A short story about this: there was a girl who sat next to me in Intro to Psych in my freshman year. She joined a sorority. I wasn’t in a fraternity at the time, but it was common knowledge that the previous weekend had been “Initiation Weekend”.
Now they SAY those paddles are just for fun — hell, my li’l bro got me one and I’ve never used it on ANYONE — but I think the sorority that girl in Intro to Psych was in did some serious paddling. She looked quite uncomfortable, and was squirming around a lot. I asked if she was okay, and she blushed and shrugged.