I’ve been writing about getting a non-metallic chastity device for travel. This has reopened the topic of getting a device that fits properly. I understand that there are many schools of thought about male chastity device fitting. I’m also coming to understand that some information that appears contradictory, may in fact be due to the design of the device itself. Let me explain.
I wear a Mature Metal Jail Bird. It is an open, stainles-steel design made from heavy wire. The surface area of the device that is in contact with my penis is relatively small. It’s a cage. This small area of contact offers no real frictional resistance to the penis skin moving inside it. The cage prevents any growth for erection, but doesn’t pose any real barrier to the skin inside moving a little.
By contrast, a solid metal tube or a plastic device offers a lot of frictional hold on the penis. Plastic materials, acrylic and nylon for example, resist skin moving when in contact. Stainless steel is less “grabby”, but a full tube still offers a lot of friction. There are two consequences to this increased friction: It is difficult to insert the flaccid penis because it “sticks” to the side and doesn’t allow full insertion into the device. Once on, it can be painful when the penis needs to move with the body, but can’t.
The popular CB6000 is a classic example of the plastic tube. It’s difficult to use this device for 24/7 wear. If it is sized so that the tube is comfortable, the tip of the penis will not touch the end of the tube. The width of the tube is greater than the actual diameter of the flaccid penis. It has to be to make insertion of the penis manageable. The result of this oversizing is that peeing is messy. A lot of urine ends up bouncing around inside the device. Over time the device smells horrible and has to be removed to adequately clean it. Erections can get a “head start” and the combination of the stiffening penis and the friction it has with the tube, can pull the base ring out along the scrotum. In some cases the balls hurt from the pressure the ring exerts.
The idea is that an erection will not be able to pull the tube along with it and it will be restricted by the width of the tube and the resistance to the penis growing longer. Many guys reason that a smaller base ring will limit this sort of movement. It will. But it will also chafe and restrict blood flow to the area. Comfort goes out the window.
My ideal chastity device maintains contact with the head of my penis at all times. The urethra stays centered in the front opening. This arrangement assures I will be able to use a urinal and that I will not be collecting urine in the device. I know from experience, that anything less will smell and be uncomfortable, not to mention that I will always have to pee sitting down.
I think I can handle a device that is wider than my penis so that it will go on easily. But the length has to be short enough to stay in contact with the penis head. I can envision a device that is short enough so that when it goes on, it will slightly compress the head of the penis and cause the excess skin to expand, filling the tube. That would solve the peeing problem. The question is whether such an arrangement would be comfortable. Moisture could be trapped next to my skin. That isn’t good. Maybe the answer is that I have to rethink fit for a plastic device.
If I get one slightly wider than my penis and about the correct length (i.e.: if my penis is 2″ long, the cage would be 2″ as well), then maybe air could circulate and keep me dry. If the front opening is wide enough, perhaps a urine stream could still make it out without turning into an uncontrolled spray.
It’s been years since I’ve thought about this stuff. I’m actively looking for a plastic device to try. If you’d like, please share your experiences in the comments section.