Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt

An everlasting popular belief mystifies these devices by claiming that they were used only to ensure the fidelity of wives (especially crusaders’ wives) during long absences of their husbands. Its use was entirely different: it served as a barrier against rape in times of the quartering of soldiers in town, during a journey (especially by sea) or during overnight stays at inns. The belt can be described as a torture device because this humiliation was imposed by the fear of being abused by a man.

Chastity Belt
Heretic’s Fork
Guillotine
Hatchet for cutting of hands and feets
Hanging cages
Branks
Knee splitter
A chain scourges
Iron Maiden
Interrogation chair
Head crusher
Thumbscrews
Spiked punishment collar
Skull splitter
The oral, rectal and vaginal pear