January 2018, my first post in a new year that has so much potential.
Of course, in 2018, I am going to eat better, work out more, stay naked longer, and, practice more of what I preach regarding male chastity while trying my best to have something locked around my dick every day of the year – though exceptions have to apply for some of my travel to places like China and similar where I walk a very straight line through customs not wanting the risk of discovery, even on the devices that are not actually detected such as the Schandmaske.
As I have mentioned before, I have a new device on order from Steelwerks that will replace the original cage, the Axel, which I sold last month to a now very secure man south of here. With the life I lead, I was looking for something simple without the extra tiny screws and without a scrotal ring as my ginger skin is always a bit more sensitive than the average unblessed person – the non ginger. What I have ordered is something, called the Crucible 2.0, which is a fitted titanium cage that is being crafted around a model of my actual dick and will look very similar to mine in clothes and the 6,372 pictures I will take and tweet the first month I get it. Like the Schandmaske that I adore, this one will be secured via my PA and a locking hollow barbell which allows zero escape chances while also allowing me to piss in a straight shot like my friends who didn’t have a hole punched in their dick for fun, like me.
When I wrote about getting the new cage and posted the prototype photo, most agreed that the cage is absolutely beautiful and will be yet another piece of art like the Axel and all of the Steelwerks’ cages. However, one comment I got in person one day caught my attention about why I would want to spend the money that a Steelwerks’ cage commands again versus buying cheap from an internet toy store and pocketing the extra dough. I laughed that off for a few reasons but mostly because it came from one of my friends who drives an Escalade (as if he couldn’t have bought the Tahoe and pocketed the extra dough??) and that it’s my dough and, thankfully I am in a position to be able to have choices. However, the core factors behind the choice is something that got me thinking about Steelwerks and the other niche manufacturers of cages similar to Steelwerks who now fight every day to make sure their work isn’t pirated – while also constantly defending the cost of custom manufacturing.
First, about the ebay and amazon knock off cages I see guys so excited about buying or trying. I could go through the whole thing about safety, quality of materials, and the question about if you really want to lock your most precious asset into something that may or may not rust, bend, or pinch but I won’t do that this time. What I will say is that these cages, in most cases, are often a complete copy of one from Steelwerks or the other companies that make speciality designs and by buying them you are basically stealing the science and design behind them which can ultimately endanger the entire industry we enjoy so much. I get that guys want to try these things out and realize that nothing will change this and I will even admit to having bought a few myself years ago, but I would just hope that the guys who do buy the knockoff XXX realize what they have and then purchase from the actual manufacturer of XXX when the knockoff inevitably fails them.
Second, and less soapbox like, is that the devices from “off the shelf” that are manufactured by the actual companies that make them like Holy Trainer, Rigid, and the others are all excellent devices and serve a great purpose. For me, these devices were a way for me to know that I wanted to make the investment in a custom device and, once I did that, there really was no going back. The best analogy is one I have used before about the BMW vs the Mitsubishi and how they will ultimately both get you the same place and serve the same purpose. However, the “ultimate driving machine” BMW will get you there with style, safety, and a quality of materials, craftsmanship, and assembly that even the best Mitsubishi could never do. I remember the first time I drove a BMW when I was in college and I was immediately hooked because of those things (and the cute guy letting me drive it) and will never forget the way it just held the road and felt when I gave it a throttle. However, at that point in my life I had a budget that only allowed me to enjoy the driving pleasure of a used beige Ford Escort with the exciting 4 speed manual transmission. Even though mine was equipped with a cassette tape player AND a rear window defroster, I still longed for the feel of that BMW because I knew that was what I wanted to feel. I think it’s the same thing with cages because, once you feel the way a custom device fits, how it physically feels, and see the detail that goes into the design, the shape, and the materials it’s addicting in a very good way.
Of course, just like with premium car manufacturers there are levels of custom and cost and, in my opinion, you find what works best for you (and or your key holder) and you run with it. That is why Steelwerks is where I choose to invest in my denial.
Bottom line, you get what you pay for and to my friend with the Escalade, I look forward to waving my titanium penis in your face. But, here’s to 2018 and all of the adventures we can have within it before the big button might be pushed. Have a great year and thanks for sticking with me.