Buying a Chastity Device

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

Points to Consider before you Purchase a Chasity Device:

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.

First Time Experience
Although not strictly a chastity device have a look for a cock harness called the “Gates of Hell”. These are harnesses with a leather strap connecting a series of metal rings which encase your cock in a bondage caress. They usually have 5 rings and the biggest goes behind your cock and balls to keep the harness in place. This type of cock harness is inexpensive and can help introduce you to the feeling of having your penis wrapped in an erotic embrace – they can be a nice introduction to chastity. If you’re a little concerned about placing a metal ring around your cock and balls you can usually find the Gates of Hell with rubber rings too.

Where to buy suggestions and more information about sizes etc take a look at:
UberKinky – UK – who also have a “Strict Version” with a padlocking leather straps around the cock and balls.
LoveHoney – UK – who have a Gates of Hell made of rubber.
The Stockroom – USA – with photos of the gates of hell being worn
Extreme Restraints – USA – photo of rubber Gates of Hell being worn and they have a full leather chastity belt version.


Material:

Firstly, what do you want it to be made of? Essentially the choice is leather, metal, silicone 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.

Leather:
Before the European and American markets became flooded with relatively inexpensive metal chastity devices imported from China and Pakistan, the only strong contender at a low price was the leather “Stallion Guard”. At the time in the late 1990s to the mid 2000s the Stallion Guard was THE entry level device and a great introduction to chastity. The Stallion Guard style can still be purchased today and is ideal for initial chastity play exploration, it can be worn for quite a while, but does need to be removed for bathing and showering. The Stallion Guard and similar leather chastity devices fix around your balls using a padlocking leather strap, the cock cage section is usually a combination of leather straps and metal rings and a metal cage type construction at the end. 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. Great for teasing too! Security Level – in emergency situations the leather straps could be cut.

Buying Suggestions and details about sizes, etc:
UberKinky in the UK.
The Stockroom – USA who have a photo of it being worn.
Extreme Restraints – USA also with a photo of this introductory device being worn.


Polycarbonate:
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. This range caters for a variety of different cage lengths with the CB-3000 and the CB-6000 considered to be the average size, the CB-6000s is the smallest length providing a nice snug fit and has proved to be a very popular design. Finally the Curve chastity device – this is the longest cage length and allows for quite a bit of room to grow! This design has a different construction design being similar to a cage of bars (rather than a tube like the CB-3000/6000/6000s) and so it allows for a good natural flow of air. The CB-3000, CB-6000 and the CB-6000s have cages or tubes which completely enclose the penis, with a few air vents, and have a urination vent at the bottom of the cage – this design means you are less able to touch yourself. 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.

Buying Suggestions and more details about sizes:
UberKinky – UK – CB-6000 and CB-3000 both regular length. CB6000s the shortest. The Curve for the longer male.
The Stockroom – USA – The CB-3000 and the CB-6000 & CB-6000s with photo of them being worn.
Extreme Restraints – USA – The Curve Male Chastity Device and the CB-6000 with photographs of them being worn.


Metal:
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!

Buying Suggestions and more details about sizes:
UberKinky – UK – Spiral Style and Cock Cage solid cockrings, San Quentin and the Steel Cock Cage hinged rings.
Extreme Restraints – USA – has photo of Metal Curve Style being worn and a great range of other metal devices too.
Stockroom – USA – have their Penistentiary, the Brig, the Lightweight Cock Cage and they have the Houdini.


Silicone:
Silicone chastity devices first hit the market during 2008/2009 with the Birdlocked device made in Switzerland, there are now at least two devices made of silicone including the BON4. The advantage of silicone is that it quickly warms to your body temperature and is far more flexible than any other material. Some designs are provided with separate back rings, whilst others are a one-piece component made with the ring attached to the tube. When silicone chastity devices first hit the market in 2009 there was hope that these might be the ultimate chastity device. All silicone chastity devices are lighter in weight than even the polycarbonate devices, although they can cause some soreness for a few men where the ring tightly grips the skin, this may be improved a little by using talc before putting the ring on. Security Level – In emergency situations the silicone devices and be cut with a pair of kitchen scissors.

Buying Suggestions and more details about sizes:
UberKinky – UK – Birdlocked Neo and the Dick Cage.




Ring Size:

The size of the cock ring (sometimes called the back ring) of your chastity device is one of the most important measurements you must know before you buy a device. If the company you are thinking of buying from do not clearly display the chastity back/cock ring size do get in touch with them – you don’t want to unknowingly purchase one that only comes with a 40mm (1¼ inches) ring when you need one of 50mm (2 inches).

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.

If you purchase any of AL Enterprises polycarbonate chastity devices (Curve, CB-3000, CB-6000, CB-6000s) you will receive several rings in varying sizes (currently 5 rings each with a different diameter), enabling you to find the best fit. Some silicone devices, such as the BON4, also come with the variety of ring sizes as do a few metal devices. With these devices it doesn’t matter too much about measuring for the cock ring size before you part with your money.

However, most other devices (particularly the top quality, hand made, 316 grade stainless steel) are purchased with just one ring, and so measuring for this is very important.

Personal Hygiene:

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 as well as being 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 than closed or partially closed devices have. However there are few of this style on the market and some men prefer their chastity experience to be more confined and their penis less touchable. 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 which 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 “Houdini“.

Cage Constructed of Bars:
An alternative to the above and just as good are devices such as the steel devices and the polycarbonate “CB-2000″ (unfortunately no longer made by AL Enterprises) 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. Designs include “The Curve” (for the larger male) and the metal device of a similar style (see 3rd and 4th photos in the right column).

Partially Closed Design:
Within this group are devices such as the CB-3000, CB-6000, BuddyLock and Gerecke’s 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. The attraction of these devices this is your penis is more or less completely enclosed and untouchable.

Completely Closed:
They are a few devices that are completely closed, they have no opening whatsoever. 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.

Cleaning the Chastity Device:

Equally important as personal hygiene is attention to the cleanliness of your chastity device. It needs to be removed regularly, inspected and thoroughly 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 to a minimum.

Natural and Circumcised Cocks:

In general most devices will suit both natural and circumcised cocks, but some are more practical than others for the uncircumcised penis.

Some men with a natural or uncut penis may discover that their foreskin protrudes through the urination slots of some chastity devices and this can be uncomfortable. This tends to happen with designs that have a tube completely encasing the penis and a slot for urination, such as the very popular, light weight, “CB-6000″. These chastity devices prevent you from touching your penis and have relatively large vertical urination slot. Although this design feature is really helpful for allowing a good flow of urination, some men, but not all, find the constant rubbing of the protruding foreskin a nuisance, others find this situation even causes the foreskin to become inflamed if worn for any length of time. Whether this would happen to you depends on your choice of chastity device and your own personal dimensions.

If you are uncircumcised and the design of the best selling CB3000 or CB6000 particularly appeals to you experiment with pulling your foreskin back to expose the head of your penis as you enter the device. You may also find it helpful to carry a few Q Tips or Cotton Buds so you can gently reposition the foreskin back into the tube. A small amount of lubricant on the tip of the cotton bud really helps, or try a little aqueous cream like E45. Alternatively using the “Stocking Method” to put your chastity device on might help to prevent your foreskin from bunching up between the ring and the cage.

Your Keyholder:

It goes without saying you must consider your 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.


Further Reading:

For Wives/Girlfriends/Lovers – He Want’s you to lock him up!
How does it feel to wear a chastity device?
How to put a device on

Suggested Reading:

30 Day of Chastity Join the 30 Days – Share you experiences and desires
All about Penis Plugs
Measuring for a Cock Ring – Helpful for measuring for a chastity ring too!
Guide to Oral Sex – Pussy Eating!
Chris of England – Femdom Artist

Image Copyright:

Image 2 – Stallion Guard – Tickleberry
Image 3 – CB-6000s – UberKinky
Image 4 – Spiral Style Chastity Device – UberKinky
Image 5 – BON4 – Tickleberry
Image 6 – Lightweight Cock Cage – Stockroom
Image 7 – Master Series Extreme Chastity Cage – Extreme Restraints
Image 8 – The Curve plastic/Polycarbonate one of the longest devices available – LoveHoney
Image 9 – Steel Cock Cage – Extreme Restraints
Image 10 – San Quentin – UberKinky
Image 11 – CB-6000 – LoveHoney
Gallery of Scrolling Images – Tickleberry


Saskia Zenn

 
About the Author… Saskia Zenn has worked for the last fifteen years in Marketing and PR. Over the course of her career, Saskia has managed all forms of Public Relations and Marketing campaigns for several high-profile and international organisations, and it is this flair and creativity which she brings to the new Tickleberry website.

“Becoming a co-owner of Tickleberry is a fantastic opportunity for me to bring together my personal and professional passions to create a really meaningful resource website for the BDSM community.”

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