Have you heard the latest about Sounding?

 

"Sounds" Good to Me

It is not unusual for people to want to explore different types of sexual stimulation. Over the past couple of years sounding, or urethral sounding, has become a very common practice among many. Sounding is the act of inserting an object, usually a long and smooth object, into the urethra for sexual pleasure. While this practice is mostly done by men, some women also enjoy the pleasures of the stimulation.

Sounding is sometimes referred to as “cock-stuffing” or “urethral masturbation”.  Sounds are surgical steel smooth rods that are used in medical settings to stretch the urethra, but are also used for sexual pleasure outside of the medical setting. These rods come in many different sizes and styles. Some people like to use household objects when first starting out because they are scared or embarrassed to purchase the correct items, with this sexual practice but it is HIGHLY NOT recommended. And with the Internet now there is no reason to fear purchasing the safe and correct items to use. Sounds are the best, safest objects to use for sounding obviously. There are many different sounding kits available, and also just individual pieces if you already know your size. These kits are great for someone newly interested in sounding because they often start at a small size and gradually get larger.  Experienced people in urethra play find that the ribbed sounds work great for them.

The urethra is very soft tissue that can be easily damaged while taking part in the pleasures of sounding if one is not careful. Some irritation is expected when first starting.  Another concern with urethral sounding is infection. A urinary tract infection can happen if your hands and the sound are not properly cleaned, and can become sever if not treated. Using antibacterial or antimicrobial soap is the best way to clean your hands before this act is done. Because the sounds are made of surgical steel they can be boiled in hot water and sanitized better than most any other objects, just be sure that you do not burn them on the bottom of a pot or something like that, use a double boiler or a pedestal in the bottom of the pot. Each and every time the sound is used it needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

Inserting a sound rod into the urethra needs to be lubricated in order to prevent tearing of the urethra. Water based lubrication like Surgilube is the best type of lube to use when inserting the sound. While holding the penis upright the rod can be inserted. The sound should not be forced into the urethra but merely guided, especially if you are new to this practice; gravity does most of the work. Starting with a small sound will help you learn your limits. Some people like to see how far they can insert the sound, while others like to see how big they can make their urethra.

Urethral play is pleasurable for some for a couple of different reasons. When the sound is inserted into the penis it meant to stimulate the glands and tissues in the inner walls of the penis associated with sexual pleasures. Some like the bladder to be included in this sexual act. Sounding is considered a fetishistic activity. This is a power type of fetish. A lot of individuals that are into BDSM find sounding to be very pleasurable. If you are going to be involving a partner in urethral play, make sure you are fully comfortable and trust them.

Don’t forget to check out the “Adult Adventure” section here at The Chain Gang to find the perfect sound or sounding kit and Surgilube for you!

If you like Implants, you will love these! Not only do they look amazing but they will not leak!

Being a unique individual is something that almost everyone wants to show off.  Years ago it was taboo to walk around with a body piercing or a tattoo, but people still did it to show how unique they truly are and push the envelope. In today’s society it is very rare that you see an individual without a tattoo or piercing. People are still trying to show their individualism in other ways in the body modification world. The new fad trending in the art of body modifications are implants. Some types of implants are not like the traditional cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants which are far more extreme.

 

These types of implants take an object and insert it into the sub-dermal or trans-dermal layer of skin for decoration. There are many different places these implants can be put including the arms, hands, chest, and head. These implants are put in keeping in mind the many different nerve endings we have in our bodies. Steve Haworth is the man to be credited with such advancements in body modifications. He has definitely opened a whole new side of body art modifications. He is constantly fine tuning old techniques, creating new techniques, and inventing new tools for other body modification artists to use in the body modification field. Steve Haworth invented 3-D art implants.

 

The process in getting a 3-D art implant can take anywhere from ten minutes to about a half an hour, depending on the size and placement of the implant and the individual person. A scalpel is used to make one single incision; pseudo-surgical method. Then the layers of skin within this incision are separated, making space where the implant can put into place. The main types of materials that are used in making 3-D art implants are titanium, silicone, and Teflon. Other materials can be used, such as stainless steel, 14 k gold, or any other bio-compatible components. But because an allergic reaction can happen, these are not recommended. Organic based materials should not be used because they cannot withstand the body’s natural course and will break down over time. After the desired material and design is inserted into the space under the skin, the incision is then stitched up.

 

Only experienced body modification artists should do 3-D art implants. With this type of body modification, as long as it is done correctly, with the correct material, and the area and tools are sterilized properly, rejection is rare because it is completely encased under the skin. While healing, some movement is expected because the implant is settling into the skin. The fewer traumas to the area, the less likely the implants are to move extremely or reject.

 

As with any other body modification, the healing time can vary from person to person and the implant done.  Human skin can be stretched over time, for example, gradually gauging ears to a larger size. Implants under the skin have the same principles. For instant, getting horns done under the skin with implants on the forehead can be made larger over time. Starting the implants out small, stretching the skin and then replacing them with slightly larger implants to get larger horns can be done.  Even though 3-D art implants are meant to be permanent, they can be removed. Body modification artists find removing the implants to be easier than putting them in overall. Like with anything else in this world, there are some risks that come along with this body modification, make sure you find out all of the risks that could happen if you are interested in getting a 3-D art implant.

 

You can read more about Piercing aftercare at :

Piercing and Tattoo Aftercare

Body Piercing Aftercare Problems and Solutions

 

 

 

Different Ear Piercings

 

Ears, July 2011

 

Most people that are into body modifications started with getting their ears pierced. Ear piercings are the oldest, most common, less extreme and more accepted of all body modifications. Piercing the ears can be found in all different kinds of cultures all over the world throughout history. Both men and women have been known to pierce their ears. Depending on the size and shape of one’s ear, there are many different parts of the ear that can be pierced.

 When your Ear is your Piercing Ground:

The ear lobe is the easiest, most common part of the ear that is pierced. This part of the ear can be stretched and gauged because of the type of tissue located in this area. A piercing gun is used to pierce the ear lobe. The ear piercing gun is designed in such a way, so that the ear can be pierced with the jewelry and the earring back be put on the end of the post of the earring, all in one shot. The cartilage of the ear, at the top part of the helix, is another popular area to have pierced. This piercing can be pierced with a piercing gun, however, it is not recommended because the force of the gun can cause cartilage to shatter and take the area longer to heal. The other areas of the ear are usually pierced with a hollow body piercing needle.

The helix is the upper rim part of the ear that goes down the outside about half way and meets the lobe. Many people have their helix pierced multiple times and put captive bead rings in them.  The conch is the portion of the ear that looks like a “shell” adjacent to the ear canal.  A barbell or captive bead ring is mostly worn in this area. The anti-helix is a ridge located under the helix and it contains the snug and rook. These piercings are very painful and harder to heal then most of the other ear piercings. The snug, located on the lower part of the anti-helix, is pierced with curved or straight barbells. The rook, the upper part of the anti-helix close to the head, can be pierced with a curved barbell or a captive bead ring. The folds of cartilage located closest to the ear canal is call a daith piercing. This can have a different variety of small gauge body jewelry put into the piercing.  The tragus piercing is the “little nub” over top of the ear canal.  The body jewelry used for this piercing are usually a captive bead ring, curved barbell or even labret studs.  The ridge located above the ear lobe has been labeled the anti-tragus. This is another painful piercing in the ear. And this piercing usually needs a curved barbell.

Another piercing that is often done is called the industrial. The industrial is when two separate piercings are connected with one barbell. Usually piercings within the helix are used to create an industrial piercing but some use other piercings in the ear and connect them. An orbital piercing is much like an industrial piercing in the sense that it connects two or more piercings, but instead of a barbell a ring is used.

Piercing Erotica

While some people get very embarrassed or do not want to talk about their sexual endeavors, others are very open and willing to share their likes and dislikes as far as sexual desires. Many people who are into the BDSM scene have body modifications or piercings to suit their needs. These people love to incorporate their piercings or modifications into their sexual pleasures.

            The nipple piercing can be very sexy and arousing just by the sight of the shiny metal glimmering against the skin. But what if the nipple piercings were part of a bondage session? This would not only stimulate the person with the piercings but also gets the partner involved thus arousing them as well. To incorporate nipple piercings into bondage one could use either light weight chains or rope, in already completely healed piercings. Putting the chains or rope onto the nipple rings and then using them as a leash for a “slave” is a great way to get the “master’s” heart pumping. Another way the nipple rings can be used during bondage, taking the chains thru the rings, crossing the chain over the stomach and attaching them at waste behind the back, using handcuffs to attach the chains to the wrist. Every time they move their arms it will pull the nipple rings, stimulating the nipples.
            Some individuals find that attaching their healed genital piercings to their healed nipple piercings to be very satisfying. For instants, a female may take her labia piercings and nipple piercings and attach them with a chain, so that every time she makes a move it is stimulates both of those areas. A male may attach either his Prince Albert or cock ring to the nipples. Not only does attaching the nipple and genital rings stimulate, but it can also be very visually arousing to the parties involved. Bondage can be very fun all in its own but adding in the body modifications can push the sexual desires to new limits.
            Part of the reason why BDSM is so popular and fun is because people are always trying new things and love to add their body modifications into the mix. It also tends to draw the couples closer together. Putting trust into someone whether it is to tie you up, play pierce, allow them to make you a slave, or anything else involved in BDSM, makes the relationship bond closer. While practicing some of this fun piercing bondage erotica, make sure you completely trust the other person involved and remember safety first.

Cock Ring with Anal Intruder – Pleasure-fully Yours!

Thor's Cock Ring and Anal Hammer

Looking to enhance sex and make it more enjoyable then it already is, that is the goal for almost everyone. Cock rings are popular for a number of different reasons. Some men find that not only does the feeling of the cock ring around their penis and balls help their sex drive but the actual sight of the cock ring helps get them going as well. The main purpose of a cock ring is to slow the blood flow, thus making the erection last longer, which in turn can prove to be tons of fun for both parties involved. But what if adding another stimulation along with the cock ring could make the orgasm even better?

Most people are familiar with the female G-spot, but did you know that men have a G-spot as well? The prostate gland is basically considered the male G-spot. The prostate gland can be pushed upon to further stimulate the orgasm. A cock ring with anal intruder is a cock ring with an added curved bar with a ball on the end. When the cock ring is in place on the penis, the ball on the end of the curved bar will push against the anus hitting the male G-spot. Anal play is the best way to get to the male G-spot and makes for the best orgasm.

Before trying out a Cock Ring with Anal Intruder for the first time with a partner, you may want to masturbate with the ring on before trying with a partner for the first time to ensure there is not any pain or surprises that you won’t be prepared for when in the middle of intercourse. Using lube is a must when putting the cock ring on, but also the lube is to help ease the ball into place when penetrating. After the lubrication has been applied and the ball is in place “practice” thrusting while masturbating to help find the perfect spot that is not only comfortable but enhances the pleasures of the intruder.

After you are comfortable with how the Cock Ring with Anal Intruder works, you will be able to handle full intercourse with your partner. The cock ring intruder can be so much fun for both partners. Not only does the erection stay longer but as your partner is involved they help to push the intruder against the G-spot making for an even better orgasm for both the partners.

The Chain Gang male jewelry offers a wide variety of cock rings, glans rings and cock rings with intruders! Browse and see if you find your kind of stylish metal, here.

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Genital Pearling – You know you want to look, so come on, take a look.

There are a lot of body modifications out there that are done purely for aesthetic purposes. However, there are a few body modifications that are done to enhance sexual pleasures for both the partners involved. Genital pearling or beading has become very well known over the past couple of years for this reason. This type of body piercing started with the Yakuza, to mark how many years a person spent in jail. And to this day you still hear stories of men receiving pearls while in jail made from unsanitary materials. This kind of genital piercing is done primarily by men. However, some females find this modification to work well for them as well.

Genital beading is when a bio-compatible material is inserted into either the penis or vagina. Stainless steel, titanium, silicon, or Teflon can be used to create the beads or other desired designs. The shaft and the foreskin of the penis are the places where beading can be done in men. In women the labia is about the only place a genital bead can be placed. There are two ways that genital pearling can be done, the piercing method or the implant method. Each technique has different pros and cons.

The piercing method requires there be an entrance and exit hole, so that the needle and taper can be pushed through. After the holes are made big enough to house the bead, a beading tool is used to place the bead within the skin. The entrance and exit holes are then either sutured or taped up with surgical tape to enclose the bead completely with the skin. This procedure is much like any other genital piercing. It is also faster than the implant method. Because there is an entrance and exit hole, it limits the size and shape of bead that can be placed.

The implant technique allows a little bit more freedom with the placement, size, and design of the beading. With that being said this procedure is also more painful than the piercing technique. This type of implant is much like the 3-D art implants that are done. A single incision is made and then a space or “tunnel” is made for the material to be inserted into the genitals. Once the beads have been put where they are wanted, the incision is then sutured or taped up. To keep the beads from moving throughout the “tunnel” that was created, it is suggested to use tape to keep them in place until they heal. The implant method is the most common way females get genital beading. This type of procedure requires more knowledge about the human body than the piercing method.

Adult/Genital Piercing – Should You or Shouldn’t You?

The genitals are much more vascular than any other tissue in the body. This means that the healing process is much shorter and hassle free than other body modifications. As long as a professional has done the procedure, with the correct type of material and placement, rejection is very rare. Genital pearling is meant to be a permanent modification; however, they can be removed surgically.

Genital pearling like any other adult piercing requires a lot of thought! So be very sure before going for this adult adventure and we recommend reading about the common myths about such body modifications.

 

Scarification Part 2: Branding

Scarification can be created by using many different methods. Branding is one of the most common methods used in creating a scarification body modification. There are different ways branding can be done by a professional.

STRIKE BRANDING: Strike branding is commonly used in livestock branding but practitioners of scarification sometimes use strike branding to create the body art scar. Heating a piece of metal up to the point that it burns the skin with generally second degree burns is how strike branding is done.  Although it is easier to have the design made out of a single piece of metal then heated and pressed on at once, the scar appears better in custom designs done using smaller metal sections with multiple burns. Strike branding does not leave the best scarring because sometimes the scar can be inconstant and the outside tissues surrounding the body modification are damaged causing a “spread” look when healed.

COLD BRANDING: Far less used and known then strike branding, cold branding or freeze branding has been done in the world of body modifications. Liquid nitrogen is the key element used in cold branding; it freezes the metal instead of heating it up to cause a burn. The outcome of cold branding is much like strike branding, except that when the hair grows back it will be white.

CAUTERY BRANDING: Cautery branding uses cautery iron equipment to burn the skin to create the body art modification. Cautery branding is the least used of all the branding methods.

LASER BRANDING: Most commonly used for scarification is laser branding. Laser branding or electrosurgical branding uses electricity to cut and burn the skin. This type of branding gives the professional more control over the overall design of the body modification. The professional can use laser branding to control somewhat how the modification scars over by changing the depth and damage done to the tissues. The electrosurgical device that is used for this type of branding not just burns the skin, it vaporizes it. With the skin being vaporized at a quick rate it causes less damage to the surrounding tissues which in turn makes the overall healing process less painful and much quicker than with strike branding. There are lasers that are used to remove tattoos or body hair; these types of lasers are not the same as an electrosurgical laser. The tool used in laser branding is much like the tool used by arc welders. An electric current flowing through electrodes to the “pen” type device creates the burn on the skin. Laser branding is a much better method for very detailed art work then strike branding.

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Put Some Weight On your Body Piercings!

Piercings can represent a person’s personality in many different ways. The placement of the piercing(s), the size, shape, and the jewelry all help define that person’s individuality a little more. Some people like to push their bodies to limits they never thought they could reach or handle. Body modifications help them achieve this goal.

 

Most body modification enthusiasts enjoy stretching or gauging their piercings to larger sizes. This could be for a number of reasons. One reason could be that they want to see how far they can push their bodies to the max limit. Another could have to do with their individuality. The need to stand out in a crowd, personal preferences as far as the way they want to appear, or even sexual desires may also play a role in the decision to stretch or gauge their piercing.

 

The Most Common Body Piercings:

 

One of the most common piercings to gauge is the ear lobe. After the ear has been pierced and completely healed it can be stretched to astonishing sizes. There are different ways to gauge the ears. Tapers are very popular. These are spike like body jewelry that come in a number of different sizes, used to gradually stretch the piercing. Another way to gauge is by using weights.  Once the gauged piercing has healed, adding weights can help stretch it to greater size. “S” hooks are usually used to add the weights to the piercing.

 

Weights are not just used to help stretch piercings to larger sizes. Some men who practice ball stretching also enjoy adding weights to their ball weights for more pleasure or for better results. Some ball weights are specifically designed to accommodate added weights. For instance, a “Parachute Ball Stretcher” is designed so that weights can be added to the chains that are attached to the soft leather “parachute”. There are different sizes and shapes of weights that can be added to satisfy the individual’s needs.

 

Adding on weights to a labia piercing is not unheard of either. Women with labia piercings find that adding the weights to be very arousing and visually stimulating. The weights seem to increase the sensitivity for some women, making this to be a very fun activity. For those who are into the BDSM scene you can also use the weights in part of these practices. Being used during a bondage sessions and allowing your partner to add weights to the labia piercing can prove to be very erotic to both parties involved.

 

Don’t forget to check out all the different extra add on weights we have available here at The Chain Gang for all different piercings!

Feel the Vibrations

                Generally speaking, body modification enthusiast love to try out new adventures products. Spicing up the bedroom play is something that is widely done by many couples. As long as both people involved are comfortable with the chosen erotic play, there are many different toys that can be very useful.  Body jewelry has come a long way since older traditional pieces. Piercings can be used in sexual endeavors with new types of jewelry. When most people think of a vibrating toy, the most common item thought of is a dildo, of course. However, there are body modification pieces that have vibrators in them that can prove to be great fun. There are also simpler toys that can also be fun.
                The tongue piercing is one of the most common body piercings. The tongue is also a very sexually arousing tool. Because the tongue is easily maneuverable and already lubricated, many women find a tongue piercing to be that extra added tickle they crave.  There are a variety of different types of barbells that can be put into the tongue.  One of the simpler but effective toys that can be added onto the tongue barbell is called a French Tickler. The French Tickler is made out of silicone and comes in a variety of styles and colors. It is placed on the top of the barbell’s existing ball. Then can be used to find that hidden spot she didn’t even know was there.
Another fun toy is a vibrating barbell. These can be placed in the tongue piercing. These barbells also come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. The vibrating tongue rings usually run off two watch batteries. These batteries can be purchased at a department store or a watch shop when the vibrating seems to slow down.  Some of these vibrating tongue rings include a French Tickler on top of them. This will definitely make her toes curl.  The vibrating tongue ring stimulates all the sensitive areas and the French Tickler helps gently massage her vagina for that extra stimulation.
Vibrating devices are not just limited to her pleasure. Many men enjoy that vibrating sensation as well. For the men who practice sounding, there are many different styles of sounding rods that vibrate. There are the urethral sounding rods that are smooth that incorporate a vibrator.   The vibrations from the rod are sure to hit the right spot for him (or her). Another fun vibrating sounding rod is the ribbed urethral sounding rod. The ribs are located all the way down the rod so to ensure all the right spots are being simulated. There are also penis plugs that include that feel good vibration sensation. There are many nerve endings located in the genital area, hence why the vibrating toys stimulate so well. For other fun products don’t forget to check out our Adult Adventure section and don’t be afraid to try a new toy out today.

Tongue Splitting – The Wilder Body Modifications

Body modifications have changed rapidly over the years. Modifications that used to be taboo are now greatly accepted. Tongue bifurcation or tongue splitting was not well known in the 90’s, however, now in this day and time almost everyone has at least heard of it and a lot of people have done it. Body modification enthusiasts get this alteration done for many of their own personal reasons.

 

There are a few different methods in which a forked tongue can be achieved. The safest, most recommended procedure is done by an oral surgeon. This procedure can cost anywhere between $500 and $3000. The doctor that does the procedure will use anesthesia and a laser to bifurcate the tongue. The laser cauterizes the tongue as it splits it, which prevents excessive bleeding.  This procedure is usually only 15 minutes long. Healing time usually only takes about one to two weeks.

 

 

Tie-off is another method that is used. This involves the tongue already being pierced and healed completely. Dental floss or sutures are used to tie a loop centrally along the tongue. Over time the loop has to be tied tighter and tighter. This process takes a while and can be very uncomfortable. Most people will make it half way and decided to cut the rest of the way to the tip of the tongue with a blade. Gauging the already healed tongue with either a larger barbell or multiple barbells also can be done to help split the tongue.

 

 

Cutting the tongue with a blade or scalping is another process that can be done. However, this is the bloodiest way the tongue can be split.  There are large blood vessels that run through the tongue, this being said, cauterizing the tongue while it is being split is the best way to stop the bleeding. Cauterizing the tongue can be very painful. Suturing the split tongue is very popular because it makes the tongue look more rounded which looks more “normal”. 
The Risks Involved
Tongue splitting does have risk like all other body modifications. Severe bleeding can occur if the process is not done in a controlled professional environment. After the process is done the heal time can last up to a month. Swelling and tenderness is definitely not uncommon. Talking and eating will be very difficult at first, until the tongue is healed. Preventing infection is a major factor. It is not recommended to smoke after this process is done before it heals.

 

It is not uncommon that the tongue will regenerate after it is split. Its part of the body’s natural response to an open wound; heal it. After the initial split, the tongue will start to re-grow back together, even up to a year later. To prevent the tongue from growing back together, sometimes it is necessary to keep the wound open. This can be done by taking the smooth part of a Q-tip and placing it in-between the spit tongue periodically. The best way to help prevent re-growth before the split is done, is by gauging a tongue piercing to a lager gauge and allowing it to heal completely. This way the tongue is already “prepared” to stay open to the spot where the tongue ring once was.