What Does a Cock Ring Do?

What are Cock Rings? A cock ring is one of the simplest sex toys available. It is a small ring which restricts the blood flow of the penis.

How Cock Rings Work

A cock ring’s simplest function is to restrict blood flow in and out of the penis. In practise, this involves putting the ring around the base of the penis during an erection. This pinches the blood vessels much lowering the amount of blood which can exit the penis.

During erection, the arteries which run through the middle of the penis carry blood into the penis. While the blood vessels which carry the blood out of the penis are pinched, this causes a mismatch in blood circulation. More blood is moving into the penis than leaving it, causing the erection to be maintained much longer.

The extra blood pumping into the penis pools in the erectile tissue at the centre of the penis. This is what can sometimes give the impression of a larger erection.

The physical aspect of a cock ring aren’t the only benefits. While wearing one, most men will believe that it is helping and having an impact on their erections. Because of the role of confidence and self-image in sexual performance, this belief can have a placebo effect on men.

The flow of blood into the penis is even more important than the restriction of blood exiting the penis. To maintain this inflow, it is important for a man to stay relaxed. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or massage can help with this, and not only assists with erections but can also help with controlling your ejaculation.

What Does a Cock Ring Do?

Restricting the blood flow is the primary function of a cock ring. You might wonder why you’d want to do this though. There are several reasons, and which applies to you will depend on your own situation.

The most obvious and expected thing a cock ring does is make the penis harder, and slightly bigger. While it isn’t proven, many men (and women) believe that bigger is better when it comes to sex. Having even a slight increase in size can make it easier to please your partner.

This increase doesn’t just help with physical size though. All the extra blood in the penis can make it much more sensitive. The extra sensitivity makes the feelings during sex stronger, and the final orgasm much more explosive than normal.

Cock rings don’t just turn up the heat for men. Women can take a lot of enjoyment from their partners wearing a cock ring. In general, the use of a sex toy can be more arousing, but a sex toy that makes his penis look bigger can really turn you on. It can also make a huge difference to your general sex life. If your man does have any penis problems, then a cock ring can help alleviate them and improve sex for both of you. Even if his penis functions fine, that extra bit of length and girth will make him more confident than ever, and confidence plays a massive part in the bedroom.

What is the Purpose of a Cock Ring?

The most common way to achieve these benefits is by placing the ring around the base of the penis. By putting pressure on the blood vessels and tendons at the very bottom of the penis you can experience a few benefits. You might find it easier to maintain an erection, or even be able to prolong ejaculation. This makes cock rings a favourite amongst men with both premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction.

Another way of using a cock ring is to put it around not only the penis, but also the testicles. Some men enjoy the entire area being held in this way. Wearing a cock ring in this fashion can also help stimulate the perineum which might give a man some indirect prostate stimulation.

There are multipurpose cock rings available, that can fill a wide range of functions. These can include, restricting penile blood flow, controlling the sensations of the wearer, supporting an erection, giving extra stimulation during sex or masturbation, helping with penile dysfunction, spicing up an existing relationship, or even helping to reach orgasms at times when it suits you.

More specific cock rings will have much narrower purposes, being ideal for specific uses. Examples of this can include:

  • Cock rings with butt plugs, which combine the erectile support and stimulation with anal fun.
  • Quick release or adjustable cock rings, which are able to be made tighter or looser for an ideal fit and can be quickly removed for people who struggle to ejaculate while wearing a cock ring.
  • Teardrop cock rings, which have an extra section to massage the perineum while you wear it on your penis.
  • Cock and ball rings, which give extra attention to the testicles as well as the penis.

Why Do People Wear Cock Rings?

Cock rings have a very generic use for men. They make erections stronger, larger, and longer lasting. Your reasons for doing this can vary wildly.

Some men may suffer from erectile dysfunction, which is a difficulty maintaining an erection. Cock rings can help with this. The tightness of the ring around the base of the penis restricts the amount of blood flowing out of it, while still allowing the same amount of inflow. This results in more blood entering the penis and being kept in the erectile tissue for longer.

Cock rings can also be a cheaper option for those suffering from penile dysfunction. Pills or sprays will constantly need to be restocked as you use them, whereas once you’ve bought a cock ring you’ll have it for a much longer period.

This extra influx of blood into the penis can also have some nice side effects even if you don’t suffer from any penile disorders. The extra blood stored in the erectile tissue makes it much firmer, giving you a stronger erection. It can also slightly stretch the tissue, making your erection appear larger than you might be used to.

Whether you wear cock rings for medical reasons or pleasure reasons doesn’t matter. Some men just simply enjoy them! They don’t need to have any tangible benefits to improve your sex life. Simply using sex toys can make things much more exciting. If you want to take this further, you might choose a cock ring with additional effects.

Vibrating cock rings can not only intensify erections in the same way as other cock rings, but the added vibrations can make both your own, and your partners orgasm incredible. The vibrating part of the cock ring will usually sit on the woman’s clitoris, providing her the same intense vibrations you’ll already be feeling.

Many cock rings come with a different texture. This changes up the sensations of using them even further, making your orgasms even more pleasurable. Others are simply turned on by the idea of using them, as they are kinky or sexy.

Ultimately, question of what a cock ring does is one only you can answer. Each man will have a slightly different experience while wearing them. The only way to find out what your experience will be is to try one!