The 4 Best Sounding Kits for Beginners to Help Discover Urethral Pleasure

Kevin Foley
by Kevin FoleyUpdated:

Sounding is becoming increasingly popular, but it still isn’t a mainstream sexual practice. As such, urethral sounding for beginners is something that’s very hard to get into (mainly because it’s hard to know where to start!). Fortunately, we’ve recognized this problem and created this list of options for people like you! Going in blind likely won’t result in the best experience. Even worse, it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Let’s do things the safe (and smart) way instead. Below, we’ve gathered four kits worth considering. Whether you’re looking for silicone or stainless steel, you can find the perfect sounding kit for beginners that you’ve been searching for on the list below. Keep reading to see our top-tier options!

Test Winner4.4Beginner's Urethral Plug Set rating 4.4
Cheapest4.4Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set rating 4.4
Spiral4.5Spiral Screw Sounding Set rating 4.5
4.6Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit rating 4.6
Beginner's Urethral Plug SetBeginner's Urethral Dilator SetSpiral Screw Sounding SetRosebud Urethral Sounds Kit
Beginner's Urethral Plug SetBeginner's Urethral Dilator SetSpiral Screw Sounding SetRosebud Urethral Sounds Kit
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Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made of silicone
  • Flexible
  • Three different length
  • Doesn’t include lube
  • No storage case
  • No color options
  • Made of silicone
  • Two textures/designs
  • Flexible
  • Cheap
  • Only includes two sounds
  • Length may be intimidating
  • Includes 4 sounds
  • Made of high-quality silicone
  • Spiral design
  • Good value-for-money
  • More expensive than alternative options
  • Length may intimidate
  • No texture variation
  • Comes in velvet-lined case
  • Ideal for temperature play
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Wide range of thicknesses
  • Expensive
  • Rosebud design isn’t for everyone

How We Selected Each Sounding Kit for Beginners

It’s vital to make sure you choose high-quality, body-safe equipment when sounding. This is especially important if it’s your first time! If you were wondering why this list is relatively short (compared to many of our other lists), that’s why: not many kits could make the cut!

Fortunately, we were able to find four different options. Every sounding kit for beginners listed below met the high-quality and body-safe requirements, but we also took a few other factors into consideration.

We selected kits based on their relative ease of use, product design, value for money, and available customer feedback. Using these various factors, we’ve created the beginner-friendly list you’ll soon see below!

How We Selected Each Sounding Kit for Beginners
Read more about how we test products.

Is Sounding Safe?

This wouldn’t be a good article if—in addition to helping you find the best sounding kit for beginners—we didn’t also cover the pros and cons of sounding. Let’s start with the pros first!

Pros:

  • Provides unique stimulation to the urethra
  • Offers a way to directly stimulate the prostate
  • Longer & stronger orgasms (potentially)
  • Sometimes enjoyed alongside CBT

Cons:

  • Increases the chance of getting an infection (UTI)
  • Increases potential of damage to the urethra
  • Possibility of urethral strictures (urethral scarring)
  • Sound can be lost in urethra if not careful

Reviews of the 4 best sounding kit for beginners

Test Winner Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Urethral Plug Set

4.4/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.4/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.7/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Kevin Foley

User Ratings:

4.1/5.0

Based on 15 user reviews

95/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Urethral Plug Set was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the sounding kit for beginners.

95/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Urethral Plug Set was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

95/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Urethral Plug Set was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Cheap

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Urethral Plug Set was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is affordable compared to other sounding kit for beginners.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look at the Ouch! Beginner's Silicone Urethral Plug Set

If you’re looking for the best sounding kit for beginners then you certainly can’t go wrong with this sounding set from Ouch!

The kit includes three different sounds, each with its own unique length, texture, and loop-ring (for easy removal once you’re finished).

Affordably priced, flexible, and made of high-quality silicone, this kit is the perfect option for the curious-but-cautious beginner!

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made of silicone
  • Flexible
  • Three different length

Cons

  • Doesn’t include lube
  • No storage case
  • No color options

My verdict

Many sounding tools for beginners are made of silicone. Silicone is a flexible and relatively comfortable material, but this softness can make it challenging to insert. Fortunately, since the sounds included in this kit are relatively short, these specific sounds will be slightly easier to insert!

Beyond the beginner-friendly lengths, each sound comes equipped with a loop-ring, which makes it impossible to over-insert the sound (while also making removal a breeze!). The kit doesn’t come with a case, but you could always use the original packaging until you found a suitable storage option.

Overall, we highly recommend this sounding kit. It’s small enough to be non-intimidating, big enough to be highly stimulating, and safe enough for any sounding enthusiast to enjoy without worry!

Buy, if you...

  1. Want multiple sizes
  2. Are brand new to sounding
  3. Need hollow plugs

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Need more than 4.5” of length
  2. Want solid plugs
  3. Prefer metal sounds

Cheapest Ouch! Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set

4.5/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.5/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.4/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Kevin Foley

User Ratings:

4.5/5.0

Based on user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the sounding kit for beginners.

85/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set was rated 85 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

95/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Cheap

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Ouch! Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is affordable compared to other sounding kit for beginners.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look at the Ouch! Beginner's Urethral Dilator Set

This is one of the cheapest sets you’ll find when it comes to urethral sounding for beginners. Despite that, Ouch! still manages to provide us with an excellent product!

This two-piece sounding set includes one smooth, tapered sound and one thin, ribbed sound.

Offering two textures and two thicknesses, this simple kit should keep sounding beginners occupied (and satisfied) for quite a while!

Pros

  • Made of silicone
  • Two textures/designs
  • Flexible
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Only includes two sounds
  • Length may be intimidating

My verdict

This kit includes two solid sounding tools for beginners. Of course, the downside is that it only contains two sounds. Still, considering the low price point, we’d definitely say that this is acceptable.

Although this sounding kit for beginners gives you two options, we think complete beginners should try the ribbed sound first. Being slightly thinner, it should be much easier to insert. Once you’re used to the process, then you can give the thicker sound a try.

Made of the same high-quality silicone as their other toys and offered at a great price, we definitely recommend this budget-friendly option to the sounding first-timers out there!

Buy, if you...

  1. Are new to sounding
  2. Want texture variety
  3. Only need two sounds

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Want 3+ sounds
  2. Expect to use both right away
  3. Often neglect cleaning toys

Spiral Ouch! Beginner Spiral Screw Sounding Set

4.5/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.5/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Kevin Foley

User Ratings:

0/5.0

Based on user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Ouch! Beginner Spiral Screw Sounding Set was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the sounding kit for beginners.

90/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Ouch! Beginner Spiral Screw Sounding Set was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

90/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Ouch! Beginner Spiral Screw Sounding Set was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Affordable

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Ouch! Beginner Spiral Screw Sounding Set was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look at the Ouch! Beginner Spiral Screw Sounding Set

This sounding kit for beginners is a bit different than the other sounding set options we’ve looked at so far. For one, these sounds all use a unique spiral design. Another difference? They’re all almost a foot long!

Of course, you needn’t actually insert them this far, but this kit will definitely give you enough length to insert your sound(s) without issue.

Featuring diameters ranging from .3cm to .6cm, this kit packs more than enough to give you a great start to your sounding journey!

Pros

  • Includes 4 sounds
  • Made of high-quality silicone
  • Spiral design
  • Good value-for-money

Cons

  • More expensive than alternative options
  • Length may intimidate
  • No texture variation

My verdict

f you’re trying to buy sounding tools for beginners that will have a lot of potential (even after you’ve gotten accustomed to sound), then this is definitely a kit we recommend. Not only is the length more than sufficient, but the variety of thicknesses is also a plus.

Understandably, this kit costs a bit more than the kits with only two or three sounds. However, considering the total cost is still less than $50, we think it’s a fair asking price.

If you’d like a completely beginner-friendly option, one of the less intimidating kits may be a better option. On the other hand, if you just know that sounding is something you’re sure to be into for a long time, this kit might just give you the best value for your money!

Buy, if you...

  1. Are new to sounding
  2. Like the spiral design
  3. Want lengthy sounds

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for short sounds
  2. Want to spend as little as possible
  3. Prefer metal sounds

Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit

4.6/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.6/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.5/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Kevin Foley

User Ratings:

4.7/5.0

Based on user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the sounding kit for beginners.

85/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit was rated 85 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

96/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit was rated 96 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Premium

Price ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice ratingPrice rating
PricePrice

Rating: Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit was rated 5 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

Beginner: Suited for those new to the world of sex toys. These products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, providing a gentle introduction to enhance your experiences. Whether you're exploring for the first time or looking for something straightforward, these items are a perfect starting point.

IntermediateIntermediate

Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.

AdvancedAdvanced

Advanced: Designed for the experienced and adventurous. These products cater to those who are well-acquainted with sex toys and are seeking more intense or diverse sensations. If you're looking to push boundaries and explore the depths of pleasure, these items are crafted just for you.

A Closer Look at the Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit

Our last urethral sounding for beginners kit steps away from the silicone sounding set options we’ve been looking at: these sounds are made from stainless steel!

Packed away within this velvet-lined carrying case you’ll find eight different sounds, each with a different diameter. Ranging from 6mm to 13mm, this kit should keep you satisfied for a while.

Looking for a non-flexible (but still beginner-friendly) way to get into sounding? If so, then the Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit is for you!

Pros

  • Comes in velvet-lined case
  • Ideal for temperature play
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Wide range of thicknesses

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Rosebud design isn’t for everyone

My verdict

As the only sounding kit for beginners included in this list, the Rosebud Sounds Kit has big shoes to fill. Fortunately, we think it’s managed to pull it off. While these sounding tools for beginners do look a bit visually intimidating, they’re actually sized appropriately.

Since the kit contains a grand total of eight sounds, you’ll have plenty of sizing options to choose from, which means this kit should keep you engaged for a while. It’s much more pricey than the other options we’ve gone over so far. However, considering that these sounds are made of metal (and the fact that you’ll receive eight), we think the price is fair.

Overall, this is just a good kit. If you’re ready to begin your sounding journey but don’t want to mess around with silicone, just pick up the Rosebud Urethral Sounds Kit instead!

Buy, if you...

  1. Want metal sounds
  2. Need a dedicated storage case
  3. Love having options

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Want silicone sounds
  2. Need a budget-friendly option
  3. Don’t want eight sounds

Comparison of the 4 best sounding kit for beginners

BestTest Winner Cheapest Spiral null
Overall score4.4 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 - 4.6 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.7 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
User rating4.1 / 5.0
from 15 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 9 users
- 4.7 / 5.0
from 3 users
PriceCheap Cheap Affordable Premium
Design95 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100
Ease of use95 / 100 85 / 100 90 / 100 85 / 100
Quality95 / 100 95 / 100 90 / 100 96 / 100
Sound----
Power----
Buzzy/Rumbly----
MaterialsSilicone Silicone Silicone Stainless Steel
Insertable length2 inches, 3.75 inches, 4.5 inches3 inches, 4.5 inches11.65 inches-
Diameter0.15 - 0.17 inches0.11 inches to 0.19 inches0.118 inches, 0.157 inches, 0.197 inches, 0.23 inches0.23 inches to 0.51 inches
Storage Bag IncludedNo No No Yes
FlexibilityFlexible Flexible Flexible No
AllergiesPhthalate-Free Phthalate-free Hypoallergenic -
Length--11.8 inches12 inches
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Sounding Essentials

Penis sounding for beginners may be exciting, but it can also be very dangerous if done incorrectly. Here’s one item you can’t afford to not pick up!

SurgiLube

SurgiLube

SurgiLube

Condom-safe, non-staining, and completely sterile, SurgiLube is our recommendation for sounding lube. Don’t risk a UTO; stay safe with SurgiLube!

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Sounding Safety Guide

As mentioned above, penis sounding for beginners can be dangerous if done incorrectly. We’ve already established that you need to use a sterile lubricant when sounding, but what else should you consider? Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Always sterilize your sounds. Not sterilizing your sounds is practically asking for a UTI! It’s also good practice to make sure your hands are clean before handling your sounds.
  • Play gently. Being too rough with your sounds can potentially damage your urethra, causing internal scarring.
  • Don’t over-insert your sounds. Although some toys are made specifically to prevent this, not all sounds will prevent you from accidentally losing the toy inside of your urethra!

How to Use a Sounding Kit for Beginners

So, you’re about to take your first step into the world of penis sounding for beginners… but you’re not entirely sure how to take that step. No worries: here’s a guide overview of what you’ll need to do!

How to Use a Sounding Kit for Beginners

Prepare Your Supplies

Prepare Your Supplies

You’ll need to select and sterilize the sound you plan on using. Don’t forget to grab your lubricant while you’re at it!

How to Use a Sounding Kit for Beginners

Apply Lubrication

Apply Lubrication

With clean hands & a sterilized sound, apply lubricant to both the tip of your penis and to the sound itself. Don’t be afraid to “go overboard”: more is generally better!

How to Use a Sounding Kit for Beginners

Insert the Sound

Insert the Sound

Taking things slowly, you can begin to insert the sound. Generally, this will work best if you’re partially—but not fully—erect. Never force the sound in farther than it wants to go, but feel free to adjust yourself a bit to help the process along. Once you have it inserted, you can move the sound around if desired to increase the enjoyable internal stimulation!

How to Clean a Sounding Kit for Beginners

Since all sounds are non-porous, the process of sterilizing them is actually quite easy! First, you’ll need to boil a pot of water. Once the water is boiling, drop your sound(s) into the boiling water and leave them in there for a minimum of five minutes. Once enough time has passed, remove your sound(s), pat them dry, and allow them to air dry before storing them away. Alternatively, if you’re about to use the sound, this is where you’ll apply lube!

Porous
materials

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.

Non-propous
materials

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.

The toys with electrical
components

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.

FAQ

What type of lube should I use?
Don’t just use any lubricant with your sounding toys! You’ll need to use a sterilized lubricant designed for internal use; we recommend SurgiLube
How far do I stick the sound inside my penis?
Interestingly, sounds can actually be inserted quite far! Some people use them for prostate massage, which requires a bit of length. Sounds designed for this purpose can often extend to 10 inches or more! However, as a beginner, we don’t recommend inserting the toy farther than feels comfortable.
Should I opt for a flexible or stiff sound?
Stiff sounds are generally easier to insert & control than flexible sounds. Flexible sounds can easily adjust to the shape of your urethra but tend to offer a less intense sensation than their metal alternatives.
How long can I wear my sound for?
We don’t recommend wearing a penis sound for an extended period of time. Penis plugs are similar to sounds. However, these toys have a hollow center, making them better suited for longer-term wear.
Can I pee with a sound inserted?
Generally, no. However, some sounds are hollow, which allows urine and ejaculate to pass through the device without requiring you to remove the sound.

What is a Sounding Kit for Beginners?

Sounding kits for beginners are kits designed to introduce first-timers to sounding. They generally feature multiple sizes of sounds, opting for more conservative sizes.

Author
Kevin Foley
Kevin Foley

Content writer | As a writer, I work with many different topics. However, my work for BedBible is especially fulfilling, as it gives me the opportunity to promote sexual wellness, educate readers, and expand my personal knowledge on the aforementioned topics. I believe that approaching sexuality with a genuine desire to learn is the best way to expand one’s personal horizons, leading to healthier, more fulfilling relationships—both with yourself and with your partner(s)—down the road.

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Straight
Sex toy experience: Intermediate
All-time favorite sex toy: Lelo F1S v2
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