Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Bottom Protection for Parisien Ladies 1818

In 1818 in Paris there was a new epidemic. Individuals were going round punching sharp objects into the rear of ladies bottoms.

The first case reported - was a young lady sitting on a bench when she felt a sharp pang which made her loose consciousness. Then a few days later, a lady walking in the Palais Royal on the arm of her husband, was wounded in the left buttock.

The cases occurred with increasing frequency, so that this "epidemic puncturer" became an alarming problem for the authorities. The ladies refused to leave home alone so the police devised a ruse: They hired twenty young ladies who'd would walk through the streets of Paris slowly and making their movements as stimulating as possible for attracting the attention of the "puncturer." Two plainclothes officers followed them at a safe distance and would intervene if the maniacs made their appearance. They were unsuccessful and after 8 days it was abandoned. Some manufactures played on the concern on the women. One manufacturer launched an anti-venum ointment against the pricks and the other made this light metal bottom protectors.

Finally, on February 1 1820 the court sentenced to five years in prison Bizeul Auguste-Marie, a tailor, thirty five years, accused of having punctured four ladies. This warning wasn't effective as it continued to 1821 but he still served his full sentence.

An amusing article I spotted a couple of weeks ago. Sorry I thought I had saved the link to it but I can't find it.



PK said...

Interesting story! I don't think I would like this at all - now a quick, mysterious spanker, perhaps. But I think women wore so much clothing back then a quick pop to the rear would never have been felt.


His mountain girl said...

you find the most interesting stuff!...bottom armor....mmmmmm

Florida Dom said...

Ronnie: Good story you find so many good ones. Keep it up.


Anonymous said...

The only thing these naughty French Bohemean women of Paris, France, deserved, was to have their old-fashioned bloomers taken down to their knees, ans walloped solidly on their bare bottoms, by a birchrod, cane, or whip. said...


How about the metal butt-shaped cake pan that Hermione posted about a while back? That would do nicely.



Hermione said...

How terribly bizarre! Pink is right; the cake pan would do nicely.


Season said...

LOL, Ronnie! Talk about visible pantie lines!

Michael said...

Ronnie, why weren't we taught these important things in history class? What else have we missed? Oh, the humanity!

ronnie said...

PK - A mysterious spanker, LOL now that would be funny.

His Mountain Girl - Thank you. Much better title "bottom armor" :)

FD - I try FD, thank you as always. Will get that email off to you.

Anonymous - And why would that be? Thanks for your comment.

Pink - LOL, yes forget the cake tin.

Hermione - I had to laugh at the women fainting. Your cake tin would have been perfect.

Season - LOL. It was the anti-venum ointment that made me smile.

Michael - I think I would have paid
more attention to history if they had :)

Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving comments.


Anonymous said...

Gives new meaning to the exercise program: "Buns of Steel."


Amazing how you found this Ronnie. I wonder if there was much of a market for aftercare products? Like bottom puncture repair kits, for example.


ronnie said...

MIck - LOL. Thanks.

Prefectdt - Just lucky find. LOL, doubt it. The anti-venum ointment again the pricks made me laugh.

Thanks both.


Michael said...

Ronnie, congratulations on this post being Chrossed. Very good. :)

ronnie said...

Michael, Oh goody. Don't you just love being Chrossed? Thank you so much.

Hope you have a good weekend.


redxxx said...

Weird! Metal bottom protectors... You are finding great items of spanking interest.