What Size of Urethra Sound Should I Start With?

What Size of Urethra Sound Should I Start With?One of the most frequent questions asked about urethral stimulation and urethral play is about the size of urethral toys.

After all, size is one of the most important factors when it comes to urethral toys such as penis plugs and urethral sounds.

It’s not simply down to personal preferences, though these should be taken into account. There is also the issue of safety.

While urethral stimulation is a sexual activity that brings certain risks, it’s important to know that many of these risks can be avoided with careful use and by following all safety requirements. One of the most important things for ensuring safety is knowing how to use a toy of the right size. In other words, the toy’s size will have a huge impact on safety, so it’s vital to understand the risks and to know what you’re doing.

These questions are particularly important for beginner users who wish to know what size of urethra sound should they start with. Choosing a beginner’s urethral toy can be a tricky affair, but there are some important tips to follow that will help you make a good choice. If you are looking for your first urethral toy and wonder about the size, here are some of the most important things to take into account to make a good choice.

What’s a Toy Size?

The first thing you need to understand here is what “size” means exactly in the context of urethral toys. All urethral toys come in several standard sizes, but there are many different dimensions to take into account. Also, keep in mind that while there are some standard urethral toy designs, especially when it comes to urethral sounds, there are also numerous unique and original urethral toy shapes. Therefore, there are many potential designs you might encounter. This may make it difficult for a newbie user to choose. It is sometimes difficult to understand what “size” means when it comes to urethral toys.

Generally speaking, “size” may refer to different things. Sex toys come in many different shapes and lengths, and also in different weights. Some toys are small and light while others are big and massive. It may be easy to tell a small toy from a big one. When it comes to urethral toys, however, keep in mind that “size” mainly refers to the toy’s diameter.

With urethral toys, the diameter (toy’s thickness) is one of the most important things you need to take into account. It’s one of the most important parameters that determines whether a toy is suitable for beginners or not. While other parameters, such as toy’s material, length, weight and other factors do play a role in deciding whether a toy is good for beginners, diameter is one of the most important things you need to consider.

Why? Here’s the thing: the toy’s thickness determines whether it’s safe to insert said toy inside your urethra. The toy’s length determines how deep you can go, and while super-long urethral toys are definitely not made for beginners, keep in mind that you can always insert the toy only a little. In other words, you don’t have to insert the toy all the way down if you are not ready. When it comes to toy’s thickness, however, you can’t escape the diameter. It is how it is and your urethra must be able to accommodate it.

Similarly, toys of different materials, both soft and rigid, can be suitable for beginners. Even newbie users can try urethral toys made of metal. Do not be intimidated by Surgical Steel urethral toys: they are high-quality and body friendly. These metal toys are smooth and thus make for a surprisingly comfortable experience. When it comes to toy’s weight, while you shouldn’t go with super-heavy toys in the beginning, keep in mind that even beginners can use relatively heavy toys without a problem.

This is why size mainly refers to the toy’s diameter. It doesn’t mean that other factors, such as length, material or texture are unimportant. It just means that diameter is a very important parameter that should always be taken into account. If you are looking for your first urethral toy, make sure to pay attention to the toy’s diameter first.

Good Sizes, Bad Sizes: Urethral Toys Explained

Hegar Urethral Sounds KitNow that we established that you need to pay attention to the toy’s diameter, you need to learn more about good and bad sizes of urethral toys. Again, this will mainly refer to the diameter (thickness) of the toy.

There are two kinds of bad toy sizes: urethral toys that are too thin and those that are too thick. One would think that only too thick toys could be dangerous for beginners, but it’s not the case. While it is true that toys that are too thick are unsuitable for beginners, it is also true that thin toys can be even more dangerous. Do not choose urethral toys that are too thin for your urethra!

  • Thin toys are those that are smaller than the diameter of your urethra. You will recognize them by being too easy to insert. They will simply slip inside without properly touching the walls of your urethra. These toys can be very dangerous because they can act as sharp objects and create tears and false passages in the urethra. They are too sharp and too difficult to control. Therefore, they can be very dangerous, particularly for the beginner users. You should avoid them, at least until you get a significant experience with urethral toys.
  • Thick toys are those that are larger than the diameter of your urethra. These toys will be difficult or impossible to insert. They are very uncomfortable and can lead to painful overstretching. This is why they are not recommended for beginners. If you wish to use thick urethral toys, make sure to train and stretch your urethra first.
  • Toys of the right size are those that match your urethra in diameter. When inserted using lube, they should fit snugly inside the urethra. You should feel them against your urethral walls and they should not slip inside easily. On the other hand, they should not be too difficult to insert and they should not overstretch you. For most men, the first size they should order will be the second or third smallest available diameter. In other words, if ordering a sounding kit, the first sound you should use will be the second smallest or third smallest in the kit. Beware of the double ended sounds with different sizes on the ends. In this case, the first size you should use will be either the larger end of the smallest sound or the smaller end of the second smallest sound. Keep in mind, however, that these are only recommendations. A lot will depend on your individual anatomy so the beginner size you need might be different than these recommendations.

Please note: Many times, beginner users are recommended to use smaller urethral toys. However, keep in mind that “smaller” here mainly refers to the toy’s length. Shorter toys can be good for beginners. It is also important for your toys not to be big when it comes to diameter. Smaller diameters are better. That being said, “smaller” doesn’t mean “thinnest”. You should stay away from thinnest toys, especially as a beginner.

Keep in mind that while you need to pay close attention to the toy’s diameter, it doesn’t mean that other factors should be ignored. The toy’s length, for example, still plays a part. Two toys of the same diameter will make for two completely different experiences if one is short and the other one is super-long. This is yet another thing to keep in mind when choosing a toy for yourself.

Generally speaking, shorter urethral toys are better for beginners. Beginner users don’t have enough practice to allow for safe deep sounding, so it’s best to stick to the first few inches of the urethra. Beginners should not attempt to go deeper than the base of the penis, so shorter urethral toys are a better choice for these users. Keep in mind that the penis’ part of urethra provides a lot of sensitive spots and makes for a very arousing experience, so you will have a lot of fun even if you don’t go too deep. Once you get used to urethral stimulation you can try going deeper. You will need longer urethral toys to try deep urethral stimulation. However, this is not an activity recommended to beginner users.

What Size of Urethra Sound Should I Start With?

In and Out Princes WandAs mentioned above, your ideal first urethral toy will be shorter in length and not too thick but also not the thinnest available toy you can find. There are many smaller urethral plugs that are great for beginners who wish to try urethral stimulation for the first time.

Another good idea for a beginner urethral toy is urethral stretcher or trainer. These are specially designed urethral toys that are made for gradual stretching of your urethra. Use them to be able to take larger toys. They will help you make your urethra wider so it can accommodate urethral toys of bigger diameters.

When it comes to urethral sounds, the same guidelines apply. It’s best to start with shorter sounds, preferably those that are smooth. Make sure that the sound is not too thick for you but do not go after the thinnest sound in the kit. Most men find that the ideal starting size is second smallest in the kit, though some need to use the third smallest size to be safe. Keep in mind that these are just recommendations and that a lot will depend on your individual anatomy.

Here are some small urethral toys and sounds that are suitable for beginners. Keep in mind that “small” here refers mainly to the toy’s length. When it comes to diameters, these toys are not particularly thick but are not super-thin either.

Warning: What might be “thick” for one person may be “thin” for the other. Therefore, take our toy  recommendations as estimates only and not as an absolute rule. A toy that is safe for one man to use might be dangerous for another. This is why it’s vital to go slowly and stop the moment you see that a toy is too thick or too thin for you. When in doubt, it’s useful to consult a kink-friendly doctor. Do not take these toy recommendations as a rule. They are made for orientation only.

Some ideas for first urethral toys: Sleek & Hollow Penis Plug, “The Original” Penis Plug, Smooth Beginners Penis Plug, Standard Penis Plug, Hegar Urethral Sounds Kit, Pratt Urethral Beginners Sound Kit, Smooth as Silk Penis Pumper, Hank’s Dilator Set, In & Out Princes Wand, Dittle Sound Set, Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit, Honey Hive Penis Plug with Thru Hole, Smooth Training Stretcher.

Stay Away from These Toys if You are a Beginner

Keep in mind that these toys are good for more experienced users. These users are familiar with urethral stimulation and know how to use their toys properly and safely. This is why they can experiment with more complex, bigger, thinner and other extreme urethral toys.

Here are some urethral toys that are NOT good for beginners but are great choice for experienced users looking for more intense and extreme urethral play: The Bullet Urethral Sound, Every Pleasure Known Sounding Rod, Van Buren Urethral Dilators Sounds, TX4 Penis Plug, Pogo Stick Cum Thru Penis Plug, The Masturbator, The Rip Stick Flat Head Penis Plug, Extra Long Penis Plug, 8 Ball Cue Stick with Holding Ring, Apollo 1 Penis Plug, Tapered Wave Plug, Extra Long Male Urethral Vibrator / Vibrating Sound, Cock Screw Penis Plug, Ribbed Urethral Sound.

To Recap

Here are quick tips to help you answer the important question: What Size of Urethra Sound Should I Start With?

  • Pay attention to toy’s diameter (thickness), first and foremost. Second, pay attention to toy’s length.
  • A toy should not be too thick nor too thin. Both are dangerous (thick toys will overstretch your urethra while thin can slip inside and tear your urethra).
  • Good thickness (diameter) of the toy is the one that matches your urethra. Both the toy and your urethra should have about the same diameter.
  • To choose a good size of a toy for beginners, make sure that your chosen toy is not too easy to insert and slip inside. On the other hand, it should not be too difficult to insert. Ideally, a toy will provide a snug but comfortable fit inside your urethra. You should feel it pressed on the walls of your urethra at all sides but with very little stretch.
  • If, at any point, a toy becomes uncomfortable, painful or difficult to control, make sure to take it out and try a toy of a different size. In case you encounter pain, bleeding, prolonged discomfort and other problems, make sure to consult your doctor.

“In and Out” Sounding: How To

SoundingOne of the most exciting things about urethral stimulation is that you can play with your toys in many different ways. It all depends on your preferences and experience level, but there are definitely various things you can try.

For many people, one of the most exciting things about urethral stimulation is to use the toy to simulate penetrative sex. In other words, to penetrate your penis with a toy. Typically, it is done using in and out movements, in which the sound or a penis plug is moved in and out of the penis. Basically, it means “fucking” yourself (or your partner!) with a urethral toy. While not all people enjoy this activity, many claim this is the best and most arousing part of urethral stimulation.

“In and Out” Sounding Tips

If you wish to try in and out sounding, good news: there is actually nothing preventing you to try. There are not many rules and guidelines for this form of a play, though as with any other form of urethral stimulation, it is vital to stay safe and know how to proceed. For this reason, inexperienced users are advised to try this form of stimulation with an experienced partner who will sound them. If you wish to try this activity on your own, the most important thing is to go slowly and gently! This is an absolute must to keep yourself safe and without injuries to your urethra.

Here are some tips on safe in and out sounding:

Insert the toy carefully. The toy has to be inserted with care. Do not rush things out.

Use plenty of lube. In and out sounding makes a lot of friction, so to prevent injuries to your urethra, make sure to use plenty of lube. Lube the toy and your penis before you start. If it ever becomes a bit too rough, make sure to re-lube before continuing.

Go gently. It is an imperative to go slowly and gently. While it might be difficult to maintain the slow rhythm as you get aroused, it is vital to stay safe. Do not go too rough!

Go only an inch or two. One important thing to know about in and out sounding: the stroking motions should be short. You should move the toy out only for an inch or two! Use short strokes and do not move the toy more than an inch or two up and down! This is important to maintain safety.

Do not go too deep. In and out stimulation is ideal for shorter urethral toys, such as ribbed and textured penis plugs and short sounds. It is generally not made for deep stimulation, so make sure not to insert the toys too deeply into your urethra.

You may need to downsize, but be careful. This is a tricky one. Generally speaking, toys that are too thin are reserved for experienced users only, since they are sharper and more dangerous. On the other hand, in and out sounding generally feels better with a toy that is one size (but not more!) smaller than your usual size. It will make the toy glide with ease. That being said, it is dangerous to use toys that are too thin, so if you are only starting out (and using toys one size bigger than the smaller one or two sizes bigger than the smallest one), using a thinner toy for in and out sounding may be too dangerous. This is why beginner users are absolutely encouraged to either stretch their urethra first or not to try in and out sounding at all. You may try with your usual toy diameter and see how it goes. If it’s too tight for in and out sounding it’s better to wait until you are more experienced or until your urethra is properly stretched. Do not use super-thin toys for this purpose! Again, those are reserved for experienced users.

Use appropriate toys. Always use only toys specially designed for urethral stimulation. If you wish to try in and out massage, it’s best to use short, textured toys made for the purpose. These toys with bumps and textured exterior will provide additional stimulation during use and will enhance the in and out motions. Recommended products:

Additional Tips

  • While the article is focused on penis and male users, it’s important to know that women can enjoy this type of urethral massage, too. All you need to do is to choose a smaller toy than the one appropriate for penis sounding. Use plenty of lube and try gentle in and out movements to see how they feel. However, keep in mind not to go too deeply. If you feel any pain or if your urethral toy reaches the end of urethra, you should stop and wait until your body recovers. Next time, try using shorter movements.
  • That being said, there are some women who enjoy bladder teasing (just like there are men who like the same thing). If you wish to do this keep in mind that this activity is more dangerous so you need to be as gentle as possible. Women have a much shorter urethra, which makes for a greater risk to develop urinary tract infections. As usual with these types of extreme sexual activities, it’s best to consult a doctor before doing anything!
  • Keep in mind that in and out movements will probably irritate your urethral walls, even if you use plenty of lube (and you should always use lube!) Expect some burning during urination. Some people also experience a bit of pain, but it doesn’t last long. If the pain and burning sensation persist for hours or into following days make sure to consult your doctor.
  • If you experience pain (particularly sharp pain), significant discomfort, discharge, blood, cramps or any other problem, it is important to seek medical attention immediately! To stay safe, it is best to find a kink-friendly doctor beforehand. Ask for their opinion and advice how to stay safe during sounding and make sure to contact them if you encounter any sort of a problem!

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"Sounds" Good to Me

It is not unusual for people to want to explore different types of sexual stimulation. Over the past couple of years sounding, or urethral sounding, has become a very common practice among many. Sounding is the act of inserting an object, usually a long and smooth object, into the urethra for sexual pleasure. While this practice is mostly done by men, some women also enjoy the pleasures of the stimulation.

Sounding is sometimes referred to as “cock-stuffing” or “urethral masturbation”.  Sounds are surgical steel smooth rods that are used in medical settings to stretch the urethra, but are also used for sexual pleasure outside of the medical setting. These rods come in many different sizes and styles. Some people like to use household objects when first starting out because they are scared or embarrassed to purchase the correct items, with this sexual practice but it is HIGHLY NOT recommended. And with the Internet now there is no reason to fear purchasing the safe and correct items to use. Sounds are the best, safest objects to use for sounding obviously. There are many different sounding kits available, and also just individual pieces if you already know your size. These kits are great for someone newly interested in sounding because they often start at a small size and gradually get larger.  Experienced people in urethra play find that the ribbed sounds work great for them.

The urethra is very soft tissue that can be easily damaged while taking part in the pleasures of sounding if one is not careful. Some irritation is expected when first starting.  Another concern with urethral sounding is infection. A urinary tract infection can happen if your hands and the sound are not properly cleaned, and can become sever if not treated. Using antibacterial or antimicrobial soap is the best way to clean your hands before this act is done. Because the sounds are made of surgical steel they can be boiled in hot water and sanitized better than most any other objects, just be sure that you do not burn them on the bottom of a pot or something like that, use a double boiler or a pedestal in the bottom of the pot. Each and every time the sound is used it needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

Inserting a sound rod into the urethra needs to be lubricated in order to prevent tearing of the urethra. Water based lubrication like Surgilube is the best type of lube to use when inserting the sound. While holding the penis upright the rod can be inserted. The sound should not be forced into the urethra but merely guided, especially if you are new to this practice; gravity does most of the work. Starting with a small sound will help you learn your limits. Some people like to see how far they can insert the sound, while others like to see how big they can make their urethra.

Urethral play is pleasurable for some for a couple of different reasons. When the sound is inserted into the penis it meant to stimulate the glands and tissues in the inner walls of the penis associated with sexual pleasures. Some like the bladder to be included in this sexual act. Sounding is considered a fetishistic activity. This is a power type of fetish. A lot of individuals that are into BDSM find sounding to be very pleasurable. If you are going to be involving a partner in urethral play, make sure you are fully comfortable and trust them.

Don’t forget to check out the “Adult Adventure” section here at The Chain Gang to find the perfect sound or sounding kit and Surgilube for you!