buying a chastity device

This is a generic guide and covers most options for most Trapped Ball style Chastity Devices.

The purchase of a chastity device is a very personal decision and it is important to give some consideration to a number of matters before you buy. This includes the material it’s made of, cage and ring size, whether or not you’re circumcised, and ease of staying fresh and clean for your Mistress.

Firstly, what do you want it to be made of? Essentially the choice is leather, metal or plastic and your key choice factors are based on how long you wish to wear your device and how secure you want it to be.

Devices such as the Stallion Guard are a great introduction to chastity at little expense. These are ideal for initial chastity play exploration, they can be worn for quite a while, but do need to be removed for bathing and showering. The Stallion Guard and similar leather chastity devices fix around your balls using a lockable leather strap, the cock cage section is usually a combination of leather straps and metal rings. This design doesn’t completely enclose the penis in a tube, you can still touch yourself, but it does ensure lots of natural air to flow. Security Level – in emergency situations the leather straps could be cut.

Plastic Polycarbonate devices are discreet under trousers, light in weight and can be worn for months at a time so long as you adopt a good routine of cleaning and hygiene. In this range are the CB-2000, CB-3000, The Curve and the CB-6000. In CB-2000 and the Curve allow for quite a bit of natural air flow and surround in penis in a tube or cage constructed of bars. The CB-3000 and the CB-6000 have cages or tubes that completely enclose the penis, with a few air vents and a urination vent at the bottom of the cage. Security Level – In emergency situations the plastic centre pin securing the cage to the cock ring can be cut with side cutters or wire cutters.

There are many chastity devices available in metal, and a variety of different metals. In general Stainless Steel is amongst the best material and 316 Stainless Steel is the same grade as used by the medical profession, meaning it’s hygienic and body friendly. Metal devices may offer greater sense of confinement and security. They do tend to be a bit heavier than the polycarbonate devices, but some men prefer this extra weight reminding them that they are locked awaiting their keyholder’s permission for release. Security Level – Security is a major design feature of many metal devices. High level security means that metal chastity devices are much more difficult to escape from in situations other than authorised release. A bolt cutter would be needed to cut through the padlock. Escape from the Houdini, a chastity device based on a single handcuff, is another matter completely!

The dimensions of the cage or tube is all important. Some men are ‘Growers’, others are ‘Showers’ and you need to consider your size when soft to see if you need a longer cage such as the Curve or the Rondo or a wider one such as the CB-2000 or Cerberus.

The cage should be long enough to be comfortable when you’re flaccid but it shouldn’t allow room for a full erection.

If you purchase one of the good quality entry level polycarbonate chastity devices they usually come several rings in varying sizes, enabling you to find the best fit.

However, most other devices are purchased with just one ring, and so measuring for this is very important.

The cock ring of a chastity device is what keeps it on. If you measure incorrectly and purchase a ring that’s too large for you, the device is likely to pull down and eventually slip off. A ring that’s too small is hazardous to health: it mustn’t be so tight as to restrict blood flow. For more information have a look at our Measuring for a Cock Ring page.

You need to ensure that the device you choose allows for good hygiene. Devices which are completely open at the end offer the absolute best option, keeping the head of the penis in a good flow of air, and easy to clean. Open tubes allow for a good, more or less uninterrupted, flow of urine and so have far less build up of bacteria that closed or partially closed devices have. Closed or partially closed tubes can allow for small drops of urine to deposit and gather, and so particular attention to hygiene is essential. Unless used for a play session avoid devices that are absolutely enclosed at the end, there are a few such devices on the market that are closed and have no drainage hole, some men enjoy these for occasional play sessions because they deny any touch to the penis, however they can only be considered as very short term wear.

Completely Open End:
These devices offer the best for natural air flow, urination and accessibility for hygiene whilst wearing the device. Included within this range is the Cerberus Open, the 2(d)Ni and the Houdini

Cage Constructed of Bars:
An alternative to the above and just as good are devices such as the steel Twister and the polycarbonate CB-2000 which encase the penis in a cage of bars allowing for lots of natural ventilation. This type of design helps to prevent a build up of bacteria, and ensures good hygiene can be followed.

Partially Closed Design:
Within this group are devices such as the CB-3000, CB-6000, BuddyLock and the Rondo. These devices have a tube completely encasing the penis with slots or holes for urination, and require good regular hygiene routines to keep bacteria, the build up of odour and the possibility of fungal infections at bay.

Completely Closed:
The Cerberus Closed model, is just that – CLOSED. Any device similar in design is perfect for Chastity Play, a short chastity role play enactment, as it ensures your cock is completely denied any stimulation. But such designs need to be removed for urination.

Equally important as personal hygiene is attention to the cleanliness of your chastity device. It needs to be removed regularly, inspected and throughly cleaned, keeping you and your device in peak condition, an asset to any keyholder!

Chastity devices made of medical grade 316 stainless steel are the most hygienic as they can be boiled completely clean to remove any build up of bacteria. Devices made of polycarbonate tend to build up a particular odour if worn for several days at a time, regular removal and through cleaning with anti bacterial soap helps keep this unpleasant smell to a minimum.

In general most devices will suit both natural and circumcised cocks, but some are more parctical than others for the uncircumcised penis. Take a look at our Natural & Circumcised page for more information.

Consider you keyholder in your choice. Does she like your choice? Your chastity experience is hopefully a shared love-style and it’s vital you value your wife’s or girlfriend’s thoughts on the design of your chastity device.

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