Craig, I had a 12mm torpedo plug inserted with mild discomfort from tight fit. After 2 1/2 days while I was enjoying the feeling, there was a sharp pain, blood and the plug came out.
My question is, how long does it normally take to heal and I can re-insert plug?
I have been using my sounds, but unable to get back to where I had stretched to (35 french).
Injuries during sounding and other urethral play are relatively common. Since this activity brings certain risks, it is understandable that accidents happen. This is why it’s so important to do everything you can to prevent these problems. Remember, urethral stimulation brings certain risks so you always need to be extra careful and to follow all safety guidelines in order to prevent injuries.
However, injuries during sounding do happen even when you are careful. What to do in these situations and how long does it take for an injury to heal?
What to Do with Injuries during Sounding?
Injuries during sounding can happen even if you are careful but this doesn’t mean you should ignore safety guidelines. Remember, while these guidelines only lower the risk and cannot eliminate it completely, they do help preventing many problems. This is why it is so important to stick to the safety routine and to be very careful during your urethral play.
What if an injury does occur? In these cases, it is important to act quickly to prevent further problems. The first thing you need to do is to remove the sound or any other toy that you have in your urethra. Any sexual activity has to stop as soon as you notice a problem such as pain, discomfort, discharge, blood or any other warning sign. It is important to act quickly so you don’t make matters worse.
It is also advisable to visit a doctor, especially you notice some warning signs even after the urethral toy is out. Common warning signs include discharge, swelling, numbness, pain, blood and general discomfort. Urinary tract infections are also a common problem associated with urethral sounding and they have to be treated by your doctor.
In short, it is important to act quickly and to avoid any form of urethral play until your body heals completely. Trying to insert any urethral toy when your injury is still fresh is a big no-no, so it is good to avoid urethral play for some time.
How Long to Wait After Injury?
Another common question people ask is how long they should wait to resume urethral play. Unfortunately, there is no one good answer to this because there are many injuries during sounding and many types of problems. In minor cases, you will only need to avoid urethral sounding for a few days but in more serious cases you might need to wait for weeks (or even longer).
The best judge of this is your doctor who can advise you about resuming urethral play. However, in order to get this type of advice it is necessary to have a kink-friendly doctor, which is not always easy to find.
It is best to listen to your body. Wait at least a week or two and then start experimenting slowly to see how your body reacts. Make sure to use plenty of lube and try first with shorter, smaller toys. Do not use overly thin nor overly thick toys. It is best to go with the smoothest, simplest toy possible that is not intimidating or intense. For this purpose, just try to inert the toy a little and see how your body reacts. Do not try to go back to the game straight away; for now, just test your body to see how it feels. Your body will tell you if it’s ready to resume these activities or not.
Whatever you do, do not force a toy down your urethra and do not ignore any pain and discomfort! This is very dangerous and can make your injury worse. It is important to be very patient and to go extra slowly when trying to re-introduce urethral play to your sexual activities.
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.