Since God is punishing the nation for watching too much Love Island, why not give Him a hand? If you thought Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code made up that bit about the weird monk torturing himself with a spiky metal belt strapped to his thigh, think again. Here’s the real thing above and in close-up. Ouch.
You’d think that sado-masochism would be counted as a pretty big sin among Catholics, but this baby proves otherwise – it’s apparently a positive virtue to wear one and ‘mortify the flesh’. Which is great news for BDSM enthusiasts everywhere.
This particular cilice is lovingly crafted by Italian nuns, just for that extra frisson of warped sexiness.
Feel the burn for just $89. As worn by Mel Gibson on the set of The Passion of the Christ. Buy yours here!