A 60-year-old woman from Padua, Italy had to seek the help of her local fire department after she lost the key to her chastity belt. Apparently she walked up to firefighters as asked them for help unlocking a padlock.
According to reports, the firemen first thought she meant that the lock was for a door to her home, but then the lady lifted her clothing to reveal a real-life iron chastity belt.
Fortunately, firefighters were able to quickly cut her out of her iron underwear. They were at first concerned that someone had forced the woman to wear the belt against her will, or that she might be suffering from some sort of domestic abuse and wanted to investigate her case further.
The unidentified woman told authorities that she wore the belt because she was scared of sexual violence, after seeing reports of increased sexual assaults on the news.
“I’m afraid of rape,” she reportedly said.
Apparently, despite multiple searches, the lost key was never found.