Chastity Belts – A Beginners Guide 

What are chastity belts used for?

Chastity belts – those rusty and horrifying inventions meant to keep Middle Age women under lock and key? Well, not quite! The real history of chastity belts is much more complex. To the point where, in the modern age, there are DIY chastity options alongside the very popular online stores you’ve heard of selling full categories of various chastity products.  

There are many varying accounts of the origins of these mysterious objects. Some historians attribute them to the time of the Crusades when knights went across Europe, leaving their young wives at home. The belts, it is theorised, were a deterrent to infidelity.

However, despite its mythic status, there is little to no evidence to support their existence, or that they were ever used in this way. In fact, most historians agree that the idea of the belt used as a device to prevent female promiscuity was just a modern Renaissance imagining of the ‘prehistoric’ Middle Age people.

It’s been pointed out that, aside from a lack of historical records, it would have been physically impossible to wear a metal belt on a long-term basis without resulting in serious injury. Fortunately, modern chastity belts are far more user friendly, medically safe and designed solely for longer-term wear without any nasty medieval side effects.

Nowadays, they are used as adult toys for a variety of purposes including torture play, to build anticipation (over hours or days) and as an instrument of control. It’s a great way to build trust within a relationship and to safely push your partner into tantalising anticipation.

Of course, chastity belts and devices aren’t just designed for women. Modern chastity devices for men include chastity cages which provide a secure and an exciting element to your sexual life.

If you haven’t yet brought them into your bedroom, you’re missing out!

Are chastity belts painful?

The short answer is no – chastity belts should not cause any serious injury or damage to your body. The majority are designed with your comfort and safety in mind. But of course, you wouldn’t want to buy a BDSM toy if you didn’t want a little bit of discomfort. Remember that this should come from sexual tension and not lack of blood circulation!

For women, a chastity belt looks similar to a thong, but comes with a locking mechanism at the front. For men, the design will be similar but will have a separate section to hold everything in. There are numerous designs ranging from the simpler to the more complex.

The fitting of the belt is the most important element, and this will ensure that wearing it is not a painful experience.  When you place it on (or have it placed on you by your partner) make sure that it’s not sitting too tightly against your skin. If it’s chafing your skin or causing your blood flow to be restricted, you should adjust it until it fits comfortably.

When deciding to buy a chastity device, there are a couple of things to take into consideration. The first is the material. Some of the best quality materials are silicone, stainless steel or high-quality, medical-grade plastics. This will ensure that the device can be cleaned properly and won’t cause any unwanted side effects.

Chastity belts are not meant to be worn permanently. It’s important that you take them off regularly and clean them properly to prevent infection and avoid poor sexual hygiene. No matter how tempting it is to keep it on long-term, you’ll have to maintain the device to ensure that it never causes any (unnecessary) pain.

Best For Beginners

CB-6000 Pink Male Chastity Cage Kit

Best Challenge

Master Series Rikers Stainless Steel Locking Chastity Cage

Best Overall

CB-6000 Designer Chrome Male Chastity Cage Kit

The Best Chastity Belts & Devices Recommended for Beginners

This male chastity cage kit is everything that a beginner could need to get started in the world of sexual denial devices. As mentioned above, it’s made from medical-grade plastic that means it can be worn for long periods of time without any serious physical discomfort. Sexual discomfort is another matter entirely, however!

One of the best aspects of the cage is that it there is a hole in the front so that you can easily relieve yourself without needing to unlock it. This product comes with a padlock and a key which you can give to your partner to do with as they wish! Users have commented that the comfort of the device is one of its best features and that you’re paying for a quality material and experience.

It measures 3.25 inches in length and 1.3 inches in diameter and is a very wearable and secure device. It’s best to get a size that fits you snugly and will create a tight and fitted sensation when aroused.

It’s generally advised not to sleep in these devices as safety issues can arise if used improperly. It’s worth following the instructions carefully so that you can use this product safely for years to come.


  • A positive of the product is that when it is the correct size for you, the high-quality design means that it is impossible to become fully erect in the cage. Users have reported that it strictly works as it is intended and no premature fun can happen until the person with the key unlocks the cage.


  • A negative of the product is that it can be hard to choose the correct ring size. This means that it’s possible you will have to try the product on before deciding whether it will meet your needs.

For those of you who are turned on by the feeling of cold stainless steel, you can’t go wrong with this deluxe chastity cock cage. The cage is designed to prevent sexual gratification and will ensure that you (or your partner) is left in a state of constant arousal.

At 3.5 inches in length, this device can be easily detached when fitting. It’s clean and sleek design means that it’s very easy to clean when taken off. It can be a little tricky to fit on properly and to lock, but once it’s on, the weighted sensation will give you an enjoyable sensation when worn under clothes during the day.

Some users have reported a slight chafing sensation when the lock is fitted, which may be a downside to the experience. If you decide to use it during the day under clothes, it’s recommended to wear tighter underwear so that it doesn’t slip off and you can be reassured that you won’t need to adjust yourself in the middle of a business meeting.

One of the best features of this chastity device is the intense relief and gratification following a prolonged period of use and denial. It massively increases the intensity of an orgasm and is well worth the minor torture that comes with wearing it!


  • A positive of the product is that this is actually not the case at all, and on closer inspection, the cage is built with user safety and pleasure in mind. It’s a product that needs to be personally tried in order to see why it receives such rave reviews.


  • A negative of this product is that it can look pretty scary and intimidating in the beginning. Novice users might feel worried that the device isn’t built for delicate areas and instead looks like an industrial spring.

Made from sturdy plastic, this short male chastity cage kit comes highly recommended.

With 3 locking pins, you can adjust this CB-6000S device to be tighter or looser, as you prefer. The clear plastic design is a novelty for many who want to be able to use a chastity device that maintains a snug fit but doesn’t restrict blood flow or gets too uncomfortable after long-term wear.

Many users have said that using lube to put on the device really helps with experience, and a lube sample is included with the kit in case you don’t have any to hand when it arrives. Measuring 2.5 inches in length, it offers a secure and pleasurably frustrating fit for the male user.

In terms of sizing, when searching for an adequately constricting device, it’s best to err on the smaller size so that you can get value for your money. Once it’s on and the lock has been fitted, every user’s experience is different. Many users have reported that the constant erection denial has resulted in partners feeling closer and enjoying an improved sex life.

Everything depends on the wearer, but the CB-6000S is one of the highest rated chastity cages kits for a really good reason, and we would recommend taking a serious look at the reviews before looking elsewhere. The ergonomic design means that it’s easy to urinate without needing to remove the device, resulting in long-lasting wear and a more enjoyable experience for you and your partner.


  • A positive of this extremely popular chastity device is its pleasant design and the ease that it takes to get fitted and locked in.


  • A negative of this product is that it only comes with 1 key instead of two. It’s all too possible to get lost in the heat of the moment and misplace the tiny but important key, so be sure to store it safely.

If you’re searching for a top of the range male chastity cage kit for a very affordable price, look no further than the chrome-finished CV-6000. This device is a standalone amongst male chastity models. Made with a high-quality polycarbonate plastic, it is designed exactly with your safety and pleasure in mind.

First impressions are that this is an impressive device that packs a serious punch and makes a strong statement.

It comes with 5 adjustable ring sizes, 4 pins and spacers to lock yourself in, as well as a brass lock and key. The quality ventilation and design mean that you can wear it for extended periods comfortably and use the bathroom as normal.

As with many cock cages, it’s recommended to shave your hair just to avoid any pinching or pulling when fitting, adjusting and locking. You will then be easily able to get locked in and hand over control to the keyholder.

For users who would like the full stainless-steel experience, it’s better to check out a different model, but if you’re happy with a high-quality plastic and a polished chrome finish, this is the one for you.

The most exciting thing about using the chastity cage is the amount of time you can spend in it in order to maximise the end result. When using it, it’s not recommended to wear at night.


  • The positives include its long-lasting durability and its seriously impressive-looking design. We’re a fan of the neat padlock which fits discreetly under clothes.


  • A negative of this product would be that it can be difficult to fit initially and may take a while to get it fixed onto you correctly. Users have reported that the instructions are not very helpful and it takes some trial and error to get it on.

Finally, the last chastity cage product we think deserves a mention is the Master Series Rikers stainless steel cage. Coming with a cage and ball ring as standard, it measures 3 inches in length and will give you that undeniable stainless-steel feeling.

This device is known for its extremely close fit and will refuse to allow any expansion or growth whilst locked inside. This will leave you feeling enjoyably frustrated and will make sure that when you are able to escape, you pleasure will be heightened tenfold.

Similar to other models we’ve reviewed, the device allows easy access for urination or ejaculation, meaning that you can wear it for long periods of time without needing to be unlocked. Of course, once you hand over control of the key to someone else, you will be (consensually!) at their mercy until the locking device is removed.

The product can be used if you’ve got genital piercings, but also make sure to read the instructions carefully and follow best hygiene practices.

Using lube is a key element of making chastity devices more comfortable for you, and users have found that applying lube when fitting the cage significantly helps.

This is a great products for both experienced users and people who are new to the world of male chastity devices, and we would encourage you to read through all the reviews and identify what will best meet your needs.


  • The advantage of this model is that it is highly restrictive and discreet, meaning that you could easily wear this all day long and nobody would be aware. Users have also cited the pleasant sense of weighting that comes with wearing the product as a clear positive.


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