What is a Cock Ring?
cock ring is a device worn around the penis, used to enhance the
appearance of the male genitals and extend love making by keeping
blood trapped inside the penis. The first documented use of rings
were believed to be in China, made from the eyelids of goats, with
eye lashes intact. These flexible eyelids were tied around men's
erections and the hardened lashes were said to increase the
pleasure from intercourse.
Another version of
their history is that the use of cock rings began many centuries
ago, developed for a rich prince who did battle bravely and took
many women prisoners. Incapable of satisfying his women captives,
he took his problem to his kingdom's man of medicine, who
fashioned him a cock ring.
How does it work,
An erection occurs when the penis
is filled with blood after arousal. Simultaneously, muscle spasms
occur at the base of the penis causing the blood to be trapped and
the penis to become hard. When there is a dysfunction of the
muscle spasms, the blood flows out and the penis remains soft.
A cock ring applied snugly to the base of
an erect penis will help prevent the blood that is keeping the
penis hard from returning to the body. In this manner, the cock
ring helps maintain a firmer erection!
Of what kinds of
materials are cock rings made?
rings come in every conceivable form and material known to
humankind, including rubber, silicone, leather, metal, cloth, etc.
We've even heard of them being made of Kevlar, but we'll believe
that one when we see one!
What are the BEST cock
rings made from?
This depends on what
you WANT from a cock ring. If prolonged sex and a harder erection
is what you seek, you'll want a cock ring that holds blood inside
the penis most effectively, which means binds the tightest. For
this, you should use either rubber or silicone, which stretch the
most and constrict blood flow the most effectively. If you wish to
wear a cock ring for longer periods of time, you should acquire a
ring with a fixed size, such as one made from metal or leather. In
the case of leather, most can be adjusted tighter via metal snaps
or buckles, so you can get the best of both worlds. There are also
versions of cock rings called "cock and balls," that both wrap
around the penis and balls, AND have an extra ring attached to
wrap around the shaft only (see picture below).
How do I know what size
cock ring to get?
Whoa there, stud!
Though we're sure you (or your partner) is the biggest thing since
John Holmes and Ron Jeremy, we can assure you that most silicone
rings will stretch to accommodate even the largest johnsons. In
the case of metal rings, measuring is quite simple; take a strip
of paper about 8" long and a quarter inch wide, and wrap it around
the area, marking where the two ends meet. Measure the length of
the paper and divide by 3 and you've got your size. For most men,
a 1.75-2 inch ring will be sufficient to wear comfortably.
OK, I got a cock ring, how
do I properly wear it?
proper way to wear a cock ring is behind the balls, and around the
top of the shaft against your body (see picture at left). With a
silicone or rubber ring, you can also place it around the shaft
only, but you run the risk of it slipping off during sex or when
things get wet and slippery. No matter which one you choose, it
should fit comfortably and cause no pain. IN ALL CASES, A COCK
RING SHOULD BE PUT ON WHILE NOT ERECT!!!
To put on a stretchy
ring, simply stretch the ring with the index and ring fingers of
both hands, bringing it underneath and behind the balls, then back
toward your body, slowly allowing the tension to bind the area
securely. A metal ring is a little trickier; start with one
testicle through the ring, then the other, then fold the penis and
point it downward, pushing it through and pulling the ring back
against your body, above the shaft. For a demo slide show,
click here to see what we're talking about.
That sounds sensible, can
these things cause damage to my privates?
The answer to this question is a resounding YES. The penis is
composed of millions of blood vessels and constricting blood flow
into, or out of, the area is not something your genitals are
designed to do. Some of the pitfalls of using a cock ring
improperly (too tightly) are numbness, discoloration, and severe
For safety and
pleasure, a cock ring needs to increase the size of the erection
only slightly. If you notice more pronounced swelling, then the
fit is too tight. In that case, take the cock ring off
immediately. It's also vital for men to take off their cock ring
at the first sign of pain or if the genitals feel cold. In
addition, it's dangerous to leave a ring on for too long,
including wearing one to sleep when spontaneous erections are all
the rage. An erection of several hours can cause blood coagulation
in the penis, making it difficult to lose the erection. This is
called priapism, a prolonged erection. Since new blood cannot
enter the penis, this can be severely painful and cause permanent
damage to the erectile tissue. If this happens to you, seek
medical attention as soon as possible, and don't worry — the staff
at the ER has seen this before.
Where can I get a cock
If you want a metal
or silicone ring, we sell them in our
online store (you can find reviews of both in our
Product Reviews section).
However, the BEST places with the widest selection are, believe it
or not, gay adult shops. Apparently, cock rings have been a staple
of the gay community for years and are just now becoming popular
among the heterosexual demographic, to which we belong. If you
don't have a gay adult shop in your area (or, as is more likely,
you're not adventurous enough to go into one), then cruising
through the various adult shops online will yield great results.
Typing "cock ring" into
example, will generate literally thousands of good resources.