The problem with metal base rings is this … You see this base ring comes with a partial rubber bumper tubing covering the joint at the bottom of the ring. What I did not count on, was the metal ring, cutting into my skin around the top of the ring. Which was causing me grief.
I noticed it today when I went to shower.
I had to perform a surgical removal of said cage, by removing the solder, and unscrewing the locking mechanism first. It was not that terrible. The solder popped off with the assistance of a wrench, and I was able to remove the cage. I had rubber bumper tubing in my storage box, that I was using for the base rings for the Bon-4 cage, I had used prior.
I took the rubber bumper tubing and slid it onto the Rage Cage base ring, and it went all the way around the ring. I made several attempts to re-solder the end of the bolt set up, failing miserably, and causing myself even more grief. The wide metal solder I was using was not adhering to the bolt/nut end.
The soldering gun was generating heat into the ring itself, which raised the heat level almost to unbearable temperatures. Trying to solder a locking mechanism that conducts heat while you are wearing it, needs to be done “very carefully” so you don’t intentionally burn yourself, where it counts.
I had another metal solder spool in my tool box, a much smaller grade solder wire, that I was able to use successfully.
Should have thought about before:
Metal Base Rings will chafe. And if they are cut in a specific way, they will tear skin at the contact point with the body, above the groin where the ring meets the body.
A partial rubber bumper tube needs to be much longer and cover the entire ring, around from end to end.
If you are using a metal base ring, it needs to be buffered, because long term usage will depend on a comfortable fit.
Soldering between your legs has to be done very gingerly and carefully.
Metal on Metal conducts heat around the entire set up. Have wet washcloth standing by.
My Rage Cage Arrived Yesterday. The Pin and locking mechanism are useful, but the pin has a very small pin hole for a small pad lock, and not large enough to accommodate the lock I had been using on my CB-6000. Last night I removed the pin entirely and used my main stay lock in place of the pin and lock system.
Today after work, I went by The Tire and bough a package of bolts and nuts, that would fit the pin hole, where the pin is inserted into the top of the base ring. I tightened a bolt with a couple of nuts in the pin hole to lock the base ring together, because the cage portion has an arm that fits onto the wings of the base ring (it fits together in two parts).
Once you fit the cage arm over the base ring, comprising the pin hole for locking, you have two interlocking parts that lock the device together, then you have to either use the pin and lock to lock the device closed, or like I did today, I am using a bolt and nut in place of the pin system.
I took my metal solder set and soldered the end of the bolt behind the nuts permanently sealing the bolt in solder.
If you asked me this question a year ago, I would have thought you mad. Are you serious, you wanna take my most precious practice away from me, No Way !!!
I had been talking to a friend over the years, well, two of them actually, in our leather men community, and both of them, are attached and they play around, and both of them, within a space of a few months, got the chastity bug.
Because chastity is all the rage in the Leather/BDSM/Master/Dom/Mistress community.
If you think the gays, have the market on Chastity, you would be WRONG! Because the straight community has a huge stake in Chastity. I’ve tested gear for straight sex shops over the past few months, and I know many Mistresses who use chastity with their bois. They have taken a fetish and really run with it, seriously. Fetish crosses the divide between the gay community and the straight fetish community.
Back when I worked at the bar, there were very few Mistresses who came out with us, but while I worked in a sex shop for a friend in Fort Lauderdale, I learned all I need to know about vibrators and sex toys from a Mistress names Miss Carla. She was a gem of a Mistress and a very kind soul to me when I really needed it. She taught me a lot about women and sex and all kinds of other good natured topics we used to chat about often.
I said this before, but if chastity had become a thing, in the nineties while I was working for Todd at the Leather Bar (The Stud), that would have taken off like wild fire. I mean there was simple idea and construct for chastity back then, but not like it is right now.
Todd is the only Master I will ever know, and a good thing too. I’ve seen too much abuse in as many years, and Todd was not that kind of man. I’m sure, if he had it, he would have employed it with me.
Chastity is a form of submission. And submission, in my opinion, is something I craved for a long time, and I needed, for a long time, and Todd was the Master I needed to submit to. I would give my life for him any day of the week.
I’ve studied this Fetish/Way of life for months now, and I’ve read all the blogs I can, and have researched this topic intimately. Men and their boys, Mistresses and their bois, Masters and their subs.
I would have never thought that chastity would become such a driving force in my life, but it has. In the beginning I gave up my keys to my best friend, until I hit that medical wall. Then he went away for the summer, and I was bouncing between the CB-6000 and my Bon-4. Then I added The Curve. Now I am back in my CB-6000 until later this week, when my Rage Cage arrives and I go full bore Permanent Chastity in that steel cage.
You know, taking porn out of the equation, and turning to chastity to force me to stop focusing on my dick is life changing. The main focus of chastity is to rewire your brain, to stop touching yourself, and give your desire to touch yourself over to your Dom/Mistress. Or give that control over to your key holder.
One small drawback for me, is that I am Diabetic and HIV+. So I have to keep a close eye on my body and the problem with the CB-6000 is that it is a closed cage, that one has to remove at least weekly to clean. And because my body is specific in what it can do, I have to be on top of it 24/7.
Which is why I chose the Rage Cage to go full bore, because it is an open cage and I won’t have the attendant problems as with my CB-6000.
In the beginning I couldn’t wrap my mind around 24/7. But the longer I wore my cage, the less often I touched myself. And the longer I wore my cage, the less I thought about touching myself.
Now, I have no desire to touch myself, because that physical pathway has been rewired. And once you remove the stimulus for masturbation, that is almost all of the fight. Remove the stimulus, and rewire that pathway, and your desire to touch yourself begins to disappear.
I don’t think about sex as often, because I know I am locked up. And you know what also? I have so much more free time to do other things, things I like to do for myself, in a good way. I don’t think about my cage, and for a long time I forget I am wearing it, because it has become a normal item of my wardrobe. Once I get the Rage Cage, it will all be over. Finally !!!
For us in the leather community, sex was a given, I mean that’s why we “coupled” with someone. And like I said, if cages existed back then, in that particular venue of men, it would have been all the rage. For Sure !
In order to curb ones sexual appetite, you take away that which feeds it; Your Dick. The more time you spend in chastity, the more you are apt to focus on the one Mistress/Master/Dom who holds your key and the fate of your dick in their hands.
It heightens your sexual desire, for when you are unlocked or when you next have sex, the longer you stay locked up, the better the next time you get to orgasm. In the beginning I did not remain locked all the time, because I had not gotten over masturbating just yet.
Once you take off the CB-6000 and you masturbate, the chances of getting back into it are slim, then I had to revert to the Bon-4 and then back to my CB-6000, what a nightmare. And at some point I just bit the bullet and deleted the stimulus from my life, and locked into my CB-6000 for the haul until my Rage Cage gets here in a few days.
So I’ve been locked, for a few months now, 24/7. With no breaks and no cheats. Since I’ve removed the porn and the hard drives and the web sites, like I said, I am MUCH MORE focused on my life and other things I was not doing, now that I have A LOT more free time to myself.
I cannot believe all the time I was wasting editing, and filing and fooling around with myself, it is just incredible.
If you’ve got a problem, and you want a solution, we here are all about solutions, be they addictive or sexual. If you are in a Dom/Mistress relationship, let’s chat. If you are in a chastity relationship, tell me about it.
If Todd were here, I’m sure he would approve. Because in my heart of hearts He is with me all the time, every day, every minute I am still breathing.
If I can change One Life, as Todd told me to do so, then, I have done my job as His Boy …
After spending the balance of the summer in my CB-6000, and doing some much needed homework on several different cages, styles, materials and such, I noticed problems with my C-6000.
What I did not expect, this morning, was to find out that the base ring, which I have been using since I put it on, broke. The pin holes, for the connecting pin set up that completes the circle of the base ring, cracked in half.
It is a good thing that the CB-X package comes with several base rings of various sizes, a couple of them are very close in circumference. And I also had the spare CB-X CB-6000 from my friend who turned his in at the start of the week. I have plenty of base rings to choose from.
This all goes to the homework that I did that many folks do not recommend a poly-carbonate set up for long term use. For many reasons.
The closed cage poses a cleanliness issue over time
The base ring can snap and break apart
The aeration of a closed cage is lacking
The closed cage is not exposed to water or air (again cleanliness)
My Rage Cage is en route as we speak. So the final countdown is on.
One of my friends returned from Summer vacation a new man. And he remarked to me, upon seeing me, for the first time in three months, that I too had changed.
We both took the Summer to re-evaluate our lives, learn new skills, and make positive changes to maximize our time, as individuals, and as friends.
We had a pow wow prior to his departure, and we both had goals that were attainable, (provided we put in the work) but, as you know, life does not toss you roses and teddy bears all the time.
For both of us it was a challenging Summer for each of us, in our own ways. He shared his story with me, and I shared my story with him. We both came away with a new appreciation of possibilities.
I believe I am about to make another turn, in my sobriety. I told him what has been going on with people, young and old. Told him about the misery in the rooms in many places, and my irritation with negativity and misery and the fact that there are battles I cannot win, and people, I will never please, and work that I do, for people who really take advantage of my good hardheartedness.
And that the Alcoholic WILL DRINK AGAIN.
Give people an inch they will take a mile.
He reminded me that I really don’t have to over extend myself, because I have done my job for King and Country. I know what my strengths are, and if I don’t need to hang around drunkenness and misery, then DON’T.
I don’t have to stay in places that thrive on conflict and misery. He told me that I might be on to something, because the way I explained things to him, it seemed to him, that people won’t step up, but will make snide comments because I am on the ball, so to speak. I have goals and I pound the pavement, and people see that and for many, they are jealous about what I have, because they won’t step up and do the same for themselves.
He also told me that I really helped him and that in that help, I changed his life in ways he never imagined.
He was grateful. And I was humbled.
Todd always told me that if I wanted to do right, then pick the people with promise and potential and take them under my wing and teach them what I was taught by Todd, and thereby changing lives, one at a time, in ways they nor I ever imagined.
I have done that.
There is a solution, available to everyone. It just seems that people are more comfortable in complacency and misery. Because not many want the challenge I put to them. I even scared a boy away from the rooms, by asking him to pray, and to do some step work, hell I even bought him a really nice journal to write in, and he’s never hit another meeting since. It’s been about a month now and he’s been MIA.
The other night I completed phase One of my full transition. Getting rid of distraction. I scrubbed my computer, and closed all of my distraction accounts, and deleted them from my system.
I am making good use of my CB-6000 right now.
Tonight I completed phase Two, of my transition. The Rage Cage has been purchased and will go out sometime tomorrow, with a receive date of probably next week. I went to The Tire to see if they had the solder supplies I need to seal the deal, so that I don’t have to trek all the way to St. Henri and hit the Home Depot instead. Thankfully, in a few hours I will go to The Tire up the block and get the necessary wand and metal solder wire.
We will be prepared to make it all happen as soon as the Rage arrives.
I have a goal in mind, and I am making it happen. I have all the necessary support to be successful and now I have the permission of my guides to make certain changes I wanted to make, but I needed to run them by sound minds before I put my choices into action. First I needed to know if I was right, if my thoughts were clear, and I explained the issues correctly to make a solid judgment call.
With that said … My final plans are coming into fruition.
By next week, a new chapter in my life will begin, in ways I had never imagined just a few short months ago. I had a prophetic dream one night, I acted upon it the next day, and here we are with a totally new perspective on Life, Chastity, Obedience, Humility, and Friendship.
In one weeks time, this cage will arrive. My run with the CB-6000 is coming to an end. I find that the plastic cage has its drawbacks. I’ve been wearing it on and off, along with my BON-4 Metal cage for 160 days.
The problem with a closed cage is that if you wear it for long periods of time, cleanliness becomes an issue, because it is a closed cage, and after a few days, it needs to be removed to clean, then get it back on. That is a hassle.
I’ve been researching steel cages, and after searching one of my sites, I found a seller, who produce these steel cages, at very nominal prices. Half the price of my regular cage seller, that I have been buying from since the beginning of this run.
Many people in the chastity community have commented that a steel cage, in the long run, is better than a plastic cage, and also, the silicone cages have been warned off from.
So I chose this particular cage, the “Rage Cage.” it is so named because only the most hardcore chastity folks will find this one a challenge. On the particular site, Fetish Toy Box They sell many types of cages, in all forms, steel, silicone, and the poly carbonate CB line.
I’ve been shopping at the CB-X.com website for the odds and ends for the CB line. I bought the CB-6000 here in Montreal, at Priape and also bought one for a friend at the beginning of summer. The first cage I purchased at Priape was the BON-4 metal cage that I started with. Then moved to the CB-6000.
The CB-X shop has parts that they sell individually, that are not available in retail shops, which came in handy over the past few months.
The Rage Cage is going to run half of what I paid for my CB-6000. I have another BON-4 metal cage that I am using right now, because it is an open air cage, that is metal, and does not have the same issues as my CB-6000.
When the Rage Cage arrives, I am going to have it modified once I get it on, so that there is no locking mechanism, hence (no lock). In the end it will be soldered shut with a soldering gun, meaning that once I solder the mechanism locked, there is no taking it off, PERIOD !!!
I will enter full chastity mode, with the Rage Cage solidly sealed shut.
Sex is a distraction, and so is masturbation. Something I have come to realize over the past few months. The reason my friend and I entered into this fetish, was to curb the obsession with our dicks. Because what good is man, without his penis. Many men I know, in my social circle, sex and masturbation are at the top of the list of important topics to discuss.
If you eliminate the obsession, you can focus on other things, that are much better for you, than always relying on your “mister” for satisfaction.