Penis plugs and urethral sounds are popular tools for sexual experimentation, arousal and pleasure. Many men use them to enrich their sexual experience and reach new levels of sexual pleasure. These toys can be used for masturbation, sex, role-playing, medical games, and in many other ways – the only limit is your imagination. To know how to use them properly, however, you need to understand what they do and what is the best way to start using them.
Penis Plugs and Sounds: The Difference
The first thing you need to understand is the difference between penis plugs and urethral sounds. They are both used for urethral play and they are both inserted into the penis. Their function and the way they are used, however, are what makes the difference.
Generally speaking, the main difference is the type of sensations you can achieve. Penis plugs are generally shorter and smaller so they are ideal for beginner users. On the other hand, penis plugs come in many different shapes and textures. It means you can use them to experience different sensations. Foe example, you may use textured penis plugs for additional stimulation during use or try flexible penis plugs for a perfect comfort. There are also penis plugs with glans rings, hollow and solid penis plugs to enjoy.
Urethral sounds, on the other hand, are typically longer toys so you can use them for deep urethral play. These toys are modeled after real instruments that doctors use for examinations. Many urethral sounds are smooth yet powerful. Some include a curve to fit the natural curves in the urethra and allow deep urethral stimulation and prostate massage.
Penis Plugs: The Main Features
A penis plug is a toy (sometimes even considered body jewelry) that can be inserted into urethra to achieve sexual arousal. A penis plug can make the penis more sensitive and responsive, it can make erections stronger and it can also intensify orgasm. Another reason to use a penis plug is to imitate the look of a Prince Albert piercing without being pierced for real. Penis plugs are relatively small and typically short, which makes them ideal for beginners who want to try urethral stimulation for the first time.
There are many different designs of penis plugs. In its basic form, a penis plug is a smooth, slightly tapered metal plug made to be inserted into urethra. Other designs are made to heighten the arousal and to help keep the plug in place, so you can find textured penis plugs, penis plugs with flexible parts, those with a vibrating functionality or penis plugs with a glans ring. The ring serves a double role: it keeps the plug in place safely and it also increases pleasure by making the penis harder and more sensitive to touch. Another thing to keep in mind is that some penis plugs include a so-called “cum through hole”. These penis plugs are hollow so they allow for free urination and ejaculation. Other penis plugs are solid so they prevent the fluids from being expelled from the penis.
Urethral Sounds: The Main Features
Urethral sounds are used in medicine for dilating urethra during medical examination and tests. These tools can also be used to achieve sexual pleasure. Many people enjoy the feeling of their urethra being stretched and probed, so this is why urethral sounds are so popular with many men looking for more exciting sexual experiences. Urethral toys are typically longer than penis plugs. Some are good for regular urethral play while others are great for going deep and achieving prostate massage.
Urethral sounds are usually sold in sets. The sounds in a set have different sizes (especially width, though many vary in length, too), so it’s possible to stat with the smallest ones and build your way from there. Many urethral sounds have a curve at the end made to stimulate the prostate.
Urethral sounds are typically longer and thicker than the plugs. They can be inserted deep into the penis and reach the urethra or even the bladder, if you are into extreme urethral play. Many sounds have a special end made for stimulating the prostate. Sounds are often used in medical role-play.
Start Using Penis Plugs and Sounds
If you want to start using penis plugs and urethral sounds, there are some important things to remember. First of all, it is important to choose the most appropriate penis plugs and sounds for a beginner’s level. You cannot use thicker and longer urethral toys until you stretch and train your urethra. In order to be able to accept those bigger toys your urethra needs to be enlarged. You can achieve this by using special urethral stretchers and trainers.
However, as a beginner you need to choose the best toys that will not hurt your body. It is important to stay safe during urethral play and one of the crucial things is to always use toys that are suitable for your experience level. If you are a beginner, you need to use beginners’ toys.
This is the best way to start using penis plugs and sounds. Proper design and fitting will ensure not only the best and safest experience but it will also help you get used to the feeling and it will help you decide if urethral play is something you enjoy.
Here are some of the most important things to think about when you want to start using penis plugs and sounds:
Think About the Design
Penis plugs and sounds come in many different sizes (width and length vary greatly), as well as designs. This is particularly true for penis plugs, though there are different urethral sound designs you may wish to try.
The first thing you need to check is how well-crafted the product is. These toys have to be carefully designed to allow safe urethral play. Penis plugs and urethral sounds typically have curves, texture or even pointed tips (especially in the case of urethral sounds) but the design itself has to be suited for the male anatomy to allow the safe play. A penis plug and urethral sounds are designed well if they allow for smooth, safe insertion. Make sure that the insertion end of a penis plug is smooth and made of thick enough metal not to hurt the urethral walls at insertion.
As a general rule, beginners should use penis plugs and sounds with a tapered tip. This makes for the most comfortable insertion and it carefully stretches urethra as the plug or a sound slides in. There are many other designs on the market, but it’s best to stick to the most basic ones until you are used to the sensation and prepared to take more extreme styles.
Penis Plug Design
When inspecting a design of a penis plug, make sure that it’s made in a way that ensures a good fit and that will keep the plug in place. It’s important that a plug is safely designed so it won’t go far into urethra. This is why a plug needs to have a wider end that will prevent it to go too far into urethra. Some plugs use a disk or a ball to prevent the plug to be inserted too far, while others use special handles. The exact type of the “stopper” used is not so important but it’s vital that a plug has something on the other end that will prevent it to be inserted too far into urethra.
Another thing you need to consider is keeping the plug in place. It’s often difficult to keep a plug in place due to urethral muscles trying to push the plug out. As a beginner user, you will need a bit of practice to keep your penis plug in place. It’s also important to choose a plug with a narrow shoulder so it can get a good grip inside urethra and stay in place. Various types of glans rings are also used to keep the plug in place but these plugs are often more complex in design so they are not always suitable for first-time users.
Urethral Sound Designs
There are several popular designs and types of urethral sounds (Hegar, Pratt, Van Buren, Rosebud, and more). For the best first-time experience, it’s important to choose a smooth urethral sound that is thin enough and easy to insert and remove. However, make sure not to use a sound that is way too thin; it is best to choose the one that has the same diameter as your urethra. The best urethral sounds for beginners are Hegar, rosebud and Dittle sounds
Hegar sounds are S-shaped sounds. They have two different diameters on each end. These are smooth, gently curved sounds suitable even for beginners. This is a perfect sound type for those who wish to try this type of stimulation for the first time. Rosebud sounds are straight and they have a long, thin handle and a bulbous end. The bulbous end is made to stretch and stimulate urethral walls. They are easy to be inserted so they are suitable even for less experienced users. Dittle sounds are straight, with a rounded tip and a flat end. They are suitable even for beginner’s who wish to try urethral sounding.
Choose some of these sounds for your first experience. Their smooth design and anatomic shape make them easy to insert and take out, so they are perfect for less experienced users.
Choosing the Size
For your first time and the beginner’s level, smooth, hollow plugs and urethral sounds are the best choice.
You need a smooth toy because it will not be too overwhelming for your body. It will provide a perfect comfort for a beginner user. Wait to use toys with more texture until you gain some experience.
Also, it is best to choose urethral toys that are relatively short. It is important until you are more familiar with the feel of urethral stimulation. Another thing to keep in mind is the diameter of urethral toys. Beginners should choose toys that are relatively thin so they do not hurt the urethra during urethral play.
Penis Plug Size
The best beginner’s penis plug is small in size, solid and smooth. It may not be worn for a long period of time, but this is ok: you need to get used of the feeling of being stretched and filled up in this way. A smooth penis plug is the most comfortable so it won’t hurt your urethral walls and it will help you get used to the feeling easily.
Another thing you need to consider is the width of the plug. There are special starter plugs specially made for first time users and those who prefer only light urethral play. Generally speaking, a smooth, thinner plug (not thicker than 0.25- 0.3 inches) is the best for beginner users. However, make sure not to go thinner than that: a urethral toy that is too thin can actually be sharp and difficult to control for beginners.
When it comes to length, it’s best to use a shorter plug for your first time. Choose a plug that is not larger than 1.5-2 inches. This is a perfect size for a novice. Don’t go for the longer plugs until you are completely comfortable with the smaller ones. Later, when you get used to the feeling of wearing a penis plug you can move to thicker plugs with textures, central hole and other additions.
Urethral Sound Size
When it comes to urethral sounds, you need to understand that they are longer and suitable for deeper urethral stimulation. Therefore, it’s important to go slowly and to insert as much or as little as you feel comfortable. When choosing a size, make sure to go with the thinnest sounds available and to build from there. Choose a thin sound or pick the thinnest sound in a kit to start with.
How to Use Plugs and Sounds
Penis plugs and urethral sounds generally have a simple and easy to use shape, so you don’t have to think much about how to use them. However, it’s very important to go slowly and to allows your urethra to stretch naturally while the toy slides in.
For the best experience, it’s important to ensure safety (see tips below), to use clean, sanitized toys and to take your time. Don’t forget to clean both your toys and your body before you try to insert a plug or a sound. Ask your partner to sanitize hands or even use surgical gloves to insert the plug or a sound into your urethra.
Also, don’t forget about a lubricant. You will need a good, sterile lube for this. Place a bit of the lube at the penis opening and you may begin the insertion.
For the easiest experience, it’s best for your penis to be soft and not erect. Hold your penis with one hand and slowly begin to insert the plug or a sound. This is also what you should ask your partner to do, if you want another person to do the insertion.
Inserting Urethral Toys
During insertion, try to be as relaxed as possible and don’t fight it. Your urethral muscles will naturally work against it and they will try to push the plug or the sound out, or block it. Try to resist this urge and relax your muscles as much as possible. It’s best to simply let the weight of the toy pull it inside the urethra. Gravity can also help here, so it’s best to keep the penis vertically during insertion.
Once the plug or a sounds is inside, make sure you feel comfortable. This is when you should “test it” by stimulating your penis. You may also let your partner do it. Try with gentle strokes and see how it feels. Some men simply enjoy the feeling of the toy sliding in and out of the penis. Others like to keep the plug or a sound inside while masturbating. Once you feel comfortable enough you may try your first orgasm with a penis plug or a sound.
After this first experience, you can experiment further to see what you like and what kind of urethral stimulation you prefer. After a while, you can switch to more complex and extreme penis plugs and sounds to achieve even more intense feelings.
For the end, here are some safety tips all beginner users should follow to ensure the best and safest experience. Penis plugs and urethral sounds are great tools that can enrich your sexual play, but you need to know how to keep it safe.
Always use specially designed penis plugs and urethral sounds. This is crucial for your safety. Never insert random household objects into urethra! Penis plus and sounds are carefully made to be safe and to be used in this way, which isn’t true for random objects you may find. These object may be unsanitary or they can tear your urethra and break inside your penis, which will lead to further complications. For this reason, it’s important to use only objects specially made for urethral use.
For your first time, it’s best to use the simplest, smaller plugs and urethral sounds, preferably with a rounded, tapered tip. These are the best choice for beginners and they help you get used to the sensations.
Always sterilize your penis plugs and urethral sounds. This is one of the reasons why metal plugs and sounds work the best – they are easy to be sanitized in boiling water. Leave them in boiling water for about 5 minutes, and they are ready to be used. You may also wish to wipe them with alcohol. Also, make sure that your body and hands are clean before you play with plugs and sounds.
Use a quality, sterile lubricant for inserting plugs and urethral sounds. It’s important that a lubricant is sterile and to use the right amount that will make the experience comfortable. Never use saliva as a lubricant. A good lubricant for urethral stimulation is SurgiLube sterile lubricant.
Go slowly. This can’t be stressed enough. Your penis needs to adjust to the new sensation of being stretched. Your urethra needs to be stretched easily and with care. Never rush this experience.
Never force the plug or a sound down your penis; it will only bring more harm than good. It’s best to let the toy slide naturally deeper inside your urethra.
Relax. Being relaxed during your first urethral play is crucial for the positive experience. This is something new and exciting, so try not to worry. Always take your time to get used to urethral stretching and all the new stimulation you will experience.
If you use urethral sounds with a curve, wait for your erection to go away before you try to take it out.
You should always take the solid penis plug out before ejaculation, to prevent retrograde ejaculation.
Hopefully, these tips will help you have a great first experience with urethral play so you will continue to use penis plugs and sounds to achieve sexual pleasure and enhance your sex life.
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