way of the world back then. Public spankings were always on the seat of the skirt. Afterwards we had to stand and face the wall for a 15, a 30 or a 45. This was the number of minutes you had to stand there for an infraction of the rules. Private spanking were often on the bare. I was only spanked by my housemother once this way. It was with a hairbrush over her knee in the privacy of her room. I was out past curfew when my parents called about a weekend visit. I had made her look bad by being out.”
“Sorority spankings were pretty much standard fare and happened a lot. My big sister used to spank on the panties or even bare, but only in private. Did it happen a lot? Oh yes to be sure, too often to count. But I gave as good as I got when I was a big sister.”
Who knows what really goes on or has gone on in the past? Perhaps you know?
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