Urethral Sounds are for probing and dilating passages within the body. Some people enjoy the pleasurable sensations urethral sounds and penis plugs as the urethra is filled with sensitive nerve endings which respond well to stimulation. Here we will break down the different styles of sounds. We will also go over materials, sizes, shapes and other characteristics to look for.
Urethral sounds usually come in sets with numerous sizes which allow you to gradually graduate over time. This means you can enjoy your set of sounds for years to come. The long, slender rods often have curves in order to stimulate your urethra and bladder. Here’s the breakdown of the different styles of Urethral sounds to look out for.
Hegar sounds are gently curved S shaped urethral sounds with two different diameters on each end. Both men and women can enjoy the delightful sensations that a set of Hegar urethral sounds provide. Urethral play beginners as well as experts enjoy the sensual feel of a Hegar sound slipping in and out of their urethra. The shape makes the Hegar sound set perfect for first timers.
Van Buren sounds are long, thin J shaped urethral sounds which closely match the path within a man’s urethral tract. The curved tip is perfect for stimulating the prostate gland from inside your bladder for amazing sensations. The Van Buren sound should only be used while your penis is soft and if you become aroused while your Van Buren sound is inserted (and who wouldn’t?) you will need to wait until your erection subsides before removing your sound.
Bakes, Rosebud, Bullet
This simple sound has three names: Bakes sounds, Rosebud sounds and Bullet Sounds. This sound has a long, thin rod with a bulbous end, much like a rosebud. This bullet shaped tip stimulates the urethra much like a string of anal beads would. Imagine the scintillating sensation you’ll experience as this single bead pops in and out of the tip of your penis. These are a favorite with both men and women and the straight shape makes it easier to insert even if your penis is erect. For added your added pleasure, the Bakes sounds can be warmed up or cooled down as they do retain temperature.
Dittle sounds are straight rods with a rounded tip and a flat end; they are loved by sounding experts and novices alike. Dittle Sound Sets come in a kit of graduating sizes, perfect for urethral stretching without the curves to worry about if you become aroused during play. While the flat end at the top makes a great handle for added control of your Dittle sound, it also makes it a great connector for electro sex. Simply attach an electro pad to the top and stick the other to your leg or scrotum for an amazing urethral electro sex experience!
The double ended Pratt sounds are long urethral sounds with a more defined curve than the Hegar sound. This extra length and slightly tighter curve means you can go further than your prostate gland for that little bit more sensation. Pratt sounds are usually double ended with a different size on each end so a kit of eight urethral sounds gives you sixteen different sizes. Both men and women can enjoy Pratt sounds.
The Sim sound is a long, gently curved urethral sound with a flattened handle for a better grip. The Sim sound is used in the medical setting as a uterine sound but men and women can both enjoy the Sim sound for urethral fun. The length is great for a good, deep probing while the handle keeps your sound from getting lost. The handle also makes a great point of contact for an electro sex connection for even more fun!
Hank sounds (also called Henk sounds in some places) are another double ended delight with a gentle curve in each end. Also used as a uterine dilator in the medical world, Hank sounds have found a home in the fetish world. The added bonus to the Hank sound is the pair of metal ribs, one on each side which acts as a stopper to prevent the sound from going any further than about 8.9cm (3.5 inches). Advanced users tend to delve even deeper and use this metal rib as a stimulating speed bump as they slowly move the Hank sound in and out of the urethra.
Urethral sounds come in so many different materials.
Medical Grade Stainless Steel
This is the most common material found for penis plugs and urethral sounds. Medical grade stainless steel can also be referred to as 316 surgical steel, this material is used for implants and body piercing jewellery. It is inexpensive and can be sterilized by boiling before being wiped down with alcohol swabs. It is non-porous, smooth and can come with many different finishes from brushed to mirror finish.
Silicone is an inert, body safe material which is non porous and hypo-allergenic. Penis plugs and sounds made from silicone material come in bright cheerful colors and are soft and flexible. Some prefer the flexibility of silicone plugs and sounds as it is safer to masturbate while using them. Silicone sounds and plugs move and flex with the body unlike metal. Look for items listed as pure platinum silicone or medical grade as they are the highest quality and won’t contain harmful substances like phthalates. Silicone can be boiled, autoclaved and washed with a 10% bleach water solution.