What is “Urethral Sound”?
A urethral sound is a piece of medical equipment used to stretch and dilate the urethra. It has been adopted into use in BDSM and fetish play for both pleasure and CBT.
A urethral sound is usually made of either metal or silicone. It is long and smooth, making it easy to insert into the urethra or pee hole. There are many variants that have been created over the years used for medical or sexual purposes. The most common sexual uses are stimulating the prostate in males or for Dom’s stretching the urethra as torture.
The practice of using a urethral sound like an instrument for sexual play is referred to as “sounding,” “urethral sounding,” or simply, “sounding”. It can be included in a catheter and other medical fetish play. The interior of the urethra is extremely sensitive to both pleasure and pain, thus making it excellent for stimulation.
In BDSM, sounds are used on submissives or bottoms for added stimulation. This can be done at the request of the sub or preference of the Dom. The end goal of sounding will vary from person to person. It can be used for basic stimulation, pain, and punishment, or to open one up to other kinds of play.
Dos, Don’ts, & Tips
- When the urethral sound is inserted, it is first passed through the urethral opening and then pushed deeper and down into the bladder, where urine is being stored.
- Due to the interaction and stimulation of the bladder, some urine may be released during play.
- Once inside the bladder the sound can touch or engage with the prostate, adding further stimulation.
- Due to the invasive nature of sounding play, it can be very dangerous.
- Sounds should always be sterilized prior to use, with body-safe chemicals or an autoclave.
- Urethral sounds should be free of sharp edges or barbs.
- The cutting of a urethra or unsterile sounds can open one up to serious infection and the contraction of an STI.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Prostate stimulation involves using a sex toy called a prostate stimulator to induce sensations on the prostate. CBT is the torture of male genitals and can include urethral sounding and many other types of toys or punishment.