What are Penis Plugs?

Penis plugs are specially designed sex toys which are inserted into the male urethra. This is one of the most sensitive spots of the male body and “urethral sounding”, another phrase meaning penis plugging, is becoming more and more popular around the world. If the idea of putting something in your urethra makes you wince, let us explain a bit more about penis plugs and how they work.

What is a Penis Plug?

As its name suggests, a penis plug is literally a device which is inserted into the penis. Also known as urethral sounds, penis plugs come in a range of different sizes, shapes and materials and with a number of different functions. At its simplest, a penis plug is just a long silicone or metal wand that plugs your urethra but you can also find hollow cum-through penis plugs, beaded plugs for internal stimulation, penis plugs with rings and other ornaments and even vibrating penis plugs.

Why do Men Use Penis Plugs? 

Men (and their partners) use penis plugs for a whole world of different sexual play. First of all, the urethra is packed full of sensitive nerve endings meaning that some men experience intense pleasure through urethral sounding.

A penis plug can also be used for chastity play and there are even chastity cock cages with integrated penis plugs.

You can also use your penis plug for BDSM play as urethral sounding can be comfortable and potentially even a little painful which makes it perfect for torturing a naughty (but willing) slave.

Finally, penis plugs can be used for prostate stimulation. This sweet spot inside a man’s body is incredibly difficult to reach but an extra-long penis plug can help push the button and give you some serious pleasure.

Are Penis Plugs Safe to Use?

Penis plugs can be very safe to use as long as you take the right safety precautions, listen to your body and choose the right plug.

Choosing the Right Penis Plug

Taking the last point first, urethral sounding isn’t something you can just throw yourself into. You need to experiment slowly and start with the smallest, thinnest penis plug available. Once you have got more comfortable, you can then start playing with bigger penis plugs or ones with extra features.

Listening to Your Body

Listening to your body is also incredibly important during penis plug play. While some level of discomfort is normal, if you feel intense pain, you may need to try a smaller plug, extra lube or just take a break for a while.

Staying Safe

Finally, if you are using a penis plug during partner BDSM play then you should always have a safe word in place. This will notify your dom that you are feeling uncomfortable so they will stop right away. 

Penis plugs may seem a little intimidating at first but with so many urethral sounding fans around the world, they are quickly becoming some of the most popular sex toys. If you are new to penis plugs, there has never been a better time to check out some of the awesome plug options available to begin your adventures. Just take it slow and have fun!