|The CB-6000's principal advantage is that during arousal, my genitals really strain to become erect|
|I agree that the ring is far too wide. It constricted and caused some tenderness for several days following wear.|
The Birdlocked ring is widely criticized as being too wide. I agree. I don't think they needed to make it as wide as it is. I opted for the 45mm ring size, because that was the measured size I was wearing with the CB-6000. It fit snugly. I did not experience the post shower issue with the Birdlocked, I think because it is such a snug fit. Conversely, this snugness resulted in some tenderness (following release) in my lower scrotum. I did not seen any specific markings but it was tender to the touch, even a few days afterwards. I suspect that this might be alleviated by better lubrication. When I first put the device on, it was in the shower and I used some water based lube. I think it dried out immediately. I have subsequently obtained an oil-based lube and that seemed to work much better. The Birdlocked was far better comfort wise during workouts. While my leg positions might impinge on the device, the flexibility of the silicone allowed for such touching to occur without fear of breaking the device. I like the flexibility of the Birdlocked.
Frankly, I don't value security as a feature of chastity devices. Being locked is a mental thing between my keyholder and me, and I would not "cheat". That would be like cheating at a game with my family. Chastity is a fun game, otherwise we wouldn't play it. So, security is not a big deal to me. But based upon my experience above with the "slippage", I would say the Birdlocked is probably more "secure". It really didn't seem like there was any chance that the it would slip off due to a loose ring.
I get fairly sensitive/self-conscious when I am out in public that people are looking at my crotch. I think it's just in my head. I do think that the CB-6000 wins out here. The shaft cage points downward at a pretty steep angle, so it conceals the bulge pretty well. The Birdlocked seemed much more "up". I do not think this was an issue with my jeans but it was quite noticeable when I was working out. While wearing my jock strap, the Birdlocked really raised my bulge to the point that is seemed awkward, almost like I had a partial erection. Over my workout shorts, I have been able to make out the rectangular outline of the padlock on the CB-6000 but the unnaturally large bulge in the Birdlocked seemed like it would call some attention.
This is what I like least about chastity devices. It is difficult to pee and keep clean. From my experience, the key to success here is lots of lubrication. Without lube, there is no telling where my urethra is going to wind up. I got the transparent birdlocked to help me line up me urethra with the hole. I have found the flexibility of the silicone to be helpful in lining these up. I felt like the birdlocked was a little big better in this regard, and it was also slightly easier to shower with.
The feeling of struggling to get fully hard is an intense sensation and probably one of my favorite parts about male chastity. In the CB-6000, my wife will tease me and my entire genitals will throb in an attempt to bust though and get fully erect. Really, it's like my pulse is showing up in my cock. Also, the skin of my cock will pock through the various holes. I love this feeling. I think Suzy enjoys watching this too. Morning erections aren't painful per se, but they are noticeable and remind me that I am a male with testosterone. I didn't quite get the same feeling in the Birdlocked. It may be because Suzy hadn't done a lot of teasing; or the focus was not on my "caged predicament". With or without a chastity device on, I receive a lot of pleasure from Suzy spending a lot of time observing my cock. What can I say, I am an exhibitionist, and I really enjoy it - cock locked or not - when she examines my genitals. We didn't do a lot of that during my tenure in the Birdlocked. I think the jury is still out here. I didn't really notice morning erection 'strain' in the Birdlocked.
Advantage: CB-6000S, with acknowledgement that we might not have played with the Birdlocked enough to explore this aspect of chastity.
Obviously, what my wife thinks is the most important aspect. Suzy has made no qualms about the fact that she hates the hard polycarbonate feel of the CB-6000. Many men seem to enjoy metal devices, but I think she would object even more to that (cold and hard!). She has said that the only time it will be used is when we are physically separated. Even though she much prefers the Birdlocked when we are sharing a bed, I think she prefers my erections much more. I am not sure when Suzy will feel it is fun to lock me. We used to have the use of the chastity device "penciled in" whenever she went on her girls nights outs. They would typically occur on Thursday nights, which means that I only had a day locked at work, and she would release me on Sunday. That was a lot of fun. I don't particularly care for being locked at work, I mainly enjoy chastity when there is sexiness (Suzy) around me. We shall see.
I don't really blame Suzy for this. I get really turned on when she is turned on. There are times when we go to play that she is particularly wet. That is an intense feedback loop for me. It tells me that I have done a good job with foreplay and that she really wants to proceed with sex and with her orgasm. There is nothing hotter than when Suzy is really, really wet. Trying to put myself in her shoes, I would think that having her partner have a strong erection would be a big ego boost. My erection is for her, and represents an involuntary reaction to my desire for her and tells her that I am sexually attracted to her. I told her the other night that several people have seen me nude (locker room, doctors) but I am only nude and erect for her. It is as if my erections honor her sensuality. I agree with that whole-heartedly!
Advantage: no chastity > Birdlocked >> CB-6000
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Not sure what Suzy thinks about this. The time when she unlocked me from my cage was a very hot night!