A Guide to Male Chastity

How Do Cock Cages Work? A Guide to Male Chastity

When you think of chastity devices, you probably think of those female chastity belts which date back to medieval times when we were all very God-fearing and ashamed of existing. If you’re anything like me, you think of Cindy's electrified vagina fence in Scary Movie. But what about chastity devices for men? What are they and how do cock cages work? Let’s dive in.

What is a male chastity device?

What is a male chastity device?

Basically, chastity devices can be worn by either sex but in modern times they’ve become very popular for people with penises. Male chastity devices are usually “cock cages” or “penis cages” which are made from metal or plastic depending on the design. These cages imprison the penis, making it impossible for men to masturbate, have sex, or get a full erection.

The best penis cages come with adjustable designs and various sizes to make them as comfortable as possible for a wide range of men. They’re usually split into 3 different sections:

  • The ring – this is the section which goes around the balls and is closest to the body, holding the penis cage in place
  • The spacer – this is the section which connects the ring to the main cage and allows you to adjust the fit
  • The cage – the actual cage which covers the penis

    If you know your measurements, there are online stores which create custom cock cages, but you’re probably going to be spending at least $250 for a decent one. One man named “Eric” in a BBC3 documentary on male chastity said he was spending somewhere between £2,000 - £3,000 on a completely customized cock cage.

Why Do Men Like Cock Cages?

There are many reasons that men like cock cages, but most of the time it’s part of a sub-dom relationship where the man enjoys having his pleasure restricted by a femdom or a male dom in the case of gay chastity. The dom may be a professional sex worker or a spouse/partner of the person with the cock cage, depending on the relationship and style of play.

Some men enjoy long-term male chastity, wearing a penis cage for months at a time until a professional femdom tells them they’re allowed to take it off. Others wear their cock cage for a few hours or days as a way to prove loyalty to their spouse or a sexual partner. The anticipation of sex and heightened arousal that this builds up over time can cause the eventual release of sperm to be explosive and heightened.

Why Do Men Like Cock Cages?

It’s actually quite common for guys to use male chastity cages as part of an anti-masturbation movement like the "No Fap" Fapstronaut movement. For some men, the inability to masturbate causes them to be more productive in their everyday lives. Nonetheless, the longer you abstain from wanking, the more difficult it will be to control your desires as arousal builds up.

A 2004 study found that men who masturbated at least 21 times per month reduced their risk of prostate cancer by 33%. Generally speaking, regular orgasms are good for men’s health, so take this into account before undergoing long-term male chastity.

Common Male Chastity Terms

Common Male Chastity Terms

There are lots of confusing terms surrounding male chastity, so here I’ve cleared up some of the less intuitive ones:

​Tease and Denial

“Tease and denial” is a form of erotic sexual denial whereby men are teased by their dom as a part of male chastity. For example, he/she may edge the male to the brink of orgasm and then stop, denying him the climax, or they may tease other erogenous zones of his body while he wears a restrictive cock cage.

Sissy chastity 

Sissy chastity is when sexy crossdressers dress in women's clothing and allow their dom to control their orgasms. Online stores like Janet's Closet are popular in the chastity sissy community for clothes, and on subreddits like r/CumFromAnal you’ll often see crossdresser videos of sissies and femboys making themselves cum from prostate toys while wearing a cock cage.

Chastity keyholder

When it comes to chastity, the keyholder is the person who holds the key to the cock cage or chastity belt! They might be a professional dominatrix, a sexual partner, or a spouse. The keyholder must safely protect the key/code to unlock the wearer and there may be a safeword or similar signal in case of emergencies.

Make sure your keyholder is either a professional dom or a person that you trust. You don’t wanna lock your cock up for some girl you met 2 weeks ago only for the relationship to fizzle out and your cock cage to become an amusing ER story.

Temporary locks

You’ll often see dick cages being sold with plastic temporary locks which are designed for one-time use. Each lock has a specific code on it and is tamper-evident, so the dom can tell if their sub has been disloyal and unlocked the cage in their absence.

Prince Albert chastity device

This refers to a male chastity device which attaches to a "Prince Albert" penis piercing – a penis piercing with a ring that goes through the head of the penis. These devices are said to be very hard to slip out of.

Male chastity captions

Men in chastity can’t look at porn because their cock will not be able to get fully erect. Instead, when horniness strikes, they may turn to male chastity captions images to keep them motivated. These images are of seductive women (or men) and are captioned in a meme-like format with quotes that remind the men to stay chaste.

I think my favorite male chastity captions are the short, simple ones like: “I want you caged” and “Orgasm denied”. I don’t want to read War and Peace while nursing a semi.

Best Cock Cages and Male Chastity Devices

Best Cock Cages and Male Chastity Devices

Here is a selection of some of the best cock cages for beginners and advanced chastity fans alike!

Best Cock Cage for Beginners

Basic silicone cock cage for beginners

If you’ve seen men in chastity and you’re looking to try it out before splashing out on an expensive penis cage, I’d recommend a cheap Etsy product like this. This cock cage is made from silicone, which is unusual and has more “give” than hard plastic and metal cages, so it’s ideal for beginners who may be uncomfortable at first. You can get it in many different colors, including black, clear, yellow, purple, pink and blue. However, some customers have reported getting the wrong color in the mail, so bear that in mind.

Best Cock Cage for Beginners

The cock cage itself comes with 3 different rings according to the product photos, so it should be able to fit a wide range of guys. The photos also include a metal padlock and several plastic temporary locks, but it’s not clear whether these are included or just being used for advertising purposes. This could be a good cage to wear for short periods of time, but you need something higher-quality if you’re looking into long-term male chastity.

PROS: Silicone gives it some flexibility, available in many colors

CONS: Not suitable for long-term use, unclear what comes included

Best Penis Cage for Shorter Guys/ Snug Fit

Liner: Like the regular CB6000, but smaller

The CB6000 is famous as one of the best cock cages on the market, but what if you’ve got a smaller penis or you just prefer a snug fit which is hard to get out of? Well the CB-6000S has got you covered! This penis cage is made from polycarbonate plastic which is tough and longlasting – it’s ideal for long-term male chastity. This is actually the top-rated male chastity device on Lovehoney; men in chastity love how comfortable and restrictive it is.

Best Penis Cage for Shorter Guys Snug Fit

The tip of the cage is open, allowing you to pee (and possibly cum) without taking the device off. In the kit, you’ll get 5 u-rings in different sizes, as well as 4 locking pins and spacers which help you achieve the perfect fit. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get a soft storage pouch, brass padlock with keys, 5 plastic temporary locks, and a sample pouch of silicone lube too. The cage itself is 2.5 inches long and 1.4 inches in diameter, so it’s great for really restricting that cock.

PROS: High-quality polycarbonate plastic, comes with 5 u-rings and many accessories

CONS: Pricey, complex to set up at first


Cheap Male Chastity Belt

Simple and affordable male chastity belt

This male chastity belt from Pipedream is a great way to get acquainted with cock cages for an affordable price. Although the metal cage is one-size-fits-all, the attached PVC belt can adjust to various sizes so that it accommodates most men’s waist sizes. This chastity belt is ideal as part of a BDSM or sub/dom scene, though I wouldn’t recommend it for long-term use.

Cheap Male Chastity Belt

Chastity belts can serve as attachment points for master-slave roleplay. For example, you can attach a leash to the waistband and force your sub to crawl around like a horny dog.

PROS: Cheap, simple design, belt can be used as an attachment point

CONS: One-size-fits-all, basic


Best Spike Cage for Extreme Male Chastity

Get erect if you dare!

This is definitely not a penis cage to start out with – this is some advanced-level fuckery! This spiked cage features 7 spiked rings from the base and along the shaft of the cage, culminating in a head section which points 4 more spikes at the glans of the penis. Basically, if you get an erection in this thing, it’s going to really hurt.

Attaching to an adjustable steel ring in the “handcuff” style, this spiked cock cage is above average in length, coming in at 5.12 inches long and 1.34 inches in diameter. This extra length allows most men’s cocks to rest in the main shaft of the cage, only reaching the 4 spikes at the head if they become erect. 

Best Spike Cage for Extreme Male Chastity

You know what’s a great way to stop getting erections? By pointing a bunch of spikes at your dick. Sounds like a winner to me.

PROS: Comes with spikes all along the shaft and head, stainless steel construction

CONS: Can obviously be rather painful


Guide to Male Chastity For Keyholders

The one-stop book for dominant keyholders

“A Keyholder’s Handbook: A Woman’s Guide to Male Chastity” is a book written by professional dominatrix Georgia Ivey Green. Although she isn’t the best at stringing a sentence together (and should probably hire a proofreader next time), her book is nonetheless full of interesting power shift activities, edging advice, and tease and denial techniques.

Wanna know how to talk dirty or ruin your man’s orgasms when he’s locked in a chastity cage? Then this is the perfect book for you. The book is written from a woman’s perspective, but most of it could be replicated by a male partner for those engaging in gay chastity or sissy chastity. It’s available in both paperback and Kindle format, depending on your preference.

Guide to Male Chastity For Keyholders

PROS: Cheap, teaches women/men how to dominate men in chastity

CONS: Numerous grammatical errors (but good advice)

Best Adjustable Cock Cage – Holy Trainer V3

A cock cage that works for everyone!

The product page of the Holy Trainer V3 shows it ethereally floating through space with a distant galaxy in the background. I’m not sure why they chose such a grandiose backdrop for their dick cage, but this is a great male chastity device nonetheless! With 4 tube sizes, 1 nub, and 5 ring sizes, there are 25 different assembly possibilities with the V3, making it one of the most versatile and adjustable cock cages on the market.

Holy Trainer V3

Compared to previous iterations of the Holy Trainer, the V3 features a more advanced locking system known as the "Magic Locker" system which makes escaping more difficult than ever before. You can request custom colors for your Holy Trainer V3, as well as a ring attachment for those with a Prince Albert piercing. You can even request text or pictures like “slave” or “BDSM” on the ring, and the downward-pointing shape of the tube is designed to naturally discourage male arousal.

PROS: 25 different assembly possibilities, compact for discretion, various colors available

CONS: Quite pricey



Penis Cage Safety and Cleaning Tips

If you’re gonna lock your dick in a cage for weeks at a time, there are some obvious hygiene and practicality concerns. Here I’ll go over the basics of male chastity safety!  Ensure a comfortable fit  It’s essential to be comfortable in your male chastity device, especially if you’re going to be wearing it for extended periods of time. If it hurts when you sleep, walk, or do everyday activities, consider an adjustment or a different cage altogether.

If you’re gonna lock your dick in a cage for weeks at a time, there are some obvious hygiene and practicality concerns. Here I’ll go over the basics of male chastity safety!

Ensure a comfortable fit

It’s essential to be comfortable in your male chastity device, especially if you’re going to be wearing it for extended periods of time. If it hurts when you sleep, walk, or do everyday activities, consider an adjustment or a different cage altogether.

Wearing a too-small cock cage can restrict blood flow and cause necrosis, resulting in permanent damage.

Have an escape plan

Going to the gym? Going through the metal detectors at an airport? Whatever the reason, you need an emergency escape plan to help you get out of your cock cage in a pinch. Agree on one with your dom beforehand.

TSA can be annoying as it is – you don’t need them fondling your dick cage too.

Discretion

Some male chastity devices can be seen through your pants if you’re not careful, especially if you like to wear skinny jeans or tight-fitting trousers. Also, if you go to the gym or play sports and you might be naked around other people, a cock cage could be super embarrassing.

Penis shrinkage

Wearing a chastity cage for 1-2 months could cause some shrinkage in your penis due to muscular atrophy – any muscle will shrink if it isn’t used for a while. However, it should return to normal size after a few days of no cage.

Prostate massage

Many men in chastity use prostate toys like the Aneros Helix Syn to perform prostate massage on themselves while their cock is out-of-action. Some experts suggest performing prostate massage every 2-4 weeks if you’re in long-term chastity.

Cleaning

Different cock cages have different hygiene requirements, but generally you should rinse them through in the shower, clean underneath the cage with penis-friendly soap on a Q-tip, or ask to be temporarily unlocked so you can clean/shave your penis and disinfect the cage before locking yourself back up.

Cum-clusion

A Guide to Male Chastity

Orgasming, whether from sex or from masturbation, has multiple health benefits including reduced stress, reduced blood pressure, increased self-esteem, and reduced pain. Current science tells us that regular release is good for us, so consider using chastity intermittently unless you want to end up with blue balls! Nonetheless, if you’re safe, clean, and having fun, cock cages can be an excellent addition to a diverse cornucopia of sexual relationships. Have fun being locked up!

About The Author ~ J.C. Way


I’ve never been afraid to stick things up my butt or pop my cock into something – why wouldn’t you want to make your sex life better? I aim to smash down stigmas and introduce men and women to sex toys that change their lives.

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