How to Use a Cock Ring to Enhance Your Sexual Pleasure

Curious about how to use a cock ring? Wondering if it’s a good idea to put a ring around your penis that gets tighter as you get harder?

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Aug 06 10 min read
How to Use a Cock Ring to Enhance Your Sexual Pleasure

Curious about how to use a cock ring?

Wondering if it’s a good idea to put a ring around your penis that gets tighter as you get harder?

The first thing you need to know about cock rings is that they are easy to use and completely safe.

They can also be a lot of fun.

Penis rings can bring new sensations and excitement to your arousal and orgasm. They can also add vigour and playfulness to your bedroom antics.

In this post, you will also learn…

How to Use a Cock Ring to Enhance Your Sexual Pleasure

 

What Are Cock Rings For?

Sexual pleasure of course!

A cock ring is a circular band that is worn at the base of the penis.

Also known as a constriction ring, pleasure ring, erection ring or tension ring, cock rings are usually made of silicone, rubber, plastic, or metal. There are even vibrating rings that can be used as a clitoral stimulator to satisfy your partner and also smart wearable vibrators like Tenuto that stimulate the balls, penis and testicles as well as the clitoris.

The purpose of a cock ring is to produce firmer, longer-lasting erections in men which can result in more intense orgasms for the wearer and the receiver alike (especially if it is a vibrating cock ring).

The best part?

For some men, an engorged or more sensitive erection can be satisfying and pleasurable in and of itself – no need for penis enlargement surgery!

But how does a pleasure ring maintain an erection longer?

Essentially, when men are aroused, arteries that deliver blood into the penis expand while veins that remove blood out of the penis contract. This leads to more blood flow in the penis and hence an erection.

A cock ring enables you to retain more blood flow in the penis for a longer duration by compressing blood vessels and restricting blood flow in and out of an erect penis.

This results in harder erections that stay firm for longer.

With a cock ring, you can say goodbye to performance anxiety. You can use c-rings with a partner to add a whole new dimension to your sex life. And if you’re unsure of just how to bring up the topic in the first place, you can read more here on how to introduce sex toys into the bedroom with a partner.

A cock ring is not just a sex toy, though. Cock rings can also be used as part of an erectile dysfunction treatment plan to maintain an erection. One in five adults will experience some form of erectile dysfunction in their lifetime, sometimes caused by the peyronie disease.

When used for erectile dysfunction, a penis pump or vacuum pump is first used to produce the initial erection which is then maintained using a cock ring.

While Viagra and other drugs can be used to induce harder erections, they come with a whole host of side effects from dizziness and blue vision to erections that last way longer than necessary.

Medications also don’t necessarily enhance the pleasure side of sex or sexual performance. Many users find themselves dependent on drugs – making it increasingly harder to get hard without them.

What’s more, penis rings can also delay ejaculation enabling a more satisfying sexual experience for you and your partner.

How To Use A Cock Ring?

When wearing a ring or taking it off, you need to follow a few essential steps to avoid pinched balls and painfully tangled pubic hair.

Here’s how to put on a cock ring and remove it correctly:

1. Lube It Up, Liberally

Lubricate your penis and the inside of the ring before you wear it. It will enable you to slide on and take off the cock ring easily. It also enhances the sensation.

Make sure you choose the right type of lube suited to the material of the cock ring.

If using a silicone based toy, do not use a silicone based lubricant as this will damage the product. Use a water-based lubricant or oil-based lubricant instead. A metal ring is sturdy and good for pressure play and can be used with all lubes: oil, silicone and water-based lubricant.

2. Put on the Cock Ring

Once you are lubed up, slide the ring on over the head of the penis (also called glans penis) and move slowly to the base of your shaft.

It should sit their snugly – not too tight, not too loose either. The ring should lightly constrict your flaccid penis but should have enough room (if it is a solid ring) or sufficient elasticity to accommodate growth.

Some rings go around the balls and the penis. If using a ball ring, push your balls through the ring first, one testicle at a time. Then, either bend the cock down, head first into the ring, and slide it through, or pull the ring up over the cock – depending on the design of the ball ring.

Flaccid or Erect?

Depending on the type of ring, you need to figure out whether to put the ring on before or after you become fully erect.

If a ring is made from stretchy flexible material like Tenuto, it is suitable to put on when semi-erect. You can easily stretch Tenuto’s flexible silicon body to create room to fit your penis.

If the material is hard itself, like in a metal ring or glass ring, it is important to put on a flaccid penis, bearing in mind you have the right size!

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3. Who Came First? The Ring or The Condom?

Always the ring!

After the cock ring has been placed at the base of the penis, then the condom can be rolled over the tip down the shaft. Make sure you use the right size of the condom, so it doesn’t slip off during penetration.

4. Go Soft to Take Off

You must be flaccid when taking off the cock ring. Again use a bit of lube so that you don’t tug at your pubic hair when removing the ring.

Quick Tip: Trim or shave your pubic hair to allow super smooth removal of cock rings – you don’t want any messy tangling or painful pulling!

 

Precautions While Using Penis Rings

Time It Accurately

Do not wear a cock ring for longer than 20-30 mins at a time. If the penis remains fully erect for very long, it may cause permanent damage to the blood vessels.

Also, do not sleep while wearing the ring. If this is your first time, you may want to use it for lesser periods, building up to 20 minutes.

At any time, if you or your partner feel a loss of sensation in the penis or scrotum area, or experiences swelling, or irritation, you must take off the ring immediately.

Clean It Properly

Just remember to clean your penis rings before and after use with warm water and soap or a sex toy cleaning product.

What happens if it gets stuck?

Don’t panic.

Wait for any swelling to subside and ensure your penis is soft before taking off the cock ring. Do not tug or pull.

A better option?

It is better to start with adjustable rings or rings made with super stretchy material like Tenuto which expand to accommodate your erection and can be stretched to fit any penis size.

 

How to select the best cock ring for yourself

Ready to get your first cock ring?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying a penis ring:

1. Material matters

Penis rings are made of a variety of materials – silicone, rubber, plastic, metal, wood, glass, etc.

Finding a sex toy material that suits you is important.

Even though most rubber and plastic penis rings are skin-safe and adjustable rings, however make sure to look for phthalate free materials. Rubber and plastic materials they can also easily catch pubic hair (especially when used without lubricants) so be cautious when putting it on and taking it off. 

Metal, glass or wooden cock rings are more rigid and won’t expand to accommodate your erection.

While this can be dangerous for first time users if you don’t know your size, solid rings are perfect for pressure-play or temperature-play.

Just pop your glass cock ring in a bowl of cold water before putting it on and enjoy the sensation!

Solid rings also add extra weight and firmness to the penis which many people find pleasurable.

Just remember: if buying a solid ring, be sure to get an accurate measurement of your manhood, so you don’t get stuck in an uncomfortable situation.

Premium silicone material, as used in Tenuto, is a good first option. Silicon rings are phthalate free unlike some rubber materials that can be harmful to the skin.

Silicone rings feel soft on the skin, and are stretchy enough to use without discomfort – makes getting it on and off super smooth. Plus they are durable, waterproof, and can be sterilised.

What’s more? The Platinum silicone used in Tenuto has been FDA approved as safe for inserting inside the body.

2. Size & Fit

While the size of a penis does not matter (it’s about how you use it), penis ring sizes do!

The aim is pleasure, not discomfort. Unless you want an embarrassing trip to the emergency department, don’t wear a cock ring that feels too tight.

As a first time user, you need to try out different cock ring sizes before deciding which is the best cock ring for you.

Look for a comfortable snug fit that applies enough pressure to get the desired effect without causing you pain or harm during erection or sexual intercourse. If you feel a loss of sensation at any time, take it off.

Some brands sell a pack of the ring set in different sizes. This could be a good place to start. Few adult stores also let you try cock rings on for size.

Knowing the length and girth of your erect penis becomes even more important if you are planning to buy a solid cock ring made of glass or wood. One way to measure the girth of your penis is to bunch your fingers around your erect penis to get an approximate idea.

A no-brainer option is to buy silicone rings made with ultra smooth, stretchy material like Tenuto. It’s body adaptable sizing ensures ultimate comfort for everyone in the bedroom.

Quick tip: Play with the cock ring alone first before using it with a partner – to get comfortable with the sex toy and avoid any embarrassing fumblings on date night.

 

What Are The Different Types Of Cock Rings?

There are many types of cock rings to intensify your pleasure (during sexual intercourse with a partner or masturbation).

Here are a few to help you find the best cock ring that fits your desires:

Smart Vibrating Cock Rings

When it comes to unadulterated sexual satisfaction, vibrating rings are all the rage.

And why wouldn’t they be?

A cock ring that is smart enough to stimulate your penis, perineum and balls – all at the same time (if you want) – is the ultimate sex toy.

Most cock rings are useful for the penis wearer to enhance an erection by restricting the flow of blood. Others are useful for stimulating the wearer and the receiver during intercourse with a single vibrator.

However, Tenuto’s smart technology goes a step further. It not only stimulates the receiver but also the wearer with 6 vibrating motors, while simultaneously restricting blood flow in the penis to keep it engorged.

As the world’s first wearable smart vibrator for men and people with penises, we found out how to use a pleasure ring in the best possible way.

We worked with same product designers who worked with Durex to manufacture a pleasure ring with 6 intelligently placed vibrating motors: 2 to stimulate the underside of the shaft, 2 to stimulate the testicles, 1 strong one for the perineum (read more about this underrated pleasure point), and 1 on the top of the shaft for the receiver.

What’s more? You can control the vibrations and create your own patterns with a smart app. Or, let your partner handle the stimulation.

Tenuto can also be worn on sex toys like a strap on dildo. Made with FDA approved premium silicone, it can be used in the shower as it is splash proof! Here are some great shower sex positions you can try.

Vibrating Couples Ring

These are not limited to use for men. Vibrating couples rings can also be used on sex toys such as double-penetrating dildos to spice up your sex life.

Talk about dual pleasure.

Vibrating penis rings like Lelo Tor are designed to only stimulate the receiver, unlike Tenuto which stimulates both the receiver and the giver, usually the clitoris or the perineum of the person being penetrated by the dildo or penis. 

Disproportionately, women in heterosexual relationships have one orgasm for every three cis men have, as potentially 80% of women find it difficult to achieve orgasm from penetration alone.

The sensation of vibrations along with penetration can enhance clitoral stimulation for many women.

More clitoral stimulation is essential for closing the orgasm gap – making the vibrating couples ring rather important in your sex toy repertoire.

Finger Ring Vibrator

There are specifically designed vibrating penis rings that slide onto the fingers to stimulate the genitals and any other erogenous zones during sex. Even when you are in a missionary position.

The great thing about finger ring vibrators is that anyone can use them to stimulate the senses across the body with ease, including your cock.

Cock and Balls Rings

These can be either one ring that can be worn over the penis and testicles or can consist of two attached rings for a more intense effect on an erection to the standard cock ring.

Testicle Cuffs

These are rings designed specifically to restrict the testicles from retracting into the body. They can be useful for edging as it becomes harder to ejaculate.

These are commonly used in BDSM cock and ball torture as many are sold with a lock and key. The wearer is usually submissive to the dominant person with the key.

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Adjustable Penis Ring Bands

This is a really safe contraption for the penis wearer as the adjustable straps allow for easy application and removal. You can adjust the tightness around your penis.

Adjustability is super important for the refractory period to avoid any discomfort or damage when removing the toy. Find out more about the refractory period in 10 things you should know about the penis.

Remember, cock rings can fire up your sexual fantasies or bring that much-needed fun element in the bedroom. Either way, this sex toy opens up a whole new world of possibilities in pleasure and performance.

Eager to try the latest smart wearable cock ring? Pre-order your Tenuto now.


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