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If You Liked It Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On It- Cock Rings 101

When choosing a sex toy, many people are going to overlook the humble penis ring. Why bother with a small ring of silicone when there’s so many exciting vibrating, sucking, or insertable options out there? I think the lack of care towards cock rings is because people often don’t entirely understand the point of them so I’m here to cover all that jazz. 

 

Let’s start slow- what even is a cock ring?

A penis ring, cock ring, C ring, or erection ring is a ring worn around the penis, usually at the base, in order to prolong an erection (or just look pretty). Cock and ball rings are worn around the penis and scrotum, and ball stretchers (or testicle holders) are worn around just the scrotum. Cock rings can be made from leather, silicone, metal, and a wide range of materials in between. Their primary purpose is to compress the base of the penis to keep blood in, keeping erections there for longer. The use of a cock ring can also lead to more intense orgasms due to the build up of sensation.

 

Types of cock rings

There are so many different types of rings to suit every individual but to name a few…

 

Stretch rings

Made of rubber or silicone, these are as basic as it gets. They are cheap, and easy to clean but not as durable as other materials like metal rings. They may look tiny but they have an insane amount of stretch to fit snugly and can be put on when either soft or erect.  

The Roadies XL Penis Ring Set

The Roadies XL Penis Ring Set
  • The Roadies make sure that your equipment is in perfect working order before the big show
  • These cock rings have a subtle design tweak that amplifies play. They feature a textured design, adding extra sensory pleasure for both partners. These cock rings are made from stretchy silicone that's ultra hygienic with a pliable feel for a comfortable fit

 

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Similar rings may feature nubs or soft spines around the outside of the ring to maximise pleasure for a partner when worn during penetrative sex.

Tickler Cock Ring Set

Tickler Cock Ring Set
  • This super stretchy set of 6 Linx Tickler cock rings features an assorted range of rings with unique designs that stimulate where it counts for incredible intensity. These rings keep him firmer for longer and intensify his orgasm for maximum pleasure. They also stimulate his partner with a range of spikes, nubs, blades, petals and more.

 

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Solid rings

Made to sit even more flush against the penis, these have a tighter feel and are usually made of hard silicone or metal. Put these on whilst flaccid for ease (lubricant helps- I recommend a healthy dose of water based lube for any sex toy and cock rings are no exception). These rings are not as comfortable as stretch rings and when purchasing a metal ring, you will need to measure up and know your size. 

 

Kinx Aqua Slix Water-Based Lubricant 50ml

Kinx Aqua Slix Water-Based Lubricant 50ml
  • Kinx Aqua Slix is formulated for maximum fun! This water based lubricant leaves your skin feeling soft, pampered and perfectly hydrated
  • It maximises stimulation, powering up your couples pleasure or your solo play. This water based lubricant is safe for use with toys as well as natural rubber latex condoms

 

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Adjustable rings

Perfect for beginners, these can be adjusted to tighten or loosen the ring to the desired sensation and can be put on quickly when hard.

 

Adjustable Beaded Noose Cock Ring

Adjustable Beaded Noose Cock Ring
  • The Adjustable Beaded Noose Cock Ring will show you just how much fun there is to be had when it comes investing in a great, familiar sex toy.
  • Perfect for beginners, the Adjustable Beaded Cock Ring allows for total comfort with its body safe silicone material

 

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Vibrating rings

Often made with either an internal or removable bullet vibrator, these are perfect for pleasuring both you and a partner. Most are designed to stimulate the clit as well during penetrative sex. 

 

Classic Smoke Cock Ring Linx

Classic Smoke Cock Ring Linx
  • The Linx Classic Smoke cock ring has a textured design that complements the powerful buzz of the bullet
  • This ring is stretchy, comfortable to wear and gives him a firmer erection that lasts longer. It also delivers a perfect buzz that both partners will love
  • This cock ring has a single motor and a single speed that edges him on to ecstasy. It can be worn in a number of ways for creative partner and solo pleasure
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Cock and ball rings

These have two rings attached to one another- one for the penis and one to go around the scrotum. These need to be put on when flaccid and work better at delaying orgasm.

 

5 Gates of Hell Cock Ring

5 Gates of Hell Cock Ring
  • 5 Ring Gates of Hell Cock Rings
  • 5 Stainless Steel Metal Cock Rings attached together with a faux leather strap

 

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Plug rings

These come with a butt plug attached to a ring and are perfect for masturbation as with every stroke, you’ll feel the plug move slightly inside of you. To use, get the plug comfortable inside first and then stretch the ring around. 

 

 

How to use a cock ring

First step is putting it on- best and easier to do when flaccid but with adjustable or stretchy rings they can be put on when hard. Always use lubricant as it will reduce friction and help prevent any pulling on pubic hair. When using cock and ball rings or anything around your scrotum, make sure you’re flaccid and put one ball through first, then the other, and adjust until the ring fits snugly around the scrotum. Then you can push your penis through the other ring. A cock ring should fit well- that is to say, tight but not constricting. 

 

Safety first- cock rings should not be worn for longer than 20-30 minutes. If you want to go for longer take a ten minute break before putting it back on. There shouldn't be any pain or discomfort when wearing a ring properly- if there is you may need a bigger size. If there’s any numbness, change of colour to the penis, or coldness take the ring off immediately as it is cutting off circulation and NEVER use a numbing lube or delay spray with a ring as the numbing effect will mask if there’s something feeling wrong. Don’t wear one when under the influence for the same reason and never ever sleep without removing the ring first. 

 

Cock rings aren’t just made for partner play- solo play and masturbation can be enhanced by wearing one (especially a vibrating ring). You don’t even need a penis to be able to enjoy these- adding a ring to a dildo gives the same effect or you can even use a vibrating ring as a finger held toy.

 

Happy play time!

 

Eddie House

Written by Eddie House. Eddie is a sales assistant in a Stoke-on-Trent based sex shop, and is passionate about LGBTQ issues and orgasms for all.

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