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spanking

Paediatrics 
Corporal punishment, see there.
 
Sexology
(1) Striking or paddling—usually on the buttocks, often with considerable force—a submissive partner in the context of BDSM role-play.
(2) Striking a partner’s buttocks with minimal force during normal—non-BDSM—sexual activity.

spanking

Pediatrics Corporal punishment, usually of children, in which the buttocks, are pummeled, swatted, or otherwise struck. See Corporal punishment Sexology Slapping, usually of the buttocks as a part of sexuoerotic activity. See Sadomasochism.
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Physical punishment, such as spanking, was not in her character.
The result of spanking is our children's fear and resentment of us," asserts Murray Straus, the most prominent "researcher" of the anti-spanking movement.
His studies, he says, demonstrate a strong correlation between spanking and psychological trauma-- specifically, depression and suicide.
More importantly, Straus' studies -- along with all similar studies on the subject -- are hopelessly flawed by making little or no distinction between simple spanking and severe physical abuse.
I believe the study is flawed and that it shows a lack of understanding about spanking.
Spanking was not a last resort; it was the form of discipline we used when a child talked back or refused to obey.
Spanking is merely a tool in the child-rearing process.