I’ve always said that some folks just can’t take a joke and nothing proves it more than the true story behind the legendary chastity belts. The story goes that back in olden days, concerned parents or jealous husbands used to fasten metal chastity belts on women to keep them from having amorous adventures.
The story has been so often repeated that many folks have come to accept it as part of history. Guess what? Most experts on the subject say that chastity belts never existed at all and that early mentions of them were intended as jokes. This fascinating site explores the origin of the chastity belt myth, looks at where purported genuine chastity belts actually came from. (Blame the Victorians and their dirty minds.)