Stop! Hammertime. You can’t touch this!

You know, there are some things in life you just don’t want to get stuck with – Paris Hilton, any of the competitors from any reality TV show, and this:


That, dear folks, is a male anti-masturbatory device from around the start of the 20th century in Great Britain.

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.

Personally, I’m nearly blind from over 25 years of masturbation, so I could barely see the device at all, but the name sounded like something I needed to share. Hell, it’s amazing I can even type with all the hair growing on my palms. (via boingboing gadgets)

[tags]Masturbation, Gadgets, Can’t touch this, You’ll go blind[/tags]