Cock Rings

Put A Ring On It!

Cock Rings 101


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, making it feel firmer and more engorged. By constricting the blood to the penis, a cock ring also will help an erection to stay harder for longer.


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.

A cartoon depiction of a chicking with a green cock ring around its neck.

So, You Want To Try
A Cock Ring?



1. The Basics


How do you choose a cock ring?! Well because there are SO many varieties, a good place to start is with the material. If a beginner, try looking for a ring made of a more stretchy material, such as jelly or rubber. 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. For the more extreme cock ring player, a solid material like metal means ZERO stretch for accommodation, but all of the constriction.

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Jelly

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Metal

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2. Partner Fun


Besides the material it’s made of, the other biggest difference between cock rings are 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. 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.

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3. Take It To The Next Level!


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!


Other next level cock rings bring the testicles into play in the form of danglies, stretchers, and stackers. Danglies hang from the ring and swing back and forth during penetration, stimulating the testicles & perineum with each thrust. 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!


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. As they are meant to provide uncomfortable sensations when the penis becomes erect, a metal cage, sometimes known as chastity cages is used more for BDSM purposes.

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4. Not Just For Cocks...


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 erroneous zones too.

How to Wear A Cock Ring

An illustration of how to properly apply a cock ring.
  1. Add a small drop of lube and coat the inside of the ring.
  2. Carefully place either penis or tesicles through the ring, one at a time.
  3. Wear the ring around the base of the penis or beneath the scrotum.

Safety Considerations

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    1. Time

    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!

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    2. Lube

    Honestly, what ISN’T lube great for?! Try lathering up the ring with some water-based lubricant to make it easier to put on as well as to position it to stimulate right where you (and potentially a partner) want it.

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    3. Disposable

    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.

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    4. Consult a doctor

    Before use, consult a doctor to ensure safety, especially if you have heart or blood flow complications.

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