As Mrs. Lion wrote in her post yesterday, I got some potentially good news. Even though my company had announced layoffs, apparently I’m not in the current group. The email I received went on to say that I’m still on furlough, however. The only difference between being on furlough and being laid off is that the company is still paying for most of my benefits. In my case, that’s not such a big deal since I have my own medical insurance. Still, it feels good to know they haven’t decided to abandon me yet.

Also, Mrs. Lion wrote that the sore on my penis is not fully healed yet. As far as she is concerned, that means no sexual activity. That’s not as bad as it sounds. She hadn’t gone near me sexually in well over a week. Today is the 21st day since my last orgasm. Between the long wait and lack of attention, I’m not overly interested in sex right now. Actually, there is no pain at this point. The area is still a little hard to the touch. I imagine I am in the last phase of healing. I was looking forward to a blow job for my birthday. Oh well. [Mrs. Lion — I assume no sexual activity because, if it’s sore, I can’t touch it. And I haven’t gone near him sexually because of the sore. If it’s not sore then I have no problem giving him a blow job.]

I do feel a little grumpier than usual. Lack of sexual activity definitely does not improve my disposition. Whether or not I am actively looking for sex, at some deeper level I really need it. Maybe it isn’t a very deep level, after all. I’m not prepared to turn away any opportunities my lioness might present. Did I say before that it doesn’t hurt anymore? [Mrs. Lion — I hear you.]

Mrs. Lion pointed out that I got her my favorite cake when it was her birthday. She said I should get hers since it’s my birthday. She was half kidding. It does make sense. We will be making the trip to our favorite bakery to buy a black forest cake for her, oops, for me. She got my fave, a rum cake for her birthday. Fair enough.

In terms of chastity device wearing, we are in a holding pattern until the new, longer shaft section for my Evotion Orion arrives. I miss wearing it.

Apparently, one of the newer male chastity developments is the Internet controlled male chastity device. One such device, made in China, called the Cellmate, allows someone to lock and unlock the device via cell phone. It has a major problem: the software is easily hacked and someone wearing the device can be trapped in it with no way to get unlocked. The folks at the “Plains Chastity” blog drew our attention to it. This device is made of thick, stainless steel. It would take some serious power tools to cut it off if a hacker permanently locks it. I think a male chastity device is something that doesn’t need to be internet connected. This is one device I don’t want to review.

At this moment my mind is not on male chastity; it’s on a birthday orgasm which this year will be late in coming (See where I went there?). [Mrs. Lion– All right already! I hear you! Good thing you’re so cute. 😉 ]

putting on Orionmale chastity device
This is the way Mrs. Lion normally puts the device on me. She pulls my penis through the center section. Then, before she can put on the head cover, I have to pull the skin back so that just the head of my penis protrudes. I think that if too much skin remains inside the little shaft cover it pinches and causes the problems I have been having.

As Mrs. Lion wrote in her post yesterday, I have some wounds on my penis. These were caused by my Evotion Orion male chastity device. It’s not that the device doesn’t fit properly or that it is uncomfortable to wear. The problem is the way I put it on. The device has three parts: The first is the base ring which is the same as on other male chastity devices. The second is a sleeve that connects to the base ring. This is designed to hold the shaft of the penis. When the sleeve is on correctly, only the head (glans) pokes out. The third piece connects to the shaft cover and “protects” the head.

The tricky part is getting the shaft cover on correctly. Until the last time I had the device put on, Mrs. Lion would thread the head and shaft of my penis through the shaft cover. She would then lock it onto the base ring. This would leave about an inch of the shaft poking out from the front. I would then have to pull the shaft back until just the head of my penis poked out. This was a bit of work and without lube not terribly comfortable. When we used lube, it would often stay in place for more than a day.

evotion middle section
After Mrs. Lion locks the center section in place, I pull the skin back until just the head of my penis protrudes. Now it’s ready for the headpiece to be locked in place.

My bright idea was to have Mrs. Lion just move enough of my shaft through that covering so that the head was all that poked out. Then, she would lock it on to the base ring. I figured the remaining skin would stay in place inside the shaft cover. She did it and it went on well. However, inside that piece of the chastity device, the skin was vulnerable. I’m not sure exactly how it happened but some of the skin just under the head got irritated and a sore developed. Directly opposite the sore, a bruise formed. My guess is that I scraped the skin during normal wear and the bruise formed by pinching caused by bunched-up skin pressing against the plastic.

I’ve had a sore in that spot before. I suspect the device manages to irritate a bit of the skin at the very front of the shaft cover. I can’t feel any roughness there but I can see how some of that delicate skin below the head could poke out a little bit and rub. I wonder if any other men have had similar issues. Until everything heals, I’m wild. I’m also not being teased until things get better. Frustrating!

I’ll have to see if this issue repeats itself. Obviously, I’m not going to put the device on with my “new” system. We’ll go back to the old pull-the-penis-skin-back system. It’s more uncomfortable but appears to avoid these injuries. It also occurred to me that perhaps the shaft cover is a bit too short. The Evotion people stressed the importance of not specifying a device that is too long. I’m not sure it would be worth ordering a new shaft cover to test out whether or not I need more length. I don’t think I need one with more breadth. I fit nicely when Mrs. Lion puts it on.

I had a similar sore develop when I was wearing the Cherry Keeper male chastity device. It has a shelf built-in near the head designed to prevent the head of the penis from slipping back into the body of the device. It was very comfortable to wear and the shelf served its purpose. However, at one point I developed a similar sore where the shelf rubbed against the skin just under the head.

evotion orion Ring to hold penis head in place
The molded-in ring (arrow) keeps the head of my penis from moving back into the device.

The Evotion Orion doesn’t have a shelf. It has a ring at the very top of the shaft cover. It serves the same purpose as the shelf in the Cherry Keeper. Maybe this ring can irritate my tender skin. This is a difficult problem. I like having something prevent the head from slipping backward. By holding it in position, urinating is easy because my urethra is always front and center where it belongs. Even though I had my Jail Bird male chastity device shortened to just 1 inch, the head could move enough so that my urethra would end up “biting” one of the bars at the front of the cage. This resulted in a nasty spray when I went to pee.

To date, the best male chastity device I’ve tried is the Evotion Orion. Despite the fact that it has caused a couple of small injuries, it does the best job preventing erections and allowing me to use my penis normally for non-sexual activities. I plan to continue wearing it as soon as I heal.

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.

As Mrs. Lion mentioned in her post yesterday, “Let’s Stop Talking About Cheating (After This)“, I’m back in my cage. Specifically the Evotion Wearables Orion. As I’ve said before, this is the most comfortable chastity device I’ve ever worn. The fit is perfect. I can’t tell it’s there until I try to get hard. Then I can feel slight pressure. Unfortunately, there is a small problem.

I haven’t worn it in a few months. It’s been safely stored in a zip-lock bag put away in a drawer. It hasn’t been exposed to sunlight, moisture, or anything else, even me. When Mrs. Lion retrieved it, she noticed the color had changed. It went from a brilliant, candy-apple red to a rather dull pinkish color. We were both surprised. It seemed to still have some gloss; not as much as it had when I got it.

My Evotion Orion is fading. We took the picture on the right yesterday. The one on the left was taken when I first received the male chastity device. As you can see, the color has faded in just a few months.

Mrs. Lion had to work a bit to get it on me. I had my usual struggle pulling my shaft back so just the head of my penis just pokes out of the end of the shaft tube. This is very important for fit. It was my own fault. A drop or two of water-based lube fixes the issue and rinses away with the first shower. I’ll remember next time. I knew there was a reason I left the lube on my nightstand.

After the device was on, Mrs. Lion looked concerned. I asked her what was wrong. She said that her fingers were red. I asked if she hurt herself. She said she didn’t. We both simultaneously said that maybe it was the chastity device. There is nothing else red in the bedroom. I have been good so even my bottom wasn’t red on Friday night. Besides, that color doesn’t rub off.

She went into the bathroom to wash her hands. She commented that the red came right off. It had to be the Evotion device. I wondered if the color will come off on my penis as well. We decided to wait until the next time Mrs. Lion removes the device to find out. If it does, I will reluctantly have to stop wearing it until it can be fixed. I sent an email to Evotion describing the problem. I hope they get back to me with a solution.

don’t make me take it off!

I don’t want to stop wearing my Orion. It absolutely solves every issue I’ve had with male chastity devices. It’s comfortable and doesn’t pinch me. I can pee standing up without checking the device to be sure my urethra is aligned. It’s invisible under clothing. I can wear it as long as Mrs. Lion wants.

The device is 3D-printed out of medical-grade nylon and then finished by Evotion to a beautiful, glossy color. Measuring instructions are simple and sane. If you follow them, you will get a perfect fit like mine. Let’s see what happens with my problem with the finish.