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.

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.

How to Prepare for Urethral Sounding

Hegar Urethral Sounds Kit

Hegar Urethral Sounds Kit

Before you decide to experiment with sounding, it’s important to understand that it takes time, patience and a bit of sense for adventure. This is why sounds, penis plugs and other similar toys and tools do seem so exciting. They can make you experience completely new sensations and enjoy some hot, kinky play with your partner.

To make the most of this experience, you need to be ready, relaxed and, most importantly, to have patience. Sounding can’t be done in a rush, especially when you’re only starting out.

Preparing Yourself

Before you start a sounding session, you need to prepare yourself. Sounding is not just about inserting urethral sounds inside your penis: it’s also about sharing an intimate and kinky moment with your partner. Therefore, both partners should be prepared and ready to communicate during the play. This is crucial, especially if this is your first time to attempt sounding.

The first thing is to be relaxed and ready. Sounding takes time, patience and good communication between partners, so make sure you feel comfortable about trying this. Whatever you do, it’s important to be prepared, both mentally and physically. Mental preparation is about truly wanting to try urethral sounding and to be as relaxed as possible, because it will make the experience more rewarding. Physically, it’s important to be clean: wash yourself, especially your penis. Both you and your partner should wash your hands.

Needless to say, before you start with urethral play, you need to have all the items and tools prepared: urethral sounds or urethral sound set you want to use, sterile lube, rubber gloves, towels, or any other item you wish to use. It’s important that all toys are properly sanitized and ready for your sounding session.

Alone or With a Partner?

Sounding is, for the large part, a kinky play between partners. This is why it’s usually done during a kinky session with another person. If sounding is part of a BDSM play a man who’s being penetrated with an urethral sound is bottom. Sounding offers numerous opportunities for D/s play, so this is why it’s such an exciting technique.

However, when it comes to practicing and preparing yourself for the first urethral sounding, you may go alone or try it with a partner. Some people prefer to start urethral play and experimenting with urethral stimulation on their own. A man might want to get used to the sensation of being penetrated in this way and to test how he feels about it. Some people love to try it on their own and at their own pace. This testing can also help you relax and stretch your urethra a little, so the actual sounding will feel more familiar and comfortable.

Many people, however, want to start with a partner. For them, urethral sounding is a fetish between a couple, and they want to experience it in the hands of their partner. They don’t want to merely feel the sensation of urethral play: they want another person (their partner) to do it. These people will sure want to experience urethral sounding with a partner, and they want their partner to be the one inserting the sound.

There is no right or wrong way to go here: opt for what feels right for you. It’s really important to be excited about the urethral play and to be as relaxed and enthusiastic as possible. To achieve this, you should do it in a way that feels right for you.

How to Start Using Penis Plugs and Sounds

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The Billy Club Penis Plug

The Billy Club Penis Plug

Penis plugs and urethral sounds are popular tools for sexual experimentation, arousal and pleasure. Many men use them to enrich their sexual experience and reach new levels of sexual pleasure. These toys can be used for masturbation, sex, role-playing, medical games, and in many other ways – the only limit is your imagination. To know how to use them properly, however, you need to understand what they do and what is the best way to start using them.

Penis Plugs and Sounds: The Difference

The first thing you need to understand is the difference between penis plugs and urethral sounds. They are both used for urethral play and they are both inserted into penis. Their function and the way they are used, however, are what makes the difference.

A penis plug is a toy (often considered body jewelry) that’s cam be inserted into urethra to achieve sexual arousal. A penis plug can make the penis more sensitive and responsive, it can make erections stronger and it can also intensify orgasm. Another reason to use a penis plug is to imitate the look of a Prince Albert piercing without being pierced for real.

There are many different designs of penis plugs. In its basic form, a penis plug is a smooth, metal plug made to be inserted into urethra. Other designs are made to heighten the arousal and to help keep the plug in place, so you can find textured penis plugs or penis plugs with a glans ring. The ring keeps the plug in place safely and it also increases pleasure by making the penis harder and more sensitive to touch. Some penis rings are solid while others have a central hole so urine and sperm can be passed freely.

Urethral sounds are used in medicine for dilating urethra during medical examination and tests. These tools can also be used to achieve sexual pleasure. Many people enjoy the feeling of their urethra being stretched and probed, so this is why urethral sounds are so popular with many men looking for more exciting sexual experiences.

Urethral sounds are usually sold in sets. The sounds in a set have different sizes (especially width, though many vary in length), so it’s possible to stat with the smallest ones and build your way from there. Many urethral sounds have a curve at the end made to stimulate the bladder.

Urethral sounds are typically longer and sometimes slimmer than the plugs. They can be inserted deep into the penis and reach the bladder. Many sounds have a special end made for stimulating urethra and bladder. Sounds are often used in medical role-play.
It’s important to choose the most appropriate penis plugs and sounds for a beginner’s level.

This is the best way to start using penis plugs and sounds. Proper design and fitting will ensure not only the best and safest experience but it will also help you get used to the feeling and it will help you decide if urethral play is something you enjoy.

Think About the Design

Penis plugs and sounds come in many different sizes (width and length vary greatly), as well as designs. This is particularly true for penis plugs, though there are different urethral sound designs you may wish to try.

The first thing you need to check is how well-crafted the product is. These toys have to be carefully designed to allow safe urethral play. Penis plugs and urethral sounds typically have curves, texture or even pointed tips (especially in the case of urethral sounds) but the design itself has to be suited for the male anatomy to allow the safe play. A penis plug and urethral sounds are designed well if they allow for smooth, safe insertion. Make sure that the insertion end of a penis plug is smooth and made of thick enough metal not to hurt the urethral walls at insertion.

When inspecting a design of a penis plug, make sure that it’s made in a way that ensures a good fit and that will keep the plug in place. It’s important that a plug is safely designed so it won’t go far into urethra. This is why a plug needs to be carefully designed. It needs to have a wider end that will prevent it to go too far into urethra. Some plugs use a disk or a ball to prevent the plug to be inserted too far, while others use special handles. The exact type of the “stopper” used is not so important but it’s vital that a plug has something on the other end that will prevent it to be inserted too far into urethra.

Another thing you need to consider is keeping the plug in place. It’s often difficult to keep a plug in place due to urethral muscles trying to push the plug out. As a beginner user, you will need a bit of practice to keep your penis plug in place. It’s also important to choose a plug with a narrow shoulder so it can get a good grip inside urethra and stay in place. Various types of glans rings are also used to keep the plug in place but these plugs are often more complex in design so they are not always suitable for first-time users.

There are several popular designs and types of urethral sounds (Hegar, Pratt, Van Buren, Rosebud, and more). For the best first-time experience, it’s important to choose a smooth urethral sound that is thin enough and easy to insert and remove. The best urethral sounds for beginners are Hegar, rosebud and Dittle sounds

Hegar sounds are S-shaped sounds. They have two different diameters on each end. These are smooth, gently curved sounds suitable even for beginners. This is a perfect sound type for those who wish to try this type of stimulation for the first time. Rosebud sounds are straight and they have a long, thin handle and a bulbous end. The bulbous end is made to stretch and stimulate urethral walls. They are easy to be inserted so they are suitable even for less experienced users. Dittle sounds are straight, with a rounded tip and a flat end. They are suitable even for beginner’s who wish to try urethral sounding.

Choose some of these sounds for your first experience. Their smooth design and anatomic shape make them easy to insert and take out, so they are perfect for less experienced users.

As a general rule, beginners should use penis plugs and sounds with a tapered tip. This makes for the most comfortable insertion and it carefully stretches urethra as the plug or a sound slides in. There are many other designs on the market, but it’s best to stick to the most basic ones until you are used to the sensation and prepared to take more extreme styles.

Choosing the Size

Hank's Dilator Set

Hank’s Dilator Set

For your first time and the beginner’s level, smooth, solid plugs and urethral sounds are the best choice. The best beginner’s penis plug is small in size, solid and smooth. It may not be worn for a long period of time, but this is ok: you need to get used of the feeling of being stretched and filled up in this way. A smooth penis plug is the most comfortable so it won’t hurt your urethral walls and it will help you get used to the feeling easily.

Another thing you need to consider is the width of the plug. There are special starter plugs specially made for first time users and those who prefer only light urethral play. Generally speaking, a smooth, thinner plug (not thicker than 0.25- 0.3 inches) is the best for beginner users. When it comes to length, it’s best to use a shorter plug for your first time. Choose a plug that is not larger than 1.5-2 inches. This is a perfect size for a novice. Don’t go for the longer plugs until you are completely comfortable with the smaller ones. Later, when you get used to the feeling of wearing a penis plug you can move to thicker plugs with textures, central hole and other additions.

When it comes to urethral sounds, you need to understand that they are longer and suitable for deeper urethral stimulation. Therefore, it’s important to go slowly and to insert as much or as little as you feel comfortable. When choosing a size, make sure to go with the thinnest sounds available and to build from there. Choose a thin sound or pick the thinnest sound in a kit to start with.

How to Use Plugs and Sounds

Penis plugs and urethral sounds generally have a simple and easy to use shape, so you don’t have to think much about how to use them. However, it’s very important to go slowly and to allows your urethra to stretch naturally while the toy slides in.

For the best experience, it’s important to ensure safety (see tips below), to use clean, sanitized toys and to take your time. Don’t forget to clean both your toys and your body before you try to insert a plug or a sound. Ask your partner to sanitize hands or even use surgical gloves to insert the plug or a sound into your urethra.

Also, don’t forget about a lubricant. You will need a good, sterile lube for this. Place a bit of the lube at the penis opening and you may begin the insertion.

For the easiest experience, it’s best for your penis to be soft and not erect. Hold your penis with one hand and slowly begin to insert the plug or a sound. This is also what you should ask your partner to do, if you want another person to do the insertion.

During insertion, try to be as relaxed as possible and don’t fight it. Your urethral muscles will naturally work against it and they will try to push the plug or the sound out, or block it. Try to resist this urge and relax your muscles as much as possible. It’s best to simply let the weight of the toy pull it inside the urethra. Gravity can also help here, so it’s best to keep the penis vertically during insertion.

Once the plug or a sounds is inside, make sure you feel comfortable. This is when you should “test it” by stimulating your penis. You may also let your partner do it. Try with gentle strokes and see how it feels. Some men simply enjoy the feeling of the toy sliding in and out of the penis. Others like to keep the plug or a sound inside while masturbating. Once you feel comfortable enough you may try your first orgasm with a penis plug or a sound.

After this first experience, you can experiment further to see what you like and what kind of urethral stimulation you prefer. After a while, you can switch to more complex and extreme penis plugs and sounds to achieve even more intense feelings.

Safety Tips

For the end, here are some safety tips all beginner users should follow to ensure the best and safest experience. Penis plugs and urethral sounds are great tools that can enrich your sexual play, but you need to know how to keep it safe.

  • Always use specially designed penis plugs and urethral sounds. This is crucial for your safety. Never insert random household objects into urethra! Penis plus and sounds are carefully made to be safe and to be used in this way, which isn’t true for random objects you may find. These object may be unsanitary or they can tear your urethra and break inside your penis, which will lead to further complications. For this reason, it’s important to use only objects specially made for urethral use.
  • For your first time, it’s best to use the simplest, thinnest plugs and urethral sounds, preferably with a rounded, tapered tip. These are the best choice for beginners and they help you get used to the sensations.
  • Always sterilize your penis plugs and urethral sounds. This is one of the reasons why metal plugs and sounds work the best – they are easy to be sanitized in boiling water. Leave them in boiling water for about 5 minutes, and they are ready to be used. You may also wish to wipe them with alcohol. Also, make sure that your body and hands are clean before you play with plugs and sounds.
  • Use a quality, sterile lubricant for inserting plugs and urethral sounds. It’s important that a lubricant is sterile and to use the right amount that will make the experience comfortable. Never use saliva as a lubricant.
  • Go slowly. This can’t be stressed enough. Your penis needs to adjust to the new sensation of being stretched. Your urethra needs to be stretched easily and with care. Never rush this experience.
  • Never force the plug or a sound down your penis; it will only bring more harm than good. It’s best to let the toy slide naturally deeper inside your urethra.
  • Relax. Being relaxed during your first urethral play is crucial for the positive experience. This is something new and exciting, so try not to worry. Always take your time to get used to urethral stretching and all the new stimulation you will experience.
  • If you use urethral sounds with a curve, wait for your erection to go away before you try to take it out.
  • You should always take the solid penis plug out before ejaculation, to prevent retrograde ejaculation.

Hopefully, these tips will help you have a great first experience with urethral play so you will continue to use penis plugs and sounds to achieve sexual pleasure and enhance your sex life.

Have you heard the latest about Sounding?


"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!

Feel the Vibrations

                Generally speaking, body modification enthusiast love to try out new adventures products. Spicing up the bedroom play is something that is widely done by many couples. As long as both people involved are comfortable with the chosen erotic play, there are many different toys that can be very useful.  Body jewelry has come a long way since older traditional pieces. Piercings can be used in sexual endeavors with new types of jewelry. When most people think of a vibrating toy, the most common item thought of is a dildo, of course. However, there are body modification pieces that have vibrators in them that can prove to be great fun. There are also simpler toys that can also be fun.
                The tongue piercing is one of the most common body piercings. The tongue is also a very sexually arousing tool. Because the tongue is easily maneuverable and already lubricated, many women find a tongue piercing to be that extra added tickle they crave.  There are a variety of different types of barbells that can be put into the tongue.  One of the simpler but effective toys that can be added onto the tongue barbell is called a French Tickler. The French Tickler is made out of silicone and comes in a variety of styles and colors. It is placed on the top of the barbell’s existing ball. Then can be used to find that hidden spot she didn’t even know was there.
Another fun toy is a vibrating barbell. These can be placed in the tongue piercing. These barbells also come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. The vibrating tongue rings usually run off two watch batteries. These batteries can be purchased at a department store or a watch shop when the vibrating seems to slow down.  Some of these vibrating tongue rings include a French Tickler on top of them. This will definitely make her toes curl.  The vibrating tongue ring stimulates all the sensitive areas and the French Tickler helps gently massage her vagina for that extra stimulation.
Vibrating devices are not just limited to her pleasure. Many men enjoy that vibrating sensation as well. For the men who practice sounding, there are many different styles of sounding rods that vibrate. There are the urethral sounding rods that are smooth that incorporate a vibrator.   The vibrations from the rod are sure to hit the right spot for him (or her). Another fun vibrating sounding rod is the ribbed urethral sounding rod. The ribs are located all the way down the rod so to ensure all the right spots are being simulated. There are also penis plugs that include that feel good vibration sensation. There are many nerve endings located in the genital area, hence why the vibrating toys stimulate so well. For other fun products don’t forget to check out our Adult Adventure section and don’t be afraid to try a new toy out today.