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I HAVE TEETH! OM NOM NOM! :-D
Country commoners were probably cleaner - they went swimming sometimes.
I recommend the "Crowner John" crime novels by Bernard Knight for a realistic depiction of life in feudal England. He doesn`t dwell on it, because the characters would be used to it, but he covers it accura
A family that was rich enough to own one of these devices would probably only take baths one or twice a week, if that.
thats a gross over estimation seeing as there a various acounts of European monarchs who took fewer baths in an entire lifetime than most people take in a couple of weeks. bearing in mind that toilet paper wasn`t invented until at least the 17/1800`s and sanitary towels didn`t become available until the 1950`s most people would have just used a rag or leaves. In shakspearean times it was common for people attending plays and other entertainment to relive themselves where they stood.
it wasn`t unil very recently in the grand scheme of things that it bacame a habit for people to bathe oftener than once a week/fortnight.
Perfume was invented for a really drating good reason... everybody stank like a dead skunk.
the more that you know
but seriously the two spiked holes go over the girls vagina and ass, so that no guy would be able to joyfully have sex with her.
itd be funny if it was used as a form of torture."kind sir you may f-uck my illegal daughter""ALRIGHT!""but she`ll be wearing this thong, since you agreed you have no choice now"
like that play-doh factory toy!
How do you know that, Avernvia? The earliest known chastity belt is Victorian, i.e. centuries after feudalism ended.
It`s not about not having sex. It`s about preventing unwanted sex. It seems like they couldn`t figure out that the crease behind the knee, is AWESOME for raping...
Back then they were not big on hygiene. A family that was rich enough to own one of these devices would probably only take baths one or twice a week, if that.
Literally. Can you imagine going through the backdoor at a time when hygiene wasn`t exactly that great?
This may have been a torture device - judging by the joint, it looks like the spikes are facing inwards. But even then it would probably have been a much later fake. There was money to be made in Victorian times with "proof" of how Victorian society was so much more civilised than the past.
though they`re a little too spaced apart
((The question has been answered, no reason for me to answer again.))
For the confused, these were not meant to be worn by men, nor were they intended to keep the women in your family from cheating. (Okay, maybe in some cases... sluts have always existed)
They were intended to PROTECT a woman`s "chastity". Rape was a very common occurrence, especially during times of war. If men left the women of their community behind while they went off to fight, it was obvious that any number of horrible things could take place in their absence, including raids on their community by opposing forces (read: rape and pillage).
Obviously men would want the virtue of their wives and daughters kept intact, and even more obviously the women wanted to avoid being forcibly "taken" in the event of an attack or raid, so yes, they were often worn quite willingly.
You should have put a comma after "tipsy". Is that really so hard?
It was in the medievil ages where they thought mastubartion was a sin! So you wore it during the night, too!!
Now picture the finger is your penis, the coke can is the spiky hole and the space your stuck in is the horrified lady...
i thought it wasnt a choice
that was funne
Not to mention how one would use the restroom and clean up afterwards. Ick.
"Is it worth it?"
I think all men here on iab knows that answer