Nude punishment of boys in India
« on: Today at 8:03pm » Quote Modify I came across this on another board. No idea if it is true, but it sounds like it could be, though I have been to India many times and have never heard of it. Does anyone know?
by a poster named Sajita:
"David, you are so right. I’m a 16 year old Indian girl (not the native American kind). The adults in my family are immigrants to the U.S. from India. It is very common for Indian parents to punish their boys by making them stand in a state of total nudity holding their ears with their hands or holding their hands clasped behind their heads. My family still continue that tradition in this country. I’ve never been punished in that way, because it’s not considered appropriate in most parts of India to subject girls to nudity as punishment (or for any other reason, for that matter), but I’ve often witnessed my brothers and male cousins being made to stand in a state of total nudity holding their ears with their hands for a half-hour to an hour, depending on the gravity of the boys’ offense. However, whenever my female cousins and I approach the boys while they’re being punished, they swiftly shift their hands from ears to genitals! But the parents usually quickly make the boys place their hands back on their ears, even as we girls gawk at them. Female humiliation during the boys’ punishments is definitely very intentional in Indian culture, and it’s sure not easy for the boys, but nonetheless, it is widely considered to be very effective in improving boys’ behaviour in our culture. After a few moments, the parents will make us girls leave the boys alone, but we girls usually bug the boys 3 or 4 times like that during a typical punishment period. It may sound like we girls are little teasing brats, but in our culture, it’s actually considered to be our family duty to do this, regardless of how much we enjoy seeing the boy nudity, which we certainly do! Meanwhile, the adults in our culture continually drill modesty into the girls’ heads."
then later she posts again:
"In response to David T and Woody:
I am surprised to learn that some parents in America used to spank boys until they reached age 12. I too would have guessed they would have stopped those “bare butt” spankings at about age 8. I’m sure many of those older boys were terribly embarrassed and I feel very badly for them. In Indian culture, even though the boys are usually very humiliated by the nude punishments, at least they get over it quickly because it’s so widely accepted as a form of boy punishment (and girl duty), and the boys know that they are not alone by any means, because ALL the boys around them must face the same nudity on a regular basis.
Female modesty is so sacred in our culture that even when a mother or guardian is changing the diaper of even the youngest of baby girls, he/she keeps a small sheet over the baby girl to shield her genital region from male eyes. On the other hand, most of the time baby boys get their diapers changed right out in the open, almost as if they were the subject of a public exhibition. The sacredness of the female genitals in Indian culture is derived from the simple fact that females give birth, and so the female genital region is highly revered, and so is never to be casually displayed in front of males. Female genitals have almost God-like qualities in India. And conversely, males, according to Indian culture, simply have no reason to have that degree of modesty.
Boys in India are generally subjected to this nude punishment up through age 12 or 13. I’m sure this is very surprising to most Americans, but this is based on the general consensus that boys have very “boyish” anatomies up through age 12 or 13, despite the fact that a small minority of boys’ genitals are already quite well-developed by that age. Parents simply don’t make exceptions for these well-developed boys – they just go ahead and punish them nude too. As you can easily imagine, these “minority” cases are especially interesting and pleasurable to us girls! And it’s often especially humiliating for those boys too.
The girls’ participation duty in the boys’ humiliating punishments in Indian culture is tied to the fact that the Indian girls are naturally raised with many more domestic attitudes and skills than boys, and so the girls’ nurturing abilities/duties fit right into the raising of boys (and younger sisters too). In Indian culture, it is the girls’ duty to assist the parents in the rearing of brothers and sisters and often of cousins too, and as with many things in life, with duties often come certain privileges too. The girls’ privilege to view the boys nude is a very nice benefit of bearing more responsibility for helping to rear siblings than boys have. And so the boys can only WISH they could view the girls’ nude bodies the same way. I guess that’s life, in India in particular. But now I know that at times, some situations are similar in America, as so many have reported here on this forum.
Also, the reason why Indian boys receive more frequent punishments and harsher punishments than Indian girls is similar to the above logic. Indian girls are naturally more disciplined and compliant than boys and usually have a lot less “natural unharnessed energy” than boys too. Boys need the tough punishments to mold them into conforming men who will support their families, treat females with respect only, and generally be a contributing asset to Indian society, not a public menace.
Occasionally, even an Indian boy in the age range of 14 through 17 will be given this nude punishment – with pubic hair on display and everything! This doesn’t occur very often, but I have seen it once and heard of it a few more times. It is extraordinarily embarrassing and humiliating to the poor boys who undergo it, because teen boys want very much to be respected and treated as adults, but occasionally when a teen boy displays very “boyish” behavior, a parent will punish him AS A BOY, which of course means nude punishment, just like for a younger boy. It sends the boy the painfully clear message that “If you insist on acting like a little boy, you will be TREATED like one!”
The one time I saw a 16 year old boy undergo a nude punishment, I was at my girlfriend’s house, and her brother had pushed and pushed her mom until her mom finally forced the nude punishment on him. Usually when an older boy is being punished nude like this, anyone outside the family is sent out of the house. But once in a while, as was the case when I witnessed it, the mom will get so aggravated with the teen boy that she won’t even bother to consider if any outsiders are in the house, she’ll strip her son right then and there, and make him stand with hands on ears or behind his head. I could have taken advantage of that situation much more than I did, because his mom didn’t care at all if I saw him nude. But because I liked the boy and didn’t want to face the embarrassment and awkwardness of seeing him later on, I didn’t gawk at him, but instead I went outside the house on my own. However, I got to confess I did sneak a pretty good peak at his genitals right before I slipped outside, because my natural curiosity got the best of me and I guess I just couldn’t let that very rare opportunity slip by without seeing something! He had quite a mature genital package with a good set of pubic hair. That was definitely a thrilling moment for me!"
This was from this website: