Have you ever heard of ‘sounding’? Its the sexual practice of placing a thin, stainless steel rod up the tip of your penis (your urethra). And once its inserted, if you’re extra adventurous, gently striking it with a piano tuning fork to send vibrations down the metal rod.
Until recently, I had not heard of sounding. But there was a question on the Dan Savage Lovecast last week on ‘why are people into sounding?’. Dan’s answer was pretty compelling. Firstly, the urethra is meant to be stretched, so while it sounds painful it is less so than you would thinker you’re stimulated and when you orgasm. Secondly, and most importantly, it apparently feels very good. While I don’t understand the exact mechanisms, apparently it somehow engages a part of you prostate (??) and with all of those nerve endings it create more sensation and a stronger orgasm.
Then, last night, coincidence of coincidence, we were out with friends for dinner (very sexually open friends) and we were talking about strange kinks. I brought up my newly heard about sounding. Turns out, he loves it. They have sending rods and he swears they give him the most intense orgasms he’s ever had.
- it is a little freaky putting one in, and it does hurt a little bit;
- the feeling, once in, is a pretty cool sensation.. definitely stimulating;
- the orgasms are amazing
- its a bit of a production, so they have only done it a few times
- for her – who puts the rods in for him.. she says she loves how it makes him feel but admits to being a little nervous insetting them
Who would have thought? We knew they were very sexually adventurous, but I honestly never imagined I would know someone into this very obscure (I think) fetish. Just goes to show.. you never know what goes on in other people’s bedrooms.