If you like it, put a ring on it! A cock ring, that is.

Cock rings are a great toy for people with penises (and their partners) to increase pleasure in the bedroom. Multifunctional and accessible, what more can you ask for?



Why use a ring? Pleasure, and longer-lasting erections. Cock rings function by restricting blood flow from leaving the penis, which maintains and intensifies erections. Erections may be longer lasting, and the penis may feel and look larger due to the increased blood present in the spongy tissue of the penis. Many individuals use a ring to combat both the stress about maintaining an erection, and to provide longer-lasting erections. People who use rings often enjoy a more intense orgasm as well. What’s not to love?


 

Choosing a Cock Ring


The first step of course is choosing a ring, and goodness do you have options! Size, color, elasticity, vibrating or not, etc. Take everything you know about cock rings and double it; there’s so much more out there. If you’re new to the cock ring scene, start simple; a silicone ring with a fair amount of stretch is a great place to begin.


Check out our Je Joue Silicone Cock Rings that come in three levels of different elasticity.


If you’re already familiar with silicone cock rings, or looking for something a little more advanced, metal and leather rings lack elasticity so your erections don’t lack anything. Because of their material, they are better used by individuals who are comfortable wearing, applying, and removing the ring.


The options don’t stop there; vibrating rings are a fun way to spice things up for solo play or with a partner during penetrative sex for clitoral stimulation. Some rings have a motor within the ring itself, while others have a vibrating tip, or bullet style vibrator attached to the top. Depending on the direction the ring is worn, the vibrations can stimulate above the base of the penis for clitoral stimulation, or below for perineum simulation.


Just look at a few of the fun ways to wear our favorite Fun Factory Nos Vibrating Cock Ring.



Looking for some variety? Try wearing a cock ring on your fingers to enhance a handjob or to create a finger vibe for clitoral stimulation. Or, place your vibrating ring on your favorite dildo to turn any ordinary dildo into a vibrating treat.


 

Using a Cock Ring


So you’ve got your ring. But how the heck do you put it on? Good question. Apply lube to the inside of the ring, stretch and slide it over a flaccid or semi erect penis to the base of the penis. If you want to put the ring over the scrotum as well, stretch the ring and pass one testicle at a time through the ring; or if the penis is flaccid, stretch the ring over the scrotum, then fold the penis through the ring. The ring should fit snug without being uncomfortable. If you experience any pain or discomfort, or if the penis turns purple or red or becomes numb, remove the ring.


Je Joue's suggestions for wearing a ring or double ring, based on intensity of experience:


Pro tip: don’t feel pressured to use a ring during sex on the first try - try on the ring, become comfortable with its sensations before working up to using it during penetration.


Now, after you’ve had your fun, it’s time to take the ring off. Once the penis is again flaccid or semi erect, apply lube to the penis near the ring, stretch and slide the ring off the penis and/or scrotum. Remember to clean your ring after each use.


When engaging in any sexual activity, safety and consent are of the utmost importance. With cock rings, limit use to no more than 20 minutes at time to avoid tissue damage. Also, shaving or trimming your pubic hair before use can reduce the likelihood of discomfort or the ring tugging on your skin. Silicone rings can catch in pubic hair and tug - no fun.

 

Beyond the Basics


Now you’ve got the basics down. Nice. But wait, there’s more. Perineum and butt plug rings, and scrotum slings?! Oh yes.


Into booty play? Some cock rings have butt plugs attached for pleasure, in the front and back. In the middle is the perineum- that sweet little spot between the scrotum and butthole, and wow is it a pleasure center. Certain cock rings are specially designed for perineum stimulation, like the We-Vibe Verge Vibrating Cock Ring.


While traditional cock rings can be worn around the penis, scrotum, or both, some rings are made for checking these two boxes at the same time with an attached “scrotum sling” that hugs the top of the scrotum separate from the penis. Double rings make orgasm intense by holding scrotum away from the body instead of allowing them to retract during ejaculation.



Wow, right? Cock rings are awesome. There’s so much variety among this toy, there’s room for pleasure of all kinds for people of all bodies. Whether used solo, with partner(s), on a dildo, or any other way, a cock ring is sure to bring you pleasure through longer and harder erection and more intense orgasms. Awesome.


Thanks for reading!


 

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