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Urethral Sounds FAQ

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What is urethral sounding?

Urethral sounding is the practise of inserting long metal rods into the urethra. This can be done for medical reasons, or as a form of sexual stimulation.

Is urethral intercourse the same as urethral sounding?

No. Urethral intercouse is the completely different sexual practise of inserting a penis or finger into the female urethra. This is very dangerous, and we don’t recommend you try it.

What is a urethral sound?

A urethral sound is a long rod, usually made of stainless steel, which is designed to be inserted into the urethra.

What is the difference between a urethral sound and a penis plug?

Typically a urethral sound will be much longer than a penis plug, and will penetrate much further into the body. Penis plugs will also typically be straight, whereas sounds will often be curved.

What else can a urethral sound be called?

While sounds themselves are typically only known by the one name, the act of using them sexually can sometimes be referred to as cock stuffing, penis stuffing, or sometimes a catheter fetish.

What materials are urethral sounds made from?

Usually sounds will be made from medical-grade stainless steel, although some are made of silicone instead. Any other materials should be avoided as they are dangerous to use within the body.

Are there different kinds of urethral sounds?

Although most sounds are simply long metal rods, there are some distinct variations from one set to another. These can include curves or bends in the rod, or even small shaped areas along the rod.

What are Hegar sounds?

Hegar sounds are one of the best types of urethral sounds for beginners. They are smooth along the entire surface, and have a slight S bend. This is designed to match your anatomy, so the sounds can easily slide into your urethra.

What are Rosebud sounds?

Rosebud sounds are a completely straight urethral sound with a large handle, making them ideal for beginners. The unique thing about these sounds is a bullet shaped tip, which provides you with extra stimulation when using them.

What are Dittle sounds?

Dittle sounds are also completely straight making them perfect for someone new to urethral play. The unique thing about these urethral sounds is they have a large, flat end which makes for either a great handle, or an ideal surface to attach to electro-stimulation devices.

What are Van Buren sounds?

Van Buren sounds are unique among other types of urethral sounds due to their J-shape. They are specifically designed to match the shape of the male urethral tract, and can provide targeted stimulation to either the bladder or prostate.

What are Pratt sounds?

Pratt sounds tend to be reserved for more experienced users, due to their very pronounced ends. This can take some practise to be able to manipulate properly, and they are also double ended, so you get twice as many sound sizes to experiment with.

What are Hank sounds?

Hank (or Henk) sounds are the type of urethral sound commonly used in medical procedures. These have a slight curve similarly to other sounds, but their main feature is a ribbed area part way along the sound. These prevent you from inserting the sound too far, making these a common choice for beginners.

What are Guyon sounds?

Guyon sounds are the most extreme variant of urethral sound out there. Rather than a gentle curve, they almost resemble hooks. These are designed for extremely targeted stimulation of the prostate and bladder, and should only be used by experienced users.

Can you get vibrating urethral sounds?

Yes. Vibrating sounds aren’t for the feint of heart though, as they can produce some extremely strong (and in some cases unbearable) sensations within the sensitive nerves of the urethra.

Are there different designs of urethral sound?

Within the usual types of sound, there can be further variations within the designs of the rods. These usually take the form of patterns or ridges along the surface, which provide extra stimulation when inserted.

How big are urethral sounds?

When talking about the size of sounds, most commonly people will be referring to their diameter. This is usually measured in either mm, or a French scale commonly used to measure catheters. In terms of length, the majority of sounds will be around eight inches long, although you may find variations in different sets.

How far do urethral sounds reach into the body?

Urethral sounds can usually reach the entire length of the urethra into the body, right up to the entrance to the bladder.

How long is the urethra?

The average male urethra is around eight inches long. The average female urethra is around two inches long.

Are urethral sounds a new invention?

Despite the fact that sounding has only recently become a more accepted mainstream practise, it has been going on since Ancient times. The earliest recorded evidence of urethral “sex toys” comes from around 1200AD.

Does urethral stimulation feel good?

The feelings associated with urethral stimulation are very personal. Some people will completely hate it. Others will enjoy the feeling of something sliding into your body. Others still won’t necessarily enjoy the physical feelings, but will instead enjoy the psychological aspects of doing something “naughty” or “wrong”. The only way to find out is to try it yourself!

Why do people use urethral sounds?

Generally people will use urethral sounds because they enjoy the feelings they produce, or they want to produce stronger orgasms and sexual feelings. In come cases people use sounding as part of BDSM practises as it can be painful to the recipient which can be enjoyable for a sadistic partner, or a masochistic recipient.

Who can use a urethral sound?

Unless there are specific medical reasons not to, anyone is able to use and enjoy a urethral sound.

Can a woman use a urethral sound?

Yes. Although women’s urethras are much shorter than men’s, they can still enjoy urethral stimulation just as much.

Are people who enjoy BDSM the only people who use urethral sounds?

Not at all! Many completely “vanilla” people find that they can enjoy urethral stimulation without any additional elements attached.

Can urethral sounds be used with electro-stimulation (e-stim) equipment?

Urethral sounds can be used alongside e-stim or tens equipment. This should be done with extreme caution, as the urethral nerves are very sensitive and delicate.

What do I do with a urethral sound?

Urethral sounds are made be inserted into the urethra. This can either be done for medical reasons, or for sexual stimulation.

What preparation is required before using a urethral sound?

Before using a urethral sound you should always check it thoroughly to make sure there are no defects with your sound. You should then thoroughly lubricate both the sound and your urethra before you begin insertion.

What am I looking for when I check my urethral sound?

When checking your urethral sound, you should be looking for any sharp, raised, or bumpy areas. The surface should be completely smooth along the entire length. If it isn’t, you shouldn’t use it.

Should I sterilise my urethral sound before I use it?

Yes. Urethral sounds should always be sterilised before use. This can be done in boiling water.

Do I need to use the bathroom before using a urethral sound?

It is usually advised to use the bathroom before using a urethral sound.

How do I insert a urethral sound?

To insert a urethral sound, you should start by lining it up with your urethra, and gently resting it on the entrance. For men this will involve lifting your penis up so the sound can slide downwards. Once everything is lined up, gently slide the sound into your urethra. Gravity should be doing most of the work, and you shouldn’t have to push or force the sound into your body.

Where do I insert a urethral sound?

Urethral sounds should only be inserted into your urethra.

Do I need lubrication when inserting urethral sounds?

You should always use lubrication (and lots of it) when using urethral sounds.

What kind of lubricant should I use with my urethral sounds?

Only sterile/surgical lubricant should be used with urethral sounds.

Can I use saliva as lubrication when inserting my urethral sounds?

Saliva should not be used as lubrication for urethral sounds. Saliva contains bacteria which can very easily cause infections in the urethra.

Can I use numbing lubricant with my urethral sounds?

You should never use numbing lubricants while using urethral sounds. If things are numb you won’t be able to feel if anything goes wrong until it’s too late.

How deep should I insert my urethral sound?

You should only insert your urethral sound as far as you are comfortable with. If you start to become worried or tense, leave it where it is. You can always go deeper next time!

Should I insert the whole length of the urethral sound?

This is entirely up to you. Some people who regularly sound never insert the entire length of their sounds. Others will always insert it as deep as they can.

Should my penis be erect when I insert a urethral sound?

Generally it is easier to insert a urethral sound while your penis is flaccid. It can be done while erect, but may be much more difficult and great care should be taken to make sure you have got the angle right.

I can’t get my urethral sound in! What do I do?

If your sound feels like it won’t go in any further, you should never push it or force it. Instead try to gently rotate it. This will usually clear any blockages and allow it to progress further into your urethra. If this doesn’t work, then remove the sound and try to fully insert it again as you may not have gotten the angle quite right.

What do I do once my urethral sound is in?

This is entirely up to you! Some people simply like to leave the sounds in place and enjoy the sensations they provide. Others like to masturbate or even have sex while wearing them!

Do I have to sit still while I wear a urethral sound?

We generally don’t advise too much movement while wearing a urethral sound. If you feel completely comfortable with wearing your sound, then you can try getting up and moving about (slowly and carefully). You should never undergo very vigorous activity while wearing a sound as it may slip and damage your body.

Can I masturbate while my urethral sound is inserted?

Yes! Masturbating while you wear a urethral sound can produce some of the strongest orgasms you’ll experience. You will likely need to be much gentler with yourself while wearing a sound though, as even the slightest touch can be much more intense.

Does a urethral sound stimulate a woman’s G-spot?

Due to the location of the female urethra, simply using a urethral sound can provide a lot of stimulation to the female G-spot.

Can a couple use a urethral sound together?

Enjoying a urethral sound with your partner can be one of the most enjoyable ways to use them. You can experience a wide range of enjoyable feelings including the vulnerability of your partner while you insert their sound. When using a sound on your partner, you should always take things slowly and make sure you are communicating throughout the process.

Can my partner give me a blowjob while I wear my urethral sound?

We do not recommend receiving blowjobs while wearing urethral sounds. It is very easy for the sound to slip out of place which can cause damage to urethra.

Can I have sex while I wear a urethral sound?

Just as with blowjobs, we do not recommend that you have sex while wearing urethral sounds. While some people do do it, it is incredibly risky and very easy to cause damage to your body by doing so.

Can I use different sex toys at the same time as a urethral sound?

Yes! You can use nearly any sex toy in your collection while using a urethral sound to make the experience even more intense and unforgettable!

Is it safe to use a cock ring and a urethral sound at the same time?

When using a cock ring at the same time as a urethral sound, you should take extra care and pay extra attention to your penis. If the ring is too tight, it may squash your urethra as the sound will be pushing outwards while the ring pushes inwards. This can be very painful and you should try to avoid it where possible by using looser than normal cock rings.

Can I use urethral sounds if I am wearing a cock cage?

Urethral sounds aren’t really suitable to be used at the same time as a cock cage due to the positioning required to insert and wear the sound. If this is the kind of thing you are interested in, there are many cock cages which come with penis plugs or other urethral stimulators attached.

Can a urethral sound give me an orgasm?

While receiving an orgasm directly from a urethral sound is uncommon, it isn’t completely unheard of. In most cases though, the sound will instead intensify orgasms you experience from other stimulation rather than providing one itself.

How do I orgasm while wearing a urethral sound?

Orgasming while wearing a urethral sound is no different from orgasming without one. Simply explore your body and do the same things you normally would! You may need to be gentler than usual though as the sound can intensify all the feelings you usually experience.

Do I need to remove my urethral sound during orgasm?

If you are female there is no need to remove your urethral sound during orgasm. If you are male, you need to remove your sound unless it is hollow.

What happens if I don’t remove my urethral sound when I ejaculate?

If your sound is not hollow and you ejaculate while wearing it, then there is a very high chance of causing retrograde ejaculation which is both unhealthy and painful.

Can I stimulate my prostate with a urethral sound?

Urethral sounding is the most direct way to stimulate your prostate. On the way to the bladder, the urethra passes directly through the prostate and using a sound allows you to touch it in ways you wouldn’t normally be able to.

Can I use a urethral sound anally to stimulate my prostate?

You should never use your sounds anally. Not only is there a high chance they may perforate or damage the rectum, they also have no flared base, so can become lost and travel deeper into the rectum or colon.

Can I use a urethral sound to stimulate my bladder?

Some people enjoy the feeling of a sound stimulating their bladder. Generally you should avoid actually entering the bladder, and should only attempt this type of play once you have sufficient experience as it carries much more risk than other types of sounding.

How do I remove my urethral sound?

As long as there is still plenty of lubricant, removing your sound should be a simple matter of gently pulling it out. If you find this to be difficult, you should apply more lubricant around the urethral opening, and try gently turning the sound to spread the lubricant back across the surface before trying to gently pull again.

Should I sterilise my urethral sound after I use it?

You should always sterilise your sounds after use.

Can urethral sounds be cleaned in the dishwasher?

While most people sterilise their sounds in boiling water, you can instead place them in the top shelf of your dishwasher. Be sure any cleaning products have been properly removed before using them again.

Should I use the bathroom after I remove my urethral sound?

We recommend you use the bathroom after using a urethral sound, as urine contains bacteria which can help to sterilise your urethra.

How do I properly store a urethral sound?

Most sounds come in kits which have their own case to store them in. If this isn’t the case for your sounds, we recommend keeping hold of whatever packaging they came in to store them in. If you don’t have the packaging, then an airtight bag stored in a solid box will protect them from damage between uses.

What should I do if my urethral sound won’t come out?

The most important thing is not to panic! Panicking causes our bodies to tense up which will make the sound more difficult to remove. Take a breather, add more lubricant, and try again in a few minutes. If it really is stuck seek medical help.

How long can I wear my urethral sound for?

There are no clear “rules” on how long you can wear a urethral sound for. It’s important to listen to your body, and if you start to feel tired, achy or in any pain then it’s a good sign you should remove your sound and take a break.

How often can I use a urethral sound?

Again it’s important to listen to your body when deciding how often to use a urethral sound. If you still feel sore or tired out from a previous session, then you should wait for these feelings to pass before using your sound again.

What does wearing a urethral sound feel like?

Wearing a urethral sound can produce a variety of feelings, and it is usually an experience unique to each individual. It is common to experience both psychological feelings (enjoying something naughty/kinky, confusion, feeling uncomfortable) alongside physical feelings (sensitivity, pain, sexual stimulation). How much each of these feelings are present will vary for each person.

Will I notice the urethral sound inside my body?

Most people will always be aware that a sound is present in their body for the entire time they wear it. This can feel strange, uncomfortable, pleasurable or many other feelings.

How will my body feel after using a urethral sound?

The majority of people will usually feel a little sore after using a urethral sound, and will often experience a burning sensation within their urethra. This is completely normal and will pass with a little time.

Is using a urethral sound safe?

As long as you are using the correctly sized and clean sounds, plenty of lubricant, and taking your time to carefully insert them, sounding is perfectly safe to enjoy.

What are the risks of using urethral sounds?

Urethral sounding can carry many risks if done improperly, including: STI/STDs, tearing, bruising or cuts to the urethra, puncturing the urethra, and urinary tract infections among others.

Will a urethral sound give me a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

If your sound has been properly sterilised before use then it shouldn’t cause you any urinary tract infections. These are usually caused by bacteria making their way into the urethra.

Can I use a urethral sound while I have a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

We advise waiting for any urinary tract infections to clear up before you resume using urethral sounds.

Will a urethral sound damage my urethra?

As long as you are using your urethral sounds properly (clean, appropriately sized sounds, inserted carefully with lubrication), there should be no damage caused to your urethra.

Will a sound permanently stretch my urethra?

Any stretching caused by a urethral sound should only be temporary, and after taking a break from sounding for a while your urethra will gradually return to its original state.

Can my urethral sound get stuck?

If you are using the appropriate amount of lubrication, and the correctly sized sound, it is extremely unlikely it will get stuck in your urethra.

Will my urethral sound get lost in my body if I insert it too far?

If a urethral sound makes its way entirely into your body (usually if you are particularly well endowed), then there is no need to panic. It cannot travel further than the entrance to the bladder without significant force, and in most cases you can locate the other end of the sound by feeling around near the perineum and gently push it back towards the entrance of the urethra.

Will my urethral sound fall out?

As long as you are using appropriately sized urethral sounds, they shouldn’t fall out as the urethra will have a tight grip on them.

How do I stop my urethral sound from falling out?

Generally if you have the right size urethral sound, it shouldn’t fall out. If you find that yours is sliding out often, you should try the next size up as this will usually solve the problem.

Are there medical uses for urethral sounds?

Urethral sounds have been used extensively in medicine. They are typically used to help clear blockages in the urethra which may prevent someone from urinating normally.

Are there benefits to using a urethral sound?

The main benefit that frequent users of urethral sounds enjoy is the intense stimulation offered by using them. This can be targeted at areas such as the G-spot, prostate, or bladder, or just be used to generally intensify other forms of sexual stimulation you enjoy.

Are urethral sounds good for you?

While sounds aren’t specifically good for you, using them correctly also means they aren’t bad for you either. It’s important to make sure you are taking care when using them though, as incorrect techniques could lead to harm.

Will using a urethral sound strengthen my orgasms?

Urethral sounds will typically strengthen any orgasm experienced while wearing them. The nerves inside the urethra are incredibly sensitive, and nearly any stimulation will feel magnified while wearing a sound, including orgasm.

Will using a urethral sound improve my erections?

While wearing a urethral sound, your erections will be improved in both size and strength. This is due to the pressure the sound puts on the penis from the inside, which can provide it with extra girth. The sound also keeps your penis very straight, which can cause it to be longer depending on your anatomy.

Can a urethral sound help with kidney stones?

By gently stretching the urethra by using urethral sounds, you might find it easier to pass kidney stones naturally rather than needing to go to the doctor for medical help.

Will using a urethral sound hurt?

Most people experience some level of pain when they first start using urethral sounds, but this tends to pass fairly quickly. Some people even enjoy the pain provided by sounding as part of BDSM practises. If you are experiencing persistent, unbearable pain, then you may be using your sounds incorrectly, or using the wrong size.

What should I do if my urethral sound hurts?

Ensure that you are using enough lubrication with your urethral sound. Try removing the sound and reinserting it to ensure that you have got the right angle. If neither of these work, then try the next size down. You may be using a sound that is a little too large for you.

Is it always bad for a urethral sound to hurt?

While a lot of people will want to avoid pain while using their urethral sounds, it isn’t always a bad thing. Some people enjoy the pain, particularly if they enjoy BDSM within their sex lives. If you are experiencing persistent, unbearable pain, then this is a bad sign and should be addressed.

Should a urethral sound cause me to bleed?

Some minor bleeding may be caused by using a urethral sound after you remove it. If you are bleeding a lot, or uncontrollably as a result of using your sound you should seek medical help.

Should a urethral sound cause a burning sensation in my urethra?

Many people will often experience a burning sensation after using a urethral sound. If you find that your burning sensation remains for an extended period of time, seek medical help.

Is it safe to use a urethral sound while under the influence of alcohol or drugs?

You should avoid using urethral sounds while under the influence of both drugs and alcohol. While they may make you feel more comfortable with the entire process, there is a much higher chance you will make a mistake during insertion, and your senses will be dulled so you may not notice something is wrong until it is too late.

Can I use a urethral sound if I have a urethral piercing?

If you have a urethral piercing, you will usually need to remove it before you begin sounding. Depending on the position of your piercing you may need to take extra care when inserting or removing your sound to make sure you do not damage your piercing.

Should I use a urethral sound if it feels sharp or bumpy?

If you feel any raised, bumpy, rough, or sharp areas on your urethral sound you should not use it. Sometimes these can be filed down, but usually it’s better to retire this sound and purchase a new one.

How far is it safe to stretch my urethra?

If you take things slowly and gradually work your way through the different sizes of urethral sounds within your set, then it is perfectly safe to reach the largest size and stretch your urethra quite significantly.

Which urethral sound should I buy?

Most urethral sounds come in sets with various sizes that you can work your way through. Less experienced users should generally stick to either Hegar, Dittle, or Hank sounds. More experienced users may want to experiment with other types, with the most adventurous having the option to try Guyon sounds.

Which size urethral sound should I use as a beginner?

The advice for beginners is largely the same as it is for more experienced users. You should be looking for a sound which produces a light stretch in your urethra. Generally this won’t be the smallest in the set, but will be one or two sizes larger.

When should I move onto a larger urethral sound?

As soon as you feel that your sound no longer produces the same light stretch when you wear it, you will be ready to move up to the next size. You will always be aiming for the same stretch when wearing your urethral sound, no matter the size.

How do I stretch my urethra so I can use larger sounds?

Simply by using the right size urethral sound, your urethra will gradually stretch and get used to it. Once the sound no longer produces the same level of stretch, you can move up to the next size. By gradually working your way through the various sizes you can reach the size you desire.

Can I use more than one urethral sound to stretch my urethra more?

You should never try to insert more than one urethral sound at a time. Producing an extra stretch this way is dangerous, and can tear your urethra or cause other serious damage.

How much do urethral sounds cost?

Sounding kits can be picked up from anywhere between a few dollars and a hundred dollars. Generally the price shouldn’t be your most important consideration. Instead you should focus on the quality of the sounds, their size and design, and finding the most appropriate set for your experience with sounding.

Can I make my own urethral sound?

You should never try to make your own urethral sound. Always use sounds which were designed to be inserted into the human body.

Can I use other objects instead of a urethral sound?

You should never use other objects instead of urethral sounds. Always use sounds which were designed to be inserted into the human body.

Can I use my fingers instead of a urethral sound?

While “pinky play” may be enjoyed by some people, inserting your fingers into your urethra is generally not advised. It is very hard to properly sterilise your fingers so you are very likely to cause urinary tract infections, or even worse damage by using your fingers.

Is using urethral sounds gay for men?

Not at all! While the idea of being penetrated may seem “wrong” to many men, and might lead them to think that the act is gay, in reality sounding is simply another way to explore your body and feel pleasure that you wouldn’t normally be able to. For those who can’t get over these notions, they are simply missing out on a world of pleasure!

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