5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Penis Plug

I have personally come across quite a number of good penis plugs. If it is your first time shopping for one how do you go about choosing a penis plug?  How do you differentiate from the good, the bad and the ugly?

During all this time, I have come to learn how to differentiate the good from the bad. Plus, my not-so-good experiences with a good number of bad penis plug in the past have all forced me to be very careful with the choices I make today.  Now you see loads of different kinds of penis plugs being introduced.

What is A Penis Plug?

First things first.  Before I give you my tips on how to choose the best penis plug, it will make sense if we first know what this thing is.

A penis plug is an object that is inserted into the urethra and so is also known as a urethral sounding sex toy.

Although it is named a penis plug it may also be inserted into the urethra of a woman as well. The most popular are surgical stainless steel plugs, wands or sounds that are normally inserted into the urethra just for pure erotic purposes. It is something anyone can try and most people find them unbelievably erotic.  Most men and women get turned on with urethral play as the nerve endings in the urethra are super sensitive.

When used correctly can achieve ultimate orgasms. When used incorrectly can be a very painful an dangerous experience.

How Do I Choose A Penis Plug?

Truth be told, for most sex toy shoppers, choosing the correct penis plug is one of the most stressing and difficult things on the whole journey to urethral joy.

Penis plug sex toys are generally not spoken about. They remain shrouded with mystery with very less public opinion and personal discussions to rely on.  Singling out the best from the crowded market can be quite confusing.

Well, if you are having trouble choosing the correct penis plugs for your own use, here are my handy tips on how to choose the best.  I use them every time I go out shopping for these items and so far have always gotten what I wanted.

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What is it That you Really Want? 

Although, finding a good penis plug depends on a number of factors, my preference and my body are some of the first things I take into great consideration before anything else.

On any given day, before I fork out my money for a cock plug, I first make sure it has been made to professional standards and using high quality materials.  My preference being surgical steel penis plugs. Most Chinese products are made using steel with an alloy coating which over time becomes dangerous as shards or aluminum come loose and can dislodge and pierce the urethra.

If this happens it will be a trip to the emergency room so each time you use a urethral plug check its condition for any bumps or shards that may or will cause injury.

My Favourites

I purchase Hells Couture Penis plugs as most are certified surgical steel.  They have randomly selected products and had lab test to ensure the material authenticity.

Stick to Starter Penis Plugs

If you are just getting started with these urethral sex toys items, I suggest you stick to the so-called beginner models, or starter penis plugs.

When I first tried my hands on these products, I first went for a beginner model. I was happy with all I could to do with them.  You also should do the same testing your urethra, what feels good and what doesn’t – and determining how much you enjoy dilating it.

They have been specifically designed for men or women who wish to try a urethral plug for the first time.

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What width and length is right for you?

When it comes to width that is really a personal preference and I cannot guess what is right for you without discussing it with you.

With the kind of experiences I have had with urethral play and my urethral journey the top any penis should comfortably accommodate 10mm in width. But as you go further down things get a little bit narrower.

Best bet is to actually start with a small (6-8mm) and see how things work out for you. I have tried this initially and it worked out quite well for me. My tip though is to ensure that the end of these ‘thinner plugs’ is a bit bulbous as novice users have a tendency to rush or force and may run the risk of ‘piercing’ the urethra with more pointed plugs.

As you progress in your plug journey most users will use nothing less than 10mm plugs.

Width in my opinion is more important than length

I have come to realize that is highly individual.  For example, an average man’s urethra canal is very narrow measuring a mere 2-4mm; however, while this can be stretched/dilated, it is important that it is not over stretched.

A good number of beginners’ penis plugs are extremely thin; around 6mm, which for me is a good size for people who are not used to this kind of stimulation. When it comes to the length, although that will largely depend on how you are endowed down there, I found starting with something around 8cm is a good point to start with.

At the end, when it comes to the size and length of your penis plug, it is important for people to know that often a smaller penis requires a shorter plug.  The first measure you need to take into consideration is the length of your penis.

What kinds of features should I look out for?

Most beginner’s penis plug models are small and normally come with no fancy additions like textured exteriors or a sharp tip.  With this, you will be able to insert without feeling any pain.

As you become more experienced and know how to play with these plugs you can then switch to those unique and more extreme styles.  Regular penis plug users will find the threshold between pleasure and pain delicious.  And push boundaries to be at that precipice that will achieve ultimate orgasm and pleasure.

It does not even stop there though.  It is very important to note that, at times, it is very difficult to keep a plug in place.  I now always go for a penis plug that comes with a slightly enlarged end. Called a stopper, or ring so it cannot slip inside the penis – called a glans ring For real, it cannot get better than that when you are able to wear a plug whilst walking around in public.

As a novice or beginner your plug should be pretty basic

Only feature that you may wish to try is a tapered on. Once you get the desire to experiment with penis plugs the boundaries are limitless and you can experiment with ridged, undulating, waves, vibrating, silicone, flexible, buddy plugs and more.

My personal preference are waved penis plugs as each cm of my urethra is being subjected to a different sensation as I slowly insert it in and out of my urethra.

Safety Using Penis Plugs

Last but not least, you must ensure that you’re using penis plugs safely. When it comes to how safe your penis plugs is, just like any other sexual toy out there.  Your safety is of paramount importance and must be taken into account at all times; I never take any chances.

For example, when I am out there buying this item whether for my own use of for a friend, I first make sure it is made of high quality and safe materials.  My preference being surgical steel. It must be safe for insertion into the body. I wouldn’t want something that will come and leave me with an avalanche of health problems and injuries for the sake of a few minutes of enjoyment.

Settle for nothing but the very best safe products – again my preference is hells couture plugs.

If you are a beginner. Repeat this mantra over and over 100 times before you have your first session.


Each time you are going to use your plug make sure it has been sterilized. This can be done by placing it in boiling water or using a sex toy cleaner that is antibacterial. You do not want a yeast infection down there.

When inserting it ensure it is lubricated.

A personal tip here.  The urethra like the anus. It ‘suck up’ water based lubricants and quickly become dry and then not become an erotic experience but a painful one.  So I use a silicone lubricant called Superslyde that covers the urethra with a silicone film that will not dry up and be lubricated for as long as you want to play.

Prior to Superslyde

However for me personally prior to applying the Superslyde I use a great antibacterial water based lubricant called Surgilube that I liberally apply to a plug and then insert it.

As an experienced user I use a starter plug to insert the Surgilube.  This allows the urethra to be covered with basically an antiseptic which is ‘sucked’ into the urethral wall. I allow a few minutes for this to happen and then apply the Superslyde to my plug of choice for that session.

This has held me in good stead and I have never had an injury of infection doing it this way.

Some plug users use numbing agents during penis plug play.

I cannot stress to you how personally I feel this is extremely dangerous. The whole aim of penis plug play is to enjoy the intense sensations created by urethral play.

Numbing it takes away the whole aim.  From a safety perspective if will not allow you to feel pain if something is going wrong either with the plug or your use.  To me it just is opening Pandora’s box regarding injury and more.

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Take Your Time Finding the right Penis Plug

At the end, it is important to note that it might take some time to find that perfect penis plug for your needs.

So if you are still in doubt, I suggest you start with the smallest and thinnest plug without a pointy end and you can find and work your way up from there. My own experience; it is always better to have a plug that is a bit too small than too large a one.

Besides, I always tell people that before making any choice, it will make sense if they can talk to some of their close friends who have tried them before. The more you know about their use the more comfortable you will be trying them and enjoying .

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5 Essential Steps To Insert A Penis Plug Safely!

A penis plug is a popular sex tool used for arousal, sexual experimentation and pleasure.

They liven up many men’s sexual experiences. The penis plug is usually used for urethral play. It usually makes the penile organ more responsive and sensitive while making erections stronger. It heightens and intensifies the feeling associated with an orgasm.

A basic penis plug is a smooth plug constructed out of metal or silicone and is inserted into the urethra. There are various slight design variations available in the market, and they may have a glans ring to keep the plug in place or may be textured. Other penis plugs have a central hole in order to allow sperm and urine to pass through.

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Steps to insert a Penis Plug Safely

1. Find the Best Plug

In case you are a novice and new to the penile plug experience, make sure you identify the best plug that will suit you. I would advise you to consider the round, tapered variety in order to prepare the usually sensitive urethra for a gentle stretch as the plug slides in. The most common metallic material for penis plugs is stainless steel or aluminum.

Silicone penis plugs are also available. Check out the various plug designs for safety. Some plugs have balls or discs and this prevents the plug from being inserted too far into the urethra. Penis plugs usually have a glans ring to keep it in place.

This is because the urethral muscles will be constantly trying to expel the penis ring.

2. Ensure it is Completely Sterile Before Use

I highly recommend that before inserting the penile plug into your urethra, it is imperative that you ensure that the plug is completely sterile. This is to avoid the very likely possibility of contracting a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in case of using a plug that is not properly sterilized.

Stainless steel and aluminum penis plugs are safe to boil and should be left to stand in boiling water for about 10 minutes before use. When handling the penis plug prior to use, it is important to have clean hands or use surgical gloves to avoid contaminating the plug.

I would advise you to rub of the penis plug with pure alcohol.  Use a high quality antibacterial to eliminate any chances of even the slightest bacterial count on the plug.

3. Use a Sterile Lubricant

I strongly recommend the judicial use of a sterile lubricant to the eye of your penis and the first few inches of the penis plug. I recommend the use of sterile lubricants like Surgilube, which is water based and Very Deep Urethral Lubricant. The water base actually facilitates easier insertion of the penis plug.

You may also try out silicone lubricants such as Super Slyde Silicone Lubricant. Never use saliva as a lubricant as this may introduce bacteria and may cause Urinary Tract Infections.

4.  Penis Should be Flaccid before Inserting

Before inserting the penis plug it is important to note that your penis should be flaccid and not erect. After applying enough lubricant on the penis plug and the urethra, gently and slowly insert the penis plug safely through the eye of your penis.

In case you encounter any resistance, you should stop the procedure until your urethra relaxes then you can proceed with the insertion. Do not force the penis plug in as this may damage the wall of your otherwise sensitive urethra.

I would advise novices and first timers to take their time to learn and discover what works best for them.

5. At this Point Arousal will Begin

At this point with the penis plug safely in place, you may begin to experience arousing stimulation. I would advise you to move the plug in and out in order to intensify the sensations.

At this juncture, your penis will become erect and the experience is actually akin to masturbation. The experience will be heightened if your mind state is relaxed. In case the penis plug is solid throughout and does not have a hole, I strongly advise you to remove the penis plug safely before ejaculation.  This is to avoid embarrassing medical interventions or retrograde ejaculations.

After much experimenting and use, you may soon realize wearing the penis plug during sexual intercourse will create a harder erection and restrict ejaculation.  This has the gratifying effect of making your cum longer and stronger.

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