I am excited that my reprinted Evotion Orion male chastity device is shipping tomorrow. Both of us have missed it since the dog chewed up a section of my old one. Maybe I am becoming an old fogey, but I am absolutely blown away by 3D printing. Until I needed a replacement Orion I hadn’t given a lot of thought to just how incredible this process is.

The fact that someone took the measurements of my penis and used them in design software to create a 3D design of my chastity device is very cool. Software that does this has been around for decades. In the past, it was used to control automated machine tools that sculpted objects out of metal or other materials. I’m not aware of any chastity device makers who have done this.

Two big changes happened in the last few years: The first is that companies are around who let you upload your 3D designs and then using very sophisticated 3D printers, produce what you created. The second is that a few people who have the design skill and understand how to use the software have gone into the male chastity device manufacturing business. I tried the first example of this about five years ago. It wasn’t a very useful design. Since then I have had three other devices custom made for me.

The first one I got was from Custom Chastity. This is a little, two-person company in Australia. They have a few designs. The one I chose fit perfectly but managed to seriously abrade my penis. The problem isn’t their design. It’s the technology used to print the devices. The big public printers use a system that deposits a thin layer of plastic powder on a table and then a laser fuses the powder where the device will be. Layer after layer is fused until the device is finished. The problem is that the little particles that are fused form a rather rough finish that abraded my skin.

When I asked Custom Chastity for help they refused to do anything. Later, they admitted a problem and said they were fixing it. They didn’t offer to take my device back or repair it. Buying it was lost money. I finally hand sanded the device and got it smooth enough to wear. Dealing with this company left a bad taste in my mouth. I suggest avoiding them.

The next 3D -printed device I tried was the Cherry Keeper. The person who creates this is very agreeable about modifying designs to make the fit work. You order the actual printing from Shapeways, a 3D printing company. They add his profit to the price. You have to order the lock from another supplier. It was fun working with him on the device and the results were pretty good. The design caused me some irritation where there is an internal shelf designed to hold the glans in place. With more tinkering, I’m sure I could have fixed that. Aesthetically, this is not a very pleasing device.  Its thick, clunky bars don’t appeal to me.

Next up was the Heart-On full coverage device. The Heart-On covers the penis and balls. It looks like half a tennis ball fastened over my junk. It is comfortable to wear. Mrs. Lion isn’t fond of the way it looks on me. It is effective and I like it. I would be happier with a more compact full coverage device. The guy who owns this company started out printing the devices himself on a home version 3D printer. It uses a much less durable plastic than the medical-grade nylon used by the commercial printing companies. I have one of the early home-printed versions. Now, like the Cherry Keeper, you order your own parts directly from Shapeways and your lock from amazon.com. It’s a fairly confusing process.

My most recent 3D-printed male chastity device is the Evotion Orion. This device is in a class by itself. It’s unique. Evotion started out making, errr…printing devices to be worn with pierced penises. Most of their models are designed for the pierced. They always had one or two models for those of us without holes in our cocks. Fairly recently they came out with the Orion model. Aside from being beautiful, almost delicate, it fits like a glove. Their measuring instructions are clear and easy to follow. The resulting product is a joy to wear.

The device is in three sections: a base ring, shaft cover, and head cover. The shaft cover has a ring molded on the inside at the front. You lock the shaft section to the base ring — yes it has two locks — and then pull the penis back until just the glans protrudes. The ring inside the shaft cover helps prevent the glans from slipping back. You then lock on the head cover. Everything is securely locked into place.

When the dog ate part of my shaft cover, I discovered another wonderful benefit of 3D-printed devices: reprints are easy to get. Evotion charges a lot less than getting a new device to reprint yours. I guess it’s a sort of chastity insurance.

Since it’s the end of the season and we got to the pickle farm late anyway, we bought a bucket of cucumbers. We had no idea how many pounds it was but they were the right size and we knew we needed quite a few for our endeavors. After making dill pickles and four batches of bread and butter pickles, we have seven pounds of cucumbers left. That means the bucket was 27 pounds. That’s a lot of cucumbers. We could, theoretically, make almost another two double batches of bread and butter pickles but I think we’re done. We’ve almost exhausted our vinegar supply and our spices are low. We’re done.

Lion’s been waking up early for the past few days. He hasn’t been sleeping well. Sometimes it’s too hot in the bedroom. Sometimes it’s too cool. Lion was snoozing when it was time for the pickles to go into the jars. I almost did it myself but I thought he’d be upset. Pickling is his baby, after all. Once we were done, he went back and snoozed again. His tummy was bothering him and he couldn’t figure out why he was sleeping so much. In my experience, my stomach could be bothering me because I’m tired, or I could be tired because my stomach is bothering me. Either way, he needed to snooze. It’s perfectly understandable.

After a dinner of egg noodles and peas, our go-to meal when tummy issues arise, he snoozed again. Each time he woke up he’d apologize for sleeping. Obviously he needed it. I understand. The only issue for me was worrying he’d be up all night because he slept so much. He was worried about that too. It turns out, we didn’t need to worry. The bedroom must have been at an acceptable temperature because we slept till 8:30 when the neighbors’ dogs were barking. We both woke up at random times throughout the night but we got back to sleep again. Today, we still feel a little tired but Lion’s tummy is better.

It’s the last day of my three day weekend. Because we made more pickles and jam, I don’t really feel like I got three days off. I’ve been cleaning the kitchen and running around like I would if I was cooking dinner a few times a day. I’d say today is a me day but I guess it should really be a Lion day. Although we’ve spent the past few days bumping into each other in the kitchen, that doesn’t really count as Lion time. I know he likes to play early so we’ll give it a shot today, but I guess that all depends on how he’s feeling later and if he can stay awake.

We finally played Spankardy on Saturday night. Mrs. Lion wrote about it in her post yesterday. I ended up getting 34 swats at the end of the game. Mrs. Lion used her conveyor belt paddle to administer them. It wasn’t bad at all. I guess my hide is toughening up from disciplinary spankings. I admit that during the game I was a bit worried about paying the price. The NFL game swats were quite painful. One way or another I am sure that Mrs. Lion will make Spankardy swats more memorable.

Saturday was a canning day. We made two batches of blueberry jam and a double batch of bread and butter pickles. We had a lot of cucumbers left over so we made another double batch of bread and butter pickles on Sunday. Now we have enough for Christmas presents as well as for our own consumption.

This is uncharacteristically domestic behavior for us. The last time we made jam was over a decade ago. Back then, we also tried canning apricots. That didn’t work out very well and a couple of dozen jars ended up in the trash when we moved. This year we have been much more successful. Our blueberry and raspberry jam is too good to share. The pickles are fine too. Still, I doubt this is the beginning of a trend. We are not domesticated, just hungry.

I wasn’t interested in sex on Saturday night. I’m not sure why. When this happens I always worry that maybe I’m losing interest for good. Mrs. Lion’s loss of interest spooked me. If she can lose interest, so can I. That would be sad and make our blog a lot less interesting. I have limited tolerance for homemaker discussions.

The reprint of my Evotion Orion male chastity device is shipping out on Tuesday. If Donald Trump’s postal service isn’t too screwed up, I might get it next week. Mrs. Lion let me know that I will be going back into it as soon as we get it. She wants to continue testing her theory that I am much more interested in sex if I am kept in a male chastity device. Before the dog chewed up my pink Evotion, it looked like she might be on to something. I’m not sure. It could be the novelty of being back in a chastity device that is turning me on. I will have to wear it for more than a month before we can get a real idea of whether it works as Mrs. Lion thinks.

There is logic to her thinking. I like bondage and a male chastity device locked on my penis certainly counts. So far I really look forward to being locked up again. We will have to see if I stay that interested. It doesn’t really matter if I want to be locked up or not. That is completely up to Mrs. Lion. In the recent past, she has let me decide, within reason, if I come out or not. Lioness 3.0 may not be so willing to do as I wish.

That brings up a new question: Will being “forced” to stay locked in a chastity device after I ask to get out charge my sexual battery? It very well might. I like feeling Mrs. Lion’s control. This is another experimental parameter for her to explore. Meanwhile, I can look forward to some long-term lockup.

A long time ago we played Zapardy. Lion got zapped with the shock collar around his balls for every question he answered wrong. We hadn’t played in a while. Sometimes the shock collar wasn’t charged. Sometimes dinner was late and we were eating during Jeopardy. Most of the time I forgot to do it. Lion bought a tally counter and suggested we play a modified version of our football spanking game. The rules would be almost the same as for Zapardy except that he would earn a swat for every question he failed to answer at all. If he got a correct answer there would be no swat. An incorrect answer earned him two swats. But now not answering got him a swat too. Previously, he’d been skating by with very few zaps because he was afraid to answer wrong. That was sort of boring…for me.

I don’t remember when Lion bought the tally counter. It was months and months ago. Before COVID-19? I have no idea. In any case, it just sat there unused. We talked about playing Spankardy but never did. And then last week, there was renewed interest in it. I decided we should have a designated Spankardy day. Since then we’ve been trying to do it. Dinner has been too late. But last night, the planets aligned (did you see Mars next to the moon last night?) and we had time for Spankardy.

Of course, Jeopardy is in reruns right now and always is on Saturdays anyway. There’s always the chance that we’ll hit a show we remember and Lion will know more answers. There’s also always a chance that Lion will know a lot about the categories on any given show. He sees opera and classical music and he’s very happy. I groan. I don’t remember specific categories from last night but I don’t think there were any that Lion was particularly fond of. It was a good cross section of things he’d know and things he’d just take a swat for. In the end, (no pun intended) he wound up with some combination of incorrect answers and no answers totaling 34. This was before Final Jeopardy.

We never discussed how the points would work for Daily Doubles or Final Jeopardy. Can Lion bet points? Could this be a way for him to gain the upper cheek? If there’s a Daily Double in an opera category, he could be down to zero again with a correct answer. Talk about confusing rules. Anyway, since we didn’t decide beforehand, I decided for myself. Once the Final Jeopardy category is revealed, we like to come up with an answer before we see the question. The first time we hit the nail on the head it was amazing. We were shocked. So I decided if Lion guessed the answer before seeing the question, I’d wipe the slate clean. Yes, this was even after seeing that the category was opera or famous classical something-or-other. He did get the answer right, but not before he saw the question. The 34 swats stood.

That’s not a lot of swats by any stretch of the imagination. I didn’t do full punishment swats. It wasn’t really punishment. I did make sure those 34 swats were evenly distributed across both cheeks. I probably didn’t need to. I just wanted to be fair. The left cheek might get jealous if the right cheek got fewer swats. Or maybe even if it got more swats. You never know. So I was fair and equitable. And it was over very quickly. I don’t think we’re even warmed up in 34 swats. Oh well. I guess I’ll have to root for harder categories next time.