The purpose of a cock ring is to keep the flow of blood inside the erect penis while maintaining an erection. There are many materials that cock rings can be made out of, including soft stretchy silicone, TPE rubber which is soft but not stretchy, leather, stainless steel, metal and even plastic.
A cock ring can be very beneficial for assisting those with erectile dysfunction because it has the ability to keep blood in the penis and help prolong an erection and provide a better orgasm, as such they're often used in conjunction with penis pumps. Cockrings also enhance the visual appearance of the penis by helping push out the penis for a better looking length and this can be considered to be a visual performance boost for all men by making the penis look harder and thicker. Since there is constriction while wearing the ring, men may not finish as fast and thus allow sufferers of premature ejaculation a chance to enjoy the moment, allowing their partner to climax first.
It should be noted that cock rings are not designed for pro longed use, and especially if the wearer has heart problems, care monitoring of the cock ring will be needed. If at any stage the penis becomes discoloured, or numb, the cock ring will need to be removed and the shaft massaged between the thumb and the palm in stroking motions to help encourage blood flow. The constriction however, and the subsequent build-up will help intensify the males’ orgasm, as the muscles are forced to work harder to get the ejaculate through the constriction. Men wearing cock rings during ejaculation often speak of a stronger, more intense orgasm.
Cock rings come in a variety of materials as well as coming in the option of a vibrating or non-vibrating cock ring. Vibrating cock rings can help stimulate the testicles, or they can be used to vibrate on the perineum during sexual positions where a couple are facing each other. Vibrating cock rings can be affixed with a motor on the top, bottom or both of the ring. Many men enjoy the sensations of the vibrations which are felt on the wearer’s penis. This is also an excellent way to provide a different sensation to men during masturbation as well as to provide stimulation during periods of foreplay where continued stimulation is required to maintain the erection. The added vibration helps excite the wearer just as much as his partner.
Many men also find them visually attractive, and they can often be used to give the appearance of a bigger bulge when wearing underwear. Putting a cock ring on is a fairly simple process. Cock rings are meant to be placed on the flaccid penis, not after you have obtained an erection. If you're using a material which is stretchy, simply stretch the ring over the balls first, then push the flaccid shaft through and slide the ring to the base of the penis. As you become erect the ring should tighten for a snug feeling, while ensuring it is not too tight to cause pain or discomfort. A bit of lubricant may be placed on the penis to help pull the ring down to the base. It will be advised that you trim or shave before using a cock ring because some materials may grip onto the hair during movement, and this can result in some discomfort. If you're using a metal ring you need to be familiar with cock rings and how they work, it is not advised that your first cock ring be metal. Finding the right size steel cock ring could be a challenge.
We recommend measuring up your penis during both flaccid and erect states to ensure that you're getting the right diameter cock ring. To measure, tie a length of string around the very base of the penis in both erect and flaccid states, measuring the length of the string where they touch and dividing that by 3.14. We are also recommending taking your new cock ring for a test try before introducing it into the bedroom to ensure it fits properly and doesn’t cause discomfort.
Stainless steel cock rings are heavier then rings made out of silicone, however, the likelihood of them snapping and breaking during an intimate moment is almost impossible. Cock rings are probably one of the simplest sexual aides that you can use. If you suffer from arthritis or have difficulty flexing your fingers you might want to consider a lasso style cock ring instead.
Breaking away from the traditional ring formation, these have a lasso type shape which is easily adjustable by a movable clip to any wearer’s individual girth. These are worn at the base of the penis and like traditional cock rings keep the blood flow within the penis. These are easy to remove once finished by pulling the clip down away from the penis and sliding off. Whilst most men will wear a cock ring at the base of their penis, some use them to stretch around their testicles as well for additional support. There are also cock rings with dual rings that are especially made to go around both. This will prevent excessive movement of the testicles during sexual activity and can also help provide extra stimulation and increasing the intensity of the orgasm. Lastly, there are also rings designed to act as a ball stretcher as well. This helps lengthen the scrotum and can help men reach a desired bigger look.
There are many benefits of using a cock ring, however it is not recommended to be worn for over 30 minutes at any one time. Past the 30 minute mark, too much constriction could lead to irreversible damage in the penis. Blood flow may not circulate properly and the shaft may become swollen, numb or even painful. A tell-tale sign that the cock ring is too tight is after use the area where the ring was, is red, swollen or painful to the touch. Wearing a cock ring could also lead to a prolonged erection, which whilst most men dream about, could actually have negative effects such as pain and problems maintaining an erection later on in life. Cock rings are not valid methods of conception blockers and do not limit the amount of seamen produced with each ejaculate. If you are having sex while wearing a condom, place the condom on and then the ring over the condom to ensure the condom does not snap and break. It should also be noted that while a cock ring may delay the ejaculation it does not fully stop the man from ejaculating and cock rings should not be used as a method of safe sex.