Urethral Sounding Workshop Description:
Urethral sounding is one of those things that looks easy and it is, once you know the steps behind it!
In this workshop, we will go over basic aseptic technique – how to create and maintain a clean working environment, as free from microbes as possible – so that we can penetrate the urethra with minimal risk of infection. We will also learn why this is important, how prone to infection both penises and vulvas are, and where the danger points lie.
We will discuss appropriate materials for sounds and how to tell the difference between them. Included will be a list of local and international vendors from whom you can purchase sounds and where to avoid buying.
There will be an in-depth look at the anatomy of both the penis and the vulva, so that you fully understand, from both the inside and outside, what you are doing. You will be able to visualise, before starting, the path of the sound and the anatomy it is passing through and stimulating.
When possible, demonstrations will be performed on a model with a penis and a model with a vulva, so that participants can see how it is done. Participants in the Urethral Sounding Workshop will not be able to attempt sounding at the workshop, due to health concerns.
Finally, we will discuss myths and other rumours regarding sounding, since there are so many.
Please note we will not be discussing catheters or entering the bladder.
Urethral Sounding Workshop Length:
Total class time is 3 hours
This class cannot be shortened as the subject matter involved takes time to learn and demonstrate.
This workshop can be taught on its own or as a part of a medical play intensive.
Urethral Sounding Workshop Details:
This class is best suited to groups of 10 – 25 people.
The workshop generally involves demonstrations on live models. If nudity is an issue, this part of the workshop can be left out and a suitable demonstration can be substituted.
The Urethral Sounding Workshop is presented in gender-neutral terms, in recognition that not all people conform to a gender binary. Medical terms will be used to discuss anatomy without assigning a gender. This class is a safe space for LGBTQA people, attendees are expected to respect that.
The Urethral Sounding Workshop has an optional PowerPoint presentation, to help visual learners. A screen and projector are required for this option.