The Ultimate Guide to Cock Rings

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We-Vibe Pivot Rechargeable Silicone Vibrating Cock Ring

 

So, you want to try using a cock ring, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! 

 

Cock rings - also known as tension rings, love rings, penis rings, C rings, or shaft rings - have a variety of uses from medical to (sexually) recreational. They are usually either worn around the base of your penis, or around the penis and scrotum (rings that go around just the balls are called scrotum rings or ball stretchers). Rings made out of different materials can produce different effects, for him or for her. Avid users report that cock rings make their erections harder, make them last longer, and intensify their orgasms.

 

Still curious? If you answer yes to any of the below questions, a cock ring is something you should definitely consider.

 

-Do you have trouble keeping an erection?

-Does your partner always complain that you orgasm too quickly, before they’re even close?

-Do you ever get “performance anxiety” and lose your erection?

-Do you want to last longer for your own enjoyment?

-Do you want to potentially enhance your orgasms?

 

Strap in, boys (literally). Let’s talk about cock rings.  

Where do I start?

There are so many different styles of cock rings to choose from. First, think about why you want to try a cock ring. Is it for your pleasure? Do you have trouble keeping it up? Does your partner ever joke about how cool “those vibrating ring thingies” look? Whatever the reason, there’s a cock ring for that.

Basic Silicone Cock Rings


Cock Rings For Couples Silicone Erection

Typically, stretchy cock rings are recommended for beginners because they aren’t usually too restricting (depending on the size) and can easily be removed. Silicone is the most common material for these types of rings. Some, like the Silicone Support Cock Rings in Black, come in a pack of three with different sizes, so you can find one that’s a perfect fit for you.

 

Adjustable Cock Rings

 

Silicone Stud Lasso Cock Ring Couples

Adjustable cock rings are another great option, either for newbies or for those who want to experiment with varying levels of pressure. This Silicone Stud Lasso

 

can easily be tightened or loosened, depending on what you prefer. 

 

Keep in mind that any change in skin colour, loss of feeling, or pain in your penis while using a cock ring means that you should remove the ring immediately and take a break. Ensuring that you are able to easily remove a cock ring, especially while you’re first beginning to use them, will help keep your schlong safe. 

 

What are some other types of cock rings?

Vibrating Cock Rings

Vibrating cock rings are like the Holy Grail of cock rings. They are some of the most popular varieties and can be used to enhance solo or coupled play. The WeVibe Pivot is a rechargeable vibrating cock ring with 10 signature vibe modes, and can be controlled using a cellphone app! Instead of having to reach all up in there during a romp in the sheets to adjust the speed, you can reach over to your phone and tap to adjust quickly and easily. The vibrations are deep and rumbly for him, and with the right positioning can add excellent clitoral stimulation for her to the mix.

We-Vibe Pivot Silicone Couples Vibrating Cock Ring

With the We-Connect app, users have the ability to create their own custom vibration patterns as well! And, for couples that are long distance, the app has a function to allow remote activation and control through wifi connection for play time even while apart. 

 

The Pivot charges fully in 90 minutes and can run for up to two hours on a full charge. 

Anal Stimulation Cock Rings

For my guys that like a little anal play, may I suggest the Ass-Gasm Vibrating Cock Ring Plug?

 

This cock ring/buttplug combo can also be used for solo or coupled play. The ring fits securely over the base and balls, and the plug is targeted to send vibrations right to that sweet, sweet P-spot. The vibrating bullet slides into the plug and can be removed (just please don’t use the bullet anally on its own - it’ll absolutely get lost up there without a base to hold it).

 

I’m ready for some more advanced cock rings.

 

You kinky boy, you. 

Cock & Ball Rings

Master Series Annex Erection Enhancer in Black

The Master Series Annex Erection Enhancer is a variation of a cock and ball ring. It sits at the base of your penis and extends down to give your balls a firm tug, while keeping them separated. It has grip edges as well to assist in easy removal, and is made with super stretchy TPR (rubber) which makes it easy to put on. If you’re into having your balls played with (and really, who isn’t?) this erection enhancer would be right up your alley.

Leather 

Leather is one of the sexiest materials to wear or be played with. This Leather Cock Strap in Black/Blue not only looks super badass and sexy, but feels amazing as well according to reviewers. It can adjust to five different sizes, giving variety in terms of size and restriction.  

Metal

 

Metal Cock Ring Set Steel Couples

Sex toy experts advise that beginners should not use metal cock rings until they become familiar with the feel and use of other varieties first. This is some advanced-level stuff.

 

This Metal Cock Ring Set is perfect for beginning to experiment with metal cock rings. The set comes with three sizes - 1 ¼”, 1 ¾”, and 2” - so you may have to switch it up if you want to wear a ring at the base of your shaft vs. around your penis and balls. The metal will naturally warm to match your body temperature during wear, but they can be cooled in the fridge or heated in warm water prior to playtime to enhance the feeling.

What if I have erectile dysfunction? 

Boy, do I have a treat for you.

 

If you can’t get it up, or if you have trouble keeping it up, you should definitely treat yourself to a cock ring. They help erectile dysfunction by restricting blood flow and trapping blood in the shaft of your penis - keeping you harder for longer than usual.

 

If you have any form of sexual anxiety that prevents you from getting or keeping an erection, cock rings can help you there, too!

 

See? They aren’t just fun and games, they can be helpful!

Anything else I should know before using a cock ring? 

Please, please, please - don’t put on a cock ring if you haven’t done any mascaping recently. Yanking out some hairs mid-thrust will not feel very sexy… unless you’re into that, of course! 

 

As mentioned above, also keep an eye out for any changes in the skin colour of your penis, any tingling or numbness, and pain. While pain can be super fun, prolonged use while any of these things are happening can cause permanent damage to your penis. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?

 

With any restrictive toy comes a handful of risks, but educating yourself before you use any new toy is a great way to keep sex safe and sexy.

 

If any of these have piqued your interest, head over to PinkCherry.ca to take a look at what other types of cock rings we have to offer! Hopefully you find something you like ;)

 

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Stephanie Salyers is a SAR certified sex coach, yoga instructor, and C.M.T. with a BA in English, Creative Writing. Her eclectic knowledge base was a self-designed initiative to become a sensuality expert with a holistic, mind/body approach to sex and relationships. She is an educator and writer with over 10 years of experience working in the adult novelty industry. Stephanie has done hundreds of trainings and seminars on sensual wellness around the world. She has worked with the top sex toy and body care companies, designing sex toys, leading re-branding initiatives, creating curriculums, and much more. She began working with PinkCherry 6 years ago because she believes in empowering people to feel sexy, confident and loved. Her playful, humorous approach makes learning about sex easy and accessible.


Read all Stephanie’s articles on how to have fun using sex toys either solo or as a couple. You can find Stephanie on Instagram with the handle @metrocherry.