A speculum, often referred to as a duckbill, is used in medicine as an instrument for opening and viewing the body cavities. Specula usually consist of two smooth blades that separate when the handle is squeezed. A gynecologist uses this aid, among other things, when taking a smear, in which cells are taken from the cervix. Nowadays, a speculum is also increasingly used to role-play between doctor and patient in one's own bedroom.
Various specula are available, for both vaginal and anal use . The material and how the instrument should be used can also differ per version. Most specula are usually made of stainless steel. We are happy to tell you more about the use, the various models and maintenance of a speculum. For that reason, we have set out the most important questions for you below.
Who is a duckbill for?
Most people will know a duckbill mainly from their doctor or gynecologist . Most women are not exactly looking forward to having to sit on the treatment table with either of these two. Many of them experience the visit to the doctor as uncomfortable when a speculum is involved. They fear any pain that may come with the vagina spreading. In addition, it can evoke feelings of humiliation when a stranger suddenly starts peeking into your vagina. These 'nasty' feelings are experienced as very exciting within the BDSM world. A speculum is often used in BDSM during an exciting role play between Dominant and submissive. The sub fully enjoys his or her powerless position and the feeling of being at the mercy of the doctor's / Dominant's research and plans. This type of role play is also referred to as Medical Play of Nursing within the BDSM world.
Playing Doctor often involves an intimate examination, with the dominant partner sometimes performing quasi-medical procedures on the submissive patient. The heart rate and temperature are first measured before the patient takes off his clothes in the presence and on the orders of the doctor. The submissive can now be subjected to various medical tests. The breasts can be viewed and felt just as thoroughly, while the doctor briefly and coolly lets her know what he is doing. The vagina and anus can also be carefully inspected using a speculum . It is just what the 'doctor' thinks is worth seeing. This is one example of how medical role play could work, but medical play can also be performed in a more extreme way . In some more far-reaching forms of this role play, the patient is sometimes tied up and / or gagged with a ball gag. A sound or dilator can also be used in addition to the speculum . This is a medical device that is inserted into the urethra . The submissive is completely at the mercy of the treatment table and helplessly watches the doctor's work. This vulnerable position can give the submissive a buzz that can suppress the pain a bit. Dominant partners enjoy role play because it gives them control over their patient 's pleasure, comfort and in some cases pain. This more extreme variant of Nursing generally focuses more on the humiliating aspect.
What different models are there?
The speculum comes in different sizes, materials and can be usedto spreadthe anus or vagina . Some specula are specially made for a specific opening, but there are also models that can be used for both cavities . If you are planning to do this, make sure you clean the instruments well in between! In general, the rule applies: the larger the speculum, the wider the vagina or anus will be stretched.
Differences in opening
Specula mainly differ from each other in the way of opening. The blades of the speculum are still close together during insertion. You have versions with blades that open lengthwise and models where the blades move sideways away from each other. In addition, there are also versions with no less than 3 blades , to stretch the vagina or anus upwards and sideways . A 3-bladed duckbill or a speculum that spreads sideways generally gives you a wider view .
Difference in material
Almost all duckbills in this category are made of stainless steel. In addition, a plastic vaginal speculum is also available. This 'disposable' speculum is priced a lot lower than the metal version and is intended for one-time use. The plastic material does need a little more lubricant when you put it in. The plastic can give more friction during insertion than a stainless steel speculum. Metal duck basins are more expensive in price but can be easily cleaned for multiple sessions .
The anal specula from this category also come in different versions. Most of these models have 3 blades located on the sides and bottom of the speculum. In this way, the anus is opened both vertically and horizontally. This way the Dominant has a lot of insight and objects could also be brought in . Think for example of a anal dildo or fisting toy. Always use extra lubricant when inserting an anal speculum. The mucous membrane on the inside of the anus is very fragile and can be easily damaged.
Which speculum should I have?
Which speculum is most suitable for you depends on several factors. We have outlined the main points to keep in mind below. This way you can choose which speculum you are going to purchase.
If you have not used a duckbill before, we can recommend that you go for a stainless steel model. The blades of the steel models in this category are rounded to give you more comfort . We can also recommend the plastic disposable model to the beginner because of its low price , but at the same time it offers less comfort than a steel toy . Weigh what is most important to you. A cheap model can be a great way to find out if a speculum is right for you.
Also pay close attention to the insertion depth of the speculum. This is mentioned under the product text with the specifications . The greater the insertion depth, the greater the area that will be opened. In the beginning it is advisable to go for a smaller insertion depth. A duckbill with an input length between 7 and 10 cm can be considered small.
The bigger the better
If you already have more experience with stretching the vagina or anus, you can also choose a model that stretches these intimate places even further. The versions that stretch the vagina or anus horizontally or from 3 points are most suitable . With these models, the Dominant more privacy and the abilityto stimulate extra in some cases sub with sex toys as a vibrator or dilator. One of the most popular models for keeping the vagina wide and deep open is it Collins speculum. This duckbill opens the vagina sideways and is easy to adjust (also by the sub itself) with a hinge.
If both of you are not averse to a bit of anal fun, there are also various anal specula to spread the anus with . If you want to experiment with this for the first time, we can certainly recommend starting with the anal spreader. The insertion part of this model is slightly narrower so you can insert it easily. In addition, the speculum is easy to open due to the two handy openings with which you can spread it gradually . If you dare to go further, there are a number of anal specula with 3 blades to open the anus further . A special model is the anal scope, which, with its insertion depth of 20 cm, fills the anus well during insertion. The middle part of the anal scope can be removed after insertion. This way the Dom can easily see through it . This speculum also offers the option of introducing lubricant or other substances .
How do you use a duckbill?
Before you decide to use a speculum, it is good to discuss the limits and risks together. It is important for the Dom to keep a close eye on the sub during use. A little pain is possible, but if the sub is too bothered by the speculum, it must be stopped immediately. Agree on a stop word in advance. Sufficient lubricant must be used before use. The vagina or anus can also first be massaged 'loosely' with the fingers. Since many of the duck basins are made of stainless steel, they can feel cold and uncomfortable. Therefore, warm up the speculumunder the tap before use.
Hygiene is an important aspect to watch out for when using a speculum. We have listed a number of do's and don'ts for you that you should keep in mind when using your speculum:
Wash hands and wear gloves
Place the speculum on a disinfected surface
Sharing the same toy with another partner
Work calmly and relaxed
Switch between vaginal and anal without cleaning
Use enough lubricant
Start immediately with a speculum with a large insertion depth
Insertion and adjustment
Do you want to use the speculum vaginally? First, spread the labia and insert the duckbill slowly and slightly horizontally into the vagina. This way you avoid contact with the urethra and clitoris, which can be very painful for the woman. Once the speculum is inserted, the two (or three) blades can slowly move away from each other with a wing nut . The plastic 'disposable' model in this category has a plastic strap, with which the position of the instrument can be adjusted and locked. When the correct position has been reached, the steel versions can be locked by means of an adjusting screw. .
How do you maintain this SM toy?
Except for the plastic model, the other versions in this category are made of stainless steel. A toy made of stainless steel is easy to clean. You do this by sterilizing the toy. You can sterilize a speculum by boiling it in water and then letting it dry thoroughly. An alcohol wipe or a toy cleaner can also be used to clean your duckbill. Also, make sure to clean the surface where the toys lie to avoid contamination
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