Parents claim that once you turn a certain age they leave up your pants/underwear during a spanking for reasons of modesty. I don’t buy that excuse. My belief is that clothing is left up once the child turns a certain age because the parent fears that if the teen is bared for the spanking it has a higher chance of causing the teen to have sexual impulses during the spanking. I didn’t believe my mom for one second when she told me it was for reasons of modesty. The reasoning behind me not believing was because my modesty wasn’t an issue at any other time, so why would it be an issue during spanking.
One reason for this thought was the fact that my mother saw my bare bottom daily. Every night before my bath it was mandatory that I report for an underwear check. This was embarrassing, but because it was routine I really didn’t care about the humiliation after the first few times. An underwear check meant pulling down my pants and underwear to my knees where my mother could look in my underwear for stains from me being lazy and not wiping well. If I had a stain I would immediately get 8 licks on the bare bottom with a paddle. But when I was thirteen this changed. My mother had already told me that I would no longer be spanked bare bottom, but that my underwear would be left up because it was usually too embarrassing for a teenager to be bared in front of their mother. To make up for my bottom not being naked, I would be given four more licks than normal. What didn’t make sense was that right after having my underwear checked, where my butt was naked like it was daily at that time, she pulled up my underwear before paddling me for having a stain. This made absolutely no sense with the reasoning that it was because I’d be embarrassed to have my butt bared in front of her.
Another argument would be that sometimes in preparation for a spanking the child’s private parts were also seen. During the underwear check my back was turned to her the whole time, so it actually was true that she wouldn’t see my privates. So for a while I thought that her reasoning was still plausible. But when summer time came the statement was proven completely senseless. Twice a year my mother had me try on all my clothes in front of her to see what I had outgrown, what needed to be thrown out because it was too raggedy, and what needed to be kept. Right before the winter came I would try on all the stuff I had worn last winter and right before summer I would try on all the stuff I had worn the summer before. Trying on clothes included trying on my swim trunks. I had three pair of swim trunks and all were the kind with the underwear built in. To try them on properly, I would have to remove both my pants and underwear, which would leave me standing there naked in front of my mom until I pulled on the other pair. Due to the fact that my privates had now been seen by her in a routine setting and she didn’t say anything about it, I no longer believed that me leaving up my underwear during a spanking was for reasons of modesty.