A Beginner's Guide To Cock Rings

Cock rings are one of the simplest but most popular sex toys in the world. They provide a constricting squeeze to your penis when it’s erect, stopping the blood from flowing back down. This can help your erection to feel harder and last longer, helping you to have longer sex durations, more intense orgasms, as well as boosted confidence and fun for both partners.

We-Vibe Verge Cock Ring
We-Vibe Verge Cock Ring

Coming in wide variety of styles and colors, Cock rings are easy to wear and use, some of them even have features like mini vibrator attachments. The most important thing is that the cock ring should be tight, but not that tight to cause discomfort.

Put a cock ring on while the penis is not erect, and it should be easy to slide the ring on over the head and to the base of your shaft, using a little bit of lubricant to help. When you become erect, the ring should become tighter but not so tight to make you uncomfortable or distracting.

For first time users, it’s better to try the size before relying on it in the bedroom. Check that it’s giving you a slightly enlarged look, which means that you should see pronounced veins and your penis will have a red blush. If everything’s looking and feeling fine, you’re ready to go. The only limit with any cock ring is not to wear it for too long. It’s a good idea to take off a cock ring after half an hour and let the blood flow return to normal.

If a cock ring is too tight it will feel uncomfortable, and there will be other warning signs such as visible narrowing of your penis where the cock ring sits, or a very red or blueish colour to your penis. If this is the case, let yourself become flaccid again and remove the ring – DON’T proceed to orgasm. You’re going to need a larger cock ring, or an adjustable one, or one made from softer materials.

So, what kind of penis ring will you choose? Here’s a handy guide to the main types available.

Simple doughnuts

The most basic type of cock ring is a stretchy doughnut-shaped ring in a rubbery material or silicone. This kind of ring is a no-frills product but perfectly formed for the job. You can also put these rings around your testicles, or wear two or three slim doughnut rings simultaneously in various combinations around your shaft and balls.

Winni Remote Control Vibrating Ring
Winni Remote Control Vibrating Ring

Clitoris-stimulating cock rings

To give extra pleasure to a female partner, some penis rings come with clitoral stimulation in the shape of little spikes or bumps, or with a mini bullet vibrator.

You’ll get the benefit of the vibrations too, so it’s wins all round. You can buy these as either cheap and cheerful disposable products, or reusable ones where you can replace or recharge the battery.

Adjustable cock rings

Some people love adjustable cock rings so that they can vary constriction during a sex session, and they’re also perfect for newbies who want to work out how much constriction suits them. Most of these types of ring are a soft loop which is fastened with a bead which slides up and down the strings, but you can also find ones which fasten with velcro or studs.

Double cock rings

There’s no reason that your testicles should be left out of the action when it comes to penis rings. With a ring for the penis and one that goes around your balls, these stretchy double cock rings give you intense sensations and stay in place even better. Some have clitoral vibrators too.

Rigid cock rings

If you’re already used to penis rings and know the diameter of your erect penis (find a guide to measuring yourself here), the more advanced option of a rigid metal ring might be right for you. These super strong sex toys can look extremely stylish, which is a big part of their appeal. Many rigid cock rings will also fit the testicles, allowing them to be worn securely throughout the day.

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