Inspired by fears of physical debilitation and even of insanity, some surgeons in the third quarter of the nineteenth century were performing clitoridectomy on masturbating girls and deliberately painful circumcision on boys, while agitated parents were attaching toothed rings to the penis and locking adolescents into chastity belts
and even strait-jackets for the night.
Dr Meredith Belbin discusses chastity belts
, flirting, cannibalism, circumcision and genitalia in his new book Picture by SAM BAGNALL
This is a little like marketing chastity belts
; you create an incentive where there may not have been one.
Shorn of detail, they were barely recognizable as women, except for cliched secondary traits such as high heels and chastity belts
. The often grotesque details of their bodies also seemed more like culturally assigned attributes of womanhood than signs of innate femaleness: a hirsute, naked woman from a medieval woodcut; a medical illustration, which dates from around the 14th century, in which a woman conveniently lifts up her own abdominal skin so that we can see her insides; a steatopygic nude whose enlarge buttocks are echoed in the bustled form of the Victorian murderess opposite her These flattened forms were, in short, about as inviting to female identificatio as cartoon fringed holes.
Surely they'd be better off with chastity belts
? Incidentally, after 10 years as a restaurant reviewer, I'd like to point out I practice safe-eating.
The gut reaction is to lock up your sons and daughters in medieval-style chastity belts
Anyone in the bottom half is to have chastity belts
Any doubts about the efficacy of chastity belts
made fast with OR's brand of high quality barrel locks were dispelled by the company.
Mr Macallen, 42, of Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, said: "Customers have asked for everything from a full suit of armour to tailor-made chastity belts
They should be clamping them with chastity belts
I anticipate all manner of creative antisex ideas: Chastity belts
CORPUS complained that nothing had been proven by this study, pointing out that previous studies have erroneously linked celibacy to cold showers, eating garlic, wearing chastity belts
and living in a hermitage on the Arctic tundra.