A small historic note


caning in actionWildman caningWildman from TipTopperThe last graphic was submitted by TipTopper and is a real cutting of sales good offered by Eric Wildman.

As previously reported here on A Voice in the Corner:

Eric was an Englishman who advocated corporal punishment of girls in the UK and the US. He made and sold implements during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. He was also responsible for publishing a magazine called The Retentionist, which gave spanking tips.

By all accounts, he was a ‘bit of a nutter.’ For devotees of real life spanking, the second picture above is probably an actual chastisement in progress. It was apparently his practice to spank, cane and strap willing, and sometimes unwilling, ladies when demonstrating his wares. It is said he often gave a light caning to school secretaries by means of a demonstration and once he caned a potential customer’s reluctant secretary with her boss’s permission. Not hers you will note.

After a prison term in the UK during the 1970s, he was last heard of in Australia.

6 Responses to “A small historic note”

  1. The second picture was not an actual chastisement in progress but a pretend spanking that was shown in the American Magazine, Pic. For further info see:


  2. There is a huge article on Eric Wildman on corpun.com, including a bigger version of the pic that you have here where he is demonstrating his caning technique to a New York stenographer. It is a very interesting read with lots of links. http://www.corpun.com/wildmantl.htm

  3. For your earlier story on Wildman and the letters (https://voiceinthecorner.com/2010/09/27/more-1950s-spanking/) I have a clear copy of the letters that were submitted for the latter follow up story that you can add if you wish. http://richardwindsor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/speak.jpg

  4. 4 DJ

    Hi Februs and Richard,

    thanks for this additional information.

    Richard is obviously paying attention in remembering my previous post 😉

    happy New Year

  5. Actually I just searched your blog for it as you mentioned posting about it previously. There was also a website that had posted a link to the pic that I had posted which to be honest with you, I had forgotten about 🙂

    Happy new year to you.

  6. Oh, my.

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