Sounding 101: Your Guide To Urethral Sounding & Best Sounding Kits
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Many men are interested to try it, but it's still considered quite extreme (which is why some men actually like it more).
But as with all things, if it wouldn't be extremely pleasurable, people wouldn't do it. 🥕
In this guide you'll get your perfect introduction to sounding — whether you are a total beginner or just looking to learn some more… 🥖
After you're done reading you'll know why people do it, how to do it and will even have community to turn to for support and inspiration.
Here's how this guide is organised:
- What Is Sounding & Why Men Do It?
- How To Do Sounding Safely?
- What Are The Best Penis Plugs, Sounding Rods and Kits?
- Other People Best Tips & Experiences With Sounding
Let's jump in:
What Is Sounding & Why Men do it?
The reason why men do sounding is because there are tons of nerve endings on the top of the head and in urethra itself giving intense pleasure with the right tools
Mostly men explore this kind of play since they have a lot longer urethra (especially if you've got a long penis), and it's safer for them to do it compared to women.
Also urethra has direct access to the prostate, while through prostate milking you're only pressing the external P-spot, which is not direct stimulation.
Finally there is a big psychological thrill that some men find exciting. It's taking the word taboo (like anal play for men) to a whole new level.
Does Sounding Feel Good?
When all is done right, this comment describes the best how sounding feels like:
“I’ve only recently started out with sounding but the only way I can describe it is like you’re being touched inside in a way which you will never have experienced before…
…which you can’t experience any other way and which feels totally unnatural but also strangely good.
It’s like you’re being touched way down deep, from INSIDE the very core of the parts that make your orgasm happen.
The sensations from those parts are coming at the wrong time in the arousal cycle so the stimulation feels intense but…out of place.
It’s like you’re feeling a sensation that you SHOULDN’T be able to enjoy but you do and you can’t help wanting just a LITTLE bit more.”
Here is a very helpful video explaining the urethral sounding fetish (why, what and how):
How To Do Sounding Safely?
It will take time and patience.
More time than with anal play even.
- It will require a special rods: either stainless steel, titanium or silicone.
- It will require a special surgical lube.
- It will take a careful care about hygiene.
Once you've got the tools and everything is clean here's how you do it:
First of all, you gotta get the right sounding rod that’s not too big, not too small for you.
Getting the right size and taking your time are two of the most important things to keep it safe.
Usually the best beginner rod is a silicone penis plug (I'll cover them later).
Here are the steps:
- clean your hands, penis, the penis plug or rod.
- apply tons of special surgical lube to your penis head opening and the plug.
- start with a half-erect penis, hold your penis in one hand to open the urethra. Place the plug at the entrance.
- Take your time, if it's a steel rod, let the gravity do the job and the rod will slowly insert itself. Don't risk forcing it.
- When the rod stops moving inside, wiggle it a little bit to see if it goes then.
- Don't force it. If it doesn't keep going in, take it out, apply more lube or pick different size rod.
- It will take a while to find the right angle, the right size and get your urethra stretched to accommodate bigger rods.
- Once it's in a bit, you can start experimenting moving it up and down to feel the pleasurable sensations on those nerve endings.
The goal for most men is to actually get in deep enough to directly stimulate the prostate.
That's why you'll notice that longer rods are in shape. 🏒
There's even term for it: prostatic urethra (check Wikipedia for more explanation and visuals).
That's what you're in the end trying to reach to get ultimate stimulation.
However it's also pretty dangerous, especially if you're new.
This is just an introductory guide and you'll probably just stay at the straight entrance part and move the rod up/down there to gain the insane pleasure.
Here's a good comment on safety from one sounding practitioner:
“As someone who’s done it for over 8 years.
I can safely tell you that unless you actually go around the J curve or enter your bladder it’s totally fine.
I do neither of those since it can damage things quickly.”
What Are The Best Penis Plugs, Sounding Rods and Kits?
I'll collected the highest reviewed and recommended sounding kits and urethra dilators all in one place:
This is not optional — you must get a specialised lube for your urethra if you want to avoid infections.
Also be very cautious around hygiene and cleaning the sounds after using thoroughly every time.
This is the safest and smallest starting option.
You will feel the beads and will appreciate the flexibility of silicone.
It's a gentler way to get started compared with a steel sounds.
Just make sure you sanitise them every time, and use surgical lube (I'll keep repeating this for few more times..it's that important).
If you're not ready to quite go down far the rabbit hole, this is a nice shorter penis plug.
It's made from medical stainless steel/silicone that will never rust.
It's a nice thing to start with (or maybe look for even smaller size), bumps and ridges will feel great.
There are two versions, another one is smaller:
Urethral Silicone Sounding Rods ($15.10)
This is a great 4 piece set if you're a total beginner. There are two options of thinner sounds if you're a beginner or bigger if you're more advanced.
Only note is that you'll need to push it in more, gravity won't do the work like with stainless steel options.
Just make sure you've got the surgical lube and you'll be good.
This is a great set of 8 sounding rods made from high quality stainless steel.
It's actually recommended to get something like this then just one urethral dilator, because you might not guess the size right.
Also it's sometimes better to go with a bigger dilator instead of smaller one if your urethra is bigger.
Great value for the price.
Pratt Urethral Sounding Kit ($112)
This is another popular sounding kit with 8-pieces that range in diameter from 0.17" to 0.75".
Sounds are mede from stainless steel.
There are two styles you can choose from: rosebud and pratt.
Comes together with a nice quality zippered pouch.
This is another medium sized unique beaded sounding rod, that will give very interesting different feel.
This sound will be best for intermediate users, but for pros it might be too small.
It's made from medical grade 304 stainless steel quality sound.
Other People Best Tips & Experiences With Sounding
Now I tried to collect most people common questions and found the best answers to them.
Hope these stories and tips help you in your sounding process:
“Sounding is pleasurable. “
“The penis becomes more sensitive with the sound in the urethra.
Some use long sounds that reach the prostate and stimulate it.”
“Urethral sounding is a bit out of the norm but it is pleasurable. “
“The idea of it being taboo is what turned me on about it.
I haven’t progressed into anything bigger but I have a rouge plug not too big or too small.
Taking small insertions instead of fully inserting is more pleasurable in my opinion.
It may sound weird but watching it go in is equal in pleasurable.”
“What's the best lubricant for sounding?”
“Ignore the coconut oil suggestion for sounding.
It’s a sure way to get an UTI (urinary tract infection) — which, as a man, are nasty as fuck.
Surgical lube or sterile ultrasound lube for sounding.
Extremely cheap and safe (10$ per liter) if you order from a medical supply website.
Optilube, Surgilube, any kind of sterile surgical lube is fine.
Optilube you can buy a hundred satchels for around 10 euros.
Do not use any home items for sounding. Never. Ever.”
“I’ve done it and if done right it feel quite good.
Surgical steel sounds (aka “urethral dilator”) are typically what you would use.
I’d advise a great deal of caution and research before you try something like this..
How does it feel?
The best way to describe it is it transfers the sensation of stroking into your urethra.
Have you ever had an itch in your urethra and felt pleasure when you rubbed it?
Also, when you pee and have a nice strong stream there is a pleasure sensation especially if you gently pinch or squeeze the bottom of your penis.
That’s one aspect.
The other is the sound that is inserted deep puts pressure on the base of your penis and likely jabbing a bit into the prostate.
If you press a finger or two hard into the base of your cock between the shaft and the balls while masturbating you get a small sample of what it kind of feels like.
As the sound shifts around when you masturbate it can be quite intense.
Finally, during orgasm, there’s a pressure build-up behind the sound that draws out and intensifies the actual orgasm.
Allowing that pressure to build up and slowly push the sound out is both an intense sensation as well as visually stimulating, watching your cum launch the sound out. :)
Again, I’m only providing a description of why it’s appealing but it needs to be layered with caution.
It is not for the faint of heart or someone not willing to do the research.
Does it hurt?
No, it should never hurt.
You should use plenty of lube and gradually allow the sound to sink in with just gravity.
Some people actually use larger and larger sounds to make the urethra larger in diameter.
This can cause some pain and soreness but it is more extreme than you need to take it.
Why is it safe to do this?
Well, there is always some risk. Main risk is infection.
That can be mitigated by sterilizing and making sure your lube is sterile.
Individually packaged single use surgical lube is what I’d recommend.
Bottled lubed can contain preservatives and could cultivate bacterial.
Another, less likely, risk is perforation which is usually caused by using sound that is too small/thin/narrow.
It’s actually safer to use the largest diameter sound that will fit comfortably.”
“Does it hurt afterwards when urinating? In general how does sounding feel?”
“At first urinating afterward did burn a bit, but as I’ve done it more, it burns much less.
It’s gotten to the point now where it only burns for a second or two the first time I pee after sounding.
Then it’s fine.
As far as in general, it feels amazing!
One of my favorite things to do is insert it all the way and then slowly rotate the bit that sticks out at the end.
The sensations deep inside as the whole sound rotates are indescribable.”
Bringing It All Together
Finally, if you're looking for a like-minded community with nice videos, photos of how it actually looks like, check Sounding SubReddit.
You can easily message some of the members and I'm sure they will be more than happy to help further with the advice.
And…if this was too much, try prostate milking first!
Stay safe and enjoy! 🍷