If you are interested in sex toys and are looking for new ways to pleasure yourself and your partner, you may hear about “sounding”.
Broadly speaking, this activity involves inserting toys into the urethra for the purpose of sexual pleasure.
Toys used for this resemble real urethral toys used for medical procedures, which is why urethral stimulation is very popular among fans of medical toys and those with a medical fetish.
Urethral Sounding and Urethral Stimulation
There are several terms used for the purpose of describing the actual act of stimulating one’s urethra. It is important to remember here that “urethral sounding” and “urethral stimulation” are often taken as synonyms. Another common expression is “urethral play”. All of these terms describe, more or less, the same thing: the act of stimulating one’s urethra for the purpose of sexual pleasure.
While some people may find the idea uninteresting or even repulsive, keep in mind that there are thousands of people all around the world who enjoy this type of stimulation very much. It is therefore not surprising to know that there are numerous adult toys specially designed for the purpose of being inserted into the urethra.
There is, however, a slight difference when it comes to urethral sounding, even though many people don’t use this term in its specific meaning. “Urethral sounding” technically refers only to the use of specific toys, called urethral sounds. In short, urethral sounding is urethral play performed with a sound. There are many arousing urethral sounds to use and many of them are suitable for beginners, such as Hegar sounds, Rosebud sounds or Dittle sounds.
That being said, not all urethral play is done with sounds. There are other toys used for the purpose, such as penis plugs, urethral stretchers, Prince’s Wands, and others. In this sense, some urethral stimulation is sounding (when done with a urethral sound), but not all urethral play is sounding (because other toys can be used).
Generally speaking, however, urethral sounding and urethral stimulation can be taken as synonyms. After all, many people use these terms interchangeably.
Important Notes of Male Sounding
If sounding can be understood as urethral play or a form of urethral play, then what is “male sounding”? Simply put, this is urethral play performed on a man, or a person with a penis. It is also the most common form of urethral stimulation since most people who engage in this type of sexual play are those with a penis.
However, it is important to note that there are many women who enjoy urethral play. While female sounding is a bit different because of the shorter and smaller urethra, it is possible to perform it to great satisfaction. Female urethral toys are usually the same ones used by men but a bit thinner and shorter. Keep in mind, however, that there are many women who choose to stretch their urethra to accommodate bigger toys.
That being said, sounding is often seen as primarily a male activity. It is probably because the male urethra is longer, wider and goes very deep. Also, urethral sounding uses toys that are modeled after real urethral sounds used by doctors, which adds a lot to the experience for many people.
Another important thing to keep in mind about male sounding is that it can be used to stimulate the prostate directly. If you like some arousing prostate stimulation you can use deep urethral sounding to reach the prostate and try an even more arousing experience than ever imagined. Sure, it takes some time to learn how to use urethral toys properly and to gain experience but it’s a patience well paid off since the experience is incredible.
Craig Rutledge is a staff writer for TheChainGang. His main interests include sex toys for men, particularly urethral sounds and ball stretchers. He is also a proud owner of numerous body piercings. He says: “I am happy to contribute with my experience and knowledge about various penis toys and stretching devices. There is still so much unknown about things like urethral sounding, ball stretching or male chastity and it needs to change. I will share my experience and advice in order to help men, young and old, to discover these toys and have the best fun”. In addition to writing, Craig also answers questions and provides handy advice for people learning more about extreme sex toys for men.