Best Cock Ring Types for Longer, Harder and Intense Orgasms

Introduction to Cock Rings

The earliest documented use of penis rings dates back to ancient China when men used the eyelids of goats, including the eyelashes. This was meant to enhance the pleasure for their partner. Penis rings became status symbols, and men were ordering more elaborate designs from expensive materials in their search for the most impressive package. Several Chinese emperors had cock rings made from ivory or jade. European and Middle Eastern leaders preferred something a little brighter; so they usually used gold or silver. Many new penis rings were inspired by the Ouroboros, which is the ancient symbol of a snake or dragon eating its own tail.

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The rise of the 1800s saw the first mass-produced cock rings being made from vulcanized rubber. Although these were more flexible than wood or metal, the thick and rigid rubber was challenging to put on and even more difficult to remove. It was later when softer, latex rubber was being produced in the 1930s and cock ring production and use really exploded. A good number of these latex cock rings were actually designed as use for car seals, but they quickly found themselves being used in the bedroom too.

The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s moved the focus of cock rings from being only one of the male sex toys in to one that was intended for couples. Here, cock rings began to feature small bobbles and nubs designed to increase the female partner’s pleasure, just as much as they were intended to bring joy to the wearer. The most significant change occurred when sex toy manufacturers developed bullet vibrators which could fit on a cock ring. Men and women have gone crazy for these new vibrating cock rings, making them one of the most popular sex toys for use between couples.

Benefits of Cock Rings

  • Harder and Larger Erections: An erection is much harder than usual and will be more significant because the blood flow cannot flow away from the penis. This can be a turn-on for the couple. The veins in the penis will also bulge, and the feeling for both partners will deliver a very different experience.
  • Longer Lasting Sex: Once the wearer is used to the new sensations in their penis, they can use these to delay ejaculation so that sex sessions can last for longer.
  • Increased Stimulation: The penis becomes more sensitive when a cock ring is being worn. This can be overwhelming for a few men the first couple of times, but the added sensations make the experience very pleasurable.
  • Intense Orgasms: Because there’s an abundance of blood being retained in the penis, there is a buildup of pressure. Then, couple this with the delaying action of a cock ring and the male orgasm can be way more intense.
  • Erectile Dysfunction: Cock rings are used to help with erectile dysfunction problems. When used with penis pumps, they may enable men who are impotent to get a proper erection. This can bring plenty of satisfaction to them as well as pleasure to their partner.
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Different Cock Ring Types

There are many types of cock rings available, and designs have come a long way since a simple rubber ring, but this type is still very popular though. Here are the different kinds of cock rings you can find…

Donut Cock Rings – This is the most basic type and is usually made of rubber or silicone. They can be used around the base of the shaft, or a larger one can be used to include the constriction of the testicles. These are (very often) disposable or can be used once or twice.

Adjustable cock rings – Because finding a penis ring that you feel comfortable using can be difficult, there are some that come in the form of a loop. These are adjustable and can vary the amount of constriction in the penis. They can be ideal for beginners until they find the levels of constriction and pressure in the penis they most enjoy.

Rabbit cock rings – Like rabbit vibrators, there are penis rings that are available with small ears or protrusions and ridges which rub against the clitoris during penetration. Other varieties come with additional vibrating bullets that can deliver greater pleasure to both partners.

Rigid cock rings – This type of cock ring is for the most experienced user who knows the size of his penis. These are made mostly from stainless steel and come in all styles and weights. Many designs incorporate rings which are fastened around the testicles. There are also many which are not as restrictive around the penis and can be worn under clothing for discrete stimulation during the day

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Double cock rings – This type of ring not only has a ring to contract the testicles, but the most advanced types also come with a vibrating plug so that the user can receive a prostate massage at the same time.

Material Types 

TPE: TPE (thermoplastic elastomers). With polyvinyl chloride, and a mixture of silicone, this is better known as cyber skin and gives a very smooth feel to cock rings. This material is free of phthalates, but it is porous so it can absorb moisture and, as a result, cannot be sterilized. This material also comes with an odor, regardless of how much you clean it. Cock rings of this material type (like other sex toys) should never be shared.

Jelly Rubber: Here, some of the cheapest materials used in the construction of cock rings occurs. They come with an odor and a taste, and this cock ring material lacks rigidity like other materials. They can also contain toxic substances that keep them flexible, such as phthalates. One of the more common materials used to make this jelly rubber is latex. There are many individuals who are allergic to this material, so be wary if that’s you. Cock rings made from jelly rubber are also porous and can breed bacteria more easily. These cannot be sterilized. These can also contain a strong odor, and this can reduce after a few washes, but it will reoccur if they are packed away for extended periods of time.

Silicone: Medical grade silicone is the most commonly used, and in some cases, it can be called platinum silicone. This is a non-porous material that can withstand high temperatures and cold too. The silicone can be easily sterilized by boiling it in water. Silicone can be made in soft or rigid forms, and will also warm up to body temperature.

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Leather: This is a very natural material, and although it can stretch a little, it usually isn’t used with flexibility in mind. This material can’t be sterilized and can become dry and cracked is it gets wet.

Stainless Steel: Medical grade stainless steel is used, and this is one of the safest materials for the body. Steel also provides very unique sensations and weight. This can be sterilized in boiling water and also used for temperature games. This material is durable and offers no flexibility. Any lubrication can be used with stainless steel as it will not soak up any moisture at all.

How to Choose the Right Cock Ring for You

Knowing the size of your penis is vital before looking for a cock ring, so here are some easy steps to find out the size of your penis. Because there are different designs, some will fit the penis in a very different manner, such as silicone or stainless steel.

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  1. Get a good erection.
  2. Take a soft measuring tape, then wrap it around the base of the penis. This gives the circumference, but as cock rings are measured by diameter, divide this number by 3.14.
  3. The measurement you will be looking for on a cock ring is the inner diameter and not the external.
  4. If you are after a cock ring that also constricts the testicles, then the tape measure needs to wrap around the penis shaft and under the scrotum too.
  5. If in doubt, choose the closest, larger size than one that is smaller.

Once the penis size is known, you then need to decide on the type of cock ring you want. Even the simplest rings can come in a wide range. It can be advisable to use a soft cock ring to begin with, because they are easier to use and can be more comfortable too.

Once you are more familiar with simple, smooth cock rings or ones with bobbles, you can move onto harder materials such as stainless steel or a vibrating cock ring. It can take some getting used to when you have both the penis and testicles constricted.

The design will be another decision you need to make because there are lots to choose from. The rabbit cock rings are intended for clitoral stimulation, so if you’re wearing one with a male partner, then this type is of little use, as an example.

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When you look at the vibrating designs, there are plenty of different types. These can be divided between ones which offer: clitoral stimulation, are used between male partners with vibrations, or there are the more elaborate models that come with attached butt plugs for total male stimulation.

The stainless steel types (in most cases) are not worn to be constricting and are designed to be worn for extended periods. This can make a difference for both use and size choice.

The budget can also influence the buying decision. There are lots of basic cock rings which are for one or two uses, and other more permanent types which range to the more expensive brands that are designed for repetitive use.

You will also find; the lower priced variants may come in the materials which stand the risk of containing phthalates, so it is wise to check material contents before making your final purchase/s.

Additional Things to Consider 

The most crucial thing to consider is the size. If you purchase one that is too large, you won’t receive the amount of constriction around the shaft to deliver a more significant and harder erection. However, purchasing one that’s too small can be a major issue. This is the most crucial factor for any cock ring. If they are too tight, then it’s not only uncomfortable, but it can be hazardous too. In fact, you can cause penile damage or injury when wearing cock rings which are too small, or for periods outside of what is recommended (20 to 30 minutes), unless the cock ring is designed for extended use and doesn’t constrict.

A cock ring which is too tight can send the penis blue, and it will begin to become cold. This is a lack of circulation. The problem here is that your erection won’t subside, and you will find it hard to remove the cock ring without having to resort to cutting it off.

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Aside from this, you need to consider the life span of the cock ring because some are disposable, while some are not. Then, you have the care of the cock ring because there is a very significant difference in how you should care for these products. Silicone and steel can be sterilized. However, all the other materials cannot. If there is any bacterial growth as a result, then this can quickly be passed to the sensitive areas around the penis or to your partner during penetration.

Lubrication is also a factor. You do need to use this when sliding your cock ring over your erection. In most cases, it’s highly recommended that you use water-based lubrication, as silicone lube will degrade the quality of your silicone cock ring, if that’s the material in use.

One final thing to note when purchasing and using a cock ring is: that it’s better to remove all pubic hair before use. Because these rings sit tightly around the base of the penis, they can become entangled. This can cause eye-watering pain during use, or at the very least, the pubic hairs become caught in the contraption.