If you’re eyeing chastity devices, whether online or in stores, you’ll notice that they’re not cheap items. They don’t let you try them on in stores for hygiene purposes, and online you’re making judgements from images and words, so you’re faced with the dilemma of looking at devices and trying to imagine how they will fit and feel.
You’ve got two key decisions to make:
• How do you get the right size?
• Would a silicon device, such as the Birdlocked or CB, be best, or would a steel cage be more suitable?
GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE
i’ve included some good links at the bottom of this article that will help you to estimate the size you’ll need. The most important measurement is the base-ring, which is the ring that goes around the balls and cock (like a standard cock ring). This ring really matters, so you need to get it right if you’re going to get a comfortable and secure fit. It would even be worth investing in some standard cockrings and wearing them for a day to find the right size.
There are other things to consider too, so explore links below before you get your creditcard out.
SILICON CHASTITY CAGES
Comfort-wise, medical silicon material based is the most comfortable. It’s like a thick coat of wrap around your cock, and isolates it from the world like a vacuum cocoon.
The issue with silicon based cages is hygiene. Because they’re in contact with your skin very closely, body excrement is not easy to clean.
Plastic devices are relatively less comfortable than silicon, as chafing between the skin and the device-base ring can happen easily when it is too tight. The issue of hygiene with plastic devices is similar to silicon, often they are designed to really enclose the cock and this makes access to the inner side of the device very difficult.
Between silicon and plastic, silicon has by far the least chance of chafing or discomfort. Plastic can certainly be cheaper, but you’ll really need to experiment with different sizes of the base-ring and different lengths until you eventually find the right one.
Most importantly, both silicon and plastic are going to be unsuitable for longer periods of chastity. You will need to unlock to wash it thoroughly on a weekly basis.
STEEL CHASTITY DEVICES
If you’re interested in longer periods of chastity, and want to save the mess of unlocking and relocking for the maintenance of hygiene, you might want to start looking at steel chastity cages. Steel chastity devices usually have a more open design, with easier access for cleaning, so they’re generally better in terms of hygiene. There’s also less chafing once you find the right size of the base-ring. If you can find a good fitting steel cage then it can be quite comfortable.
Some steel cages come with built in uretheral lock. These can be great if you’re going to measure your chastity in hours, but they’ll be totally unsuitable if you are going to measure it in days.
PLAYING SAFE WITH YOUR NEW CHASTITY CAGE
There’s a misconception amongst people who’ve never played with chastity before that you buy a cage and you’re ready to go from the outset. i hope you’re lucky enough to buy the right cage first time around, but there could be adjustment of rings, problems with sleep because of night erections, hygiene problems etc.
What i’m saying is that the device may need to come off and go back on quite a number of times before you settle in to a comfortable groove.
That has implications for playing safe. i knew someone who got a new cage, had a big locking scene with a Dom (that he didn’t know all that well) and then left him with the keys. All the keys! That might seem sexy, but it’s also pretty stupid. If he had started feeling major discomfort he might have been in real trouble.
Try it out yourself for a while before you give anyone your keys. In fact, carry a key in your wallet. Quite often a new cage will lead to skin chafing, and if you keep it locked without giving yourself some healing time you could end up with a skin infection, especially if you can’t clean properly and the body excrement stays and sticks to the wounded skin. Once you’re sure the device is friendly to your body and there’s no chafing, THEN you can start thinking of playing with a key holder.
There’s lots of discussion on the web by chastity kinksters, and there’s lots of different things to discover. One person’s kinks and fetishes aren’t necessarily another person’s, and there’s no right or wrong way with chastity, no good or bad. You get to experiment and discover what works best for you. Chastity Forum is one of the best places to start, because it has lots of honest personal experiences by people, and I’ve listed some others in the links below.
FURTHER READING – GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE
• Male Chastity Journal – Getting a Good Fit
• Gritty Woman – Beginner’s Guide to Chastity Part 1: Fitting and Measuring for a Chastity Device
• Chastity Mansion – PansyTart’s Measuring System for Custom-Fit Devices
FURTHER READING – CHASTITY DEVICE REVIEWS
• Tickleberry – Points to Consider Before You Purchase A Chastity Device
• HolyTrainer – Reviews of High-End Chastity Devices
• AltarBoy – Chastity Device Reviews
• Chastity Mansion – Chastity Device Reviews Forum
• FetLife – Chastity Devices
• FetLife – Enforced Chastity