My mother would lecture, then scold, then warn. If we still rebelled, she then whipped us, especially if we were repeatedly defiant and hard headed. But it was light weight for us with a thin leaf twig if it ever occurred. I can recall only getting spanked once or twice for working that last nerve. But by age 15 spanking for us was a thing of the past. It turned into punishments like no allowance or freedom deprived. No Nintendo. Etc
Beating a 15 year old with an electrical cord for having sex is insane. Sadly even if it is a homophobe/religious parent, they should be able to discipline their kids in the necessary way without abuse, whether it be verbal discipline, spanking or taking personal things away. Every child is different and healthy discipline is needed to guide a child through life. Children should have a natural fear of disobeying their parents. Light spanking without doing bodily harm is a healthy teaching method for stubborn little children if you don’t want them to grow up thinking they can get away with everything. However beating/whipping doing bodily harm with an electrical cord is an unhealthy abusive act upon a horny gay teenager. Poor guy, so embarrassing and it’s in the news too! Lock her up!