A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing for the partial withdrawal of self-control, which is now used mainly in BDSM practices. It is intended to prevent the sexual intercourse[wp] or the masturbation[wp] of the wearer. The typical construction consists of a steel belt around the waist in conjunction with a steel strap through the crotch and a lock. Also deviating constructions for the application in the man (see penis cage) are common.
Chastity belts for male
[See an example on the left.]
Chastity belts for female
Chastity belts are used for four different main purposes:
- to keep the wearer really chaste for some period.
- to prevent the wearer from having sex with anybody else.
- to mark the genital zone of the wearer as his sexual property.
- to make the wearer, through enforced sexual denial, more obedient.
Chastity belts thus are often not only applied to control the wearer for the time being, but also to manage her behaviour for the future, i.e. to make her more manageable for the key holder, with the intention that the wearer will fulfill his sexual desires better. For that reason, in contrast to most other BDSM toys they can also play an important, or even crucial role in a BDSM relationship outside the bedroom. Because enforced chastity will have its greatest effects on the mind only in the long-term, the psychological aspect of being belted is as important as the physical aspect of it.
With time passing, she may get more and more used to the unusual feeling of the (sometimes rather heavy) chastity device, but on the other hand may get irritated more and more by the fact of being locked up in it, as the desire for sexual release will grow. Women kept in chastity belts for a long period sometimes report losing interest in sex.
In practice, chastity devices are usually only worn for limited periods of time, although modern chastity belts are so good from a medical-hygienic point of view that they can be worn for relatively long periods of time. The investigation of chastity.uk revealed that most wearers were usually locked up for just a week, which will mean that the belt is only used for temporary orgasm denial to have better sex afterwards. More than 50% never wore the belt for more than a month; regular cleaning apart, a third of the respondents were secured for more than two months without having any sexual release, which means that they are not locked up to enhance the pleasure of sexual play in the immediate future for the wearer too, but were kept in real chastity for a substantial period, which for a small minority ranged up to over a year.
Although no reliable statistics are available on the use of chastity belts, reports from manufacturers suggest that three quarter of the belts sold in Europe and the US are worn by men - half of them in a heterosexual, half of them in a homosexual relationship - and only a quarter by women.
Even if modern chastity belts are made of easy-care materials, keeping them clean must not be neglected. When cleaning the chastity belts, it is essential to observe the manufacturer's instructions. If the chastity belt is in contact with the sensitive vaginal flora over a longer period of time, this can lead to painful inflammations if hygiene is poor.
Quote: «Chastity belts may be used in BDSM as part of a practice of orgasm control[wp], to prevent the wearer from engaging principally in sexual intercourse[wp] without the permission of the dominant, who acts as "key holder". A chastity belt will also prevent other sexual activity such as masturbation[wp] and oral sex involving the wearer's genitals. Chastity belts may be worn by both men and women as part of BDSM play. A chastity belt may be worn for the duration of a sex play, for a limited period or as a long-term arrangement.» - Wikipedia Quote: «A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing that prevents the wearer from engaging in sexual intercourse[wp] and (sometimes) masturbation[wp] as well. Versions exist for both male and female.» - Wipipedia