Three gates of hell - male sex toy by Doc Johnson - review by Zandrock

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Three gates of hell

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Three gates of FUN!

The three gates of hell is a unique item that is good if you are looking for an attractive aesthetic piece for you or your partner's penis. It can add unique sensations to manual stimulation, but will unfortunately not fit all anatomies. For certain people it may work as a chastity device as well. Overall a relatively cheap toy with multiple uses.
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Pros:
-Good Materials
-Attractive Design
-Durable
Cons:
-Will Not Fit All Anatomies
-Does Not Allow Penetrative Sex
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The three gates of hell by Doc Johnson is a cock and ball toy. This means this toy is designed only for males. The toy has two, maybe three functions in my opinion. Firstly it is an aesthetic piece. It is cock jewelry if you will. It adds an interesting and intriguing look to your genitals. My girlfriend had me tied up the other day and put this on me and was quite happy with how it looked. It gives an industrial look of leather and metal wrapping themselves around your penis.

The second use is chastity. Now this is dependent upon the girth (diameter) of your penis. If your penis is large enough then having on erection with this toy on will cause it press against the metal rings, effectively limiting your erection (your penis will not have room to expand, and it will cause some pain limiting distracting from your erection. If your girth is not large enough though it will still be very possible to get an erection while wearing this toy. (you can compare your girth against the diameter of the rings in the design section).

The third potential function of this toy is to use it during masturbation. If you place this toy on your penis and masturbate it will alter the sensation your receive. It feels like three metal rings pressing you and can be quite pleasant. If you push it up far enough it will hit the glans of your penis (that really sensitive area on the underside of your head) and can feel quite nice. This again is dependent upon your girth. If you cannot maintain an erection with this toy on, then you obviously cannot masturbate with this toy on.

I think this toy would work well for both beginners and advanced users. The main limitation on this toy is your anatomy. The first ring goes around your testicles (the same as any cock ring does), so if that does not fit then this toy is not going to work for you. I would say the target audience for this toy is BDSM enthusiasts. It fits with leather fetishes, it is a cock and ball toy, it fits with the aesthetic. I personally consider myself quite a kinky person and that is why I bought this toy. But there are no real limitations of who can buy this toy other than size as I previously mentioned.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Can be worn as jewelry
    • Cbt
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

So oddly enough the three gates of hell actually has four rings. The first ring has a diameter of 2 inches and is meant to be worn behind your testicles. It acts as any cock ring would. The next two rings are 1.25 inches in diameter and are meant to be worn along the shaft of the penis. Then finally there is a very small ring at the end not meant to go around your penis. This ring sits on top of your penis and for me personally it provided some stimulation on the glans of my penis. It could be used for multiple things though. You could attach a leash to it, you could tie rope to it and tie the other end to a stationary object. There are many options those with a kinky mind could think of.

The rings on this toy are composed of metal and are attached to each other by leather and rivets keeping each ring in a specific place. The leather has rivets in it, so the rings are not detachable. The toy is always going to stay with the 4 rings attached to the leather. The metal is relatively nice. There are small weld that protrude slightly. I can feel them when I run my fingers along them, but when actually using this toy I have never noticed them to be uncomfortable. The leather is also nice. It was not very stiff. It is not the nicest leather I have ever seen, but it is nice and I have no complaints about it. Both leather and metal are very durable if you care for them properly, so I expect this toy to last for years and years even with lots of use. The rivets seem securely fastened and I expect no problems with the craftsmanship.

This toy rates a 7 on EFs safety scale because leather is porous material. It can trap bacteria and blood and bodily fluids in it and is impossible to completely sterilize. That being said I really like leather toys, I just would not use them if you have multiple partners. They are best used for a fluid bonded partner. The metal can be sterilized, but you cannot boil this toy, because that would ruin the leather. I do not know what the metal is made out of. I do have a small concern about the metal rusting, but I keep mine is a dry place, so I doubt that will ever happen.

The metal feels quite smooth when worn. It starts off cool and provides a cool sensation, but quickly warms up to body temperature. Your genitals are primarily in contact with the metal rings, I did not really notice the leather when I wore this toy. The toy does not really have any odor. It does not even have the typical leather smell some toys do. I think there is just so little leather you do not smell it.

In terms of fit I think it will work well for most users. I think I have a pretty average sized penis. And the product worked well with me. But the toy is straight, so if you have a major curve in your penis, are very large, or very small the toy might not work for you. But I would think an average user would be able to use this toy.

In terms of design it depends on what you expect from this toy. I think the design is aesthetically pleasing. I think it looks very nice around my genitals and am happy with that aspect of the design. It has a nice BDSM look to it.
I do not think this toy was made to be a chastity device. So I do not think it really exceeds there. Most chastity devices are more limiting, have a lock on them, and allow the dominant person to have more control. But it works okay in terms of chastity.
In terms of a masturbating toy this is just hugely dependent upon anatomy. It provided some fun stimulation for me, but I would not guarantee that for everybody.
I would say this toy is designed for aesthetic appeal and that is where it exceeds.

Here are some photos of the toy:
Toy sitting on the ground

Toy around the Tantus Charmer

Toy around the Tantus Charmer and a ruler so you can see size
    • Fits comfortably
    • Mixed material
    • Well made / sturdy

Performance

I think this toy performed quite well. As I have stated both my girlfriend and myself liked the look of this toy on me, which is the primary way to use this toy. I also found it to provide some cool new stimulation when masturbating (or receiving manual stimulation) while wearing this toy. The toy also provided some light compression against my penis for me. Not even to prevent an erection, but it was an interesting sensation that I enjoyed.

There are a couple of things to mention though. This toy can be difficult to put on. A little bit of lubricant definitely helps when putting on this toy. I am not circumcised and it can pull down the foreskin with it causing a pinching feeling. Now I am a masochist so I enjoyed that sensation, but if you do not enjoy pain you probably will not. This can be avoided with lubricant and taking your time, but it will take longer for you to put on the toy.

I would not wear this toy during intercourse. I think the leather is not a good material of getting lots of fluid on it. A little is not bad, but if you were to soak it in vaginal secretions that leather will probably not last very long. The metal rings also have slight edges that could catch on the tissue and cause some unpleasant damage. So I do not think intercourse is possible with this toy. I do think oral is possible with this toy. Again the leather coming into contact with saliva is not the best for it and will shorten its lifespan, but it is possible. And then finally manual stimulation I think is very possible (and for me personally very enjoyable).
    • Comfortable during use
    • Difficult to put on / use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

This toy is made out of leather, so it does require more care than other toys. After you use the three gates of hell, you should wipe it down with a damp soapy cloth. From what I have read, either glycerin saddle soap or dish soap works great. After you wipe it down, you should dry off any excess moisture and let it dry completely before storing it. It should be stored in a place with at least a little airflow to prevent mold growth. I plan on storing mine in a plastic container under my bed with my other leather toys. Because it is leather, it can dry out over time. So, it is best to condition your leather toys once every 1 to 3 months. This will depend slightly on your climate. You should never completely submerge your toy is water. This will damage the leather.

Overall this product is quite easy to take care off. A quick wipe down and the occasional conditioning are all you need. The toy is very small and compact so it is very easy to store.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • High maintenance

Packaging

The toy comes in a simple plastic shell. You can see the packaging in the following two photos.

Front

Back


There are no instructions or any guides on how to use this product. I think that is too bad, because the toy did take me a little time to figure out. But it is not impossible to figure out with instructions. I just think they would be nice to have.

I do not think the packaging is anything special. I personally do not think it looks very nice. It is definitely not subtle. The packaging has a photo of a penis on the front of it. The plastic is recyclable. I am not going to store my toy in the packaging. It is just too big and bulky.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

This is a relatively niche toy that does not have the most clear use ever. It is not like a vibrator where you know its purpose is to cause an orgasm. This toy is much more dependent on what the user wants to do with it. And there is lots you can do with it. As I have already mentioned you can use it as an aesthetic piece, it changes masturbation, it can be used for chastity, but there are other things you can do with it.

You can wear it out in public for a little bit of a thrill. You can use can tie the small little ring to a ball stretcher this would pull the penis downwards and make it very difficult/painful to get aroused. You can tie rope into the rings and make a new aesthetic appeal. You can attach a leash to it. You could use it for humiliation play. You can use it symbolically as a sign of ownership and submission. The use is a lot more up to you.

I think this toy is unique in that sense that most people are not going to be have a function in mind and decide the toy meets that function (such as getting an orgasm). Instead it is for people into BDSM who are going to look at this toy and go I want that toy. I am not sure why I want that toy, but I simply do and I think I am going to have fun using that toy.
Follow-up commentary
This was a fun toy, since the review we bought a chastity device that has replaced this toy for us. But if we had not bought it this toy would still get used. During the numerous times we played with this toy is held up to use nicely. The leather did not have any damage to it and it continued to work well.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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