WHAT ARE COCK RINGS?
A cock ring is a sex toy that is a small ring you place at the base of your penis to prevent blood flow from flowing back down the penis, helping you maintain an erection for longer, and potentially increase girth, or diameter. There are a variety of designs, shapes, and colours, so it is important to understand your specific needs before you purchase. They are also called a love ring, an adjustable cock ring, a stamina ring, a penis ring, and cock and ball ring.
There are ones that are made from soft material, like soft silicone or latex, and these are usually stretchy rings, while the other main type of ring is the solid cockrings, which do not have the same flexibility as the stretchy material of a silicone cock ring.
HOW DO YOU WEAR A PENIS RING?
As a cockring comes in all shapes and sizes, the actual fit varies from ring to ring. However, the basic principle is that it is worn at the base of the penis. There are some varieties that also fit around your testicles and scrotum to restrict them from contracting during arousal for the primary purpose to delay orgasm and delaying ejaculation.
You can also get cock rings that vibrate. These cock rings have a bullet-style vibrator that generally sits on top of the ring at the base of your shaft to also provide clitoral stimulation to a female partner's clitoris during use.
Make sure you get the right size, as a device that is too tight will be uncomfortable and possibly even painful or a sense of numbness due to constriction, while a cockring that is too loose will not perform the function intended. A visual inspection to ensure that the cock ring is not narrowing the size of your penis in location, or that your penis is not turning blue or red is important. Not sure? An adjustable cock ring might just be the preferred option for beginners, as it limits discomfort due to its ability to be adjusted to suit your particular needs. An adjustable cock ring allows you to adjust the fit to suit your size for the perfect fit. Bed Buddies also offers a range of multi-pack kits to allow you to try different sizes to find the right one to fit.
A cock ring should be applied when your penis is flaccid, as it is difficult to apply to an erect penis. A suitable lubricant can help slide it into place. Be careful of the type of lubricant, as some don’t react well with toys. A water-based lube is preferred and will not only protect your toys but will prevent irritation to the skin.
When sliding it down your shaft, make sure it sits comfortably at the base of your member.
If you are using the combination cock and ball ring, it is recommended that you gently slip your balls into the ball ring one at a time first, and then insert your flaccid cock through the ring to complete the task.
Once the cockring is in place, the use of a vacuum pump, or penis pump, will assist in drawing blood into the blood vessels of the penis.
As described above, a vibrating cock ring performs a two-fold function, one to prolong the erection and two, to provide extra vibrating stimulation to the wearer for either solo masturbation, or with a partner during sexual intercourse. Be sure to consider the extra stimulation a vibrating cock ring can provide for you and your partner when looking at the selection of cock rings.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WEARING A COCKRING?
Wearing a cock ring can enhance sexual pleasure by improving erection quality, delaying ejaculation, and increasing sensitivity. It can also help maintain a longer-lasting and firmer erection, leading to more satisfying sexual experiences for both partners.
The easiest way to use whichever one you choose, is to consider using the device as part of your foreplay.
It is important to note that using these sex toys does not prevent you from using a condom, and at Bed Buddies we always recommend safe sex at all times.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU WEAR A COCK RING?
Please always read any instructions that come with any adult products to ensure their safe use. Generally speaking, if a cock ring is sized and fitted correctly, you should be able to wear it for up to 30 minutes. Any longer and prolonged restriction of blood flow can be harmful. If you suffer from any significant health conditions such as heart disease, please check with your doctor prior to using this toy on your genitals.
WHY SHOULD I WEAR A COCK RING?
Of course we all want to perform in the bedroom, and a cock ring helps maintain an erection during sex. A cock and ball ring not only restricts the blood flow in the penis, it also prevents the testicles from contracting, thus prolonging the sexual experience. A vibrating ring also offers additional stimulation through vibration to the penis, but also to your partner during penetration. These are all top reasons to consider a cock ring in your bedroom toolkit.
There are also medical reasons for wearing this type of apparatus. Those suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) or performance anxiety can benefit from the sex toys' ability to control the blood flow. In addition, a penis pump is a great accompaniment, as its purpose is to help draw blood into the penis to make it erect. A cock ring and penis pump working together has the ability to allow those with medical conditions or mental health issues, to still maintain a satisfying sex life.