Okay, okay, okay. I’ve been too busy crowing about my exercise schedule and weight loss and fitness and all that stuff that you don’t actually care about; and not nearly enough time posting about what most of you really come here for: male chastity.
I’ve been promising for months to describe some of the modifications that I’ve made to my own devices to make them more comfortable. Since the CB6000 is the latest and hottest thing on the market, I’m going to focus on that one.
|CB6k & 3k Mods|
I got the CB-6000 back in April of 2008, and while it’s a nice device, I wasn’t overwhelmed. Over the next few months, I made a few modifications, mainly so I could wear the device with my solid cuff ring that I use with the CB-3000. Over the several years that I’ve been wearing the 3000, I’ve found that the solid rings (originally sold with the CB-2000) were more comfortable and more durable than the hinged rings that came with the 3000.
The 6000 uses a 3 piece assembly that is fairly comfortable, but not as easy to work with as I would like to see. Also, Mrs. Edge prefers me to leave the cuff ring on after removing the cage, which allows it to act like a cock ring. So, I did two things: I turned the 3 piece assembly into one solid piece, and I adapted the new cuff ring and cage to work with the solid rings from the 2000. This works because the 3-hole pattern is the same as the pattern on the 3000 and 2000.
As it happens, the solid ring makes for an excellent cock ring, and so I often leave it on even when the device is removed. Note that this may not work for everybody; if you are wearing a very snug ring, then it may cut off too much circulation, or not allow the blood and fluids to cycle back into your body. The idea is that a cock ring should be snug, but not tight. If it’s painful, that would be a clue.
After some experimentation, I found that the solid ring that I made from the 6k sections was just a bit too bulky for comfort, although part of the problem was (again, for me) the corners weren’t rounded off enough. The slight chamfer on the corners leaves more surface area on the inside to “grip” with, which makes the entire device less likely to move and slide around. Unfortunately, my squashy bits don’t fold as easily around the smaller corners and it feels pinchy and more prone to chafing. At some point, I’ll try sanding the corners to round them over a bit more.
Ultimately, I found it more comfortable to press new guide pins into the 6000 cage and wear them with the older solid cuff ring. I have been experiencing more slippage and movement, though, which was one of the issues with the previous 3000. Some men wear the “Points of Intrigue” in order to keep the cage from sliding around, but I find that they dig in a bit too much for comfort. And those are made for the 3000 anyway, not for the newer 6000.
Recently I gave the 6000 another try, and while I managed to work out most of the bugs, I still had an issue with my skin swelling out of the vent holes on the sides of the tube. I’ve filled the vent holes on my 3000 with epoxy, and more recently, with clear waterproof silicone – the kind you use for sealing aquariums and such. A little bit of arousal means that your squashy bits have to go somewhere, and the vent slots on the top (3000) or sides (6000) offer the opportunity. Unfortunately, quite a lot of skin will squoosh out, and it becomes painful. In the past, I have covered the insides of the tube with tape, and filled in the holes from the top, making for a smooth surface once the tape is removed.
Also, I have another problem with the 6000 that I didn’t have with the previous 3000. The head has much more of a taper than the 3000, which gives it a cool, rakish look and is actually a bit more low-profile in when you wear tighter clothes, like jeans. The design is such that one would think that it could contain the head of a penis, and the narrower section of the cage would help hold things better to keep your bits from slipping around. Unfortunately, the head of my penis is bigger than what the head of the cage will hold, and so the coronal ridge – the skin at the back of the head – tends to fold over and slip backwards into the cage. This is uncomfortable, and the bottleneck keeps me from manipulating it forward. This is not especially important, until I find myself standing at a urinal and trying to inconspicuously make an adjustment so as not to dribble down my pants leg.
Until I get this resolved, and find time to fill in the vent holes, I’m back in the CB3000.
I should point out that the website “Kept for Her” (www.keptforher.com) sells interesting add-on devices to enhance the security of your CBx000 device. One of the, the KSD-G2, is really just a plastic collar that makes a smaller opening, in theory holding your shaft more firmly so that a) there’s less movement, and b) makes it more difficult to slip your penis out of the back of the cage. While they may work for some people, I found it either too constricting, or, after I sanded it to be a bit larger, just downright uncomfortable when aroused.
They just introduced a new item, the KSD-G3, which is not a constricting collar, but a plastic insert that puts just a little bit of downward pressure on your shaft, inside the tube; it has a slightly angled tip about an inch into the tube, and if you try to pull yourself back out of the tube, your loose skin bunches up at the tip, making it very uncomfortable, if not downright painful. They made this for the 6000, but I recently bought a set and have been using it on the 3000, and it’s surprisingly comfortable, and even more surprisingly effective. I had to lightly polish the edges of the molded plastic part, but I think that it’s the best add-on thing on the market for these devices.
Again, I need to reiterate that the CB2000/3000/6000 line of products are an excellent, low-cost way for people to explore male chastity and orgasm denial. The $150 to $200 cost for a device is considerably less expensive than the $1,000+ that one can spend on a crafted, solid steel belt, or even than the $500+ that one might spend on the various stainless steel devices that look and operate similarly to the plastic ones. It’s just an unfortunate fact of situation that one must be a bit of a gearhead in order to customize one of these devices in order to make it more convenient and comfortable for everyday use.