I’d be interested to know whether any other readers have received spanks or smacks, even token ones, as young adults. It’s happened to me several times. My first was June 1987. It was three months past my 18th birthday and I was swotting like crazy for my imminent A level exams. I came downstairs for a break from swotting and, this being the middle of the 1987 General Election campaign, was confronted with a politician greatly detested in our house on TV. I bent towards the TV and gave the politician in question a huge two-fingered salute. Instantly I felt Mum’s