Photographer's Note

Traditionally such appliances were used to ensure wife's faithfulness when they were left at home y crusaders fighting in Palestine,Actually it was possible only for short periods,not more than a couple of days.
The effects were,otherwise,infections caused by abrasions against the metal edges,worsened by the impossibillity of washing themselves.

It seems that the main use of this device was to form a barrier against rape,especially when troops were stationing near by or when travelling and spending the night in a inn.Therefore it seems certain that women themselves asked for the belt.
The chastity belt was, nevertheless,an instrument of torture to which women were subjected of their own will with the purpose of escaping the violence of overpowering males.
Also it has been used as an anti-masturbation device for children in modern times from the 1700s to the 1930s.During that time masturbation was widely regarded as harmful in Western medicine. Numerous mentions can be found in medical journals of the time of the use of chastity belt-like devices to prevent masturbation in children and adolescents.

I found this device in a museum of torture

Fact:In addition to longtime functions as seaport and capital city, Tallinn has seen development of an information technology sector in recent years; in its 13 December 2005, edition, The New York Times characterized Estonia as "a sort of Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea." One of Tallinn's sister cities is the Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, California. Skype is one of the best-known of several Tallinn IT start-ups, and a first venture capital firm was founded in 2005.[citation needed] Many are housed in the Soviet-era Institute of Cybernetics, which is said to been one of the seeds for Estonian adoption of computing technology. Despite this, the most important economic sectors of Tallinn are the light, textile, and food industry, as well as the service and government sector. There is a small fleet of ocean going-trawlers that operate out of Tallinn.

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  • Genre: Lugares
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  • Date Taken: 2008-09-30
  • Categories: Vida Diária
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