Part of male anti-masturbation apparatus, probably late 19th or early 20th century
Male anti-masturbation apparatus, c.1871-1930. This metal device is one of a number of similar devices which were invented in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries to prevent masturbation. A leather strap which would have kept it in place is now missing. Until the early 1900s, many people regarded masturbation as harmful to a person's health, and it was blamed for a variety of ailments, including insanity.
- Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
- anti-masturbation device
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Holloway, E. (Truro Road)
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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