WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – If you were born after 1980 you’ve probably never seen this device before, and you likely don’t even know what it was used for. But if you were born in the age of self-control, you’re parents may have made you wear this, and if so, you’re likely thanking them today.
This male anti-masturbation device, known as an “Ouch Pouch,” was once so common you could pick one up at any gas station, just in case that urge hit you while you were pumping gas or cleaning your windshield.
The device is cleverly designed to provide a fool-proof protective steel sheath around the offending member, while simultaneously dealing a punishing jab to the user’s perineum in case a random erection strikes. It was so simple, effective and brilliant at the same time.
Until one dark day in 1980. The porn industry, which was at its height in the free-wheeling 1970s, successfully convinced the powers that be to prohibit the sale or transfer of any such devices.
the sale of “ouch pouches”
with the stroke of a pen
Sadly, these useful devices went the way of the Dodo bird with President Jimmy Carter’s final executive order (Presidential Executive Order #283) which, among other things, banned all devices used to prevent masturbation.
DID YOU KNOW? – B.L.U.F.F. has no less than 52 “Ouch Pouches” on the Special Collections floor of its library. Admission is free to B.L.U.F.F. students and faculty and requires a signed pass for registered visitors. 4th Floor, B.L.U.F.F. Library