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Original chastity belt from 16th/17th century in the Sex Museum, Amsterdam.

"A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing designed to prevent sexual intercourse and possibly masturbation. The purpose may also be to protect the wearer from rape or temptation. Devices have been created for males and females.

Chastity belts are surrounded by myths and folklore, the most common of which is that they were first used by crusading knights on their wives."

It is not hard to guess that locksmithery was of the most popular jobs in that era ;))

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  • Copyright: SS YY (yargamel) (54)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-16
  • Exposure: f/2.9, 1/8 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 0:10
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