Before you start experimenting with urethral stimulation and urethral toys, it is vital that you get to know your body. Urethral stimulation is fun and arousing, but it’s important to be informed about the anatomy and potential dangers. Most of the problems that may arise from urethral stimulation come from not understanding urethral anatomy. For this reason, it’s important that you know at least basics so you can practice urethral stimulation in a safe and exciting way.
Note: these tips mostly concern male urethral stimulation, since this is the most popular form of urethral stimulation. However, men are not the only ones who can enjoy this type of stimulation. Female urethral stimulation is a thing, too. However, female anatomy is different than male, so these tips may not always work for women. If you are a woman wanting to try urethral stimulation you need to get to know female anatomy better in order to practice this type of stimulation in a safe way.
There are a few basic things you need to know about male urethral anatomy in order to practice urethral stimulation in a safe way. While you don’t need to be an expert, it is important to know a few basic things about the shape of the urethra and its functions.
Urethra starts at the bladder and then curves around the prostate gland. From the prostate, it goes all the way through the penis to the urethral opening on the tip of the penis. Unlike female urethra, which is a few inches long, male urethra is much longer, over 11 inches in average.
The bladder has a sphincter muscle that keeps the bladder shut so the urine wouldn’t spill. It opens during urination and then it closes again. This sphincter muscle is possible to be opened using urethral toys during deep urethral sounding, but this is more complex and reserved for those who are experienced in urethral stimulation. Definitely not recommended for beginners!
Urethral canal actually has two purposes: to transfer urine from the bladder to the outside of the body and to transfer sperm from testicles to outside of the body. Both body fluids exit through the hole on the tip of the penis (pee hole). The way muscles and anatomy works, these two cannot be opened at the same time so urine and sperm do not mix. This is another important thing to know.
The male urethra is very stretchable because it has to account for erections. It has the ability to stretch itself very quickly, within minutes. However, this stretching goes only for the length: in order to practice urethral stimulation you will need to stretch your urethra in diameter in order to be able to accommodate urethral toys of various sizes.
As you can see from this description, urethra is not a straight canal. This is why inserting toys into your penis should be done carefully and without force. Urethra has its natural curves and some toys are specially designed to accommodate those curves. This particularly goes for the so-called “deep urethral stimulation”. However, this is an advanced toy play and it’s not recommended to beginners.
How to Accommodate Your Body?
In order to be able to accommodate your body and insert urethral toys properly, you need to keep the above information in mind. It’s vital to understand the anatomy. The most important things you need to remember before you try to insert a toy into your urethra are:
- Urethra is not a straight canal. It has its curves.
- Urethra is very tight and narrow until it’s “trained” and stretched to accommodate toys.
- Deep urethral sounding can reach bladder and prostate for some additional stimulation but this is reserved for advanced users – do not try deep urethral stimulation if you are a beginner!
- Everyone is different. You need to get to know your body in order to enjoy urethral stimulation to the fullest.
So, the best advice on how to accommodate your body is to get to know your own urethral anatomy. Learn how your urethra goes, where its curves are and what kind of stimulation feels pleasurable. All of this can be achieved through training and slow stretching of your urethra.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when it comes to your body and how to make it accommodate urethral toys without a problem:
- There are certain advantages to a long urethra. The first one is a reduced risk to urinary infections. Since urethra is so long, it takes bacteria much longer to reach the bladder to cause problems. It is also easier to wash them out through urinating. This is why men are less prone to urinary infections than women.
- However, once you start with urethral stimulation certain warnings need to be in place because inserting objects deep into urethra opens a possibility of transferring bacteria and dirt deep into urethra and close to the bladder. So it opens opportunities for urinary tract infections. This is why it’s important that all toys you insert into urethra are properly cleaned and sterilized. This is the only way to prevent urinary infections.
- Urethral toys should never be pushed or forced down the urethra. This is very risky and can lead to numerous problems. During training sessions, try to stretch your urethra slowly and go inch by inch. Don’t forget to use plenty of lube to make the experience smoother and pain-free.
- As you go, try to remember how your urethra behaves, where it curves and what is the easiest way to make it accommodate toys. In time, this will become natural for you, but it’s important to be very careful in the beginning.
- While you may want to try deep urethral sounding straight away, it is advisable to try urethral stretching and basic stimulation before you insert long sounds made for deep urethral stimulation. Do not try bladder and prostate stimulation straight away – those are reserved for more advanced users.
- If you wish to train with a partner, make sure they know your individual anatomy and how your urethra behaves. It is easier to learn by inserting toys by yourself, but if you really want to try with a partner, make sure they are careful and gentle. Ideally, the will be familiar with urethral anatomy so they will know how to approach urethral training. Never allow anyone to insert toys into your urethra unless they are familiar with urethral sounding urethral anatomy.
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