Beginner's Chastity Cage Guide: How to Measure & Choose a Material
If you found your way here, you’re probably interested in finding out how to choose a chastity cage. It can be daunting looking for your first cock cage. There are a lot of options which is probably how you ended up at this blog. You’re about to put a cage on your penis so if there was ever a time to make a good decision, today is that day.
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Your Chastity Cage
There are a lot of different options out there and choosing the right cock cage can be confusing. You may have already bought one and discovered that it doesn't fit quite right. We see it all the time, so we put together the ultimate guide to finding the perfect chastity cage for you. From measuring to materials to answering other common questions our customers have, read through our expert advice before buying your next cock cage.
The Anatomy of a Cock Cage
This image above gives us all the glorious details of a chastity device. There are quite a few components to a chastity cage, and in order to make decisions on which features and size of a cage is right for you, you will first need to take a few measurements.
Base Ring: wraps around the balls and the base of the penis
The base ring is a very important element of a cage -- if you don’t have the right size, it will hang right off your penis or be too tight. Wearing an incorrectly-sized base ring could be dangerous, painful, and could even risk reduced blood flow.
Cock Cage: keeps the penis flaccid and contained
The cock cage is what keeps your penis flaccid and contained while stimulated. If measured correctly, you shouldn’t be able to achieve a full erection.
If you measure for your cage while you have an erection or are stimulated, the cage length and diameter will be too large and you will have too much room to get excited in there!
It is very important that you take your measurements when your penis is completely flaccid to prevent purchasing a cage that won't fit you properly.
Another issue will arise if you measure too tightly around your flaccid penis. Although you might be thinking that you want it to feel uncomfortable, you will have the best results and be able to wear the device long-term if you correctly size yourself.
The Gap: the space between the cock cage and the base ring
Everyone has different ballsacks. We don’t usually discuss it because we’re thinking about the cock first.
But some people have balls that hang low, and some have sacks that sit up high and tight. Think of the line from Chris Brown’s song Freaky Friday, “how his dick stay perched up on his ball sack like that.” Some people will accidentally sit on their balls while others will never be faced with such a dilemma.
The gap size will be based on where the ballsack naturally falls on a person. If your balls sit up higher and closer to the penis, you will need a larger gap size so that you don’t have your skin pinched. If your balls hang lower, you can choose a thinner gap size.
Urination Opening: important if you're uncircumcised!
Choosing a urination opening won’t matter much if you are circumcised, but if you are uncircumcised, you may need to choose a larger opening so that the foreskin can be moved when needed. Some openings can also allow for insertions or connections to a penis ring or piercing.
Lock: be sure the key to your cock is in safe hands
This is what we're all here for -- the thrill of giving yourself to another. Give your key to someone you deeply trust or keep a spare somewhere just in case. Some people will freeze a key in water so that it’s not easy to access but is not impossible to get.
How to Measure for a Chastity Cage
If you don't gain anything else from this blog but you do know how to properly measure for your next cock cage, then we have done what we've set out to do! We cannot emphasize enough how incredibly important it is to get accurate measurements before purchasing a cage.
Remember: once you buy a cage, it can't be returned!
|- Thick String or Yarn (preferably light-colored)
|- Black Marker Pen
|- 12" Ruler (we do not recommend using a soft measuring tape)
Measure the Base: around the base of the ballsack and the penis
You are measuring for the base ring with this measurement. Take your time in measuring so that you make sure you purchase a comfortable base ring.
Step 1) Wrap string around the base of the penis and the ballsack to measure your ring size
Do not tighten it to the point where it is squeezing your penis or ballsack uncomfortably.
Step 2) Check how the tightness of the string feels
You shouldn’t be able to easily slide a finger underneath the string. Tie the string at that length and leave it around your penis and balls for 15-20 minutes. Watch your penis and your balls for any discoloration and loosen if needed. Try urinating with it tied around and make sure that there is no difficulty.
Step 3) Mark the edge of the knot
Step 4) Cut the string where it is marked and measure
Measure using a flat ruler to get the diameter (the total distance around the penis and ballsack)
Step 5) (optional but recommended) Gather these measurements 2 more times throughout the day
If you have a penis and/or balls, you know that they change throughout the day. It’s recommended that you take measurements at least 3 hours apart.
Step 6) Calculate the average of the measurements
Do this by adding all the measurements together and divide by the number of times you measured. Wearing a basic silicone cock ring throughout the day can be an excellent way to figure out which ring diameter is right for you.
Measure the length: from the base of the penis to the tip.
Take this measurement to choose the length of the penis cage. Do this while you are completely flaccid and measure from the base as shown in the image above.
Step 1) Measure the length of your penis with a flat ruler
Don’t push the ruler into your pubic region.
Step 2) Subtract ¼” to ½” from the measurement
Determine the Gap Size: The gap between the base ring and the cage.
Everyone has different ballsacks. We don’t usually discuss it because we’re usually thinking about the cock first. But some people have balls that hang low, and some have one’s that sit up high and tight. Think of the line from Chris Brown’s song Freaky Friday, “how his dick stay perched up on his ball sack like that.” Some people will accidentally sit on their balls while others will never be faced with such a dilemma. But identifying these differences will help you find the best fit for your male chastity cage.
The gap size will be based on where the ballsack naturally falls on a person. If your balls to sit up higher and closer to the penis, you will need a larger gap size so that you don’t have your skin pinched. If your balls hang lower, you can choose a thinner gap size.
Measure the Diameter: the thickest and the thinnest points of the penis
You will measure the thickest and thinnest points of the penis for the inside diameter of the cock cage.
Step 1) Wrap the string around the thickest point of your penis
Step 2) Mark the string and measure against a flat ruler
Step 3) Do steps 1 & 2 for the thinnest point of your penis as well
Step 4) (optional but recommended) Measure the thickest and thinnest points at least 2 more times throughout the day and find the average of each measurement
Step 5: Calculate the diameter
- Add together the thickest and thinnest measurements
- Divide the total by 2 to find the average
- Divide the average by 3.14 to find the diameter
How to Choose the Right Chastity Cage Material for You
Different chastity cage materials work best for different lifestyles. Take time to look at each material before you make your final purchase. Certain cages may be better for long-term wear while others might be best for short-term play.
Silicone Chastity Cages
- Typically do not have to measure before purchase
- Great options for beginners
- Less noticeable in public
- Will have to remove for cleaning
- Not aesthetically pleasing
- Cannot lock
Silicone cock cages can be great for first timers and beginners. Silicone chastity cages are less likely to pinch you and are known to be more comfortable and light weight.
They are less of a risky purchase because they are affordable and can be measured for easily. In fact, most silicone cages you won't have to measure for, so they're an easy first-time purchase.
If you are worried about it showing through your clothing, that shouldn’t be a problem with a silicone cage.
You could wear these cages long term, but you will have to take it off at least once a week to clean. Some silicone cages do not openings for sweat, so it can get trapped inside. Once removed, the cage itself is very easy to clean.
This is a great cage for short- or long-term wear. Silicone cages are also fantastic cages to use for electrostimulation. The material is not the most aesthetically pleasing depending on what kind of look you are going for but they will get the job done.
Plastic (Polycarbonate) Chastity Cages
- Great for first timers
- Great for external & electro stimulation
- Often include interchangeable base rings & spacers
- Typically can’t be custom ordered
- Interchangeable rings may pinch skin
- May rub different areas in pubic region & cause irritation
- Not ideal for long-term wear
- Not good for brats!
Plastic chastity devices are another great option for beginners and first timers. They offer interchangeable parts to adjust for comfort and to adjust for shrinkage of the penis that often occurs with long-term wear. The spacers can be used to adjust the gap size but can cause pinching when changing out the spacers.
These are easier to break open in an emergency (or if you're a brat who loves to break the rules). Plastic cock cages are also great options for play time because they offer more opportunity for external stimulation. Although you or your partner won’t be able to reach full erection, it is a great option for teasing and edging.
Typically, they aren’t the best for long-term wear and will need to be removed often to clean and avoid irritation. You could wear it on a day out with your partner and not have to worry too much about the plastic showing through your pants. Occasionally, the person wearing it may get a pinch here or there, but nothing that can’t be tolerated for a day.
The material is similar to the silicone in that it’s not the most serious looking device, but it gets the job done and keeps you locked up for the amount of time you’d want to play. It also comes in a variety of colors so you can choose what you’d want to be locked up in.
- Great for long-term wear
- Less likely to pinch
- Easy to keep up with hygiene
- Sturdy & durable
- Can be seen through clothes
- Can cause irritation
- Can be seen through clothes
Finally, we get to metal chastity cages. A true cage. The more aesthetically pleasing device that shows us that the cock is quite caged. Typically worn by the experienced chastity users and best for long-term wear as they are more durable and are easy to clean without having to remove. Although, be careful going through the airport because these will not make it through a metal detector.
Metal cages can be offered with custom designs and sizes made to fit perfectly around your flaccid penis without ever letting you achieve an erection.
The different types of base rings offered – circular, curved, and oval – offer the most options for comfort. The gap is usually a set space and is less likely to pinch your skin.
Metal is the most popular design and is offered in a variety of designs whether it be more enclosed or less, spiked, small or long. Some of these designs can be great for external stimulation and some can be great for denying ANY stimulation. Then some, like the spiked ones, can be great for pain, any time you think about stimulation.
Are you ready to lock it in?
Your options are plentiful. Think about what you are looking for in a chastity device when you are on your purchase journey. Are you looking for something to play in or something to wear long-term? Do you want something that’s comfortable to wear around or something that looks more pleasing to your partner’s eye?
Each chastity device has its own purposes and works best for different people. In other words, different strokes for different folks. Choose a cock cage that works best for you, based on your likes and dislikes, and where you plan on using it. Let your partner help you pick one out. It should be something that suits both of you, especially if you’re going to be locked up for a while.