You’re Sticking What…Where?
While most of you may know me as an author of erotic romance in a variety of genres, some may not be aware that I’m also an avid reader. (Not a shocker huh?) I love to read and review in my spare time and one of my favorite genres to do this for is m/m and BDSM. So recently I downloaded a couple of books by J.A Rock and Lisa Henry, from their The BOY series. This series appealed to me because of its darker, even edgier feel to it. As I was reading, imagine my surprise when I ran across Derek using urethral sounds on Lane, his submissive.
Don’t know what that is? According to Wikipedia:
Urethral sounding is the medical use of probes called sounds to increase the inner diameter of the urethra and to locate obstructions in it. Sounds are also used to stretch the urethra in order to receive genital piercing.
Okay…we’re talking a medical instrument here? This shouldn’t be a total surprise. The naughty nurse and patient fantasy is probably one of the biggest role play fantasies around. So in essence what Derek was using a slender stainless steel rod inside of Lane’s dick to stimulate and pleasure his sub.
Of course being the curious kitty that I am, I wanted to actually see what they looked like. The book had been pretty good about describing the usage and precautions of using them, (sanitize with rubbing alcohol, use plenty of good lube and of course take it slow…lol) but I actually wanted to see what one looked like. *grins* And Google is such a wonderful thing! After a few hits and misses my screen was flooded with all kinds of images from the bizarre – that looks weird to ouch – you’re planning on putting that where?
There is a wide variety of sounds that range from straight to curved ones. There are even specialty ones that are ribbed, beaded or have a bulbous head on them. It amazes me what someone might insert in such a sensitive area.
Straight Sounds (Hegar Sounds): don’t let the name fool you. These sounds are not completely straight. They normally are about 8 inches in length and go from 1/16th to 5/8th inches. I will admit these look a bit more intimidating to me than the curved ones. Especially the 5/8th one. This particular set comes with 8 sounds…each one having a different size at each end.
Curved Sounds: are usually up to twelve inches in length and are curved on either end. These are best used with beginners and from various articles I’ve read, are not the most comfortable if the penis is erect. They usually come in sets and range from 1/8th of inch to 9/16th of inch.
Bulbous Sounds: this particular set of sounds looks like something right out of a torture film. With a large bulbous head on each sound, this kind of sound appeals to those who have fetishes for older medical versions of this instrument. (these were originally used to measure the size of a woman’s cervix.)
So there you have it. You can claim you learned something new today. And while I may be bit on the kinky side, well maybe more than little… *winks* if I happened upon two guys using these on each other…well I’d stop and watch.
*information and pictures of individual sounds came from: http://www.fiftyshadesofdesire.com/
Dakota is a simple Midwest girl, who found her passion in storytelling at a young age. She wrote her first novel her freshman year on an old electric IBM typewriter. Now writing in several different genres from erotic romance and BDSM to m/m and paranormal, she is a published author with multiple books under her belt. When she isn’t writing, she’s a devoted band mom and a loving wife. More information about Dakota and her work can be found on www.dakotatrace.net.