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Review: Vibrating Cock Rings

If you’ve been following my  posts on male sexual enhancement you should be fairly well versed on how to use a cock ring, the various oils, ointment, creams, and lotions available to help you last longer in bedthe basics of cock rings, and hopefully found a cock ring that works for you.

For this post I’m going to take things a step further and offer suggestions and mini reviews on various vibrating cock rings.

What Are Vibrating Cock Rings & What Do They Do?

Vibrating cock rings are rings that fit around the base of the penis (sometimes under the balls as well), and are designed to provide vibration against a female partners clitoris. They all differ in one way or another, with most being found for between $3 – $15.  Unfortunately, not all vibrating cock rings are created equally, or made to fit comfortably.

When looking for one that will work best for you and your partner I suggest taking a few things into consideration:

  • the size of your penis vs the size of the hole your cock goes through– smaller holes may pinch, hurt, or be difficult to remove once your penis is engorged with blood. If the latter is an issue, you will likely need scissors to cut it off.
  • the width of the cock ring (the size of the actual ring) – thinner rings tend to roll, won’t offer much cushioning, could be difficult to remove since there is less to grasp, may be more likely to ‘snap back’ if you accidentally let go (much like when you ‘snap’ an elastic), and generally might not be the most comfortable experience.
  • the strength of the vibrations – many of the cheaper versions offer limited sensation as the power of the vibration is seriously lacking, this won’t do much for your partner if she requires a strong vibe to get off.
  • the length of battery life vs buying a rechargeable version – if your partner takes a while to get off (totally normal) you might want to opt for a rechargeable version since the batteries found in cheaper vibrating cock rings have an average life span of 20 – 30 minutes.
  • material – because all cock rings, and sex toys for that matter, are often made of shoddy materials (jelly, pvc, etc) I suggest looking for something made of TPR, TPE, or silicone as those are your best options.

Now that you’ve got an idea of what you’re looking for, let’s move on to the mini reviews.

Vibrating Cock Rings

Screaming O – Touch Plus

The Screaming O Touch Plus is a peach colored squishy and supple vibrating ring that’s rather thick and stretchy. By no means is it scary, overwhelming or intimidating, and considering it’s quite a bit stretchier than the previous rings, it’s far easier and faster to apply and remove, while also potentially being more comfortable to wear during use.

Personal Experience

Although the vibrations are nothing to write home about (to be honest, they kinda suck) they’ll potentially offer some of the clitoral stimulation many partners need, stimulation that can’t obtained during penetration (they’ll also turn your member into a make-shift vibrator).

Screaming O Touch PlusMy tester said it went on quick and easy, with a minimal effort on his part. He said that once on it fit tighter than any of the others and made is dick feel like it had an elastic band wrapped around it. He said that although there wasn’t any ‘pinching’, it wasn’t the most comfortable experience though it did do the job at helping him maintain an erection.

He said that he often found it ‘rolling’ during use and catching his pubic hair in the process. He said he wasn’t a very big fan of the way it felt once lubed up, that he preferred the way silicone felt against his skin, and that he tore two condoms while using it. He said that in the future he’d opt for something a bit more pricey as the quality and ease of experience just wasn’t there.

Screaming O Touch Plus On penisThe Good & The Bad

Unlike other products the vibrations are pressure activated, meaning that only when you press on the battery (located inside the casing) will it begin to vibrate. On the one hand this can be slightly annoying as it turns off on its own, on the other it’s great when it comes to saving battery life and prolonging the use of the ring.

Regarding the life span of the battery, it says you’ve got up to 90 minutes of use, and while it is disposable, you can remove the little bullet and insert a watch battery with ease to continue using it if need be. Just keep in mind that because it is slightly porous you may want to toss it in the trash depending on how worn and dirty it’s starting to look (trust your judgement on that one).

*Fortunately it’s virtually silent and not something anyone in the next room would be able to hear, let alone be a possible distraction.

Made of a scentless TPR/Silicone blend, this ring is hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and very easy to care for. Having said that, it is porous and therefore requires a good cleaning after each use with anti bacterial soap. Regarding lubes I’d personally only suggest a good water based one as a silicone lube would likely ruin it with time – not to mention be difficult to clean. Also on that note, because it’s a TPR/Silicone blend there is a likely chance it may tear during use, as such I suggest you be rather gentle with it.

*If you want a stronger vibration you can always remove the small bullet that comes with the product and insert another.

Final Verdict: If the thought of simple cock rings (i.e. non vibrating ones) just doesn’t suit your fancy, the products made by Screaming O might be a much better option; they’re very stretchy and easy to apply, affordable, vibrate and great for offering stimulation to both partners.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Ophoria V-Ring ReviewOphoria V-Ring

*update: the Ophoria V-Ring is no longer available.

If you’re looking for a vibrating c-ring that’s slightly higher quality than the Screaming O, one of the better options we’ve tried is the brightly colored and whisper quiet Ophoria V-Ring. Even though it’s not quite as stretchy as the previous product, this c-ring offers its users a much thinner ring that’s comfortable, easier to apply and quite a bit more user friendly.

Personal Experience

When in use my tester said it didn’t hurt, pinch or pull on his skin, nor did it leave him scared when it came time to remove it. Even though it’s not as thick as the rings offered by Tantus or P.2., it did a fantastic job when it came to maintaining an erection, with the little nubs on the inside allowing it to stay in place during intercourse.

He said the vibrations weren’t much to write home about, but that they did add an interesting sensation. He said that it held the condom in place nicely and kept the base from ‘creeping up’ as it has in the past. He said that that he’d use this again rather than the previous Screaming-O version.

Ophoria V Ring In Green The Good

Made of velvety smooth silicone that’s non porous, this ring is hypoallergenic, hygienic, odorless, easy to clean and care for, can be heated or cooled, and feels far superior to the material used for the Screaming O. On top of that it’s also reusable and comes with an extra set of batteries for future use.

Unlike the Screaming O Touch Plus, which required body to body contact or pressure to activate it, the V-Ring is push button activated and easily turns on with a gentle press on the side of the vibe, only turning off when the battery dies or you turn it off. As for the intensity, it’s similar to the Screaming O, being something that offers the added stimulation to penetration a person might need without being totally mind blowing. To be honest, neither of us really detected much difference between the power of the two – just that the quality of the V-ring was much higher. It’s also whisper quiet and not something I think anyone would hear in the next room.

*If you want a stronger vibration you can always remove the small bullet that comes with the product and insert another. Just keep in mind that because it’s made of silicone it’s not going to be as stretchy or supple as the Screaming O and the vibe may be a tad harder to insert.

Ophoria V RingThe V-Rings, like the vast majority of products Ophoria makes, come packaged respectfully, professionally and adorably with nothing on them that’s tacky, cheap or cheesy; just the list of benefits and features, what’s included (batteries, manual and product) and any warnings. These are definitely packaged like fun, exciting and high end goods.

As for care and cleaning; because it’s made of silicone I’d only suggest a good water-based lube as a silicone would likely ruin it. Since it’s non porous you can give it a good wash with soap and water, just make sure to remove the bullet before cleaning – while it is splash proof I don’t know that it’s entirely waterproof.

Final Verdict: If the sensation and experience offered by the Screaming O Touch Plus left you wanting something a bit more durable, body safe and easier to apply I highly suggest the Ophoria V-Ring. Between the ease of use and comfort it offered I think it’s a far better option.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Review: Basic Cock Rings

If you’ve been following my  posts on male sexual enhancement you should be fairly well versed on how to use a cock ring, the ins and outs of how erections work, ways to improve your stamina, the various oils, ointment, creams, and lotions available to help you last longer in bed. For this post I’m going to take things a step further and offer suggestions and mini reviews on a series of basic cock rings that would be good for beginners and experts alike.

Basic Cock Rings

*Side Note: I didn’t go into specific details about the experiences with them because they all managed to help the user maintain an erection and provided orgasms that were slightly ‘stronger’ or ‘more enjoyable’ than without. Instead the focus for this review was to cover the comfort level and ease of use.

3 cock ring set TPR/Silicone Cock Rings – 3 Piece Set

This 3 piece set is probably one of the most basic silicone cock ring collections you’ll find. While each of the rings are the same in regard to thickness, they are all different sizes (1.75”, 2”, 2.5”) and allow the user to try various options until they find one that works for them. In my opinion sets like this are great for those that aren’t very experienced with cock rings and don’t know which size suits their needs.

Personal Experience

My tester said he used the smaller one (1.75″) for use just around the base of his shaft and the larger one for use around the testis and shaft. He said he didn’t really use the mid sized one as it was too large for his shaft, but too small to fit around everything comfortably. He said that with a bit of lube they slid on comfortably, didn’t pinch or shift too much during use, were easy to remove, and for the most part helped him last a bit longer than usual.

The Good

Out of the package the rings start out rather firm with a bit of stretch and become more flexible with time and use. My personal suggestion is to take some time to stretch them out by hand, that way they’ll have a little more give during the application and possibly make the experience more comfortable. I’d also highly suggest the use of a good water based lube with these rings as they do create a bit of drag on the skin which will definitely get caught in pubic hair – trust me on this!! (even my testers didn’t listen and learned the hard way!).

The Bad

The ring may rub on the base of a condom and cause it to thin out and possibly break (speaking from experience) – again the use of good lube will help minimize the chances of this happening.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking for an affordable set that gives you a variety of options before spending the big bucks on something far better quality, the 3 ring set is definitely a decent option.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


Tantus Cock RingTantus Silicone C-Ring (1 3/4″)

For those of you that have a little bit more of a budget to play with, and also care about purchasing products that are body safe and much better quality, I’d highly suggest trying the Silicone C-rings made by the folks at Tantus.

The Good

Not only are they thicker, sturdier, phthalate and latex free, hypo allergenic, hygienic, non-toxic, non porous, easy to care for and clean – they’re also far better suited for the job than the thin versions you’ll find in the silicone 3 piece set previously mentioned.

Personal Experience

When I asked my tester about his experience with the advanced version he said it was “surprisingly comfortable”, that it felt “high quality, durable, sturdy and very supportive”, enjoyed the fact that there was no pulling of the skin, testis or pinching he’s often experienced with lesser brands, and that it was one he would highly recommend. He said it was relatively easy to put on and remove, and that while it was a rather foreign feeling that made him a bit wary, it was something he’d use again with confidence.

Having said that, of the three available (Beginner 2″ and Intermediate 1 7/8″) we opted for the Advanced C-Ring (1 3/4″) – with the larger versions likely being better suited for someone that’s new to this type of exploration. In retrospect, had we opted for a larger one I think he would have had a much more pleasurable experience.

Measuring around 3/4″ inches in width (I’m not talking diameter here, I’m talking the width of the actual silicone) these rings really provide the type of support needed to comfortably house a set of balls and an erect penis. They are by no means cheap or flimsy – if you’re looking for quality, you’ve found it.

Fave quote while getting him to test things for me:

Him *while putting on the C-Ring*: “Who makes this?”
Me: “@Tantus
Him: *after getting it into place* “Well no wonder it feels good… they don’t mess around.”

Final Verdict: If quality, ease of use and body safe products are your forte you’ll likely find the Tantus C-Rings a welcome addition to your collection.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Laid Cock Ring P.2Laid P.2 Silicone 51.5mm

When it comes to cock rings solely designed to stimulate the male, in almost every way possible, it’s hard to think of a better product than the ones created by Laid. From the velvety smooth silicone to the sturdy and durable yet flexible design, these rings truly are high end.

Personal Experience

One of the main things that made the P.2 a favorite of my tester was the fact that the hole was oval rather than round, allowing him to fit everything (balls/shaft) inside and experience absolutely no discomfort. Aside from that, the ring, which is rather thick like the Tantus ones, does thin out on the sides providing a bit more support where the tester said he needed it most, on the top and bottom. He said it slid on very comfortably, was relatively squishy and easy to maneuver, didn’t hurt or pull on the skin, was easy to remove and fit surprisingly well. He said the pointed end offered an interesting sensation, one that at first took a bit of getting used to, but once he was settled felt pleasurable.

The Good

As many of you will likely notice from the picture, this ring is quite different from the others in the review; the triangular portion is designed to snugly fit beneath the testis and offer stimulation to the wearer’s perineum (the area between the testis and anus -i.e. the “Taint”). If you wanted you could also turn it so the point was above the shaft (pointing towards the belly button) which would provide a firm surface for your partner to rub against, though my tester said it wasn’t the most comfortable experience for him.

The rectangular box it comes in is just like the product; professional, respectfully designed and high end in appearance. By no means is it cheap, cheesy or tacky and for those of you that are into reusing, the foam insert mean to cradle the product can be removed to allow more room for possible storage of condoms, lube and batteries.

Since it’s made of high quality silicone I suggest using a good water based lube as a silicone will likely ruin it. As for cleaning simply wash it with antibacterial soap and water, boil it or bleach it with a 10% solution for total sterilization.

*Note: because the silicone used is velvety it doesn’t create any drag on the skin, doesn’t pull on pubic hair (maybe a tiny bit, but nothing compared to the others) and doesn’t attract lint either. Sample lube is included, along with user guide and care instructions.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking for a high end product that not only helps you maintain an erection but also stimulates other areas (the taint) then the P.2 by Laid are a pretty fantastic option. Not only are they very well designed and made of body safe silicone, they’re exceptionally comfortable and easy to apply/remove.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


TitanMen Metal Cock Ring

While I’m not the biggest supporter of metal cock rings (I’ve seen some of the damage they can do if used incorrectly), I do understand that there are people who are well versed with them and look to expand and explore the options available. Having said that, I would only suggest these for those of you that are very experienced, know what you’re doing, and are prepared to handle a situation should it go wrong (i.e. you can’t go soft and therefore cannot remove the product on your own).

Personal Experience

One of the things my tester liked about the TitanMen Metal Cock Rings was the fact that they had a flattened edge (unlike many that are usually totally rounded like this one) which gave him something to grip and get his nails behind when it came time for removal. They’re also surprisingly light, smooth, comfortable, easy to apply with the help of a little lube, and do a fantastic job of limiting circulation since they have no ‘give’ or ‘squish’. He said it had a bit of weight behind it, but not enough to make his cock feel weighed down. He said sliding it to the base of his shaft was easy enough, though he didn’t want to chance placing it behind his balls (there was a fear he might lock off). He said there was minimum damage done to the condom and that it stayed in place better than any of the silicone versions. While it wouldn’t be his first choice for use, he did say he’d use it again.

The Good

Like the other products within the TitanMen line the packaging is simple, straight forward, basic and although it’s not the most discreet (it says Cock Ring on the front), it’s also not tacky, cheesy, cheap or distasteful. Sure, it’s not something you’d likely want someone to find, but considering your just going to throw it in the recycling bin (or garbage) who cares.

Cleaning is simple since the product is metal, just wash with an anti bacterial soap and water, then rinse well. As for lubes I’d personally suggest a good water based lube – you could use any kind that you wanted but I figure that if there is a problem, a water based would like wash off your hands easier allowing you to grasp the product without your fingers sliding everywhere.

Final Verdict: If you’ve tried all the other options available and still find the level of support coming up short (no pun intended) you might want to give metal cock rings like the ones made in the TitanMan line a try.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (there’s not much to complain about with metal, just the safety issues – but if you’re careful and know what you’re doing you shouldn’t have to worry).

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Cock Ring Reviews

Within the realm of cock rings there are many available; some are stretchy and allow lots of room for movement, others are crafted from firm plastic with no squish or give. Some vibrate, offering added stimulation for both partners, while others are made of hard metal and do nothing but help maintain an erection.

Regardless of the type you prefer, they all work in one basic way; by limiting the circulation of blood the penis is able to maintain its firmness and potentially last longer than before.

For those of you that want more info on cock rings, including how to apply them, I posted a Beginners Guide To Cock Rings that might prove very helpful when it comes to sizing, finding a type you like, learning how to apply them, and learning some tips & tricks to make using them easier.

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Read The Reviews

3 Piece Cock Ring Set Silicone

3 Piece Silicone Set

Tantus Cock Ring

Tantus C-Ring

Laid P.2 Cock Ring

Laid P.2 Cock Ring

TitanMen Metal Cock Ring

TitanMen Metal Ring

Screaming-O Touch Plus vibrating cock ring

Screaming-O Touch Plus

Ophoria Vibrating Cock Ring

Ophoria V Ring

Wireless Extended Ring Matador

Extended Ring Matador

Jesse's Raging Bull

Jesse’s Raging Bull

 
 

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Review: Wireless Extended Ring Matador

For my very first review as a California Exotic Novelties Sexpert I was sent the Wireless Extended Ring Matador – a cock ring designed to not only stimulate a male and is partner, but also provide lasting support through its stainless steel support system and extended design.

While the Matador seemed to have quite a bit going for it from what I read on the packaging, out of the box it did not live up to my expectations for quality, ease of use and design.

Like any product there is usually some good and some bad qualities, for this review I’m going to start with the good.

The Good

The Matador is made of TPR (thermo plastic rubber) and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) making it phthalate free, super stretchy, light weight, pliable and soft.

Another nice feature was the addition of a bulls head (similar to Jesses Raging Bull) designed to hold a powerful bullet that adds great cushioned clitoral stimulation during intercourse.

The Bad

The design of the Matador is where it seems to fall flat. Not only does the added length of the ring make it hard to put on and adjust, but also uncomfortable to remove making the ease of use an unfortunate let down.

Another problem we found with the Matador was the two “built in” stainless steel “pleasure beads”; one located at the top and one at the bottom of the ring. While they are a great idea in theory, not only did they painfully dig in to my partners genitals but the top one came out during intercourse leading me to believe the product wasn’t that well made.

The biggest let down was the stainless steel dual semi-circle supports created for comfort and stamina. Rather then adding support, one of the corners broke through the surrounding soft material and dug into my partner so badly we had to stop “testing” and ice the bruise that was already starting to form.

Final Verdict

Due to the negative experiences we had if I was to have to make a choice in the cock rings California Exotic Novelties provides, the Wireless Extended Ring Matador is one I would take a pass on.

Instead, Jesse’s Raging Bull is a much better option considering ease of use, quality and design.
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