Curious about how to use a penis ring? Planning to get one but unsure if it’s the right sex toy for you? Well, settle down as we will be discussing the ins and outs of this underrated adult toy.
Yep, you heard that right, a penis ring is considered an underrated sex toy in the male market. It’s not as in-demand as masturbators, fleshlights, dildos, and butt plugs– which kind of a bummer, considering how beneficial this toy is.
But before talking about its benefits, let’s have a quick refresher first.
What is a Penis Ring?
A penis ring, also known as pleasure ring, tension ring, cock ring, shaft ring, and c-ring, is a ring-shaped sex toy that is placed around a penis or dildo to squeeze the shaft and/or balls. It’s usually made with rubber, plastic, or silicone. It can increase your pleasure or delay your orgasm. It can also bring additional pleasure if you use a penis ring with a female partner, as some variants have vibrating heads attached to them. The attached vibrating head then stimulates your partner’s clitoris as you thrust in and out their body.
Types of Penis Ring
There are four main types of penis rings available in the market. The difference between these types is where they are fitted and their distinct function. Most of the benefits are basically the same, with a few minor exceptions. More on that below.
As the name suggests, these rings are adjustable to the size of the base. They use lasso-style, D-rings, snaps, or velcro adjusters to keep things hassle-free. They’re usually worn underneath your testicles and around your penis.
This type is usually made with silicone or rubber. It’s a stretchable ring that you wrap around the base of your penis or under your testicles. Now, since it’s made with stretchy material, average-sized schlongs may fit with the standard rings. However, we still suggest finding the right size for you to prevent any tightness or discomfort during use.
They’re like the stretchy rings, only with a slight twist. There’s an attached nub on the top part of the ring that has a small motor inside of it. This motor then provides vibrating sensations for you and your partner. If your female partner is having a hard time reaching orgasm through vaginal penetration, using a penis ring can help, since this toy stimulates the clitoris.
Now, this type is definitely not for beginners. A solid penis ring is usually made with stainless steel, plastic, and glass. It’s not adjustable and using the wrong (smaller) size can cause penile damage, so be cautious and practice with the beginner-friendly ones before trying this one.
Benefits of Using a Penis Ring
We know what you’re thinking– who on earth would want to constrict their penises with this toy? Well, keep in mind that it’s safe to use a penis ring, and isn’t made to deliver pain to your genitals. There are actually several benefits to using this toy.
1You’ll have longer and firmer erections.
Here’s the science behind this benefit: When an erection happens, blood flows into the penis to make it erect. Once they’ve lost their arousal or ejaculated, the blood flows out, losing the erection in the process.
If you use a penis ring, the blood can be then trapped in the penis for a while, allowing for a more prolonged erection. That’s why you’ll last in bed longer and have firmer erections when wearing this toy during intercourse.
2It provides increased sensitivity in your penis.
Several studies show that men experience increased sensitivity when wearing cock rings. So if you want to feel more intense pleasure while lasting longer in bed, definitely try this toy out.
3It can help men with mild cases of erectile dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection during intercourse. Now, this condition in men can happen occasionally, especially during times of stress. However, if the ED gets frequent to the point that you can no longer have sex, it can be a sign of a health problem that needs treatment.
According to several studies, you can use a penis ring as part of your treatment for erectile dysfunction. If you use a penis ring, along with ED medications and other ED devices (such as penis pumps), it can significantly improve erectile function.
4Great for edging play.
For those unfamiliar with edging, it’s a methodological sex technique that involves bringing yourself or your partner very close to orgasm, then stopping the stimulation right before you/your partner reach climax. The process then starts again until you decide to reach the heavenly peak.
Now, it may sound simple– just hold your erection throughout the play, right? But that’s necessarily the case. It’s hella difficult to do edging especially for men. Sometimes, you just can’t hold it in. That’s why if you can’t edge properly, we suggest using a cock ring.
As you use a penis ring, the pressure is applied to the area surrounding the penis. This then causes the blood vessels on the area to tighten or constrict. The blood will then leave the penis more slowly, helping you maintain your erection for longer. So if orgasm control or edging is your thing, get yourself this trusty tool.
5It can be pleasurable for women too!
Some variants can offer clitoral stimulation. Those are vibrating penis rings. They usually have an attached head that vibrates, pleasuring the clitoris as you thrust in and out of their body. It’s a win-win!
How to Use a Penis Ring
As you’ve read the benefits above, we can sense your excitement to try this sexual wellness device. But before you check out the best cock rings on our online shop, we suggest learning how to use a penis ring first. This will ensure a fuss-free experience for you and your boo. Read on!
1Find the right penis ring for you.
For beginners, start with a simple variant first. Go for a basic silicone-made penis ring. Then once you’ve been used to it, you can then opt for advanced ones with more features.
As for the material of the cock ring, the material must be non-porous such as silicone and stainless steel. Having a cock ring that’s made with a non-porous material ensures that bacteria wouldn’t be trapped in the surface of the toy.
2Prepare some lube.
When you use a penis ring, it’s still important to dab some water-based lubricant on your shaft and around the ring. This ensures sleeker insertion of the ring to your penis. Take note though, silicone-based and oil-based lubricants are off-limits. They will most likely damage the surface of the toy, especially if the cock ring is made of silicone.
3Place the penis ring on a semi-erect or flaccid penis.
If you’re a first-timer, it’s important to try on the penis ring before using it during the deed. You sure don’t want to fumble around in front of your partner while inserting the ring. This will also help you see if you’re comfy enough with the toy and if it gets the job done. Take note, a penis ring should only feel snug around your schlong, not painful or pinching.
When wearing a cock ring, keep in mind that your penis should be in a semi-erect or flaccid state. If your penis is fully erect, you may have a harder time (no pun intended) sliding the cock ring on your shaft.
Dab some water-based lube on your shaft, gently place the ring over the head, and slide it in until it reaches the base. If your penis ring has a vibrating head, make sure that the attached head is located on the top.
If you’re going to use a condom (as you should), apply the cock ring first on a flaccid penis. After that, roll the condom down on the penis. Make sure the penis is not rubbing against any parts of the condom. If the condom and the ring rub against each other, it can cause the condom to tear or break due to friction.
4Keep the penis ring on for no more than 20 minutes.
If you use a penis ring properly, they’re a safe toy for your sexcapades. However, in rare cases, they can damage the erectile tissue of the penis. How can this happen? By using it too long.
Using a cock ring for more than 20-30 minutes may cause the trapped blood to change to a solid-state. Never go past 30 minutes. You may bring irreparable damage to your penis. With that, it’s best to set a timer when you use a penis ring.
Also, if you feel pain, numbness, or see a change in your skin color, remove the ring immediately. This only means that the toy is too tight for you. We suggest opting for bigger sizes.
Frequently Asked Questions
As you reach the end of this guide, you’re already ready to use this alluring toy. However, if you still have questions lingering on your mind, we’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions about penis rings.
1Is it possible for the cock ring to get stuck in my penis?
Okay, this can happen, but the cases are very rare. Now, in case you’re wearing a stretchy penis ring that’s too small and you’re having a difficult time rolling it off, you can simply cut it away.
2Will a penis ring pull out my pubes or break off my skin?
Penis rings won’t most likely grab your pubic hair. The materials from this toy aren’t made to stick with your hair, so steer those worries away. Now, if you’re really that worried, opt to use a penis ring with a flat edge or trim your pubic hair.
3Are penis rings only for men with ED?
As we’ve mentioned earlier, penis rings are a great device for men with erectile dysfunction. However, this doesn’t mean that this toy is only for them. Anyone can use it! Whether you have a penis or only rely on dildos, you can use a penis ring for sexual pleasure.
4Can a penis ring prevent pregnancy?
Nope! It’s not a birth control device and is only used to enhance pleasure. If you want to know more about the common contraceptives, check out this article here about birth control.
Cock rings are the unsung heroes in the world of sex toys. They serve not just as a toy that’s meant for pleasure but is also a sexual wellness device for people with difficulties in their erections.
Now, if you’re planning to get yourself this toy, but are a bit intimidated to do so, we encourage you to steer that shyness away and treat yourself with immense sensations.