There is surely a gradation of experience when it comes to enforced male chastity and orgasm denial. Some men are allowed to practice the honor system and don’t wear anything. Many more might buy a relatively inexpensive plastic or silicone device. A few more will upgrade to steel and might even chose to have their bodies modified to make them more secure (or allow it to be chosen for them). Somewhere on that far side of the spectrum is an experience like that made possible by the Steelworxx Looker 02.
The Looker 02 (L02) is unlike most other chastity devices in that it features a hollow titanium alloy urethral plug. The plug’s practical function might be to increase the security of the device, but surely, it goes beyond that. In practice, it dramatically enhances the chastity experience by not just encasing and entrapping a penis, but by also invading it. The device isn’t just locked onto your body, it’s locked into it, as well. The are times when wearing a typical plug-less device that you might forget it’s on. Not so with the L02. With nearly every move (and sometimes, with no other movement than your penis’ natural reactions to blood flow and temperature), the plug tickles the length of your dick, extending into your body. Everything about it is different than the usual chastity experience. You even pee differently. Erections are now not just stunted and compressed, they’re also squeezed from within. They feel as thought they’re clamped in a vice, not squished into a tube. A penis so entrapped has no ability to move or exist separately from it’s prison. At every point of every day, the device is engaged with the body it’s been locked to.
At least, that’s my experience.
First, a physiology reminder
The length of the L02’s plug will vary based on the length of the device ordered. For example, the one I wear has an overall length of 65mm. The plug extends a centimeter beyond the A-ring meaning I’m sliding 7.5cm of titanium up the penis when I’m wearing it. It’s hard to know exactly where that ends inside my body. You’re supposed to use your “normal” flaccid length when determining device length (erring on the short side, if necessary), which means the penis is a little over 2.5″ when soft (though that’s highly variabile as any man knows). The plug is almost 3″ long so, based on the diagram stolen from the internet on the right, I doubt it’s reaching the prostate gland. Instead, it’s likely hung up in the spongy tissue that makes an erection hard (the corpus cavernosum for all you med students out there – the sort of caterpillar-looking pink and purple stuff in the diagram) just below my pubic bone.
The urethra is only a relatively straight shot when the penis is allowed a normal erection, but the whole purpose of the L02 (and any chastity device) is to make that impossible, so when stiff, the bulb end of the plug is being clamped pretty hard by the dual lobes of the corpus cavernosum which itself is forced to bend down by the device at pretty much the same spot. During those times, the L02 provides a fairly intesene experience. Were the plug any longer, I’m sure it would be nearly impossible to wear the device at all.
The tissue lining the urethra is full of nerve endings and is quite efficient in relaying stimulation back to the brain. Part of this sensitivity must be for practical purposes (so your brain knows you’re peeing when it told the bladder to go) but part of it must also serve to make sex (and masturbation) more enjoyable. The upshot for those wearing the L02 is that you feel quite acutely the motion of the plug as it moves back and forth through the urethra. This feeling runs the gamut from mildly enjoyable to moderately distracting to incredibly frustrating, but isn’t so problematic that it gets in the way of everyday life (except for those parts of everyday life it’s designed to get in the way of).
Here’s a short video I’ve made of how I put the L02 cage on/in.
That would have been a lot quicker had I not found myself getting a stiffy the second the plug started sliding up the penis. And yes, I had lubricated the plug with a bit of silicone prior to insertion.
Here’s the Looker 02 from every angle, plus compared to the other steel devices currently in Belle’s rotation.
I ordered the L02 in a size simliar to that of the Jail Bird 2. The A-ring is 42mm in diameter, 2mm larger than the Steelheart Short’s A-ring. The only A-ring option for the L02 is what Steelworxx calls the “anatomical” ring. The bottom quarter or so is bent back away from the device’s cage allowing for a bit more testicular plumbing space. It’s the only device I have with this kind of ring and I think it’s a good modification and one I’d recommend. The circumference of the cage (what Steelworxx calls the “penisring” measurement) is 35mm (1.378″) and its total length is 65mm (2.56″). As you can see in the pictures, that’s a little smaller than the Steelheart and about the same external size as the Jail Bird. However, the Jail Bird’s crossbar design tends to reduce the amount of usable interior space a bit, so the L02 seems a little roomier, though not nearly as roomy as the Steelheart (which needs more space for the PA ring and fixing).
Of course, “roominess” as an attribute tends to lose its meaning when the engaged penis is empaled by a 7.5cm titanium shaft. There’s absolutely zero lateral motion by the penis when in the L02. It’s still more or less free to move up and down on the plug, but not side to side. In fact, due to the arc of the plug, there is a bit of space always beneath the penis shaft, hard or soft, and the top of the penis is pushed up slightly more than it would be otherwise. You can see how Steelworxx has attempted to maximize the space above the penis shaft by mounting the top bars to the outside of the cage. I think its design could be slightly improved if the plug’s terminus was slightly lower in the cap at the end of the cage.
The only flaw I can find in the device from a workmanship perspective is with the A-ring. On the Steelworxx site, these are shown as having the bottom 25% or so bent back to allow more room for testicles to hang. The bent point is perpendicular to the centerline axis of the ring (if you draw a line from the center of the lock down and another at the point of the bend, you’d end up with an inverted cross), but on the L02 I received, the bend is in the wrong place. It’s at an angle to the centerline. I haven’t noticed any comfort issues whatsoever as a result of this, and you can’t tell it’s bent wrong when it’s on, but I noticed it pretty much immediately after it tumbled out of its black velvety bag. It’s not the kind of thing I’d expect from the usually very precise Steelworxx.
One might imagine that having a titanium alloy tube up one’s dick all day long would prove to be uncomfortable. However, it rarely is. As I mentioned above, it can be distracting and frustrating, but not painful. The only times I’ve experienced actual discomfort is during urination. At first, the issue reminded me of how pipes behave when they have air in them. Then I realized it probably is exactly that. What I think happens is a small pocket of air develops in the urethra just outside the opening to the plug. Then, when I pee, the air gets trapped and causes a kind of cavitation to develop. The urine flows out in a stuttering fashion and the “air in the pipes” rattles and shakes and feels like a vibration in the plug. It kinda hurts, to be honest. One solution I’ve found is to push back on the tube once the cavitation starts. That seems to force the air bubble down or around the plug. At first, this happened about half the time I took a leak. Now it’s only about 30% of the time. It’s possible it will get even more infrequent as my body adjusts to the plug.
One advantage of the L02 is the cap at the end of the cage. As I mentioned in my Jail Bird review, little bits of penis meat can sometimes get pinched between the bars and my underwear (assuming I’m wearing any). The cap pretty much eliminates this issue entirely. Plus, while the side bars still allow for some skin contact and stimulation, all the really fun nerve endings are shielded beneath a shiny dome.
Outside of the normal sensation of the plug being in place and the occasional peeing thing, the L02 has to be one of the most comfortable devices I’ve worn. I haven’t yet felt a single pinch anywhere. I would have expected the plug to give me a twinge from time to time, but the closest thing I’ve felt to that wasn’t painful. The anatomical ring design, even with its flaw, and the slightly larger ring would probably allow me to sleep uninterrupted, but I haven’t yet learned not to let the feeling of the nocturnal tumescence clamping down on the plug wake me up. Perhaps with time. In addition to the anatomical ring, the L02 has the biggest gap between the cage and A-ring of any of the devices I might find myself in. That probably contributes to overall comfort.
Interestingly, I’ve found that I don’t need the typical morning and night application of lubricant beneath the A-ring. With the SH-S it’s mandatory. Even with the JB2 and its slightly larger ring, it’s not something I can usually skip. But I don’t need it at all with the L02. I presume this is due to the anatomical ring. Clearly one more reason to get this upgrade on the SH-S. A real plus for the L02 in this department.
While it doesn’t say so on the Steelworxx site, I seem to remember at some point that the urethral plug is supposed to be a security measure. Maybe I made that up, but it seems reasonable. If the plug extends beyond the A-ring, maybe it’d be impossible to pull the penis back enough to disengage it from the plug. In practice, though, it’s not much more effective than any other non-piercing security measure I’ve seen. Penises are just too squishy and pliable. While I’ve never gone so far as to actually defeat the plug, I got close enough to know I could if I wanted to. No idea how getting it all back into place would work, but I assume that’s also possible.
So, if you’re the kind of guy looking for the ultimate in chastity security, in my opinion you’re still going to have to get your dick pierced. Sorry.
It would be a reasonable assumption that having a hollow tube inside one’s urethra would allow one to urinate through said tube and not through the aforementioned urethra. Reasonable, but incorrect. I’ve found that whether or not the urine takes the tube route depends on how badly you need to go (i.e., pressure). If you’ve got to go real bad, some of the urine will travel down the urethra around the plug and come out as it’s supposed to. Luckily, Steelworxx has put a series of small holes around the opening in the plug. This allows the overflow urine to easily leak out.
I’ve begun to get a feel for how hard a stream will cause the urine to overflow and can almost regulate how hard I push to make sure it doesn’t happen. Even when it does, though, it’s easier to pee in the L02 than it is in the JB2 (the Steelheart is still the champ). If there is overflow, it’ll either simply dribble out the little holes or, as I’ve seen it do on occasion, join back up with the center stream and arc out that way. In any event, peeing isn’t that traumatic and, after getting the hang of things, is easily done standing up. If you’re dying to see how this works, click here (and yes, I cleaned up after myself).
From a cleanliness standpoint, it’s about the same as the JB2. Urine gets on my balls and can lead to odor issues by the end of the day. Also, since I’m not able to give one or two extra squirts at the end and wring the penis out, a quantity of urine stays in the plug and slowly leaks out after all is said and done. In that way, it’s more like like Steelheart, though shaking it won’t really make the excess piss come out like it will with the SH-S. During my shower, I pay special attention to rinsing out the space between the penis head and the cap on the end of the cage.
For a reason I can’t exactly explain, the L02 is more stealthy than the nearly identically sized Jail Bird. However it’s doing it, it’s just less noticeable in my pants. Far more stealthy than the Steelheart. It must have something to do with how it hangs on my body. Also like the JB2, there’s nothing to make any noise, so it’s perfectly silent.
The Looker 02, while being a more intense and frustrating chastity experience, isn’t as scary or intimidating as you might think it would be. Once my body got used to having a rod up its penis, it seamlessly became just another aspect of the locked up life I lead. I’m not sure I’d recommend this device to a chastity newbie, but if you’re not squicked out by urethral penetration and have already established enforced chastity an element of your sex life, the Looker 02 is an effective and sexy way to spice things up a bit.
24 September 2012 – Originally published
25 September 2012 – Fixed the name of the anatomical ring, added the bit about not needing to lube the A-ring every day
26 September 2012 – Added the movie of me peeing