What Is a Chastity Belt?

I've heard about chastity belts beings used by girls a long time ago. I don't know if they're real.
I believe they were used to prevent sexual intercourse between a girl and a man.
Were these chastity belt real or are they just a creation of literature?
Poor girls if they're in fact real.

asked by Jilian in Women's Health | 3382 views | 07-20-2009 at 01:43 AM

Yes they are real.
A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing designed to prevent sexual intercourse. They may be used to protect the wearer from rape or temptation.
And they weren't designed just for girls. Chastity belts have been created for males and females.
According to modern myth the chastity belt was used as an anti-temptation device during the Crusades. When the knight left for the Holy Lands on the Crusades, he would force his Lady to wear a chastity belt to preserve her faithfulness to him.

Most of the 'medieval' chastity belts on display in museums have been tested to confirm their actual age. The use of chastity belts was often in consensus between both parties. The use of the chastity belt in these poems is a metaphor for a pledge of fidelity.

answered by Goro | 07-20-2009 at 01:46 AM

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