Cock Rings


Many sex toys are designed largely with women in mind. If you are a man, you might sometimes feel a little left out! While many sex toys can still be useful for men even if not originally intended for them, this isn’t always ideal. They just don’t hit the exact spots that are stimulating for you. Luckily though, there are some toys made with men’s pleasure in mind.

A cock ring is designed to interact with a man’s penis. Some would call it a sex toy while others would call it a medical device. It is a ring worn around the penis, tightly holding onto the shaft which restricts blood flow. Restricted blood flow can help a man maintain an erection in situations where he might normally struggle.

Cock rings can come in a variety of shapes or styles and have names to reflect this. Examples include: C rings, penis rings, shaft rings, glans rings or even cock and ball rings.

How Do Cock Rings Work?

More than anything else, a cock ring is worn for restriction. Most men will know that an erection is caused by blood flowing into the penis. What many men won’t know, is that even during erection blood still flows back out of the penis. Blood exits the penis at a slower rate than it enters and becomes trapped in erectile tissue which engorges the penis.

For some men the rate of blood leaving the penis is high enough that maintaining an erection becomes difficult. There can be a wide range of reasons for this. By wearing a cock ring, a man can restrict this blood flow and return his penis to its regular efficiency.

Cock rings accomplish this in a straightforward way. The blood vessels which carry blood out of the penis are largely found in the edge of the shaft. These blood vessels are heavily restricted by the pressure a cock ring puts on the shaft.

It may be a little strange to understand at first, but you can see similar processes throughout your body. A good example is if you wrap a rubber band around one of your fingers. You’ll notice that the end of your finger will gradually become darker and numb. This is the same effect a cock ring has on your penis. More blood can enter than leave, so the pressure builds up.

Why Use a Cock Ring?

What’s the point of letting all this extra blood build up though? Surely if the blood is trying to leave the penis then we should let it? Well that isn’t always entirely true.

Erectile Dysfunction

When you begin to become aroused, the brain sends signals to various parts of the body. These signals can do many different things. One of these signals in men is to pump extra blood into the penis to cause erection. Even though this signal is sent it doesn’t always have the desired outcome. Men in this situation will simply not gain an erection from sexual arousal.

In its simplest form, the inability to gain an erection is called erectile dysfunction. Many kinds of erectile dysfunction are a result of blood flow problems. Some kinds have other triggers like injuries or mental issues. These problems can be caused by many different things such as:

  • Poor blood circulation
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Prescription medication
  • Injuries in the pelvic region or spinal cord
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Erectile dysfunction provides a good example of how important the various body parts are in something as simple as an erection. The signal from the brain may not arrive due to injuries or other mental issues. Even if it does arrive, the relevant body parts may not be able to act on it. All of these result in not enough blood filling up the penis to become erect.

Whatever the personal reasons, a cock ring can work wonders for these men. Restricting their blood vessels stops the blood from rushing out of the penis. This give the body time to build up the pressure and maintain it for longer.

Even when the dysfunction isn’t cause by blood circulation problems cock rings can still help. An erection aided by a cock ring will usually be very engorged. It can look larger and wider to the naked eye. This can work wonders in men who are able to achieve erection, but find it quickly disappears once intercourse is on the cards. With their very pronounced erection, they will feel much more confident and quickly forget any worries about sex.

Some men may even be recommended cock rings by their doctors as a treatment for their erectile dysfunction.

Premature Ejaculation

Another great reason to use a cock ring is if you suffer from premature ejaculation. This can also be caused by a wide variety of reasons. Premature ejaculation is where a man reaches orgasm extremely quickly. This inhibits his ability to have long and pleasing sexual intercourse.

When ejaculate fluid exits the body, it does so through a tube called the vas deferens. This tube runs along the bottom of the penile shaft. By gripping onto the shaft, a cock ring also restricts this tube. Being restrict stops your body from completing its usually process of ejaculation.

Many men will find that without fully ejaculating they are able to last longer. This idea can even be taken a step further with a cock ring that circles the scrotum. These hold the testicles away from the body.

When a man ejaculates his testicles will usually move in an up and inward direction. This is like the testicles pushing the ejaculation out of the body. By wearing a cock ring around the scrotum, you restrict this motion. By doing so you interrupt another of the body’s natural ejaculation processes.

Even if you do still manage to ejaculate fully, the cock ring can still be useful. Even after ejaculation the ring may help you stay hard for much longer than normal. This gives you the opportunity to continue with intercourse when you would normally become flaccid.

Pleasurable Uses

Despite all the medical uses, some men simply like cock rings! In a normal erection, there is only so far that your body can push itself. Cock rings let you go a step further and have erections you might have only dreamed of.

A penis can appear much larger than normal. All the extra blood allows it to become very engorged. You might feel like you’ve gained an inch or two in length, girth, or both! Your partner might enjoy all this extra size when having sex.

The extra blood which is trapped in the penis can also make it very sensitive. For some men this can be too much and make sex unenjoyable. Others relish it. They love the extra sensations and find stimulation with a cock ring on better than any other sexual activity.

Just like those with premature ejaculation, some fully functioning men might also want to delay orgasm. Edging is a practise where a man will stimulate the penis just to the point of orgasm and then stop. They repeat this several times and when they finally experience the orgasm it is much stronger. Cock rings provide a similar function through delayed orgasms that can be very intense.

Finally, some cock rings are simply designed with pleasure in mind. These aren’t even just for men! They can have vibrators attached to stimulate both partners. They may even have special attachments or parts designed to hit specific parts of the body during sex.

Parts of a Cock Ring

Most cock rings are made up of one simple part. A ring! Designs with extra features might vary though. For example, a cock and ball ring may have two rings rather than one. A lasso or adjustable cock ring will have parts which can be adjusted to change how tightly it grips the penis. Many cock rings might also come with a vibrator. This will be positioned on the outside of the cock ring and can also stimulate other parts of the body.

Types of Cock Ring

Which cock ring you decide to buy will depend largely on why you intend to use it. They come in a large range of materials and designs letting you can find the perfect one for you. Examples include:

  • Inflexible cock rings: Usually made of metal or hard plastic
  • Flexible cock rings
  • Cock and ball rings
  • Cock rings with butt plugs
  • Cock rings with perineal stimulators
  • Cock and ball torture rings
  • Glass cock rings
  • Double or multi-cock rings
  • Vibrating cock rings
  • Lasso rings

Finding the right one for you might take a little time. You need to find one that fits properly but also stimulates you in the way you desire.

How to Put on a Cock Ring

Putting on your cock ring is a process which can vary from ring to ring. You should always refer to manufacturer instructions for your specific ring. As a general guide they are quite simple to use.

Any cock ring can be put on while flaccid or semi erect. Only flexible, stretchy cock rings can be put on once you are already erect. In most cases you will want to use a little lubrication. You simply put the head of your penis through the hole and slide it down to the desired position.

Where you want to wear the cock ring will depend on your individual ring. Many are meant to be worn at the base of the penis. Others might be different, sitting behind the head, halfway up the shaft, or even have several rings to encompass the entire shaft.

If you have a cock and ball ring the process takes a little while longer and can generally only be done flaccid. You should first insert your testicles one at a time. You should be very gentle. Rather than pulling or pushing them through, you should gradually manipulate the scrotal skin and move it through the ring. Once enough skin has passed the testicles should simply fall through on their own. You can then fold and push your penis gently through the ring as well.

Risks or Dangers of Cock Rings

Cock rings are extremely simple sex toys. Like any other sex toy, they do have risks though. Most of these things will be caused by improper use. If you use your cock rings safely and sensibly then there should be no major risk to your health or penis.

The most common problem with cock rings is that they are too tight. You need to carefully measure the diameter of your penis and buy one only slightly smaller than you. Cock rings that are too small will feel far too tight. This can be painful and cause some serious damage to the penis. In the worst cases you may even cause irreversible damage.

You should be able to tell very quickly if your cock ring is too tight. The penis will very quickly become discoloured, and when you remove it there will usually be a visible mark. Most men will find the experience quite painful too.

Another risk is retrograde ejaculation. Retrograde ejaculation is where the ejaculate doesn’t make it out of the body. It instead goes inwards and up the urethra to the bladder. This can cause urinary tract infections which are quite painful.

Occasional retrograde ejaculation usually won’t cause any problems. If it happens frequently though, it can cause serious damage. In the worst cases it can even cause impotence.

In some men cock rings may just be unsuitable. This can include people with heart or circulation problems. If you have any ongoing or recurring health issues, it is advisable to discuss the use of a cock ring with your doctor. Any reasons you shouldn’t use them can be explained to you properly by a medical professional.

At any point during cock ring use you begin to feel pain or numbness you should remove the ring immediately. You should also remove it if your penis begins to be discoloured. This shouldn’t put you off cock rings though as it may be a one off. You might have positioned the ring improperly, or simply be more erect than you were on a different day. Have a rest and try again later.

Should You Buy a Cock Ring?

Despite being an incredibly simple sex toy, the cock ring can accomplish a lot. They don’t work for everyone, so the only way to find out is to try them. You might find them incredibly enjoyable or very helpful with your body. You’ll never know until you try one, so why miss out. Grab a cock ring today and see just how big your penis can grow.

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