Smooth and Deep Penis Plug

I was the accidental recipient of this penis plug the other day, and while I had offered to return it the very fine people at UberKinky told me that I could keep it, so I felt the least I could do would be to write a review for it. I’m rather fond of how the bead matches the other one, and it makes it interesting to compare the two.

The Smooth and Deep penis plug is a 4″ (10cm) long surgical steel rod, designed to be inserted into the tip of the penis. Much like a urethral sound the plug acts to stimulate the penis from the inside, the only difference being that it’s a little shorter. The shape of the plug incorporates a uniform 8mm wide shaft which does seem a little thick at first, but which is still suitable for a beginner.

The surface of the plug is completely smooth and shiny, with a polished finish free from any blemishes or defects, and this is one of the benefits of it being made from metal. When you consider where it’s intended to be inserted it’s very important that the finish be of a high quality, and that it won’t easily succumb to scratches or indentations, as the lining of the urethra is very delicate and susceptible to irritation. The other advantages of metal are that it can be completely sterilised, which is a wise precaution to take before use in order to lower the risk of UTIs, especially if you want to share the toy with a partner, and also that metal is a fantastic material for temperature play, so if you fancy a little bit of cold when you use it you can simply pop it in the fridge or a glass of ice water beforehand.

The plug has an attractive appearance, but it’s rather nondescript on the whole, and could easily be mistaken for part of a key chain. The tip of the plug is rounded off but is still quite blunt, and there’s no real taper to speak of. The shaft is completely straight and maintains a thickness of 8mm for the majority of the length, before briefly narrowing in an hourglass shape near the far end. In total the insertable portion makes up 3 1/4″ of the length, which is slightly less than the Undulating plug. The plug is finished off by a decoratively-contoured end piece through which a large ring is inserted. The ring is decorated with a blue and white bead, and it acts as a finger-loop to aid with removing the plug, and to prevent the risk of over-insertion and accidentally losing the product deep inside the body. The ring also gives rise to the possibility of attaching weights to it, tying bondage rope to it, or anything similar you might think of.

When it comes to using the plug you will need a lubricant, and a specialist sterile lube such as Very Deep or Surgilube is recommended as a safety precaution. The rounded tip helps it to slide nice and easily into the meatus and down the urethra, and while the feeling may seem slightly unusual at first you won’t experience any discomfort. After around 1 1/2″ of the plug have been inserted you may begin to notice some slight resistance as the urethra leaves the spongy tissue of the glans and flattens out against the shaft. As the plug isn’t tapered you want to take the next step slowly, and with a little gentle, continuous, pressure the rest of the plug will slide steadily down into the penis, until all that can be seen is the end protruding from the head. Looking at the penis like this, with the ring and its bead, it’s possible to imagine for a moment what it might be like to have a piercing there.

There are a variety of ways to enjoy using the plug while it’s inserted, and the first would be just to masturbate while it’s there. This can make for an interesting sensation as you can feel the firm metal rod in there when you touch the outside of the penis, and it provides internal stimulation as you squeeze. Often in the course of this the plug will start to slide out of the penis, requiring you to stop and push it back in, and the metal ring also tends to jangle around a bit in the process. Another way is to slowly slide the plug in and out of the penis, which is an unusual yet strangely enjoyable sensation. You don’t experience the different points of stimulation like you do with the Undulating plug, but the increased thickness overall gives the urethra a much fuller feeling which is pleasurable in its own right. Probably the final way to use it is to hold a vibrator to the end and allow the vibrations to pass through it and travel deep into the penis, though I had less luck with this as mine was too powerful and just bounced off the surface.

Most of the time you will be inserting the plug into the penis while it’s erect, but that’s not to say it can’t be enjoyed while the penis is flaccid if this is desired. You can even go from hard to soft, or soft to hard while the plug is inserted if you play around with it for a bit. The plug is better suited for wearing in an extended capacity as the opening to the urethra will sit at the narrow hourglass-shaped point, helping to hold the plug  inside the penis for longer. The effect of this is somewhat limited though as there is no ring of muscle at the tip of the penis to securely grab onto anything, so over time it will gradually work its own way out. It is feasible that you could attempt to strap the ring to something in an effort to keep it in place more permanently.

The packaging for the plug is fairly simplistic, but that’s fine by me as it keeps costs down and means less to throw away. The plug comes inside a small zip-lock bag, which in turn is wrapped up in bubble wrap to protect it during transit, but when you take it out and see the quality of the product you realise that it wouldn’t look amiss inside a small wooden box, or a leather slip case, so that’s an idea for long term storage.

On the whole I’m really pleased with the Smooth and Deep penis plug and would happily recommend it to anyone who was considering urethral play. It has a fairly simple design, but it’s a design that really works, and it both looks and feels great. If you want a plug that’s filling and that stays in place, then this is the one to pick.
You can buy the Smooth and Deep penis plug from Uber Kinky

 

Undulating Penis Plug

This week I’ve been busily inserting more foreign objects into my urethra, thanks to my new friends over at UberKinky who generously sent me a couple of penis plugs to test out for them. It’s not as alarming as it sounds so check out the review below to learn more.

The Undulating Penis Plug is a 4″ (10cm) long surgical steel rod, designed to be inserted into the tip of the penis. Much like a urethral sound the plug acts to stimulate the penis from the inside, the only difference being that it’s a little shorter. The shape of the plug incorporates a combination of different sized and shaped areas along the shaft, with the widest areas having a width of 8mm, while the two narrow parts are only 5mm.
The surface of the plug is completely smooth and shiny, with a polished surface free from any blemishes or defects, and this is one of the benefits of it being made from metal. When you consider where it’s intended to be inserted it’s very important that the finish be of a high quality, and that it won’t easily succumb to scratches or indentations, as the lining of the urethra is very delicate and susceptible to irritation. The other advantages of metal are that it can be completely sterilised, which is a wise precaution to take before use in order to lower the risk of UTIs, especially if you want to share the toy with a partner, and also that metal is a fantastic material for temperature play, so if you fancy a little bit of cold when you use it you can simply pop it in the fridge or a glass of ice water beforehand.
The plug has an attractive appearance, but it’s rather nondescript on the whole, mostly resembling some sort of strange key that you might expect to find in the bottom of a toolbox. The tip of the plug is vaguely conical in shape, but with a rounded point for safety reasons, and it gently tapers out to its maximum 8mm width over the distance of 1cm. Behind it the shaft of the plug is completely straight and has a 5mm width for most of its length, with the exception of a short bulge in the middle where it gently expands up to 8mm, and then back down again. In total the insertable portion makes up 3 3/8″ of the length, and it’s finished off by an 8mm wide ‘stopper’ on the end, through which a large ring is inserted. The ring is decorated with a blue and white bead, and it acts as a finger-loop to aid with removing the plug, and to prevent the risk of over-insertion and accidentally losing the product deep inside the body. The ring also gives rise to the possibility of attaching weights to it, tying bondage rope to it, or anything similar you might think of.

When it comes to using the plug you will need a lubricant, and a specialist sterile lube such as Very Deep or Surgilube is recommended as a safety precaution. The tapered tip helps it to slide nice and easily into the meatus and down the urethra, and while the feeling may seem slightly unusual at first you won’t experience any discomfort. After around 1 1/2″ of the plug has been inserted you may begin to notice some slight resistance, at this point the bulge at the centre of the plug will be resting against the end of the penis poised to make entry, so it can be a good time to take a brief pause. With a little gentle, continuous, pressure the rest of the plug will slide slowly down into the penis, until all that can be seen is the stopper protruding from the end. Looking at the penis like this, with the ring and its bead, it’s possible to imagine for a moment what it might be like to have a piercing there.

There are a variety of ways to enjoy using the plug while it’s inserted, and the first would be just to masturbate while it’s there. This can make for an interesting sensation as you can feel the firm metal rod in there when you touch the outside of the penis, and it provides internal stimulation as you squeeze. Often in the course of this the plug will start to slide out of the penis, requiring you to stop and push it back in, and the metal ring also tends to jangle around a bit in the process. Another way is to slowly slide the plug in and out of the penis, and the shape of it makes it especially suited for this. The width of the tip and the wide section in the middle of the body provide two distinct points which can be felt moving around inside the urethra. This is an interesting sensation, and pleasurable in an unconventional sort of way. You can position it so that the central bulge emerges completely from the end of the penis, while at the same time the tip of the plug is stimulating lower down. This moving expansion of the urethra almost feels similar to when the last of a large quantity of ejaculate drips out after an orgasm. Probably the final way to use it is to hold a vibrator to the end and allow the vibrations to pass through it and travel deep into the penis, though I had less luck with this as mine was too powerful and just bounced off the surface.

Most of the time you will be inserting the plug into the penis while it’s erect, but that’s not to say it can’t be enjoyed while the penis is flaccid if this is desired. You can even go from hard to soft, or soft to hard while the plug is inserted if you play around with it for a bit. The plug isn’t ideal for wearing in any sort of extended capacity as there’s no real way to hold in inside the penis, and it will gradually work its own way out, though feasibly you could attempt to strap the ring to something in an effort to keep it in place.

The packaging for the plug is fairly simplistic, but that’s fine by me as it keeps costs down and means less to throw away. The plug comes inside a small zip-lock bag, which in turn is wrapped up in bubble wrap to protect it during transit, but when you take it out and see the quality of the product you realise that it wouldn’t look amiss inside a small wooden box, or a leather slip case, so that’s an idea for long term storage.

On the whole I’m really pleased with the Undulating Penis Plug and would happily recommend it to anyone who was considering urethral play. The gentle taper of the tip and the modest size makes it suitable for beginners, while the undulating shape will provide enough stimulation to still please those who have used similar products before.

You can buy the Undulating Penis Plug from UberKinky

Oxballs Silicone Urethral Sounds

It seems as though suddenly everyone is talking about sounding at the moment: it was all over the media during the coverage of the recent “porn trial”, Ruffled Sheets has been reviewing penis plugs, and I saw porn star Jesse Santana getting in on the action too.
I’ll admit it’s something that’s always fascinated me, but at the same time I’ve been a bit too squeamish to try it until now. Not wanting to miss out though I decided to give it a shot, but I thought I would take a different route to most. A while ago I saw this guy on XTube using a very unusual toy, and immediately I wanted to know what it was. A few Google searches later and I discovered it was a silicone sound from Oxballs, and when I saw that it also came in red I knew that it was the toy for me.

The Oxballs silicone urethral sounds are my first product from Oxballs – a brand known for creating some of the more outlandish toys on the market today. They come in a set of two, and the packaging is rather lacking to say the least. Both sounds are heat-sealed inside a small polythene bag together; the bag is clear, bears no branding, nor has a sticker on it denoting what the product is. There’s also noticeably an absence of any pamphlet explaining instructions for use or how to care for the product. If you’re environmentally conscious and a fan of minimal packaging then you might appreciate this, but I would have preferred a small box at least so I could store them there afterwards.
As the name suggests the sounds are in fact made from 100% platinum silicone, which is one of the safest materials on the market, and considering where these toys are intended to be inserted safety should be at the forefront of your mind. The silicone is quite firm if you squeeze it, which allows it to keep its shape well despite being so thin, but the thinness also makes it very flexible and able to be easily bent about as much as you desire. The sounds are constructed in three sections: the shaft, the left side of the hook, and the right side of the hook. This means that the shaft section is completely free from mould-lines, and the only mould-lines run around the length of the hook and in a ring where the hook meets the top of the shaft. The hook is lightly embossed with “Oxballs 2010©” which can only be noticed if you look carefully. Curiously the surface of the silicone has a matte finish, which gives it ever such a slight amount of texture. I find this odd because if they’d made it with a shiny surface then it would have been completely smooth, much like the polished finish of a typical metal sound. Even the smallest amount of texture will create friction, which I wouldn’t imagine is desirable in a toy such as this.
Both sounds are 5 5/8″ (14.4cm) long, with 4 5/8″ (11.6cm) of that being insertable. Compared to an average sound this is a little on the short side, and will probably appeal more to beginners such as myself, rather than the more advanced players who like to go deep. The inside diameter of the hook is 5/8″ (1.5cm) wide, which is big enough to fit a finger through even without flexing the material. The first sound has a continual taper, starting at 6mm and widening to a full 1cm at the other end. The second sound has three stepped sections of increasing thickness going up the shaft. Each section is around 1 1/2″ long, and is completely uniform with no taper. At the tip the section is 5mm wide, the middle section increases to 9mm wide, and the final section goes all the way up to 12mm.
When playing the sounds it is advisable to use a sterile lubricant, such as Surgilube, or Very Deep. This is to reduce the risk of bladder infections, which can be heightened when inserting foreign objects into the urethra. If you’re not going to bother with a sterile lube then make sure that at the very least you use something with no additives. The inside of the urethra is a sensitive membrane, so anything extra in a lube is prone to irritate it and lead to inflammation, even “caring” ingredients such as aloe-vera. It should also be water-based lube always, as this is a silicone toy.
Inserting the sounds is a strange experience. When you mention the word “catheter” to most men they will recoil and cross their legs, and frankly my experience was rather like that. Putting the tip of the sound into the penis wasn’t too bad; it was more of a curious feeling than anything with only some mild discomfort involved. As I began to go deeper I enjoyed it less; there was a slight scratchy/burning sensation present with every millimetre it progressed, and I remain uncertain as to whether it was because my penis merely didn’t like having any form of foreign object inside it, or if it was because the surface of the sound was causing some friction along the urethra. I found the stepped-sound easiest to use at first due to the narrower end, but once it reached the next section it became a rather tight fit and I was only able to get about half of that in before I stopped. I moved onto the tapered-sound, and while this does feel larger sooner I managed to get two thirds of it in without too much trouble thanks to the shape. Because the sounds are made of silicone they’re very lightweight, so you do actually have to push them inside you, unlike with a metal sound which I understand will gradually work its way in under its own weight. The sounds are much easier to insert if you’re flaccid at the time, but I found this difficult to maintain. As soon as an erection develops the swelling of the tissue in the penis flattens out the urethra and makes it harder to accommodate an object; you can feel the pressure of the tip of the sound as it makes its own path and it isn’t entirely pleasant. The flexibility of the sounds, which you assume would be advantageous in this instance, doesn’t seem to have a discernible impact unfortunately. If you let go of the sound then it will gradually begin to rise out of the penis of its own accord without the need to pull it out using the hook. Removing the sound felt better than inserting it, but I can’t really describe either part of inserting and withdrawing the sounds as pleasurable, but perhaps sounding just isn’t for me. The only part where I sensed a potential for pleasure was when the tip of the sound was inserted around an inch deep into the head of the penis, so perhaps a penis plug might be more suitable.
Post-sounding I noticed some tenderness along the urethra whenever I touched the underside of the penis, and also a slight burning sensation when I went to the toilet, which I found discouraging. This is probably a normal occurrence when you’re not used to this sort of activity, but it’s less than welcome when you didn’t find the activity that enjoyable in itself to begin with.

Taking care of the sounds is relatively easy; as they’re silicone they can be sterilised before and after use, which is important for toys like this as you want to keep them in the most hygienic condition possible. To do this you can boil them in water for a couple of minutes, or wipe them down with a 10% bleach solution, making sure to remove all residue before the next time you use them. They can also be cleaned in more conventional methods, such as with hot water and anti-bacterial soap, or with a toy wipe.

One issue I have with the product is the price. They’re around £40 at most places, and while I understand that the price necessarily reflects the fact that they’re a niche product with a limited market, the fact still remains that for that sort of money you could get a lot more silicone in the form of a large dildo like the Tantus Luke. If they were available at half the price then I’d consider that reasonable. The price is on par with a metal sound though, so if you’re willing to pay for that then this may seem equally acceptable.
On the whole I think that the Oxballs urethral sounds are a nice toy; they use a quality material and are well made. My only niggles at this point are the price and the fact that the finish isn’t completely smooth, but I don’t know that either of these would amount to a deal-breaker. Upon reflection I’m not entirely sure that sounding is an activity for me, though it was certainly an interesting experience to try out. I’d be willing to explore it further in the future with different types of toys, but right now I wouldn’t be tempted to spend more money on doing so.

Check out my Toy With Me Tuesday submission to see an artistic photo of the sounds.

You can buy the silicone sounds from Esmale, and currently get 10% off on any Oxballs product. Get an additional 10% off when you use code ‘INCEND10’ at the checkout.

They are also available from UberKinky.