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A humbler is a type of physical restraint device used in the BDSM practice of cock and ball torture. It restricts the movement of a submissive male by cuffing his testicles around the base of his scrotum. The humbler consists of a testicle cuff which is mounted at the midpoint of a bar which sits at the base of the buttocks, behind the man’s thighs.
The device gets its name because the wearer must stay in a crouched or "humble" position while wearing it to remain comfortable.
A person wearing a humbler is forced to keep his legs bent at the knee, as any attempt to straighten the legs will cause the device to pull painfully against the scrotum. Therefore, the only way that a person restrained by a humbler is able to move is to crawl about on his knees or on all fours. This is quite humiliating for the submissive partner, so a humbler is commonly used during humiliation play.
The submissive male is locked into the humbler by a dominant partner, who also maintains control of the device’s key. This helps reinforce the BDSM power dynamic.
While wearing a humbler, a man’s genitals are easily accessible to a dominant partner who may choose to manually stimulate or spank them. Some humblers can be connected to electrosex units, which allow captors to administer electric charges to their submissive partners’ genitals. This makes those who wear the humbler feel vulnerable and heightened in their submissiveness.
Care must be taken when fastening the humbler to ensure it does not pinch the genitals, causing pain.