Now 74 years old, I grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Brisbane is in the sub-tropics with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Accordingly, I usually wore shorts and a shirt when I was a boy. The shorts were generally made of cotton with a section of elastic in the waistband at the back and drawstring ties at the front. I did not wear long pants until beginning high school at age 13. I also did not wear underpants until I was 12. Thus, if mum wanted to spank my bare bottom all she had to do was put me