Cock Ring Basics: Everything You Need To Know

At Screaming O, we created one of the first mainstream-retailed cock rings to enhance the sexual performance and pleasure of men and their partners everywhere. But what kind of company would we be without providing you with the lowdown on how to use a cock ring? This is your ultimate guide to everything you need to know about vibrating cock rings, stretchy penis rings and more: from how to choose the right one, to how to wear a cock ring, to the big-O at the end, we’ve got you covered!

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 Is A Cock Ring?

A cock ring, or penis ring, is a constrictive band, that when worn at the base of the penis, enhances a man’s erection. Cock rings have been used medically for centuries to treat erectile dysfunction, sometimes in conjunction with a penis pump. These days, however, cock rings are now used primarily for their other benefits of enhancing sexual performance and pleasure.

By design, penis rings are made from various materials like SEBS and silicone so that they stretch and offer comfortable constriction. Additionally, penis rings can also feature an attached clitoral stimulator or vibrator to give a women additional titillation during intimacy and provide both partners amazing sexual satisfaction and earth-shattering O’s.

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.

What Does A Cock Ring Do?

A cock ring works by slowing the back-flow of erectile blood from the penis, keeping him harder for longer. Some incredible things happen when he wears a cock ring. First, the penis becomes firmer and slightly larger. Because of this, the penis also becomes much more sensitive. The constriction of the band also delays ejaculation, allowing him to perform much longer than normal.

Simply put, a cock ring gives him a boost to his boner, makes every stroke feel super-sensitive and helps him to hold back his climax without having to think about baseball or kissing his great-aunt Gerta. With longer sessions between-the-sheets, she will be much more satisfied too, especially if a clitoral stimulating cock ring is worn.

How To Wear A Cock Ring

Knowing how to use a cock ring is important as it needs to be put on at the right time, positioned properly and worn correctly. There are two ways to wear a cock ring. The first is to wear the penis ring around the base of the shaft only.

The second way to wear a cock ring is around the base of the penis and around the scrotum. This can be achieved by using a larger sized cock ring, one with a great deal of stretch, or a double cock ring that accommodates both the penis and the testicles separately.

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 To Put On A Cock Ring in 6 Easy Steps

A cock ring 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. 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!

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

Make sure the penis is semi-erect to fully erect.

Quick Tip 2

Use a water-based lubricant around the base of the penis so that the cock ring doesn’t stick to the skin, catch on hair or pinch any sensitive spot. (Trust me, you don’t want your partner coming at you with scissors.)

 

PRO TIP: Do not use silicone lubricant if your erection ring is made of silicone!

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Quick Tip 3

Stretch the cock ring open and put it around the penis, an inch or so away from the base. Once on the shaft, slide the ring against the body to tighten any loose skin.
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Quick Tip 4

If wearing a cock ring around the shaft and scrotum, stretch the ring out larger and place it around both, at the same time. If using a double ring, place the ring around the shaft first, followed by the testicles. Don’t forget to lube the scrotum too or there may be painful hair pulling.
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Quick Tip 5

Have sex as you normally would. Cock rings are also incredible sex enhancers to use during oral sex, hand-jobs and masturbation too.

Quick Tip 6

Remove the cock ring after ejaculation, as it should never be left on more than 20-30 minutes. Remember, the ring can be removed for a breather and used for another gO-round.

How Tight Should A Cock Ring Be?

How tight a cock ring should be will depend entirely on personal preference. Some men prefer a lighter constriction, especially when first using a penis ring. However, others prefer a tighter fit. The best way to find out what fit and feel you prefer is to try out several types of cock rings. For instance, the RingO Pro X3 or our RingO X3 offers 3 cock ring sizes in one package.

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!)

Types Of Cock Rings

Screaming O has an exciting selection of cock rings for you to explore! Our super-stretchy, budget friendly cock rings are perfect for beginners. Or, if you’re looking for a luxury penis ring, try one of our silky, silicone rings. Finally, we want both you and your partner to enjoy the cock ring experience, so we have several choices of penis rings featuring vibrators.

No matter which style of cock ring you choose, we are here to ensure you and your partner enjoy each and every Screaming O you share!

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The Best Cock Ring For You

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!