Cock rings are one of the few sex toys designed for the penis. Rings can be a functional and fun part of sex play for men. By restricting blood flow in the penis, rings can change the way erections feel, how long they last, and what orgasm and ejaculation feels like. If you’re curious about them, here’s what you need to know.
What is a cock ring?
Cock rings are just that – a ring that is placed around the penis and/or scrotum. They are used to restrict blood flow out of the penis. They are also used create the a pleasurable sensation of tightness and pressure.
Can they cure ED?
Not really… but some men do find that wearing cock rings help make their erections firmer or longer-lasting.
Start with stretch.
Solid cock rings are more restrictive as your erection grows and are only recommended for men with experience with using a cock ring. Beginners should start with a soft, stretchy, and flexible ring. They are easier to put on and take off, and don’t provide as much restriction. I suggest the 3 pack Island Rings. Island Rings contains 3 sizes of soft and stretchy all-purpose rings. They are inexpensive, so you don’t have to spend a lot to try out cock rings. If you like the feel of a cock ring, you can upgrade to something sturdier or more exotic.
Dab on a small amount of personal lubricant on the ring (or your penis) before you put the ring on. This makes slipping on the ring much easier. It will reduce the risk of pinching of your skin or pulling hairs. I suggest our staff favorite – Swiss Navy water based lubricant. It’s super slick and long-lasting, but won’t damage the cock ring. Just go easy on the lube! Too much can make the ring slide off.
Put it on.
You may want to man-scape ahead of time to reduce the risk of snagging hairs, but lubing up should help. Simply stretch the cock ring enough so that you can slide it around the base of the penis, behind the scrotum. It should be snuggly around your cock and balls. However, if it feels uncomfortable at this point, you may want to try out a bigger ring or one with more stretch. You can also try sliding the ring just around the shaft of your penis.
Test it out.
Before you use the ring with a partner, make time to try it out on your own. It can be tricky the first few times you put a ring on or take it off. Getting used to using the ring solo will make things less stressful, awkward, or clumsy when you venture into using it with a partner. Try masturbating with a ring on. You will get used to how the ring feels with movement and friction. To begin with, you may want to remove it after five or ten minutes so you can become familiar with the various sensations cock rings provide.
Play it safe.
If you ever feel pain or discomfort with a cock ring, remove it immediately! Also, don’t wear one for too long. 30 minutes is the maximum time most doctor’s and manufacturers recommend. And never, ever use a homemade cock ring. They can harm the skin, be difficult to get off, and cause many other not so fun consequences! Why risk a trip to the ER when you can pick a cock ring up at the RedDoor?
Tips and Tricks.
Be careful when using condoms with a cock ring. The friction from the ring rubbing against the condom can cause rips and tears.
Try having your partner pull or tug on your cock ring. It can feel good for you and can be a power play for your partner. Just ask them to be careful not to squeeze or pinch too much (unless you like it).
Some cock rings are meant to please both partners. Try a ring with a vibrating head. The vibration can be pleasing to you, and will definitely stimulate your partner, too!
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