Monday, October 19, 2009

Chastity tubes and cages

Chastity tubes or chastity cages are a category of device designed to prevent direct stimulation of male genitalia. Although they are designed for use without a supporting belt that goes around the wearer's waist, these devices are nevertheless frequently described as "chastity belts".

Most chastity tubes basically have two parts: A ring seated around the base of the penis behind the scrotum and a capped tube, into which the flaccid penis is inserted. The tube is perforated at the end to allow urine to drain easily. The two parts mate together on hinges or pins and are usually secured together with a padlock. The assembled device traps the testicles in a gap between the base of the tube and the ring. These devices are either adjustable or made to specification so that the gap is narrow enough to prevent the testes from being pulled out.

Some designs have a curved or angled tube to make erections uncomfortable. Other devices are sized for a flaccid sized penis, again to make erections uncomfortable.

Some chastity tubes have urethral inserts. Needless to say, extreme caution is advised when selecting a device to be inserted into the male urethra as severe medical injury could result from sharp edges or allergic reaction. Generally speaking, only medical grade stainless steel (316L) is considered safe enough for this application.

As with "regular" chastity belts, chastity tubes are also sometimes to designed to work with genital piercings for added security.

A popular example of the chastity tube was the CB-2000 and its descendants, introduced in 1999 by A. L. Enterprises, which were discreet to wear and affordable.[8]

A new model of medical silicone cage called "Birdlocked" made its appearance in 2009. This cage is unbreakable and very comfortable. It offers a unique closure, no pain is found even during a night.