About Melina Jackson

Melina is a staff writer, author and researcher for TheChainGang. She covers numerous subjects, from body jewelry to kinky adult toys. In addition to this, Melina also provides occasional adult toy reviews written in an interesting and sexy manner. She says: “I’m happy and proud to be a part of TheChainGang team. I enjoy every research because I know how much importance TheChainGang places on customer satisfaction and providing accurate and up to date information. I particularly like sex toy reviews: they are fun to write and experience”. In addition to writing and researching, Melina provides online research results and handy information for buyers interested in accurate and easily understandable tips and advice on choosing the best adult toys and body jewelry.

Guide to Pratt Sounds

Pratt 11 Sound Kit

Pratt 11 Sound Kit

Pratt Sounds are among the most popular urethral sounds and urethral toys in general. They are smooth and comfortable yet very intense, so it is not surprising that so many people choose to use them for urethral play.

One great thing about Pratt sounds is that they can satisfy a varied audience of many different experience and preference levels. While they are not made for complete beginners they can be used by both intermediate and experienced users. As such, these sounds are often known as “the intermediate” urethral sounds.

Pratt Sounds: The Design

Pratt sounds are double-ended urethral sounds ideal for those who wish to bring urethral stimulation one step further, but without going way too deep. These sounds are perfectly designed for those people who are already experienced with urethral sounding. They are long enough … read more

Extreme Sex Toys for Men

Mikes SpikesThere are many amazing sex toys for men. Some are very popular and well-known, such as cock rings, dildos or butt plugs. There are also some lesser-known sex toy types that are popular among niche users who appreciate all the unique sensations these toys can bring. These sex toys, such as ball stretchers and urethral toys may not be popular among general population but have many fans all over the world.

On the other hand, there are some lesser-known yet very intense sex toys. These extreme sex toys for men may fall into the above categories or combine several toy types into a single composite toy. What makes these toys special is their intensity. These are reserved only for the most advanced users who crave intensity or pain.

Here are some great extreme sex toys for men you … read more

What to Do after Sounding: Tips and Tricks

Urethral ToysUrethral sounding is a deeply satisfying and intense experience. However, it is also a sexual activity that brings certain risks. For this reason, it is absolutely vital to stay safe during urethral play. This is why being informed and taking precautions is crucial for a safe and enjoyable urethral sounding experience.

You may be familiar with safety tips on how to minimize risks during urethral play. However, keep in mind that this isn’t when everything is done. In order to fully protect your safety and to ensure the best experience, it is also important to know what to do after sounding is done.

What to Do After Sounding?

Once you are finished with your urethral play, be it through orgasm or another mean, it is first and foremost important to remove your urethral toy safely. All urethral toys … read more

Is Female Sounding Safe?

Female Urethral StimulationFemale sounding and female urethral stimulation are still an unknown to many people. While urethral play in general is not something general population knows a lot about, it is undeniable that male urethral stimulation is more known.

In a way, this is not surprising, since male urethra is longer and wider and thus can accommodate larger toys. At the same time, men can enjoy direct prostate stimulation during sounding, which is the most exciting thing about urethral play for many men. It is there not surprising that male urethral stimulation is more known than urethral play for women.

However, this doesn’t mean that women cannot engage in urethral play or that they cannot enjoy it. On the contrary. Urethral stimulation can bring a lot of pleasure to women and lead to some mind-blowing orgasms. The main thing to keep … read more

How Long Does it Take to Stretch Balls?

Leather Ball StretcherOne of the most common questions about ball stretching is about the time needed to achieve good results. How long does it take to stretch balls?

It is understandable that you wish to know this, since it is one of the basic things you need to know when organizing your ball stretching routine. Not to mention that it’s a powerful motivational factor.

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell how long will it take to stretch your balls. The truth is that every person is individual and will have individual progress with ball stretching. Also, a lot depends on the desired results you wish to achieve. Those who only want to have a bit of a stretch will sure be able to get results sooner than those who are looking for a more pronounced and long-term effect.… read more

Aftercare Dos and Don’ts

Piercing AftercareAftercare is crucial for your new piercing.

You need to perform aftercare properly in order to speed up the healing process and prevent problems such as infection, migration or rejection.

Here are some quick tips on what to do and what to avoid during the healing time:

Dos

  • Make sure to clean your new piercing with a mild solution. Saline solution is the best way to go.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Unclean hands increase the risk of infection and other problems.
  • Speaking of which, the only time you should touch your piercing is to clean it. It should be left alone at all other times.
  • Aftercare success and healing depend a lot on your health. In order to speed up the healing process and to prevent infections and other problems,
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Different Types of Prince Albert Piercings

price albert piercingPrince Albert is probably the most famous genital piercing in the world. In fact, when people talk about male genital piercings, chances are that they think about PA. While this is not correct the confusion is understandable, due to huge popularity of PA piercing.

What is important to know is that there are actually several types of PA piercings, only one of them being “standard” PA that is so common. This piercing type has one major variant and a completely different piercing type that shares a similar name, so it is important to understand their similarities and differences.

Standard Prince Albert

A Standard PA piercing is the most popular form. This is a male genital piercing that uses urethral opening as one of the holes while the other hole is performed on the underside of the glans. It … read more

Daith Piercing

Daith PiercingDaith Piercing is an ear piercing made on the innermost fold of the cartilage.

While it’s not one of the most popular ear cartilage piercings it’s common enough that most reputable piercing studios and piercers can perform it without a problem.

The Piercing

Daith piercing was first performed in 1992. It was created by piercer Erik Dakota and his client, who named the piercing “da’at” (“knowledge” in Hebrew). It was popularized in Fakir Musafar’s Body Play Magazine and it became one of the most unique ear piercing types.

Daith is characterized by its placement. Since the pierced area is small, there are not many variations of the placement. It has to be done on the innermost cartilage fold, right above the ear canal.

While it’s not a highly complex piercing, Daith poses some challenge and a lot of skill … read more

Vertical Lobe Piercing

Vertical EarlobeVertical lobe piercing is an earlobe piercing in which the jewelry is positioned vertically. This placement is unusual for a lobe piercing, so it attracts attention. A great thing about vertical lobe piercing is that it’s done on the earlobe, which is easy body part to pierce, but it’s still relatively rare and more unusual than a regular earlobe piercing.

This is an easy way to get a unique piercing without having to go for a painful or impractical body part to pierce.

Placement and Procedure

Vertical lobe piercings are similar in many ways to the regular lobe piercings. At the same time, there are some notable differences. A vertical lobe piercing is done on the earlobe, just like the regular lobe piercing. However, while the regular earlobe piercing goes from front to back of the earlobe, … read more

What is The Initial Healing Time?

Initial Healing TimeThere are some things you should expect after getting your piercing done. While most people are scared of piercing pain during procedure, it’s important to know that the procedure is just the first step. Once it’s done and you have your new piercing, the healing time starts.

It’s vital to understand how critical and important healing time is for the well being of your piercing and your health in general. This is why it’s important to perform aftercare carefully and to stick to all of the instructions proposed by your piercer.

The Initial Healing Time

The most critical time is the initial healing time. This time starts right after the procedure is done and lasts for weeks, depending on the piercing in question. Out of this time, the most dangerous are the first hours and days after getting your … read more