Although I mainly make collars and cuffs out of Stainless Steel, I have
been making some male chastity devices after being asked. I don't care
for the commercially available ones that look like they were made from
stuff you find under your sink, although I can understand the concept.
Mine are a cross between function and security and still look good. So
far I've had quite a few happy customers. In fact one is writing a FAQ
for my not yet updated website. I will be offering 4 models. But mainly
this post is to copy and paste this excerpt from my FAQ for information
pertaining to this thread. I hope it helps.
Q: What advantages and disadvantages are there to
captive-ball male chastity devices?
A: Captive-ball male chastity devices are comfortable, suitable for
long-term wear, allow the wearer to exercise, and hide easily under clothing.
If the cage of a captive-ball device is made of rods, mesh, or some
other material that has gaps, it is easy to clean and dry the genitals.
Some captive-ball devices use solid retaining rings and others use
hinged retaining rings. Solid rings are harder to get on, particularly
if the device is sized tightly. Hinged rings are easier to get on, but
the hinge can cause irritation in some designs and with some wearers.
Captive-ball male chastity devices have one inherent flaw: some (perhaps
most) men are able to pull their penises out of the device by slipping
through the gap between the belly and the top of the retaining ring.
Once out, the wearer can masturbate, and then put himself back in the device.
For some men, pulling out feels like committing adultery, and this
provides enough of an obstacle to masturbation that the wearer remains
chaste. For these guys, the symbol is enough. (One might ask why then is
a device needed at all? The difference is between having some barrier
between the wearer and his penis, and no barrier. With no barrier, it’s
too easy to backslide into masturbating “just this once”. With a
barrier, the wearer has to ask if he really wants to circumvent the
barrier and disappoint his Keyholder.)
Captive-ball devices can be made more difficult to pull out of by
narrowing the gap between the large retaining ring and the opening of
the cage and/or by using a smaller retaining ring. But tightening down
on one or both of these constricts the scrotum, which can lead to
difficulties in cleaning, edema (swelling), chafing, circulation
problems, discomfort, and pain, to the point that the device has to be
removed or a least made more lenient, which leads back to the original
problem of allowing pulling out.
Kits are available for some captive-ball devices to try to make it
harder to pull out. For example, http://www.keptforher.com/ksd-g2.html.
But these kits have the same problem: if they’re tight enough to work,
they’re too tight to be worn for any length of time.
The pulling-out problem can be completely eliminated by piercing the
penis and retaining the piercing by some mechanism built into the
captive-ball device. With a locking piercing retainer, a captive-ball
male chastity device becomes very secure.
When a piercing is retained by a captive-ball device, a larger gap
between the cage and retaining ring can be used, and a larger retaining
ring can be used. This eliminates problems with chafing, swelling, etc.
The only requirement is that the gap between the cage and retaining ring
still needs to be small enough to prevent pulling the testicles free of
the device, but that is much easier to do while remaining comfortable
compared to trying to prevent pulling the penis out.
There are four major kinds of penis piercings—Prince Albert, frenum,
ampallang, and apadryva. Of these, the Prince Albert is the most common.
The Prince Albert and frenum hurt a lot less to get than the other two,
and take a lot less time to heal. Because the Prince Albert is the
most-common, doesn’t hurt excessively, and heals quickly, most
captive-ball devices with a piercing retainer are designed to retain a
Prince Albert. However, some devices are designed to retain a frenum
Vad Farkas ~ Ringsmith
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