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I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but guys, if you’re reading this - you should know your penis is perfect. Seriously. You have a perfect penis and should love it just the way it is. Of course, even perfection can be improved upon. For example, boobs are great, but push up bras and lingerie are a nice bonus, right? Hamburgers are delicious, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want cheese or bacon. And even the best engine can benefit from a turbo charge. 


So how do you give your penis that little extra something that'll take it from perfect to mind-blowing? Simple. Learn how to use a cock ring, choose the one that’s right for you, and wear that cock ring anytime you and/or your partner are in the mood for a boost. Vroom-vroom. 


**For the sake of masculine heroics and being more goal oriented, this article will advance you (the sexy reader), over three levels of cock ring mastery and provide you with inspiring quotes from manly men of historical import.


To Know it is to Love it: Cock Rings - Level One


“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt


Now some of you may be wondering what cock rings are for. There’s a variety of styles with a host of different functions, which can make their true purpose harder to assess. Some look like dick bracelets, while others might look like torture devices if the fit and sensation isn’t right for you. Going back to the push up bra analogy, it’s a similar experience - the same bra can be sexy and exciting on one woman, but straight up nightmarish for another. It doesn’t mean the bra isn’t amazing or that one woman’s breasts are better than the others. Cock rings are the same way. In order to find the best cock ring for you, it’s a good idea to really honest about what you’re working with. Basically you need to know your dick. 


When you really know your penis and have an honest understanding of it, you can appreciate and enhance the things you love about it, and you can work on anything you might wish were different. Perhaps you want it to be bigger, last longer, or decked out in such a way that you could bring your partner to climax with the same shuddering intensity you’ve seen her enjoy with the use of a vibrating sex toy. Cock rings can help with any of these things. You can get a little girth enhancement or find yourself in a cock ring that makes you feel like the bionic man, with a clit stimulating robo-dick. You have options my friend!


First of all, know your size and shape. Do you have a more pronounced head? A slight curve? A more compact shaft that’s ideal for certain positions or even anal? You don’t need to write this down in your journal or tell anyone (unless you want to). Just thinking about it will help mentally prepare you while shopping for the best cock rings. That inventory will make it easier to see a c-ring and imagine how it would feel and fit. 


It’s also good to know your size both flaccid and hard. Get a measuring tape if you need to (and haven’t already) and see what you’re working with in terms of length and girth. You don’t need to tell anyone about this personal investigation. Or you can because there’s no shame in knowing your body. Sometimes just guessing or “eye-balling” it can create dick dysmorphia. Many men can seem so good with space ratios until they estimate the size of their penis. And being off by an inch or two might not sound like much but that can be a 25% variance or more.


To measure specifically for a cock ring, measure the circumference of the base of your penis when you’re raging hard. Then do it again. One measurement with your balls and shaft, the other just around the shaft. After you take care of business take your measurements and divide each by 3.142 (Pi) to obtain your required cock ring diameter. If the number is odd, opt for a cock ring that’s a size up. A cock ring that is too tight can be painful and one that is too loose simply won’t work. If you’re unsure, start with a ring that has more elasticity or opt for a set of rings with a few diameters to play with. 


Before buying a cock ring, you need to pay as much attention to your penis both in it’s easy-going flaccid state as well as in its full hard-on glory because you need to put it on while semi-erect. We’ll discuss the steps for how to use a cock ring in greater detail later.


Other things to consider while doing your personal penis inventory can include hardness, length of time you typically maintain an erection before orgasm, and how your “performance” differs depending on sexual activity. Do you last longer during masturbation and intercourse, but orgasm almost immediately during oral? Knowing this can help determine which activity you might most enjoy wearing a cock ring during, which will then determine which ring is right for you. Especially as you decide between a vibrating penis ring, or non-vibrating cock ring. 


Using a Cock Ring: Level Two


“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”  – Henry David Thoreau


Now that you’ve thought long and hard about your penis, hopefully you have a clear understanding of a few key pieces of information. By now you should know that your penis is perfect, what you love most about it (and/or feel your partner appreciates), and what added bonuses you might enjoy by using a cock ring. You are now ready to advance to level two where you’ll learn what a cock ring is, what they do, and how to best use your new cock ring. 


Cock rings can encircle the balls and the base of the shaft, constricting and slowing down the flow of blood to the penis. You know that your erections are the result of blood flow. A cock ring is simply harnessing that blood flow in a way that maximizes all the things you already love about having an erection and allows you to maintain it longer. Think about it like this - your penis looks and feels bigger when you’re hard, it feels more sensitive, and in this aroused state, will lead to orgasms. Cock rings intensify all of that. This is like your dick in 4K. 


Cock rings are utilizing a tourniquet-like effect to help sustain your erection for longer, heighten your pleasure sensations, increase the look and feel of your length and girth. Then to top it off, your cock ring can intensify orgasms. And not just your own orgasms - both yours and your partners. It’s highly possible that the harder, stronger, longer-lasting, perfect penis of yours will be enough to make your partner climax harder, but using a vibrating cock ring will provide pinpoint stimulation to the clitoris. You hear that men? You can make your penis vibrate against her clit!

 

“Courage is grace under pressure.”  – Ernest Hemingway


How to put on a cock ring…


Do a bit of penis prep before playing with your cock ring. Trim up your pubic hair so you don’t get tangled up. It’s also a good idea to be a little extra fresh and clean before using the cock ring with a partner. Seeing as how cock rings enhance everything about your penis, it’s possible your partner might be seriously excited and extra eager to explore - so be well prepared. 


Using a good quality lubricant (flavoured might be a good option), work yourself to a semi-erect penis. Some cock rings, such as the WeVibe Pivot are designed to go on after the wearer is fully erect, so be sure to read the descriptions and directions before using any cock ring, as they can each differ slightly. The lubricant should then be applied to the cock ring, to create a nice slip for when you slide it on. You can use any of your favourite lubes but be sure to use a water based lubricant if your cock ring is made of silicone. Double check that the condom, lube and cock ring materials are all compatible. 


It’s always a good idea to try any sex toy alone before trying it with a partner, but we especially recommend at least trying on your cock ring solo. That way you look and feel more confident when you slide that sucker on in front of your lover. If you want to experience it for the first time with your partner by your side, just be sure to go slow. Keep up with the kissing and foreplay. Don’t try to rush it or hide the fact that you are sliding a cock ring on. The ring should fit firmly around your shaft and (if it is a cock and balls ring) scrotum. You and your partner may want to add a little more lubricant as needed. Removing it can be a similar process, in that you can use lube for greater ease and you do not want to remove it whilst fully erect. 


If it takes some adjusting or your erection waxes and wanes in hardness while putting it on - that’s totally normal. 


Cock rings should never be put on if you’re already fully erect as it can range from uncomfortable to downright dangerous. If you’re on any blood thinning or any erection medications, we do not recommend using a cock ring and suggest talking to your doctor about whether or not using a cock ring is right for you. DO NOT FALL ASLEEP IN YOUR COCK RING. In fact, you shouldn’t even wear it for more than 20-30 minutes. 


Capturing the Ring: Level Three


“Action is the foundational key to all success.”  – Pablo Picasso


Congratulations! You have now made it to level three… the land of plenty. Here you will find a variety of some of our best cock rings. We chose ten of the best cock rings, according to our beloved customer reviews, in different styles to maximize your options.


Best Overall: Neon Rabbit Vibrating Cock Ring in Purple

 

Neon Rabbit Vibrating Cock Ring in Purple

 

One of the most iconic and well-loved sex toys of all time, is the classic rabbit style. A vibrator that includes a formidable shaft and a cute little bunny protruding from the base of the shaft. The bunny ears flutter with intense vibration against the clitoris. When you don the Neon Rabbit Vibrating Cock Ring in Purple - you’re basically transforming your penis into most women’s favorite sex toy. Yeah buddy! The velvety soft silicone makes the ring comfortable and durable. The stretch and fit allows this to be worn either your shaft and balls or just the shaft. Wear the Jack with the aid of PinkCherry Water Based Lubricant and you’ll keep going, and going, and going…

 

Best Variety Pack

 

PinkCherry Cock Ring Sex Toy Three Pack

 

“Supple, snug and excitingly textured,” is how these three rings are described on the PinkCherry website - and it’s such a gorgeous description. If the description is that delicious, just imagine how wearing them will feel. Note: You’d likely only wear one at a time but if you want to experiment with stacking two, it can be a fun girth enhancer and expression of your fashion sense. 

 

The body safe TPR material is a very attractive purple that is translucent so they feel awesome while also sporting a flattering look. 

 

Best for the Distinguished Gentleman

 

Black Knight Vibrating Cock Ring

 

Just like Christian Grey, the Black Knight Vibrating Cock Ring looks ready for a blacktie occasion but better suited for a night lovemaking. The black silicone feels amazing and the battery-operated vibrating component can be worn in classic fashion to stimulate your love’s lady bits or worn upside down to vibrate against your scrotum. 

 

Best Adjustable Cock Ring

 

Julian's Stud Lasso Cock Ring Adjustable Love Strap

 

If you've measured your penis but still aren’t sure about the Pi math equation to help find your cock ring size, opt for Julian’s Stud Adjustable Cock Ring. This ring is not only ideal for a variety of penis sizes and shapes, it’s also extremely easy to use. Just slide the soft, snug latex loop around your erection and tighten to a firm fit. 

 

Adjustable rings are especially nice for men who have erections that range in hardness during sexual play or who tend to stay very full even after ejaculation. If your penis stays harder or larger after climax, the adjustable ring is easier to remove post coitally. 

 

Best Cock Ring to Also Stimulate Your Anus

 

Silicone Butt Plug Cock Ring Prostate Massager

 

If you haven’t had an ass-gasm, we literally don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life. Just kidding! Just like your penis, your anal situation and how you choose to enjoy it or leave it be are all perfect. However, if you love a little back door action or are ready to try something new - the My Cock Ring with Butt Plug is the men’s sex toy for you! Why use a cock ring for anal play? Because sometimes prostate stimulation can lead to an amazing orgasm! 

 

Relish the pleasure of anal play while the snug fit of the cock ring works to better sustain your erection. If this sounds complicated, be sure to watch the product video on our site or YouTube channel.

 

Best BDSM Inspired Cock Ring

 

Leather Cock Ring Ball Spreader BDSM

 

Tension and constriction can be very sexy. Think about wanting something or someone desperately, and how the more you want, the better it feels when sweet release comes. The Leather Divider & Stretcher is like that. Holding and separating your rock hard erection from your testicles, this cock ring suspends your pleasure. The look of it is a bit BDSM so it’s a perfect product to pair with any kinky accoutrement. Wear this leather cock ring with your fave fetish wear and enjoy some dominant/submissive play with your partner. 

 

Best Cock Ring for Fun, Happy Cocks

 

PinkCherry Beginner Vibrating Love Ring

 

Make your penis happy, keep your penis happy! When you have a happy penis a lot of other things just fall into place. And what better way to bring joy to your nether region(s) than with the PinkCherry Come Full Purple Vibrating Ring? Guys, this purple elastomer cock ring is easy to operate and boasts a super intense vibration. It’s also super inexpensive, so your penis and her clitoris aren’t all that'll be happy - your wallet will be too! 

 

Best Metal Cock Rings

 

Stainless Steel Cock Ring Set Metal C-Ring

 

It’s nice to dress up your penis sometimes, but that’s not the only reason to try Stainless Steel Cock Ring Set. Metal sex toys are durable and offer a different sensation than pliable materials such as silicone or elastomer. The rigidity of metal rings makes finding the right c-ring fit all the more important, which is why picking up a set of rings is a better investment than just trying one. These rings are distinguished and work wonderfully with Silk Hybrid Intimate Lubricant. Rock out with your cocks out, metal lovers! 

 

Best Multifaceted Cock Ring

 

Screaming O Double Vibrating Cock Ring For Couples

 

The company that makes the Big O2 Double Pleasure Vibrating Ring is Screaming O, who launched the first line of disposable cock rings. It’s important to know this because over time, the innovators tend to continue to perfect their offerings… kind of like what you’re doing by shopping for a cock ring right now. As the O.G. of c-rings, Screaming O has had time to take customer feedback to continually improve. This one has not one, but two vibrating components so you and your partner can feel, feel the vibration simultaneously. 

 

Best Luxury Cock Ring: WeVibe Pivot 

 

We-Vibe Pivot Vibrating Silicone Luxury Cock Ring

 

This is the ring you get for you and your partner when you are both deeply committed to pleasure and head-over-heels in love with great sex. I mean… this cock ring has an app, so you know it’s for real. We-Vibe is known for their mastery of making amazing sex toys for couples that literally bring the closer together. The Pivot is USB rechargeable, vibrating penis ring. Fully charged, the Pivot will last for two hours so you can remove to use as a handheld clitoral vibe between sessions and go for round two or three, depending on your refractory period. (A refractory period is the time in between your orgasm and when you're hard and ready to go again). Or maybe you remove the Pivot to enjoy some oral but then want to slide it back on before you go back to intercourse? Don’t be afraid to, ahem, pivot to different positions and activities because you’ve got time to enjoy this powerful silicone toy.

 

Long Last: Mastery Level

 

There you have it, you sexy man! You’ve completed all three levels of cock ring learning and are now ready to become a boner-fide pleasure machine. 

 

For even more amazing styles, check out our massive array of cock rings and all our other sex toys, from male strokers to lingerie - Pinkcherry Canada has everything you need to spice things up!


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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.