Male anti-masturbation device, United Kingdom, 1871-1930

Made:
1871-1930 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Male anti-masturbation apparatus, c.1871-1930. This metal device is one of a number of similar devices which were
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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.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Materials:
leather, metal
Identifier:
A641285
type:
anti-masturbation device
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Holloway, E. (Truro Road)
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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