Because of its simplicity, the spermatorrhea ring is generally considered the most popular and widespread of the anti-masturbation devices listed here.
The Spermatic Truss
The Spermatic Truss chastity cage
The Spermatic Truss was first patented in 1876 by Harvey Stephenson of Pennsylvania. His original design "simply" prevented erections by placing the flaccid penis inside a cloth or leather pouch and securing it against the leg.
The Truss is widely considered the precursor device to the modern chastity cage design, as it was the first to use a series of rings to block the erection. However, a few years later, Stephenson filed a new patent for an "improved" version, which enclosed the penis in a series of spiked rings, similar to the Jugnum penis above.
However, it is strongly recommended that modern slaves (or submissives) avoid any design with spikes such as those designed by Stephenson, as they can permanently damage the sensitive skin of the penis, and even eventually render the wearer permanently impotent.
The Penis Cooler
Have you ever stepped into an icy cold shower to get rid of an annoying erection? Well, in 1893, an American named Frank Orth patented an extremely complex device that used this tried and true method to prevent erections and masturbation.
Penis cooler Frank Orth chastity belt
The "penis cooler" required the victim to wear a waterproof rubber undergarment. Sensors inside the underwear temporarily activated a pump in case of an erection. Ice water then irrigated the victim's penis for several minutes.
Orth believed that over time, the victim's penis would become smaller and smaller, to a point where he could never have an erection again.
The diagrams attached to the patent stated that "the device would be available in several versions, some of which could be attached to a home's water system and others capable of carrying water independently.
The parental warning
The latter worked by placing the penis in a motion-sensitive case. As soon as the penis grew, a mechanism rang a bell, summoning parents to chastise their deviant son.
Bowen's hair puller
James H. Bowen anti-masturbation tools The "Bowen device" involved a series of narrow cables that were attached to individual pubic hairs. When the child's sex began to stiffen, the hairs were pulled tightly, causing extreme pain. A particular tool, patented by a "James H. Bowen" in 1889, has not retained its popularity, even among the most extreme modern masochists. Sometimes, the hair was even pulled completely from the body and did not grow back, leaving unsightly bald spots on the groin of the wearer.
Raphael Sohn's Mechanical Sheath
Mechanical Sheath chastity cage - bloody brilliant - Raphael SohnThe sheath looked like a modern penis cage, but much, much, much tighter. It was designed to clamp the penis as if in a vice, preventing even the slightest movementFinally, in 1906, Raphael Sohn patented the "mechanical sheath," a solid metal contraption locked with a fingernail-sized key.
Abominable period of the chastity cage
The above examples are just a few of the ways parents, doctors, and scientists have tried to end the "masturbation curse" once and for all. Boys were sent to bed in pajamas, aprons and even straitjackets to avoid friction and keep their hands away from their sex. Pamphlets were published insisting that masturbation caused blindness, impotence, insanity and even death.
Two fairly familiar names, John Harvey Kellogg and Sylvester Graham advocated bland diets to reduce sexual lust in young men and women. Their crusade led to the development of Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal and Graham crackers, both of which remain popular today (though hopefully no longer used to keep children from masturbating).
It wasn't until the 1930s that doctors and academics began to recognize that masturbation might not be as deadly as previously thought. Fortunately, most of the barbaric devices described in this article are no longer in production today and their patents have been abandoned.