Cock Rings 101: What? How? Why? All Questions Answered

Alright…

❓So you keep hearing people talking about cock rings, but not really sure what do they do or why should you use one?

😅 Even if cock rings do work — how do you go about actually wearing one during sex?

⚠️ Are they safe?

Don't worry!

When you're done with this guide you'll be a cock ring expert and will be able to pick the right one for you without a doubt!

Or maybe you'll just understand it's not for you..

At least for now.

Here's what we're going to cover:

  • What Does A Cock Ring Do & What It Is For?
  • How Do You ACTUALLY Use (Wear) A Cock Ring?
  • How Do You Pick The Right Size Or Type Cock Ring?
  • What are The Best Cock Rings On The Market?
  • Real People Share Their Stories On Using & Buying Cock Rings

What Does A Cock Ring Do & What It Is For?

First things first…


#1 — What is a cock ring?

The most basic and most popular cock ring is simply an O type ring, that you can put either around the shaft of the cock or around both the cock and balls.

The ones you can put behind the balls are commonly referred to as “cock and ball rings”.

The most common materials are silicone, metal, glass, or leather.


#2 — What does a cock ring do?

The main reason why guys use c rings is to achieve rock solid, extra sensitive and longer erections.
Plus if cock ring goes around the balls it can make male orgasm last up to a minute, which is crazy intense!

Cock rings restrict the blood flow and prevent the blood going out from erect penis.

Meaning that if normally you get 100% erection, with cock ring you can get 150%.

Originally cock rings were created for men who suffer erectile dysfunction.

Here's a study where doctors affirmed that cock rings do help to treat erectile dysfunction.

The way they would use it is to use a penis pump (vacuum or hydro) to get penis erect and then putting on a cock ring to restrict penis from getting limp again.

This was a way for guys to be able to perform without using male enhancement drugs like viagra.

However nowadays… Cock rings are used mostly for pleasure.

There are vibrating cock rings that either vibrate man's balls or woman's pussy.

Then there are guys who use it simply to have rock-hard erections, be able to last longer.

Or maybe they enjoy suddenly having an enlarged penis and balls (balls get engorged too with a cock ring)

Or maybe they are in BDSM stuff… and get aroused from seeing the metal, leather ring on the penis.

There are even cock rings with anal stimulators.

So… tons of uses.


#3 — Do cock rings really work?

Oh yes.

They do.

Whether for pleasure or practical reasons, they do work.

And they are tons of fun, if you want to add some spice and variety to your bedroom.

Make sure you read till the end, you'll love all the different people stories of how they use cock rings ;)


#4 — Are cock rings safe to use?

Yes…

If you use them as instructed (as with everything).

You could take a knife and cut yourself, but you can also be careful and just cut the veggies for your dinner.

The thing with cock rings is that they do restrict blood flow, which is unnatural to your body.

If you feel any pain, bulging, discomfort or numbness you should immediately remove the ring to avoid damaging your penis.

But if you buy the right size quality cock ring and don't keep it more than 20–30 minutes — there is no danger.

What's the worst case scenario that could happen?

But let's say you don't remove the penis ring and fall asleep with it for several hours.

Well, then you risk getting a dead penis.

f the blood supply is cut off from the penis for a long time, it also cannot get oxygen — and it dies (priapism).

Same as any other body part.


How Do You ACTUALLY Use (Wear) A Cock Ring?

There are two main types of cock rings as we discussed:

  • a cock ring you put on your erect penis — this one is pretty easy, you just put it on and slide till the base of penis shaft
  • cock and ball ring — this is the one you put around both balls and your penis. Having it around both will result in a lot stronger erections and more pleasure.

Let's focus on how to put on the cock and ball ring:

  • Make sure penis is limp
  • Take a hot shower to have loose sagging testicles that make it easier to put a ring on
  • Put your balls through first one by one, start with lowest hanging ball
  • The second ball is the hardest part, it takes some practice..
  • Then just put the limp penis through the remaining space
  • Pull the ring down tight to ensure it is at the base of penis and balls without a gap
  • Get yourself erect
  • Put the condom on (if you use one)
  • …and let the fun begin 👊

Here's NSFW video showing how to put the cock ring on.


How should it feel?

It should feel comfortable and fixed in position.

If there are any weird sensations — take it off and don't go any further.

⚠️ Remember you can safely wear a cock ring for 20–30 minutes at the time .

Extra tips:

  • use a water-based lube to ensure it's all nice and glidy when you put it on.
  • I suggest you shave pubic bone before use as hair get caught up easily.
  • try cock ring by yourself before using it during sex
  • any standing positions or missionary with a man on top will help to get more blood to enter the penis (gravity kheh).
  • make sure you wash & clean your c ring after each use as you would with any other sex toy

Cannot Get It Off!?

With flexible cock rings you can always safely stretch it out and get it off no matter what.

So here's that.

But if you've bought a fixed cock ring that's too small and penis doesn't get any smaller — you're in trouble.

You can try taking a relaxing (or cold) shower, do whatever it takes to get your mind off your penis.

If nothing works, accept the failure and get to emergency room, as there is a ticking time bomb called priapism.

Well, that's why only pros use fixed cock rings and all beginners should use flexible ones… But wanted to tell the story and all possible outcomes.


How Do You Pick The Right Size Or Type Cock Ring?

If you're buying your first cock ring, I would really recommend getting a stretchy (silicone or rubber) or an adjustable metal cock ring.

Then it's quite safe that you'll buy the right size.

But you need to know the girth of the shaft of your erect penis first, at least approximately.

If you want to order it online, you can always go to Home Depot and buy some “O” rings in the plumbing department.

They come in various sizes 1.5", 1.75", 2" etc…

Take them home and fit those rings on, you'll get the perfect measurement that way.

…Or just watch this video to learn how to measure it properly and pick the right tightness:

As for the cock ring types — you gotta know your objective first.

Is it for looks? (leather, stainless steel, double, triple cock rings)

Is it for pleasure? (vibrating cock rings)

Is it for super practical reasons? (silicone, rubber).

The main two cock ring types are flexible cock ring and rigid cock ring.

#1 — Flexible cock ring

This one is elastic so it's easier to put them on and easy to remove after you're finished with the play.

The downside is that because they are elastic it sometimes prevents them from applying enough clenching pressure to the penis. But of course they can also be too tight.

It's trickier to get the right size, what I'm saying.

#2 — Fixed Cock Ring

These are typically metal rings, but can also be made from a solid plastic, aluminium or silicone.

If with flexible cock ring you can put it on half-erect penis, then with the fixed cock ring, your penis must be completely limp thus removing any chances for spontaneity.

Plus, you gotta get the size exactly right to have perfect sensations.

This is usually what seasoned cock ring users get.


What are The Best Cock Rings On The Market?

All based on my own experience, tons of reviews and other reader recommendations.

Here's one: some guys actually love using the basic metal O rings from the Home Depot. They do the job kheh.

There's is an old joke that the world's most popular BDSM supply story is Home Depot.

Maybe you cannot buy everything there, but it doesn't hurt to look around ;)

But chances are if you're beginner you won't look for rigid, metal cock ring just yet.

You wanna safer, stretchy options, here are three great ones:


#1 — The Screaming O Cock Rings ($6.19)

These are super cheap ones, but come with a ton of great reviews.

Screaming O c rings are stretchy and great to test out the waters.

Find it on Amazon.

#2 — CaleXotics Silicone Tri Snap Cock Ring ($8)

The silicone is velvety soft and I’d strongly recommend this one.

Me and my gf love it and we both love the way it looks and feels.

10/10 would recommend as quality, affordable option.

Find here on Amazon.

#3 — Lelo Tor 2 Vibrating Cock Ring ($126)

If you want to mix a super erect penis with vibrating sensations then Lelo is the #1 quality option.

Lelo Tor 2 does cost $126, but will last for a long time.

The second version they have is stretchier, waterproof, made from silicone and fits all sizes.

Find it on Amazon here.

So pretty much you cannot go wrong with this one.

Here's a video that will explain everything you need to know about vibrating cock rings:


The Best Cock Ring Online Shops

It's quite hard to recommend the best options because everyone is different.

But here are three best cock ring shops to explore:


Real People Share Their Stories On Using & Buying Cock Rings

Let's add some perspective, shall we?!?

Here's what others say about cock rings:


#1 — “Do cock rings actually work?”


“Yes, they work.”

“Yes. Also bf was surprised how bigger and thicker his dick looked when there was more blood in his dick.

He gets to live a neater dick life and he lasts longer.

Pretty nifty.”

Source: octropos


“Female here — cock rings are great, they have ones with a little bullet in it that vibrates!

Amazon has some pretty basic ones that are cheap.

Just try to get waterproof if possible.”


“I work in an adult store.”

“First of all: BUY A SILICONE COCK RING IF YOU’VE NEVER USED ONE BEFORE! They stretch to your size and will provide the pressure you need.

The plastic / metal ones suck if you don’t know what you’re doing

Screaming-O cock rings are great, cheap and disposable ones you experiment with, good for a first buy.

Wevibe do a great Couples cock ring that has a free app controller so you can use it anywhere / customise the vibrations and patterns but it’s not cheap. I’d recommend it as a gift for your partner/ anniversary gift

CalExotics make cheap vibrating silicone cock rings with different shapes and sizes (I recommend the bunny clit one if you are using it with a female)

The Big O is also a popular silicone vibrating cock ring for around $15–20 Aus which is not bad for a couple of uses.

I would stay away from Cringz cockrings because the quality is truly awful. I hate selling them to customers.

Also a quick tip: cock rings can go on the base of the penis or behind the testicles, whichever is more comfortable to you.”

Source: Flopsy__


“I have worn cock rings for quite a while. I’m a huge fan and so have the women I’ve been with.”

When asked why i say i like the way it looks and feels, and that it is like mechanical viagra.

Also if used correctly, you can give airings stimulating to her clit.

Tried tons of them. But by far for me the best and most comfortable one is the metal thick donut style.

Rubber ones are good starters to learn but metal is where it’s at.

The thicker the better usually for both metal and Rubber for comfort.

The donut style feels great, looks great, has nice weight and most most of all is extremely comfortable.

I’ll spare everyone the pic of me. Here’s the style I’m talking about.

But before you jump into metal figure out your size for rubber.

Generally it is the same, the rubber just stretch to go on.

But there are measurement guides you should follow.

Be very cautious about going too small.

It’s ok to buy one too big and then have to size down.

With metal… Balls go in first one then the other.

Shaft after, it just gets squeezed in the remaining space and pulled through.

Do it while soft.

You would be surprised at how much you can squeeze the Shaft and head down.

Balls don’t compress lol.

Reverse taking it off.

Go somewhat soft and push the Shaft basically into your fat pad, pull through, then one ball at a time.

Lube is your friend.”

Source: FLJohnnyBlue


“Used a vibrating cock ring once or twice with the girlfriend, and I wouldn’t say it improved stamina so much as it didn’t promote an orgasm in me. “

“It felt good and I’ll wear it without a second thought but I see it as a “for her” thing in our toy box.

Prior to that, we tried using a different cock ring but it was too small since I apparently am unable to do penis size math.

I also used it on a less than perfect erection so can’t say I have much experience with that one.”

Source: patronsaint21


“Oh, hey, fun story. My then-girlfriend and I were fooling around and tried out a cock ring. “

“One surprising benefit was that it helped keep what remained of my foreskin pulled back (partial circumcision), so I was able to feel more of her.

She was on top when I came.

As I did, I felt her tense up and come at the same time, hard.

First time we had ever come together.

She laid down next to me and we checked out the situation downstairs.

Turns out the extra flow right at the end caused me to break the cock ring.

The snap of tension was enough to push her over the edge.

Led to a nice shared laugh to add into the afterglow.

So, yeah, I think they are worth it.

You don’t have to get fancy to start.”

Source: cd86palt


“Cock rings do work. The only problem I’ve come across is a lack of sensitivity during (naturally) and also if you remove the ring before you come. “

“It might lessen the experience a bit, but this is of of course individual.

Also, if you’re worried about coming too quick when you see your GF, try masturbating one or two days before you see her.

Everyone has different sexual flow.

I find that my sweet spot for pent up horniness and stamina is around 2 days after the last time I came.”

Source: viktorlarsson


“I love my cock ring, especially my stainless steel one. “

“My erections are harder and thicker.

They won’t necessarily keep you hard after orgasm but they can certainly help.”


“Get a penis pump, and a cock ring for wicked dick plumpness and hardness. “

“It will also make your orgasms much more intense and usually can make you shoot longer “ropes” of cum.”


“I’ve used them a few times. They definitely work. “

“One of my favorites has a vibrating part that goes at the base of my cock like close to my balls.”


“I bought a vibrating cock ring on a whim a while back (10/10 drunk amazon purchase) and its fucking amazing!”

“Staying hard with a condom on is absolutely no problem now.”


“I have no problem staying hard, even after a few drinks, but I always keep a couple cheap silicone ones around, because you never know. “

“Not to mention, they enhance foreplay and sex for me.

Sometimes girls seem perplexed, when I bust one out, but they always come around.

It seems like mainly the gay community knows about them.”


“My boyfriend uses them every now and again.

“They make him super hard and it seems bigger or at least a lot more swollen.

I love it when he does. So try it out.”


#2— “Do women like cock rings? How do women feel about guys that wear cock rings?”


“It really depends.”

“If it’s my first time with him, I’d ask him to take if off if he doesn’t need it.

Those things can be so dirty and, honestly, I don’t want my first time with a partner to be…

I dunno, influenced by toys and props.

Like, when we’re new to each other’s bodies and learning how to make the other person feel amazing, I don’t want to be distracted by dildos or blindfolds or cock rings.

As the relationship moves on, I’d stop caring unless it (somehow) made sex uncomfortable- which I only see happening if it’s an especially weird one or it vibrates.

For one night stands, I’d tell him to take it off or I bail.”

Source: BabyPinkAesthetic


“First time — no!”

“I would have no problem with a guy wearing a cock ring in bed but surprising me the first time with it without warning would give me bad vibes.

Sexual kinks shouldn’t be sprung on new partners as to me that shows a lack of respect for their boundaries.

So I would recommend telling them first.”

Source: Alect0


“Is this our first time together? Are you just springing this on me?”

“If so, it would bug me.

I wouldn’t have sex with you unless you removed it.

I have no idea how careful you are about cleaning your toys! Those can be dirty.

And even if it’s just a cock ring (minor, IMO), I just think it’s rude to spring things on a sex partner so that would piss me off.

So if I can’t see you’re wearing one (because of the position or whatever) until after you’re already using it on me, that isn’t cool.

Saying, “hey, I have X, wanna try…?” is really not that hard.

Even if it is just a cock ring, springing something sexual on me gives me a bad feeling and makes me wonder what else you think is an acceptable surprise when we don’t even know/trust each other yet.

And for the first time with someone, I want to just be with him.

Toys can wait until after we’re familiar with each other’s body.

Are we in a relationship? Do I know it’s clean/do I trust you?

Yayyy! I have always wanted to try one, my ex just wasn’t into it.

I think it would be fun! I’d just want you to be conscious of the fact that I might not like it, because clit stimulation can be uncomfortable for me.

So I’d want you to be willing to take it off if we try and I find out I hate it lol, but I think that goes for trying any new sexual activity.”

Source: zugzwang_03


“I’ve had several experiences with cock rings, none of them being BDSM related so no dominance going on (though I am switchy). “

“For the most part, they improved stamina but not to an unrealistic extent.

The vibrating ones are enjoyable because the vibration tends to be light and hardly noticeable until the guy thrusts in, making the base of the penis and cock ring touch the clit.

Also, stick to the squishy rubbery ones.

I once fucked a guy using a leather one with metal snaps (I think it also had tiny round metal studs on it too) and it was the most uncomfortable thing.”

Source: konekopeach


#3 — “What does a cock ring do and what benefits can it have?”

“Cock rings are great!”

“The size and hardness of your erection is controlled by the amount of blood in your dick.

When you become erect, the swollen tissue restricts blood flow out of the penis and keeps you hard.

A cock ring squeezes those same veins and helps you keep more blood in your junk.

It can make you harder and physically larger, delay your orgasm, enhance sensation, and keep you hard after you cum.

One thing I see lots of men get wrong though: Cock rings go behind the balls.

As the presumptive owner of a penis, you know that your erection basically starts at your butthole — the further back you put the ring, the more blood that will stay in your dick.

Putting the cock ring in front of the balls is basically what a condom does, and it can actually squeeze blood OUT of the penis.

I personally have two rings — a very sturdy silicone one that has a ball sling (Oxballs 360) and a simple adjustable leather strap with a snap closure.

They’re both great, the silicone one is a more involved process to put on but it feels better.

The leather strap is quick to put on and take off, but doesn’t provide quite the same sensations.

As for other techniques, try having your partner ruin your first orgasm.

It sounds like a punishment but seriously, trust me — when you ruin the first orgasm you avoid sensitivity, maintain your arousal and significantly delay your second orgasm without the need for a real refractory period.

Have your partner jerk/suck you off until you’re just past the point of no return, then stop touching you completely.

If you do it right you should just kind of dribble cum out of your dick.

In the absence of stimulation, it feels like you’re having a super slow-motion orgasm but your dick doesn’t become painfully sensitive afterwards and you should stay hard enough to fuck your partner really, really well.”

Source: magical_drewnicorn


“So, I use cock rings somewhat regularly. I have a flexible one out of plastic and one out of solid metal.”

In my experience a cock ring is a blast for the partner. You get rock hard (especially with the solid ones) and you see every vein of your dick. So, women love that. Also, if you fuck, it is additional stimulation cause of the additional hardness.

Now, some things a cock ring does not fulfil.

Do you automatically fuck harder? Not really.

Somehow the same speed is more intense, but it doesn’t make per se go harder on her.

Probably there is a psychological effect that it makes you feel more manly and you hence go harder.

But that might differ from person to person. Do you last longer? I am not sure about this.

I would rather say: You last shorter.

A side effect of being so hard is that you become also more sensitive to touch.

Also, especially the massive rings shouldn’t be worn too long.

Some people say, don’t wear them longer than an hour per session.

Now how would I reach the result that you intend.

To be harder: Cock ring is great! I can recommend.

But I think you need to combine with other things.

To last longer: Either jerk off beforehand to be less horny and harder to stimulate.

If you don’t want that, there are creams that make the penis a little numb against stimulation.

Then you last longer as well.

If you want also to slam her by default even harder (even though slamming with a cock ring will feel for her harder than without), I think you should rather focus on getting in the right mood.”

Source: Mcwedlav


Ring pun…definitely intended ;)

Bringing It All Together

I told you!

Now you are perfectly equipped to decide whether to get a cock ring or not!

Honestly, they are tons of fun…!

And they work awesome, and as long as you have 30 minute rule in mind, there are no downsides.

Just a way to unlock more pleasure…

Enjoy 👊