Cock Ring Intro: What Are They And What’s The Best?

Cock rings have been around since the Roman’s first introduced the orgy. They’re not the most exciting sex toy, but it’s a terrific ice breaker if you’ve never used a toy with your partner before. You probably don’t want to show up on a third date with one of these strapped to your chin.

Better off to stick to something basic, like a trusty cock ring.Best Penis Rings

Cock Ring 101

Whenever you’re thinking of a bringing a new toy to the bedroom there are two questions you need answered before trying to fuck with them. How does it work? And: What is it supposed to do?

1. How Do Cock Rings Work?

Me and Cassie have fun in the bedroom but nothing kills the mood like fumbling around trying to figure out how to turn a vibrator on. Or worse yet getting your cock pinched in a cock ring (trust me fellas, it hurts).

Aside from the classic dildo, a cock ring is probably the simplest toy you can get your hands on. They’re generally made out of silicone, metal or plastic. If you’re new to slipping rings over your cock stick to the silicone variety.

A well fitted metal cock ring will provide the most rigid and thunderous erection (without viagra of course) but there are dangers in using materials that don’t stretch. Namely, pinching your cock in it, as I discussed above.

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Put It On!

They’re simple to use, you can probably youtube it but the guys demonstrating how to put a cock ring on creep me out.

If you’re an experienced user or you’re using an adjustable snap cock rings, slide your balls in first and then follow with the shaft. If you’re not as experienced you can also place the cock ring in front of your balls.

This illustration from sexisfun.net will do a much better job explaining how cock rings can be worn!

Cock ring positions

Careful not to catch any skin or hair!

2. What Do Cock Rings Do?

This question ties into the first one, if you’re not entirely sure what the hell the exact purpose of any given adult toy is, it’s probably not going to be a lot of fun.

Cock rings are meant to restrict blood flow from the shaft to give you a Zeus-like hard on. So while screwing, they’ll keep additional blood in the shaft – your girlfriend or wife might even notice that your erection seems a little bit harder and larger with a cock ring on.

Contrary to what some guys think you CAN’T make your penis permanently bigger by wearing a cock ring. You’ve been told, so please don’t try it.

The Best Cock Ring

As I mentioned earlier, cock rings can be made from a variety of materials: silicone, rubber, metal and plastic.

There are also a few types of cock rings: vibrating rings, adjustable cock rings, cock & ball rings and standard rings.

There are some incredibly fancy cock rings, such as the Doc Johnson Wonderland C-ring Mystical Mushroom and some much simpler rings, such as the o-rings you swiped from your employer.

When I was still working for a certain employer, I would take left over o-rings (these are o-rings cock rings) from the shop. They actually worked better then the cheap silicone cock rings because you can buy them in increments of 0.001″ and they’re cheaper. Hey, I’m not suggesting you go buy a bunch of O-rings but if you’re looking for a place to start

Today Cassie and I have a Lovelife Vibrating Penis Ring. When I’m not feeling selfish I’ll flip the vibrating section from my balls to her clit (only kidding – I always flip the ring!) .

If you’re looking for a cheaper option you can either get a cock ring with out a vibrator such as the speed shift adjustable cock ring or buy a disposable ring such as the Screaming O Vibrator. If you’ve never used a penis ring before buy a handful of disposable ones and figure out if you like it!

Cock Ring Safety, Sizing and Clean Up

Generally, it’s recommended not to leave a cock ring on for more then 20 minutes at a time. I know I’ve left one on for longer than that, but it’s not advised. And my personal experience leaving it on for 24 minutes doesn’t count as a scientific data that it’s a safe practice.

The only other issues you may have to worry about is the overall tightness of the ring. If you’ve gone ahead and purchased a metal version make sure it fits. Even the silicone rings come in varying sizes.

If you’re unsure how thick you are, take some string and measure up the big fella! Divide the circumference by 3.14 to get your diameter – diameter is how cock rings are measured. The last thing you want is for your balls and cock to be left out in the pillory for some good old fashion humiliation.

The final part is clean up (unless you bought a disposable one!). Clean up can be a bit of a drag when all you want to do is lie ass naked in bed enjoying the moment. (Relationship Tip!) If marriage has taught me anything, it’s that if you get served a nice meal, you better do the dishes. Same goes for your sex toys, be the gentleman and go rinse off the ring.