The comment left by one young woman said, "Dare we ask what 'petticoating' is?" Obviously she had looked closely at our Notice of Discipline form, specifically in the 'Discipline Recommendation' area of the form where one of the check box options is 'Petticoating'.
It appears that the term 'Petticoating' is just not used much any more. In the early days of Nu-West, I had seen it referred to often. In fact they offered a publication, "A Complete Guide To Petticoat Punishment" in their Catalog Number Four. This Catalog was the first one I received from Nu-West and is one of my prized possessions. It is interesting to note that this publication did not show in Nu-West Catalog Number Five or Six (that's as far as I looked).
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So I pulled my copy of the Complete Guide and read it once again. It is a fascinating document to read and describes in great detail both Petticoat Punishment and how a woman should (or at least could) establish her dominance over her man. The introduction indicated that Petticoat Punishment originated in the UK and Europe when many families employed 'Governesses' to look after the children. It was when a popular instrument of correction was the rattan cane. However as the book states, "A wise governess soon learned that using a can on some young boys only made them a hero in the eyes of the other children." It seems that some of the more knowledgeable governesses would make some of their naughty male charges wear girls clothing for a period of time. "The idea was that a young gentleman who had to attend tea dressed in satin slippers, white silk hose, petticoats, and a dress certainly would not feel like a hero." Thus the term 'Petticoat Punishment'. The Complete Guide further states, "Perhaps after tea the governess would continue his punishment by placing him over her lap, baring his bottom and administering a sound spanking with a hairbrush. The other children, hearing the cries and pleas of the victim and witnessing the colorful effect of the paddling certainly had no desire to experience the same treatment themselves."
So I hope that explains Petticoat Punishment and a bit of its origins. The book goes on to explain how a wife could 'Petticoat' her husband. The recommendations are for at least three 'uniforms': one for the 'Serving Maid', another for the 'Working Maid' and finally the 'Punishment Uniform'. There are also plenty of references on how to apply discipline, recommendations on spanking implements and even positions such as the classic Over-the-Knee and 'bend over and grab your ankles'. In addition there are precautions on the application of corporal punishment but also, "A dose of corporal punishment should have dual effect. It should be extremely painful while it is being applied and the area it was applied to should remain very tender for a period of time afterwards. This tenderness serves as a lasting reminder of both the offense and the corrective action".
On the last page some conclusions are made including: "Domestic discipline as I have described it here is probably practiced in many more homes than you and I would ever guess". "Always remember the key traits of a dominant woman. She is firm but fair, strict, demanding, aloof and unyielding". "And above all when that bare bottom is turned upside down across your knee waiting for the paddle or hairbrush don't disappoint him. When you let him up his eyes should be wet with tears, his knees should be quivering and his bottom should be blistered- and I do mean blistered!"
I don't think I could have said it better! Even though we have been promoting these ideas for several years now. Note especially the words, "don't disappoint him" above. When we boys are naughty we do want to be held accountable and suffer the consequences. Its how we submissive men know we are both forgiven and loved.
So, does Cora 'Petticoat' me? Well, we have experimented in it some but she has never checked the 'Petticoating' box on our form. A few Halloween seasons ago we did find a 'French Maid' costume that fit me (at least then). I have to admit that there is an erotic element when Cora makes me wear such things. She even found a pair of women's shoes that fit me with slightly high but reasonable heels. She even found a wig for me to wear (another Halloween find).
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