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Rape Prevention Devices

Published by Schaller in Men
October 27th, 2008

More and more I am starting to think that men try to tell women how to do things. Its obvious that all these were made by men for use by women. Worth a laugh really, although rape isn’t.

Many devices throughout the ages have been patented.  Whether they are useful or not is yet to be determined in many cases. 

Case in point are the many patents on file for rape prevention devices.

Image Credit: Google Patent

This device consists of a belt connected to metal plates to be worn underneath the underwear of a user.  An attacker is supposed to be foiled in their attempt at penetration.  However no mention of the comfort this device provided was made.  Can you imagine slipping one of these on during a cold morning?

Other devices along these lines are also in existence but offer cables in a weave over the genitals in place of metal plates. 

Another category of rape prevention devices are vaginal inserts.

Image Credit: Google Patent

This device consists of a hollow tube with a (for lack of a better term) “plug” on the end of it.  Thinking being that if one is unable to get their penis inside the vaginal cavity no rape will occur. 

A female condom has also been developed that has twenty or so small teeth in it that cause the attacker momentary pain and allows the victim to get away. 

The next device takes this concept one step further.

Image Credit: Google Patent

Looking at this cross-section figure one can see that the device is equipped with a hypodermic needle shrouded in a plastic sleeve.  Once penetration occurs the spring loaded sleeve opens up and the attacker’s penis is injected with a “rape-deterring fluid”  The patent doesn’t mention whether it is a special “rape-deterring needle” that will be doing the injection however.  Looking at the illustration I cannot help but wonder how a lady might avoid jabbing themselves during insertion either.

Lastly, a patent found under the anti-rape category that has nothing to do at all with undergarments or vaginal inserts.

Image Credit: Google Patent

This device was meant to be kept in a potential victim’s puse and is basically a stick with a barb on the end of it.  When not being used to stick rapists and muggers a protective shroud kept the barb from doing any damage.  Why this device wasn’t called “pointy barbed stick” instead of “anti-rape device” is entirely baffling.  I think the inventor short-changed themselves.  So many uses could have been found for it under a different name, for instance, picking up trash off the side of the road, scratching ones back, or a hotdog roaster when one is out camping.   

However, call me old fashioned, but I think the most effective deterant against rape might be a woman wearing a pistol on her hip.  If one of the aforementioned devices were being used she would probably have to wear a sign on her back saying, “I’m wearing an anti-rape device” for them to be at all effective in preventing an attack.

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  1. Posted November 23, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Excellent article! I loved the research material that you found.
    Who’d have thought…!
    I agree with the pistol!

  2. vh82
    Posted January 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    This might sound silly, but as a female I worry why females don’t bother to invent this device for themselves. I think the utter lack of response to male violence is the key to domination and intimidation that may not occur in peaceful countries but is rampant in war. I actually believe that a cheap and easily cleanable device is an important tool for women. While it may seem embarrassing to discuss, a lot of women have too much embarrassment around the topic of sex to even understand why it can be a joy to them, and a public health campaign using a comfortable device may (or may not) even help them psychologically.

  3. Posted December 4, 2009 at 5:38 am

    as a male….. what if a wife forgot to take one of those things out and shredded her husbands dick to peices…. ya, that makes a relationship stronger.

    Dennis Hutchings

  4. Posted January 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Ouch!

  5. Posted January 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    yikes!

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