Rick Santorum and Sales of Chastity Belts

With Rick Santorum leading in the polls, birth control has become a hot topic. There’s a story going around today implying that Santorum’s discussion of  what he sees as the evils of contraception has led to an increase in the sales of chastity belts. They stem from this misleading title: Santorum Good for Chastity-Belt Sales? Manufacturer Says, “We’ve Had a Boost”

The quote is taken out of context in the title from an interview with Donald Hayes, owner of Chastity Belts USA:

VF Daily: Have you noticed an uptick in sales given the recent debate about contraception?

Donald Hayes, owner, Chastity Belts USA: We’ve had a bit of a boost in sales, but that’s typical this time of year, at tax time. I think [tax refunds] drive sales of any kind of non-essential items. People have some extra money, they say, Okay, I’ll buy some toys.

From this, it sounds that the boost in sales has nothing to do with Rick Santorum.

The article does provide information which I bet many were not aware of regarding the current market for chastity belts:

A quick, eye-opening search revealed that Amazon offers a couple dozen different models in its Health & Personal Care store, while eBay offers more than 200. It should be noted that many are models for men, and that the design and packaging of many belts made for men and women alike imply they are used for role-playing and bondage activities rather than strictly for ensuring continence. (Certainly a “ chastity belt G-string thong”  sends a mixed message.) But many other chastity-belt models look as if they will do the old trick.

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    Robbie Gell says:

    STorum Sells Chastity Belts! http://t.co/vhUJnPYq #GOP2012 #tcot #mitt2012 #teaparty #migop #ohgop #azgop #tngop #gagop #txgop #SuicideVest

  2. 2
    Leslie Parsley says:

    I highly recommend male chastity belts for Santorum and his ilk. Even posted a photo of one on FB.

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    Freaks Are Us says:

    http://freaksareus.auctivacommerce.com/ some really nice chastity equipment for the every day user Chastity isn’t just about sex .There are so many uses for chastity belts that you would never think of .
    Your a single girl in a big city and getting into the dating game and you do not want to be a pawn in some sick guys plan have your trusty chastity belt on and he will be hard pressed to get that thing off in a back ally without a torch or bolt cutters and who brings them on a date☺
    Safety ?yes
    Pleasure ?yes
    Birth control? not really {you do not need to penetrate to get pregnant}

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