Cock Ring Conundrum: How To Use Pleasure Rings

By Last updated August 6, 2018Sextech, Sex

Cock Ring Conundrum: How To Use Pleasure Rings

Last updated August 6, 2018 By
Cock Ring ConundrumAre Pleasure Rings For You?

Cock rings have been around since the ancient times, with one of the oldest known rings made out of goats eyelid – eyelashes still intact.

Designed to enhance sexual pleasure and overcome medical issues, pleasure rings come in many different shapes and sizes. They can also be made of many different materials. 

To solve this cock ring conundrum, we found a variety of pleasure rings and wanted to share how to use them. 

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Firstly, Why Should You Use A Pleasure Ring? 

For pleasure of course! While they may not be to everyone’s taste, cock rings are popularly used to aid better orgasms for the wearer and the receiver.  

They not limited for solely pleasurable purposes. 1 in 5 adults will experience some form erectile dysfunction in their lifetime. Though it is normal for men to find it harder to get an erection with age, viagra is being taken by people younger and younger.

While viagra can solve this problem short term by increasing blood flow to the penis, they come with a whole host of side effects from dizziness and blue vision to erections that last way longer than necessary. They don’t necessarily enhance the pleasure side of sex and many find themselves dependent on the drug – making it increasingly harder to get hard without.

On average, men last up to 6.5mins, and 17.7% of men last much less, experiencing premature ejaculation.

Cock rings can be used as aids to help you delay ejaculation by restricting blood in the penis, and help overcome any mental blockages. They can be used alone, or with a partner. Read more on how to introduce sex toys into the bedroom with a partner.

How To Use a Cock Ring?

Size

While the size of a penis does not matter (it’s about how you use it), penis ring sizes do! Find one that fits you. The aim is for pleasure, not discomfort, so take it off if it is too tight, or you may find yourself on a trip to A+E.

Material

Choosing a material that suits you is important. While most rubber pleasure rings are skin-safe, they can catch easily on pubic hair, so be cautious when putting it on and taking it off.

High grade silicone, as used in Tenuto, feels soft on the skin and is stretchy enough to use without discomfort.

Flaccid or Erect?

Depending on the type of ring, you want figure out whether to put the ring on before or after you become erect. If they are made from stretchy flexible material it is suitable to put on when hard. If the material is hard itself, like metal, it is important to put on when soft, bearing in mind you have the right size!

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Lube

For ease of putting it on and enhanced sensation, lubricate the penis and the cock ring. Make sure you choose the right type of lube suited to the material of the pleasure ring.

If using a silicone based toy, then do not use a silicone based lubricant as this will damage the product. Metal cock rings are sturdy and good for pressure play & can be used with all lubes: oil, silicone and water-based. 

Condoms

After the cock ring has been placed at the base of the penis, then the condom can be rolled over the tip down the shaft. Make sure you are using the right size of condom for you so it doesn’t slip off during penetration.  

Time

Do not wear a pleasure ring for longer than 20-30 mins at a time – in case of damaging penile tissue. During the sensitive refractory period (post ejaculation) you should be very careful when removing the toy.

Cleaning

Just remember to clean your pleasure rings before and after use with warm water and soap or a sex toy cleaning product. For more help on how to clean your toys read our Ultimate Guide to Sex Toy Materials.

Different Types of Cock Rings & How To Use Them

Standard Cock Rings

These are usually made from either skin-safe rubber, silicone plastic or metal for different sensations. Placed over the shaft and sitting on the base of the penis, their primary function is to constrict the blood flow inside the penis. This can enhance sensation, improve the strength of an erection and can help you last longer. 

Cock and Balls Rings

These can be either one ring that can be worn over the penis and testicles, or can consist of two attached rings for a more intense effect on an erection to the standard cock ring.

Testicle Cuffs

These are rings designed specifically to restrict the testicles from retracting into the body. They can be useful for edging as it becomes harder to ejaculate. These are commonly used in BDSM cock and ball torture as many are sold with a lock and key. The wearer is usually submissive to the dominant person with the key.

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Adjustable Penis Ring Bands

This is a really safe contraption for the penis wearer as the adjustable straps allow for easy application and removal. Adjust to fit the size of the penis, these are best applied when semi-erect. Adjustability is super important for the refractory period to avoid any discomfort or damage when removing the toy. Find out more about the refractory period in our article on 10 things you should know about the penis.

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Vibrating Couples Ring

While they are commonly also known as cock rings or penis rings, they are not limited to use for people with penises. Vibrating couples rings can also be used on sex toys such as strap on dildos to enhance the product.

The vibrating pleasure ring is designed to stimulate the receiver, usually the clitoris or the perineum of the person being penetrated by the dildo or penis.

Disproportionately, women in heterosexual relationships are having 1 orgasm for every 3 cis man has, potentially as 80% of women find it difficult to achieve orgasm from penetration alone. More clitoral stimulation is essential for closing the orgasm gap – making the vibrating couples ring rather important.

Finger Ring Vibrator

There are specifically designed vibrating pleasure rings that slide onto the fingers and used to stimulate the genitals and any other erogenous zones during sex. Popularised this year with the Lovehoney Markle Sparkle Royal Wedding Vibrating Finger Ring. The great thing about finger ring vibrators is that anyone can use them to stimulate the senses across the body with ease.

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Tenuto: The Penis, Perineum & Balls Pleasure Product

Most cock rings are useful for the penis wearer to enhance an erection by restricting blood flow. Others are useful for stimulating the wearer with a single vibrator.

However, Tenuto’s smart technology goes a step further. It not only stimulates the receiver but also the wearer with 5 additional vibrating motors, simultaneously restricting blood flow in the penis keeping it engorged.

As the world’s first wearable smart vibrator for men and people with penises, we found out how to use a pleasure ring in the best possible way. We worked with same product designers who worked with Durex to manufacture a pleasure ring with 6 intelligently placed vibrating motors: 2 to stimulate the underside of the shaft, 2 to stimulate the testicles, 1 strong one for the perineum (read more about this underrated pleasure point), and 1 on the top of the shaft for the receiver. Tenuto can also be worn on a strap on dildo.

Tenuto can be used in the shower or bath as it is totally waterproof (even the charger hole)! Here’s some great shower sex positions you can try. 

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