When I read some of the male chastity forums, I see device reviews that make a big deal out of their security. This puzzles me. I don’t think these references are concerns that someone will steal the chastity device. it seems that some guys want to be sure that they can’t escape. “Pull out” is the common term for the ability to extract the penis from a chastity device by pulling it out through the back of the base ring. With most devices, this can be painful to do. The purpose of pulling out is to permit unauthorized masturbation.

Good grief! Really?

I get it. Common male chastity fantasies center on the male being an unwilling victim who is cruelly locked in a chastity device. His hormones are in such disarray that he will do anything to ejaculate. Since his cruel keyholder won’t let him out, he has to escape if he wants to jerk off.

Maybe that’s a hot fantasy, but it makes absolutely no sense for most guys. First of all, male chastity is proposed by the male. He measures himself and buys the chastity device. Usually, he has to convince a potential keyholder to lock him up and hang on to the keys. He wants her to let him get really horny before she unlocks him. Why would he worry about whether he could escape without a key? The only real worry is that the device has to fit well enough so that his junk won’t fall out.

If he is so immature that he might want to pull out and masturbate, he faces a problem if he succeeds. If you think it is difficult to pull out, try pushing your penis back in! It’s possible with some devices, but it isn’t easy. Even if it was simple to escape and get back, doing that defeats the entire reason he asked to be locked up.

Some guys get off believing they are truly trapped in their male chastity devices. They want “security” to make the fantasy real. Generally speaking, increasing device security will decrease comfort. A tight base ring will make it harder to pull out. It will also chafe and make wearing the device misery. Some guys use piercings to anchor the device to their penises. This is effective but not escape-proof.

Way back 30 years ago, most guys who were into male chastity devices had no real interest in keyholders. They built and wore chastity devices to test how secure they were. A guy would make or buy a device and lock himself in. The rule was that he was stuck in the device until he could escape without the key. Once he escaped, he would look for a tougher challenge. He had two incentives to escape quickly: He wanted to brag how good he was as an escape artist, and the longer it took the hornier he got.

Most of us have long realized that the most important value a male chastity device can have is comfort. Of course, it has to suppress erections and make masturbating while locked up as difficult as possible. Mostly it has to be fun to wear. I enjoy wearing mine; especially when Mrs. Lion is in control.

Every so often I read a post by a guy who wears a chastity device. Sometimes he talks about how he had it sized. Many full-time chastity device wearers have custom-made devices. It’s just more comfortable if you live in the device.

I always assumed there was only one “right” way to size chastity devices. Every manufacturer makes a big deal out of getting measurements of a totally flaccid penis. I’ve written endlessly about how important it is to make sure the device isn’t too long. Over the years I’ve discovered that a short cage keeps my urethra properly centered at the tip of the device. That’s important because a properly centered penis with the head firmly in contact with the end of the cage assures neat, stand-up peeing.

This molded-in ring at the front of the shaft cage effectively traps the penis head in front of it.

The cage makers, including the off-the-shelf guys, now agree with this concept. Short and very short cages (1 inch in length) are readily available. A couple, most notably the Evotion Wearables Orion, have a molded-in ring situated just behind the head of the penis that “locks” the head in place. This design makes overall shaft length less critical.

Having said all this about going small, the shaft and head diameters have to be accurately measured. There is no risk or discomfort in compressing the length of a penis. Compressing the width can reduce circulation and lead to edema.

It turns out that some guys have a completely different idea about sizing their male chastity devices. Some order them slightly too long. This allows an erection to start. His keyholder can see this. She likes seeing it trying to grow.

Others order the device with measurements of a complete erection. They want to feel the full effect of arousal with no way to get off. This is pretty impractical for most. If the device is a solid tube, it will probably fill with urine when peeing. This can be prevented by locking the device on with a Prince Albert piercing. This will force the head of the penis into the top of the tube regardless of erectile state.

An open cage design like the Jail Bird probably allows too much access to an erection. Devices like this need a flaccid penis to work correctly.

lion wearing the heart on chastity device
Here I am wearing the Heart-On male chastity device. It encapsulates my cock and balls.

There is a small-but-growing number of men who want a device that locks up more than just the penis. They want their entire package under lock and key. Before 3D printing, it was very difficult to make such a device. Steel devices are just too heavy to be practical.

I reviewed the Heart On device. It’s a full-coverage plastic chastity device. It’s a clever design and works well. It isn’t very attractive visually. It looks like an egg was grafted over my junk. Still, it is lightweight and secure. I was able to wear it for days with no problems.

orion side view
Evotion’s Orion male chastity device. Unique in design and a dream to wear.

My current favorite chastity device is the Orion made by Evotion Wearables. It’s supremely comfortable and secure. It allows me to stand and pee 100% of the time. It’s incredibly small and light. It is undetectable under clothing. You can read my review here.

The more traditional manufacturers may need to take a look at some of these newer innovations. The built-in ring that goes below the glans is a fantastic way to keep the head up front and centered. As far as I’m concerned, this is a real chastity game changer.

Sunday turned out to be a very good day. Aside from having the day with Mrs. Lion and enjoying doing things together, Mrs. Lion gave me my first orgasm in two weeks. That may not sound like a big deal but it wasn’t that she made me wait this long, I simply lost interest and was unable to even get close to an orgasm. Magically, on Sunday night after a lot of manual effort, Mrs. Lion gave me an orgasm. It was great.

I have to admit that I was worried. Sex was in the background for me. On an intellectual level I knew that I should be very horny and thinking about activities that turn me on. I wasn’t. I’m pretty sure that everyone who told me this was due to the stress of the recent health issues I’ve had as well as moving, were right. These problems are just not going to go away. I’m going to have to learn to compartmentalize them so that I can put them away when it’s time to have fun.

Mrs. Lion said that she’s been thinking about putting me back in a male chastity device. I have mixed feelings about it. I know it will make a lot of day-to-day activities a little more difficult. I’ll miss unrestricted access to my penis. Of course, I don’t get a choice. I’m not sure how wearing the device will impact my physical therapy. I suppose it won’t, though there will be a risk of being discovered.

As I’ve written, I just finished measuring for a new Evotion male chastity device. While doing it, I was reminded how many of us overestimate our penis length. Part of this size error is caused by concern that a cage that is too short will somehow be uncomfortable. Another is interest in leaving some space for “expansion”

Instinct tends to lead us to make a little more space because we reason that too much space is better than a device that won’t fit because it’s too small. I get that logic. Ironically, the opposite is true when it comes to male chastity devices. Too short will actually fit better than too long. The logic is simple: If a male chastity device is too long, even a little too long, the tip of the penis will sit back a bit from the end of the cage. This may not sound important, but if the penis is not firmly pressing against the end, the urethra will wander and urinating will become an adventure.

The best fitting devices have the penis in contact with the sides and front of the male chastity device at all times. This can be a little tricky to measure. Most of the time, the penis will be a bit longer than it is at its shortest length. I found that the easiest way to get a proper measurement is to sit in a straight-backed chair with your back firmly pressed against the chair back. Your penis should look very short, almost the way it does after a cold swim. This is the perfect time to measure.

The people who make the Evotion device say that exact measurements will yield the best results. They ask for two penis length measurements: one is the length of the glans (head). The second is the shaft length, measured along the top, from the back of the glans to the body. Other device makers, like Mature Metal, want a measurement from the very tip to the back on the bottom where the shaft of the penis meets the scrotum. Both measurements should be taken in the sitting straight position. In the case of the standard cage, like the Mature Metal Jail Bird, I subtract about a half-inch from the measured length of my penis. This left me with a cage that would be 1 inch long.

I was pretty nervous when I ordered this very short cage. In fact, it’s the shortest cage that Mature Metal can make. I decided to be brave and order it. It’s a perfect fit! My penis fits inside its little prison like a glove. Everything stays nicely in place. Erections never have a chance to start. The Evotion male chastity device that I am getting (the Orion), comes in three pieces: the base ring, a shaft cover, and a third piece to cover the head of the penis. The device requires two locks to put it all together. I’m not entirely sure how specifying a shorter-than-actual shaft length would affect the device. So, I ordered the device using careful, exact measurements all around. We’ll see how that works out when it’s delivered.

No matter what male chastity device you are having made for you, it’s critical that you keep the shaft length either accurate or shorter than your actual measurement. Six years of experience has taught me this is the golden rule of chastity device measurement.

Evotion Orion chastity device
This is the custom Orion chastity device. This is a sample image from their website. Click the image to go to the page where you can see the device and buy it if you want.

I briefly mentioned in an earlier post that I’m getting a new 3D-printed male chastity device. This one is truly unique. While I love the Cherry Keeper and kind of like the one made by Custom Chastity (has a sandpaper finish that took hours to smooth enough to wear. We don’t recommend that you get one.), this company reminds me of the amazingly beautiful chastity devices made by Steelwerks. Their male chastity devices are individually designed works of art that cost many thousands of dollars. Truly male chastity jewelry.

Evotion is a company that makes a line of incredible 3D-printed male chastity devices. Most of their products are designed for men who are pierced, primarily Prince Albert piercings. They have a new, ball-capture device called the Orion. What makes it unique is the amazing quality these people have gotten from 3D printing. Every other 3D-printed device I’ve seen or tried has a thick, clumsy look. The makers claim that in order for the plastic (medical-grade nylon) to have the needed strength to contain a feisty penis, the material has to be thicker than it would be if the device was made of stainless steel. This makes intuitive sense. Apparently, it’s not completely accurate.

I’m going to be reviewing this male chastity device. I’m getting an Orion in red-dyed nylon. As you can see in the image, the finish is good and the details are amazing. I will probably be getting mine close to New Year’s. There is a very long lag between ordering and actually receiving the device. Speaking of ordering, Evotion has the absolute best measuring and ordering process. Unlike every other custom-chastity device maker, Evotion provides meaningful instructions and gives you reasonable results you can compare to what you measure.

I will be photographing that process and will share it with you in the near future. All I can say is that the clear, detailed instructions make it very difficult to screw up your measurements. The only one that they don’t offer any particularly useful help is for the base ring. Their take on it is that you should order a base ring just big enough to get one ball through. I haven’t tested this but based on my experience it’s not an unreasonable way to figure out what size ring you need.

penis measuring with the caliper
This inexpensive digital caliper makes it easy to do accurate measurements of your penis. The blades are a bit sharp so be careful. Also avoid squeezing. By pressing a button, you can get the measurements in millimeters. This measurement is actually inaccurate. I inadvertently squeezed the soft shaft with the measuring blades. You can purchase a digital caliper for less than $10 on amazon.com.
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Because their male chastity devices are designed to work with pierced penises as well as un-pierced ones, like mine, and because 3D printing permits varying the size of everything, more measurements are needed than you would normally expect to make. They need the length of the glans (head), circumference (or diameter) of the penis shaft, as well as the length of the shaft along the top from the place where the glans joins the shaft to your abdomen. At a later date I will create an illustrated guide to this kind of measuring. I use a digital caliper for most of the measurements. The reason I like it is that I can adjust the caliper until it’s correctly measuring the specific spot, then remove it and look at the numbers on the readout to record the value. It saves a lot of tricky bending and moving to get measurements.

Evotion observed that the length of the glans (head of the penis) is almost exactly the same size as the diameter of the shaft. In circumcised men, the correlation is amazing. I measured my glans length to be 29 mm (1.14 in) and shaft diameter (completely flaccid) of 31 mm (1.22 inches). The difference is less than 2/10 of an inch. This is likely to be a measurement error on my part. The folks at Evotion prefer measurement in millimeters but will accept inches if that is more comfortable for you. The metric length measurement is generally more accurate than fractional inches.

After completing the order, I received a confirmation email. This is expected with e-commerce. What I didn’t expect was a very personal communication reviewing my measurements. Evotion likes to have a relationship with its customers. They want the measurements to be very carefully made so that the device will be a perfect fit. If there is a problem, remanufacturing a part of the device is relatively inexpensive. However, Evotion prefers to get it right the first time.

All this attention and care isn’t cheap. The base Orion costs $369. This is about the same price as a Mature Metal Jail Bird custom device. It’s unlikely that a first-time user will make this investment. In a way that’s good.. It takes a little time to get to know your penis well enough to supply accurate measurement information as well as developing the commitment to actually wear a male chastity device full-time. I’m sure that the Orion will prove to be completely comfortable and easy to wear for long periods.

I’ve always preferred steel. There’s something about the feeling of metal locked around my penis that gives me a strong sense of being controlled. Over the years, my viewpoint has changed a bit. I really like wearing a device that is so light I’m not even aware it’s there most of the time. If I try to get an erection, the lightweight device makes itself known.

Orion chastity device optional filigree
This is the filigree I selected. It’s called “Devotion”.

One interesting feature of Evotion male chastity devices is that the company offers some no-charge customization that I had no idea were available. For example, they offer a good selection of different kinds of filigrees for the device. I selected one which is composed of hearts. In addition, they can add text along the top of the device. I’ll surprise you with what mine says (though I’m pretty sure you can guess).

Another somewhat surprising feature of the Orion male chastity device is that it is in three pieces instead of the usual two. One reason for this is that it can be built to work with the Prince Albert piercing. The top of the device can be fixed in place with a pin and then joined to the rest of the shaft and finally, the base ring. The device has two locks. One secures the shaft to the base ring and the second secures the head (glans) to the shaft. It may make the device easier to put on and take off. I haven’t seen any comments about this. In any case, I’m sure Mrs. Lion won’t have any problem locking me up.

When I got my Cherry Keeper, I had a long, interesting dialogue with its maker that helped get the device designed explicitly for me. It’s absolutely perfect in terms of fitting me. I like wearing it and it keeps my urethra properly centered at all times. That’s very important to me. I really need to pee standing up. Getting up and down from a toilet seat is difficult for me since my spinal surgery. I know Mrs. Lion has been hesitant to lock me up again because she is concerned it will make using the bathroom that much more difficult for me.

Mrs. Lion informed me that by the time you read this post I’ll be securely locked into a chastity device. If she gives me a choice, I’m going ask for the Cherry Keeper. It’s a little more trouble for her to put on. She has to lubricate the head of my penis in order to slip it over the headlock* feature of the Cherry Keeper.

new custom cherry keeper chastity device
Notice the sharp taper. Also notice the wide headlock that will keep the head of my penis “locked” inside the cage.

*The headlock is a “shelf” that fits under the glans (the notch just under the head before the shaft of the penis). It’s narrower than the head so that once pushed up and over that shelf, the head of the penis is not going to move back without the device being unlocked and pulled off. The maker believes this is an effective anti-pullout feature. I don’t believe it really is. However, it does a great job of making sure the head of my penis is firmly pressing against the end of the cage. That assures that my urethra remains centered in the hole provided for it.