Urethral Play FAQ

415tHere are some commonly asked questions about urethral stimulation and urethral devices.

If you wish to try any type of urethral sounding or other urethral stimulation make sure you are familiar with basics.

You need to stay safe during these activities!

Is urethral sounding truly pleasurable? It seems like an uncomfortable medical procedure.

Yes, urethral sounding is pleasurable. Urethral stimulation of any kind can be very stimulating, so it’s not surprising many people truly like this type of arousal. A feeling of urethral stimulation is truly one of a kind.

And yet, when you are at the doctor’s, it might not seem pleasurable at all. Why is so?

First of all, it has to be said that urethral procedures done for medical reasons are not uncomfortable for all people. They can be pleasurable even if this situation. In fact, this is how many people discover they are attracted to this type of stimulation in the first place. Many doctors report their patients getting aroused during urethral sounding and other urethral procedures. This is normal.

On the other hand, do not be surprised if you find urethral sounding uncomfortable when done for medical purposes. It is simply not the same as doing it in the privacy of your own home. Urethral sounding done by your doctor is a medical procedure, and it’s not done to produce sexual arousal – it is done out of medical reasons. It is understandable if it’s not pleasurable as such. Also, doctor’s offices are not the most arousing places to be, and many people are nervous during these procedures. All these factors combined often make for a less than arousing experience. That doesn’t mean that urethral stimulation is not extremely arousing when done in the privacy of your own home.

But what if I am aroused by the medical aspects of it?

This is also a possibility. You might be into medical fetish and medical toys in general. It is hardly an unheard of activity: there are many people who enjoy roleplaying of this kind. Urethral sounds and other urethral toys are great for those who like this fetish. Many bondage and other kink activities incorporate some aspect of a medical play, so if it works for you and your partner, go for it!

Why are many urethral sounds curved while penis plugs tend to be straight?

445tPenis plug and urethral sound designs tend to vary greatly, so you will be able to find many devices of different shapes and sizes. That being said, it is true that urethral sounds are often curved on the end while penis plugs tend to be straight. Why is so?

The main reason is because of the slightly different ways in which sounds and plugs are used. While plugs are simply inserted into urethra, most sounds are made to reach truly deep. To achieve so, they need to follow the natural shape of the urethral canal, all the way to the end. Not to mention that some urethral sounds are made to go all the way to the bladder.

While bladder stimulation should be done only if you are familiar with the anatomy and how it works, keep in mind that many urethral sounds are made after true medical devices used for numerous procedures. As such, they copy the design of those medical devices.

Do I need to be pierced to enjoy urethral stimulation?

No. Urethral devices such as urethral sounds and penis plugs do not require you to have a pierced penis. While piercings can be used to enhance the pleasure you absolutely do not have to have any genital piercing to try urethral devices.

Urethral toys such as penis plugs and urethral sounds use your natural hole: urethral canal. They are carefully inserted into urethra and provide stimulation to your penis from the inside. You do not need to be pierced to enjoy this.

Some urethral devices come with glans rings made to keep the device in place and to provide additional stimulation during use, but you do not need to be pierced to enjoy this type of devices.

On the other hand, having a PA piercing or another type of a penis piercing can help you enhance urethral pleasure even more. Some urethral devices are designed in such a way to use holes created by the piercings or to get attached to your piercings. If you have a pierced penis you will sure find a way to enhance urethral stimulation even more. That being said, you do not have to be pierced to try urethral stimulation.

Is urethral stimulation safe?

Urethral stimulation is safe if done with caution. This is why it’s important to be informed and to learn a lot about different urethral devices and how to use them. A basic knowledge of anatomy is also needed. This is a highly pleasurable activity but not one to try without being informed about safe practices. If you are a newbie to urethral stimulation make sure to learn a lot about these practices and how to stay safe.

Also, it’s vital to always use specialized toys made for urethral stimulation. Never shove a random object down your urethra! This is very dangerous. Stick to smaller urethral toys first and build your way from there. Also, don’t forget to use plenty of lube. Always use your common sense. If it becomes uncomfortable or painful at any point it’s a sign that you should stop and try later with a smaller toy.

Whatever you do, make sure to inform yourself about anatomy and safe practices so you can enjoy urethral stimulation without problems and injuries.

Can I be erect?

427tUrethral stimulation is used for sexual arousal, so erection and orgasms are often the goal. Inserting a device might be another thing, though. For some urethral devices, it’s important to start when you’re flaccid. It is more comfortable and safer that way. Not to mention that some devices can be inserted or taken out only when you are flaccid. Other urethral devices can be inserted or taken out even when you have an erection. This is one of the reasons why you need to be informed and know how to use your chosen urethral device.

If you want to use a device that has to be inserted while you’re flaccid, keep in mind that the same rule applies for taking the device out. Do not force a sound or a plug out! If it seems “stuck” while you’re erect, don’t panic. It will be easy to take it out once your erection is gone.

That being said, it is generally safe to achieve erection when having a urethral device inserted – this goes for almost any type of a urethral device. After all, they are made for sexual pleasure. However, if in doubt, do check with the manufacturer.

The same goes for orgasming: it is safe to do so while wearing a urethral device, though what happens with semen will depend on the device itself. Some devices, typically penis plugs, have a hollow body so all fluids can flow free. It means you can cum while wearing these devices without a problem. Since the same goes for all fluids, you can safely urinate with the device on. It means you can wear your urethral device for a prolonged periods of time.

Other devices have a solid body and cannot let the fluids go. It makes for a very unique experience. There are even specialized urethral devices, known as sperm stoppers that are made to achieve this feeling.

How long can I keep a urethral device in?

This will depend on a urethral device in question. Some of urethral toys are specially designed for long-term wear, so they are meant to be inserted and kept inside for a long time. Those are typically special penis plugs you can wear for hours (and even more), even while performing everyday activities. Such plugs are typically hollow so they allow for urination (see above).

On the other hand, there are urethral devices made for short term-wear only. Urethral sounds are typically those you cannot keep in for a long time. It all depends on the design and intended use, so when in doubt, check twice to make sure your urethral toy is indeed suitable for a long term wear.

Difference between Penis Plugs and Urethral Sounds

plugsUrethral sounds and penis plugs are the most popular urethral toys in the world.

If you are interested in urethral play and stimulation, it’s vital to know the difference between the most popular urethral devices and how to use them properly.

This is the only way to achieve satisfaction.

Before You Start

A special caution must be taken by those who wish to try urethral stimulation for the first time. Keep in mind, some urethral toys are made especially for the more advanced users and you should not use them unless your urethra is stretched properly and unless you are familiar with more basic forms of urethral stimulation.

It’s always best to start with smaller toys and build your way up from there. If you can’t find specializes stretcher and trainer toys, start with the smallest, smoothest urethral toy you can find.

Also, one important thing to keep in mind at all times: use only toys specially designed for this type of stimulation. While it may seem tempting to try different things, do not ever shove a random object down your penis. Always stick to proper urethral devices only.

Penis Plugs and Urethral Sounds: The Difference

Both penis plugs and urethral sounds are toys designed for urethral stimulation. In some ways, they achieve the same purpose and are used in a similar way. Both are designed to be used for urethral penetration, that is, they are inserted into the urethral opening. Most of these toys are designed for men, but some women can use them as well. If you are a woman who wishes to use urethral toys it’s best to stick to smaller toys.

Most users of urethral toys are men, which means most of the popular types of toys are made with men in mind. Both penis plugs and urethral sounds are inserted into the urethra and can be used to stimulate penis on the inside.

So, what’s the difference? The main difference is the shape and length, though there are some variations. Typically speaking, urethral sounds are longer and they are made for deep urethral exploration. This is why they are recommended for more experienced users who are already familiar with urethral stimulation.

Penis plugs, on the other hand, tend to be shorter. They are great for beginners who wish to try this type of stimulation for the first time. On the other hand, there are more extreme penis plugs out there, made with experienced users in mind, so they are definitely not a beginner’s toy only.

Another difference to keep in mind is the purpose. Urethral Sounds are actually medical instruments used by real doctors. This is why they are known as medical toys, though they are not used for medical play only. That being said, urethral sounds used as sex toys are still shaped in the same (or very similar) way as the medical toys used in hospitals. Some of them are long enough to reach all the way down to the prostate and bladder. In these cases, a special care must be taken not to damage these organs, though it’s also possible to use urethral sounds for prostate stimulation.

Penis plugs, on the other hand, are sex toys only. They are usually not as long to reach that deep into urethra. They also come in many different shapes and textures. They are made for penis stimulation and they can accompany different beads and other curves made for enhancing the effect. Some penis plugs also come with a glans ring. The ring is there to perform a dual function: it keeps the plug safely inside urethra and it also provides additional stimulation during use.

The main differences between urethral sounds and penis plugs:

  • Penis Plugs: shorter, made in numerous designs (straight, wavy, bumpy, etc.), made for penis stimulation but usually not long enough for prostate stimulation, often include glans rings for added stimulation and to keep the plug in place.
  • Urethral Sounds: longer, straight or slightly curved, used as medical devices (and for medical play), made for deep urethral stimulation. They come in several standard types: Hegar, Van Buren, Pratt, and more.

First Time Urethral Sounding

2Urethral sounding is a fun and sensual experience, but where to start?

Many beginners are intrigued by this type of stimulation but some urethral sounds may seem too intimidating. Others are familiar with urethral stimulation but only when using penis plugs.

What to do when you wish to try urethral sounds for the first time?

Here are some useful tips:

Choosing the Best

Before you start, you will need some important things:

  • Find an appropriate sound. This is the most important step. It’s crucial to choose a toy that fits your body perfectly. Beginners should start small and build their way up from there. Keep in mind that sounds are generally longer than penis plugs so if you’re used to plugs only it may take some adjustments before you are fully comfortable with your sound. A good sound for a beginner is a smaller, thinner one. It’s best to use a sound that’s not very ribbed because ribbed exterior makes the experience more intense. While this is a great thing for sexual enjoyment you might want to train your urethra first before moving to more demanding toys.
  • Make sure it’s clean. Your toys have to be properly sanitized before you use them. Cleaning it with a bit of water is not enough. This is why metal urethral toys are the best: they are easy to sanitize. You can not only rub them with alcohol but you may also boil them after each use. Make sure to clean your sound properly before you start.
  • Make sure you’re clean. Your toys are not the only thing involved in urethral play. It’s vital that you are clean, too. Make sure to sanitize your hands and clean your genitalia. If you wish to try urethral sounding with a partner, make sure that they are clean. Some people even like to use surgical gloves for extra protection (this is particularly popular in medical role-playing and using urethral sounds as medical toys).
  • Use plenty of lube. Urethral stimulation is not possible without a generous amount of lube. Do not even attempt any sounding or another type of urethral stimulation without lube. Also, make sure that the lube is appropriate. It’s best to use sterile lube specially made for urethral and medical use.

Insert Your Sound

Once you’re ready, it’s time to insert your sound. Before you start, make sure that your urethra is wide enough to accommodate it. It you feel resistance or discomfort, stop immediately and move to a smaller sound. If you still experience pressure and pain, wait a little and choose smaller urethral toys. It’s important to train your urethra before you move to the more demanding toys.

Here are some tips on how to insert a sound properly:

  • Start with lube. Apply a generous amount on the tip of your penis, particularly on the opening. Take your toy and apply a lot of lube to it, especially on the tip of the toy.
  • Take your sound with one hand and place the tip on the penis opening. Keep in mind that many sounds require you to be flaccid in order to insert them. In general, inserting a sound into a flaccid penis is easier than an erect one.
  • Press the toy gently into the opening and let it slide gently inside. You should not encounter resistance or pain, stop. You should never force a sound into the urethra.
  • Let the sound settle on its own. It will stop at the deepest point of your urethra, or the deepest point your urethra can accommodate at the moment. Do not force it further in!
  • Allow some time for your urethra to get used to the toy and accommodate it. You can add more lube if necessary.
  • If you wish to go deeper, try changing the angle of penetration. Urethra has a natural bend at one point so changing the angle may help pushing the toy further. However, this should not be painful so if you encounter major resistance or discomfort, stop.
  • Once the sound is comfortably inserted, you may start stimulating your penis to bring it to erection. You may even slide the toy in and out to enhance the experience. Experiment until you find out what works the best.

Train Your Body for Urethral Stimulation

329tYou may be surprised to learn that urethral toys are relatively simple to use – but you need to know how to go about it. It definitely requires some practice, but the technique is usually not the problem. What beginners fail to understand is that urethral play is a somewhat acquired taste. You may like it right from the start, but it takes some practice to truly enjoy it.

What does it mean? Generally speaking, you will need to prepare your body for this type of stimulation.

Preparing Your Body

If you’ve never had anything inside your urethra, or if you’re only starting out with your experimentation, chances are that you will find urethral play “strange”. Pleasurable and intriguing, yes, but also unusual. This is where “preparing your body” comes in.

The preparation includes several things, and they are broadly divided into two major actions: training your urethra and getting used to the sensation. These actions should not be understood as “phases”, since they overlap. As you train your urethra, you are making your body used to the sensation. It goes hand in hand. However, these two things are not the same, so it’s important to understand both if you wish to enjoy urethral stimulation to the fullest.

Training and Stretching

The first important step toward enjoying urethral stimulation is to train your urethra. What does it mean? It means that your urethra has to be stretched enough to accommodate toys you wish to insert. Most men have tight urethral canals – however, urethra can be stretched relatively easily. That is, if you go slowly and with care. Some men find it easy to stretch their urethra a little without any toys, just by gentle inserting of a pinky finger after a shower. This is also how many men discover they find this type of stimulation arousing.

While this type of experimentation is not problematic on its own, it’s important to keep in mind that you will need special toys to fully stretch your urethra. Also, forcing a finger down your penis is not the safest way to go, though it’s definitely not the most dangerous, either. Fingers are short, however, and they cannot train urethra properly. To really stretch your urethra you will need to use a special training toy. These urethral toys are small, smooth and specially designed to stretch your urethra so it can accommodate larger toys.

There are penis plug stretchers ideal for beginners who wish to try this type of stimulation for the first time. There are also urethral sounds made for stretching, but this is usually a more advanced step, once you wish to move from basic urethral stimulation to deep urethral stimulation. You may also opt to use special stretcher toys made for this purpose.

Whatever you do, keep in mind that stretching is not an optional step – it is a must. You need to go through this and you need to go slowly. This is the only way to enjoy urethral stimulation in a safe and secure way. Luckily, stretching is pleasurable and it goes hand in hand with experimenting and arousal, so you should not have a problem with it. Keep in mind, however: patience is the key. Never force anything down your penis if you feel resistance, pain or discomfort.

Getting Used to the Feeling

Another thing you need to achieve before you enjoy urethral stimulation to the fullest is to get used to the feeling. You are obviously intrigued and attracted to this type of stimulation if you wish to explore it further, so it’s a good first step.

Keep in mind, however, that once you start experimenting with trainer toys and stretchers, you will encounter true urethral stimulation. The sensation it gives may seem “strange” at first, maybe even unpleasant. While you should never force a toy if it causes discomfort or pain, you need to learn how to differentiate between these bad feelings from a regular sensation given by urethral stimulation. Some of it will be very pleasurable right from the start, while others will require some adjustment. Just keep going if this is something that arouses you and you will get used to the feeling so much you will start craving for more.

Words of Warning

Finally, a few words of warning. Urethral stimulation is fun and rewarding, but it should be approached with care and consideration. You need patience for this. This is not something you can do with force, and it’s not something you can do without preparation. Keep this in mind before you attempt any form of urethral play.

Some specific things to keep in mind:

  • Use specialized toys. Never, ever use random objects for urethral play. It may seem easier to grab the first thing you can fit inside your penis, but it’s a bad way to go. Random household objects or even toys not specially made for urethral play are a bad choice. You need a specialized toy that is made with urethral play in mind. These toys are designed to be used safely and they will not damage your urethra or cause other problems. In order to stay safe, stick to these toys.
  • Use beginner toys. There are many different urethral toys on the market. Some of them are made for medical play and fetish enthusiast, but others can be used in many different settings. What you need to pay attention to, however, is the size and design of a toy. If you are beginner, stay away from big, thick urethral toys. Opt for special beginner or trainer toys at first. Remember, the goal is to train and stretch your urethra before you can move on to the larger things! Never skip this step – this is crucial to ensure your satisfaction.
  • Penis plugs or urethral sounds? Generally, it all depends on your preferences and the type of sensation you wish to experience. That being said, urethral sounds tend to be bigger and longer than penis plugs. They are made for deep urethral penetration. It’s therefore best to start with small penis plugs and build your way from there. However, there are also special beginner urethral sounds you may want to try, though they are recommended for those who are already familiar with urethral stimulation (at least a little) and who already have their urethra trained at least a bit.
  • Be patient. As usual, it’s important to listen to your body and go slowly. Also, don’t forget lube – urethral stimulation requires a lot of lube. It is vital to make the experience as comfortable and smooth as possible. This is the only way to ensure a pleasurable urethral stimulation.

Female Urethral Stimulation

Female Urethral StimulationUrethral stimulation and urethral play are very popular among people who wish to expand their sexual pleasure and to experience some unique sensations.

It’s not surprising that urethral sounds and plugs are so popular.

While urethral stimulation is typically considered a male domain (since male urethra is larger and longer), it’s important to know that women too can enjoy this type of sexual stimulation.

The Excitement of Urethral Stimulation

Generally speaking, urethral stimulation works very similar to both men and women. They are both based on the fact that inserting objects into urethra produces a very specific sensation, which many people find exciting and pleasurable. Even more, urethral stimulation massages some of the most sensitive spots in the body, but from a different place than usual, which can produce very arousing effect.

It’s therefore not surprising that many people like to try urethral stimulation. It’s usually believed that these people are men. There is some logic to it. Male urethra is naturally larger and longer, so it’s not so surprising that it can accommodate a penis plug or a urethral sound.

Female urethra, on the other hand, is much shorter and smaller in every sense of the word. Does that mean women cannot enjoy urethral stimulation?

Urethral Stimulation for Women

Luckily, the answer to the above question is: “no”. It does not mean that women cannot experience urethral stimulation. In fact, there are many women who do. There are many women who can, and do, enjoy urethral sounding or other forms of urethral play.

And it’s pleasurable! While urethral stimulation in men can lead to prostate stimulation, in women it can lead to clitoral stimulation. Remember, clitoris is much more than what’s seen outside the body. By inserting plugs and sounds into urethra, a woman can stimulate her clitoris from yet another point and experience new heights of sexual pleasure.

That being said, there are some differences between male and female urethral stimulation that have to be taken into account. They mainly come from the fact that female urethra is smaller and shorter. It means there is a greater risk of urinary tract infections and injuries if sounding is not done carefully and gently.

Woman’s smaller urethra also means prolonged training and urethral stretching. As you probably know, urethra has to be stretched gradually in order to be able to receive plugs and sounds. This is why it’s vital to start small and work your way up from there.

Female Urethral Toys

Since female urethra is small and short, it’s highly recommended to start with the smallest toys available. Try a specialized female urethral plug or a very small, beginner’s urethral penis plug or a small sound. The goal is to start training and stretching your urethra. At the same time, you should start to familiarize yourself with the feeling.

Try it slowly to see if this type of stimulation is arousing and pleasurable to you. It’s vital to go slowly and gradually. In case you decide urethral stimulation is something you enjoy, you can try with a bit bigger urethral toys.

Keep in mind: while female urethra is generally smaller, it can be stretched enough to receive regular plugs and sounds. You probably won’t be able to go as deep as men can (nor would that be safe), but you will be able to insert regular urethral toys once you have your urethra properly stretched and trained. All you need is patience and quality urethral toys specially designed for this use. Never try to insert anything that is not specifically made to be used as a urethral toy! Think about your safety so you can enjoy urethral stimulation without a problem and to a full satisfaction.

Urethral Stimulation: Q & A for Beginners

Urethral SoundingUrethral stimulation is a form of sexual practice. It brings pleasure to both men and women who enjoy this type of stimulation. While it may seem unusual or kinky to those unfamiliar with it, it’s important to note that it’s more popular than general public may think.

Men in particular enjoy this type of stimulation since their urethra is longer and wider. In fact, this is one of the most pleasurable ways to stimulate a penis. Unlike other types of penis stimulation, this one massages penis from the inside, bringing arousal and erotic sensations to the man. It’s not surprising there are so many people who enjoy urethral sounds, penis plugs and other suitable toys. Urethral stimulation truly works!

Answers for the Beginners

While urethral stimulation is very popular among men – and women! – it is still considered a somewhat unusual sexual practice. Some people are intrigued by it but lack information about how to do it safely. These people should know how to practice urethral stimulation safely and how to achieve the greatest pleasure. It’s an imperative for beginners to get informed because unsafe urethral stimulation can bring problems. Remember, you are stimulating your urethra, which can lead to infections and injuries unless you do it properly.

Here are some common questions and answers for all beginners who wish to try urethral stimulation for the first time:

  • Is it really pleasurable? While not all people will enjoy this type of stimulation, there are many who do. Those who like it find it extremely pleasurable. If you are unsure about it, you can try it and see if it’s something you enjoy.
  • Is this only for kink lovers? All people can enjoy urethral stimulation, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or kink. Yes, there are some fans of BDSM who enjoy urethral stimulation but they are not the only ones who like it.
  • Does it hurt? Urethral stimulation should not hurt. In order to achieve this, you need to use appropriate toys and plenty of lube. It’s vital to follow all safety guidelines in order to ensure a fun time without discomfort.
  • What are safe toys to use? It’s vital to use only devices specially designed for urethral stimulation. Urethral sounds and penis plugs are among the most popular urethral toys. Never insert a random object into urethra! You can hurt yourself and cause a medical emergency.
  • Is it possible to stimulate your prostate during urethral sounding? There is something called “deep urethral stimulation” or “deep sounding”. There are specialized sounds made to reach very deep into the urethra. However, these toys are recommended to more experienced users.
  • What is the best beginner urethral toy? A beginners’ urethral toy should be small and thin to accommodate a person’s narrow urethral opening. It takes a bit of practice to train and widen your urethra. This is why it’s best to use one of the beginner’s urethral toys. Go slowly and don’t forget to use plenty of lube! Another good thing to use is a penis toy with a glans ring: it will heighten the pleasure and it will keep the toy in place.

Standard Penis Plug

Standard Penis Plug

The Standard Penis plugs are just the right size for most beginners. It is hollow to allow for things to come out naturally. Made from 316LVM Surgical Steel means no worry.
It is 2-1/4″ overall in length. It has 1-7/8″ of insertable length. It is equipped with a 9mm ball on the end which a ring attaches to so it can be easily removed.
With the ring on the end it will look like you are pierced too when you have it in, just in case you do not have a Prince Albert already. The largest diameter on the Shaft is 5/16″ and the smallest is 1/8″.