How to Use a Cock Ring - Is it Safe?

First up - what is a cock ring, anyway?

What's it for?

Cock rings are kind of exactly what they sound like - a ring that goes over your manly bits. The ring is designed to be slipped over the head of the penis and worn at the base of the penis shaft but can also be used over the testicles as well (depending on what you like!) The ring itself is made out of medical-grade material like latex or material TPE. Cock rings are also known as penis rings, male pleasure rings, shaft rings, tension rings and even, on occasion, a gentleman's necktie (no, really.)

Are cock rings safe?

Like everything, cock rings come with an inherent risk if not used as per directions.

Start with a simple stretchy design made of latex or other medically safe material

If you're new to the wonderful world of cock rings, welcome. There are tonnes of benefits to using a cock ring during intercourse, as well as during solo play. It's best to start easy with a cock ring that is both the right size and stretchy. The extra stretch will give you peace of mind that you can easily slide the ring off if you feel any discomfort.

Once you’re comfortable with your size choice and how to use it, you should definitely explore further and try out our vibrating cock rings or penis rings with extra stimulative features for everyone’s pleasure! 

How does a cock ring work?

Cock rings are sex toys that are designed to stem the flow of blood in your penis. And before that EEKS you out, it is designed this way for a very good reason. When men get an erection, blood rushes to the penis, which causes it to harden and become ready for sexual activity. When you use a cock ring, you are creating a tight band around the shaft of your penis, not allowing blood to escape to maintain a harder erection for longer. For men who struggle with maintaining an erection, this is incredibly useful. The stemmed blood flow also reportedly creates more sensation in the penis, which makes it a toy that all men can enjoy during solo play or with a partner.

Does it really help with erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Yes! People who suffer from ED know how anxiety-inducing this condition can be. By using a cock ring you can get more out of your sexual experiences and go for longer. Cock rings are amazing tools for allowing an erection to stick around long enough to enjoy intercourse, even for those suffering from erectile dysfunction.

How to use a cock ring safely

Here, we'll talk about the steps on how to use cock rings. When you use them correctly, then they are perfectly safe to use. 

How to put the cock ring on. Here we'll talk about the actual steps about how to put one on safely, wear one and when to take it off.

  1. Find a relaxing environment that is conducive to trying out a new sex toy, whether alone or with your partner.
  2. Use with a flaccid, or semi-erect penis. You can technically get a cock ring on an erect penis, but it is a fair bit harder to do.
  3. Lube up! Put lube on both the ring and the whole length of your shaft.
  4. Carefully slide the ring over the tip of your penis and down the shaft until it is comfortably (but noticeably tight) at the base of your penis. If it is too loose, it may not do its job. Do not make a decision on the size until you are using it with a fully erect penis. (Cock rings that are too tight and not nice to deal with!)
  5. Lube is important, not just to get the cock ring on, but also to slide it off. Once you're sliding it off, you are likely to still be semi or almost fully erect, which makes it harder to slide off. Lubricant makes this part a lot easier.
  6. Once the cock ring is on, set a timer. The ideal max time to wear a cock ring for is around 30 minutes.
  7. If at any time you experience discomfort or pain, you should stop and remove the ring immediately.
  • Optional: Using the cock ring over the testicles as well. If you wish to put the ring over your shaft AND testicles, then these are the steps for you. Start with a flaccid penis. Put one testicle in the ring, and then the other. Bend your flaccid penis and slip it through the ring alongside the testicles until it is comfortable. 
  • It will feel strange the first time, but as long as it isn't painful - you're off to a good start!

The takeaway: Set a timer once it's on! No more than 30 min!

The common myth debunked

Will my penis fall off?

No. Your penis will not fall off. If you choose to wear a cock ring that is far too small for you or for far too long, you risk nerve damage, which can be serious. As previously mentioned, using a sex toy correctly, as per recommendations is the safest option. But no, penises do not tend to just fall off willy nilly.

What if I'm using a condom?

You can use a cock ring with a condom, for sure. Using the cock ring will not lessen the protection a condom gives and is always recommended during intercourse. Put the condom on first and carefully put the cock ring on second, using lube.

Will the ring pull on my pubes?

Eek, while it’s not super common, it can happen. If you want to avoid any snags that yank you out of the moment, manscape your pubic hair! Pulled pubes can be painful, so keeping your pubes neat and under control will make using cock rings so much more comfortable. 

In a nutshell!

Whatever you call them, cock rings, penis rings, gentleman neckties... using cock rings safely is the path to longer, harder erections that both you and your partner will enjoy!

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