Robert E. Howard On Birthday Spankings

Here’s a fun literary spanking gem! It’s in a letter by the father of the sword-and-sorcery fantasy genre, the great Robert E. Howard, who created Conan the Barbarian. Writing to, apparently, a friend, in 1928, he says:

Today at town I saw the hang-over of some old and lascivious custom – a girl had a birthday and her girl and boy friends pounced upon her and indulged in a spanking debauch. I have never been able to find just how that custom originated, but have an idea its roots lie in the old superstition that spanking a woman or whipping her with a switch makes her bear children oftener and easier.

Three cheers for a good spanking debauch!

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