How to Use Urethral Sounds
Once you’ve decided to give urethral sounding a go, and you’ve got your equipment ready to use, it’s a simple matter of using it. While putting something in your urethra might sound simple, there’s a little more to it. This guide aims to take you through the entire process from start to finish, so you can enjoy safe and pleasurable sounding every time.
What is Urethral Sounding?
Urethral sounding is the process of inserting a large metal rod into the urethra. These rods can vary in length, allowing you to penetrate the body to various depths. Some like to even penetrate the full length of the urethra, stimulating as far as the bottom of the bladder.
While the traditional uses of sounds were entirely based in medicine, people who buy them for recreational use are entirely focused on sexual pleasure. Sounds can be enjoyable for a number of reasons, but the main focus for most people is the intense sensations they produce on the urethra. These sensations feel different for each person, so it’s hard to describe without experiencing it first.
How to Use Urethral Sounds
To safely use a urethral sound, you need to a bit of preparation before you start. When you first start a session, you’re going want to use a sound which fits with little stretching or resistance. This lets you warm up your urethra before you move onto larger sounds.
You need to ensure your sounds are fully sanitised before you begin any session. With most good sounds, they will be made of either silicone or stainless steel. These are the easiest material to sanitise, as you can simply boil then to kill all the bacteria on the toy. Even if you cleaned your toy after the last use, it’s important to re-sanitise them before you begin, as during storage the sounds may pick up more bacteria. If you want to be completely sanitary, you can even use surgical gloves to ensure nothing from your hands gets into your urethra.
The next step is to lubricate. You need to thoroughly cover your sounds in plenty of lube, as well as the opening of the urethra on either the penis or vagina. Your lube also needs to be sterile, as some ingredients found in many variants of lubricant can irritate the urethra or even cause infections.
When you’re ready to start inserting the sound, position the tip just at the entrance of the urethra. You don’t need to push, but you should let the sound fall into the urethra with gravity’s help. For men, it can be easier to do this while the penis is flaccid.
Usually, during insertion you’ll reach a point where the sound naturally stops. When this happens, you mustn’t force it further, as this is likely to damage the urethra. Instead you need to wait, relax, and allow yourself to get used to the feeling of the toy inside you.
Once you’ve reached this point, you can experiment with the sound a little. Still being gentle, you can try moving it and out of the urethra by small amounts. You can also try adjusting the angle of penetration, as the urethra naturally bends as it moves towards the bladder. Whatever movements you try, keep lubricating the sound as necessary. If it dries out it can become quite painful.
If your sound begins to feel a little loose, or feels like it’s going in a little further than you like, then you can try switching to a larger size. It’s good to be cautious with this, as the opening of the urethra tends to be slightly wider than the tube itself. Just because it fits in the end of the urethra, it may not actually go in properly. It should be easy enough to tell, as one that is too large won’t move in easily like an appropriately sized sound.
When it comes to removing your sound, most of the time it will be very simple. There are a few exceptions though, mostly for men. Certain styles of urethral sound such as the Van Buren have much more pronounced curves, so they can only be inserted or removed while the penis is flaccid. Even if the sound can be removed while erect, you might prefer to wait until flaccid as it can be easier.
Using Sounds for Pain
For most people, pain will want to be something they avoid. Some people actually enjoy a certain level of pain during their sexual activities. Urethral sounds are a perfect tool for these people, and while it is risky, it’s definitely possible to enjoy sound pain play while sounding. This can either be done through slightly less lubrication, a different angle with the sound, or even incorporating electrical stimulation by attaching your sounds to a tens unit. Whichever method you decide to use, it’s important to pay attention to your body during this type of play as there’s a fine line between acceptable pain and dangerous pain.
For the most part, as long as you take your time while using your urethral sounds, there shouldn’t be much risk of harm. There are however a few simple tips you can take advantage of in order to minimise the risk.
The first is to ensure you’re using the right kind of lubricant. We mentioned this earlier, but some kinds of lubricant can contain ingredients which can cause urinary infections. It’s important to find lubricants that are 100% sterile for urethral play.
The other large risk when sounding, is using a toy that is too big. Tearing the urethra is something you really don’t want to experience, and can have long term effects on your body. You should never be pushing your body too far, so the size of your sounds should be snug, but not too tight.
Sharing your urethral sounds is also a massive risk. Even if sanitised before you begin, after being inserted into one person’s body it will pick up bacteria from the inside of their urethra. Even bacteria which is not harmful to one person can be harmful when transferred to another body, so it’s always best to have separate toys for separate people.
The final tip is to only use properly manufactured urethral sounds in urethral play. Thermometers, pencils, and other household objects might seem like a good idea at the time, but it’s never worth the risk. If something were to break inside your urethra it would be very difficult to get it back out.
As long as you are gentle and careful, and follow our simple tips, using urethral sounds should be a very simple and easy process. It’s worth learning the proper way to do it, as one bad experience might put you off for life. The pleasure from urethral stimulation can be amazing though, so it would be a shame to miss out just because you got in too much of a rush.