Everything You Need to Know About Urethral Toys
Okay, you just saw the title – and perhaps you are on the squeamish side and wondering why anyone would do this to their body. But don’t worry, sex toys intended for urethral sounding are not as scary as people initially think.
With urethral sounding, you insert a thin plug into your urethra for sexual pleasure. Although this may look like a medieval torture device, trust me – it should be anything but this.
Urethral sounding can be perfectly safe when done right with the right type of urethral sex toys and following our safety tips. And if you haven’t tried this yet, I am not telling you that you absolutely should…
But if you’re looking to experience a new type of pleasure or even find great suggestions for urethral toys, you’ve come to the right place. Buckle up.
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Master Series Silicone Urethral Sound Set
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MyStim Thin Finn
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Best for Deep Play: Urethral Dilator
If you want to experience deep urethral sounding, deep enough to stimulate your prostate, this penis plug by Lovehoney is the way to go.
It’s an affordable toy that can provide very intense stimulation (for more advanced users). Also, come on; it’s quite pretty as well.
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Best for Beginners: Silicone Urethral Sound Set
If you haven’t experienced urethral play yet, this Silicone Urethral Sound Set should get you started.
Just please hide it from your snoopy kids.
If they find it, just tell them that it’s intended for artistic purposes since, in a way, it is.
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Best for E-Stim: MyStim Thin Finn
Are you interested in experiencing something completely new? This toy is not only intended for urethral play. It’s also a heated sex toy.
You can make it cooler or warmer to experience a completely new sensation. It’s a two in one deal – what’s more convenient than that?
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Vibrating Urethral Sound by Master Series
Oh yes, there are vibrating urethral sounds as well – the legends are true.
This sound rod doesn’t only provide your regular urethral stimulation.
The vibrations that you can feel throughout are something that you haven’t experienced before.
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Best for Easy Insertion: Bolted Urethral Sounds
If you’re looking for sex toys that are easy to insert into your urethra, this sound set is the perfect choice for you.
It is perfect for beginners; Sounds are easy to insert with no pain… And, best of all – the sound set offers three different sizes.
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Best for Intense Stimulation: Penis Plug with Glans Ring
If you’re looking for a unique toy for urethral play, this penis plug and cock ring combo is exactly that.
Don’t be fooled, I know it looks a bit… frightening perhaps.
Actually, it’s not a weird medieval device to keep your penis in a cage for all eternity. It’s intended to provide you pleasure.
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Best for BDSM: DOMINIX Deluxe Corkscrew
If you’re looking to get kinky – and by that, I mean kinkier than urethral sounding already is – this Dominix Deluxe Corkscrew is here for exactly that.
This one’s a cock cage with a metal urethral sound on it, making it as sure as possible that your wiener will not run away.
It’s a convenient toy for kinky stuff. No need to buy the sound and cage separately.
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Best for Experienced Players: Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit
Maybe you’ve gone through plenty of regular urethral sounds and want to spice it up and explore more with your body.
In that case, this Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit is a great choice for you. Although it looks like a musical instrument, yes, it’s a urethral sound.
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What to Consider Before Buying Urethral Toys?
There are many different things to consider before buying urethral toys – including your preferred material, size, whether you’re a beginner or not, the type of stimulation that you’re looking for, and the features of the sex toy.
Which material do you feel would be the most comfortable for you? This is an important question to ask since when it comes to sex acts such as urethral sounding, your comfort and safety should take priority over everything else.
Size matters – at least when it comes to urethral sounds. And what matters size-wise is the width. A good size for beginners is usually between 0.2 to 0.35 inches, but everyone’s body is unique.
If you are more advanced, you can use a larger urethral sound. Length-wise, it’s good to start small as well and not force the toy too deep. Remember that you don’t need to insert the full length of the toy during your first few times; the kink gods will not punish you for this.
There are many different types of urethral sounds. These are the most well-known:
Hegar sounds are a popular choice of urethral toys. They have uniform sizes throughout and also have a slight curve.
Rosebud sounds are very much what they sound like – pun intended. These urethral toys have a thin body with a much thicker oval tip at the end.
Similarly to rosebud sounds, Dittel sounds have a flared tip to hold onto during the deed. The flare is a bit different, slightly more reminiscent of the flare of a butt plug.
Van Buren Sounds
Van Buren sounds are very versatile. In fact, they are used as surgical instruments. This type of urethral sound has a prominent curved shape, allowing you to explore several different sensations.
Pratt’s urethral sounds are quite similar to Hegar’s sounds. However, the key difference is a slight flare about halfway through the instrument.
Hank sounds are like a double-ended version of the Pratt sounds. They have two curves at both ends of the instrument.
Guyon urethral sounds have a similar shape to that of a question mark. These instruments have a very strong curve at one end – stronger than that of the Van Buren sounds.
Consider the type of features that you would like in a urethral sound. If you’re a beginner, you may prefer soft materials such as silicone instead of metal. If you’re a more experienced sounding tool user, you should also look into vibrating or warming sex toys for urethral sounding.
The price of urethral sounds starts from about $20 and can go all the way up to hundreds of dollars, depending on the material, the brand, and other features.
There is someone for everyone’s budget. Before purchase, ensure that the material can be fully sterilized and it’s not cheap plastic, which may cause urinary tract infections.
Pros & Cons
How to Use the Urethral Toys?
The entire process of urethral sounding is supposed to be quite smooth – when done right. You should try to follow closely the following steps to make the process as safe as possible while also being very pleasurable:
When preparing for urethral sounding, the first thing to do is to pee. You read that right. This helps to clear out all of the potentially horny bacteria in the urethra. Ensure you’ve also sterilized your urethral sound or penis plug before use. Again, kill that horny bacteria on the surface of this toy. This is your session, not theirs.
Additionally, especially if you enjoy using urethral sounds, you should consider using lube. There are many different kinds of lubes that are safe for sounding.
When inserting the urethral toy into your urethral opening, do not force it in. If it’s too big, it’s too big, and you should try a smaller one first. Preferably insert the toy into a flaccid penis instead of an erect one.
Note that heavier urethral sounds are easier to insert due to their weight. If you feel any pain during the procedure, stop immediately, like on a Tinder date where the guy tells you that he enjoys frisbee golf (I am only half-kidding).
Once the urethral sound is in, you can explore different kinds of sensations by adding slight pressure on it and pulling it out a bit – very gently, of course. While the urethral sound is in, you should be comfortable and avoid walking around too much.
Moreover, as nice as it may sound, do not receive blow jobs, masturbate or have penetrative sex while wearing this sex toy. This may result in damage to your urethra and also makes it easier for unwanted bacteria to get in and have an orgy, causing an infection.
You can wear the urethral sound while it’s fully or partially inserted. The wearing of it can help you experience a very intense orgasm that’s unlike something you’ve ever experienced before.
To remove the urethral sound, if you have a penis, you should hold onto the base of your penis as you pull it out. It’s also advisable to wait until your penis is fully flaccid.
If you’re female-bodied, you should gently slide the toy out. In any case, if there is any pain or the toy gets stuck, head to the nearest emergency room and hope that they have a section for professionals to remove sex toys from people. Okay, I’m being dramatic. But don’t try any weird home remedies; it won’t work.
Additionally, regardless of your genitals, you should pee right after being done with urethral sounding. This flushes out all bacteria and lube from your urethra.
You should store your urethral sounds in a sanitary manner. This means that you should keep them away from dirty surfaces, dusty cabinets, and household pets. You don’t want dog drool in your urethra or bladder, trust me.
How to Clean Them?
To clean a sex toy intended for urethral sounding, you have to be a bit more cautious than with other sex toys. Warm water and mild soap aren’t sufficient, nor is a regular sex toy cleaner.
I suggest thoroughly washing your urethral toys using betadine solution or similar to ensure they are extremely clean. In addition to this, I recommend simply boiling these toys – but don’t add onions and carrots to the mix.
Moreover, you should also use rubber gloves when doing this – and this is for cleaning purposes, not kinky purposes. Your urethra will thank you.
If you’re curious, you should get a urethral toy for yourself today. Seriously. It’s a sensation worth exploring if you’re in need of trying something completely new in the bedroom – when taking the proper precautions given in this article.
What are urethral toys?
Urethral toys are intended to be inserted inside the urethra. Most of the time, these toys are meant for people with penises.
What is urethral sounding?
Urethral sounding is the insertion of a urethral toy inside the urethra. It can be done with tools of different shapes and sizes, including urethral sounds and penis plugs.
Is it painful?
It’s not supposed to be very painful. Initially, urethral sounding may sting slightly, but major pain is a big red flag, and you should immediately stop. After taking out the toy used for sounding, you may experience slight discomfort when peeing, but this shouldn’t be unbearably painful.
Is urethral sounding safe?
Urethral sounding is safe – when done properly and taking proper precautions. This includes starting with smaller toys and not forcing things inside when they don’t fit.
You should always sterilize the toys before insertion and take the insertion process slowly and gently – if you skip this, you risk urinary tract infections which are not sexy nor fun (trust me, I’ve been through it multiple times, although it was never caused by sounding).
On top of this, you should use a lubricant when sounding – there are ones specifically made for sound.
How much do urethral sounds cost?
Urethral sounds can cost anything from 20 dollars to hundreds of dollars if the toy is particularly fancy.
How does an inflatable urethral plug work?
An inflatable urethral plug works by first inserting the toy and then inflating it, which is usually done with a pump. This will make the plug slightly larger, dilating the urethra. Be aware that this toy is not to be used as a balloon.
Can I stimulate my prostate with a urethral sound?
You can stimulate your prostate with a urethral sound – but the urethral toy would have to be quite long. Moreover, you should take it slow with this one, almost as if it was the first time you were doing butt stuff. Don’t make prostate stimulation your goal for the first round.
How do urethral-sounding toys feel?
Urethral-sounding toys feel a little strange – at least at first. When you experience these new sensations, it feels like you have to pee.
Once you become more used to them, it can provide a completely new kind of pleasure. It’s kind of like eating watermelon with feta cheese – it sounds crazy at first, but it works (or maybe I’m just weird).
Can non-penis owners use urethral toys?
Non-penis owners can use urethral toys. However, vagina owners have a shorter urethra, so the toys cannot be inserted as deep. Additionally, female-bodied people can stimulate their g-spot during urethral sounding.
What is the best material for urethral toys?
The best material for urethral toys is stainless steel. This is because it’s the easiest material to sterilize fully, making it the most hygienic option.
How big are urethral sounds?
Urethral sounds are of various sizes – in length; most of them are from 7 inches to 12 inches. The width of the toy varies usually between 0.2 inches to 0.32 inches. Penis plugs, on the other hand, are usually much smaller than this.
How long is the urethra?
The urethra is about 7 to 8 inches long for people with a penis and about 1.5 inches long for people with a vagina.
Why use a urethral plug?
A urethral plug is used to provide stimulation by inserting this toy. There are different shapes and sizes of urethral plugs.
Do I need lubrication when inserting urethral sounds?
You should use lubrication when inserting urethral sounds. This makes the insertion more accessible, safer, and less painful. Look for lubes that are specifically intended for sounding.
Stay away from any numbing lubricants since not only does this prevent you from experiencing sensations, but it also makes any warning signs more difficult to detect.
How to use a multi-beaded urethral sound plug?
To use a multi-beaded urethral sound plug, much like a regular one, you simply insert it slowly into your urethra, one bead at a time. Make sure to use a lubricant when doing this, especially if you’re a beginner.
Can urethral sounds be used with electro-stimulation equipment?
Urethral sounds can be used with electro-stimulation equipment. There are plenty of toys available for this.
How far do urethral sounds reach into the body?
Urethral sounds can reach a bit further than the length of the urethra. This would be a bit under 10 inches for male-bodied people and two inches or less for female-bodied people.
Should my penis be erect when I insert a urethral sound?
Your penis should not be erect when you insert a urethral sound. You would still be able to insert the toy. Generally, with urethral inserts, the procedure is less likely to cause pain and discomfort when done to a flaccid penis.
How long can I keep urethral toys in?
You can keep urethral toys in for some time, usually around 15-20 minutes. This depends a lot on the toy. Some of them can be kept inside for slightly longer, but you should always be cautious. If you start feeling uncomfortable, proceed to remove the toy carefully.
Is urethral intercourse the same as urethral sounding?
Urethral intercourse is not the same as urethral sounding. In urethral intercourse, a finger or a penis is inserted into the urethra, whereas with sounding, the urethral stimulation is done with a specialized sex toy.
Be aware that urethral intercourse is extremely dangerous and should not be practiced unless you want a bladder infection or other urinary disorders.
What is the difference between a urethral sound and a penis plug?
The difference between a urethral sound and a penis plug is mainly the shape and length. A penis plug is usually shorter, while a urethral sound is frequently intended to go deeper into the urethra.
Can my partner give me a blowjob while I wear my urethral sound?
It is not recommended that your partner gives you a blowjob while you’re wearing your urethral sound. Especially rough blowjobs while wearing a toy may cause damage to your urethra.
Can I have sex while I wear a urethral sound?
It is not recommended to have sex while wearing a urethral sound. Especially with aggressive or rough penetration, this can severely damage your urethra, which is not very sexy.
Can I use a urethral sound anally to stimulate my prostate?
You should not use a urethral sound to stimulate your prostate anally. To experience prostate stimulation this way, please use a butt plug or a prostate massager.
Urethral toys are not flared, so they may slip inside and stay there. Then your physician, who’s already tired of removing sex toys from people’s bodies, has to take them out.
Can I use different sex toys at the same time as a urethral sound?
You can use different sex toys at the same time as a urethral sound. For example, you can use a cock ring or a cock cage, which is a form of a male chastity device.
Do I need to remove my urethral sound during orgasm?
You don’t need to remove your urethral sound during an orgasm. Depending on the type of toy that you’re wearing, your ejaculation may push it out.
Your toy may also block the ejaculate, which means that your ejaculate ends up in your bladder and will be pushed out the next time you pee. This is not dangerous, but it should not be practiced regularly.
What should I do if my urethral sound won't come out?
If your urethral sound doesn’t come out, you should see a medical expert and go to the hospital immediately. Please make sure no one you know is currently working in the emergency room.
Will using a urethral sound strengthen my orgasms or improve my erections?
Using a urethral sound can strengthen your orgasms indeed – by providing a completely new sensation, whether it’s a smaller urethral toy or one that can directly stimulate your prostate.
Urethral sounds can also make your penis bigger and stronger while wearing it, but it is not a replacement for using Viagra.
Can I use a urethral sound if I have a urethral piercing?
You can use a urethral sound if you have a urethral piercing, but make sure to take proper precautions when you do, such as using a lubricant. Additionally, you should not use urethral toys after getting a urethral piercing until the piercing has fully healed.
Can I make my urethral sound?
You should not make your urethral sound, as the material should be easily sterilizable. Moreover, you can get decent quality sounding toys for quite cheap.