Are all 18 years old boys immune from any corporal punishment? True, they have the same rights as any adult today, do they not? However, the dynamics remain unchanged. At 18, a boy is still living off his father, and has spent his whole life answering to him. Turning the calendar doesn't change these facts. Therefore, if raised in a family which traditionally use corporal punishments or spanks, he then accepts it, regardless of his chagrin. amirite?