An Introduction to the Sounding Kink

Sounding is a fetish that involves the insertion of small, thin objects, referred to as sounds, into the urethra. This kink is commonly associated with people that have a penis as the urethra is easier to find but people with a vagina can also enjoy this fetish if they’re interested in trying it out. Sounding is often considered to be a form of BDSM play and is typically practiced by people who are interested in exploring their boundaries and limits in the pursuit of intense sensations that are otherwise unattainable, all within a safe and controlled environment.

The act of sounding is not strictly sexual, having medical applications such as gently expanding or unblocking a passage in the human body or the use of a catheter for a patient that needs assistance with relieving their bladder.

What kinds of devices are used in sounding?

Now that you know more about what sounding is, let’s talk about the tools that are needed to get started. The star of the show will be the sound that you decide to use, and there are quite a few different types of urethral sounds to choose from. Straight sounds are good for beginners as they are the most simplistic, when you’re ready to branch out there are curved and bent sounds, hollow sounds, textured sounds, vibrating sounds. Penis plugs are also a good choice for newcomers, as they are sounds characterised by their short length, acting as a small plug for the urethra. Urethral sounds are typically made from non-porous materials like medical grade stainless steel or silicone, as they are smooth and seamless making them easy and safe to insert into the urethra.

Sterilising wipes and sterile lube are also important to use when sounding, as you do not want to introduce bacteria into your urethra or bladder. Using sterile wipes and lube will ensure that you start your sounding sessions safely.

Why would someone be interested in sounding?

You may still be wondering why people go to the effort of doing something that doesn’t sound that pleasurable. BDSM enthusiasts that enjoy sounding appreciate the unique sensations that it brings, as the urethra is full of highly sensitive nerve endings. Men partaking in sounding can potentially stimulate their prostate directly when using a sound that is long enough to reach it. Sounding also elevates dom/sub play, being used as a punishment or a way for the dom to exert control over their sub.

Risks of sounding play

It is important to understand that sounding like any activity involving inserting objects inside you has risks, with the potential to cause infection or permanent injury if you aren’t cautious. Start slowly with small toys, only working up from those when you are certain you can handle it. Sounding could be described as uncomfortable or odd by people trying it for the first time, but it should never be painful. If you experience pain, you need to stop and consider going slower, using more lube or using a smaller toy.

In conclusion, sounding is an advanced fetish that will really test your boundaries. It brings pleasure by stimulating the vast number of nerve endings found inside the urethra, and can be enjoyed by yourself or with a partner. Whether you choose to play alone or with a partner, safety and caution should be your top priority to ensure that you can enjoy sounding without hurting yourself.