There is no chance whatsoever that chastity devices are going to be standard issue for either sex, ever.
However, male chastity is showing signs of becoming mainstream. For a start, we have the tide of Chinese chastity devices. True, some are awful, but some are fine. Caveat Emptor, yes, but the point is that it's sufficiently popular a kink for Chinese factories to churn the things out...
Then there's this:
Yes, a chastity device has finally turned up in a mainstream TV show.
Tom Allen, who blogged about the appearance of a chastity cage in Californication, was unimpressed:
Really? You went there, Showtime? With all the writers and consultants, nobody could come up with a better idea than a man-hating therapist and a wife forcing her husband to wear a CB6000 as punishment for straying?I'm a little more positive. What's nice is that the device is there as a tool, rather than a fetish toy. If it can be used for this purpose without it being ostensibly kinky, then other purposes present themselves.
Look at how the CB-X range is marketed. There's a wonderfully honest paragraph on the CB-X site:
...The product appeals to men and women alike. The misconception is that the male chastity device is only purchased to correct a wayward husband. In reality the majority of customers purchasing a male chastity device fall into two main groups: either fetish devotees or couples interested in expanding their sexual experiences with chastity play. Chastity play can bring the spark and excitement back into an otherwise stagnant relationship. Customers who use our products in cases of infidelity find chastity play helps bring trust back into the relationship. Our products have been used in the medical field and are currently being tested to treat men with erectile dysfunction. (my emphasis)Yes, kink is in there, but mostly they are pitching it as a relationship tool. Again, you don't have to be a fetishist or a D&S couple to use one.
But why should I care? I have my collection of chastity devices. So have you, I am sure.
Well, three reasons, one selfish, two altruistic:
First, the more demand, the more competition. As male chastity devices become a mainstream sex toy/relationship tool, we'll see more and better ones. Perhaps even something secure and variations on the expensive but intriguing DreamLover2000 concept.
Second, it's easier to get vanilla people do do kink when it's not presented as drooling Fetish fare. The more cock cages turn up on TV, the easier it will be easier for male partners to suggest them. This thought makes me happy on their behalf.
Finally... well, chastity devices are useful non-fetish tools. No, a "fifty buck piece of plastic isn't going to transform your relationship" (did Tom Allen write that...can't find the quote). But it can help for just the reasons set out by the CB-X site. It can take the pressure of one or both partners, it can secure fidelity, and create a fun couple secret and so on. Even if it serves as the male equivalent of Chinese balls, that can be a good thing.
So, mainstream is good. Bring it - lock it - on!
For spicing up your sex life with some male chastity, see my Femdom self-help guides....