Some men just like to go a bit further. Further than many men would ever go. They put objects in the urethra of their penis for sexual pleasure. The term for this is ‘sounding’, but what is it, how to do it and why? NBRplaza did the research.
In the BDSM scene, putting objects in the urethra of the penis is sometiemes referred to as ‘cock stuffing’ or ‘sounding’. It is all about inserting long, thin smooth objects, often of surgical steel. These objects are called ‘sounds’ and that explains where the term sounding comes from. An other term for sounds is dilator.
Sounds or dilators
The most common sounds are the Van Buren – which has the shape of the letter J – and the Dittle – which is straight. In the absence of good quality sounds, some men use other objects like a thermometer, or other long and thin objects. But objects of surgical steel or silicone are recommended, because they are easy to clean and they are unbreakable when they are inserted.
You might have a thermometer in your medicine cabinet that you could use right away, but has it occurred to you that they are often made of glass. When that breaks, you run the risk of serious injuries (apart from the possible poisoning from the mercury).
Besides, there are also urethral vibrators; steel sounds that can vibrate. In our shop you can find a number of dilators, penis plugs and vibrating sounds. Some chastity cages also have a build in sound.
Sounders use plenty of glijmiddel to make inserting a lot easier. Be really careful when you push a sound in. Before you know it, you might rupture the urethral tube. If you encounter some kind of obstruction, then it could be a constriction or a scar. Don’t just keep pushing, but use more lube or a thinner sound. Saliva is never a good lube. It dries to fast and can lead to irritation. Besides, saliva contains many bacteria and sugars that can cause serious infections. So, just don’t. Use a water based or silicone based personal lube. Whatever works best for you. Silicone based lube is a little more difficult to clean, but works longer. Most manufacturers of silicone sex toys, recommend using water based lube on silicone toys. The silicone in the lube might deteriorate your silicone dilator ad cause it te become ‘sticky’.
Why? For god’s sake, why?
If you have read this article up to here: hats off! Many men will have opt out and clicked away with pain in their crotches. Men that find the use of sounds interesting, often do it because inserting some stick gives them sexual pleasure.
In the BDSM scene, sounding is also used for power games. Some bended sounds make it almost impossible to get an erection, if inserted correctly. Often sounds are being tied to other objects or combined with chastity belts, so every movement can be controlled by the dom.
The most important risk is of course damage to the penis. The tissue is very thin and sensitive, which makes it easy to rupture or become irritated. After sounding, a burning sensation can be felt while urinating.
On top of that there is a risk of infections. Always clean your sound. When you keep feeling a burning sensation in your penis, or when you see blood in your urine, consult your physician. Be honest to your doctor, so he can actually help you.
Even when you don’t do it very often, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn;t do it safe. Keep the thermometer in your medicine cabinet and invest in some good sounds. They can be bought online cheap and discrete.