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 I discovered 'Janus' UK magazine which was a revelation. A magazine published in the UK which indicated that there were many others interested in Corporal Punishment, and  often  had a school theme. There were pictures and stories of schoolgirls being punished, as well as a letters section with some true life accounts. A new level of interest arose, and how I used to wait in those  pre-internet days for a month between issues.

Janus was first published in 1971 under the title of 'Mentor'. It became 'Janus Mentor' in issue 5, then Janus. It must have been 1976 I first came across 'Janus' in a local newsagent.


A visit to London gave the opportunity to visit the Janus shop, then located in Green Court, Soho.


Janus Green Court

The shop moved to 40 Old Compton Street, and whenever I was in London I would visit the shop. The magazines were available locally, however it was then the only place to purchase videos for the newest gadget, the video player. There were booths where you could view the videos, 


At the end of 1980 the format changed and the previous Volume and Issue Number was replaced by continuous numbering


The advent of the internet meant one did not need to wait a month to read about Corporal Punishment and see thousands of pictures could now be viewed. Similarly thousands of videos could be viewed on online. The final edition of Janus was published in 2007.

Old Compton Street once the centre of the CP world was replaced by computers that could be accessed anywhere. The Janus Shop closed April 2011.

Janus had made an essential contribution to those with an interest in Corporal Punishment for 40 years. The internet now provides so much. Though it is always good to see some of the old classic Janus pictures, the availability of thousands of images is so welcome. The internet also brought about  communities such as this one where like minded people can discuss the fascination of Corporal Punishment. 


Edited by jstorey36

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