Male Chastity

Updated: APRIL 18, 2016

Male chastity refers to a practice in which a man deliberately abstains from sexual activity. He might abstain from sexual intercourse only, or from all types of sexual activity. Individuals and couples who are experimenting with male chastity might use willpower alone or they may rely upon the help of male chastity devices, which prevent intercourse and masturbation. Male chastity may be practiced for moral or religious reasons, or to enhance a sexual relationship.

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There are two key reasons for practising male chastity. First, a man might practice chastity for religious or moral reasons, perhaps until he is in a committed relationship or married. Male chastity may also be a component in some sexual relationships. In these cases, a dominant partner, known as a key holder, may encourage a male submissive to practice chastity for a period of time. The power imbalance in this interaction is similar to that seen in BDSM relationships, but people who practice male chastity do not always practice other elements of BDSM.

Chastity may also involve the use of male chastity devices or the deliberate denial of orgasms by the dominant partner for a period of time. The key holder may also practice orgasm control or ruin the submissive man's orgasms while he’s under their control. In these practices, the man enjoys some sexual pleasure without experiencing the satisfying release that comes with orgasm.

This type of male chastity may help encourage men to pay attention to the needs of their partners instead of concentrating on their own pleasure. Many men enjoy the delayed gratification, while their partners enjoy taking control of their lover’s sexual release. Male chastity may be a regular part of a couple’s interaction or simply a way to spice up their sex life in the short term.

In kink circles, the month of October is often referred to as "Locktober," and is when people who enjoy chastity play may challenge themselves to chastity - with or without the help of a device - for the month.


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