How to Safely Use a Cock Ring (Plus, 8 Options to Try)

How to Safely Use a Cock Ring (Plus, 8 Options to Try)

The bold term «cock ring» may leave some blushing, but we’re here to ensure you don’t shy away from this trending sex toy. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is a Cock Ring and What Does It Do?

Cock rings, also called penis or c-rings, are round devices meant to be placed at the base of a penis or dildo or around the shaft and testicles. «Cock rings constrict the blood flow through the penis during an erection. This results in fuller, longer, and more intense erections,» says Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D., professor of human sexuality at New York University and sexpert for sex toy brand LELO.

That’s just one reason cock rings can be used to amplify the sexual experience for both partners during partner play. «The penis-owner feels the constriction, which can be pleasurable in and of itself, and both partners will feel and appreciate the fuller, longer, and more intense erection,» says Vrangalova. «If you’re using a vibrating cock ring, the vibration is an added bonus for both the wearer and their partner.» Depending on the position, you can strategically place the vibrating cock ring so that it comes in direct contact with the other partner’s clitoris, «which is amazing-it’s basically like having a hands-free clitoral vibrator while having sex,» she says. (Speaking of hands-free vibes; you need to check out these vibrating panties and wearable vibrators.)

That said, while some cock rings can extend an erection, some users may find their penis is extra sensitive and actually orgasm faster and more intensely.

«Many penises reach orgasm and ejaculation more quickly because it feels so good, especially if there are additional vibrations against the base or perineum,» says Jess O’Reilly, Ph.D., sexologist, relationship expert, and We-Vibe sex expert. «Not everyone wants to last longer during sex; some people enjoy the increase in pleasurable sensations regardless of redaction.»

How to Use a Cock Ring

Available in all shapes, sizes, materials-and even extra accessories, such as butt plugs-cock rings are typically applied before arousal. Leer más