A wooden horse, Spanish donkey or cavaletto squarciapalle, is a torture device, of which there exist two variations; both inflict pain by using the subject’s own weight by keeping the legs open, tied with ropes from above, while lowering down the subject. The French called this instrument the Chevalet, from the French diminutive of cheval, horse.
The first variation of the wooden horse is a triangular device with one end of the triangle pointing upward, mounted on a saw-horse like support. The victim is made to straddle the triangular “horse.” Weights or additional restraints were often added to keep the victim from falling off. A punishment similar to this called “riding the rail” was used during the American colonial period and later. The victim was often carried through town in this predicament, often in conjunction with the punishment of tarring and feathering. In prolonged extreme use, the crotch can be injured and the victim could be left unable to walk without pain. While the device was designed for women, there are accounts of male victims as well. In BDSM, the wooden horse is used as a sexual torture device primarily or exclusively on women. Another version often dubbed the wooden pony is made of a single wooden plank supported horizontally from the floor on its side with the thin edge up. This version may have been invented because it is easier to make and more readily available than a triangular shape. The edges may be filed to a blunt point or rounded off to create a less immediately painful variation, or a thinner plank used to provide extra pressure and pain. In both versions the device is unobstructive enough to allow most other tortures to be applied at the same time including leaving a large enough area of the buttocks open for spanking, caning and whipping. The edge of the device may be positioned between the slit of her labia to ensure clitoral stimulation from straddling it. In extreme and more dangerous scenarios the sides are roughened or fitted with spikes. In a predicament scenario the device may be raised or lowered in order to make the person stand on her tiptoes or rest her body weight on her genitals
Vlad the Impaler seems tame compared to this devious device! Locked into the spreader bar with your own ankle cuffs* with locks or d-clips, the legs are spread 24 inches apart while the adjustable impaler with your own** anal dong, vaginal dildo or butt plug is inserted in the anus or vagina. It can be adjusted up or down to force the sub to stand or hobble around with this humiliating device penetrating them. It can be affixed to a stable table or the floor. Standing on tip toes and flat footed again, over and over can prove quite daunting, as well! Fitted correctly the impaler is painful unless standing on the tip of your toes …and how long can anyone do this ……. used vaginally or anally.
An inversion table is a piece of equipment used mostly by the BDSM community. It is made up of a platform, where a person is strapped down and can be positioned at variable angles. A ratchet gear keeps the platform in place. The table is used to vary positions and levels of excitement. In some cases, it is used as a sex aide to help people with back problems.
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