What is medical play?
Medical play refers to using toys that also have a purpose in a medical setting, or which can be used as part of a medical roleplay scenario. Toys that are used during medical play include:
- Speculums (for stretching and gaping)
- Enemas (for anal preparation and anal squirting)
- Urethral sounds
Does medical play hurt?
The typical answer is ‘it depends’. Like with any sex toy such as a fisting dildo, it’s going to hurt if you jump in at the deep end (pun intended).
I use the fisting dildo as an example because it’s something an experienced sex toy user may get involved in, which is exactly the same as these toys. You have the lighter toys like an anal douche, up to the speculum which are literally for gaping and stretching, so beginners may find them uncomfortable.
But generally, medical play doesn’t hurt unless you actually want it to with these specific toys.
Why do people like medical play? Is it enjoyable?
It completely depends on what you define as enjoyable in line with your kinks and methods of sex. Someone who enjoys light foreplay may not enjoy the intensity of using an enema and a speculum, whereas those who love BDSM may be more inclined to heavy-use of medical toys.
It all completely depends on your fetishes and what you want to use these toys for. If you’re new, start slow and check out both the recommended toys and advice for beginners below.
My Ten Favourite medical sex toys & devices
Nothing says ‘let’s get you ready for your anal exam’ like a good anal douching. This douche by UberKinky is a classic and highly effective design. The bulb is easy to operate, and can contain up to 5.4 fl. Oz. of water.
The tube itself can be inserted 2.2 inches, which is pretty much ideal for beginners! Just insert it up there, and squeeze to expel all the debris, leaving you clean and ready for anything. It’s made from body safe materials, and shouldn’t cause any unwanted reactions, even from the more sensitive among us.
Urethral sounding is a great skill to add to your medical play skillset, and this set is an excellent way to get started with it or explore! It comes with 6 different sizes, each with a little bullet shaped tip at the end.
The smallest size is perfect for starting out with, and the biggest will certainly give you something to aim for! They come in a great leather case to keep them organised and clean, and makes them presentable if you want to give them as a gift to your partner.
This pinwheel is an absolute must for medical play lovers. The Wartenberg wheel was originally designed to be a medical instrument, used to test the nerve reactions of patients as it rolled across their body.
It can be used to gently stimulate or tickle your lover, or you can press a little harder – it really is a toy to get creative with. The cold sensation of the metal is wonderful, and certainly adds to the slight shock of it initially touching your skin! It’s so versatile, it’s almost impossible that you won’t find a use for it.
Although at first sight it may appear quite serious, this anal spreader can be a lot of fun! Using the four thumbscrews, you can slowly spread from closed to about 3.5 inches wide – a significant distance! It reaches a depth of about 3 inches, and the screws mean that you can stretch super slowly, offering far more variability than say a collection of butt plugs.
It’s made from high quality stainless steel, which as well as being super durable and easy to clean really adds to the medical aesthetic!
A urethral sound for those who want to take things to the next level, this snake shaped sex toy is quite incredible. The circumference at the tip is 0.5 inches, and it tapers up to 2.5 inches for when you’re ready!
It’s a whopping 12.5 inches long, which certainly gives you something impressive to aim for – you obviously don’t have to go all the way in the first time. It’s made from premium platinum silicone, which is hypoallergenic and completely body safe. Each one is handmade to order, so you really are getting something special for your buck!
Is there anything more medically themed and exciting than a syringe? I’m not sure, but if there is, I’m yet to hear about it.
This enema syringe holds 250ml of water, and is ideal for cleaning you or your partner out before things get kinky. It comes with three syringe tips, which have 0.5cm diameter tips going up to 1.2cm in diameter at the base, a perfect size for getting into all those hard to reach places!
Equal parts medical and practical, these alcohol swabs will make things both safe and exciting for your medical play sessions. There are countless uses for them, whether cleaning your urethral sounds, or helping to clean any accidental wounds that appear.
All sex toys need cleaning, and after you’ve washed off any obvious dirt, it’s incredibly easy and effective to wipe your toys clean with these wipes. The pack of 100 should last you for a fair while, and after all, you can’t really put a price on health and safety.
A great way to mix pleasure into your medical play scenarios, this clitoris pump will be sure to get you going.
The pump works with the use of a simple and effective trigger, allowing you to slowly get to the correct level of suction. It all comes in a handy travel case, which helps to keep it clean and allows for easy transport.
It’s not advised to use pumps for over 10 minutes, so do lots of short sessions to get the maximum enjoyment out of it. Your clitoris will start to swell, and the see through cup lets you see the magic happen first hand!
This speculum offers great variety for both vaginal and anal stretching, all the way out to incredible breadths! It’s operated via two screw threads, which are both powerful and extremely precise.
It can stretch incredibly wide, so I wouldn’t worry about not being tested enough, and at its narrowest, it’s suitable for beginners as well. The stainless-steel construction is extremely high quality, and it really wouldn’t look out of place in an expensive hospital – great stuff for all the medical enthusiasts out there!
To cap things off, we have this wonderful pair of nipple suckers for you. They work by twisting large screws to create suction, which in turn draws the blood to the surface of your nipples, making them incredibly sensitive!
Again, as with other suction toys it’s best to only use them for 10-minute sessions, and then take a break. To create an even more effective seal, and avoid any unwanted chafing, try lubing up around the nipple! It makes it so much more pleasurable, as lube always tends to do.
How to use medical sex toys & devices – Advice for beginners
As the toys reviewed here are incredibly varied, there’s really no one way to use them. With the urethral sounds especially, make sure they’re clean!
The urethra is very sensitive, and does not want any dirt up there at all – make sure to use the alcohol wipes! With the anal spreaders, be sure to take it slow, the anus is also sensitive, and can be easily damaged.
Otherwise, just have fun and get creative! Dress up, put on your sexiest doctors’ clothes, and get carried away in the joys of medical play.
There’s a lot of variety price wise with these toys, as some are much harder to make than others!
The speculum for example really is a prize piece of engineering, it isn’t just some cheap replica. The snake charmer urethral sound is made to order from platinum silicone, and is priced accordingly.
As with everything, you get what you pay for, and some of these toys really are wondrous. At the end of the day, they’re all just ways to get creative with your medical play, so you can spend as little or as much as you can afford!
As mentioned before, some of these toys are incredibly important to keep clean. It’s basically common sense – anything that goes inside of you should be totally sterile; the urethral sounding toys should be cleaned, then cleaned again, then wiped with the alcohol wipes, as should the spreaders.
The fact that a lot of these toys are made from stainless steel does make cleaning them a lot easier – there’s a reason that so many medical tools are made that way! You can even put them in the dishwasher if you like, but you may want to check with your flatmates before you do that…
Storing your toys in an appropriate manner is just as important as cleaning them! Make sure that you keep everything in a nice and clean bag or box – some of the toys, such as the sounding set, come with travel cases, but if they don’t, you really need to buy one.
Be sure to store them dry as well – moisture will make them degenerate quicker, as well as leading to more bacterial growth.
Especially if you’ve spent a lot of money on some of these things, you want them to last a long long time!
Medical play is so fun, and really everyone should give it a go at some point in their life. It may seem a little daunting to get into, but you don’t need to jump in at the deep end! Start with some role playing, and then you can slowly but surely introduce the toys and costumes as you go along!
It’s a great thing to get into, and can help initiate so many exciting scenarios in the bedroom. So stop thinking about it and just have some fun!