This review is personal, subjective opinion from one person who is probably not the anatomical norm. If you have encountered the same fit and comfort issues that this bitch describes with certain popular designs, then these observations and opinions might help you. For those of you who haven't experienced the same issues as this bitch, please don't take this review as a "put-down" of your favorite device. ------- Executive summary -------- Edit: After 4 days and 4 nights of full-time wear, it turns out that this particular design does not meet the goals for this bitch and her Ma'am, but that does not mean the Exobelt extreme is "bad" in any way. Just not a match for Ma'am's needs. The rest of this review is unedited and shows this bitch's progressive impressions and observations over a relatively short period of wear. The Exobelt Extreme is nothing short of awesome in terms of real full-time chastity wear, unlike how most traditional "trapped-balls" designs are. It's like the difference between a pair of brand new athletic sneakers that you can walk in for miles right away, versus a new pair of stiff leather dress shoes that take forever to break in while you develop calluses to help blunt all the stiff, sharp edges. The Extreme is not perfect and it would benefit from some v1 and v2 design improvements, but chances are good that you can find a way to make it work very well for you. If you've been dissapointed in any way by traditional designs, you might be pleasantly surprised by the Extreme. I certainly am! -------- Backstory --------- This bitch has tried three different trapped-ball designs in the past, but none of them work well with this bitch's anatomy: the CB-n000, the Birdlocked, and one of the Greene's chrome-plated steel models (Ringmaster). In short, none of these designs are actually feasible for full-time chastity for this bitch. The rigid-ring designs produce absolutely unbearable pain for twenty minutes or longer with each nocturnal erection (on the lower sides of the scrotum) and this bitch's balls can easily escape the smallest possible gaps, and do so of their own accord. And all those "grabby" silicone surfaces of the birdlocked simply tore up major areas of skin (and was hard to keep clean/non-smelly), although it was *slightly* less painful at night around the base ring. Recently MsTreat asked her bitch to see whether the Exobelt Extreme might work. After researching the pics/vids/reviews it seemed like a promising alternative design. We recently received ours and it is indeed quite promising, but not exactly "as designed"! So since this bitch is using it in a slightly different manner than designed, and since it's been more than a year since the last Extreme review thread was started, This bitch figured it would be appropriate to start a new thread. This will be a "progressive" review in that this bitch will periodically update it with new observations. --------- The Goal -------- Our main goal for a chastity device is not that it should be completely inescapable, but simply that it should: A) be wearable 24/7 full-time, with only occasional removal for a half hour "conditioning" release, or even no removal at all. And B) that if this bitch were to escape it, it would be effectively impossible to get back into it, so that Ma'am would know I had escaped it. The essential function of any chastity device is to remove control of sexual stimulation and release from the wearer. If a device cannot be realistically worn full time, it does not serve that purpose as effectively. If a device's design requires you to take it off to sleep, or to clean thoroughly, or to let the locked-up flesh recuperate from damage caused by the device, to us it makes the device effectively useless. Not that there's anything wrong with the fetish value of wearing an impractical device for an evening of dungeon play, but both of us want "the real deal" of chastity that doesn't need to be removed for any reason. While this bitch has never given into the temptation to masturbate when Ma'am wasn't looking, the knowledge that this bitch *could* if she wanted to is enough to mar the symbolic effectiveness of a device that needed to be removed for any period at all. It's an entirely different story when you know the device is on for good and only comes off when the keyholder allows (if ever). We don't worry about preventing all possible escape, just an unnoticed escape. I wouldn't dare remove a device if I'd be caught at it, no matter how badly I might want. Ma'am's punishment would far outweigh any ephemeral pleasure I might gain from escape. ------- First impression of the Exobelt Extreme ----- The Extreme is a hybrid device that features a true "penis trap" shell plus a "scrotal anchor" that traps your balls too, but in a different angle and configuration that a typical base ring does in the traditional "trapped balls" designs. IMO, the scrotal anchor suffers from the same basic design flaw (for this bitch's anatomy) as every other captive-balls design. Namely, the scrotum anchor is far too small to be practical for my anatomy. Also the overal design of the anchor and its spacers is frankly way too "pinchy". There are at least two pinch points on each side, more if you need to stack multiple spacers. The only way to fix this problem, IMO, is to create several different one-piece scrotum anchors of different lengths and widths, and which utilizes an asymetrical curved shape to raise the portion that goes behind your balls closer to your perineum, relative to the pin holes on the shell. But that of course would be an inventory and tooling nightmare and drive up the cost quite a bit. Also, the length of the pins and total number of spacers would be literally too short and too few to fit my scrotum "gap" *and* still leave room for proper fit of the cock cage. This bitch is sure that Jenny would provide additional spacers and longer pins if needed, though, based on all the reports and reviews. But as it turns out, for this bitch it's probably a good thing that the default configuration didn't work. So trying to use the device seriously as designed with the scrotum trap was an obvious no-go within the first 20 minutes of trying to get it all on. And without using the scrotum strap, the pins are too long and there aren't enough spacers to wear the cage by itself! For people who really want a padlocked solution. IMO Jenny should provide a second set of shorter pins that are just long enough to securely lock the shell closed with nothing but the two long spacers inside (one on each side). This would enable locking the cage onto the penis (with no scrotum strap) at any size from largest inside fit to the tightest, without needing any additional spacers or poking too far above the top of the shell. ------ My twist on how to wear it ------- So this bitch's solution was to try wearing *only* the shell and to use zip ties to secure the two halves of the shell together instead of using the pins and padlocks! This enables using any size spacer inside, and also creates an extremely low, flat, smooth top profile on the top/front of the shell due to no protruding lock posts and locks. It actually looks pretty good inside panties, like a Ken-doll-shaped flat triangle. When tucked inside panties (or men's briefs) like this, the scrotum molds into and around the edges of the shell, and everything is safely snug inside your panties, so you don't get sawed by the seams of your jeans, and nothing is moving around to be pinched everytime you shift position. Unlike all traditional "trapped balls" designs, the Extreme really, truly fits into panties, at least in this configuration without any pins or padlocks. To be fair, the Exobelt site mentions that you can wear just the cage by itself, but it's understated and easy to overlook. I had read that but didn't believe the device would "hang down correctly" or stay on unless it was anchored to the back of your scrotum. Au contraire! The penis trap design works VERY well! And the shell hangs vertically all by itself just by its own design and weight and center of balance. So it's now been 36 hours of full-time wear right from the get-go, and I've slept in it just fine, worn it out doing errands and such just fine, and no discomfort or signs of irritation at all. Not one! No soreness or tenderness or pasty skin or discolored skin anywhere. Yes, it *does* hurt when you get really aroused, but it's totally bearable and non-freaky unlike what a fixed base ring does to the sides of my scrotum. I remember falling asleep while it was still hurting during a nocturnal erection last night. Of the four times I remember waking briefly, none of them caused the wide-awake, panicked, sweat-inducing, burning agony for 30 minutes that the base ring devices cause me at night. Not anything close to that. I have no doubt that I'll probably start sleeping through most nocturnal erections given how relatively minor the pain was. To be more explicit, the pain you feel is localized to your penis, which has appeal as a CBT-style "punishment" for becoming aroused. If you're into such things, it can create a deliciouly evil feedback loop. The pain of arousal in a typical trapped-balls device is very different. There, you feel mostly pressure around the base of your scrotum and nearly no discomfort in your penis itself. If too much pressure builds for too long without consious regulation (as in a nocturnal "systems check"), the pressure around your scrotum becomes outright burning of symetrical hot spots that isn't even remotely erotic. Even better, despite the fact that this bitch's erections all tend to "back up" and swell behind whatever device, pushing it forward quite strongly, the Extreme stayed put exactly where clamped in the shell! Every single trapped-balls design has always been pushed far forward after just a few attempts at erection (or simple gravity), literally exposing the first inch of this bitch's shaft out the backside of the cage. And stretching the skin around and between the balls so taut that this bitch quickly develops a serious case of "leather butt" throughout the entire region of scrotal flesh that sits underneath the penis. (Which can take nearly two weeks to heal to normal.) In the Extreme, by contrast, everything that is originally placed past the ridge stays firmly in place through the simple magic of the overall configuration created by the small, tight hole in the back plate, followed by a 90-degree downward bend, followed by the broad friction surface and moderate "clamp" of the ridge beneath the middle of your penis. (More like a big, flat, rounded-square hump than a thin ridge.) The glans itself tries to shrink back as far as it can, but it can regress back no further than the portion of meat that is trapped in the middle ridge. The net result is that the end third of your penis stays firmly puffed out at the front end of the ridge no matter how you move, how your penis wants to expand or shrivel naturally, or how often or dramatically you become aroused. 36 hours of constant wear later, with two showers, 10+ full erection attempts, walking/sitting/driving, etc. and it hasn't budged from its trapped position. And this is all on the widest set of internal spacers and this bitch's clitty is only 4-ish inches long to begin with! -------- The importance of spacing in the shell ----- This bitch is currently wearing the shell with the largest spacer in between the two halves, which leaves a 1/4-inch gap right where the pin holes are and right where the bottom friction ridge is located. As mentioned above, this bitch is not large or meaty in the penis area, and I can comfortably close the shell completely with no internal spacers at all. However, I strongly recommend starting with the largest possible spacers for a few days or a week and then slowly, slowly, slowly working down to smaller spacers if you feel the trap design is not adequately holding you. But like me you might be pleasantly surprisef to find that very little "clamp" is required to firmly trap your penis in place with no fear of slipping partially out or even escaping without a lot of soap/lube and careful extraction. Under normal conditions, it just ain't gonna happen. (Unlike those traditional designs, ALL THREE of which I have inadvertently slipped right out of under normal conditions!) Why start with the largest possible internal spacers? Because the hole your penis slips through in the back plate is followed by a 90-degree bend, this creates a significant fold and choke point on the underside of your shaft, right where your urethra travels. If the shell is too tight, you can constrict your urethra to the point where very unpleasant things can happen when you try to pee. Your bladder pressure is strong and your urethra is a delicate tube. This bitch let cum dry hard in the tip of her glans one night by falling asleep right after sex. When she got up to pee at 4am and didn't pry the glans open a little first, there was a lot of burning pain and no pee. Rudely awakened thus, this bitch hurredly pried open the glans. The rest of the pee was painful and...bloody. Fortunately such things heal pretty fast, but it was scary. Why the gross anecdote? Because this bitch got greedy with the Extreme at first and tried it with no internal spacers. First time this bitch tried to pee in it, she was real slow and careful just in case, but guess what happened? Yep. It was not fun. An hour later we put the shell back on with the largest internal spacers and things were fine after that. 24 hours later, everything's all healed already and no problems peeing now. Although this bitch has learned that even with the largest internal spacer, it's still best to ensure that you aren't even slightly aroused when you sit down to pee. Your urethra might be tougher than this bitch's, but don't risk it! Start with the largest fit, test how to pee in it carefully, and stop immediately if you feel a burny back pressure and the pee is not coming out free and easy! Once you get the hang of peeing comfortably at the largest fit, you can slowly test using smaller internal spacers if you need to. You might find you can stay just fine with the largest spacers. -------- Esthetics and hygiene -------- It's pretty obvious that the Extreme is made from the same materials and tools and techniques used to make dental prosthetics such as retainers and night guards. Therefore, each one is hand-cast and has a rough, hand-crafted look and feel. This works to your benefit, because the rougher, unpolished interior surface serves to create a better friction trap. This is no beautiful piece of fetish jewelry that you'd be proud to display for all and sundry at a bdsm party. This does not have cool factor, and you won't get style points for wearing it. Your penis looks oddly "wrong" in it. However, cool and stylish does not always equate to something that really, truly works. This device is practical, comfortable (unless aroused, lol), and truly wearable long-term. It's also incredibly hygenic and easy to clean. It has far more air flow and areas to rinse than any of the other designs that this bitch has tried. You need zero lube to get into it and never need to lube or lotion anything. Soap scum that might build up after showers is easy to get to and remove, comfortably, with a Q-tip. This bitch won't know for sure until the first time Ma'am takes it off, but This bitch suspects that unlike for the Birdlocked and the CB-3000/6000, there will be zero odor when it finally comes off. ------- More soon -------- This will be a progressive review in that this bitch will keep posting impressions and observations about the Extreme at regular intervals in this same thread. Meanwhile, please feel free to add comments and ask questions. Hope you have found this useful and entertaining!