Many men wonder about sounding rods and how to use them. This type of sexual stimulation is still somewhat unknown, so it’s not surprising that people have questions and that there is some confusion over how to perform this activity and how to use a sounding rod for pleasure.
If you are interested in sounding rods and wish to use them for arousal and orgasm, it is important to know what these sex toys are and how to use them safely. Keep in mind that this sort of stimulation has certain risks, so you need to be informed and you absolutely need to follow all the safety guidelines. This is the only way to ensure a safe sounding experience.
What are Sounding Rods?
Some people are interested in sounding rods but are confused about what these sex toys actually are and how to use them. The first confusion is about the name: “sounding rods” are also known under other, sometimes more popular, names. They are more commonly known as “urethral sounds” or “urethral toys” in general. In fact, there is no one toy type that could be considered a sounding rod, which makes the matters even more confusing.
However, you don’t need to worry. What is important to know is that you don’t need an exact definition of a sounding rod in order to use one. The most important thing is to understand what kind of sex toys they are and what kind of sexual stimulation can be achieved with them.
Sounding rods are used for urethral stimulation. In other words, these toys are inserted into the urethra through the tip of the penis, usually with a bit help of sterile lube. Once the tip is inserted, the toy is then gently pushed down the urethral canal. The feeling of a toy inside the urethra is very erotic for some people, so it’s not surprising that urethral play has many fans. If you are interested in this type of stimulation it’s important to be informed about all aspects of urethral play so you know how to stay safe during urethral stimulation.
While some women may enjoy this type of urethral play, it is important to note that toys used by women are generally smaller than those made for men. In other words, female urethral toys are typically smooth and thinner urethral sounds. This is a bit different than the most popular urethral toys for men. On the other hand, both men and women can often use the same urethral toys, so if you are interested in this type of stimulation you don’t need to stick to gender classifications about toys. Urethral toys can be enjoyed by people regardless of gender.
What does this have to do with sounding rods? In short, sounding rods are one type of urethral toys. They are used for urethral play and urethral stimulation, to massage the inside of the penis and produce intense sensations. As a type of urethral toys, sounding rods should be used carefully and gently, in order to minimize risks and problems associate with urethral stimulation. It is important to stay safe if you wish to use these toys! The best way to go is to visit your doctor even before you start practicing urethral stimulation in order to learn how to stay safe and to make sure that this type of stimulation is ok for you to use. It’s best to find a kink-friendly doctor who will give you helpful information about how to stay safe when you use your sounding rods.
Sounding Rods: A Special Type of Toys?
Now that you know what sounding rods are used for and what kind of toys they are, it’s important to look at them more closely. As noted above, sounding rods are one type of urethral toys, but what kind of toys, exactly? Is there a specific toy type that can be defined as a sounding rod?
The thing is that there are actually many different types of urethral toys that are considered to be sounding rods. For one, some people consider sounding rods to be any urethral toy. In other words, this term is used to signify urethral toys in general. Penis plugs, urethral sounds, urethral stretchers, all of them can be classified as sounding rods.
According to other opinions, however, not all urethral toys are sounding rods. These people equate sounding rods with urethral sounds, particularly the long types of sounds. For these people, “sounding rod” is a synonym for “urethral sound” or simply “sound”.
Yet another opinion considers sounding rods to be only specifically shaped urethral toys. In essence, for a toy to be a sounding rod, it has to be shaped as a rod. This usually means a long, straight body. The diameter of the toy should be much smaller than the length, so the toy can be classified as a long and rod-like. These toys are also straight and without curves. Most urethral toys that could be considered sounding rods by this standard are long urethral sounds, though some other types of urethral toys fall into this group, too. For example, long and straight penis plugs, prince’s wands, urethral stretchers and other types of urethral toys. In essence, if a toy is long and straight, it can be considered a sounding rod according to this standard.
Finally, there are some people who consider sounding rods to be urethral toys specifically made for deep urethral stimulation. This type of stimulation is different than the usual urethral massage because it goes much deeper. Instead of simply stimulating the inside of the penis, a toy goes deeper, all the way down to the penis base and beyond, to prostate and even bladder. This type of urethral stimulation is more complicated to perform, but it’s a way to stimulate your prostate directly and this is why many men love it so much. Orgasms produced by deep urethral stimulation are very intense and powerful, so it’s not surprising that there are so many men who wish to perform this type of stimulation.
In order to reach this deeply into urethra, one has to have a toy specifically made for this type of stimulation. These toys are typically long urethral sounds made for prostate stimulation. They are mostly straight but they have a curve on the top in order to accommodate the natural curves in the urethra. People who consider sounding rods to be toys for deep urethral stimulation count only toys made for deep massage, prostate massage and bladder massage to be sounding rods. In practice, this refers mostly to long urethral sounds made for deep urethral stimulation.
How to Use Sounding Rods: Basic Tips
Now that you understand that sounding rods are complex as a sex toy type and that they can’t be easily defined, it is time to learn how to use them properly and without problems. Remember, you need to stay safe during urethral stimulation so you need to be gentle and you need to follow all safety guidelines.
With sounding rods, general guidelines for urethral toys apply. Regardless of the type of the toy, and regardless of the way you define sounding rods, there are certain measures that need to be followed in order to stay safe and to perform urethral stimulation properly.
More specific tips depend on how you define sounding rods, that is, what kind of toys you consider to be sounding rods. Based on the different opinions described above, sounding rods can be defined in 4 different ways and meanings:
- All urethral toys are sounding rods.
- Sounding rods are the same thing as urethral sounds.
- Sounding rods are long, straight urethral toys.
- Only toys made for deep urethral stimulation are considered to be sounding rods.
Specific tips for toy use will depend on how you define sounding rods as urethral toys.
All Urethral Toys are Sounding Rods
If you consider all urethral toys to be sounding rods, then you should follow tips made for use of urethral toys in general. The most important thing is to be informed about all the aspect of urethral play, especially safety guidelines. Keep in mind that this activity requires some practice to get right, so in addition to reading and being informed about it, you also need to practice. This can be tricky because inexperienced users may easily hurt themselves during practice. For this reason, it might be useful to have a more experienced person perform urethral play for you and teach you step by step on how to do it properly.
Since you need to practice, it’s best to start with shorter and smoother toys first. These are less intimidating than bigger and longer urethral toys. Also, in order to be able to take larger toys you will need to stretch and train your urethra first, so you need to use specialized toys made for the purpose. Urethral stretchers can help you to train your urethra so you can accommodate larger toys.
Only after your urethra is stretched properly you can begin using larger and longer toys. Again, this takes time and this process should never be rushed. To get there you will need to gain significant experience so this is not something recommended for beginner users.
When choosing a urethral toy for yourself, make sure it’s thick enough. Thin urethral toys are dangerous and should be avoided, particularly by less experienced users.
Sounding rods are the same thing as urethral sounds
If you consider sounding rods to be a synonym for urethral sounds, you need to follow all the tips recommended for safe sounding. All of the things mentioned in the above section still stand, but you need to also consider some more specific aspects. The main difference between urethral toys in general and urethral sounds is that sounds are specific types of toys and should be used in a certain way. While there are many different sounding types to choose from, there are also some things that are true for all urethral sounds. Typically, sounds are more advanced toys than others. They are usually modeled after real sounds used by doctors to perform examinations so they are great for those who like medical toys and want to try medical fetish.
Urethral sounds come in many different sizes, which is yet another thing you need to take into account. There are shorter sounds made for basic urethral stimulation and those are suitable for beginners. Larger and bigger sounds, however, should be used only by experienced users.
Sounding rods are long, straight urethral toys
Some people consider only long and straight urethral toys to be sounding rods. If you wish to go by this definition, most sounding rods will be urethral sounds. As mentioned above, urethral sounds are typically longer than penis plugs. Also, many of them do resemble rods, so this is why the name makes sense. Keep in mind, however, that some long sounds are not perfectly straight. This is particularly true for very long urethral sounds. These sounds are made to follow the natural curve of the urethra and they are made to be inserted very deeply. These toys are made for prostate and bladder stimulation.
Some urethral sounds are shorter than that but still long enough to count as sounding rods. Also, some sounds with a curve still resemble rods so they can be counted in this category. Tips and guidelines for using these toys are basically the same than those in the previous group. The one added advice is to never attempt to insert a toy if your urethra is not stretched properly. This is particularly true for thick, big sounding rods. If you want to use these you need to stretch your urethra properly first.
Also, keep in mind that urethral sounds are not the only types of long and straight urethral toys. There are some very long penis plugs, prince’s wands and urethral stretchers that can fall into this category.
Only toys made for deep urethral stimulation are considered to be sounding rods
If you consider only toys made for deep urethral stimulation to be sounding rods, then you mean on long urethral sounds. These urethral sounds are specially designed to reach very deep into the urethra, all the way down to prostate and bladder. In order to do that, a toy has to follow the natural curve of the urethra. This is why urethral sounds made for deep stimulation usually have a curve.
Using these toys is reserved for the most experienced users. If you wish to try urethral stimulation and use sounding rods to massage your prostate or bladder, you need lots and lots of practice. You need to be an experienced user who knows how to perform many different types of urethral stimulation. Patience is the key with these toys. You need to build your experience and practice a lot in order to learn how to use these urethral toys properly. Also, you need to be informed about all the added risks that come with deep urethral stimulation and learn how to say safe during this arousing activity.
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