How To Use a Cock Ring

They might look intimidating at first glance, but cock rings – also known as c-rings, love rings, couples’ rings – can be super-easy to use and SUPER fun to try. They come in all shapes, sizes and materials with designs that range from beginner to hardcore-expert. At The Screaming O, we specialize in making cock rings using soft, stretchy and affordable materials that have been lab-tested as body-safe: SEBS and silicone are our favorites.

What Are Cock Rings?

Cock rings are sex toys made to fit around the penis or penis and testicles (depending on his preference) to enhance sexual intimacy in a variety of ways. Similar to how a corset enhances a woman’s natural curves, a cock ring can showcase the penis and testicles by making their shape and size appear more pronounced. Because most cock rings offer some form of tight constriction at the base of the penis, many men believe they can slow blood flow throughout the penis and help them last longer during sex.

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PRO TIP: Cock rings with vibrators attached add pleasant stimulation to almost any sex act. Most are made specifically for hands-free clitoral, testicle or perineum massage – which your partner will probably LOVE.

How do you put a cock ring on?

A cock ring is worn at the base of the penis around the shaft and the testicles. It is put on before sexual activity – when the penis is erect or semi-erect – so that by the time he’s raring to go, the cock ring will be safely and securely in place and stay put.

If there’s a vibrator or extra stimulator attached to the ring, be sure to position it to be able to make contact with your favorite sensitive spots. For example, clitoral vibrators should almost always be positioned on top while perineum (aka taint) massagers or testicle ticklers should be positioned underneath. Switching it up can be fun, however, and there’s almost never just one way to wear a vibrating cock ring. So have fun with it!


Quick Tip 1

Remove the cock ring from the package and stretch it out a little, almost like you would with a rubber band. Once the material is warmed up, it’ll be a lot easier and more comfortable to put the cock ring on.

Quick Tip 2

Use some compatible lubricant so the ring can move easier across your skin without risk of it catching on pubic hair or pinching any sensitive spots. PRO TIP: Do not use silicone lubricant if your erection ring is made of silicone!

Quick Tip 3

Put your penis or penis and testicles all the way through the ring so it can sit flush against the body. That way you can be sure the cock ring positioned securely and correctly.

Once you have it on and positioned the way you’d like, give yourself a minute. See how it feels, notice any areas that might feel uncomfortable or pinchy. Make any necessary adjustments and get used to the feeling of a snug ring at the base of your package. It’s a unique experience!

PRO TIP: If at any time you begin to feel pain or discomfort, remove the ring right away – that ring probably wasn’t the right size or shape for your body. (It happens!)

You may have noticed that there are TONS of cock ring choices out there – some look plain while others have vibrators and dangly bits attached – and shopping for the right shapes for you can be overwhelming. But finding the perfect cock ring doesn’t have to be a chore, and there’s no right or wrong choice. Sometimes it just takes practice and fortunately, that’s the fun part!