Corporal punishment in school was finally outlawed by the British parliament in 1986, but private schools did not abolish it in England until 1998, 2000 in Scotland, and 2003 in Northern Ireland.
Time alone will tell if this has had any effect on the nation’s sexual predilections, but according to Pornhub’s 2018 data review, searches for ‘bondage’ are some of the fastest-growing search terms worldwide. It seems the English vice is as popular as ever.
Her instruments of torture were more numerous than those of any other governess. Her supply of birch was extensive, and kept in water, so that it was always green and pliant: she had shafts with a dozen whip thongs on each of them; a dozen different sizes of cat-o’-nine-tails, some with needle points worked into them; various kinds of thin bending canes; leather straps like coach traces; battledoors, made of thick sole-leather, with inch nails run through to docket, and currycomb tough hides rendered callous by many years flagellation. Holly brushes, furze brushes; a prickly evergreen, called butcher’s bush; and during the summer, a glass and China vases, filled with a constant supply of green nettles, with which she often restored the dead to life. Thus, at her shop, whoever went with plenty of money, could be birched, whipped, fustigated, scourged, needle-pricked, half-hung, holly-brushed, furze-brushed, butcher-brushed, stinging-nettled, curry-combed, phlebotomized, and tortured till he had a belly full.”
_Mistress K Walk this way I will make your day _