Um… Don’t they just go around the penis to make it bigger? Not that complicated.
True, but that’s not the only reason men use cockrings. When placed around the base of the penis during an erection, the ring becomes tight and prevents blood from moving back to the body, hence prolonged erections. While some guys wear cockrings because they like the look and feel of the bigger penis, men also wear rings for the pleasurable feeling of tightness, to help prevent premature ejaculation, and the potential for delayed and therefore more intense orgasms.
But doesn’t it hurt?
The cockring should never be tight enough to cause pain, just an overall feeling of tightness and pressure. That’s why it’s always a good idea to start off with a stretchy or adjustable cockring to find the right fit.
Seriously, is it dangerous? It sounds dangerous.
If worn correctly and at the right size, there’s no reason for the cockring to cause any damage to the penis. The wearer should take care to wear it for no more than 20 minutes at a time (or 5-10 minutes for a beginner).
How many types of cockrings are there?
Lots! The simplest and most popular style of cockring is the stretchy silicone or rubber. They’re inexpensive, easy to get on and off and there’s no need to fuss over the correct size. You can even find packs of multiple sizes, like the Island Cockrings.
Adjustable cockrings (the ones that look like a lasso, like the Adjustable Erection Holder) are great for beginners. The wearer can adjust the size to be bigger or smaller as needed. This style is great because it can be worn at the base or the penis or behind the testicles for added pressure.
Solid cockrings like the Black Metal Cockring are for more experienced wearers. Knowing your erect size is the way to go (use a measuring tape to check the girth). The upside to using a solid cockring is that they are more durable and can be reused more times than a simple rubber cockring.
Want a little something extra? The Falcon Cockring has a built in tail to massage the perineum while in use. It’s also easy to add a little anal play with the Hawk Plug with Cockring (yes, a butt plug and cockring all in one!)
Finally, vibrating cockrings are the next best thing when it comes to adult sex toys. Made from soft materials like silicone, vibrating rings like the Je Joue Mio are designed with couples in mind. Women enjoy the hands free stimulation of the clitoral vibrations while the man enjoys the vibrations, plus all the other benefits the cockring provides.
Okay, all that sounds pretty good. Any recommendations for the perfect cockring?
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