Cock Rings 101: What You Need to Know About Penis Rings

Sex toys are more available than ever before, but even with technological advancements, cock rings remain one of the most popular sex toys.

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Nov 02 2021 5 min read
Cock Rings 101: What You Need to Know About Penis Rings

Sex toys are more available than ever before, but even with technological advancements, cock rings remain one of the most popular sex tys. You might have heard about them, but if you haven’t used one before, trust us, you’re missing out a lot. If you’re curious about this sex toy or are considering buying one to spice things up on the bedroom, this article is for you.

What is a Cock Ring?

A cock ring is a ring-shaped sex toy worn by men at the base of their penis (or sometimes the testicles) for harder, long-lasting, bigger erections . You can find different types of cock rings (also known as C rings, erection rings, constriction bands, penis rings, shaft rings or tension rings), and they’re also made using different materials, but they ultimately serve one purpose — elevate sex and masturbation to a whole new level of fun.  

What are the Benefits of Using a Cock Ring?

Cock rings can help prevent premature ejaculation, assist with erectile dysfunction, improve sexual stamina, and sex drive, which all help create the perfect orgasmic experience. These sex toys can also add that extra excitement during partnered sex and help close the orgasm gap, since some include clitoral stimulation.

What You Need to Know About Cock Rings?

Whether you’re a sex toy connoisseur or new to bedroom accessories,, it’s important to have an intimate understanding of how to use cock rings properly in order to make the most of your experience (and also not hurt anyone in the process). Here are a few things to know about cock rings: 

1. Penis rings can improve erections

Cock rings are not your typical sex accessory when you need to spice things up in the bedroom. Penis rings restrict blood flow to the penis, which can help men maintain a stronger and harder erection. Due to blood being trapped in the penis, cock rings heighten sensitivity, which translates into a more pleasurable sexual experience for both the wearer and potential partner. It also means that an erection can look larger — which can help boost men's confidence — and help with erectile dysfunction (ED).

The National Institute of Health states that ED affects men of all ages, but the probability of experiencing it increases with age. This is where penis rings come into play. Once blood flows into the penis to cause an erection, the cock ring applies pressure around the base of the penis trapping the blood inside the erect penis for longer. These devices can sometimes be used with a penis pump or an ED vacuum that fits over the penis and creates a gentle suction for extra blood flow. A cock ring may not be the be-all, end-all solution depending on what's causing erectile dysfunction, but it can make a drastic difference for many.

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Cock rings can help you have better sex and close the orgasm gap

Penis rings  aren’t just for men! Vibrating cock rings feature a small motor that vibrates against and stimulates the penis shaft while at same time vibrates against the clitoris for clitoral stimulation. Some like Tenuto, take pleasure even further by vibrating from penis to perineum as well as the entire region of the vulva, amplifying sensations for both partners and helping them achieve that elusive couple climax. So if you are looking for that ultimate orgasmic experience, vibrating cock rings are your best bet.

2. They can be used with condoms

For those practicing safe sex, medical experts state that wearing a condom doesn’t impact the effectiveness of adjustable cock rings. It’s advisable to put the cock ring on first before the condom however to avoid ripping the latter.

3. They can help you heighten solo masturbation

Cock rings increase sensation, which can enhance your masturbation experienceThey can also help men increase arousal from the visual imagery of seeing a harder, stronger erection allowing men to indulge in a little more than  standard masturbation practices.

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4. Cock rings should fit like a glove

When deciding to choose a cock ring, getting the right fit is important. Since cock rings restrict circulation, wearing a ring that is too tight could not only be uncomfortable but may cause penile tissue damage or nerve impingement. Cock rings should be tight, but not uncomfortably so, and definitely not painful. The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) and most manufacturers warn against keeping them on for more than 20 to 30 minutes. Being that cock rings come in various sizes, designs, and materials, you might want to experiment with what feels best for you.

For instance, weighted penis rings promise greater sensation during an erection. However, the tolerance and comfort of adding weight to a sensitive area could pose risk. If you’d like to try using a weighted cock ring, put one on and assess how you feel after a few minutes. If there is pain, numbness, or discoloration, remove immediately. Experts recommend using an adjustment cock ring made of silicone if you’re a first-time user, like Tenuto, which can be stretched to comfortably adapt to any size. 

5. Using lube helps

Using a lubricant when wearing a cock ring can help avoid uncomfortable friction and pulling. Sex coach and educator Gigi Engle says gentleness is key when putting on and removing cock rings. Apply more lube if necessary so it slides on or off more easily. Just make sure you use the right type of lubricant depending on the material of the sex toy. Trimming your pubic hairs may also be beneficial as pubic hair can get caught in cock rings, and that’s not a sensation anyone wants

They should be cleaned after each use

When using any sex toy, hygiene is key to prevent unwanted bacteria growth. Be sure to clean cock rings thoroughly before and after sex to prevent the spread of infections and sexually transmitted disease (it is also recommended that you don’t share your sex toy for the same reasons). Most manufacturers recommend washing cock rings using a warm soapy water and allowing it to air dry after using. You can also clean it with a clean damp cloth, a wet wipe, or a special sex toy cleaner. 

6. Women can use them on their own, too

While not the traditional use of cock rings, women can benefit from cock rings during their solo play as well!  Women can use the vibrating function of a penis ring to stimulate their clitoris even without a male partner or hold the cock ring in their hand to masturbate. Alternatively, they can get creative and put a ring around a dildo and enjoy dual sensations that way!

A vibrating cock ring like Tenuto, which takes the shape of the labia, is not only used to stimulate the entire region including the clitoris, but can also be placed around the nipples to give orgasmic nipples

Are there risks to using a penis ring?

Cock rings are generally safe when you have the right fit and when used correctly. However, if you have a medical history and are hesitant about using a cock ring, we recommend speaking to a doctor first. You can ask condition-related questions to your healthcare provider and they can also discuss potential risks associated with using this sex toy.

For safety purposes, the Food and Drug Administration has advised men with the following conditions to avoid using cock rings during sexual intercourse: 

  • Peyronie’s disease (a condition where scar tissue causes the penis to curve or lose length or girth)
  • Priapism
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Taking blood-thinning medication
  • Cardiac issues

The FDA also recommends that people with limited sensation in the groin area do not use cock rings because if they cannot feel pain, they may not be able to tell whether the device is injuring them or not. 

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Final Thoughts

Hopefully this post has given you enough information and knowledge about cock rings to feel confident incorporating them into your bedroom play time. Remember that it’s essential that you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to using cock rings or any other sex toy. Apprehensions on sexual devices are normal and starting conversations about the possibility of incorporating cock rings into your sex life is the first step.

If you’ve read this and you’re sold on wanting to try a cock ring, get the ultimate experience with Tenuto, the world’s only wearable vibrator designed for him, with her in mind. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for an adjustable cock ring or any other sex toys, please don’t hesitate to check MysteryVibe’s wide range of sex accessories.  You can also make someone giggle and drizzle by sending a sex toy e-gift card their way. You’re welcome!

 

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