How do Cock Rings Work?

You might have read about the many benefits a cock ring can have on your sex life. This may be true, but you might want to know how it actually works. Wonder no more, as I will run you through the process in the article.

How Does a Cock Ring Work?

To properly understand how a cock ring works, you need to understand how an erection works. When a man becomes aroused, the brain begins to send signals to the penis. These signals engage the blood vessels in and around the area to start pumping blood into the penis.

The blood flow into the penis is massively increased, and a special tissue called erectile tissue begins to collect and trap this blood. This has the effect of making the penis grow and become much harder. During this process the body actively forces more blood into the penis, but it doesn’t actively remove blood. Natural circulation causes blood to leave the penis as it reaches its limit, so the new blood pumped in pushes out some of the old blood.

As arousal fades, or after orgasm, the blood being pumped into the penis reduces once more. The body’s natural circulation gradually removes the excess blood from the penis, and it becomes flaccid once again.

When a cock ring is applied, the blood vessels which carry blood out of the penis are restricted. This means even more blood is trapped inside the penis, causing it to become more engorged and firmer than usual. The blood flow out of the penis isn’t completely stopped, but it is massively reduced. Due to this, even when the body starts to slow the rate of blood entering the penis, the amount held inside it is still increased, so it takes longer for the penis to become flaccid.

What’s the Point Though?

You might wonder why you would want extra blood to flow into your penis. This is a valid question, and the answer carries many of the reasons people enjoy wearing cock rings.

Some people pursue cock rings purely for medical reasons. In particular, those with erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation might find particular benefits. The restriction of blood can help maintain larger and stronger erections for longer. It can also restrict ejaculation allowing men to last longer or have longer orgasms.

Other men might like cock rings purely for their sexual benefits. The increased blood flow can make the area incredibly sensitive. Your regular sexual activity can be much more stimulating than you might be used to. The extra size might be more enjoyable for a partner or lasting longer might let you explore more sexual options that you hadn’t before. The possibilities when wearing cock rings for pleasurable purposes are nearly endless.

Advanced Cock Rings

Some cock rings are a little less basic than just a ring. They can have various extra parts which can stimulate extra parts of the body or change the way the cock ring feels. Most of these rings work very similarly to a regular cock ring. One in particular that may need some extra thought though is a vibrating cock ring.

How Do Vibrating Cock Rings Work?

Vibrating cock rings are exactly the same as a regular cock ring, but with a small vibrator attached to the outside. This vibrator moves the simple cock ring from a solely male toy into something both sexes can enjoy.

The vibrator is usually positioned in a way that lets it rest against a woman’s clitoris while the penis is inside her. This can provide her with the much-needed clitoral stimulation during penetration and allow you to bring her to orgasm much more consistently. Most women don’t orgasm purely through penetrative sex so this is a great middle ground.

Sometimes, the vibrator might be turned around. This lets it rest against the scrotum of the man and stimulate his testicles as well as his penis. This extra stimulation can make his orgasms incredibly intense and it could become his favourite type of toy.

Obviously, a vibrating cock ring will need some kind of power supply. Unlike some of the more elaborate types of vibrator, a cock ring vibrator will usually not be rechargeable, and will instead rely on small disposable batteries. Some of these cock rings are designed to be entirely disposable, having enough charge for one use before you get a new one.

Having electricity involved might restrict your potential playtime, so if your planning on using one in the shower or bath be sure to check it is completely waterproof or you might end up with a nasty shock.

Vibrating cock rings aren’t for everyone though. If you’ve found regular cock rings to be a little boring and not giving you that much stimulation, then a vibrator could be ideal. On the other hand, you might find the added sensitivity of a cock ring brings you to orgasm very quickly. For these men a cock ring with a vibrator will only speed things up further, defeating the object of using a ring to last longer. You might even find that the additional sensitivity of wearing the ring added to the vibrations to be a little overwhelming and not enjoy the combination. In the end it’s down to preference.

Depending on the design and shape of your vibrating cock ring, you might be lucky enough to let the vibrator rest on the perineum. This part of skin (between the anus and scrotum) is directly attached to the prostate gland, which can produce some of the strongest and most enjoyable orgasms a man can have.

Overall, the question of how a cock ring works comes down to what you want to do with it. There are many options and exploring the best way to use your cock ring is one of the most fun parts!