Under The Knife – Episode 3: Victorian Anti-Masturbation Devices

In the 3rd Episode of Under The Knife, I discuss the medical thinking behind Victorian anti-masturbation devices, and the surprising history of one of the world’s most beloved breakfast cereals.  Alex Anstey, Adrian Teal and I have worked hard on this video – we hope you like it!

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By | 2014-12-04T14:41:14+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Casebooks|4 Comments


  1. carolynloyel December 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Haha this is great. Thank God they mostly ignored women! Although dipping your clitoris in carbonic acid sounds absolutely awful!

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  3. TrickshotsForAmatuers December 9, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    There’s probably a lot to be learnt from the results of all this sexual sublimation, although, if Napoleon’s anything to go by, one of the lessons here seems to be that not jerking it will lead to success. I suppose it depends on how often Nelson ‘fired his guns’.

  4. Mikey December 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I feel sorry for anyone who lived in this era! I would’ve gone absolutely out of my mind!

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