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Cock Rings Shopping Guide

Cock rings come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and can offer different features both for the wearer and their partner. Let us help you choose!
Emily Zawadzki
August 7, 2020

Cock rings are widely popular and beginner-friendly sex toys that are worn around the penis, most often around the base. They come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and can offer different features, such as vibration.

Cock rings work by temporarily constricting the blood flow to the penis, resulting in a firmer, more engorged erection that stays harder for longer. Since the ring is purposely constricting the blood flow to the penis, it’s important to NOT wear a cock ring for longer than 30-45 minutes as that blood does need to flow to the rest of your body too!

Cal Exotics Silicone Stud Lasso Cock Ring & Channel 1 Releasing Boneyard Cock Strap

Some are adjustable allowing the wearer to be in full control of the constriction, however, most are designed to fit rather snugly. Not just for the penis, cock rings come with variations to include the testicles, and maybe some other body parts in the fun too!

Beginners

Sets:

Zero Tolerance Ring The Alarm Cock Ring Set

A set of cock rings can be a fun way to try differently sized, styled, and textured cock rings; each providing a slightly different sensation to the wearer!

Disposable:

Screaming O Original Disposable Vibrating Cock Ring

Some cock rings - especially vibrating ones - are actually disposable, meaning they’re used until they no longer work and can then be thrown out and/or replaced. This is usually because the battery is built into the ring and cannot be replaced or recharged. Perfect for those experimenting with rings and unsure of their preferences, most last about 20-30 mins.

The Basics

Evolved One Night Stand Ring of Fire Cock Ring

How do you choose a cock ring?! Well, because there is quite the variety, a good place to start is with the material. If you’re a beginner, try looking for a ring made of a more stretchy material, such as jelly or rubber.

ONYXXX Omega Rechargeable Cock Ring

The more firm the material of the ring is, the more constricting it will be. After jelly, silicone is a good choice as it is firmer than jelly material, yet still stretchy enough to make putting it on & taking it off just as easy.

Cal Exotics Colt Scrotum Set

For the more extreme cock ring player, a solid material like metal means ZERO stretch for accommodation, but all of the tight constriction.

Partnered Fun

We-Vibe Pivot Vibrating Cock Ring

Besides the material it’s made of, the other biggest difference between cock rings is whether they vibrate or not. A standard ring with no other features, really just has the sole purpose of constricting the blood to the penis. However, when it vibrates, not only does it add extra stimulation to the penis and testicles, but it also provides a partner with stimulation via each thrust.

Cal Exotics Couples Enhancer Wireless Butterfly Ring

The vibrating part can exist within the ring itself, or as an added extension to the top or bottom of the ring. Depending on how this is worn around the penis (upside down or right side up), the vibrating piece should hit the clitoris or perineum of a partner. Since the ring is constricting blood flow, the penis can often feel thicker, creating a fuller, firmer feeling for a partner as well.

Take It To The Next Level!

Oxballs Hunkyjunk Ripple Asslock Butt Plug & Cock Ring

In addition to vibration, cock rings can be taken to the next level with even more fun extras attached/included. For the more adventurous penis owner, there are cock rings that attach to anal toys - such as butt plugs and anal beads - to form a 2-in-1 hybrid toy. Often these toys can be used independently of each other with the option for double the fun!

Cal Exotics Colt Weighted Kettlebell Cock Ring

Other next level cock rings bring the testicles into play in the form of danglies, stretchers, and stackers. Any cock ring that features an attached 2-ring design, the second ring is actually meant for the balls. Danglies (sometimes weighted) hang from the ring and swing back and forth during penetration, stimulating the testicles & perineum with each thrust.

Cal Exotics Stacker Cock Rings 3-Pack

Stretchers are exactly as they sound as they stretch the testicles, often away from the penis. Stackers are another form of this, but can also be used to build a personalized cock ring experience, tailored to your tightness and constriction preferences!

ManCage by Shots Toys Model 01 Cock Cage 3.5"

Lastly, the most extreme way to play with a cock ring really isn’t in ring form anymore, but instead a cage. Cock cages constrict not the blood flow specifically, but the entire penis from arousal, and are most often seen in silicone and metal. A metal cage (sometimes known as a chastity or cock cage) is used more for BDSM purposes, as they are meant to provide uncomfortable and sometimes even painful sensations when the penis becomes erect.

Not Just For Cocks...

Adam & Eve Power O Vibrating Cock Ring

That’s right, cock rings can be used on so much more than just cocks! Try using a vibrating cock ring on a dildo, internal vibrator, or even your own fingers to switch up where you’re sending vibrations and being stimulated. Used on your fingers, a vibrating cock ring can stimulate a partner’s erogenous zones too.

 

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