Male anti-masturbation device, British, 1871-1930.
Image number: 10287396
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.
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- Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
- Date taken:
- 20 October 2003 12:39
- Image rights:
- Science Museum