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How to Put On a Chastity Cage: A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting off with a chastity cage might seem intimidating if you’re new to the concept, but it’s straightforward and easy once you know the steps and measures you need to take.

Chastity cages are adult sex toys designed for those who want to engage in male chastity, often used to enhance intimacy, self-control, and trust in relationships.

Whether you’re doing it alone or with a partner, we’ve got you covered.

This guide will walk you through the steps you need to take to make sure you’re properly putting on the chastity cage and not causing any harm or issues to your sensitive parts,

What Is a Chastity Cage?

A chastity cage is a sex toy in the form of a penis cage designed to limit or restrict sexual activity by preventing erections and masturbation.

Some relationships use it to promote trust, control, and intimacy, while others use it as a part of a BDSM or a similar fetish.

Types Of Chastity Cages

Chastity cages come in many shapes, sizes, and materials to suit different preferences. Here’s a breakdown of the most common types you should know before going fully into chastity.:

  • Plastic Chastity Cages: Lightweight and discreet, plastic cages are popular for their comfort and ease of use. However, they may be harder to keep clean & hygienic compared to other materials

  • Metal Chastity Cages: Sturdier and more secure, metal cages give you a better or a more intense sense of restriction. While they might be heavier, many find them more durable and breathable. Keep in mind that metal sex toys are for the pros, and it’s better to use something lighter if you’re new,

  • Silicone Chastity Cages: Flexible and comfortable, silicone cages are great for beginners. They adjust easily to the body and are amazing if you’re just starting out, but might not provide the same level of security as metal cages.

How Does a Chastity Cage Work?

A chastity cage works by physically enclosing the penis, preventing an erection and stopping sexual activity. The basic components of a chastity cage are:

  1. The Cage: The main part that covers the penis.
  2. The Ring: Positioned behind the testicles, it keeps the cage in place.
  3. The Lock: Secures the cage and ring together, usually with a key or a numbered plastic lock.You can either keep this in a safe spot, or give it to your partner.

While the cage is on, getting hard is, well, hard.

With this sex toy, any attempt to become erect is uncomfortable and discouraging.

In many cases, a partner (referred to as the “keyholder”) controls the key, which is why this sex toy improves trust and adds and element of power exchange.

Things To Do Before Putting On a Chastity Cage

Before you put on a chastity cage, it’s important to prepare properly. Taking a few steps before locking up can make the experience much more comfortable and safe. Here’s what you need to do:

Make Sure It’s Clean

Cleanliness is incredibly important when using a chastity cage. Without proper hygiene, bacteria can build up and cause infections and discomfort. Here are some steps to make sure everything is clean:

  • Wash the Genital Area: Use warm water and mild soap to clean the genital area thoroughly. Make sure you clean around and under the foreskin if you’re not circumcised.
  • Clean the Chastity Cage: Wash the cage with anti-bacterial soap and water. Rinse it well and let it dry completely before use. Regular cleanings can help maintain hygiene, especially if you plan to wear the device for an extended period.

Make Sure It Fits Properly

A well-fitting chastity cage is important to avoid injury and ensure you’re feeling comfortable. Here’s how you can measure for the correct size:

  • Measure the Base Ring: Wrap a flexible tape measure around the base of your penis and behind the testicles. Make sure it’s snug but not too tight.
  • Measure the Cage Length: Measure the length of your flaccid penis from the base to the tip. This helps in finding a cage that fits comfortably. It’s important that your penis is flaccid and not hard.
  • Double Check: It’s always better to double-check your measurements and read the sizing guide of the chastity cage.

Prepare a Lubricant

Using a lubricant can make the chastity cage slide on smoother and avoid any pain. Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Lubricant: Choose a high-quality lubricant like water-based, silicone-based, or a hybrid. Avoid oil-based lubricants as they can break down certain materials.
  • The Chastity Cage: Have your cleaned and dry chastity cage ready.
  • A Mirror: A mirror can be helpful to see what you’re doing, especially when putting on the device alone for the first time.

Step-by-Step Guide to Putting on a Chastity Cage

If you’re ready to commit to male chastity, knowing exactly how to put on the cage is important before starting. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Step 1. Prepare Your Body and Mind

Before you even touch the cage, preparation is key. Make sure you’re in a calm state of mind and physically ready.

Take a moment and reconsider if that’s something you’d like to do, and then prepare your body for it too.

Here are some steps to ensure you’re good to go (body-wise):

  • Hygiene: Take a shower and thoroughly clean your genital area. This reduces the risk of infections and ensures a comfortable experience.
  • Shave (optional): Consider shaving the area to prevent hair from getting caught in the device. 

Step 2: Assemble the Cage

Before putting it on, you’ll need to assemble the components. Here’s how:

  1. Identify Components: Most chastity cages come with a base ring, a cage, and a lock.
  2. Fit Together: Align the base ring and the cage. Make sure you understand how the lock secures these parts.

Every chastity cage should come with basic manufacturer’s instructions on how to use it and how long to use it.

Step 3: Position the Base Ring

This is a critical step. The base ring holds the cage securely in place. Here’s how to do it right:

  1. Hold the Ring: Hold the ring close to your body.
  2. Pass Through One Testicle at a Time: Gently push one testicle through the ring. Then, ease the other testicle through.
  3. Include the Penis: Finally, pull your flaccid penis through the ring.

Some people find it helpful to stretch their scrotum skin gently during this process.

Step 4: Apply Lubricant

Lubrication can make the whole process smoother and more comfortable:

  • Penis: Apply a small amount of water-based lubricant to your penis.
  • Inside the Cage: Spread some lubricant inside the cage itself.
  • Interior Part of the Ring: Apply lubricant to the interior part of the ring for minimal friction.

When You Should NOT Put On a Chastity Cage

Chastity play can be exciting and fulfilling, but there are times when you should think twice before putting on a chastity cage. It’s important to stay safe while exploring your sexuality and fetishes.

Here’s when you shouldn’t put on a chastity cage:

When it Pinches Your Penis

Chastity cages should never cause pain or pinch your skin. If you experience pinching, here are some solutions to prevent and address this issue:

  1. Choose the Right Size: Make sure the cage and rings are the right size. A well-fitted device should not pinch. Measure accurately and check sizing guides if necessary.

  2. Shave the Area: Hair can get caught and cause pinching. Shaving the genital area can make the pinching go away.

  3. Use a Lubricant: Using a good water-based lubricant can reduce friction and, in most cases, get rid of the pinching. Apply the lube to the base ring and the penis before wearing the cage.

  4. Use a Protective Barrier: Some people feel better when they place a thin layer of cloth or a foreskin cap between the cage and their skin.

When It’s Uncomfortable

Wearing a chastity cage should not be painful. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing it, you should take it of as soon as possible, and if it hurts bad, you should see a doctor.

  1. Take Breaks: If discomfort becomes unbearable, remove the device and give yourself a break. Make sure you don’t get injured by wearing it for too long.

  2. Check for Soreness: Normal soreness can happen anytime, but persistent pain or skin discoloration are MASSIVE red flags. You should never ignore these symptoms.

  3. Hygiene: Keeping the area clean and dry is important. Wash the area and the cage regularly, and always dry thoroughly to prevent infections.

  4. Medical Attention: If pain persists or you notice severe redness, swelling, or bruising, talk to a doctor. It’s gonna be an embarrassing 15-minute talk that might just make the difference you depend on.


Chastity play can be exciting and interesting, but it’s important to keep health and safety in mind while doing it.

You don’t want any infections or harm, right? So, make sure you’re properly cleaning your toys and that you’ve got the right sizes!

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