How To Use A Cock Ring

Using a cock ring - the ins and outs.

by Alicia | 21 June 2021

What is a cock ring?

Otherwise known as stamina rings, penis rings, love rings. They’re a device which sits at the base of the penis shaft, how does it work though? Well it simply prevents blood from flowing back down to the penis, keeping blood pumping round the penis only. This pressure in the veins means that erections are both harder and last longer – amazing, what a double-whammy!

 

Being one of the most popular sex toys on our site, we can see why. Cock rings are a really great way to enhance those special moments, whether you’re playing solo or with someone significant. Of course different people like different feelings and sensations. That’s why there’s so many variations for you to choose from, all penis owners!

 

Who can use a cock ring?

Absolutely anybody. They’re usually for the penis owners out there, however they’re not exclusively for cocks! With the ability to delay orgasms, create vibrations and some styles for extra sensations (such as our bunny enhancer cock rings), the cock ring is a great partner pleasurer! Whoever you are with whatever bits you’ve got.

 

It has been found and proven that cock rings are also great for ED (Erectile Dysfunction), with the penis having an increase of blood flow and pressure, thus helping to keep the penis hard and erect! Penis pumps are also a great way for ED and general use. They help to increase the hardness and durability of the erection too!

 

What’s the best type of cock ring?

There really is no right or wrong answer here, as with most sex toys, it’s down to personal preference. We are proud to stock some of the best cock rings UK here at Sex Toy Saver, from vibrating, textured, remote control to anal plug ones! We’d suggest starting slow and easy with a stretchy or adjustable one. However you should go for whatever tickles your pickle. (Quite literally).
Black Cock ring

How to use a cockring:

• Lube Up – Add a touch of lube around the inside of your cockring, as this will ease sliding on and maneuvering the position. Not to mention lube is definitely a must when it comes to sex toys. It limits friction and therefore possible surface irritation.

We would suggest finding a lube that is compatible with the material of the ring, and always check this! Most water based lubricants are suitable for all cock rings regardless of the material – and all sex toys on that matter. It’s the safest bet by far and if you’re struggling to find a good quality lube we would highly recommend the Super Silk Lubricant. A water-based non stain lubricant, with a hand pump for easier use. Simply add it in before checking out, it will last a while too!

Super Silk Lubricant

 

• Slide it on – After you’ve lubed up, it’s time to slide the ring on. Simply stretch the ring a little wider than it is,          slide it on over the head of the penis (as if it were a condom). As a general rule of thumb, put the ring on when the penis is flaccid / semi erect. It will be a lot easier compared to a full erection. Once the ring has gone over the head, simply slide it down to the base of the shaft and you’re good to go!

For a cock and ball ring, it’s a little different. You’ll usually be able to figure it out when you see it, however sometimes they can be a little confusing to look at! Place one testicle at a time into the holders. Then continue as normal to slide the ring over the cock. Be careful, as balls are sensitive.

 

• Try Sizes – Before using your ring in full action play, we would highly recommend that you try it on for size first of all. Cock rings should be tight however not uncomfortable. Rings should further enhance the size and ‘bulge’ of the penis. This means veins will be more prominent and there may be some slight enhancement with colouring, especially at the tip of the penis. This is perfectly normal, however it should be noted that if at any time there is irritation, severe discoloration (such as a purple blueish colour) or discomfort and narrowing of the penis, the ring should be taken off immediately. Go up to the next size of cock ring and try again!

Lelo Cock Ring

• Start stretchy – For beginners, it’s a good idea to start with some of our stretchy rings. Not only are these easy to put on and easy to use, they’re also great for you to get a feel as to what size fits best. Start slow and work your way up! Although stretchy rings may not seem as ‘advanced’ as some of our other rings. They definitely still do a great job of hardening erections and delaying orgams – meaning longer sessions. Don’t be put off by their simple design, as they’re still as mighty as our other designs. 


• Anytime, anywhere – As we previously mentioned, cock rings aren’t just for intercourse. Many people love to use them during solo sessions, to heighten the intensity and last longer. Cock rings can be a great addition to masturbation, but also they don’t have to be for the penis owner. Yes, that’s right. You could opt for rings with certain designs which can stimulate vulvas, clits and anus’ but there’s more than that. You could wrap the cock ring around your finger and doubled up as a finger-stimuli as well as a cock stimulus! What a great way to turn a simple item into a double whammy of orgasms.


• Don’t leave it too long – It’s usually advised that the cock ring shouldn’t be on for too much longer than around 30 minutes. Just to ensure that the blood supply hasn’t been fully cut off and can recirculate around the body again. Of course if there is any discomfort or discolouration before then take it off earlier. After a few minutes you can slide the ring back on and go again, but just be careful that you ensure the blood has had a chance to reflow around!

 

 Clean! – As with everything and especially sex toys, a good scrub is necessary afterwards. Use warm water and soap, or some of our specialised sex toy cleaners to clean the ring. Make sure to find out what material the ring is and use cleaners accordingly, for more information on cleaning your sex toys and cock rings, have a read through our sex toy cleaning bible, or contact us for more information.

Sex Toy Cleaner