What it is and how to use it
A cock ring is one of those things that just about everyone has heard of, but almost no one has ever seen or knows how to use properly. This is a shame, because, when used correctly, cock rings not only give you a harder erection but they also make orgasms feel even better.
On the darker side, improper use of cock rings can lead to pain and injury. So you want to know what you're doing up front.
Read on to learn more about this handy sex toy that should be in every man's nightstand drawer.
What does a cock ring do?
Now we're getting somewhere. A cock ring traps blood in the penis. Since blood is what makes an erection hard, more blood makes an erection even harder. Men experience increased sensitivity along with bigger, harder erections. A cock ring also holds your penis and testicles slightly away from the body, which makes them look bigger, too.
Some men report they're able to last longer during sex while wearing a cock ring.
To put on an adjustable cock ring, loop the strap around your penis, under and behind your testicles. Tighten the strap until it feels snug and you're ready to go.
To put on a fixed cock ring, start with a flaccid penis. Hold the ring under your testicles and slip them through one at a time. Now, push your penis through the remaining space in the ring. A little lube can ease this process considerably. Keep in mind -- the only way a fixed cock ring will come off is if you lose your erection.
Beginners should start with adjustable cock rings.
Good question. Here's how to measure:
Using your thumb and forefinger, encircle the base of your penis and testicles. Measure the width of that circle -- that's the size of cock ring you need.
On the other hand, just get an adjustable cock ring and don't worry so much about the size.
Wait until your erection has subsided. Put a touch of lube on your penis and testicles. First, pull your penis straight back out of the ring. Then, ease your testicles through, one at a time.
For those interested in an adjustable cock ring, we highly recommend the Adjustable loop enhancer - it's simple and effective.
For obvious reasons, steer clear of cock rings fashioned out of materials you're allergic to. Cock rings made of silicone or stretchy rubber can catch and pull hairs (ow!) so beware of that. We don't recommend beginning with metal cock rings, either. They're much harder to remove if something goes wrong -- but you can always snip a rubber or jelly cock ring off with a pair of scissors.
Vibrating cock rings bring a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. Others find that the vibrating sensation has the rather unpleasant side effect of distracting them to the point of losing their erection. (This has happened to this writer, and it's pretty embarrassing.)
Therefore we don't recommend vibrating cock rings to those who are just starting out. For those of you with more experience, check out the variety of vibrating cock rings available here.
Okay, relax. The first step to getting a cock ring off is to lose your erection. Turn on QVC or think about Joan Rivers for a few minutes. If that isn't working for you, try a cold shower. Cold water is the closest thing to anti-Viagra there is. Put a little lube on your penis and testicles. Use a lot of lube if that helps.
If none of this works, it's time for more extreme measures. Use a pair of surgical scissors to snip through the cock ring. DO NOT under any circumstances use anything other than surgical scissors! Don't let regular scissors or a knife close to your penis.
If your erection just won't go away, then it's time to go to the emergency room. And don't worry -- they've seen this before.
It's not a good idea. One of the many duties of blood circulation is to carry away toxins produced by the cells. By leaving a cock ring on all night, you risk permanently altering the tissue of your penis. In addition, blood can begin to coagulate in the penis, leading to an extremely painful and dangerous condition that will require a trip to the hospital.
If you're really into your cock ring and want to sleep in it, choose an adjustable loop enhancer and keep it loose.
People suffering from diabetes, disorders involving circulation or nerve-related diseases should steer clear of cock rings. If you suspect there's any reason not to use one, talk to your doctor and get his or her okay before you try it.
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