ancient "cockring"

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    Nov 15, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    Did you know that while wrestling the Greeks folded the penis into the ball sack and tied the whole thing into a tight bundle? It made for less flopping around and reduced injuries..................
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    Nov 15, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    Ouch!
    Interesting.
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    Nov 15, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    Talk about 'nut jobs'!!!icon_redface.gif
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    Nov 15, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    Are there portrayals of this in ancient art? I recall wrestling scenes on Greek vases that show ordinary-looking genitals. Except for one athlete who had some kind of string tied at the very end of his penis, nothing like what you describe.

    I read speculation that the man was perhaps circumcised, which might have made him ineligible to appear in the games, which of course were held in the nude. To get around this ban, he pulled the shaft skin forward over the glans, and tied it in place (though some contend only native Greeks could compete anyway, none of whom were likely to be circumcised in the first place). This method is used today to generate a faux foreskin over time, or to lengthen an intact one, due to the ability of stretched skin to grow when held under tension for long periods.
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    Nov 15, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    I did not... sounds like a nicely gift wrap package.......anyone up for a match??
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    Nov 15, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa
    thanks for the pleasure to read the information you give us.
    As for the cock ring... I´ll stick to today´s version.
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    Nov 15, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    twostroke saidRed_Vespa
    thanks for the pleasure to read the information you give us.
    As for the cock ring... I´ll stick to today´s version.

    You're welcome. And the method described in the OP does sound highly uncomfortable, if not injurious after only a short time. I'm puzzled why naked wrestlers would have been that concerned with "less flopping" but perhaps runners & jumpers would, especially over longer distances. I've studied the ancient Hellenistic world, and this is the first I've encountered this, nor have I ever seen it portrayed in countless examples of art from that period.