While I don’t have any way to disprove or authenticate the statistic in the header image for this blog which states “An estimated one in every 6 straight men have tried a male chastity device”, I will say that the trend is growing. One in six straight men sounds high to me but I don’t know. In the absence of clear data, all I can draw from is personal experience. While it does seem like most have heard of chastity, few have tried it until talking to me. Hah!
Sexual tease and denial has been part of relationships and our human sexual behavior forever. Since the middle ages, chastity belts have been used to manage the sexuality of others. Some reports say that these devices were fake and others say that they were commonplace especially among royalty.
Regardless of whether medieval chastity was real or fake, male chastity has been making a resurgence due to new devices that allow effective management. The ever-growing popularity due to mainstream appearances, the ability to purchase devices anonymously and inexpensively online has made male chastity devices much more accessible.
While we don’t have any way to know actual sales numbers, we can see that these devices rank above more mainstream sex toys in popularity rankings on major sites such as Amazon. How are chastity devices outselling many traditional dildos and vibrators you ask? The appeal of chastity is strong of both men and women. Many women want to lock their man because of the many psychological benefits. Within a matter of weeks, her man will become more devoted and focused than years of counseling an therapy.
Why would a man want this? Many men feel enslaved to their penis and their sex drive. Some men are frustrated that at the level of focus and energy that goes into thinking about the opposite sex. Many men, especially men who with important and demanding jobs like to hand over control at the end of their day.
Google trends shows that searches for male chastity devices and information have consistently grown year over year. As the mainstream appeal increases, these devices will shed their taboo and hopefully begin to mold more and more relationships.
Do you have any metrics that might put some real numbers behind the popularity of these devices? Leave a comment below.