Sounding, a rod in the knob
- by WiseHarsh
Sounding forms part of medical play and isn’t a very popular fetish among kinksters. It is considered somewhat dangerous, and you need to have some knowledge or expertise when you decide to include this in your dynamic.
What is sounding?
Sounding is actually a medical procedure used the unblock, probe, or clear the urethra. In medical play, it is used as a form of dominance and submission, and those that participate in sounding say it creates a heightened sense of sensation and pleasure.
How do you sound?
Usually, a stainless steel rod is inserted into the urethra of a penis towards the bladder.
Sounding is usually done on a penis, but it can be used on vaginas as well; of course, different rods or sounding instruments are used as the urethras are differently shaped. So regardless of your sex, you can try this fetish out.
Remember the joke; anything can be a dildo if you are brave enough? Well, the same can be said for sounding; you can stick just about anything slender in your urethra. I have heard of knitting needles being used as well as glass rods; however, the most popular instrument is a stainless steel rod.
You need to remember that you are inserting a foreign object into your body, into a susceptible organ that could quickly become infected or cause damage if not correctly inserted or removed. Stainless steel, preferably medical-grade, won’t break or cut you, which is a possible risk if you use glass or plastic. You need to be able to sterilize all objects that will be inserted into your urethra to avoid any potential infections.
You might wonder why someone would even consider this? Many people enjoy the risk and taboo effect of dangerous kinks, but ultimately it’s the way it feels for them. The ultimate goal of sounding is stimulating the prostate, and the sounding rod will pass through the prostate gland, which increases the intensity and sensation experienced by your partner. You are massaging their prostate gland from “within” their body.
If this is something you are interested in, you need to do as much research as possible. There are many risks involved, from infections like UTIs to possibly puncturing the urethra or bladder. Always make sure you have safewords or signals in place if your partner wants to stop. There might be pain or discomfort experienced by your partner from the play; however, if there is any blood or pain after play, it would be best to get them to a Doctor, and as embarrassing as it might be, always be honest with the Doctor, I am sure they have seen and heard a lot worse.
Always play safe and take it slow in the beginning.
Sounding is actually a medical procedure used the unblock, probe, or clear the urethra. In medical play, it is used as a form of dominance and submission, and those that participate in sounding say it creates a heightened sense of sensation and pleasure. How do you sound? Usually, a stainless steel rod is inserted into the urethra of a penis towards the bladder.