This review really has taken a while. Not just a couple of hours. Weeks. Months, even. I bought this device over four months ago and I’m only now putting the finishing touches on to this review. It’s not that it’s a poor product and I’m trying to find the best way to write negatively, like the Exobelt V1, for example. It’s not like chastity device reviews are new to me, either. I’ve just struggled to write this one, even though I love it.
I’m actually locked in it right now, as I type. I’ve been locked on and off in this device since I bought it but it’s been 19 days since my last orgasm and I still feel like I could stay locked in this Holy Trainer indefinitely. Other than for cleaning, of course. But we’ll come to that, later.
Let’s start with the obvious comparisons with the CB-6000, the most popular ‘off the shelf’ chastity device on the market. You only have to look at them both to understand why they are compared so often. They are both approximately the same size, of a similar shape and both not too expensive (under £150). I already raved about the CB-6000 in a previous review. So is this one as good? It’s better. The Cb-6000 is still great and I’d still recommend it as a first chastity purchase if you’re unsure which size ring to buy. For example, for under £100 the CB-6000 comes with five rings but, for just under £150, the Holy Trainer comes with just one. So you really need to have a good idea which size you want, or you need to be prepared to spend a bit more if you want to buy another ring (just under £50).
The Holy Trainer cage comes in two sizes, small and regular. They’re, broadly speaking, the same size as the CB-6000 and 6000s cages. A slightly different shape, granted, but very similar in length & girth. The Holy Trainer is far, far easier to put on, though. The cage has a longer top portion, that borrows it’s ‘under the ring’ design from the DickCage chastity device and a cutaway underneath. It’s the cutaway that makes the most difference. It provides a bigger entrance. It does depend on the size of your (or your partner’s) penis. Average and smaller penises will find the CB-6000 easy, but I find it too much of a tight squeeze to be anything other than awkward. It’s the reason my first ever chastity device was ‘The Curve‘. This one is easier. It could still be wider. I’m still waiting for someone to make a decent width replacement for the CB-6000, which first hit the shelves way back in 1998. That device had a few niggling issues, as you would expect from the first device of its kind, but it was a great little device. In particular, it was very wide, so it was easy to squeeze a larger than average penis into it and still be comfortable.
But back to the Holy Trainer! The rings are solid, unlike the CB-6000, so they absolutely need putting on first. Without exception. Don’t even begin to think it might be easier to put it on your penis first, then squeeze your testicles through. That’s the whole point in this kind of design. They should not (and will not) be able to do it. Just save yourself a lot of pain and put the ring on first. Once the ring is in place, slide the penis into the tube and then slide the tube underneath the ring. They fit perfectly into one another and, once aligned, you will be able to slide in place the integrated lock. This can be a little fiddly, as it’s easy for the lock to lock itself whilst the key is still in it, but after a couple of tries, you’ll be fine. If you hold it firmly between your fingers, it’ll be fine. The key needs to be inserted into the lock in order for it to go into the hole, but if you try and slide it in whilst just holding the key, you’ll probably become frustrated. Hold onto the lock itself and you’ll be fine.
Once the lock is in place, give it a firm push and then turn the key. The key will only turn the lock if it’s lined up and in the right place. It should do so fairly easily so if it doesn’t move, you’re not quite lined up. You should be able to push it in firmly and, when it won’t go in any more, you should be in place. Once locked, hand the key over to someone special and you’re set for a lot of fun! Of course, if you’re the one putting it on your partner, be sure to take the key and keep hold of it. Now this brings me to one of my only criticisms of the Holy Trainer: The keys. It’s not uncommon for keyholders to wear their keys upon their person, as a visual stimulus for their partners. It can help to tease them, or just to let them know who’s in control. Wearing a key on a necklace or an anklet is quite common. However, it’s only really feasible if the key is small. As you can see from the photo below, the keys from this particular device are quite long and not really appropriate for wearing.
Once you’re locked in, you should be all good. At least for a good while. As it’s an enclosed device, you will need to remove it for cleaning every so often. I like to do this every few days. At least once a week. The Holy Trainer website states that it’s crafted from biosourced resin and can be in contact with the skin for long periods. This may be the case, but I wouldn’t recommend going too long without removing it. Particularly if you’re a beginner and your penis isn’t used to having something grip it tight 24 hours a day. With open devices you can go longer, as they’re easier to clean. With this however, please play it safe and clean yourself regularly. I’m sure your keyholder will understand. They could always supervise you if you can’t be trusted not to masturbate once it’s off…
I have found the Holy Trainer to be, overall, the most comfortable device I own. There are things I would change, personally. The tube is very small and narrow. I’d much prefer an extra half inch width and an inch or two in extra length. As it is, my penis is extremely squashed inside. But this isn’t much of an issue. The penis can take being squashed. It’s the rings that make all the difference, as anyone who has tried a number of different chastity devices will tell you. These rings, are fantastic.
Until relatively recently, chastity device rings have been all circular. Even now, most of them are so. However, the area the penis and testicles is not. It is wider than it is tall, so flatter rings are a better design. The rings that come with the CB-6000 are flatter, as are a lot of rings from custom chastity devices. Some rings with custom devices are bent, for comfort. The Holy Trainer combines these two concepts and comes with a bent, flatter ring, that’s wider than it is tall. What is also clever is that if you buy a larger ring (as I did, to be on the safe side), the increase in size is mainly an increase in width, as you can see from the image below. This makes the rings the most comfortable I’ve ever worn. Usually, when I first wear a new chastity device, it takes a good few days (maybe a week) to acclimatise to it and to sleep through the night. The CB-6000 surprised me as I slept soundly on the second night. With this one, I slept through on the first night, and have never woken up with a painful night time erection. Of course there are times when I wake up in the morning and it’s a little tight, but never enough to wake me up or cause me pain.
Once you are locked and comfortable, you’ll be pleased that the Holy Trainer can be hidden completely under clothes. Of course, if you’re wearing a see through swimming costume then people will probably notice, but for everything else, it should be fine. The profile is very flat and hardly protrudes at all. I wear mine underneath a business suit every day at work and nobody has ever noticed, so there’s no excuse! Another bonus is that the integrated lock is silent. Even when padlocks are a tight fit, they still sometimes bang against the rest of the device and cause an unwanted clang. There’s no danger of this at all with the Holy Trainer. Padlocks can also protrude a little too, raising the profile of the device and causing it to be slightly visible underneath tight clothing. This is another advantage of an integrated lock. There’s a small bulge, but nothing too big at all.
Other than the design being superb, the finish is also fantastic, as you can see from the photos. I was a little worried again about buying this one. I’ve mentioned this before when reviewing toys or devices from small companies. You’re never quite sure how good their manufacturing processes are or what their quality control is like. I’m happy to say that the Holy Trainer is very well put together, unlike other devices. If you’re a regular reader, you probably remember the disastrous Exobelt V1 I had the misfortune of being sent. The Holy Trainer is very well crafted. It’s smooth, shiny and there are no sharp edges. You’ll be able to see the seams from the photos, but they don’t stick out at all. It really is very well made. The biosourced resin is also very comfortable. The Holy Trainer website states that it can become ever so slightly supple when it warms to your body temperature, but I’ve never noticed any change in shape at all. But it isn’t too hot and sticky in the summer, which is a real bonus.
If you’re thinking of buying the Holy Trainer as a gift to a loved one, then you’ll be pleased to know the packaging is very good. It’s shaped in the form of a holy book, as you can see below. It’s not extravagant at all, but it is very tasteful and good fun.
Overall I love the Holy Trainer. Other than the oversized keys, I only had one real issue and that has now been fixed. Well, fixed in a way. When I bought my device, I ordered it directly from the manufacturer. At the time, this was the only way to do it. It cost me about £140, I think (I bought a cage and two rings for €163). This included shipping to the UK from their headquarters in Switzerland. This was all fine. I paid for faster delivery and it arrived in 2 days. All was good, until I received a letter from the shipping company for charges that totalled just over £49. The fees were for customs charges and admin charges for paying the customs charges on my behalf. So what was initially going to be a sub £150 purchase became a little under £200.
One of the reasons I didn’t order the Holy Trainer sooner was because it wasn’t available from a UK stockist. I remember speaking to Vikki from UberKinky and she said she’d been in contact with the manufacturer several times but they had refused to deal with them, preferring customers to deal directly with them from all over the world. In the end, I couldn’t wait any longer so just ordered one. But it cost me.
A slight warning for anyone looking to have a Holy Trainer #chastity device shipped to the UK. I’ve just been charged £49.52 customs duty.
— Muffled Screams (@ruffledsheets) July 16, 2014
The good news is that UberKinky are now a UK stockist. Vikki sent them a copy of our conversation (including the tweet above) and they changed their minds! So now you can buy a Holy Trainer, in the colour of your choice, and any spare rings you need, from UberKinky. You can pick one up with a single ring for £146.99, which will be delivered for free!
This really is my favourite ‘off the shelf’ chastity device. After I bought mine I was quick to tell people how good they were, but with a warning about additional charges. Now there’s no reason not to buy one. If you’re thinking of experimenting with chastity, do yourself a favour and lock your (or your partner’s) penis in one of these. Why not click here to buy one now?