Sunday, November 13, 2011
Man's ingenuity has devised a thousand tools to whip other men's behinds, but of all these, none is as decorative as the paddle. These incredibly painful implements used to be displayed proudly in homes, classrooms, fraternity houses, prisons, pretty much anywhere young men were to be found.
They were kept handy and on display because they were needed (or at least, were used) often, also to warn potential delinquents, and to entertain everyone else. One of the unique joys of the paddle is the large surface it provides for decoration, and they often bear images and slogans. These give the paddle's victims assurance that. although this experience may be quite easily the most painful, and almost certainly the most humbling, of their lives, they can be consoled in knowing that someone on the other end of the paddle, and any other observers, are having a great time.
Of course, most guys are too selfish to appreciate this fully.
Earlier, someone in a comment asked to see a larger version of the image on the paddle in the header, so since I was too busy to complete an installment of Jason's story, this similar image will hopefully provide some enjoyment in the interim. Look for Jason's erotic misadventures to wrap up in a few days...
BTW, if anyone remembers any interesting things they've seen written on paddles, I'd love to hear them, please comment and let me know.