Difference between Penis Plugs and Urethral Sounds

plugsUrethral sounds and penis plugs are the most popular urethral toys in the world.

If you are interested in urethral play and stimulation, it’s vital to know the difference between the most popular urethral devices and how to use them properly.

This is the only way to achieve satisfaction.

Before You Start

A special caution must be taken by those who wish to try urethral stimulation for the first time. Keep in mind, some urethral toys are made especially for the more advanced users and you should not use them unless your urethra is stretched properly and unless you are familiar with more basic forms of urethral stimulation.

It’s always best to start with smaller toys and build your way up from there. If you can’t find specializes stretcher and trainer toys, start with the smallest, smoothest urethral toy you can find.

Also, one important thing to keep in mind at all times: use only toys specially designed for this type of stimulation. While it may seem tempting to try different things, do not ever shove a random object down your penis. Always stick to proper urethral devices only.

Penis Plugs and Urethral Sounds: The Difference

Both penis plugs and urethral sounds are toys designed for urethral stimulation. In some ways, they achieve the same purpose and are used in a similar way. Both are designed to be used for urethral penetration, that is, they are inserted into the urethral opening. Most of these toys are designed for men, but some women can use them as well. If you are a woman who wishes to use urethral toys it’s best to stick to smaller toys.

Most users of urethral toys are men, which means most of the popular types of toys are made with men in mind. Both penis plugs and urethral sounds are inserted into the urethra and can be used to stimulate penis on the inside.

So, what’s the difference? The main difference is the shape and length, though there are some variations. Typically speaking, urethral sounds are longer and they are made for deep urethral exploration. This is why they are recommended for more experienced users who are already familiar with urethral stimulation.

Penis plugs, on the other hand, tend to be shorter. They are great for beginners who wish to try this type of stimulation for the first time. On the other hand, there are more extreme penis plugs out there, made with experienced users in mind, so they are definitely not a beginner’s toy only.

Another difference to keep in mind is the purpose. Urethral Sounds are actually medical instruments used by real doctors. This is why they are known as medical toys, though they are not used for medical play only. That being said, urethral sounds used as sex toys are still shaped in the same (or very similar) way as the medical toys used in hospitals. Some of them are long enough to reach all the way down to the prostate and bladder. In these cases, a special care must be taken not to damage these organs, though it’s also possible to use urethral sounds for prostate stimulation.

Penis plugs, on the other hand, are sex toys only. They are usually not as long to reach that deep into urethra. They also come in many different shapes and textures. They are made for penis stimulation and they can accompany different beads and other curves made for enhancing the effect. Some penis plugs also come with a glans ring. The ring is there to perform a dual function: it keeps the plug safely inside urethra and it also provides additional stimulation during use.

The main differences between urethral sounds and penis plugs:

  • Penis Plugs: shorter, made in numerous designs (straight, wavy, bumpy, etc.), made for penis stimulation but usually not long enough for prostate stimulation, often include glans rings for added stimulation and to keep the plug in place.
  • Urethral Sounds: longer, straight or slightly curved, used as medical devices (and for medical play), made for deep urethral stimulation. They come in several standard types: Hegar, Van Buren, Pratt, and more.

Rare Tongue Piercings

tongueTongue piercing is among the most popular piercings in the world. However, a classic tongue piercing is not the only possible placement. Typically, tongue piercings are performed transversally through the tongue, roughly at the center. This is a very effective placement and it’s not surprising it’s so popular. Still, it’s just one of the possible ways to pierce a tongue.

If you are interested in tongue piercings but you’re looking for something more unique and unusual, try some of the rare placements. These can be very effective & sure make for a more unique piercing.

Rare Placements

Here are some of the rarer tongue piercing placements. Some of them are considered separate piercing types since they vary significantly from the classic tongue piercing. The more unique tongue piercings include:

  • Horizontal Tongue Piercing
  • Tongue Rim Piercing
  • Tongue Web Piercing
  • Tongue Surface Piercing
  • Lingum Piercing
  • Scoop Piercing

A good thing about these piercing types is that they are unique enough to truly make a difference, but also popular enough to have piercers with experience doing those types of piercings.

Also, a special tongue body modification is tongue splitting. This is a more extreme modification and it’s not considered a piercing in the strict sense of the word. However, it’s a procedure some people prefer to conventional piercings. If you wish to have a tongue splitting it’s important to find a very experienced piercer specialized in this type of procedure. Keep in mind, it deviates from usual piercing procedure and it’s more extreme in nature.

Horizontal Tongue Piercing

This is a horizontal variant of a tongue piercing. It goes through the tongue tissue horizontally, from left to right. As such, it passes through more tissue than a conventional (vertical) tongue piercing, and it’s therefore considered a more extreme type of a piercing.

When performing this piercing, it’s vital to preserve the tongue’s functionality. Your tongue has to remain in a good shape to eat and talk, so it’s crucial to choose an appropriate spot to pierce. While it’s possible to pierce any part of the tongue horizontally, it’s important to choose the one that will not interfere with speech and other functions of the tongue.

It is vital to choose an experienced piercer. Your chosen piercer has to have knowledge and experience performing this type of piercing – you should not rely on someone who’s performed classic (vertical) tongue piercings only. A good piercer will know not only how to identify the best placement that will not interfere with normal tongue functions but will also know how to find the major blood vessels and adjust the placement based on them.

Keep in mind that this piercing is anatomy-dependent. Not everybody is well suited for horizontal tongue piercings.

Another thing to know is that this type of piercing is more painful to perform than standard tongue piercings, since the piercing goes through more tissue. The healing time is also longer – you can expect this piercing to heal in 5-6 months and more.

Typical jewelry for horizontal tongue piercing is a long straight barbell. The barbell can be made of any body-friendly material. For initial jewelry, flexible barbells are recommended since they don’t put so much pressure on the tissue.

Tongue Rim Piercing

This is a specific placement for a tongue piercing. Instead of piercing centrally, tongue rim piercings are located on the outer edge of the tongue. While it’s possible to get a single tongue rim piercing, the most common variation are pairs of tongue rim piercings, one on the each side of the tongue.

Typical jewelry for tongue rim piercings are rings. They look very effective when placed on the tongue. However, a proper care has to be taken since these piercings and their jewelry can cause damage to the teeth and gums.

Tongue Web Piercing

This rare piercing is done on the thin web under the tongue. It is an unusual but relatively simple piercing with a short healing time. It is not known to cause much trouble for the wearer. The only thing to pay attention to is aftercare: it’s important to clean your new piercing after each meal and at least in the morning and evening.

This piercing is typically problem-free, but there is one downside: it is rarely visible. One needs to open mouth in a specific way for this piercing to be visible. As such, it doesn’t offer much aesthetic value but there are still other reasons why you might want to have this unusual tongue piercing.

Tongue Surface Piercings

There are many different types of tongue surface piercings. What they have in common is that they are done on the surface of the tongue, meaning, the tongue tissue is not fully perforated.

There are numerous ways to perform these piercings – almost any point of the tongue can be pierced on the surface. Also, it’s possible to choose between top and bottom placements, which create completely different effects.

As with any other surface piercing, keep in mind that these piercings may be prone to migration and rejection. Proper placement, experienced piercer and body-friendly jewelry will help preserving these surface piercings for longer.

The most popular types of tongue surface piercings are Lingum and Scoop piercing.

  • Lingum piercing is a tongue surface piercing that goes through the lower part of the tongue.
  • Scoop piercing is a surface tongue piercing done horizontally on the tongue. This piercing differs from horizontal tongue piercing in that it doesn’t go through the full tongue tissue: it is located on the surface of the tongue.

The Labret vs Lip Piercing: The Differences

vertical-labretThere is some confusion about labret and lip piercings. These two words are often considered to be synonyms describing any piercing through the lip. However, there is a difference.

The Labret is, simply put, just one of the many possible lip piercings. There are many other lip piercing placements that are not considered “labret” placement.

The confusion comes from the name itself. “Labret” comes from the Latin name for the lip (labrum). However, not all lip piercings are considered to be Labrets, since many of them have their unique names.

To make the confusion even further, “labret” is often a word used to describe a particular type of a jewelry, a labret stud. This type of jewelry is often used for lip piercings (not just for the Labret piercing), and it can also be used for some other piercing types.

What is the Labret?

The Labret, as a piercing name and placement, describes one particular type of a lip piercing. Namely, this is a piercing done through the lower lip, typically placed at the center and not to the side.

It’s important to note that with this placement, the piercing is not actually attached to the lip and do not go through the lip itself. It’s actually done just above the chin, under the lip and when your lower lip meets the chin. This is the most common placement for the Labret. Some people consider only this placement to be the “true” Labret piercing. Other lip piercings may be known under other names but they are not considered Labret in the true sense of the word.

Of course, some opinions differ. Some people consider several different types of lip piercings to be labrets. For example, a lip piercing that is not done centrally on the lower lip but to the sides. Another popular variation is a vertical labret, the one that goes from the lip itself to the chin and has both holes on the outside.

What is important to know, however, is that “labret” is not a synonym for a lip piercing: while all labret piercings are lip piercings, not all lip piercings are labrets.

The Labret piercing has a long history among Native Americans and in some parts of Africa. It is a very ancient type of body modification. It gained more prominence on the West in late 20th century. Some of the newer forms of lip piercings are a product of contemporary interest in body modifications but the Labret itself is very old in origin.

Interesting fact: “Labret” can be pronounced in two different ways, as “lay-bret”, not “luh-bray”. There is no clear consensus about which one is the correct way to pronounce it, though some experts are more favorable of the “luh-bray” pronunciation. That being said, “lay-bret” pronunciation tends to be more common among general population.

What is a Lip Piercing?

A lip piercing is any piercing done on the lip (upper or lower lip), regardless of the placement. Some lip piercings are Labrets, but others have different names. Since there are so many possible placements for a lip piercing, there are many different types of lip piercings performed today. Many of these piercings have their unique names and Labret is just one of them.

In this sense, the Labret is a lip piercing done centrally on the bottom lip. Another type of a lip piercing (as defined by a different placement) will have its unique name. The most popular forms of lip piercings other than the Labret are: Monroe, Madonna, Medusa, Philtrum, Jestrum and various types of the so-called “Bites” piercings.

What is a Labret Stud?

A labret stud (also known as simply “labret”, to confuse matters even more) is a jewelry type usually used for lip piercings. It’s a stud with a bead or another decoration on one end and a flat base on the other. These studs resemble nostril studs (also known as “nose bones”) a lot.

The decorated part of the jewelry is placed outside of the mouth while the flat base is located inside the mouth. Labret studs are often lightweight and discreet, though they can be very pretty and nicely ornamented.

It’s also important to note that most types of lip piercings use labret studs – they are not reserved for the Labret piercing only! Also, it’s possible to use labret studs for other types of piercings (not just lip piercings). It all depends on comfort and the person’s individual preferences.

First Time Urethral Sounding

2Urethral sounding is a fun and sensual experience, but where to start?

Many beginners are intrigued by this type of stimulation but some urethral sounds may seem too intimidating. Others are familiar with urethral stimulation but only when using penis plugs.

What to do when you wish to try urethral sounds for the first time?

Here are some useful tips:

Choosing the Best

Before you start, you will need some important things:

  • Find an appropriate sound. This is the most important step. It’s crucial to choose a toy that fits your body perfectly. Beginners should start small and build their way up from there. Keep in mind that sounds are generally longer than penis plugs so if you’re used to plugs only it may take some adjustments before you are fully comfortable with your sound. A good sound for a beginner is a smaller, thinner one. It’s best to use a sound that’s not very ribbed because ribbed exterior makes the experience more intense. While this is a great thing for sexual enjoyment you might want to train your urethra first before moving to more demanding toys.
  • Make sure it’s clean. Your toys have to be properly sanitized before you use them. Cleaning it with a bit of water is not enough. This is why metal urethral toys are the best: they are easy to sanitize. You can not only rub them with alcohol but you may also boil them after each use. Make sure to clean your sound properly before you start.
  • Make sure you’re clean. Your toys are not the only thing involved in urethral play. It’s vital that you are clean, too. Make sure to sanitize your hands and clean your genitalia. If you wish to try urethral sounding with a partner, make sure that they are clean. Some people even like to use surgical gloves for extra protection (this is particularly popular in medical role-playing and using urethral sounds as medical toys).
  • Use plenty of lube. Urethral stimulation is not possible without a generous amount of lube. Do not even attempt any sounding or another type of urethral stimulation without lube. Also, make sure that the lube is appropriate. It’s best to use sterile lube specially made for urethral and medical use.

Insert Your Sound

Once you’re ready, it’s time to insert your sound. Before you start, make sure that your urethra is wide enough to accommodate it. It you feel resistance or discomfort, stop immediately and move to a smaller sound. If you still experience pressure and pain, wait a little and choose smaller urethral toys. It’s important to train your urethra before you move to the more demanding toys.

Here are some tips on how to insert a sound properly:

  • Start with lube. Apply a generous amount on the tip of your penis, particularly on the opening. Take your toy and apply a lot of lube to it, especially on the tip of the toy.
  • Take your sound with one hand and place the tip on the penis opening. Keep in mind that many sounds require you to be flaccid in order to insert them. In general, inserting a sound into a flaccid penis is easier than an erect one.
  • Press the toy gently into the opening and let it slide gently inside. You should not encounter resistance or pain, stop. You should never force a sound into the urethra.
  • Let the sound settle on its own. It will stop at the deepest point of your urethra, or the deepest point your urethra can accommodate at the moment. Do not force it further in!
  • Allow some time for your urethra to get used to the toy and accommodate it. You can add more lube if necessary.
  • If you wish to go deeper, try changing the angle of penetration. Urethra has a natural bend at one point so changing the angle may help pushing the toy further. However, this should not be painful so if you encounter major resistance or discomfort, stop.
  • Once the sound is comfortably inserted, you may start stimulating your penis to bring it to erection. You may even slide the toy in and out to enhance the experience. Experiment until you find out what works the best.

Rare Ear Piercings: Ragnar

ragnarThe Ragnar piercing is a special version of the snug piercing. It’s also known as “deep snug” and it’s considered a special placement and a modification of the more popular snug piercing type. As such, it’s not as popular as its more common counterpart.

However, this is a very interesting piercing variation so it’s definitely something to try if you’re looking for a reliable but unique ear piercing.

What Makes Ragnar Piercing Different?

Ragnar is a special, rare piercing performed on the ear cartilage. For a piercing to be called “Ragnar”, it has to be performed on a specific place, on the point where the earlobe blends into the helix. However, unlike the regular snug piercing this one is made to extend and go all the way through the outer rim of the ear. This way, the cartilage is deeply pierced and the jewelry exits on the other side of the ear.

This is a very effective piercing type, and while it’s considered a variation of a snug piercing, it’s vital to keep in mind that it should be treated as a unique piercing, especially when it comes to procedure and aftercare. Ragnar passes through so much tissue, which make it more complex than many other ear piercings. While this is not a fully complex piercing, it’s undoubtedly more sensitive and complicated to perform than a regular snug. Therefore, it’s absolutely vital to choose a piercer who is experienced with Ragnar piercings and who knows how to perform them right. You do not wish to end up with a scar tissue, infection or another problem. While this piercing type is not problematic on its own, the fact it’s rare makes it necessary to be careful.

Ragnar is a type of a horizontal piercing, which is always unique to see on an ear. Horizontal ear piercings are very effective and they add a special visual effect, so they are made to attract attention. What makes Ragnar special is that it creates a very unique look, since it’s made to look like the jewelry has one ball inside the ear rim while the other one is on the outside edge of the ear.

Pay Special Attention

If you wish to have a Ragnar piercing, there are some things you need to think about. Like it’s said above, it’s absolutely crucial to find a piercer who is experienced with this piercing type. In addition to this, pay close attention to:

  • Ragnar passes through a large amount of tissue, which makes aftercare more complex. Cartilage is sensitive so it has to be touched with care. Since this piercing goes through major points in the ear cartilage it makes the piercing not only sensitive but fragile. The piercing takes months to heal (often close to a year to fully heal), so it’s important to be careful with the aftercare. In addition to regular aftercare measures (cleaning your piercing with saline solution), you need to make sure not to hurt your ear in any way. Avoid any harsh chemicals near your ear, including shampoos and skin products. Do not sleep on your ear for at least several weeks (perhaps even more). Keep your hair away from your ear. Be very careful when dressing up or taking your clothes off. It’s absolutely vital not to touch or hurt your piercing. It goes without saying: you should not twist or turn jewelry in any way. It’s important to let your new Ragnar piercing heal.
  • The most common jewelry type for a Ragnar piercing is a simple straight barbell. While this piercing is a relatively long for an ear cartilage piercing, it’s still shorter than Industrial piercings, so no special barbells are needed. In other words, a regular barbell will do – you don’t need one that’s super-long. Keep in mind: Industrial piercings are actually two piercings at one and while the jewelry is long the actual pierced area is smaller than that of Ragnar. Ragnar pierces more tissue. For this reason, some people opt for barbells made of flexible material rather than metal barbells. Flexible barbells but less strain on the tissue, which minimizes risk of migration, rejection and other problems. Also, flexible jewelry is more likely to adjust to the ear’s natural curves. On the other hand, metal jewelry is generally more reliable, so you may consider it for your Ragnar piercing once it’s fully healed. Some people use metal barbells as initial jewelry and they don’t have any problems, so it depends on the case.
  • Knowledgeable piercer? Finding a good piercer for a Ragnar piercing might not be easy. Even some highly experienced piercers are unfamiliar with this piercing type. Of course, the more experienced a piercer is, the more chances they will know how to handle a Ragnar. That being said, always try to go for someone who’s actually performed this piercing in the past. Ask for photos and credentials before you decide on a piercer.
  • Since Ragnar passes through a lot of cartilage tissue, it is bound to be painful. As you probably know, all ear cartilage piercings are painful to some degree. Since this one is particularly long, you can expect some degree of pain. However, there are certainly piercings that are more painful than Ragnar. People with Ragnar tend to agree that it’s worth a pain, so this should not prevent you from getting a Ragnar piercing if you want. That being said, this is definitely not a piercing for beginners or those who hate pain.

Train Your Body for Urethral Stimulation

329tYou may be surprised to learn that urethral toys are relatively simple to use – but you need to know how to go about it. It definitely requires some practice, but the technique is usually not the problem. What beginners fail to understand is that urethral play is a somewhat acquired taste. You may like it right from the start, but it takes some practice to truly enjoy it.

What does it mean? Generally speaking, you will need to prepare your body for this type of stimulation.

Preparing Your Body

If you’ve never had anything inside your urethra, or if you’re only starting out with your experimentation, chances are that you will find urethral play “strange”. Pleasurable and intriguing, yes, but also unusual. This is where “preparing your body” comes in.

The preparation includes several things, and they are broadly divided into two major actions: training your urethra and getting used to the sensation. These actions should not be understood as “phases”, since they overlap. As you train your urethra, you are making your body used to the sensation. It goes hand in hand. However, these two things are not the same, so it’s important to understand both if you wish to enjoy urethral stimulation to the fullest.

Training and Stretching

The first important step toward enjoying urethral stimulation is to train your urethra. What does it mean? It means that your urethra has to be stretched enough to accommodate toys you wish to insert. Most men have tight urethral canals – however, urethra can be stretched relatively easily. That is, if you go slowly and with care. Some men find it easy to stretch their urethra a little without any toys, just by gentle inserting of a pinky finger after a shower. This is also how many men discover they find this type of stimulation arousing.

While this type of experimentation is not problematic on its own, it’s important to keep in mind that you will need special toys to fully stretch your urethra. Also, forcing a finger down your penis is not the safest way to go, though it’s definitely not the most dangerous, either. Fingers are short, however, and they cannot train urethra properly. To really stretch your urethra you will need to use a special training toy. These urethral toys are small, smooth and specially designed to stretch your urethra so it can accommodate larger toys.

There are penis plug stretchers ideal for beginners who wish to try this type of stimulation for the first time. There are also urethral sounds made for stretching, but this is usually a more advanced step, once you wish to move from basic urethral stimulation to deep urethral stimulation. You may also opt to use special stretcher toys made for this purpose.

Whatever you do, keep in mind that stretching is not an optional step – it is a must. You need to go through this and you need to go slowly. This is the only way to enjoy urethral stimulation in a safe and secure way. Luckily, stretching is pleasurable and it goes hand in hand with experimenting and arousal, so you should not have a problem with it. Keep in mind, however: patience is the key. Never force anything down your penis if you feel resistance, pain or discomfort.

Getting Used to the Feeling

Another thing you need to achieve before you enjoy urethral stimulation to the fullest is to get used to the feeling. You are obviously intrigued and attracted to this type of stimulation if you wish to explore it further, so it’s a good first step.

Keep in mind, however, that once you start experimenting with trainer toys and stretchers, you will encounter true urethral stimulation. The sensation it gives may seem “strange” at first, maybe even unpleasant. While you should never force a toy if it causes discomfort or pain, you need to learn how to differentiate between these bad feelings from a regular sensation given by urethral stimulation. Some of it will be very pleasurable right from the start, while others will require some adjustment. Just keep going if this is something that arouses you and you will get used to the feeling so much you will start craving for more.

Words of Warning

Finally, a few words of warning. Urethral stimulation is fun and rewarding, but it should be approached with care and consideration. You need patience for this. This is not something you can do with force, and it’s not something you can do without preparation. Keep this in mind before you attempt any form of urethral play.

Some specific things to keep in mind:

  • Use specialized toys. Never, ever use random objects for urethral play. It may seem easier to grab the first thing you can fit inside your penis, but it’s a bad way to go. Random household objects or even toys not specially made for urethral play are a bad choice. You need a specialized toy that is made with urethral play in mind. These toys are designed to be used safely and they will not damage your urethra or cause other problems. In order to stay safe, stick to these toys.
  • Use beginner toys. There are many different urethral toys on the market. Some of them are made for medical play and fetish enthusiast, but others can be used in many different settings. What you need to pay attention to, however, is the size and design of a toy. If you are beginner, stay away from big, thick urethral toys. Opt for special beginner or trainer toys at first. Remember, the goal is to train and stretch your urethra before you can move on to the larger things! Never skip this step – this is crucial to ensure your satisfaction.
  • Penis plugs or urethral sounds? Generally, it all depends on your preferences and the type of sensation you wish to experience. That being said, urethral sounds tend to be bigger and longer than penis plugs. They are made for deep urethral penetration. It’s therefore best to start with small penis plugs and build your way from there. However, there are also special beginner urethral sounds you may want to try, though they are recommended for those who are already familiar with urethral stimulation (at least a little) and who already have their urethra trained at least a bit.
  • Be patient. As usual, it’s important to listen to your body and go slowly. Also, don’t forget lube – urethral stimulation requires a lot of lube. It is vital to make the experience as comfortable and smooth as possible. This is the only way to ensure a pleasurable urethral stimulation.

Metal Dildos: A Great Fun

Eleven DildoDildos are among the most popular adult toys. Both men and women use them to enhance their sex life.

Out all of them, the most powerful and intense ones are metal dildos. They are truly made for some powerful stimulation!

In order to enjoy your metal dildo you need to know about different ways you can use it. Of course, as usual, the only limit is your imagination!

Great for Solo Play

Metal dildos are amazing toys for self-exploration. Masturbation is particularly fun with one of those. A high-quality metal dildo is specially designed to hit all the right spots, and most of them work great for both vaginal and anal stimulation. If unsure, however, check out the toy’s description. Dildos made for anal penetration should have a wide base so they are safe for anal use.

Metal dildos are great at bringing up the arousal and orgasm, especially in people who otherwise have a difficult time reaching sexual climax. They are made of smooth yet sturdy material so they are very powerful and can hit all the sweet spots. These toys are ideal for those who like powerful stimulation and intense experiences. If you are scared that metal toys may be “too much” for you, we advise you to use plenty of lube. This is a great way to ensure comfort and perfect solo play.

Another great thing about metal dildos is the material itself. These dildos are made of a very durable material, so they will last you for ages! Metal is also a great material for cleaning: you can easily clean and sanitize your toys so they are always safe to use. And last, but certainly not the least: metal toys are great for temperature play. They can be easily heated or cooled so you can achieve many different sensations with them. Whatever your fantasies are, be sure you can fulfill them with a nicely-crafted metal dildo.

Share with a Partner!

On the other hand, metal dildos are not made for solo time only. They can make a great addition to any sexy encounter with your partner! They are perfect for steaming up your foreplay. It is a great way to play with each other and discover each others most sensitive spots. This is a great time for exploration and bringing up the arousal. This may particularly be true for those people (usually women) who have a difficult time relaxing and reaching climax. Using a toy during foreplay is a great way to get the juices flowing!

You don’t even have to stop at the foreplay. Metal dildos make good sex even better. A sturdy toy can make any sexual act more exciting. Perhaps you wish to try double penetration but you’re not into threesome? Dildos are a great way to go. Or maybe the male partner wishes to try anal stimulation? Metal dildos are a great answer. Whatever you enjoy, be it anal sex, vaginal sex or any other type of erotic encounter, a well-crafted metal dildo can help making the experience even more exciting.

It’s one important thing about sex toys that not many people know: they actually encourage intimacy and bring partners close together. So, use them!

Tongue Piercings Tips

tongueTongue piercings are very popular around the world. If you have a tongue piercing it’s important to know what to do and what not to do with your piercing to ensure safety and comfort.

Here are some important tips for your tongue piercing:

Before the Procedure

  • Choose a good piercer. This is the vital first step, because this is the only way to ensure safety. The good news is that tongue piercings are so popular, which means that there are many piercers who are experienced with this type of piercing. The downside is that there are also many people who “think” they know how to perform a tongue piercing even if they don’t. So, to ensure safety, it’s absolutely vital to choose a knowledgeable, reliable and experienced piercer.
  • Be informed. Before you get your tongue piercing, make sure to research this piercing and see if it’s right for you. Learn more about the procedure and aftercare. Think about this piercing and whether it suits your lifestyle or not. While it’s always possible to retire a piercing if needed, it’s better to be sure this piercing is truly what you want.
  • Prepare for the procedure. While there are no special preparatory measures needed, make sure to brush your teeth thoroughly, as well as your mouth. It’s also important to be healthy, so do not get pierced if you have a cold.


  • Listen carefully what your piercer has to say about aftercare. This is the only way to minimize the risk of infection and other problems. You need to know how to make your piercing heal.
  • Expect some swelling after the procedure is done. It should get better after a few days, but some swelling can persist for a week or more. However, if you notice pain or increased swelling, or if the swelling doesn’t go away, make sure to consult your doctor.
  • To reduce the swelling, drink cold drinks or use ice. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and spicy food. Also, it’s best to eat only soft food in the first days after the procedure.
  • Make sure to clean your piercing several times per day, as well as after every meal. Never skip cleaning after meal because this is where the risk of infection is the greatest. You need to sanitize your mouth after eating. Also, make sure to brush your teeth. It’s important to keep your mouth clean at all times.
  • After the swelling is gone, go to your piercer to get a shorter jewelry.
  • You should avoid kissing and oral sex for a while. Wait until the initial swelling is gone.

Healed Piercing

  • Just because your piercing is healed doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of it. Observe your piercing daily to notice any signs of potential infection, migration, rejection or other problems.
  • Always choose jewelry made of body-friendly, safe materials. Avoid cheap, poorly made jewelry. It is dangerous in more ways than one. Cheap jewelry is made of unsafe materials and it’s often poorly made so it breaks easily. It means you can swallow parts of the jewelry. To avoid these problems, stick to high-quality tongue jewelry.
  • If you notice a problem, such as infection, migration or rejection, make sure to contact your doctor. This is the only way to prevent even more problems.
  • Tongue piercings can close very fast, so you should never take your jewelry off for prolonged periods of time.
  • If you want to stretch your tongue piercing you can do it relatively easily once the swelling is gone.

Mistakes to Avoid Before Getting Your Piercing Done

ear_piercingThere are some well-known piercing and aftercare mistakes you need to avoid.

They are vital for ensuring your safety and well-being. The only way to avoid problems is not to do anything stupid, and some of the mistakes are so common that it’s worth reminding people over and over again what not to do when it comes to their piercings.

Here is a list of additional mistakes to avoid even before you get your piercing done:

Not Knowing what You Want

This is a common mistake that’s often overlooked. If you want to get pierced, you need to have at least a basic idea of what you want in terms of piercing type and placement. If all you want is to “be pierced” but without any idea of a piercing you actually want, perhaps it’s best to wait for a while until you figure out what is that you truly want or if piercing is really the best idea for you.

Also, just because your friends have a particular piercing doesn’t mean it will fir you and your lifestyle. Think about what works for you and what would make you happy. It may be different than what makes your friends happy.

Piercing Yourself

Perhaps the worst idea in the history of bad ideas. You should never pierce yourself. It doesn’t matter how many articles you’ve read about the procedure or how many videos you’ve watched. It doesn’t matter if you think you can do it properly. Don’t. It’s a bad idea any way you look.

You are not a professional piercer and you do not know what you’re doing. Not to mention that even professional piercers often have another knowledgeable piercer perform procedures on them. Piercing yourself is a very, very bad idea.

Being Pierced by a Friend

Another huge mistake. Unless your friend is a professional piercer working in a reliable piercing studio, it’s a very bad idea to let them pierce you. Your friend is not a professional and just because they’ve seen how it’s done doesn’t mean they know how to do it. Also, chances are that your friend’s place is not the most sanitary environment to get pierced. You should avoid this at all costs. Find another, safe activity for friendship bonding and get pierced by a professional.

Shady Piercing Places

Another thing to consider is the studio. Do not allow to be pierced in a place known for being shady. They may have lower prices but it’s for a reason! Just because someone claims to be a professional with a proper studio doesn’t mean they truly are!

In order to stay safe you need to research studios in your area. Find out which is the best one and get pierced there. Yes, even if it means paying a little more. It’s better to give more money for a professional service than to be pierced by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Also, a lot of that will depend on the studio itself. Reliable studios that adhere to safety and hygiene standards employ knowledgeable staff. This is one of the ways to know you’re in good hands.

Getting Pierced at the Mall

This one is only marginally better than having your friend pierce you at their garage. Do not do this! The staff at a mall kiosk is not professional. They are required to pass one short course and are allowed to pierced customers with little or even no experience. Even worse, getting pierced at a mall often means being pierced with a gun, which is something you should avoid at all costs.

Also, jewelry sold at a mall is typically of lower quality than those offered at professional jewelry shops or reputable piercing studios. You don’t want to wear this cheap, poorly made jewelry. This is why getting pierced at a mall is a bad idea altogether. It’s just not worth saving a few bucks.

Female Urethral Stimulation

Female Urethral StimulationUrethral stimulation and urethral play are very popular among people who wish to expand their sexual pleasure and to experience some unique sensations.

It’s not surprising that urethral sounds and plugs are so popular.

While urethral stimulation is typically considered a male domain (since male urethra is larger and longer), it’s important to know that women too can enjoy this type of sexual stimulation.

The Excitement of Urethral Stimulation

Generally speaking, urethral stimulation works very similar to both men and women. They are both based on the fact that inserting objects into urethra produces a very specific sensation, which many people find exciting and pleasurable. Even more, urethral stimulation massages some of the most sensitive spots in the body, but from a different place than usual, which can produce very arousing effect.

It’s therefore not surprising that many people like to try urethral stimulation. It’s usually believed that these people are men. There is some logic to it. Male urethra is naturally larger and longer, so it’s not so surprising that it can accommodate a penis plug or a urethral sound.

Female urethra, on the other hand, is much shorter and smaller in every sense of the word. Does that mean women cannot enjoy urethral stimulation?

Urethral Stimulation for Women

Luckily, the answer to the above question is: “no”. It does not mean that women cannot experience urethral stimulation. In fact, there are many women who do. There are many women who can, and do, enjoy urethral sounding or other forms of urethral play.

And it’s pleasurable! While urethral stimulation in men can lead to prostate stimulation, in women it can lead to clitoral stimulation. Remember, clitoris is much more than what’s seen outside the body. By inserting plugs and sounds into urethra, a woman can stimulate her clitoris from yet another point and experience new heights of sexual pleasure.

That being said, there are some differences between male and female urethral stimulation that have to be taken into account. They mainly come from the fact that female urethra is smaller and shorter. It means there is a greater risk of urinary tract infections and injuries if sounding is not done carefully and gently.

Woman’s smaller urethra also means prolonged training and urethral stretching. As you probably know, urethra has to be stretched gradually in order to be able to receive plugs and sounds. This is why it’s vital to start small and work your way up from there.

Female Urethral Toys

Since female urethra is small and short, it’s highly recommended to start with the smallest toys available. Try a specialized female urethral plug or a very small, beginner’s urethral penis plug or a small sound. The goal is to start training and stretching your urethra. At the same time, you should start to familiarize yourself with the feeling.

Try it slowly to see if this type of stimulation is arousing and pleasurable to you. It’s vital to go slowly and gradually. In case you decide urethral stimulation is something you enjoy, you can try with a bit bigger urethral toys.

Keep in mind: while female urethra is generally smaller, it can be stretched enough to receive regular plugs and sounds. You probably won’t be able to go as deep as men can (nor would that be safe), but you will be able to insert regular urethral toys once you have your urethra properly stretched and trained. All you need is patience and quality urethral toys specially designed for this use. Never try to insert anything that is not specifically made to be used as a urethral toy! Think about your safety so you can enjoy urethral stimulation without a problem and to a full satisfaction.