If urethral play makes you cringe, you should read this

Lots of people enjoy playing around with medical gadgets to achieve sexual pleasure. Interestingly enough, some of the most famous sex toys were actually intended for medical procedures back in the early 1900s. From vibrators to prostate massagers, doctors would use all sorts of gadgets on their patients, treating various health issues. But what’s the deal with inserting a foreign object into your urethra?

Well, let’s find out!

What is it?

Before we start talking about the benefits and safety of urethral play, it’s essential to explain what it actually is. Namely, it’s a medical procedure that aims to stretch and locate obstructions inside both male and female urinary tracts. In more strict terms, this process is called urethral sounding, and the main tool is the sound (a sterile tube). But don’t worry — we won’t get too nerdy on you, we promise.

Although it’s a common way for doctors to explore the insides of penises and vaginas, sounding is pretty popular in kink culture too. You can enjoy urethral sounding with either soft or more rigid objects, but they must be clean and sterile at all costs. Their length and thickness can vary, so you might see some kinksters using long catheters that even reach their bladders.

Besides penile and genital stimulation, urethral play can also help men reach their prostates and experience overwhelming orgasms. Still, it can make the bladder a bit more unreliable, making it release urine during the whole process. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. We’ll talk about safety and how to do it properly later on. For now, let’s explore why urethral stimulation has become a form of foreplay.

Why do people do it?

The human body is full of nerves, no matter where you look. Nevertheless, some parts are richer with neurons than others, and we call them erogenous zones. We’re sure you’re aware that touching your nipples feels somewhat better than rubbing your cheeks. When it comes to the most sensitive zones on your body, you shouldn’t look further than your genitals.

Both the penis and vagina are full of nerve endings. Hence, touching them in various ways can feel pretty good. More interestingly, if you do some research, you will find that the most sensitive parts of your sex organ are close to your urinary tract. These parts are, of course, the head of the penis and the clitoris.

When you play around with a sounding tube, you’ll stimulate them directly, even if that’s not your initial goal. In the end, this is the main reason why such a thing feels good. Even the slightest of motions inside your urinary tract will stimulate the nerves, bringing you one step closer to a powerful orgasm. Also, let’s not forget that it’s pretty taboo, so people enjoy being naughty too.

Are there any benefits?

Although most people associate sex toys with pleasure, there are instances where these toys can help with your physical health. Still, if not done during a medical checkup, urethral sounding won’t prove beneficial to your body’s health. It can only positively affect your outlook on masturbation if done properly and safely.

Therefore, physical health isn’t the only thing you should keep in mind. Enjoying urethral play can help you with your sex life. It can allow you to feel sexual fulfillment, making you happier and less anxious or even depressed. All in all, it’s a great way to improve your sex life, no matter whether you’re single or you have an active sexual life.

Also, urethral play can prove useful if you want to be part of a larger community of people. The internet is full of sites and social media groups where people share their experiences and ideas on how to make the whole kink feel better. You might even find an online partner to enjoy sounding together simultaneously.

How does it feel?

Like with any new masturbation technique, sounding might feel awkward in the beginning. However, that’s nothing to worry about. After all, you’re placing a foreign object inside your urethral canal, so experiencing a strange sensation shouldn’t come as a surprise. Don’t lose it if you begin to feel slight scraping.

After a little while, you’ll become a lot more comfortable. The slight pain will go away as you learn new ways of practicing it. Of course, what feels good for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it will feel the same way for the other. You might find that some urethral toys are better than others, so it all comes down to you. No worries — we’ll talk about toys a bit later.

Is it safe?

Unfortunately, some people don’t stop and think about safety when playing with sex toys and end up hurting their bodies. When it comes to urethral play, we strongly suggest that you don’t experiment too much if you’re a newbie. For the most part, this form of sexual satisfaction is safe if you consider a couple of precautions.

Firstly, you must sterilize your toy beforehand. If you don’t, you might risk a nasty urinary tract infection. On the other hand, there’s no need to buy humongous objects to place in your urethral opening. A large object can hurt you badly if you’re not experienced enough and you’re pushing too hard.

However, none of this will affect the way you pee. The only real issues are infections, tissue damage, and having your toy stuck inside. If you experience any of these, we strongly recommend that you contact your doctor immediately. Engaging in urethral play shouldn’t stop you from receiving medical help if needed.

Will the urethra stay stretched out

No matter how long or thick or what texture your toy is, there’s no real risk of your urethra getting stretched out if you don’t do it excessively. But if you practice it every day, you could end up with a wider urethral canal. For some people, this is part of the fun.

If you plan to do this, we would suggest that you take your time. There’s no point in rushing the process as it might be rather painful. So go one step at a time, and you’ll eventually reach your goal in a couple of weeks/months. It’s pretty similar to anal beads and butt plugs; you start small and gradually move up.

The use of urethral sounds

Like most other kinks, you can enjoy urethral play with more than one toy. However, choosing the right one might prove too tricky for newcomers. Hence, we’ll explain the three main types of objects you can find online:

  • Penis plugs — These rude boys are the smallest of the bunch. They go about an inch into your urethra. However, they can have a stainless-steel ball or hoop at the top, which can help with the overall experience. Here, take a look at these penis plugs from LG.
  • Urethral sounders — Unlike the previous type, sounders are far longer. They are also very thin and have a cylinder shape, allowing for a far deeper urethral insertion and in some cases, more pleasure.
  • Catheters — This third type of urinary toy is actually a medical gadget. Doctors use it during health procedures, meaning they can do much more than your sounders and plugs. Moreover, they can even reach your bladder. If they do, you might end up with some pretty powerful sensations.