Sorority spankings


A selection of apparently real sorority hazing pictures, together with a fantasy version

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?


15 Responses to “Sorority spankings”

  1. Very interesting. We didn’t have sororities here in Canada when I was at University, so I never saw a paddle. Great research!


  2. 2 Stevie

    At my sorority we used to do the paddle pillow thing.

    But the only time the paddle got used was at the paddle party.

    On hell night, after various stunts we had to go to a party, which was fun, but like you say in your article we had to get as many people as we could to sign the paddle and every time they did they got to use it on our behinds. It got pretty rough.

    The pledge with the most signitures got a prize. The one who got the least was promised a paddling in front of everyone.

    The loser only got one swat and that was not as hard as some the swats I got to avoid the paddling.


  3. 3 The Blaxter

    Yeah we got told never to say a word. But what they gonna do after 17 years? Paddle me. 😉

    I had a big sis and I had to give her a paddle with our names on it. I was told to make sure it was useable. So there was no doubt after the Rush that paddling was part of the deal.

    I was real nervous about it, but everyone said it would be alright.

    We had all these dumb rules. You couldn’t say certain words at certain times and you had to have your room tidy at all times. I do mean all times. So if you put your coat on the bed while you were taking off your scarf just before putting them away and then there was an inspection, then you were for it!

    At the end of the week all your crimes were totalled up by Big Sis and you got the paddle. And yes we really did get it bare!

    I say this because this was always denied and I was told to say it never happened.

    One girl I pledged with complained to the pledge mistress, the girl in charge. She got paddled on the seat of her night shorts until she was crying and parrotted the sorority line. Then she got more in private on the bare!

    No one complained after that.

    So it did happen! I loved it (eventually) and became a spanko! Others may not have done.

    Blaxter Kate – have paddle will travel.

  4. 5 Becky

    I had a big sis and I got the paddle too.

    But did anyone ever have housekeeping?

    We had housekeeping. That is once a week, or sometimes more often, we had to go and see the pledge mistress or her proxy to confess our ‘sins’.

    She had her own list, so if we didn’t own up then it was worse for us.

    We always got the paddle, usually on the panties. Sometimes not.

    It hurt and we cried. There were usually four of us. The worse thing was that everyone knew why you were there, like the comment in the post.

    I was never paddled bare during housekeeping or during hell night. But I did get it bare a couple of times from big sis. But only in private.

    I always paddled both my little sisters bare butt – it was too much fun.I also once gave a bare bottom paddling to another sister to settle something privately. Neither of us were pledges at the time.


  5. 6 Jane Wilcox


    My Aunt had some tales. She was a legacy in the 1970s. At her sorority they did not like legacies for some reason and she said they were very hard on her.

    Bare bottom paddling was standard, but not anywhere there were witnesses. The comment in the post about someone overhearing a housekeeping would never happen.

    At her sorority they were into a controlled amount of public nudity and humiliation. Some of my aunts stories would make your hair stand on end.

    If anyone cares to know i could say more.


  6. 7 Pam


    As much as I am a spanko I think that 99 percent of sororities are tame and spank free.

    At my sorority the most that ever happened was a few play swats after a few drinks.

    Maybe it happened more in times past. I once went on an exchange visit to another sorority on another campus and we got to see their ‘secret’ museum.

    There were some edgy pictures and some paddles that may have been used. Also a punishment book that hadn’t been used since 1971, but we weren’t allowed to see it.

    There were also some pictures and drawings with girls in Edwardian dresses and some of those were quite interesting. There was one picture with a row of girls facing the wall holding paddles behind them in a strong suggestion that they were being punished. The caption read re-staged pledge punishment regime.

    I would love to hear more stories about your aunt Jane.

    Pammie x

  7. 8 Tony


    I think it’s safe to say yes, a number of us care to know.

  8. 9 Hanson

    Hi All

    Jane I would not mind hearing more.

    My frat days are long past and there was a bit of rough housing and paddle. Not really my thing tough, giving or receiving when it comes to guys.

    While talking to a sorority organizer back in the day I did once mention someting like ‘I bet the paddles in sororities don’t get used much.’

    I was firmly told that they were. On the bare? That question was answered with a smirk and a shrug. I rather think it was! This was the mid 80s

    My wife was paddled. She said she cried and it was for real. She never got it bare but thinks that it happened, but strictly privately between girls. But she does not know for sure.

    I was once told by a guy who was in the fraternity years after I was that they spied on a sorority paddle party with the help of a girlfriend who was there and said that saw some girls paddled wearing just a thong.

    No idea if this is really true – the guy was a bit of a creep.

    A guy I used to work with said that girls as well as boys were made to streak through the town at his college in Sweden. No paddle though.

    I hope this adds to the debate.

    Come on girls spill the beans if you dare! :]


    • 10 Karen K


      I would love to spill beans but I don’t have any.

      My sorority was tame.

      When I saw my big sis’ paddle I said are you going to spank me?

      She blushed and said ‘we don’t do that’.

      Boring! 😦

      Let the bean spilling comence!!! 🙂


  9. 11 Jane Wilcox

    Hi All

    Thanks for your kind words.

    I have sent an email to DJ about this and if he wants to use it he can, it will all need a bit of editing I suspect.

    When I see my Aunt I may ask for more details.


  10. 12 Kay


    While I was at college I got spanked and caned by my landlady during the 1960s.

    This was in Manchester and was quite common I believe. I know for a fact that two of my girlfirends had similar experiences.

    Doubt if it happens now but it would be interesting to know how recently this happened.


  11. Kay

    Would love to hear the story. Please tell all on “Sometimes A Girl Needs A Spanking” at

  12. Interesting reading, and I don’t doubt spanking went on at the various sororities….and still do to this day. The shear volume of stories are overwhelming, not to believe it. What I have been hearing recently is the sororities are getting creative in hiding it. As we know, officially, there are no spankings or hazing of any sort taking place. The trick now is hide it is the various parties that take place on campus throughout the year. I personally witnessed one that was cleverly disguised as a challenge. Student was asked what her age was and if she could take as many hits from a paddle as her birthday. Half slushed, she said “easy”. The room cheered! She bent over a table. A girl came over undid her tight jeans and pulled them down. Her brief panties stayed in place. She was asked, “Ready?” And she replied “yes!”. Smack came the first hit and the girl screamed in delight. She squirmed, but stayed in place. The student was 21 and she got all 21 hits and the room went crazy. Cell phone cameras were flashing; so we know there are dozens of people who have pictures. I witnessed this in 2015 at a university in central Ontario. I figure if its going on in Canada, we know its going on in the US.

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