Beginners Guide To Cock Rings

cock ring imageNot sure what I cock ring is? Not to worry. This beginners guide to cock rings will help explain everything you need to know.

What Is A Cock Ring?

Cock rings are accessories worn around the base of the penis to extend intercourse by keeping blood trapped inside the shaft of the penis (they also seem to work wonders at making the penis look bigger – I said look, they don’t actually make it longer or bigger). In some cases, they can also be used to help hold a condom in place.

Erections occur when the penis is filled with blood after arousal (click the link to learn more about the Male Sexual Response Cycle). Muscle spasms occurring at the base of the penis cause blood to be trapped and the penis to become hard. When there is a problem with the muscle spasms, the blood flows out and the penis remains soft.  Fortunately for many people a cock ring worn at the base of an erect penis will help prevent the blood from leaving the shaft, thus maintaining a firmer erection.

Whether made of  nitrile, leather, metal, silicone, or otherwise, there are many options available. The challenge is finding one that works with you and your body.

cock ring on penisFinding the Right Size

Considering that one of the most asked questions I get regarding cock rings is in regard to size, I want to assure you that most silicone and/or rubber rings will stretch to fit even the largest of penises, it’s just a matter of finding one that will accommodate comfortably.

As for metal rings, finding one that fits is easy: take a strip of paper, fabric or something flexible that will comfortably fit around the shaft, wrap it around the base of the penis and mark where the ends meet. Measure the length, divide by 3, and you’ve got your size. For most men, a 1.75-2 inch ring will be sufficient to wear comfortably.

*Note: you could use a flexible tape measure, though you’ll want one made of a soft material that won’t accidentally cut you – which is why I don’t suggest traditional tape measures that could accidentally snap back. Ouch.

vibrating cock ring on shaftHow To Wear

While the most effective way to wear a cock ring is behind the balls and around the top of the shaft, many people opt to wear them around the shaft only, as it may be a bit more comfortable. Unfortunately there are a few things that may go wrong with this, like it slipping off during sex when things get wet (read slippery).

On that note, I suggest applying a good water based lube before putting on the ring, as there is a likely chance it may otherwise tug and pull on pubic hair (if you have any) during use or removal. No matter which way you choose to wear a cock ring, it should fit comfortably and cause no pain. One thing to remember is that cock rings should be first applied to a soft, flaccid penis and stay on until the penis is hard and erect.

Titanmen cock ringApplication

Applying cock rings is easy, especially those that are stretchy (like silicone and rubber): simply stretch the ring with two fingers (index and ring fingers) of both hands and bring the ring underneath and behind the balls, then back toward your lower abdomen, slowly allowing the tension to bind the base of the penis securely.

Unfortunately using metal rings is a little trickier the best steps I can give are these: start by lubing up your balls, then gently maneuver one testicle through the ring (doesn’t matter which one), then gently ease in the other, from there you’re going to gently fold the penis and  point it so it’s head down and push it through the ring, then carefully pull the ring back against your body so it sits above the shaft. As I said, this is a little trickier and can also be a tad more uncomfortable.

cock ring on balls and shaftThe Bad

Because the penis is made up of millions of blood vessels (that allow the flow of blood to enter and exit the area), constricting the flow of blood into (or out of)  the penis is just not something it’s meant to naturally to do. As such, some of the problems you may face include numbness, discoloration, the inability to ejaculate, unnatural swelling and pain – often due to using one that’s too small, thin, or an improper application.

**If you notice any of the above I advise that you take the cock ring off immediately. 

On that note, it is also not advised to leave a ring on for too long – a hard on that lasts several hours can cause blood to  coagulate in the shaft which may make it very hard to lose the erection. If this happens, I suggest you seek medical attention as soon as possible. As I’ve said before in videos and

Tips & Suggestions

  • Learning to apply c-rings before using them with a partner may be one of the best suggestions I have to offer. Not only will it cut down the time it takes to put on when in the moment, but it will also give you a feeling of confidence and preparedness, rather then being caught off guard leaving you fumbling in the dark.
  •  Using a little bit of lube to apply the c-ring will help it slide over the shaft and limit the amount of pubic hair (if you have any) that may get caught during use or removal. I’ve heard horror stories, trust me on this one.
  • Unless you are well versed with the use of c-rings I highly suggest sticking to rubber (not jelly), silicone, cyberskin or other somewhat flexible material rather then investing in metal. That way if you happen to ‘lock off’ (meaning you can’t return to your flaccid state, rendering you unable to remove the product) you can always cut the product off rather than having to go to the hospital to have it removed.
  • If you’re going to be using protection (and I hope you are) I suggest applying the condom first, then placing the cock ring over top which will help secure the condom and keep it from rolling up. Again, I’m going to suggest the use of lube to make it both easier, much more comfortable, and prevent the condom from possibly tearing.
  • It’s advised to wear them for no longer than 20 minutes at a time, and definitely not something you’ll want to fall asleep still wearing.

 

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6 Responses to Beginners Guide To Cock Rings

  1. Michael Anthony February 10, 2016 at 3:29 am #

    Under the heading “How to Wear,” above, you say that the most effective way is behind the balls and over the top of the penis. Sorry, sister, that’s simply incorrect. The idea is to trap blood in the shaft, and unless the shaft is totally surrounded by the cock ring, top and bottom, the blood will have a path out, leaving you flaccid! I’ve got 40 years experience wearing cock rings, and I know whereof I speak.

    • KaraReviews February 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      Actually it’s not incorrect – it’s a valid option. As stated, cock rings can be worn around just the cock, around the cock and balls, or just the balls. As orgasm approaches, the testicles retract up towards the body. By including them in the ring, the testicles are prevented from fully retracting which can prolong and delay orgasm. I’ve heard from many different readers/and friends that they prefer including the balls as they are pressed forward and can be better felt when thrusting.

      You are speaking of what you prefer, and that’s great. But to wholly decide that I’m incorrect, based on your experience alone, rather than considering others, is just rude and disrespectful. But thanks for your sharing!

  2. Peter March 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    1. You talk about measuring a metal cock ring. Does the same technique apply to measuring a rubber one?
    2. Do you recommend any particular website or brand to buy?
    3. Can you buy a pack of cock rings with three different sizes?
    Thanks.

    • Kara_Sutra March 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      Yes, the same applies with rubber/silicone ones. They do have a bit of stretch though, so if you want something that’s a little more snug you could potentially go down half a size (where possible). Remember the most important thing is to have it be comfortable and easily removed if need be.

      I’d recommend Tantus in a heartbeat because they’re body safe, won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube or bacteria, and will last a lifetime with a minimal amount of care. You should be able to find them here: http://bit.ly/2nK5KlP

      Yes, you can get rings in pack of different sizes. You can find 3 packs here: http://bit.ly/2noqAGj

      Hope that helps!

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