Paddling was legal where I lived in Florida in public schools. There was an administrator at the junior/middle school went to who took pleasure in paddling children. The limit was 10 with a witness, she did it more than 10 times when a witness wasn't present. I was in her office a lot for innocuous things and all punishments by her were paddling. She got pleasure from it, you could see it in her eyes. It made her happy to inflict pain on children, and when they made it illegal to paddle kids in public schools she moved to the private school system because it was still allowed there. We called her "devil lady" because she always wore red, and her car was red (which was vandalised often).
I don't know if she's still alive today but if she is it would make me happy if she dies horribly.
I had a principal in elementary school who took pleasure in paddling children; it wasn't his statement of, "This is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you." which he said right before paddling, no, one knew he took pleasure in paddling based on his paddle, which he had specially made, it had holes in it, and was quite thick so when he swung down it would have ultimate impact to be extremely painful for the one being paddled. He kept it in a wooden dartboardesque case on his wall next to his award of "Principal of the Year".
I found out with him that anyone who says what he said before a paddling is actually quite happy and content in giving others pain. They live for it.
When I found out he died, I replied, "Good." which made me come off uncaring and cruel. They didn't know the man like some of us did.
Whether it made them "happy", or it just gave them some satisfaction for a bit of time, I don't know nor care but what I do know: they got pleasure from it.