The 5 Best Silicone Sounds for Serious Pokey Pleasure
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Which is Better: Silicone Sounds or Stainless Steel?
To answer this question, you’ll first need to determine your level of experience and the goal of your sounding journey. If you’re a complete beginner, have lots of sounding questions, and are a bit wary of sticking something inside your penis then silicone penis sounds are the way to go. Not only are these toys less visually intimidating then their steel counterparts, but they can also bend to fit inside your urethra, making them more comfortable to use overall.
If you’re after something a bit more “intense” than you’ll want to choose a stainless steel sound. These don’t have any flexibility but offer more stimulation than silicone penis sounds. If you’d like to take things even further, investing in a urethra vibrator is always an option!
What Are Silicone Sounds?
A silicone sound is a type of urethra probe that’s designed to be inserted into the urethra, stimulating internal nerves (depending on the length, silicone sounds may also stimulate the prostate). Although less intense than their metal counterparts, silicone sounds have the advantage of being more flexible. This flexibility allows them to adjust to the curves of the urethra, making them ideal for people after deep insertion.
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The 5 Best silicone sounds in Test
Master Series Silicone Urethral Sound Set
If the idea of sounding sounds appeal to you, but sticking a metal item in your urethra does not, chances are, you’re probably considering silicone sounds. This silicone sounding set from Master Series is perfect for the curious beginner, offering three different sounds of six different sizes, making them ideal for people who aren’t quite sure which diameter is for them. These silicone sounds are fairly flexible which is ideal since the vast majority of men don’t have a perfectly straight penis. The flexibility (combined with sterile lube) will make insertion much easier, and the entire experience much more enjoyable. Made of high-quality silicone, latex-free, and measuring 7 inches long, give silicone sounding a try with this set from Master Series!
This silicone sounding set from Master Series is ideal for complete beginners. Our only complaint would be that this is a set, not a kit, which means you’ll need to purchase sterile lube separately. Besides that, everything checks out! The silicone used is flexible enough to comfortably fit inside of your urethra but stiff enough to insert easily. At seven inches long, the sounds should be long enough to provide direct prostate stimulation, although men with longer penises may need to look elsewhere. However, for the majority of men, this set will be perfect, and the set isn’t limited to penis owners either: people of any gender can enjoy this set! At only $35 for three silicone sounds, this set provides a great value for your money.
Ouch! Beginner's 3mm/5mm Silicone Urethral Dilator Set
If standard silicone sounds don’t seem exciting enough for you, then perhaps this set from Ouch! will do the trick! The smaller plug has an insertable length of 3 inches, beginning at 3mm wide and growing progressively thicker towards the end. The large plug measures 5mm in diameter, 4.5 inches of insertable length, and has a bumpy ribbed design for extra urethra stimulation. Designed for beginners who want to progress to thicker sounds without needing to purchase multiple sets, start thin and go thicker at your own pace using the Ouch! Beginner’s Silicone Urethral Dilator Set!
Although this set advertises itself as great for beginners, that’s not entirely true. In actuality, the 5mm should be suitable for most beginners as the sound measures at a maximum of 5 mm across on each bumper. However, the “3mm” sound measures 3mm across at the tip, steadily tapered to around 8mm in diameter. This size is too big for complete beginners, which is somewhat misleading and potentially aggravating for anyone who purchases this set. Still, the fact that it’s tapered means that it will provide users with something to work towards, despite not being able to insert the entire toy initially. If you are a complete beginner who wants two sounds you can use right away then this set isn’t for you. That said, if you want one sound you can use now & one sound you can work up towards then this kit would be a worthwhile purchase.
Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Hollow Urethral Plug Set
Silicone sounding can be exciting, but if you’re a complete beginner then you might be worried about not being able to remove the sound after you’ve inserted it. Thanks to the ringed design of these Ouch! silicone sounds, you can put all of these worries aside and focus on the task at hand! Made of high-quality silicone that’s phthalate-free, flexible, and hypoallergenic, you’ll have three distinctly-designed silicone sounds to choose from. Whether you prefer a larger tip, a bumpy design, or overall length, this kit has everything you’ll need (besides lube) to start silicone sounding!
You get a pretty good variety of silicone sounds in this set. Although—like most of these sets—you’ll still need to purchase some sterile lube before using them, the sounds themselves are very high-quality. The soft, flexible silicone used makes them extremely easy to insert, which might actually leave you wanting for more (the main complaint was that these sounds aren’t long enough). For a complete beginner, these are perfect, as they offer a non-intimidating way to try urethral sounding without spending too much money. However, more experienced users will definitely want to skip this set, since the moderate width and short length likely won’t be enough to achieve the desired effects.
OUCH! Silicone Vibrating Urethra Plug
When you’re in the market for a silicone urethral sound, you’ll quickly realize that there are many options, but many look alike! If you want something a bit different then a vibrating sound might be right up your alley. The thin design makes insertion an easy task, and the vibrations more than make up for the lack of width once you turn them on. Choose from 20 different vibrations settings and get to know your body a bit better over the course of an hour (or less, if you prefer). Once you’re done, simply plug the toy back in, wait two hours, and you can start again whenever you want!
This silicone sound might be thinner than some of the other silicone sounds on this list, but its uniform diameter and length design make it perfect for the task at hand: delivering stimulating vibration directly to the urethra. Offering 4.1 inches of insertable length, there are plenty of good times to be had with this little rechargeable unit. The battery life of an hour is fairly good, although the charging time takes twice as long, which is a downside. The controller itself has a good design, fitting nicely in the hand & allowing simple, one-button use. Having multiple buttons (or a digital display) would have been a nice touch, but at this price point, we really can’t complain.
Master Series Silicone Cum-Thru D-Ring Penis Plug
If using silicone sounds is part of your daily routine, then chances are, you’ve probably outgrown your current collection. Fancy a challenge? Introducing the Master Series Silicone Cum-Thru D-Ring Penis Plug! This bad boy might only be 3.18 inches long (2.19 inches of insertable length) but it boasts a wide maximum diameter of 0.42 inches, making it a solid option for more experienced urethra sounding enthusiasts. Its pass-through design allows fluids to travel through the plug, meaning you won’t need to take it out before urinating or ejaculating. Complete with a D-ring for easy removal, this penis plug is the challenge you never knew you wanted to try!
The price point is our main complaint with this silicone sound. Costing almost $28, you could purchase three smaller silicone sounds for the price of this one. Of course, this one is far thicker than the competition, which could win over some potential buyers. That said, its maximum width of 0.42 inches (10.66mm) makes it way too thick for beginners, so we can only really recommend this to more experienced users. However, they might object that this toy is too short, seeing as it’s 3.18 inches long with an insertable length of only 2.19 inches. Ultimately, this is going to be a hit-or-miss item for a lot of people, but if you prefer maximum width over maximum length, then we think you should definitely consider picking one of these penis plugs up.
Stainless Steel Sounds
If the flexibility of silicone sounds is becoming a burden, you might consider trying non-bendable stainless steel sounds instead. Here are a few that we recommend.
Does Sounding Feel Good?
Yes (but only if you do it right!). The reason sounding feels pleasurable is because your urethra contains a plethora of highly-sensitive nerves, which can be easily stimulated using metal or silicone sounds. If inserted enough, a sounding toy can even provide direct prostate stimulation, making them all the more appealing to any penis owners out there.
How to Sound Safely
Like with many other types of sex toys, the most important part of sounding safely is using lubricant. While any type of lube you use must be sterile, the exact type you use (water-based, oil-based, silicone-based) depends on the type of sound you are using. Failure to properly lubricate before sounding can lead to internal tearing, urethra damage, bleeding, or infection.
How to Use Silicone Sounds
Not 100% sure how to use your new silicone sound? Here’s a quick overview.
Make Sure Your Silicone Sounds Are Sterile
This applies both to brand new toys and sounds you already owned. Silicone can be sterilized using boiling water (refer to the next section for more detailed instructions).
Using a sterile lube, apply lubricant to both your urethra opening and the sound. Make sure to cover the entire insertable part of the sound with lube, and feel free to apply it liberally. Using too little lube can lead to insertion issues and urethral damage.
Insert the Silicone Sound
You’ll want to be as relaxed as possible before attempting to insert your sound. Once you’re relaxed, place the tip of the sound on the entrance of your urethra and slowly insert the sound. If you have a penis, you’ll find insertion will be easiest if you’re only partially erect (not fully erect or completely flaccid). If you’ve properly lubed your sound, the toy should go in without much resistance (use gravity to your advantage). Eventually, you might reach a “wall”, or point where the sound won’t insert any farther. If this happens, wait a few minutes and see if it can go in farther. Gentle rotations may also help. If the sound still won’t go any further, then you’ve reached your limit. Avoid forcing the sound into your urethra.
How to Clean Silicone Sounds
Fortunately, silicone can be easily sterilized using only boiling water! First, you’ll need to fill up a pot with water and heat the water until it’s boiling. Next, drop your toy into the water and leave it there for at least three minutes. Afterwards, you can remove the toy. Make sure to completely dry your toy off before storing it away, as leaving moisture behind promotes bacterial growth. If your sounding toy is electric, the insertable length of your sound may or may not be able to be sterilized using the method above (depending on the design). Refer to your user manual for further instruction.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.