A Primer on Cock and Ball Torture

Few kink activities tell you how much upfront it is going to hurt. Not cock and ball torture. Right from the get-go, the word torture is in the activity title. You know what you are in for. To follow that example, we are going to an overview of the kinds of pain you can inflict on penises and balls. If that makes you cross your legs in horror, just know you have been warned.

What?

The first question I get in this kind of discussion is “What is it?” By this, the asker normally wants to know how it is done. There are quite a few types of Cock and Ball Torture (CBT); genital bondage, genital spanking/ flogging, ball crushing and stretching, ball busting, needles, and sounding to name a few. Again, torture is in the name – these activities are designed to hurt. A LOT.

Why?

After I name these unpleasant activities, the second question is – without fail – “WHY?!?!”

Well, the genital area has a lot of nerves, and inflicting pain on them is going to release those amazing endorphins. It is a sure fire way to get to Endorphin Land and all the effects that high will give you. But there is also the intense sensation the play gives you. It goes a little something like this. When the pain starts, blood rushes to the area, and pleasure and pain roll in this intense wave until orgasm is finally reached. Again, because of the engorged state of the genitals, the release of orgasm is described as…intense. For some people with penises, that end result can be the reason, for others, it’s the endorphin-packed sensation of the actual torture that they love. Bottom line – for those that practice CBT – it feels good. We here, are FOR IT.

cock rings

Some types of cock rings

Safety

Before we get into some of the activities you might be interested in trying out, let’s get our safety talk out of the way. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you are dealing with genitals and permanent damage is a risk if you don’t pay attention to what you are doing. But a few reminders should keep you sufficiently safe. The first is circulation. When you are binding the balls and cock with rope or another tool or putting on clamps – do not leave them on too long. If circulation is arrested or slowed down for too long the penis-haver can be in some real trouble.

If you are penis-haver is a man, beware of “man syndrome” – or the urge to ‘tough it out’. It doesn’t have to take much to get the sensation you are after, and always, always err on the side of caution and remove circulating-arresting devices before alarming color changes happen or there is numbness. If you use something that can be cut through with scissors, have scissors on hand to cut off devices if need be. Keep CBT sessions under 30 minutes. Unless you are an experienced player, that should get the job done and result in a sufficient intense scene. As with a scene, make sure to have boundaries and a safe word.

How?

There are several ways to practice Cock and Ball Torture, by far the most common is CBT bondage. And it’s simple. Get a piece of rope (the scratchier the better) and wrap it around the top of the balls and the penis. You can get pretty tight with it, and while it’s bound you can feel free to use a Wartenberg wheel on the exposed areas, or feathers if you feel nice. Another way to bind is with a cock ring. They come in all sizes and devices, choose one that feels right for you. A cock ring will keep the penis hard and the balls tight, which puts off orgasm until the ring is removed. A hard penis is more sensitive, keep that in mind when using cock rings.

humbler

Humbler

Moving on to other instruments, one of my favorites to see used is the humbler. It is a device that clamps at the bottom of the scrotum, with the bars of the device placed behind the thighs. This forces a man to keep his legs bent, or remain in a kneeling position. It’s quite the thing to see. (Happily muses on it for few minutes….). Another one that is common but is less well known outside of BDSM circles is parachuting. A small device is put around the balls and weights added, pulling the balls down and squeezing them. There is also something known as a ball crusher. I think we all know what that does.

sounding set, Cock and Ball Torture

sounding set

More extreme forms Cock and Ball Torture can include needle play. If you engage in this, just remember to go gently and slow and to not pierce too deep. Otherwise, you can google for example of these types of scenes. As a dedicated needle top, it’s another fave of mine. If needles aren’t your thing, clothespins are another way to take sensation up another level. For advanced practitioners, sounding might be of interest. For this, you are going to stick a medical-grade instrument into the urethra of the penis. Sounders can be long and thin, rounded like the shape of the urethra, or even ones with steel balls at the end. If you are asking yourself why just remember this can stimulate those bundles and bundles of nerves in the penis and produce some real pleasure.

There are many ways to ‘torture’ the cock & balls, but for the ‘torturee’ the result is the pleasure.

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mspomegranate

Author: mspomegranate

Ms Pomegranate is an experienced sex educator – concentrating on Sexual health in the teen years, and BDSM for beginners.

In the scene she is a rope bottom for MrBLK, and domme for all who would venture into her domain.

Sex blogger, sex educator, and sexy – talking the taboos!

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