No real scientific study has been done to either confirm or reject the theory, that wearing a chastity cage device (cock cage), will irreversible shrink your penis.
But that doesn’t prevent you from asking the questions:
- Is Chastity Shrinkage a thing?
- Will my penis get smaller from wearing a chastity cage?
Wearing a Chastity Cage 24/7 for an extended period of time (over 1-2 months) can temporarily cause your penis to become smaller. This causes what is popularly called Chastity Shrinkage. It refers to the decrease in penis size after wearing a Chastity Cage.
But your penis will shortly after releasing it from the cage regain normal size – typically 2-5 days according to most people.
Much like using a penis pump or a penis extender (like Male Edge or Jes Extender) will temporarily increase your penis size, so will a chastity cage worn for extended periods decrease your penis size making it visible smaller in both flaccid and erected state. But very few studies and people claim that penis pumps or extenders increase size permanently, and the same goes for chastity cages.
Chastity cages don’t make your penis smaller indefinitely – at least not by default without any other reasons behind it.
The big !but! – How you penis might actually stay small
The above explanation on how normally wearing a chastity cage on your penis, or having it in other restricting entrapments for extended time periods will temporarily decrease penis size comes with a big but.
A Chastity Cage can in fact decrease your penis size for good, if damage occurs.
Consider your penis for a minute. It is basically a big meatball. No bones or special tissue. But that doesn’t mean that you are necessarily always safe.
If you are predisposed to certain penile diseases, such as Peyronie’s disease* wearing a chastity cage for long periods of time might cause irreversible damage to your tissue and cause your penis to become permanently crocked or smaller.
*a condition resulting from fibrous scar tissue that develops in the penis and causes curved and/or painful erections.
Anecdotal evidence that your penis will permanently be smaller
Some men report permanent penis shrinkage after wearing a chastity cage. However, a plethora of reasons can be attributed to this:
- Diseases provoked by wearing the chastity cage.
- Weight gain during the wearing period, resulting in smaller measurements.
- Wishful thinking and biased measurement. Some men fetishize getting a smaller penis through chastity shrinkage and therefore either unconsciously or consciously will measure and report a smaller penis from wearing a cage.
- Getting older does things to your hormone levels and consequently your body, that can sometimes be unexplainable. But correlation (your penis getting smaller while wearing a chastity cage for a long time) does not mean causation (your penis getting smaller because of wearing a chastity cage for a long time).
- Drop in testosterone levels – see the story below:
What can cause your penis to become smaller while wearing a chastity cage?
The most fact-based evidence to suggest, that wearing a chastity cage can cause your penis to become smaller is the fact, that you are not able to get erections in them.
The lack of erections, or more specifically increased blood flow to your penis, have been reported to cause penis tissue atrophy of up to 10%. This stresses the importance of choosing a chastity cage in the right size, that allows for at least slight arousal.
We haven’t even discussed another really concerning issue:
The possibility for ED (erectile dysfunction).
Again, we have to rely mainly on anecdotal evidence. But, some men report:
- Complete erectile dysfunction for long periods after being ‘released’.
- Shorter periods of erectile dysfunction for short periods.
- Not being able to get a hard boner for both long and short periods of unfettered erections.
- Tightness of the skin during erections after removing the chastity cage.
While it may be a real risk to your ability to wear a chastity cage for long periods of time, choosing the right chastity cage and size will definitely help keep those problems at bay.
It is important to leave room for slight arousal and erection.
The anecdotal evidence
The smaller the more comfortable – a true dilemma
The real problem is, that one the one side, you want a chastity cage that is super comfortable. And on the other side, you don’t want to run any risks of suffering from Chastity Shrinking, and getting a permanently smaller penis.
A lot of Chastity cage pros report, that typically they find smaller chastity cages more comfortable.
The reason for this is, that there is not as much room to grow into, this in turn keeps you from getting as aroused. It basically stops erections before they really start. This is where the comfort aspect and the danger lies.
On the one hand, it is more comfortable, as you don’t have to deal with feeling the pain of your boner pressing against the cage walls.
On the other hand, this is also what restricts blood flow to your penis, which is healthy – and the same reason wearing a cock ring for an extended time period is not recommended.
So, there is this rumor going around, that if you were a chastity cage for long enough, you WILL end up suffering from Atrophy in the skin at the penis.
Just for clarity:
“The penis is composed of 3 spongy cylinders. The three cylinders consist of paired corpora cavernosa and a single corpus spongiosum. The crural (roots) of the corpora cavernosa attach at the under surface of the ischiopubic rami as two separate structures.” Boston University School of Medicine.
Well, nobody understands that crap. So let me translate it into something the average Joe can understand.
The penis is a muscle. And like with other muscles, the lack of exercise will decrease your muscle size, and vice versa. Except, if you take steroids, you are actually very likely to get a smaller penis and testicles. But that is a completely different story, and not something you would do, would you?
With the penis, the lack of exercise can be translated into the lack of erection or arousal.
But just because you are experiencing penis atrophy, it doesn’t mean your penis will stay a smaller size. If it is even a visible difference in the first place.
You have to be locked up in a chastity cage for a considerably long time for any differences to be visible. We are talking 3-6 months at least.