A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing designed to prevent sexual intercourse or masturbation. Such belts were historically designed for woman, ostensibly for the purpose of chastity, to protect woman from rape or to dissuade woman and their potentail sexual partners from sexual temptation. Modern versions of the chastity belt are predomiantly, but not exclusively, used in the bdsm community,and chastity belts are now designed for male wearers in addition to female wearers.
According to modern myths, the chastity belt was used as an anti-temptation device during the Crusades. When the knight left for the Holy Lands on the Crusades, his Lady would wear a chastity belt tp preserve her faithfulness to him. However,there is no credible evidence that chastity belts existed before the 15th century, and their main period of apparent use falls within the Renaissance rather than the Middle Ages. Research inti the history of the chastity belt suggests that they were not used until the 16 th century, and then only rather they first became widely available in the form of 19th century anti-masturbation medical devices.
Renaissance chastity belts were said to have had padded linings ( to prevent large areas of metal from coming into direct prolonged contact with the skin). And these had to be changed fairly frequently, so that such belts were not practical for uninterrupted long-term wear. Uninterrupted long term wear could have caused genitourinary infection, abrasive wounds, sepsis and eventual death.
Furthermore, some 19th century working woman may have used chastity belts for protective reasons, as a rape shield, to abstruct sexual assault from predatory bosses or male colleagues, the belts were not worn for a long time uninterruptedly, however since sanitary and hygiëne reasons prevented this before the modern invention of stainless steel belts.
Modern usage: BDSM.
Today, chastity belts are sometimes used in bdsm play in consensual relationships. They are a means for the wearer to surrender control over their sexual behavior either for sexual play, or as a long-term method of preventing infidelity or masturbation. They range from simple leather or plastic toys commonly sold by adult stores to expensive high security steel devices made by a handful of specialist firms, including My-Steel, Neosteel, and Latowski in Duitsland, and Carrara Designs in Belgie. The internet has signifiantly increased the number of people using chastity devices, by making the purchase of a chastity device much easier while providing a private avenue for subcultures dedicated to their usage to thrive and connect with one another.
Despite a historical association of chastity belts with woman, worldwide purchasing demand for male chastity belts is reportedly far higher than purchasing demand for female chastity devices. As a consequence, the male chastity devices market offers more options and diversity compared to what is available for female chastity devices. Among male chastity devices, cock and ball trap devices are the most popular, followed by typically more secure full belt ( around the wrist) style devices.
Kuisheidgordels heb je in allerlei uitvoeringen zowel in leer of metaal en voor de man en de vrouw. Zie hiervoor de bijgevoegde foto,s.