As I mentioned over here - http://chastitymansion.com/forums/index.php?threads/finding-out-who-you-are-continued.16362/#post-145851 - I purchased a chastity belt from Behind Barz (BB) late last year and now that I’ve had the belt for a few months feel I’m able to post a review of the device. I had hoped to get this posted for male chastity day but am running a little late - only missed it by a couple of hours... As I write this I'm secured in my Behind Barz chastity belt and like any good chastity belt (at least in my opinion) simultaneously want out of it - because its been a while if you know what I mean and also want to stay in it because I love the feeing of being denied that release that comes when the belt is removed. What follows is a bit long, sorry I have a tendency to waffle on a bit, so in the tradition of internet forum postings, I’ll offer a TLDR – If you’re looking for a full metal rigid male chastity belt, I’d recommend talking to the team at Behind Barz. Read on to find out why I say that. Firstly a little about my chastity background since I'm new around here – I’ve been dabbling in male chastity devices since early in 2004, starting out with a CB3000, then moving on to a CB6000, before going with a metal device which was a Chinese knock off of the CB series style a couple of years ago, since I wanted something that felt more solid than the polycarbonate of the CB series. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’d been doing 24/7 chastity in the past and would often be “free” a lot of the time but when locked in it could be anything from a couple of weeks up to 2-3 months (my KH’s decision, not mine and I’d never know at the outset if she’d even decided on a time for each lockup). I think my longest lock up is probably about 4 months but more commonly it would be a month or so at a time. I’ve been wanting to move the balance to more time “in” rather than “out” of chastity and that is something I hope will happen with my new belt. I’d considered a full metal belt style device in the past but had been put off by the fact that most of them were custom made (as opposed to the off-the-shelf style for trapped ball devices) and often seemed to come with comments on forums about their manufacturers being difficult to contact and usually being outside the UK – which for me would make fitting issues or modifications difficult and / or costly with overseas postage costs, or else looked cheap and nasty devices that I'd not want to go near. However, when I heard that Behind Barz, a name I’d not come across before, were going to be having a stand at Sexpo in London in November 2015, I made a note to check them out. The belts looked good on their website, being solid looking while still allowing enough access for hygiene issues to be taken care of without having to remove the belt. Meeting the BB team on their stand and getting “touchy feely” with the belts themselves (always something I’m keen to do with such expensive purchases), was enough to get me to take the plunge and order one. Any last doubts were alleviated by @Lucy who was also on the stand and wearing one of the devices and was able to provide welcome first-hand experience, as a wearer of one himself. BB quote 28 days for delivery of a new belt (which is better than many others for custom made belts such as these) but promised to try and speed it through to me early, so I could get any teething issues sorted out before Christmas and mine arrived 3 weeks after ordering. So, onto the actual review… Firstly the packaging, the belt arrived securely packaged in a suitably anonymous looking brown box, inside the belt was well protected and packaged in a posh looking paper carrier bag, similar to those they give you at the expensive underwear shops, which I guess is appropriate, since the belt is after all expensive underwear! First impressions were that the belt was simply gorgeous – I’d gone for the stainless steel polished finish and we’d had BB do some engraving on it, which I felt really gave the belt the perfect finishing touch and made it something I would want to wear for looks alone. Having had the belt a few months now, it still has its mirrored finish and I love its looks. I’ve a fetish for latex, so love smooth shiny things and the belt fits right in there – I just think it’s beautiful. My package was for the “BBCS” complete system – waist belt, cock ring, penis tube, enclosed cage, 3x spacer plates (used if you leave off any of the preceding components), a connecting rod, which connects the bottom of the cage through the legs to the back of the waist belt and 2x back plates (one plain and one with attachment for the connecting rod). I also received another “bare” cage (see the differing styles on their website) and a second set of locks, with differing keys and a rubber liner for the waist belt part. Shortly after placing my order, I saw another chastity belt on the internet that had attachment points on either side that could be used for attaching the wear’s wrists. I emailed BB and a couple of emails later had an agreed addition of two removable metal “O” rings (one either side) on the waistband of my new belt. These simply screw into place when required and leave a small hole when not in place. Having received the belt in early December, the plan was for me to wear it initially unlocked – the locking mechanism incorporates two locks and a screw on nut, which is intended to hold everything in place while you fit the locks but works equally well on its own, allowing the wearer to easily remove things if necessary during the settling in period. This would give me a chance to try out the various different ways of wearing the belt and cages before being locked in at the start of the New Year and also to get the correct size of the waistband, which is adjustable by unscrewing 4 screws and sliding the parts of the waistband closer together or further apart. The screws are on the inside of the belt and lay flat against your body when worn, so no chance of the wearer unscrewing them to get out! The waist belt itself is in 3 sections, which as mentioned above, screw together at the back and then overlap at the front, with one side fitting over locking posts attached to the other side. You then add your choice of cock ring, penis tube, cage or spacers, before securing the whole thing with a screw on nut and two rotary locks. Having two locks gives you the option of them being keyed differently and then having two Key Holders and needing them both present to unlock the wearer. I’m not brave enough yet to let anyone other than my partner hold onto my (her?) keys but it is certainly an option that plays on your mind and one I can see braver men going with, though good luck with ever getting an orgasm if you need to please two Key Holders before you get out! The waist belt and penis tube were comfortable from the outset and I’ve had no issue sleeping normally while wearing the device. Erections are simply not possible while wearing it, so the old problem of night-time erections waking you up by attempting to rip your balls from your body, as is common with many trapped ball chastity devices, simply does not occur. Instead of an erection, all you get is the feeling of a little pressure as your penis tries in vain to get hard, it is not painful in any way and is in itself a torment – you can’t even get an erection, much less an orgasm without your Key Holder’s permission. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing; I found the cock ring was applying pressure to the underside of my scrotum and had to stop wearing it. BB offer the cock ring in custom sizes and two styles and it may just be that I need a slightly larger one. I’ve not worried about it, as I feel the system is secure enough without it but may look to try it again in future. The second problem I had was with the cage, which had two issues. Firstly, I think my balls hang quite low, particularly if I’ve been in chastity for a while (most likely as a result of messing around with “trapped ball” chastity devices for so long and having their weight pulling / stretching everything) and skin was poking through the cages and getting pinched between the cage and my underwear. Secondly the cage was rubbing the tops of my legs when I was sitting down– my job is office based, so I do a lot of sitting. I discussed the cage issues with Jo at BB and it was suggested that a more enclosed cage might be the solution, so I was soon sent a replacement which basically has a completely enclosed lower section, with small holes for air / fluids to pass and was also slightly narrower. This solved both the pinching and rubbing issues and is proving to be very comfortable. It does make hygiene a little more difficult but nothing a good shower and hair dryer can’t cope with (thanks for the tip @Lucy !). With these issues resolved, I was duly locked in by my Key Holder at the start of January and wore the belt for the whole month with no comfort problems. This is my first full style rigid chastity belt and as such initially it took a little getting used to, as it does restrict movement a bit (particularly bending forward) but I found I got used to it surprisingly quickly and now find it very comfortable. I suspect any rigid belt would have the same issue, since your body isn’t normally used to having something solid around your waist and between your legs. Having the enclosed cage does mean that my balls are protected from being crushed between the device and my body, which is an issue I’ve had with all my previous “trapped ball” devices and that added protection is one of the main reasons I wanted to try a full belt, since I’m not into having my balls unexpectedly crushed, so a definite plus point here. I did have an issue with some faulty screws resulting in the back plates coming apart. Apparently they had a bad batch and have sent out replacements to all their customers. Having received the new screws I can see the difference, the ones that failed were about half the length of the new ones and worked loose / stripped their threads. The replacements are much more secure and I doubt will cause any further problems. In day to day life, I’m finding the belt comfortable and something I actually want to wear and can forget it is there at times. Toilet requirements aren’t a problem, you need to sit down to pee but that can be said of nearly all the chastity devices on the market, with the possible exception of some of those that include a urethral insert. All that is needed is a small amount of tissue paper to wipe away and drips left on the bottom of the cage, its all stainless steel, so cleans up easily when removed or in the shower. I’ve even worn the waist belt on its own on days that my KH has let me out of the cage, as I just love the look and feel of it on me. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the belt has a very low profile when worn and you’d have trouble spotting it even if only covered by relatively tight fitting boxer shorts. Indeed, I can see some wanting more of a bulge “down there” to put on a show. The only way I can see someone finding out I’m wearing it is if they happen to touch the cage or waistband, unless they have an X-ray scanner or metal detector handy! I’m aware that I’ve mentioned a few negative points in this review but I went into this purchase with the view that things were not likely to be perfect from the outset – without taking a lot of very exact measurements I don’t believe its possible to get a perfect fit right off the bat for something that fits so tightly to that part of the male anatomy, since we are all different shapes and sizes. This is one of the reasons I’d held off buying a full belt in the past, as the thought of resolving fitting issues with someone who is hard to contact, possibly in a different country, with language problems thrown in for good measure put me off. What I can say is that having met some of the BB team and dealt with them, they have always responded quickly to my emails and gone out of their way to help resolve any issues I’ve come across and seem to genuinely want to make sure you end up with a belt that fits well and meets your expectations – I think they want all us males Behind Barz permanently! I now have a belt I love wearing and would be happy to recommend Behind Barz and their chastity belt to anyone who is thinking of taking the plunge into a full belt.