Beginner's Guide To Urethral Sounds & Penis Plugs
Listen up, UberKinky friends...
Urethral sounding can be a rewarding experience if done properly. Imagine how amazing it would feel if you could stimulate both the inside and the outside of your penis at the same time.
Safety first - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and you REALLY don't want to experience an infection!
- First off, sterilise your urethral sound or penis plug in boiling water for 3-5 minutes
- After this we recommend that you wipe down your urethral sounds and penis plugs with alcohol swabs
- Ensure your penis is clean, and wash your hands with hot water and anti-bacterial soap. If you want to be extra cautious you can wear surgical gloves
- Choose a penis plug or urethral sound with a rounded, tapered tip
- Use PLENTY of lubricant
- Remove your penis plug or sound before ejaculation
- Wait until your erection subsides before removing a sound with a defined curve
- Use any old object lying around your house
- Choose one of our more extreme styles or sizes of sounds
- Force your plug or sound down your penis
There are so many different kinds of penis plugs available and if it's your first time, how do you know which one's right for you?
Not only do they look and feel great, some also have a purpose in your penis. You may opt for a jewelled plug for a bit of flash or you may want to experience new sensations with our more hard core threaded screw style textures.
Most plugs will not stay in your urethra once inserted so don't expect to be able to get up and walk around. If this is what you're after, opt for one with a glans ring or piercing (if you're pierced of course!)
We here at UberKinky want your experience to be unforgettable, so we've come up with a full breakdown of the different styles to help you make the right purchase.
The prince's wand, or policeman's nightstick, comes in pinless and pierced varieties for those with a Prince Albert piercing. Its basic shape is a smooth hollow shaft with a ball on the end, with an opening that allows you to urinate and ejaculate freely. For men who do not have a Prince Albert Piercing, a thin rod comes out from the ball on the end and connects to a ring which swivels into place behind your glans. For the pierced gentlemen, a wand goes through your Prince Albert opening and connects with the shaft of the prince’s wand. There are some out there with multiple stems for multiple piercings for attachments to multiple beads. These are sometimes referred to as pound puppies.
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The sperm stopper is most commonly a solid ball which goes in through the urethra. This ball is then connected to a thin rod which is attached to a ring which swivels into place behind your glans. Often, there will be a ball where the rod meets the ring which is there to stimulate the sensitive frenulum or V-spot of your penis. The balls or plugs come in many different shapes and sizes and some may have more than one ring.
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Also known by its hip misspelled name thru-hole, this plug is hollow to allow you to urinate or ejaculate freely while wearing it. This characteristic can be found in plugs of all shapes and sizes from beginner styles to the extreme. There are even some hollow designs which have many holes for a delightful sprinkler effect!
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Solid plugs have no opening and are one complete piece of penis jewellery. The solid construction prevents most wearers from urination or ejaculation. This characteristic can be found in a variety of plugs of all shapes and sizes from beginner to the extreme.
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Vibrating plugs feature a small yet powerful motor that will send tantalising vibrations all through your shaft. Some men enjoy the feel of the vibrations which they can move up and down their urethra to pin point their favourite point of pleasure. These penis plugs will have a large end where the battery compartment goes.
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When you've practised a bit, you may feel you’re ready to move on to something a bit more stimulating. Waves, ridges, spiral threads, beads or any other texture adds a little more excitement and stimulation into the mix! Your urethra will accommodate these ridges as they slip in and out of your penis sending you into sensation overload.
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Whether you’re looking for minimalistic stimulation or stretching, a smooth textured plug features a tapered tip and generally stays the same diameter throughout the shaft. There are some smooth penis plugs which start off narrow and then gently graduate in size for those looking for a gentle stretch. If you’re new to urethral play, these are the perfect plugs to start with.
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Because metal is the predominant material for penis plugs, they often make great electrodes for electro sex. Simply connect one lead wire to the external part of your penis plug and the other to a reference point such as a cock ring or your leg with a sticky electrode. Some may even find pleasure in electro sex pinwheels or whiskers for added sensation play. The electro stimulation sends waves through your penis so pleasing; you may find you will climax without even touching yourself!
In medicine, urethral sounds are for probing and dilating passages within the body. Some people enjoy the pleasurable sensations urethral sounds and penis plugs as the urethra is filled with sensitive nerve endings which respond well to stimulation. Here we will break down the different styles of sounds. We will also go over materials, sizes, shapes and other characteristics to look for.
Urethral sounds usually come in sets with numerous sizes which allow you to gradually graduate over time. This means you can enjoy your set of sounds for years to come. The long, slender rods often have curves in order to stimulate your urethra and bladder. Here’s the breakdown of the different styles of Urethral sounds to look out for.
Hegar sounds are gently curved S shaped urethral sounds with two different diameters on each end. Both men and women can enjoy the delightful sensations that a set of Hegar urethral sounds provide. Urethral play beginners as well as experts enjoy the sensual feel of a Hegar sound slipping in and out of their urethra. The shape makes the Hegar sound set perfect for first timers.
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Van Buren sounds are long, thin J shaped urethral sounds which closely match the path within a man’s urethral tract. The curved tip is perfect for stimulating the prostate gland from inside your bladder for amazing sensations. The Van Buren sound should only be used while your penis is soft and if you become aroused while your Van Buren sound is inserted (and who wouldn’t?) you will need to wait until your erection subsides before removing your sound.
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Bakes, Rosebud, Bullet
This simple sound has three names: Bakes sounds, Rosebud sounds and Bullet Sounds. This sound has a long, thin rod with a bulbous end, much like a rosebud. This bullet shaped tip stimulates the urethra much like a string of anal beads would. Imagine the scintillating sensation you’ll experience as this single bead pops in and out of the tip of your penis. These are a favourite with both men and women and the straight shape makes it easier to insert even if your penis is erect. For added your added pleasure, the Bakes sounds can be warmed up or cooled down as they do retain temperature.
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Dittle sounds are straight rods with a rounded tip and a flat end; they are loved by sounding experts and novices alike. Dittle Sound Sets come in a kit of graduating sizes, perfect for urethral stretching without the curves to worry about if you become aroused during play. While the flat end at the top makes a great handle for added control of your Dittle sound, it also makes it a great connector for electro sex. Simply attach an electro pad to the top and stick the other to your leg or scrotum for an amazing urethral electro sex experience!
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The double ended Pratt sounds are long urethral sounds with a more defined curve than the Hegar sound. This extra length and slightly tighter curve means you can go further than your prostate gland for that little bit more sensation. Pratt sounds are usually double ended with a different size on each end so a kit of eight urethral sounds gives you sixteen different sizes. Both men and women can enjoy Pratt sounds.
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The Sim sound is a long, gently curved urethral sound with a flattened handle for a better grip. The Sim sound is used in the medical setting as a uterine sound but men and women can both enjoy the Sim sound for urethral fun. The length is great for a good, deep probing while the handle keeps your sound from getting lost. The handle also makes a great point of contact for an electro sex connection for even more fun!
Unfortunately we don't currently sell a Sim sound kit, however we are working on it.
Hank sounds (also called Henk sounds in some places) are another double ended delight with a gentle curve in each end. Also used as a uterine dilator in the medical world, Hank sounds have found a home in the fetish world. The added bonus to the Hank sound is the pair of metal ribs, one on each side which acts as a stopper to prevent the sound from going any further than about 8.9cm (3.5 inches). Advanced users tend to delve even deeper and use this metal rib as a stimulating speed bump as they slowly move the Hank sound in and out of the urethra.
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The rounded and tapered tip helps prepare your sensitive urethra for a gentle stretch as you ease your chosen penis plug or urethral sound through your meatus and into your urethra. Save the more extreme styles of penis plugs and sounds for when you've become accustomed to the sensation and work your way up. Generally it's good to have a penis plug with a ring or enlarged end so it doesn't slip in and get lost. As for material, stainless steel is the most common but you will also find aluminium, and silicone urethral sounds and penis plugs. These materials are body safe and withstand repeated sterilisation.
If it's your first time GO SLOW!
As long as you're careful and start off slow, your first sounding experience should go smoothly. Just remember to use plenty of lube and relax. Take your time and enjoy a whole new world of stimulation. Start while your penis is soft by placing a blob of sterile lube right at the entrance of your penis. Holding your penis at a 90 degree angle from your body, slowly slip the sound or plug in. Try to let gravity and the weight of the sound naturally pull the sound down into your penis. Then once it's inserted more than four inches, it will usually rotate slightly.
Once you have your sound or plug in place and you're comfortable, experiment with light gentle strokes on your penis. Some men simply enjoy the sensation of the sound sliding in and out. Take it from Andy at Ruffled Sheets who recently played with one of our penis plugs:
"Personally, I just like to feel it slowly move up and down. It's a unique feeling. In some ways it's similar to a long, drawn out orgasm, but will last as long as you want it to..."
- Andy at Ruffled Sheets
After all this amazing new stimulation you'll be ready to let your orgasm surge through your body. Here are some things to think about. If you're using a hollow penis plug your prize load will simply come out the end without a second thought. However, if you are using urethral sounds or a solid penis plug, we recommend that you slide them out gently before ejaculation to prevent retrograde ejaculation.
Here at UberKinky we cannot stress this enough; you should only use a sterile lubricant. We sell several sterile lubricants which are perfect for urethral sounding or penis plug play. The lubricant helps your sound or plug glide into place comfortably while the sterile formula will keep you safe from harm.
Very Deep Urethral Lubricant
Our number one choice when it comes to playing with plugs! This rich, water-based formula not only facilitates easy insertion and ensures the most gratifying experience of your life; the bottle features a flip cap lid for convenient one handed application. So, use for all of your urethral endeavours and you’ll never get in too deep!
The perfect solution to ensure eyes don’t water! KY Jelly is a firm favourite when it comes to urethral play. 100% sterile, the formula won’t harbour bacteria, and has been tried, tested and trusted for many years. Plus, the water-base will ensure that things stay really ‘wet’ and slippery. So why not keep things au-naturel with this odourless, colourless and clear concoction?
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