Review of Maturemetal "Dolly" Jailbird

Discussion in 'Mature Metal' started by dollyanne, May 17, 2010.

  1. dollyanne
    Offline

    dollyanne Sissy who loves pink frilly things!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location: (Country, Region - and perhaps even City?):
    Dallas, TX
    Local Time:
    12:20 AM

    Dollyanne has been wearing a hot-pink cb-2000 chastity for nearly a year now, but has been saving up from her allowance for the next stepa steel chastity. Finally, dolly had saved enough, and the opportunity came when Maturemetal offered to make dolly a custom steel chastity!

    Why steel versus the plastic cb-xxxx models? Dolly had been looking at the cb-6000s because of the smaller cage and felt that it could be her next device, but was concerned about several things. Plastic has to be sanded to get rid of mold pits and imperfections. Dolly spent hours doing this for the 2000. The glued seams--especially on the 6000 series--were notorious for splitting, sometimes with quite disastrous consequences including bruising and cutting! A number of people reported going through several devices and having them ALL split! Also, the plastic is thicker and bulkier than steel, which is not good for a sissy gurl desiring a smooth front. And, of course, steel is unyielding and more difficult to escape from, while with a device like the cb-xxxx series all you have to do is cut the pins with side-cutters.

    Dolly is jumping ahead, but look at the difference between the A ring on the Maturemetal device and dolly's pink cb-2000. The cb is much thicker and, compared to the Maturemetal ring, is like straddling a log! This made a significant difference in the comfort of the Maturemetal device.

    [attachment=1336:130_3044.jpg]

    (Also, you can see how much smaller the Maturemetal device is that dolly ordered. It is MUCH less bulky under panties for a sissy gurl!)

    On the negative side, steel is heavier than plastic and the weight could be an issue, although dolly found out it was not a significant issue for the model she chose. Also, if you are the do-it-yourself type, you may find plastic easier to work with if, for example, you wanted to shorten the cage or make other modifications. This was not an issue for dollyanne, as she has no skill whatsoever to work with either plastic or metal.

    Maturemetal was quite gracious and responsive in answering dolly's many--and often dumb--questions, but dolly wanted to understand what she would be getting and also increase the probably that everything would fit. Luckily, dolly had considerable experience with the cb-2000--ring and spacer sizes, for example--and knew what she wanted. This gave dollyanne an advantage over those who were ordering chastity for the first time.

    The first decision dolly had to make was which model to get of the six models offered by Maturemetal. At first, dolly was leaning toward either the "Watchful Mistress" (named after Mistress Watchful, founder of Chastity Mansion), or closed cage model, but finally opted to go with the "Jailbird" open cage model for hygienic and weight reasons. It seemed like it would be easier to keep clean than the closed cage and the Watchful Mistress seemed a little too masculine looking and heavy for dollyanne.

    Having decided on the model, dolly then worked on the dimensions--the ring size, gap size, cage length, and inner cage diameter. Getting a custom sized chastity felt really empowering and fun to dolly! Dolly spent a lot of time on this step.

    The "A" ring was the easiest decision. Dolly had gone through several "A" rings with the cb-2000, going from 2" in diameter to 1 7/8", to 1 3/4" as dolly's skin stretched with use. Dolly knew that a 1.75" ring would work. (If you don't know your ring size, Maturemetal offers a ring sizing kit for determining this. Dollyanne didn't need it, as she already knew her size.) The only question was whether it should be round or oval--the two ring shape options offered by Maturemetal. Round was working for dolly on the 2000 (round being the only option), so dolly was inclined to go with that. But, Maturemetal recommended going with the oval ring. The oval ring is made by starting with a round ring of the specified size--1.75" in this case--and "squashing" it slightly. Dolly's initial concern was that anything smaller than 1.75" in the vertical dimension would be too tight so she was a little apprehensive about the oval option.

    The gap size was a little more difficult. On the cb-2000 dolly had dropped down to a 1/4" spacer, so that seemed like the way to go, although dolly thought it might be a little too tight on the steel device because the thickness of the Maturemetal ring was smaller than the 2000 by 1/8". Maturemetal suggested going with a 3/8" gap since that's what the majority of his customers were happy with. One of dolly's concerns was whether the gap was consistent from the top to the bottom. (Dolly found out when she got the device that the gap was narrow at the top and widened a little toward the bottom. This turned out to actually be a good thing for both security and comfort.)

    The inner cage diameter was normally 1.5", same as the 2000, but dolly was wondering if she should go with a slightly larger diameter, say 1.6", because of her thickness. (When flaccid, dolly measures almost exactly 1.5" in diameter.) Maturemetal felt that this would not be a significant difference. Dolly finally agreed, since the 2000 was 1.5" in diameter and seemed to be working fine. Dolly was concerned that the closed cage model would be too tight, since it only came in a 1.5" diameter, but the open cage model would give a little room for horizontal expansion, just like on the 2000.

    The cage length decision was probably the most difficult. Dolly felt it should be smaller than the cb-2000, which was 2.5" in length, but how much smaller? The cb-2000 actually allowed dolly to get a 63% erection, which sometimes enabled dolly to have a squirtie inside the chastity. This seemed to defeat one of the purposes of chastity, which is to constrain erections and prevent orgasms. Dolly reasoned that the erection inside the chastity should be 30%-40% of a full erection. This is about the case for a cb-2000 at 2.5" if you consider an average penis size of about 6". For dolly, this meant the cage should be around 1.6" in length. Since the smallest size offered by Maturemetal was 1.5", dolly decided to go with that. This would give an erection size of about 37.5%!

    Dolly agonized over the size, wondering if it would be too small, but she reasoned that the gap would add an additional 1/4" along with the 1/4" of the A ring, so the total erection measured from the base would be about 2". Still, dolly was worried about this small size, and Maturemetal said he had never made one this small before, so this would be a first. (As it turned out, dolly probably could have gone even smaller to a 1" cage if it had been available, but dolly didn't know that at the time.)

    One other thing dolly was concerned about for the Jailbird model was whether the horizontal bars should be on the inside or the outside of the device. According to on reviewer, with the vertical bars on the inside, the tip of the penis (itself vertical) would get "caught" on one of the vertical bars and cause some discomfort or even pain. Dolly had experienced something like this with the cb-2000, so she was aware of this problem. Maturemetal said that Aarkeybabble was the only one who ever complained about this. Nevertheless, it was something dolly was concerned about and Maturemetal said he could do it.

    So, dolly finally placed her order as follows:

    Jailbird model
    - Base Ring: 1.75" oval
    - Inside Diameter: 1.5"
    - Device length: 1.5"
    - Gap: 3/8"
    - Cage bars: Horizontal bars on the inside, Vertical bars on the outside


    Dolly told Maturemetal there was no hurry and to take his time, but in fact, he had it ready in about a week! You've already had a preview above, but here it is again!

    maturemetal dolly 2.jpg [attachment=1337:130_3021.jpg][attachment=1338:130_3030.jpg]
    The pink color is due to the reflection of dolly's pink satin sheets. The device came highly polished! It also felt very solid as well as smooth inside and out. (Dolly was concerned about this, because that wasn't the case with the cb-2000. It felt a little flimsy and had a number of rough spots that had to be sanded out.)

    When it arrived dolly was so eager to put it on that she didn't really do the checking for correct dimensions and such that she normally does. The only thing dolly noticed was that the horizontal bars were on the outside, NOT the inside as dolly had requested. Dolly was disappointed by this but wasn't too worried. Maybe it would work out just fine.

    Dolly put the device on in the bath with no lubrication and was surprised at how well it went on.

    Dolly wore it for four days straight with NO incident! It felt great and looked inconspicuous under dollyanne's panties.

    [attachment=1339:130_3060.jpg][attachment=1340:131_3110.jpg][attachment=1341:131_3117.jpg]

    Then, on the fifth day dolly experienced a pain at the base of the A-ring, which caused her to remove it. It turned out that the pain was due to an injury that had been caused by the cb-2000 and dolly was aware of it. So, all dolly had to do was to reattach the device and make sure the ring wasn't over that sensitive spot.

    While dolly had the device off she checked the device visually and took measurements. All the measurements--the A ring, cage and length were right on. The gap between the A ring and the cage was 1/4 inch at the top and about 3/8 inch at the bottom. This did not correspond to what we had talked about--i.e., the dimension being the same from top to bottom--but for dolly this was a perfect result. It insured the device was on snugly but wouldn't bring too much pressure to bear at the bottom on dollyanne's tessies.

    Also, the A ring did not appear to be oval. It looked round to dolly, which was different than what was ordered. However, this was OK as dolly was quite used to the round A ring on the 2000, so dolly was not concerned about it. (The truth is dolly was concerned that the vertical dimension of the oval, if it was less than 1.75 inches, would be too tight.)

    Another interesting thing was that several of dolly's locks wouldn't work on the device. Maturemetal has cut the hole that the lock shackle goes through very precisely so the lock fits quite tight. Dolly had told him to not worry about shipping the lock because dolly had several, but that turned out to be a mistake. Not all locks are the 1/8" shank size they claim to be. The pink lock shown, however, (dolly got it for 99 cents at a travel store!) fit quite well. Dolly recommends getting the lock that Maturemetal supplies with the device because of the precise fit. (And, also to get the edges smoothed on it if you can. Maturemetal did this later for dolly and it worked out great!)

    About this time dollyanne started to have a twisting problem with the device. It would twist all the way to the right.

    [attachment=1342:130_3055.jpg]

    (Note: objects in the mirror may appear larger than they really are!)

    At first, this wasn't a big issue as it slid the lock out of the way to make the front flatter, and it didn't matter anymore whether the horizontal bars were on the inside or the outside, since they were now diagonal. However, after a couple of days the sharp edge of the lock began irritating dolly's tessies. It became obvious to dolly that the device would not work for long term use with this problem.

    Dolly tried numerous things to stop the twisting--with and without lubrication, moving the lock from the right side to the left side, putting the device on with it initially twisted to the left--however nothing seemed to work. The device still twisted. Through correspondence back and forth with Maturemetal we advanced several possibilities on what could be causing it including pressure on the lock from clothing, the slightly slanted C ring, or the A ring not aligned with the B ring. Finally, Maturemetal believed that it was the A ring alignment and said that he could fix that.

    Dollyanne sent the device back and Maturemetal turned it around in just 4 days! The C ring was straighter and the A ring was slightly changed, though dolly could not be sure how much change there was. He also sent dolly a lock with polished edges. Dolly was very pleased about this as the lock was a snug fit. (Some people may not like the sideways lock, but for dolly, it works well since a straight hanging lock would be looser and would present more of a bulge on the short chastity. This might not be the case on a longer chastity.)

    Anyway, the device worked better at first, then it started twisting again. Dolly found a way to put the device on with the A ring pointing slightly to the left and with a little bit of skin pinched between the A and B rings that seemed to help.

    During this time Maturemetal came up with several other ideas for modifying the device to stop the twisting. He was genuinely concerned that the device work properly for dollyanne. One had to do with making the lock sit straight rather than sideways, but the disadvantage of that would be that the lock would be looser. Dolly likes the tighter lock. Another was putting some side posts on to prevent the twisting. Maturemetal had this idea to prevent pullout, but said that it also prevented twisting. (Dollyanne likes the way Maturemetal is always coming up with ideas for improvements!) However, the downside is it could also cause pinching.

    Dollyanne was reluctant to send the device back again, so she wanted to work with it some more to see if a way could be found to keep it straight. Eventually, dolly found that without lubrication, and when put on a certain way in the bath, the device would actually stay straight. The only thing dolly can think was that there was something about her anatomy combined with the smallness of the device that was causing the twisting. Dolly now seems to have adjusted to the device and, while it may twist a little from time to time, it no longer is a major problem!

    [attachment=1343:131_3113.jpg]

    Dollyanne has actually been wearing the device--except for once a week removal for shaving and cleaning--for three months straight. During that time it has worked well, stayed straight, not been painful, and dollyanne has been reluctant to take it off! Dollyanne has driven the car in it, has gone mall shopping with it, and has also gone on several lengthy walks with it, which for dolly is a real test of how well it works. (The cb-2000 failed this test!) Dolly has worn it under both stretchy and tight panties with no problem and no sign of an unsightly bulge, no doubt a consequence of the small size. Dollyanne sleeps in it regularly and often wakes up with a strong desire to rub her nipples and legs and feel the expansion and restraint of the tiny chastity in her panties! Dolly doesn't want to take it off!

    [attachment=1344:131_3104.jpg]
    Dolly loves the way the head of her little sissy clitty fits neatly into the tip of the device as if it's made perfectly for it like a hand and glove! The placement of the horizontal bars versus the vertical bars has not been a problem, though dolly is reminded of the oversight every time the slit of her little peenie gets hung up in the vertical bar. It doesn't usually cause pain, but once in a while it does and dolly wonders what it would have been like with the horizontal bars on the inside.

    Another thing that dolly is especially happy about is how the short length has prevented orgasm in the device. (It was very easy for dolly to have a little squirtie in the cb-2000 after a few days.) That said, however, dolly recently had a small "discharge" after two months of no relief. It felt much like a girlie full body orgasm with goosebumps all over and lasted much longer. Dolly really liked it! There was a sensation of leaking, much like dolly imagines milking, with no full-boi-throbbing of an ejaculating penis. Just a gentle leaking with a little throbbing. Dolly suspects that nothing would entirely prevent this if there is enough time of denial and build-up. One or two months without a squirtie is probably a reasonable amount of time.

    Even so, if dolly gets another Maturemetal chastity she may try to talk Maturemetal into an even shorter one--say one inch in length to see if it extends the time!

    So, to summarize:

    Pros:
    • The Maturemetal device is high quality polished steel--no sanding of sharp edges or imperfections necessary!
    • The A ring of the Maturemetal device is MUCH thinner than dolly's old cb-2000, making it much more comfortable to wear and well as easier to keep clean.
    • Unlike dolly's cb-2000, a custom device can be sized to fit, hence dolly's ability to get a 1.5" cage length, which makes for a less obtrusive front than the bulkier cb-2000!
    • It appears to prevent orgasm in the device for a longer period of time than dolly's cb-2000.
    • Steel is harder to casually escape from.
    • Maturemetal is a member of our community and is sensitive to our needs, plus, in dolly's experience, is friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. And, he has a pretty fast turn-around time.

    Cons:
    • Metal is heavier than plastic and will pull downward more. (This needs to be considered in sizing and may also cause stretching over time that will affect the size.)
    • The Maturemetal device is hand-crafted so there will be an occasional irregularity here and there such as the asymmetry dolly had in the A and C rings. The good news is that Maturemetal is willing to work with the customer to make whatever adjustments are needed.
    • If this is your first chastity device (and, maybe even if it's not) it might be easy to get the sizing wrong, and if the sizing changes over time due to stretching skin you may need to send the device back for adjustment. The good news here is that Maturemetal offers a set of sizing rings, should you need them, and has been very responsive in making adjustments.


    According to Maturemetal, the ring size and gap are relatively easy things to change, but the cage length and diameter are not. So, be sure to spend extra time to get the cage sizing right!

    Unlike the cb-2000, dolly could see wearing the maturemetal chastity for a month or more regularly without release, with shaving being the main reason for release. So far at least, it doesn't seem to collect bacteria like the cb-2000, maybe because it's steel and there is less surface area. Because of this, dolly could see this being a device that would possibly justify her having a keyholder! Though cautious dolly certainly needs more adjustment time before considering such a radical idea!

    So, would dollyanne recommend Maturemetal? Absolutely! Dolly hopes to be able to buy another device again when funds permit. Where else can you get a STEEL chastity of this quality that is custom-fitted for you at this price? And where else could you get the rapid turnaround and willingness to make the necessary adjustments to get the device right? At the moment, Maturemetal is a delightful rarity in the chastity market.



    dollyanne
     
  2. Missy Tanya
    Offline

    Missy Tanya Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location: (Country, Region - and perhaps even City?):
    Pacific Northwest
    Local Time:
    10:20 PM
    Great Review, but did we expect anything less from Dollyanne.. I soo glad to see I'm not the only one that procrastinates all the details till I make up my mind. Sounds like Maturemetal is doing things right and will provide Steel versions that are so needed!!

    Now do keep us informed, I missed your funny detailed writings about your dealings with Chastity and Dressing.

    Thanks again, Missy Tanya
     
  3. wishful4
    Offline

    wishful4 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Local Time:
    12:20 AM
    Excellent Review

    DollyAnne, Thanks for such an indepth review of this device. It was well written and a great read.
     
  4. Cape Cod Richie
    Offline

    Cape Cod Richie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Local Time:
    1:20 AM
    Thanks Dollyanne for a great review. I'm rereading all the Mature Metal reviews prior to ordering a Pet Trap to make sure I haven't missed something. I'm quite experienced in different facets of this hobby but have allowed extra $ for sending back for changes. I have other devices to wear.

    Fingers crossed..................
     
  5. cmoore2001
    Offline

    cmoore2001 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Local Time:
    12:20 AM
    I am sure I am being an idiot but I can't find the review and many of the pictures don't load. Any thoughts?
     
  6. pet11
    Offline

    pet11 New member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Local Time:
    1:20 AM
    Nope - I'm right there with you. I can only see pictures as well and would very much like to read the review, as my boyfriend just ordered the jailbird.

    Petal
     
  7. Sissy_Aline
    Offline

    Sissy_Aline Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Local Time:
    1:20 AM
    Dollyanne - can you repost the review
     
  8. Jabber43
    Offline

    Jabber43 Just Another Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Local Time:
    6:20 AM
    Yes please. I am considering such a device, and trust dollyanne for a good and honest review.

    A device this short looks a bit too escapable to me. But with a smaller circumference and a bit more length it could be a good fit.
     
  9. pet11
    Offline

    pet11 New member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Local Time:
    1:20 AM
    Dolly's device is modified; there are different cages you can order. Here is the one we received yesterday, with a 3 1/8" long cage (still need it modeled though!)

    metal2.jpg
     
  10. Billus
    Offline

    Billus Laconic.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    974
    Likes Received:
    959
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    Location: (Country, Region - and perhaps even City?):
    UK
    Local Time:
    6:20 AM
    Not just modifed, each cage is custom designed.
     
  11. pet11
    Offline

    pet11 New member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Local Time:
    1:20 AM
    Sorry Billus - that's what I meant by saying there are different (sized) cages you can order.

    So far so good - early thoughts are that it's much better at keeping clean without having to remove, and overall comfortable, compared to the CB3K and CB6K that we've used for years. Granted it's only been 24 hours, but I'm thrilled - especially at the thought of FINALLY being able to maintain 24/7 chastity long-term!

    photo.JPG

    photo(2).JPG
     
  12. Billus
    Offline

    Billus Laconic.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    974
    Likes Received:
    959
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    Location: (Country, Region - and perhaps even City?):
    UK
    Local Time:
    6:20 AM
    No worries - I know that's what you meant!

    I love my Jailbird - no issues with splitting seams, cleaning is much, much easier, comfortable (as you say), etc. In November I spent 25 out of 30 days locked up. In December I spent 10 days unlocked (partly due to travel). I'll be locked up for the rest of the year, and probably most of every month thereafter. The longest continuous time I've done so far 24/7 is sixteen days, but every time, I extend it a little more. When I took the cage off, there was only a bit of what looked like soap scum under the ring. The base ring (or 'A' ring) was clean. A CB-X000 would be slimy by this point without obsessively cleaning it every day. Chastity isn't worth being hunched over all the time, with a Q-tip and spray bottle in hand. All I need is some baby oil after a shower and I'm good to go. It may not be as secure as a Letowski, but it's secure enough. I'll trade a little less security for a lot easier cleaning.
     
  13. pet11
    Offline

    pet11 New member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Local Time:
    1:20 AM
    The CB3K/6K served its purpose, although not fully for what we've always wanted to do. My partner and I spend a good bit of time apart (a week typically) and that was truly too long for the plastic CB. Between the cleanliness issue, bit of burning and edema, it really doesn't work for long-term wearers such as us. We're hoping the Jailbird fits the bill, and so far it's quite promising.

    Are you going it alone, or do you have a partner?
     
  14. Billus
    Offline

    Billus Laconic.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    974
    Likes Received:
    959
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    Location: (Country, Region - and perhaps even City?):
    UK
    Local Time:
    6:20 AM
    I have a partner, and she loves the way it looks on me. She's not interested in the details, preferring to leave all that to me to sort out. Her attitude is probably best expressed as, "You only come for me; now go away and make it happen". This past year I've made a serious commitment to staying chaste for her. The Jailbird is a physical manifestation of that commitment for both of us.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice