Saintprudence or that our keyholder might one day take mercy on us.
This phrase makes me worry that you misunderstood me, instead of just trying to cover all possibilties.
My intent was for the time limit to be imposed by the keyholder, so the magic belt doesn't prevent the keyholder from taking mercy. The important difference is how concerns of hygiene wouldn't be forcing their hand... so the hope lost isn't hope for parole, to use your prison metaphor. Instead, the hope I want you to weigh is hope that escape before parole is possible, and the value of having moments when your instincts feel you are free on some level, even if you know on a more rational level that it wouldn't succeed. (The cleaning breaks.)
Except for that possible misunderstanding, your answer is exactly the kind of of answer I was hoping for. I had a vague sense of the emotions involved, but it wasn't clear enough and I was reluctant to "speak my ignorance with confidence" by assuming the wrong words.
My goal with this thought experiment is to try to understand the value of that sense of hope.
Does that change your answer in any significant way?
Also, thank you for the prison metaphor. For some reason, I haven't sat down and thought deeply enough on what makes the libido so much more suitable to some of my writing ideas than the desire to live free of imprisonment. I might be able to find a way to redesign more ideas to be "respectable" if I do.
Saintprudence I look up on my belt with fear sometimes. I think I would look upon this magic belt with abject terror.
When I'm not feeling drained from a few very busy days, I should think about how horror and hope interact. Chastity sits in an interesting gray area in my mind.
Vanessa Like you explained to @Angelina?
If yes,my answer is the same than her:No.I couldn't look to my private parts anymore for years,and not touch these(even for cleaning),and with not much benefits.
When you have more time to think about it, I'm still curious what benefits you would trade (if anything), but what you answered is the most important part of the question.
(For example, would having no libido while you wear the equipment be better, because it allows you to ignore it more easily, or worse because it takes away another part of you?)