Why a Cock Ring Is the Best Starter Sex Toy

Cock Ring

Nothing says romantic love quite like a ring. The promise of an engagement ring, the unity of a wedding ring — as Beyonce once said: “If you liked it, then you should’ve put a ring on it.” We’re in no position to argue with Queen B. Why not try out an altogether different type of ring? We’re talking about the humble cock ring.

The extensive world of sex toys can be intimidating for any newbie. Where do you start? With so many different shapes and sizes, all promising tantalising results, it can be confusing, if not totally overwhelming: “I put that where? How?” But there’s no reason to be put off, because we’re here to keep things simple for you.

If you’ve just started to dip your toes into the world of sex toys, the cock ring is the perfect starter toy. There are no fancy bells and whistles and no intimidating contraptions or features: it’s as simple as it comes. A cock ring is one of the simplest, but most pleasurable, ways to spice things up for you and your partner. In this post, we tell you everything you need to know about this fun starter sex toy.

The Perfect Starter Sex Toy: How a Cock Ring Works

Explaining how a cock ring works isn’t exactly rocket science, but it does involve a little bit of know-how about how hard-ons work — don’t worry, this is the really fun kind of science. When a man is aroused, the blood flow to the penis increases. It’s this rush of blood that causes an erection. Using a cock ring slows down the flow of blood, resulting in the member becoming very sensitive. Not only does this make pleasure more intense and enjoyable, but all that trapped blood keeps the cock rock hard, meaning you’ll last longer. Sound good? The benefits don’t stop there…

Wearing a cock ring keeps pressure at the base of penis, but that pressure has to go somewhere. As things heat up further, that pressure will continue to build, so when you do come, it’ll be more powerful and even more enjoyable.

Getting into the Ring: How to Put It on

Cock rings come in a variety of materials, but are typically made out of rubber, silicone, nylon or leather. While it might be tempting to get a ring in every variety, if you’re trying one out for the first time, it’s best to stick with a stretchy rubber or silicone ring. The elasticity of these materials makes them a more comfortable fit and, when buying your cock ring, this is incredibly important. You wouldn’t dream of buying your partner a ring without checking the size, so don’t do the same with yours. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach — size, in this case, does matter.

To measure your member, grab a flexible measuring tape and wrap it around the base of your erect penis. We’d recommend doing this a few times to make sure you get it right. You could even get your partner involved. After all, they’ll soon be enjoying the benefits of it too, right? Cock rings are sized in dimension, so, to get your number, simply divide your measurement by three. That’s all there is to it. Don’t be tempted to bump up the numbers — you’d only be cheating yourself out of an awesome orgasm if you do. A perfectly fitted cock ring should slide easily over a flaccid penis and stay put when you get hard. If it’s slipping and sliding up and down your shaft, it’s too big, but if it’s causing discomfort and choking your penis, it’s too small. Just like Goldilocks, find the one that’s just right and you can’t really cock it up.

There are two different ways to wear a cock ring: standard shaft or the full cock-and-balls. If you’re going for the former, add some lube to your flaccid or semi-erect penis and then gently slide the ring down. The alternative is to restrict the cock and balls, which is well worth the experiment, but not every man is keen on restricting blood flow to the family jewels. When a man climaxes, the balls pull towards the body. When your cock ring is placed around your balls, it delays, your orgasm, but heightens it too. This way, when you do release, it’ll be more intense. Intrigued? To wear it this way, simply feed your testicles through the ring, one at a time. Once they’re in, fold through your penis — it’s not hard (we’ll leave that to you).

However you choose to wear your cock ring, consider having a trim. Even if bushy is your vibe, hairs caught in the ring can really hurt!

The Best Bit: Using a Cock Ring with Your Partner

Once you’ve experienced the fun of using a cock ring on your own, we’re confident you’ll want to share it with your partner. You’re not the only one who gets to benefit — plenty of cock rings come with a bullet attached, so that your girl can get some clit stimulation. The Durex Intense Little Devil Device throws vibration into the mix and is a great choice that will have you both writhing in pleasure.

The best positions to go for when using a cock ring with a vibrator are those which provide the most contact between your pelvises. Our favourite is the cowgirl, but you also can’t go wrong with the classic missionary position. The cowgirl puts your partner in control of the speed, pressure and placement of the vibrator on her clitoris, letting her find the most pleasurable placement. Missionary may have a bad rap for being a bit vanilla, but, with a cock ring, that’s far from the case. The missionary position gives you full body contact, letting those vibrations reverberate through both of you. That sounds good to us.

A Quick Word of Warning  

Cock rings are easy to put on and even more fun to play with — even the most inexperienced sex toy users won’t struggle. But if things start to feel tight and uncomfortable, take it off. We know that when you first start out with a cock ring, you’ll never want to take it off. But you definitely should. Cock rings shouldn’t be worn for more than 30 minutes at a time. You’re literally stopping the blood flow to your penis. If that happens for too long? Well, you can imagine — it won’t be pleasant.

A cock ring is a little treat, that little bit of extra firepower in the bedroom to steam things up. Once you’ve got going, it’s time to put the ring away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring another sex toy into the ring!

Are you convinced that a cock ring’s right for you? This starter sex toy is the perfect way to begin experimenting in the bedroom. Check out our collection of cock rings and supercharge your sex life.

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