What Are Cock Rings

I’m sure you’ve gotten enough spam mail to realize that the “long, thicker, longer lasting” header is really just a scam. Well, in most cases it is, but not with cock rings. Cock rings are rings of varying materials that are designed to go around your cock and make you last longer and feel thicker.

What started in China as a goat’s eye socket (yes, with lashes still intact) has since evolved into a wide range of products that may look intimidating to new users. But fear not! I am here with a guide on the different types, uses, and how to wear them.

Why Use a Cock Ring

Cock rings originate from China, where they started as a goat’s eye socket and were designed to trap blood flow in the shaft creating a harder penis and a longer lasting sexual experience. Today there are a variety of options available and, thankfully, none of them are made from the remains of animals.

Cock rings have a variety of uses and can enhance any sexual encounter, no matter your level of experience. With just a little bit of practice with putting them on, you’ll be harder and lasting longer in no time. Just be sure that you practice putting them on once or twice before bringing out in the bedroom, as they can be a bit of a hassle for new users.

How Do Cock Rings Work

Cock rings rest at the base of the shaft or around the shaft and balls. They are a little tight and restrict blood flow from exiting the penile shaft. The cock ring traps blood inside the shaft, creating a harder erection, and despite sensitivity being increased – it helps the user to last longer as well! While cock rings do have a reputation with erectile dysfunction, don’t let it deter you from trying it for the mere pleasure of its other benefits.

How To Use a Cock Ring

To use a cock ring you first need to know what your size, especially if you’re looking at a cock ring made from hard material. Picking the right size for you will help to avoid an embarrassing ER visit. To measure yourself you should be full erect and measure the circumference at the base of your shaft as well as around your shaft and scrotum – write these measurements down and use them while shopping to ensure you get the right fit!

Once you get your cock ring don’t use it for longer than 20 minutes until you’re used to it. Watch out for red flags (numbness, color changing, pain, etc) and ease into it. You should start with a couple of masturbation sessions to get used to the sensations before jumping in the sack while wearing one. To put on the cock ring you slip it on while you’re soft, if you have one that goes around your scrotum and shaft, you should slip in one ball at a time before getting it over your shaft.

If you’re going to be using your cock rings with a penis pump, you should keep a couple of sizes on hand to account for your engorged penis after pumping. Since pumping will change the size of your penis, it is best to use a slightly larger ring than normal. You should measure yourself frequently, if you’re pumping, to avoid cock ring accidents.

Different Types of Materials

Cock rings come in a lot of different shapes and material types. To name a few, there are wood, metal, and silicone. There are also the standard shape, dual pleasure, and self pleasure. Choosing one may be a little intimidating, and I recommend going with a standard, silicone ring to start out with. Cock rings are cheap enough that you’ll start amassing a collection soon enough, so it’s best to start with something easy to use and simple.

Silicone

Silicone cock rings are the most abundant and common type of cock rings. They come in all different shapes and sizes and are easy to use. They are the most easy to get out of in case of an emergency and cause the least discomfort. If properly cared for, silicone will last a long time and can be used with any type of lubricant.

Metal

Metal cock rings are the most popular for their durability and aesthetics. They do provide a bit of a learning curve, but once you know what you’re doing, it’s like riding a bike. To put on a metal cock ring you should start with lube and your scrotum. As I mentioned before, you should slip in one ball at a time and then slip in your shaft. Be gentle while doing this and try to do it when you’re soft. If you try to put on a metal cock ring while erect, it may be difficult, if not painful.

Standard

The standard cock ring is probably what you imagine when you think of a cock ring. It is a simple circle that either rests at the base of your shaft or around both your shaft and tesiticles. It’s sole purpose is the trap blood into your penis, increase your girth and sensitivity, while making you last longer in bed. It is the most popular type sold and the easiest to use.

Dual Pleasure

This is another incredibly popular type of cock ring that is designed to stimulate both the wearer and their partner. Usually a dual pleasure cock ring traps blood in the penis, like a standard cock ring, and vibrates to stimulate the receivers clit – or genitals. A lot of these are weak and hardly please the person who isn’t wearing or are too stretchy to act as a cock ring – but if you’re willing to drop a pretty penny, you’ can find some that are well worth it!

Self Pleasure

Self pleasure cock rings usually have an arm that extend backwards from the rings and is meant to be inserted into or stimulate the anus. These are popular among individuals who enjoy prostate massage. They can be used with or without a partner. Their intended use is to aid with an erection while providing hands free back door play.

While cock rings may seem intimidating to a new user, and there are a lot of options out there, they are well worth their benefits. Before buying your first cock ring you should measure yourself and go with a pliable material for your first purchase. Cock rings are great for solo or partnered play and even come in options that can help you explore back door play! No matter what you choose, you’re bound to find something you enjoy about cock rings.

13 COMMENTS

  1. My wife bought my first cockring for me and I thought she lost her damn mind. She told me to just try it out once and I gotta say I’m really glad she did. I had no idea there was this amazing benefit of keeping me harder for longer. We actually even ended up getting one of the dual pleasure types for my birthday and she loved it so much. The first one we got was pretty cheap and broke after just a few times but we’ve gotten one of the higher end ones since then and it is absolutely worth every single penny we spent on it. It makes sex better and the dual pleasure one makes my wife want sex more often. I’m a lucky guy.

  2. I have never used any type of cock ring other than silicone. The idea of something that completely restricts my cock scares me. What happens when you get hard if you can’t get soft enough to get your cock back out of it?!?!? But the silicone ones are a lot of fun and are really comfortable. I started using sex toys for men when I was a teenager before I was even sexually active because I wanted to get an idea of what felt good and try to practice getting good at sex before embarassing myself around a girl. (Yes, I used blow up dolls and those masturbators) It might sound funny or dumb but it really did work getting that kind of practice in and I find that using the cock ring during sex makes me and my partner feel good. If you or your partner is feeling extra kinky it can even be fun to have your partner put your cock ring on for you to have a type of submission to her and the silicone ones are so easy to use that it’s not too much effort for someone else to do it to you.

  3. I really like to use the silicone cock rings but I just recently got my first “self pleasure” cock ring. It was weird at first because it didn’t have that extra give or stretch that the silicone ones I’ve used have but I did measure myself before getting it so it is a good fit, just takes more effort to get it on. I even measured the distance from my balls to my anus just to make sure it would be perfect for me. It took a while to find a cock ring with that end to it because I guess my size isn’t a common one but now that I have the right one it feels really good. I’ve always enjoyed anal play and have butt plugs and beads and even a small vibrator for it but it was always a pain in the butt (ha) masturbating and using those for anal play and sometimes it took away from my enjoyment. Having something for anal play along with a cock ring that gives me that extra stimulation and sensitivity with it being so erect really makes it feel so much better and because the material is easy to clean too I don’t have to worry about a lot of work scrubbing it down to make sure it’s ready for next time. I’m looking forward to actually getting around to using it with someone else but I haven’t done that yet.

  4. Metal cock rings have always been my favorite. I’m really big into BDSM and I have a Mistress who has ordered me to use a cock ring sometimes. She prefers to make me use the metal cock ring before it keeps me very rigid and confined so that She can tease and torment me from the moment I am with Her. Using a metal cock ring also prepared me for the cage She custom made to wrap my erection in so that I remain hard for Her but I am unable to touch myself in it. I of course use a cock ring without my Mistress as well and I enjoy using it just for masturbating and sometimes try to see how long I can keep a stimulation going with the metal cock ring and an anal vibrator before I give in and have to masturbate.

  5. The first and only toy for guys I’ve ever used is a cock ring. I think I have one of each type mainly because I wanted to see if they gave different sensations. I personally find that they do different things for me since the tightness or restriction varies and even the temperatures and textures make a difference for me. I don’t really use them when it’s just me but I do use them during sex with my girlfriend. When she really wants to go at it for a long amount of time I’ll go as long as I can and then after I cum I use the cock ring to make it easier to go again for her. Her favorite is the one that vibrates because it hits her in just the right spot so I can get her to cum and she’ll let me go as deep as I can so it adds pressure with the vibrating part. Overall they have a big impact on our sex life.

  6. Measuring my penis was the single weirdest thing I have ever done. And it is really uncomfortable to do but when I decided I want a hard wood cock ring that didn’t have any flexibility to it I had to do it because I couldn’t take any chances on getting the wrong size or doing something to hurt myself. I’m glad I measured because having a perfect fit cock ring really does so much more for me than the silicone one so I’m really very satisifed.

  7. I’m a little confused about how the cock rings without elasticity work. It says you shouldn’t keep a cock ring on for more than 20 minutes or whatever but what if I’m not finished or still hard how do I get the cock ring off? I’m sure a lot of men use them but that part just doesn’t make any sense to me and I’d really like to try a harder one because I think it could enhance the erections I get. I do have silicone ones that I use and I mean it doesn’t happen often but there was one time where it started to hurt when I had it on and I couldn’t get it off without breaking it. I couldn’t do that with a harder one and that scares me. I like my cock and wouldn’t want to do any damage just because I wanted a little extra fun when playing with myself or my boyfriend or whatever and he’s in the same confused boat as me.

    • Measuring is really important if you want to try something different but you shouldn’t really have any issues with getting it back off. As long as you make sure you get the right size and put it on right you’ll see it’s not as scary as you think.

  8. Cock rings are my favorite sex toy! I can use it with just about anything and for anything like by myself or with a girl during sex or making my dick super hard for when she going to suck me off it’s just so hot! I use them with other toys like butt play stuff and masturbators and my super life like sex doll. They just make absolutely everything better and I don’t care if I’m preaching to non-believers or the choir but cock rings are the most amazing thing ever!

  9. Why would anyone get a cock ring that wasn’t silicone? lol they’re easy to take care of, they’re fun, they’re cheap, and they aren’t going to permanently trap your dick so that you have to go to a hospital asking for help getting your dick out of a tight situation. Yeah silicone ones might break once in a while but at least you can replace them easy and breaking isn’t always a bad thing cause it means you’ll never actually get stuck in one.

  10. I can’t believe cock rings started as goat eye sockets. How would anyone cut it off the goat much less think to wrap it around their penis it’s just crazy. Whatever crazy person came up with it I’m glad they did and I had no idea it started in China. I’m glad they figured out how to make it out of something that isn’t animal body parts now, it’s as crazy as those people that came up with using sheep bladders or something as condoms. Talk about using every part of the animal. I wouldn’t go sticking my penis in animal parts but I do enjoy a good cock ring now. I only use the ones that vibrate because that is the only type that really makes it feel like a different sensation for me and I don’t really care about my erection lasting longer than normal.

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