Published On : Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Scared of their wives, men opt for ‘manhood protective gear’!

People are reflected in the window of a men's clothing shop next to a mannequin wearing a chastity belt with an iron padlock on sale for 20 USD on June 17, 2015 in Nairobi. The chastity belt was designed to help men to protect themselves from  being sexually harassed by their wives, after a woman was charged in court for chopping off her husbands private part because of a quarrel about the disappearance of around 51 USD. A men's lobby group wants women who chop off man's genitals to be sentenced to life imprisonment or to the death penalty. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA        (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

People are reflected in the window of a men’s clothing shop next to a mannequin wearing a chastity belt with an iron padlock on sale for 20 USD on June 17, 2015 in Nairobi. The chastity belt was designed to help men to protect themselves from being sexually harassed by their wives, after a woman was charged in court for chopping off her husbands private part because of a quarrel about the disappearance of around 51 USD. A men’s lobby group wants women who chop off man’s genitals to be sentenced to life imprisonment or to the death penalty. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Well, some of us must have heard stories from the pages of the past in which the king would often lock up the genitals of their queens using metal protector, in order to protect their virginity or keep their chastity intact. Now it seems the history of the sort is repeated in Kenya, albeit in a reverse gender order. The men there are so scared of their wives chopping off their ‘manhood’ for infidelity that they have started using a unique metal inner wear which even has a lock to it. Surprised! It’s very true that a clothing shop in Nairobi (Kenya) has left tongues wagging after it displayed a mannequin wearing its new ‘manhood protective gear’ on its windows, made to help protect men from being sexually harassed by their wives.

The ‘manhood protective gear’, safely secured with iron padlock, are being sold for Sh 2,000 (US$ 20) as a protective measure for Kenyan men’s genitalia.

This invention could provide some relief for the local men especially the ones that are married to the Kenyan women, who have caused quite a stir for chopping off their unfaithful husbands or partners’ manhood as punitive punishment for infidelity.

The practicality of this chastity belt on the other hand is dubious. One wonders whether the belt itself is also made of iron. If it’s made from any type of material that can be easily cut, that’d defeat the whole purpose of protection. The other thing that is disturbing is how the man will be able to walk around in the heavy, iron lock-laden protective gear.

There are few cases where the women had in the past reportedly caused hurt to men’s private parts. One of them is facing trial in the court for chopping off a man’s genitals. Moreover, there is one more reason behind the conflict that men in Nairobi are gradually getting addicted to the cheap liquor and they could not perform on bed after the booze. This often makes wives furious and they commit the ‘extreme act’.