For the last week or so, I’ve been trying out a new keyboard. It’s very different from any I’ve had before. Each key is much larger than typical PC keyboards. The idea is to make them easier to hit. That sounded like a great idea since I’ve lost some sensation in both hands. What I didn’t consider was that also increased the distance to reach each key. That throws off my touch typing. I’ve gotten better, but still find myself making lots of mistakes. It’s also noisy. It sounds like I am making airline reservations. I haven’t decided whether or not to keep using it.
I am also using another new piece of hardware. Well, not exactly new, just not used in years. That is my Jail Bird male chastity device. It’s amazingly comfortable. I don’t remember finding lockup being so easy in the past. There’s no pinching, and my urine stream is as good as it was when I was wild.
To be fair, I had this male chastity device adjusted several times over the years. Each time its performance improved. The most important change was reducing the cage length to just one inch. That kept the head of my penis in firm contact with the front of the cage. There was no wandering urethra and no pee spraying all over the place.
Mature Metal makes the device. The company consists of a couple. She takes the orders and correspondence, and he does the device construction. They are fairly easy to deal with, and their prices are fair. She is stuck in the 1990s and insists on getting keyholder permission before sending a new security-screw key. It’s an annoyance that she doesn’t realize that male chastity has evolved past that silliness.
I noticed that the price of the base cage has gone down a little. As I recall, it was $400 when I bought mine. Now it is $330. We added the security screw instead of a padlock. It’s worked very well for us. You can use the padlock on cages that are threaded for the screw. The lock is available on Amazon at the same price that Mature Metal charges. I’d suggest getting it from Amazon. They ship faster and for free.
My Jail Bird is the only chastity device that I’ve worn that is so comfortable I forget I’m wearing it. Its open design makes keeping clean very easy. The only maintenance I do is to give it a bath in my ultrasound cleaner once a month. That’s needed to get accumulated oil and protein off the stainless steel.
how to get the best fit
If I sound less than enthusiastic about buying a Jail Bird, it’s only because I found the silly “have her call me” stuff a waste of energy and time. On the other hand, if you get the measurements right, the device is perfect. Speaking of measurements, there are three that will make or break your comfort. The first is the base ring diameter. Most guys think that they should wear the smallest base ring they can tolerate. That’s wrong.
There is an easy way to get the perfect base ring size. Buy the set of fitting rings from Mature Metal. It was about twenty bucks. Then try them on. I suggest starting with the 1-3/4 inch size. Most men end up with that. Wear it for several days. If it hurts and irritates your skin, go up a size. If your balls escape, go down one. You are looking for a size that will contain your balls and not irritate your skin. Don’t use any lube or cream under the ring. It has to feel completely comfortable on its own. You have to be able to comfortably wear the ring without irritation.
The cage size is trickier. Most guys, including me, start out with a cage that is much longer than they need. A flaccid penis can shrink a lot during the day. The cage has to be short enough so that the tip of your penis is in firm contact with the front of the cage at all times. It turned out that a one-inch cage did that job perfectly. It’s better to err on the side of too short rather than too long. The diameter of the cage is a different story. You don’t want to compress your penis that way.
If the cage is too narrow, you will get edema–swelling from fluids trapped in your penis. If this occurs, take the device off at once! You can avoid this by accurately measuring the diameter of your cock when it’s soft. An easy way to do this is to take a piece of paper or ribbon, and loosely wrap it around the thickest part of the shaft. Mark where the ribbon just reaches around. Then measure how long it is. That’s the circumference of your penis. Divide that number by 3.1416 (pi) to get the diameter. That’s the size you should order. It’s important to get this right. It costs a lot to change later.
The last dimension is the gap. That’s the distance the cage is kept from the base ring. It’s not super important to get right and can be changed later. If it is too narrow, it will hurt to wear the device. Too wide doesn’t do any damage at all. I suggest you ask the Mature Metal folks what they suggest.
You may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned security. There’s a good reason I haven’t. If you are worried about being able to escape, you need to rethink why you want male chastity. You are wearing a male chastity device to prevent erections and masturbation. It is a forceful reminder that your penis isn’t your toy. It belongs to someone else who wants your hands off. Right?