Which is better?
I’ll go against everything that I have ever been told and begin with the conclusion. The plastic or resin cage is lighter weight and typically will not set off metal detectors. It is also more resistant to changes in temperature and this typically makes it more comfortable for the wearer. Cracking, snapping and wear and tear is going to be a bigger deal with plastic cages. You should inspect these cages more frequently for cracks to ensure that he doesn’t get his bits and pieces pinched.
I am also grouping silicone into the plastic category, these cages are more flexible than plastic but offer many of the same characteristics of that material. Silicone is a great option for active guys who run, cycle or have jobs that require frequent bending and stretching.
Metal or more specifically, stainless steel cages are much more secure, heavier and have a much higher appearance of safety and security. The heavier weight also creates a higher perception and reminder of being locked. The cold steel against his body is a greater reminder of my secure grasp on his most nether of regions.
As with many things, this comes down to personal preference. If he works in a place where he is going through metal detectors he should opt for silicone or plastic. If he is more active, a silicone cage is probably the right choice. If he is more sedentary or need a greater level of reassurance then I highly recommend the stainless steel cage. The sound of metal, the coldness of the touch. All of these things make the metal cage most appealing from the standpoint of the non-wearer.
Plastic cages come in all different sizes and are the most colorful of the bunch. The bright colors of plastic cages are typically the least intimidating and most fun for the couple that is just experimenting or trying to spice things up. If you are just looking for some bedroom play and overnight wear, the plastic cage is a great option. For the most part, this has been our choice because of the low cost and plentiful options.
The pink color cages can add a touch of femininity to the ordeal that you are sharing with your fella. I like the pink one myself because it matches the color of Kevin’s anatomy and as a self proclaimed neat freak, it keeps everything nice and tidy under the nicely colored plastic shell.
Many of the same style cages are available in different materials. If you find an inexpensive plastic cage that suits your fancy, there is a good chance that you may find a steel version of it. The metal locking mechanism on many of these plastic cages can be replaced with a plastic one. A fully plastic cage should be undetectable by any metal detector. Airport style x-ray detectors will still detect them and may cause an awkward pat down. While I’ve heard of plenty of guys passing undetected, it seems like that would be something that should be avoided. If you are detected, describing the device as body jewelry is the best way to explain it the padlock on your manhood.
I decided to create a separate section for silicone because they really are quite different. Silicone cages are very flexible and contour to the body. They have a bit of stretch but are still secure enough to prevent removal without a key. Many of the silicone designs are quite unique due to the flexibility of the material. The base ring can be metal or hard plastic while the rest of the design can be more form fitting with the stretchy material. Kevin did mention that silicone cages feel warmer and less comfortable than the plastic or steel cages because they hug the skin so closely. For the same reason, they can be tougher to clean. They can also be the most comfortable for overnight wear and night time erections since the material has the ability to stretch.
Stainless steel cages are the most secure of the bunch. The metal cages can be cold and have a greater psychological impact to the wearer. Think about how you would feel if a police officer arrested you with pink plastic handcuffs vs cold steel handcuffs. Even though they would both physically restrain your hands, you would certainly feel a difference between the two. In your effort to assert authority over his sex drive and his hormonal urges, the greater psychological impact certainly works in your favor. Another benefit of the stronger material is these cages can be much more open. This provides a greater view of the parts within the cage and it also allows water and air to escape more easily. After a few days of sustained wear, a plastic cage can require removal for cleaning where a metal cage may be fine with spraying some water. Cleaning depends on the fella and the design of cage but shouldn’t be overlooked.
Stainless steel with the external lock has a great clack clack noise as he walks. This noise can be minimized by using a rubber band to secure the lock to the cage but I quite like it. As I mentioned above with the plastic cages, many of the same designs that can be found in plastic can also be found in stainless steel varieties. This allows you to purchase a very inexpensive plastic cage to try the fit and then purchase the more expensive metal cage. We have done that a few times in our search to find the elusive perfectly fitting cage. While we have found a few cages that get close, the perfect cage most certainly doesn’t exist. Yet.
Metal cages also have the added benefit of spikes and other fun accessories. I have another blog coming up about spikes and cages. Spiked cage play can be lots and lots of fun. Stay tuned for that one.
Yeah I know I got the summary out of the way up top but I can’t rightfully complete a blog without some closing notes. When you purchase a cage of any style but especially with metal cages, make sure that you run your fingers through the inside of the cage to make sure there are no sharp edges that might hurt the sensitive skin that it will be holding. We have returned and filed a few down that failed inspection. The goal isn’t to maim him, just to keep things locked away and under my control for a few days.
If you find a cage style that you prefer or would like to add more insight to this article, please add a comment below or in the forum. We have spent hundreds of dollars on trying different styles and are happy to share our insight but we certainly haven’t tried them all. Do you have a style that you love? Let us know.