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How do you measure for penis plug the ring on the outside and the mm that is inserted into penis?
Measuring for penis plug is an important question many fans of urethral stimulation want to know. This is even more important for beginners, who are only starting to experiment with urethral play. These people need more instructions and advice on how to choose a penis plug of an appropriate size.
Measuring for Penis Plug: Important Guidelines
There are three important things you need to keep in mind when measuring for penis plug: the girth of the toy, the length of the toy and the diameter of the glans ring in case of penis plugs with glans rings. You need to know all of these things before you choose the best penis plug for yourself.
Ideally, this means that you should know three of your sizes: the length of your urethra, the width of your urethra and the diameter of your penis glans. Unfortunately, only one of these measurements is easy to get – the diameter of your penis glans. The length and width of your urethra are not easy to obtain. This is why measuring for penis ring can rarely be exact.
Luckily, there is a way out of this problem. The good news is that most men can accommodate many different types of penis plugs and urethral toys even before they stretch their urethra. It means that while measuring for penis plug has an element of guessing you can typically get the right size without trouble. However, keep in mind that using urethral toys often relies on trial and error: sometimes, the only way to find an appropriate penis plug is to try various different ones.
Here are the most important things to consider when measuring for penis plug with a glans ring:
The Length of Your Urethra
Typical male urethra is about 8 inches long. However, keep in mind that this the entire length of the urethra, all the way to the bladder. Most users don’t want to go that deep so they don’t need such long toys. Also, keep in mind that you also need to keep some of the penis plug or urethral sound out of your penis and use it as a handle. In this case, very long urethral toys (10 inches or more) are not a rarity.
There is not an easy way to tell how long your urethra is before you insert a urethral toy all the way down your penis. However, this is not something you should worry about, especially at the beginning of your urethral explorations. Most people will do best with shorter urethral toys so length is not much of a concern when measuring for penis plug.
The Width of Your Urethra
Perhaps the most important measurement is the width of your urethra because it will determine the girth of your penis plugs and other urethral toys. Ideally, a penis plug should be of the same diameter as your urethra. Toys that are too thick can hurt and overstretch you while toys that are too thin can easily slip in and cause injuries and other problems.
Again, there is no easy way to tell how wide your urethra actually is. Some people are able to “test it” by inserting a finger into the pee hole but this is not always possible, particularly for beginners.
The good news is that the width (diameter) of urethra that is not stretched is typically around 6 mm to 8 mm. While there are people who have a wider urethra these are typical starter sizes. In other words, you may try penis plugs that are around this size in diameter.
Measuring for Glans Rings
One of the easiest thing about measuring for penis plug is to measure for your glans ring. While not all penis plug have this feature there are many penis plugs who do come with glans rings. Glans rings are excellent: they prevent the penis plug from moving out of the urethra and it provides additional stimulation during use.
It is easy to measure for a glans ring. All you need to do is to take a measuring tape or a similar device and measure your penis just under the glans. Make sure to take several measurements and take the average measurement. This will prevent errors. Also, make sure to measure both when you are flaccid and when you are erect. This will give you the difference between sizes so you know the range of size you need.
Of course, this is just a circumference of your penis so you need to calculate the diameter of the glans ring you need. You will get your diameter if you divide your circumference by 3.14. Make sure to convert your measurement from inches to millimeters because diameters of glans rings are typically given in millimeters.
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.