All About Urethral Stimulation

Urethral play, or Sounding, is the practice of inserting a sound (usually a long thin rod made of surgical steel) down the urethra towards the bladder. Sounding can provide heightened sensation and pleasure.

It's more common for people with penises to engage in sounding, though people with vaginas can also participate in sounding. Of course there's a vast anatomical difference between the urethras of people with penises and vaginas since vaginas have shorter, differently shaped urethras.

Sounds

All About Urethral Stimulation

Sounds can technically be anything that's slender and that you want to insert into our urethra- forums indicate a wide variety of items from thermometers to knitting needles to toothbrush handles, but all of these carry risks that surgical steel sounds don't. Surgical steel sounds don't carry the risk of breaking, are easier to sterilize, and won't cut you.

Sounds come in two primary shapes- Van Burens which are curved, and Dittels which are straight. Sounds that are intended for dilation of the urethra are called Pratt and Hegar sounds.

Some sounds also are textured to add to the sensation.

All About Urethral Stimulation

Why Do People Like To Stick Things In Their Urethras?

Just like any other sexual practice, people do it because it feels good and they enjoy it.

Its a different pleasure from a hand job. It's a very intense feeling.

The stimulation of the prostate (for people with penises) through the act of sounding can be very pleasurable. The route of the urethra crosses right through the prostate.

The urethra itself is highly sensitive and the act of moving the sound in and out of the urethra slowly can be very pleasurable and lead to orgasm on its own.

The taboo of penetration of part of the body that isn't meant to be penetrated can also be very kinky for some, adding to sexual arousal.

Sounding can also add to the sensation during other sexual activity such as hand jobs, oral sex, or masturbation.

All About Urethral Stimulation

How Big Are Sounding Rods?

Sounds vary in size, especially when you look at Hegar or Pratt sounds which are meant to enlarge the urethral opening. Typical sets with multiple size sounds range from 6mm to 12mm in diameter.

What Are The Dangers of Sounding?

The urethra, like most internal parts of our body, is made up of delicate tissue, and injuring it can lead to a urinary tract infection. Its important to use clean sounds and sterile water based lubricant. You should also urinate soon after finishing urethral play to flush any foreign material out of the urethra.

Its important to use smooth, shatter and break proof sounds. Never use force to get a sound to go further in. Work your way up to larger sizes.

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Most Helpful Guys

  • I have been sounding for 10 years. I experimented with it during a self-imposed relationship drought. My purpose was to find an approach to stronger orgasms, and did that. Here are some conclusions from a decade of play.

    * My urethral tube is about 6mm and I can get free passage of a straight stainless sound through the slot to the penis base/Cobb's curve/body line. Shallow sounding with a 6mm beaded stainless sound adds pleasure to hand masturbation. Mine has a through passage I can cum and pee through. That is fun to watch.

    *If you do this you do not want to stretch the tube. Any amount of soreness afterward can lead to an UTI. There is nothing to be gained from going wider. What is more important, within reason, is going deeper.

    *Silicone is more prone to "stiction" than stainless I have settled on a 4.5mm, 13" silicone sound because far limits the risk of injury and UTI. And with lube, it freely passes through any curves and restrictions as far as I want to go; which is through the prostate and into the bladder. For many guys, that can be 10 to 15 inches based on erection size.

    *The real pleasure is found going deep. When my long sounds passes through the sphincter in front of the prostate, I get an immediate clenching reaction and surge of urgency. Repeated withdrawal and re-insertion into the prostate will lead to orgasm within several seconds. When I cum, I slide the sound out so as not to block the flow. At 4.5mm, I can cum around it but the sensation is better by withdrawing it slowly

    *The entire 2" passage through the prostate into the bladder gives very intense sensations in both directions. Slow thrusting through it gives a OMG!, almost panic sensation. This has to be what the best vaginal sex feels to some women.

    *Women can do this as well, but their urethral tube is very short... maybe 2.5". The tube passes through the base of the G-spot and a beaded sound is said to induce orgasm with no other stimulation.

    Sounding is a sophisticated approach to sexual pleasure and should be carefully applied. It is not gross or disgusting and can provide transcendent orgasms.

  • Nothing like getting a hand job while having a 7mm 13" silicone tugged in and out. I cum about 5 times faster. I also have a PA wand, but if I get to aggressive it starts to bleed, but it still feels good.

Most Helpful Girls

  • As a woman I can't even imagine doing this but maybe it's pleasurable for men

    • @apple1996 I actually watched a training lecture on sounding a volva. I think I still have it if you want a bit of cringe

    • @Anpu23 nah I'm good. I had a cath at the hospital a month ago so imagine it would feel and look similar to that 😂

    • Quite. But if curiosity calls... lol

  • Im not interested in dating someone who is into that

    • I agree. It is creepy af

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  • I never expected to say wrong hole when its past the vulva!!!

  • Dude if you want a catheter just say it. But that’s just creepy

  • PAY ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS!

    I hurt myself badly using sounds.

    It's not healing.

    It was my fault, but if I hadn't been sounding, it never would have happened.

    Food for thought.

    PLEASE, THINK!

  • Super INTERESTING! …always been curious about this. My boyfriend is just getting into sounding & e-stim — I think it’s hot.

  • https://www.youtube.com/embed/PB4Nby2Ai-g

    ain't nobody got time for that...

  • Thank you for an informative description. Having said that, No thank you!

  • Oh hell no. I wouldn't get withing 10 feet of something meant to go in my urethra.

  • AAAAAAAAAAAH AAAAAAAA~ OH GOD! GET AWAY FROM ME!

    *runs for the actual hills*

  • I’m in pain just thinking about it

    • @annabananna agreed

    • Make that three of us. These people are fucked in the head. That’s all I can say

  • That's something I'm definitely not interested in. I had a catheter once and that was not enjoyable

  • If you have a pee fetish

  • I tried it in high school with a dull stainless steel chopstick. I was smart enough to sterilize it first. It was mostly painful, but it was a new sensation and made me excited. I guess I will try anything once.

  • I've been doing it on and off for years, it's very pleasurable especially if you go deep enough to hit the prostate. Got introduced to it by an ex and have kept experimenting since

  • I got pricked with a cotton swab by a doctor to check for STDs and it freaking hurts, no fuxking why im messing with that!

  • Fuck that

  • There’s nothing pleasurable about that unless you’re warped. I’ve had catheters and had to catch myself and I’ve had bladder inspections

  • Lots of folks do that just be careful to be clean so no UTI

  • You guys are fcking weirdos

  • I haven't done it in a long time, but it was really enjoyable and it's something I'd love to get into again. It has nothing to do with pain at all, and it was always intensely pleasurable. I just took things super slow and never rushed anything. After a short while it became extremely pleasurable, and some of the orgasms I had were intense AF and it made me cum like an ox. In all the times I did it I was always extremely hygienic with everything and never had any infection issues whatsoever. It just was never a concern. I have no idea what diameter it was, but I inserted over 7 inches once. I really miss it. It's definitely something I plan on getting into again, I just haven't bought a proper sounding rod set to get into it again.

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