A Beginner’s Guide To Urethral Play

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Ever wondered how amazing it would feel if you could stimulate both the inside and the outside of your penis at the same time? Well here’s your chance.

Urethral play involves opening the urethra by inserting a plug or probe, more commonly known as a urethral sound. The urethra is packed with highly-responsive nerve endings which are super-sensitive to the touch and feel amazing when stimulated. Some urethral toys are designed specifically for a fuller or stretched sensation, while others are longer to explore deeper nerve endings for an entirely new sensation. These toys can be used during masturbation, role-playing, medical games, and more.

Safety First

As with most elements of BDSM, always discuss and pick a safeword and double check that you are both aware of the word and that when it is said the session is stopped completely. Communicate and take note of your partners’ reactions and tailor your games and techniques to that. Paying attention to your partner’s safety is paramount, so avoid anything that could impair your judgement, such as alcohol or drugs. The same goes for you partner – alcohol numbs the senses and could result in serious injuries.

Urethral play carries the risk of getting a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), so always ensure your toys are completely sterile before play. Toys that are safe to boil should be left in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Other toys should be cleaned thoroughly with sex toy cleaner (£6.99, kinky.co.uk).

As with all aspects of kink, if you experience a sharp pain, notice any discoloration or loss of sensation – stop immediately. It is normal to experience some burning during urination following Urethral play. However, if these sensations continue for more than 24 hours, make an appointment with your GP. If you experience any discharge or heavy bleeding, seek medical attention immediately.

The Difference Between Plugs and Sounds

It is important to understand what the differences are between urethral plugs and sounds. While they’re both designed to be inserted into the penis, they are suited for different types of play.

Penis Plugs

A penis plug is a short toy that is designed to be inserted into the first few inches of the urethra. Most plugs will not stay in the urethra once inserted, however some are suitable for prolonged wear. There are numerous kinds of penis plugs available, but here are the most common styles.

1. Solid – a complete piece of penis jewellery with no opening. The solid construction prevents the wearer from urination and ejaculation.

2. Through-Hole – a hollow plug that allows the wearer to ejaculate and urinate freely while wearing it.

3. Ridged – a plug for intermediate users. Waves, ridges, spiral threads, and other textures adds a little more excitement.

4. Tapered – is similar to a butt plug, starting narrow and gently graduates in size. Perfect for beginners and those looking for a gentle stretch.

No matter which design you go for, a penis plug will increase sensitivity, prolong erections, and provide supreme sensations during play.

Urethral Sounds

In medicine, urethral sounds are a tool used for probing and dilating passages during medical examinations. But they can also be used for sexual pleasure, and are a staple for those who enjoy intermediate medical play.

Urethral sounds are much longer than a penis plug, allowing the user to explore deeper and stimulate areas of the body that are otherwise out of reach. They come in a variety of sizes, thickness, and materials – it’s important to do your research and choose the right size toy for your experience level.

1. Hegar – a slightly curved S shape with two different diameters on each end. The shape in anatomical, which makes it easy to insert and use. If you’re looking for your first sound to try, this is the best choice for you.

2. Dittle – a straight rod that is loved by experts and novices alike. Straight shaped rods are perfect for electro play, too. For serious players only, an electro sound (£49.99, kinky.co.uk) delivers waves of sensuous tingles for added fun!

3. Bullet or Rosebud – a thinner rod with a bullet shaped tip for stimulating the urethra. The Rosebud is perfect for beginners because they are easy to insert and use, even if the penis is erect.

4. Van Buren – a long and thing J shaped probe, which closely matches the path within a man’s urethral tract. The curved end is perfect for stimulating the prostate gland from inside the bladder. A fantastic urethral sound for experienced users.

Don’t Forget the Lube

Lube will help your urethral sound or plug glide into place comfortably without tugging or pulling at the skin. A thick, long-lasting lube, like Liquid Silk (£3.99, kinky.co.uk), will ensure maximum comfort.

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