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Total Car Audio Magazine USA - July 2002

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Review of CB-2000 from the Telegraph


 ISSUE 1619    Sunday 31 October 1999

Frequent fliers invited to 'belt up' and stay faithful 
By James Langton in New York

CONCERNED American housewives have revived the chastity belt to prevent their husbands from straying during long business trips. A modern version of the medieval device has been launched by a Nevada company, which hopes to market it to women who want to make sure their men remain faithful while away from the marital bed.

The "CB-2000" is a lightweight plastic cage that costs 15 and includes an optional sturdy brass padlock. Its inventor, Frank Miller, is awaiting final approval from the United States Patent Office, which prefers to call it a "Safe Sex Assurance Device".

While a number of more traditional iron and steel chastity belts for both men and women have been available from specialist suppliers for some years, this one claims to be the first guaranteed not to set airport security alarms jangling. As the promotional literature puts it: "For the frequent flier, the CB-2000 is a 'must'. Since all material used in this design is of plastic . . . you can go through security checks undetected."

The belt comes in two parts with a padlock, which is supplied with two keys. As an alternative, it can be closed with a plastic tag, numbered to prevent tampering. There are six sizes, with the company pointing out: "Proper measuring is extremely important for security and comfort." While no sales figures are available, glowing testimonials have been offered by a number of satisfied customers.

One husband from California wrote offering thanks "for designing a terrific, practical, workable, comfortable chastity device. I haven't found anything I can't do in it yet. Thanks for making chastity work for us." A Michigan man noted: "Take my word for it, it is secure, comfortable, restrictive and airport safe. I don't even know it's there." A New Yorker recalled: "My wife locked the CB-2000 in place. She loved the unit and it stayed locked." He added: "She loved the fact that business travel will no longer even be an issue."

The traditional chastity belt was invented in Europe as a way of ensuring wives remained chaste when wars took their knights elsewhere. But, with a booming economy sending America's new breed of road-warrior husbands on an estimated 100 million business trips each year, and surveys suggesting that nearly 60 per cent of men will have an extramarital affair at some stage, concerns over fidelity are now reversed.

The makers of the CB-2000 say that putting the women in control can actually strengthen a marriage and improve a couple's sex life. As the promotional material promises: "When he is wearing a chastity device and you are holding the key, his attention is on you!"

Copyright of Telegraph Group Limited 1999.   The above text is the copyright of the Telegraph - the price quoted is incorrect.     


Chastity chip will catch philanderers with their pants down

The following has been borrowed from Guardian Unlimited - it seems an interesting idea, but perhaps not as much fun as wearing, or being the keyholder of, a real steel chastity belt! 

 Guardian Unlimited

The Guardian  Guardian Unlimited

Philip Willan in Rome
Saturday August 26, 2000

An Italian psychologist has put computer microprocessors to work to produce a 21st century version of the chastity belt, which he expects will find a market among suspicious minded modern couples.

Attached to the elastic of a normal pair of men's or women's underpants the "chastity timer" records the frequency and length of time that the undergarments are removed.

"There will certainly be a market for it," Professor Giuseppe Cirillo said yesterday. "Couples who want to demonstrate their fidelity will wear it."

Agreeing to don the cigarette-packet sized contraption, which records the opening and closing of the elastic, would be a reassuring gesture on the part of a husband or wife travelling for business, he said.

At the end of the trip spouses would have an exact record of the periods of time during which their partner might have been subjected to temptation.

"If it says the boxer shorts were off for 20 minutes or an hour, then there is no excuse," Prof Cirillo, the founder of a Rome-based school of courtship and seduction, said.

Prof Cirillo's aim is to develop a more advanced device which would sound an alarm on the partner's mobile phone if the closing mechanism remained open for longer than five minutes.

"I have spoken to telecommunications engineers and they say it is perfectly feasible," he said.

Guardian Unlimited Guardian Newspapers Limited 2000


Rape Victim's Chastitiy Belt

The item below appeared in and is the copyright of the Electronic Telegraph, an interesting read.  Rape is a terrible crime this article outlines one of the benefits of wearing a chastity belt.  It also highlights some people's misunderstanding about chastity belts.     

Issue 480                 Sunday 15 September 1996

Rape victim's chastity belt appals feminists
By Catherine Elsworth

WOMEN'S groups have attacked a suggestion that it would help rape victims to recover from their ordeal if they were to wear a chastity belt.

In an article in yesterday's New Christian Herald, a Christian rape victim from Cumbria, said she was helped by wearing a stainless steel chastity belt. She says the belt, which she has worn for 9 years, gave her a "new lease of life", enabling her to "laugh, enjoy life and be a wife in every sense of the word". She urges other rape victims to consider acquiring one.

The woman, named only as Mrs C Williams, was brutally assaulted 13 years ago by a man she knew. She had been engaged to another man at the time.

The advice she received from rape crisis counsellors on how to reduce her fear of men had been unhelpful, she says. So too were self-defence classes.

"I found myself not trusting God, being angry with God for allowing this terrible thing to happen to me . . . and blaming God for being male," she says.

She married but it quickly became a celibate union. Her husband tracked down a chastity belt manufacturer and now she even wears it in the bath. "It fits like a second skin," she writes.

"It is made of tempered stainless steel, edged and lined with neoprene and locked by a unique system that uses keys that cannot be copied." The British market for chastity belts is growing, she claims and the newspaper has already received several inquiries.

But women's groups and other Christians greeted the idea as a worrying and mistaken approach.

Christina Rees, a member of the General Synod and former campaigner for the ordination of women, said: "The worst thing she can do is strap a chastity belt around herself. She is locking herself in her own little world." Joy Jenkins, president of Women's Health Concern, said: "I don't think women should be so frightened they feel they have to defend themselves in this way.

"It's impractical and seems a very expensive and most unnatural idea. There must be other answers."

A spokeswoman from Positively Women, an HIV support group, said: "If a rapist discovered a woman was wearing a chastity belt he would probably beat her up and there would still be an assault of some kind."

Avedon Carol, of Feminists Against Censorship, said: "I'm so glad no one suggested this to me when I was raped.

"This woman needs help. Psychologically, this is a very unhealthy approach. Rape should not be a life sentence. But if you focus your life around it, you end up not living. And what would happen if you lost the key?"