Padlock shorts are a variation on the chastity belt, a common sight in fetish and BDSM culture. I think we’re all familiar with what a chastity belt does, but let’s talk about why we have them and more importantly, how padlock shorts fit into things.
Research shows that the usage of chastity belts goes back as far as 1400, and as recently as right now. In the past, they were used to prevent sexual activity for both men and women, including infidelity, fornication, rape, prostitution, and even masturbation. In the present, in BDSM play, they are still used to control sexual behaviour, with the submissive relinquishing control to the Dominant by allowing him or her to dictate the usage of the chastity device. The design current chastity devices vary greatly, using materials from plastics to metals to fabrics. And this is where the padlock shorts fit in, as a fabric chastity device.
The idea behind the padlock shorts is simple: Start with a sexy, tight-fitting pair of shorts made with a shiny PVC waistband and stretchy, breathable laqué. Add in a full-length crotch zip that goes all they way around from the front to the back. Then top it off with a padlock and key so no one has access to the treasures inside except for the keyholder. This is a more Dominant/submissive approach. If that’s not your cup of tea you can still enjoy the padlock shorts by keeping the key yourself and awarding it to that lucky someone of your choosing!
There are very few garments that say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ at the same time as effectively as tight, shiny padlock shorts. For a sexy introduction to the world of chastity devices you need look no further. Take a look at the Lea Bra and Shorts with Zip and decide if you’re more interested in the lock or the key.