Urethral stimulation in its most basic form as the insertion of a steel rod down the eye of the urethra isn’t considered to be a body modification. It is considered to be a fetish, and can be involved in a variety of fetish related activities such as medical play, but it is not considered to be a body modification.
Body modification, in the general sense, is defined as the specific alteration of the human anatomy. Body modification is primarily concerned with the idea of aesthetics but can also be extended to sexual pleasure enhancement, rites of passage and religious beliefs, to align with a specific group’s membership requirements, for the purpose of body art, shock value. It can also be extended to a level of self-expression and this includes plastic surgery. With this definition in mind body modification can be extended to piercings, as well as circumcisions.
Body modification is nothing new. People have been engaging in body modification for a myriad of reasons for thousands of years. They might have done so for cultural aesthetics, a quest of spiritual enlightenment, a representation of a particular social status or class or the symbolic representation of a particular life milestone. Body modification has a rich and varied history and has at times been condemned not as a form of self-expression, but as a form of self-mutilation and it has often been attributed as occurring in those with mental health issues.
For some people this is true. There are people out there whom wish to desperately try and want to change their physical appearances with plastic surgery and extreme body modification. However, that’s not what we will be discussing today. Today we are looking at the idea of stretching, and why people might want to stretch their urethra.
To do that, we are going to explore the psychology behind body modification. As we go through the psychology of body modification, we will be continually linking this back into the world of urethral stimulation and how the two are linked. Not just in the example of extreme body modification, but also in understanding why people might like to use urethral stimulation.