Sounding Off About Kink

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Kinks are funny things.  For some people, they are hard-line must-haves and their kinks are the always the same, no matter who their partner happens to be.  There are people who are ‘into spanking’ or ‘into bondage’ or ‘into watching lizards mate’ or whatever, and that’s just Who They Are.  They know what they like, and they like *that specific activity* no matter what.

Me?  Not so much.

For me, kinks – much like fantasies – are not so much about the Practice as they are about the Person.

If you were to ask me what I’m into, activity-wise, I’d be hard pressed to answer.

Am I into spanking?  Sure.  Kinda.  Mostly.  Maybe?  Giving moreso than receiving, but only with the right person, and only under specific conditions.  It is not a one-size-fits-all activity for me.

Am I into bondage?  Not really.  Actually, being on the receiving end of rope ties has pretty much always been a hard limit for me.  However, I have sort of a broad interest in Shibari.  I find the aesthetics pleasing and the design configurations appeal to the artist in me.  I think I may have found the right person with whom to explore my generalized interest and with/for whom I can make it a more personalized fit.

Am I into watersports?  Well, I have a general interest.  And I’ve gotten to participate in some specific ‘sporting’ events, with very specific people, which was pretty awesome.  It’s not for everyone though, and is certainly not a must-have with my sexual partners.

Nursing?  Well, there was one person who made that incredibly hot for me.  Will I go there again?  I kinda doubt it, but maybe I would if I had the right partner for it.

That’s how most kinky things are for me.  I have a broad, general interest in something.  A curiosity.  A “hmnh” response.  And so I think about it a bit.  Or I don’t.  And then one day I meet a person with whom I am compatible when it comes to that particular kink, a person who has similar thoughts and curiosities about it, and suddenly it’s a whole new – very personalized – ball game.

One of the kinky things I have a generalized interest in is Sounding.

Basically, Sounding is “. . . simple on its face; you’re inserting a rod in the urethra and feeding it forward for some distance.  The sensations this drives, along with other aspects, can be… intense.  The sounds, those metal rods that you use as the toys in this kink are specially made, are sterilizable and come in different sizes.  As you can see in the picture, you can go from very small to very large.  It does work for those with, and without a penis, though it may be more prevalent in those with a penis.”  (Thank you, Steeled Snake, for the description and the photo.)


Image courtesy of Steeled Snake

For those of you who are crossing your legs and mentally crying at that visual, now would be a good time to click away and go read something else.

It’s okay.  I’ll wait.






All better?  Okay, moving on.

For those of you who are still reading, here’s the deal:

I don’t have any great interest in pain.  I don’t particularly enjoy inflicting it (but I will if it’s what you’re into), and I will absolutely not allow you to inflict pain on me.  So to be clear:  My interest in urethral sounding doesn’t have anything to do with pain.

It’s more about…


[Also, at heart I’m kind of a little kid at times, with the whole “I know that’s not supposed to go there, but I wanna see what happens when I try it” mentality.  (I once shoved a candy wrapper up my nostril as a child just to see what would happen.  I was petrified I wouldn’t get it out before my mom came back from running her errand.  {My brother and I were waiting in the car while she was in the bank.  It was acceptable to leave your kids like that in the ’70s.}  I only *just* managed it, and the adventure was secret-whisper relived-adventure conversation fodder between me and my little brother for at least a week afterward.)  So why not try it?]

I have things inserted inside myself fairly often, all of which provide varying sensations.  Glass things, silicone things, vibrating things, girthy things, thrusty things, fleshy things, lubricated things, etc.  I’m not all that huge a fan of penetration (which is probably a post for another time), so often, for me, the sensations brought about by penetrative activity are not great, but they are still good.  Even if the ‘fit’ of my various toys is stretchy or snug or oddly textured or cold or insert-descriptive-word-here, the sensation(s) are still enjoyable (even if they aren’t exactly comfortable).

And that’s kind of how I feel about Sounding.

Granted, when I think about Sounding, it’s in terms of me performing the action on a willing male.  It’s not about me being on the receiving end.  (But I’m pretty open-minded.  I have very few hard limits, and this is not one of them.  So never say never.)

This is how my brain works when I look at the photo of sounding rods above:

  • Hmmm, those metal rods look smooth.  I bet they’re a bit on the chilly side too.
  • I like the sensation of smooth chilly things inside me.  I especially like warming them up.
  • I want to put smooth chilly things inside HIM.  Oooh–!  That would be fun.
  • I like that they’re graduated.  It’s like…  Levels.  OMG, he could graduate to the next level!
  • I bet if I stroked him with that rod inside him he’d feel like he’s being fucked from the inside out.
  • OhOhOh!  Vibrators!  I could run a vibrator along his shaft with the Sound inside him.
  • Hmmm…  *Feve wanders off to find her favorite vibrator*

That’s an example of my general mental meanderings.

Partner-specific (I’ll use hubs for an example) thoughts are more along the lines of:

When I flick my tongue over his slit and sort of spank his urethral opening during blow jobs, he arches off the bed like an acrobatic monkey on crack.  So I know he likes the stimulation.  And when I curl my tongue and fuck down deeper, pressing into his hole, he sort of sighs contentedly.  I wonder how he’d like it if I slid something else down in there…

To be clear:  Even though I’ve had those thoughts about trying urethral sounding with my husband, I have not requested it of him.  And there are reasons for that.  I’ve seen him catheterized (which was fascinating – I’ve never had any interest in being a nurse until I saw one do that), and even though he has a high pain tolerance, I know that experience tweaked him a bit.  Since I don’t want anything sexual to remind him of anything medical – or vice versa – I won’t be asking him to play Sounding games with me.  (But if he asks me, I’m all in!)

Going back to my original point:  I don’t think hubs is the right person with whom to practice that particular kink.  Because for me, it’s about the person, not the practice.

Perhaps one day the right person will come along.

In the mean time, Sounding remains on the list of Things That Interest Me.


What about you?
Are you a Person or a Practice kinkster?
What are your thoughts on urethral sounding?


15 thoughts on “Sounding Off About Kink

  1. Ret MP

    umhummn…always good to have options. Just spoke of creating an A to Z list. I think that list changes with partner, yes… Is anything a necessity? a Must Have? I know what never fails to start things off…I know that’s my kink. Who I choose tell about this…well, that depends, yes.

    What do I think of Sounding..I have never heard of these implements… I do so love to learn…Great post Fever.
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    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      There is that ‘special something’ that gets things rolling, isn’t there? I’d say that’s a must-have. There would be no progression into a relationship without it, regardless of whether it’s kinky. 😉

  2. Heloise

    I am a sensation gal… And you have captured this beautifully. I love love love all the different sensations I can experience with my partners. Poly makes so much sense if your kink is sensations 😉

  3. Bill Rice

    I’m surprised by the things I can be talked into. So there’s not a lot of hard limits. I did have 10mm kidney stones removed and the docs did seem to want to put tubes up there and look at them a lot. It was interesting and unusual but not a lot of fun. I was ever so happy when they took the catheter out. I had never heard the term “Sounding”. I was aware of some people that have a sexual interest in catheters and other objects being put in the urethra. That awareness did cause me to pay attention when they were scoping me. They used a topical on the slit and they wanted me to try and pee as they inserted the scope. I had no trouble peeing while they were inserting. It was more uncomfortable than painful. I think that would be a lot different without the topical.

    My fantasies focus more on the activity than the person, but the right person is essential. The other essential is fun.

    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      I thought of you when I was writing this. I remember when you had your stones. Enlarging the urethra in order to pass stones sounds painful. Ouch.

  4. Molly

    Are you a Person or a Practice kinkster? I would say I am a bit of both, there are some (quite a few) things that are really integral to my kink which if asked to make a list would definitely list as being needs rather than wants but then there are other things that I have discovered through a person which I have enjoyed but are not needs for me in the same way.

    As for Sounding, as I wrote in my post, I rarely say never about a kink. In my experience that often turns out not to be true but this is one of the rare ones where I feel pretty confident in stating that

    Thanks for writing this post, it is a great read and I look forward to more Kink of the Week writing from you

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    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      I suspect you are in the majority with both the person/practice mix of kink and the “No way!” response to the Sounding question. I definitely appreciate that you stated quite clearly at the beginning of your post on the subject that YKINMKBYKIO. It makes writing the not-so-mainstream kinky thinkies a little easier. 🙂

        1. Mrs Fever Post author

          The brain may not be a muscle, but it definitely requires frequent exercise. If more people practiced mental fitness, the world would be a better place to live.

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