Cock Rings – The ultimate guide

Cock rings are one of the best sex toys out there for men. It’s a toy that not only increases pleasure for men, but also does the same for their partner and increases the overall quality of sex making it one of the most sought after toys out there.

This article is everything a novice needs. We’ll be talking about how a cock ring works, steps to use one, safety precautions and end by mentioning some of the finest products on the market to help purchasing one much easier. Let’s jump right into it.

What is a Cock Ring?

Basically, cock rings are a circular product made out of some solid material like silicone, metal, rubber, leather, plastic and sometimes even rope. The cock ring is places below the penis and above the testicles to completely restrict or reduce the blood flow in the penis. The restrictions of blood flow allows a man to stay hard much longer than any delay spray would allow him to. It also generates a much more exciting orgasms and even increases the intensity of the woman at the same time.

Cock rings come in a variety of different styles. If you’re a beginner, you should definitely start off with stretchable cock rings as they’re much easier to set into place and use comfortably. These rings can also be taken off rather quickly if you start becoming uncomfortable or uneasy. Then, there’s the solid rings made of non-stretchable materials and it would be an understatement to say that these aren’t for the soft-hearted. These rings are worn behind the testicles and take quite a pro to wear it without complains.

Types of Cock Rings

You’d be surprised at how many types of cock rings the world has come up with especially considering that C-rings are just a ring. There’s not much special about them. Well, with that being said, here are the various types of cock rings you could purchase.

  • Cock and Ball Ring
  • Quick Release Ring
  • Cock Sling (check out the Oxball Unit X sling for an example)
  • Teardrop Cock Ring
  • Vibrating Cock Ring (check out the Je Joue Mio as an example)
  • Cock Ring With Butt Plug
  • Cock Cage
  • Cock and Ball Torture Rings
  • Metal/Stainless Steel Solid Ring
  • Solid Ring
  • Textured Cock Ring

What Does A Cock Ring Do?

As mentioned earlier, the primary reason people like to use C-rings would be the extra stamina. It helps you last much longer in bed and by restricting blood flow, you’re allowed to build up the orgasm for a longer time before you ‘let it go’. And, the orgasms will be quite like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Delaying it for that long will not only make the orgasm intense for you, but also for the ladies.

C-rings can also lend a helping hand by keeping your tools upright. The erections will be rock hard and will let you carry on without the trouble of your purple-headed friend dropping.

Is it Safe?

So, we’re talking about using a product that restricts blood flow to your penis, sounds sketchy, right? If you’ve ever seen a movie where they’ve talked about how restricting blood flow in an arm for too long will end up in doctors having to amputate the arm, then you have the right to be suspicious. Questioning the safety is a good move, and we’ll let you in on the answer. Try to keep up…

Je Joue Mio

Je Joue Mio

Basically, the penis works like a pump system. Your heart pumps blood around the penis and when an erection is produced, the penis creates some sort of process that shuts the valve that allows blood to exits and this creates excess amounts of blood in the penis for the duration. A cock ring creates an artificial valve and doesn’t allow any blood to escape. And, the penis is just a piece of flesh that requires blood to stay alive.

The first part is the duration of usage. Most folks advice not using the rings for more than 20 minutes. But, technically, you could go up to 30 minutes without inflicting any long term damage. You should make sure that you’re not under the effect of any drug that would make you pass out and leave the ring on. Otherwise, when you wake up, you’ll have a rather useless lump of flesh between your legs that you used to call your penis.

You shouldn’t ever use weighted rings. These rings are heavy, well obviously, and they can damage the base structure of the penis which may lead to severe nerve damage.

Yes, there are some dangers of wearing cock rings, but that’s not enough of a justification to stop using them completely. Cock rings are like crossing the road. If you look both ways and cross, you’re good. But, if you shut your eyes and don’t pay attention to what you’re doing, you won’t make it to the other side alive. The trick is to learn how to use a ring correctly. Once you’ve mastered the art, we can assure you there won’t be any complications involved.

How Do You Use One?

The first thing you need to do is make sure that the penis flaccid or only semi-erect. It’ll be rather difficult to put a tightly sized ring on an erect penis. You can use some sort of lube to make it easier to put the ring on. Squeeze the lube firmly on both the ring and the base of the penis for added comfort and ease.

If the ring is just for the penis, putting it on is a piece of cake. Just stick your penis through the ring and slide it down to the base. But, if you need to put the ring on the testicle as well, it won’t be that easy. You need to go one testicle at a time and carefully put it through the ring. It might not be the most comfortable of procedures at the time, but once your junk is safely inside the trunk, you be much more comfortable.  For a simple c-ring check out the Tantus Supersoft C-Ring.

Let’s talk about the diameter of the ring. Usually, you’d want a ring that’s tight enough to restrict blood flow, but not tight enough to block it completely. We mentioned earlier what a really tight C-ring could do. And, panicking and screaming isn’t the way you should being the morning after sex.

Getting the right sized ring is difficult, but you could make it easier by this simple process. Wrap a measuring tape around your erect penis (or your penis and balls depending on what type of ring you plan to buy) and measure the exact circumference. Then, divide the number by the value of Pi. (Didn’t expect to do Math for sex, did you?) For instance, if you have an eight inch penis, divide 8 by 3.14 which is around 2.5. You need a ring around the 2.2 or 2.25 mark. It will comfortably fit and do its job fairly well.

Last thing, make sure you and your partner both know how to get a ring off. There might be a situation where the person with that knowledge might not be able to get the ring off himself.

That’s all you need to know about wearing a C-ring. But, just one final thought. We said it before, and we’ll say it again, don’t ever fall asleep while wearing a ring. You could go up to an hour without damaging your penis, but if you fall asleep, you might just have a pale piece of flesh in place of your penis.

 

 

Things to Look for in a Cock Ring

There are some things you need to consider about a cock ring before you actually purchase it. These are pretty much all the factors involved and will definitely help you make the final decision.

The Material

The first and foremost thing everyone talks about is the material. There are almost a dozen or so raw materials being used to construct cock rings today. The two most common are metal and silicone. They’re both best-selling materials, but they’re a lot different from each other. Metal is mainly used by experts that have been using C-rings for quite some time and slowly made their way to the material. Metal rings don’t just require a lot of self-control, they’re a lot difficult to put on and remove in case of emergencies. If you’re new to this sort of play, you might want to apt for something more flexible like silicone. Silicone cock rings are much easier to wear and remove. Even the tightest of rings will allow some level of blood flow thus reducing the hazard of rings.

Tightness

The formula is pretty simple; the tighter the ring, the longer and harder the erection and more intensified orgasm. If you’re planning on really maximizing the effect of a ring, you should go for tighter rings and solid materials. But, if you’re aiming for more blood flow, you should go with more of a loose fit. The tightness is usually a subjective factor and it mostly depends on how the guy likes the rings.

The Texture

Most cock rings are completely plain, while other have bumps and ridges. Some people do say that they can’t feel these bumps while having sex but other say that these textures can almost double the pleasure of your average cock ring. It might be worth it to look into textures before settling for a normal ring.

Vibrations

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Do you consider yourself more of a vibrations type of guy? If so, then a vibrating cock rings might be absolutely amazing for you. Such rings are pleasurable for both partners. Vibrating rings actually push the limits and will probably give you an orgasm like never before. It stimulates the base of the penis much more than a standard ring and also massages the partner’s clit at the same time. You can probably experiment with a lot of different vibration modes available with almost every vibrating ring. These C-rings are definitely worth a shot. There aren’t many toys that can work for both the male and the female, and this is one that can.

Best Cock Rings on the Market

Now that you know what to look for, it’s our responsibility to give you a few decent options as well. We’re going to mention some C-rings that are currently the hottest ones out there. They’re from the finest manufacturers of sex toys and if you still can’t understand which type of ring you want, randomly picking one from the below list might just work.

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  1. Pro Sensual XL Adjustable

The reason this ring is at the top of our list is that it is so much different than your average cock rings. While other are just like an oversized engagement ring , this product is much more easier for beginners to use. You can use this ring as both a C-ring and a cock and balls ring. The size and tightness can easily be adjusted. The material is high-quality silicone, but the best park is that it has a quick release. Just one press of a button and the ring will unlatch. It’s literally the perfect ring because it has the features of 3-4 rings combined in a single one. What more could you ask for?

  1. MQ Stay Hard Combo Set

Don’t want to spend too much money on sex toys? No problem, the Stay Hard Combo Set has you covered. This ring is highly flexible and really easy to wear. The material is silicone, so it can be rolled on or off in just a jiffy. The material is durable and the pack comes with three of these C-rings. You’re getting three rings in a little over 10 bucks. Talk about value!!!

  1. MQ Best Alloy Cock Ring

Now this is one on the expensive side of things, but the ‘specs’ more than make up for it. The ring is made of a premium band of polished alloy that’s really easy to roll in because of the lack of friction. The metal is cold and believe it or not, the coldness actually increases the pleasure and make it feel like you’re not wearing a ring at all. The extra weight is enough to intensify orgasms and not too much to add insane pressure on the nerves. All in all, a great product for people that want to go one step further than a straightforward jelly ring.  Another option is the perfect fit cock ring.

  1. Ass Gasm Plug

Looking for the ultimate multitasker? Well, this plug will do the job pretty decently. The Ass Gasm plug isn’t just a ring, it’s also a prostate massager built into a single product. As you’re thrusting back and forth, the plug moves the same way and creates the same feeling that you usually get from a vibrating prostate massager. The design is also a great feature of this product. The impeccable texture and design lets the plug hit all the right places to intensify the pleasure. It’s not that expensive too, definitely a product worth looking into.

  1. We-Vibe Pivot Vibrating Ring

We weren’t going to mention vibrating rings on this list since it’s for beginners and vibrating rings aren’t something novices would buy. But, the quality of this ring forced us to put it in here. It’s made of highest quality of silicone We-Vibe could find and can stretch to fit any size. The ring connects to the We-Vibe Pivot app allowing you to try out a variety of different vibrations and patterns. You can also let your partner control the ring regardless of where they are. They could be in the same room or a separate continent, We-Vibe works flawlessly.

 

Other options

Sextreme leather studded cock ring

Tracey Cox Twin Silicone Vibrating Love Ring

Tantus Beginner C-Sling Vs. Laid P.2