Damage from chastity?
I'm curious about chastity but one thing that keeps me from trying it out is that some report that usage could lead to some problems. I'm not talking about damage from wearing it once in a while but since I can have a problem keeping my hands under control I'm thinking of being a bit more serious. I have heard some reporting a shrinking of the penis and ED from chastity use. Since this is a pro chastity forum it may be a bit biased here but I'm asking anyway if you take any precautions to prevent this from happening or is this just bullshit.
1) Will it shrink.
Yes! Your penis may shrink over time due to not being able to fully engorge itself. The Corpus Cavernosa fills with blood and allows the penis to become erect. Limiting the penis’s ability to become erect in a cage will prevent it from being able to maintain its ability to fully engorge itself when aroused. While it won’t prevent the man from getting erect, the penis will appear smaller when flaccid and when erect. A couple good cageless nights will restore it to its former glory as the penis is able to fully engorge itself with blood. There is no evidence of permanent penis shrinkage due to chastity cages. If you want to prevent this, just allow sleep cageless once every week or two.
2) Will it lead to ED?
There is no medical proof of cages causing erectile dysfunction. Mental health is another thing; however. Chastity causes lots of feelings and emotions that can certainly contribute to problems getting an erection. This is usually due to being self conscious or nervous after a long period of being locked up. Some men can become very nervous when in the presence of a strong and demanding female and that nervousness can lead to temporary erectile problems.
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Thanks for your reply
Feel a bit stupid asking something so clearly available on your site. Still a bit freaked out over those saying it will shrink though. Who can you trust?
It's always hard to know what to believe from the Internet. Maybe more so with topics that blend with people's fantasies - like chastity. For perspective, I'm locked 24/7 and have been for the better part of two years. We've taken breaks for a few weeks during that time. I haven't noticed much, if any, difference in size, partly because the size of my cock has virtually nothing to do with how much we enjoy each other. It gets hard just as quickly as before. Maybe the most significant change is it is more difficult to control how quickly I ejaculate. Out of practice most likely.
That's great Patches. I do think some people with masochistic or emasculating fantasy would like it to be like that and perhaps spread the myth. But I suppose it can be different for different people. I haven't seen anyone believable write about it being permanent though. Still the thought of it does make me a bit uncomfortable.
Actually, here's an article to help with perspective. As always, take with a grain of salt. But...
The best part of that article is the word todger for penis. I think we need to bring that one stateside.
I have been locked up for a little less than a year, and by that I mean she would lock me during the day and I am unlocked at night. We then started going a week between unlocking. All good, although I quickly found thick lotion works better than petroleum jelly from a cleaning/hygiene perspective when the cage is left on during cleanings. My last lockup was my longest at two weeks where it never came off, even for cleanings. When I did finally get unlocked and allowed to orgasm I felt intense pain in my testicles during ejaculation. After a few days unlocked and four orgasm, everything went back to normal. Anyone else experience something like this?
I've never heard of that and I've done my share of firsthand & internet research. At first glance, I would say the ring was too tight but I assume if you were able to have it on for two weeks it couldn't have been too uncomfortable. Especially after only two weeks. Our typical lockup is just over a week but we've gone for almost a month without any sort of issues like that. He does say that the first orgasm doesn't feel as good as the second or third orgasm if permitted.
As a guy, I generally agree with Emma’s comments. I think the pent up semen during a long period of denial (cage or not) gave me not a pain, but definitely a very intense feeling of release throughout my plumbing. I went 6 weeks once, without a cage, but with regular teasing, and when I finally was granted an orgasm, I felt spent physically and emotionally and basically collapsed after. I’ve only been caged a week at a time, but I can’t imagine longer makes any difference if things fit properly So it may simply be the long period of denial was a bit harsher on your system. For me, the next one was normal. But I did not have any pain as you describe.
As for the cage, if it is too tight, you would not last so long wearing it. I favor lotions too...typically chamois cream. Though I want to try Emma’s suggested balm. I prefer things that last but are easier on the clothes and like you, clean up easily in the shower (I have a metal open cage)...I also tend to get a bit of chafing under the scrotum. FWIW I also think underwear makes a huge difference in comfort under clothing. The denying thumper blog has a number of good suggestions.
ed is actually a relief after chastity. I must admit frustration with my lil monster, he'd get hard like I was a teen, no reason, look a tree?.. but worse, wouldn't on command. so locking up helped me not set and expectations of performance, and therefor less to worry about... So for a single sissy like me, going out with friends unable, manually stopped from being able to get excited, is practically a reason to be happy and more myself. I look forward to the day someone asks me why I'm not aroused physically, and I say, It's not you, he's not allowed..
I have read in many places about shrinkage and although I believe this to be true, I am wondering how much. Like others have stated before, it’s hard to know what is true. One guy on another site said he started out at 5.5” erect and after 6 years of nearly continuous chastity, he was only 2.5 erect. He did say that he still gets erections without any problem. He did have pics, but once again, pics can be altered or made to look deceptive. Other people claim anywhere from .5-1.5” as the normal shrinkage. I know it probably does depend on each person, but I was wondering what the norm is. Does it reach a point where it won’t shrink anymore, like after a few months, or a year? Is that as small as it will typically get? I have read several people talk about ED after long term chastity use. I know it isn’t necessarily documented, but I’m sure a lot of people don’t go to their doctor and say, “hey, I’ve been locked up, do you think that might be my issue?” One guy said that he had “noticeable shrinkage” and was locked up for 6 years but took a year off due to prostate issues and it took him that year to get back to his pre lock up size. Also he said he had ED but he is also in his 60’s and I’m not sure if the prostate issues had anything to do with the ED and taking him a year to regain his size. I would love to hear what other men and woman who are doing it have to say about how much they shrank, how long it took, does it keep shrinking or reach a point where it no longer gets smaller. And one thing I am curious about, my wife doesn’t want me cumming hardly at all. But I am worried about prostate issues. Is there an amount of time I should go max without an orgasm to prevent prostate issues? Or is this not typically a concern?
I'm a little late to this, but I've been involved with chastity devices since the late 1990s, and I've been locked up for long terms (months at a time) for almost 20 years. I've done my best to keep up with both the literature and the anecdotes, and here's my educated opinion:
There's no evidence that properly fitted chastity devices will do any damage.
Shrinkage: I've seen guys write on various forums that they've seen shrinkage after a week. That's nonsense. IMO, this is fantasy driven stuff from guys that actually have small penis humiliation kinks. As Emma states, the tissue might get a little out of practice, but a couple of nights will bring it back to full elasticity. It's not a muscle, so there's no atrophy.
ED: Again, the handful of guys claiming that a week or a month in a device left them without the ability to get erect almost always ends up being guys who have a kink for that kind of thing. I run a chastity board which tends to have more mature users, and nobody has confirmed anything like that. Note that this is not to say that overly tight devices won't cause some tissue damage, but anyone sensible should be removing anything (device or not) if they are experiencing pain. Note that the most common pain tends to be chafing related from the skin around the testicles being pulled away from the body during nocturnal erections; a little lube around the base ring tends to alleviate that.
Currently, I've been locked up almost continuously for almost a year and a half (removed only for medical or travel reasons). My own experience, for what it's worth, is that I still get (or try to get) nocturnal erections. I've not experienced any shrinkage, nor any other changes from long term wear.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Tom! Yea, I’d agree that it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s not, I thought the shrinkage might be real to some degree because I was on a medication a few years ago that killed my sex drive and also caused me to stop getting erections, even nocturnal erections and after a monthish, I did shrink about a half inch each way, but once I came off the medication and started getting regular erections, within 2 weeks I regained the little I lost. And also from what I’ve read on medical sites, it is possible for the penis to shrink when not regularly used (or getting erections moreso) but they never say if it is permanent or not and most the people on the internet make crazy claims of how which seems unlikely and improbable. So it did seem plausible that there could be a small amount of shrinkage. I really appreciate the input!
Just thought you should also post some information that has been cited from the other prospective of this argument. There are actually studies that show frequent ejaculation leads to better prostate health and that chastity can be harmful.
I know all these sexy games you're playing seem harmless and fun. There is actually evidence out there you're not seeing in your feed (Social Dilemma) because your algorithm's is trying to support your opinion that caged cocks are good!
These aren't things that happen now... these are things you find out about later when it's too late to do anything about it.
This came from a medical website:
I would personally be opposed to trying to suppress nocturnal erections. It’s pretty well accepted by most experts that these are designed to keep penile tissues ‘nourished’ by periodically flooding them with blood, which is what happens during an errction. Without this, these tissues can start to degenerate over time, lose elasticity due to fibrosis & over time that could result in loss of erectile function - in other words, ED !! I’m pretty sure you don’t want that!
I’m also opposed to the practice of trying to rely on wet dreams for release - there are several studies showing that frequent ejaculation clears the prostate & associated glands of fluids that can become ‘stale’ & there’s strong evidence this may help prevent development of prostate cancer. Studies showed that men who had more frequent ejaculations had a lower rate of prostate cancer later on.
FYI - I am a prostate cancer patient myself, so I know quite a bit about this subject - what factors can increase the odds of getting it, the purpose of nocturnal erections, frequency of ejaculation, etc., having done quite a bit of research into these topics...
These are some reference articles.
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/savage-love/article/13043788/can-locking-my-penis-in-a-chastity-device-cause-longterm-damage - a urologist speaks here about ed, as do several BDSM specialists.
Age, race, family history and obesity play the largest roles in prostate cancer, not dairy products -
I think it's important that when making any decision regarding your body that you make a fully informed one. Not trying to hijack your sex life Emma, really! But, I suspect that you aren't getting all the pros and cons of the things you research and blog about because of the "social dilemma" effect. If your feed has figured out you want positive articles about FLR/Femdom topics... you're not going to see articles like this.
Hope you're having a safe and sexy weekend,