About Craig

Craig Rutledge is a staff writer for TheChainGang. His main interests include sex toys for men, particularly urethral sounds and ball stretchers. He is also a proud owner of numerous body piercings. He says: “I am happy to contribute with my experience and knowledge about various penis toys and stretching devices. There is still so much unknown about things like urethral sounding, ball stretching or male chastity and it needs to change. I will share my experience and advice in order to help men, young and old, to discover these toys and have the best fun”. In addition to writing, Craig also answers questions and provides handy advice for people learning more about extreme sex toys for men.

Sounding Rods Pros & Cons

Sounding Rods Pros & ConsSounding rods are among the most popular urethral toys. These are typically longer urethral sounds or wands that are ideal for deep urethral play. However, even some shorter toys are sometimes called “sounding rods”, which creates a confusion. If you want to try these toys, it is important to know sounding rods pros & cons so you can make the right choice for yourself.

What Are Sounding Rods?

There are many different types of sounding rods you can use for pleasure. Generally speaking, those are long or super-long urethral toys that can reach deep into the urethra for prostate massage. Sounding rods are always much longer than they are thick. However, some urethral toys that are not super-long can also be called “sounding rods”. What is important is that the toy is much longer than it is thick.

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Are penis plugs safe?

are penis plugs safePenis plugs are great toys for beginners who wish to try urethral play for the first time. These urethral toys are smaller than urethral sounds, so they are great for newbies. However, it is important to understand potential risks associated with urethral stimulation before you use these toys. Are penis plugs safe? How to use them without a problem?

Are Penis Plugs Safe: The Answer

If you wish to use urethral toys such as penis plugs, it is important to take safety into account. Are penis plugs safe? The short answer is yes: penis plugs are safe. However, it is important to know how to use these urethral toys to avoid risks and other problems. Also, it is incredibly important to use only proper penis plugs. That is, those urethral toys that are specifically designed to be inserted into the … read more

Sounding and Burning Urethra

Sounding and Burning UrethraUrethral sounding can be very exciting and pleasurable. However, one of the most common side-effects of this sexual activity is burning. You can encounter this burning during, or after urethral play. In order to stay safe, it is important to tell the difference between normal burning and something that is more alarming. Sounding and burning urethra kind of go together before you get used to the sensation of urethral stimulation. However, some people experience this burning even when they gain more experience. If you are one of the people who get burning during or after sounding, keep in mind that this is normal, most of the time. However, it is important to know to recognize trouble when it happens.

Sounding and Burning Urethra: Normal or Not?

Urethral toys rub against the urethral walls to produce pleasurable sensations. Many people … read more

Can Urethra Actually be Stretched?

Beginners at urethral sounding are often frustrated. It is not always easy to insert even the smallest urethral toys inside of the penis. Even if they manage to do it, inserting larger toys seems impossible. The only way to use those larger toys is to stretch your urethra. But can urethra actually be stretched?

Can Urethra Actually be Stretched: The Answer

Can urethra actually be stretched? In short, yes. It is possible to stretch your urethra to larger sizes. Some men are surprised at how big their urethra can actually get, and how thick toys they can insert. However, this largely depends on the anatomy. And here is where the answer to the above question becomes more complicated.

Can urethra actually be stretched? Yes, but it is not possible to say how much you can stretch yours. It depends on … read more

How to Use a Penis Plug with a Glans Ring?

There are many different types of penis plugs you can use for pleasure. Some of the most exciting ones are penis plugs that come with a glans ring attached. Such a glans ring can provide additional stimulation during use, so there are many people who like the combination. How do you use a penis plug with a glans ring?

Use a Penis Plug with a Glans Ring

You will use a penis plug with a glans ring very much the same as a regular penis plus. A glans ring is there just for the added benefit. Before you start, it would be useful to have some experience with both penis plugs and glans rings. It will make this whole process easier. Also, make sure to have plenty of sterile lube ready, to make the experience more comfortable.

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What Are Medical Sounds and Penis Plugs?

Those who enjoy urethral play often wonder about different types of urethral sounds. What are medical sounds and how are they different than other urethral toys? It is important to understand how medical sounds and penis plugs are different than other urethral toys, and how you can use them for your pleasure.

Medical Sounds and Penis Plugs for Fetish Play

Medical sounds and penis plugs are urethral toys ideal for those who want to try medical play. Those with a medical fetish will love these toys during their play. However, you don’t have to be into medical fetish to enjoy medical sounds and penis plugs.

In fact, there are many regular sounds that are actually medical sounds. It is important to understand this, so you can choose the best urethral toys for your needs. When you decide to … read more

What to Use as a Sounding Lube?

Sounding LubeSounding can be a very exciting activity but it can also bring certain risks. In order to stay safe, it is crucial to understand how to protect yourself during urethral sounding. One of those precautions includes choosing appropriate sounding lube. Such a lube should make urethral stimulation arousing but also safe. Since there are many risks associated with this activity, choosing the right lube becomes extremely important.

Risks of Urethral Play and Sounding Lube

How does sounding lube relate to risks of urethral play? As you probably know, the two main problems of urethral play are infections and injuries. Infections typically happen in a form or urinary tract infections (UTIs) and are caused by bacteria inside of the urethra. These bacteria come directly from the outside, typically by using non-sterile urethral toys or dirty hands. However, bacteria can also … read more

Leaving a Penis Plug in for Weeks: How To

Leaving a Penis Plug in for WeeksThose who love urethral play typically enjoy one, or both aspects of urethral stimulation: the sounding itself, and the feeling of urethral toys inside of the penis. Sounding is very exciting and it can make you cum like no other thing. However, there is something so special about leaving a penis plug in for weeks. The feeling of a urethral toy deep inside your dick is very powerful, especially as you go around in your everyday life.

Tips for Leaving a Penis Plug In for Weeks

Want to leave a penis plug in for weeks? You need to know how to stay safe. Here are some quick tips that will help you keep a urethral toy inside of your penis for long periods of time without consequences:

  • Choose the right penis plug. It has to have a cum through
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Solid or Hollow Penis Plug?

solid or hollow penis plug

There are many different types of penis plugs that you can use for pleasure and satisfaction. These urethral toys are great for beginners who wish to try urethral stimulation for the first time. Penis plugs tend to be shorter and smaller than other sounding toys, so it makes them ideal for beginners. While there are many different types of penis plugs, one of the main difference is whether a toy is solid or hollow. Solid or hollow penis plug: which one is better?

Solid or Hollow Penis Plug: How to Decide

If you want to decide whether solid or hollow penis plug is the best for your needs, it is important to understand what different types of penis plugs can do for you. It is also important to know yourself and your needs. This is the only way to make … read more

Is Glycerin in Lubes Okay for Urethral Play?

Is Glycerin in Lubes Okay for Urethral PlayThere are many different types of lubricants you can use for various sexual activities. However, urethral play is a bit different. In order to prevent infections and other problems, it is important to use only sterile lubricants with safe ingredients. Is glycerin in lubes okay for urethral play?

What is Glycerin and What it Does?

It is important to understand what glycerin is, so you can judge if it is a good choice for your lube or not. Is glycerin in lubes okay for urethral play? To answer this question, it is important to understand what glycerin is and what is can do.

Glycerin is typically found in water-based lubricants. Many of them contain this ingredient, although there are also many of those who do not. Glycerin is a byproduct of sugar, and it is a humectant: a … read more