Last week I recieved my Jail Bird back from Mature Metal, with a new key and new security screws that are now countersunk into the device. Ahh, it is GOOD to be home! The Holy Trainer is pretty decent as far as stock off-the-shelf plastic chastity devices go, but there is still a huge difference to get back to a custom steel device!
I will completely stand by my initial assessments of the HTV3 found here, but I did just want to elaborate a tiny bit more on a couple things now that I’ve had almost two weeks of continued usage.
Let’s start with the extra little “flange” on the top of the cage. The way it slips underneath and actually sits about an inch or so behind the base ring is fairly unique, at least among any cages that I have personal experience with. My first reaction that I previously wrote about is that it’s pretty nice! It certainly does make it easier to hold all of your excess skin/hair out of the way while you secure the cage to the base ring. It feels pretty good too, at least at first. However, over time I would start finding that extra little flaps of skin from my pelvic area would start going over the top of it.
I should have taken a picture.. Maybe I will some other time if/when I’m ever back in this device again. But basically, looking down at the cage I couldn’t even tell that flange even existed anymore. In fact at one point I DID completely forget about it since I’m not even used to having a device that comes back that far! All I could see was skin, going all the way up to the base ring. Which puzzled me for a brief moment as to why I could feel something “hard” under my skin… Then I realized that I needed to pull that flab of skin back and there was the HTV3 cage! It didn’t really feel like it was rubbing blisters or anything, so that’s good. It was just slightly uncomfortable at times.
I would especially notice it when I needed to make “other adjustments.” Every now and then the balls might be feeling a little extra tight against the bottom of the cage, so you have to just kind of pull a little extra skin through to give them some breathing room… Other guys in chastity: You probably know what I’m talking about, right? I don’t think I’ve ever talked about that phenomenon here on my blog, but surely I’m not the only one who runs into that situation! 🙂 So the problem here was, if I would try to pull some skin through, there was none to be found–because it was all wrapped around the top of the cage! Freeing it from there would allow me to work things on through and be a little more comfortable.
The Five O’Clock Smell?
I was actually contemplating a whole separate blog post with this title, but since I’m wrapping up my overall review of the HTV3 it seems fitting to include here instead. Everybody knows the concept of a five o’clock shadow, right? Basically a guy can have a close shave in the morning, but by late in the day (5:00 PM or so) he might have enough beard stubble starting to grow again that it looks like a little shadow beginning to form on his face…
I’m really thinking it is mostly due to the more closed in design, compared to the open steel bars of my Jail Bird. If I remember correctly, the CB-6000s may have been similar, though I don’t recall it being quite so strong. The CB-6000 did have a couple extra vent holes along the sides though that are lacking in the HTV3, so that could help too for letting things air out a little better.
Maybe it’s just not really feasible to go weeks at a time in these kinds of devices without removing it at least once in a while for a very thorough cleaning, inside and out? I do hear plenty of instances of guys who do get released at least weekly for that purpose. Personally, I would prefer to not HAVE to be let out, so that’s another reason I’ll stick with my Jail Bird as much as possible. Rinsing it out with some soapy water once a day has always been enough to keep it from getting all smelly as the hours go by!