Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cinturón de castidad - Chastity belt




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. Some devices have been designed with additional features to prevent masturbation. Chastity belts have been created for males and females, ostensibly for the purpose of chastity.

The term "chastity belt" is also used as a metaphor in modern English to imply overprotectiveness. The term carries a derisive connotation and may also imply that the subject is antiquated, or is cumbersome, or provides unnecessary or unwanted protection.

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, his Lady would wear a chastity belt to preserve her faithfulness to him. There is no credible evidence that chastity belts existed before the 15th century, more than one hundred years after the last Crusade.

However, the actual use, if any, of medieval chastity belts would have been very limited, as the metalworking of the times would have made it difficult to fashion a belt safe for long-term wear.


Chastity belt (BDSM)

Today, chastity belts are sometimes used in BDSM play and in consensual relationships. They are a means for the wearer to surrender control over their sexual behavior either for sexual play, or as a long-term method of preventing infidelity or masturbation. They range from simple leather or plastic toys commonly sold by adult stores to expensive high-security stainless steel devices made by a handful of specialist firms.

Chastity belts in modern times are often used for BDSM, and are available for men and women. They are intended to prevent masturbation or sexual release in the wearer.

Purpose

Chastity belts, in a BDSM context, are a means for the wearer to surrender control over their sexual behavior as a short or long-term method of preventing masturbation and sexual intercourse. The wearer would normally be assumed by the submissive in the relationship, as a way of providing control to the dominant (often referred to as the "keyholder" in this context). This is a part of the wider practice of orgasm denial.

The intention is often to give full control of the submissive's sex life to the dominant, so that they may decide when, how, and how often the submissive is allowed sexual release. Psychologically, some claim it increases submissiveness in men.It can also be used to evoke sexual frustration in the wearer.

Belt Designs

Modern chastity belt designs generally follow the basic "Florentine" pattern (named after the Bellifortis reference), with a band around the waist or hips and a "shield" running between the legs to cover the genitals.
A chastity belt design for men, showing the tube in which the penis is held.

On belts intended for long-term wear, this shield must accommodate the wearer's hygienic needs:


* For females, the shield is commonly a flat band with a slot through which the labia can protrude and through which urine can pass. Some manufacturers fit a perforated cover (sometimes called the "secondary shield") over this slot to prevent the wearer from being pinched when sitting. The cover may also prevent direct masturbation by blocking the labia from touch.

* For males, the shield usually covers a tube in which the penis is held facing downward, with perforations at the bottom of the shield to allow urine to escape. Sometimes there are mechanisms that hold the head of the penis inside the tube. The testicles are usually left exposed on both sides of the tube, although some designs have an additional cup that prevents easy access to the entire genital area.

* Belts with a "thong" arrangement have a single strap running up between the buttocks to the waistband. On some, this is a plastic-coated cable or a thin, curved metal rod. This strap may or may not be loose enough to pull aside, depending on whether the fit of the belt is to protect against anal penetration. On other designs, the rear strap is solid with an aperture over the anus to allow passage of feces. Some designs allow for insertion of anal toys such as butt plugs.

* Belts with a "V"-arrangement have a pair of chains attached together at the bottom of the shield and apart towards the back of waistband in a "V" to leave the rear open.

* On both male and female belts, the shield can be designed to work with genital piercings for greater security.

Most modern belts fasten with padlocks. Some high-security designs nest the lock within a shroud to make it more difficult to attack with bolt cutters. A handful of manufacturers, however, do offer higher-priced models with integral locks for a sleeker profile.

Cage Designs

A CB-6000 chastity cage.

A chastity cage, also referred to as a chastity belt, is a device which encloses the male genitals to prevent stimulation and erection. Modern plastic chastity cages are almost exclusively used as a sex aid and in BDSM play.

Most chastity cages have two parts: a ring seated around the base of the penis behind the scrotum and a capped tube, into which the flaccid penis is inserted. The tube is perforated to allow fluids to drain easily. Some designs have a curved or angled tube to make erections uncomfortable. The two parts mate together on hinges or pins and are held fast with a padlock, holding the testicles in a gap close enough to prevent the penis from being pulled out.

Many manufacturers offer tamper-evident plastic seals. These seals have unique serial numbers and are metal detector-safe, making them suitable for wearers who travel frequently.

Safety

The male genitalia is a delicate structure. A chastity cage must be properly sized, fitted and adjusted in order to be secure and not damage the genitals. Ring size and spacing are the two most important adjustments that can be made. A ring that is too tight will cut off blood flow while one that is too loose will not be secure.

Penile strangulation as a result of not being able to remove a device placed around the penis (not necessarily a chastity belt) has occurred in a wide spectrum of age groups, so care must be taken to avoid constriction with a chastity belt.

In 2008, an incident was reported of a man having to be cut free from a titanium chastity device, after losing the keys, due to pressure on the genitals.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chastity_belt & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chastity_belt_%28BDSM%29




Female chastity belt

An educational video about female chastity belt devices, how to wear them and general thoughts about them.





Un cinturón de castidad es un cinturón o braga de hierro, cerrable con llave, que supuestamente se obligaría a usar a algunas mujeres en la Edad Media para evitar las infidelidades o deslices sexuales.

El objeto ganó popularidad en Inglaterra en el siglo XIX gracias a un libro cuyo contenido lo describía como "una de las cosas más extraordinarias que los celos masculinos hayan realizado". El libro describe cómo era usado el objeto para asegurar la fidelidad de las damas que se quedaban solas en casa mientras los aguerridos maridos iban a luchar a las Cruzadas.

Esta es la opinión más habitual, aunque equivocada. El cinturón de castidad no puede usarse más que durante unas horas, a lo más un par de días. De otra forma, la mujer que lo llevase moriría víctima de infecciones, abrasiones y laceraciones provocadas por el contacto con el metal. En realidad, el cinturón de castidad era utilizado por las mujeres como defensa contra la violación, en época de acuartelamiento de soldados, durante viajes y en estancias nocturnas en posadas. Su uso era mas frecuente en enfermeras y religiosas que atendían heridos en los frentes de batalla para evitar las violaciones.

De cualquier modo, el cinturón de castidad es en realidad una invención muy posterior a la Edad Media, como mínimo del Renacimiento, aunque lo cierto es que no existen referencias históricamente probadas anteriores al siglo XIX. Ninguno de los cinturones de castidad que existen fueron hechos en el medievo, todos los expuestos en museos fueron retirados tras comprobar que eran falsificaciones del siglo XIX.

En la actualidad siguen existiendo en forma de juguetes eróticos y, en algunos casos, son hombres quienes se los ponen a sí mismos para luego ceder las llaves a su pareja.




Cinturones de castidad masculinos


Un cinturón de castidad es un accesorio diseñado para evitar el coito o la posibilidad de masturbación, que incluye un cerrojo o un candado. Se dice que, en algunos contextos, hay mujeres que supuestamente lo utilizan para evitar posibles violaciones.

Tradicionalmente, ha existido una excesiva preocupación por la castidad. En especial la castidad de las mujeres. Sin embargo, hoy día, existen cinturones de castidad también para varones. Según algunos mitos modernos, el cinturón de castidad fue usado como un artefacto contra la tentación durante las Cruzadas. Cuando un caballero se encontraba lejos de su amada y joven mujer, él la obligaba a usar el cinturón día y noche hasta que volvía.

En los siglos XVIII, XIX y principios del XX, la masturbación era considerada dañina por un buen número de médicos occidentales. Es posible encontrar menciones en distintas revistas médicas especializadas de la época acerca del uso de los cinturones de castidad para evitar la masturbación en adolescentes, principalmente. Muchos de los accesorios diseñados para evitar la masturbación empezaron a desaparecer una vez que se desechó oficialmente la idea de que la masturbación obedecía a un problema mental.

Hoy en día es posible encontrar dos cinturones de castidad antiguos expuestos en el Museo de Cluny en París. Supuestamente, uno de ellos fue usado por Catherine de Medici y el otro por Ana de Austria. También se pueden encontrar otros cinturones de castidad expuestos en el Museo Nacional de Nuremberg y en el Museo Británico.

En la actualidad, según información proporcionada por algunos fabricantes, la mayoría de los cinturones de castidad vendidos en Europa y EEUU son para varones. Sin embargo, el diseño de este accesorio ha evolucionado y ha dejado de ser un cinturón. Se trata de una especie de jaula o concha que alberga el pene, y en algunos casos también los testículos. Es un artilugio empleado principalmente por practicantes del sadomasoquismo, tanto heterosexuales como homosexuales.

Se trata de un caparazón con un tubo en el que el pene flácido es introducido hacia abajo, con perforaciones en la parte inferior para permitir que se pueda orinar. Generalmente los testículos quedan expuestos por ambos lados del caparazón, aunque hay otros accesorios que dificultan el acceso a cualquier área de los genitales.

Con este artilugio, el pene no sólo queda protegido, sino que además se le imposibilita tener erecciones. Sobra decir que puede resultar sumamente incómodo y que puede ser dañino para quien lo lleva puesto por períodos prolongados.

¿Cuál es tu opinión sobre este tipo de artilugios? ¿Los conoces? ¿Los has empleado alguna vez? ¿Qué piensas de la castidad?


http://www.soitu.es/soitu/2008/10/22/sexo/1224667778_599100.html



The Curve Male Chastity Belt

Overview
The natural flow of lines in this model naturally conforms with the penis and body. The slim lines make it easily worn under clothing. It is vented with curving lines and custom openings making it 100 percent hygienic. The material, a highly durable transparent polycarbonate, is not only functional but extremely appealing as well.The strength of this material exceeds that of acrylic and many other plastic blends. Some men find it possible to use the urinals while wearing The Curve male chastity belt while others find it more practical to sit. Men whose job requires them to pass thru metal detectors will find this male chastity product a plus. This male device can still be worn 24 7 and not interfere with their business routine. Just make sure to wear the plastic lock and not the brass lock under these circumstances. Because of the design, there are no uncomfortable belts, straps or chains needed with The Curve.









INFO

- http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cintur%C3%B3n_de_castidad

- http://www.soitu.es/soitu/2008/10/22/sexo/1224667778_599100.html

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chastity_belt

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chastity_belt_%28BDSM%29