How to use a cock ring - the ultimate guide

A cock ring is exactly what it sounds like - a ring-shaped sex toy that goes around a penis and/or testicles. Alternatively, you could also use a cock ring on a dildo for extended pleasure for yourself.

As Beyoncé herself once said, if you like it you should put a ring on it, and that’s exactly what you should do with your cock ring. It’s the holy grail of sexual pleasure.

In our ultimate guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about cock rings, including:

What does a cock ring do?

A cock ring benefits both the penis and the clitoris – enhancing your sexual experience in more ways than one.

Cock rings help sustain an erection, making it firmer and harder so you can last longer in the bedroom.

A cock ring improves erections because of the pressure it creates around the base of the penis or the pressure around both the penis and testicles. It’s this pressure that restricts the blood flow, trapping blood in the penis, making your hard on more intense. It also allows your body the time to build up sensation, ultimately helping create a more powerful and extremely satisfying orgasm.

Some people use a cock ring just for the way it makes the penis look, whereas others will use them for the pleasurable sensations they bring.

Choosing the right cock ring for you

There are many different types of cock rings that provide pleasure in different ways depending on your needs.

To help choose a cock ring that suits your needs, we’ve listed our most popular ranges below.

Classic cock rings

The first of its kind, the classic cock ring has been around for decades, creating intense erections for all.

Classic cock rings are often stretchy too, making them great for beginners. The stretchy material provides the perfect fit with premium comfort. They can also come in multiple textures to provide for your needs.

Tyre-shaped rings give your testicles an even more manly look and a diamond shaped ring has a thick design to ensure it stays in place for any situation.

You can also buy a classic cock ring in a pack of three different sizes to allow you to play around and find the right fit, or even use them all at once to make things even more intense.

Adjustable cock rings

Adjustable means you don’t have to worry about the size. You can experiment with the level of tightness to find something what works for you.

Quick to release, this type of cock ring is a safe way to experiment and easy to adjust to provide intense stimulation during sexy time.

Double or triple cock rings

Double cock rings offer stimulation for both your penis and your balls, driving incredible sensations throughout your body for maximum pleasure.

You can use the different sized rings to meet your requirements. Double wrap your penis or use the rings to securely hold your balls and penis in place. Choose one made from smooth silicone to allow complete flexibility to suit your needs.

Vibrating cock rings

Vibrating cock rings are a great sex toy for couples to share heightened pleasure as the vibrations run down the shaft stimulating the penis while also stimulating your partner’s clitoris.

You’ll be picking up good vibrations with this ring!

It is the best type of cock ring for women because by providing clitoral stimulation, it helps you reach orgasm when having penetrative sex, something that can’t always be achieved without the stimulation.

There are many different types of vibrating cock rings including rechargeable, tapered, double and rabbit cock ring vibrators.

Once you’ve tried a cock ring with your partner, you’ll never look back - the perfect cock ring for her pleasure and yours!

Choosing the right size

Cock ring sizes also differ and it’s important you get the right fit – size does matter in this instance! If it’s too big, it can slip off and provide no pleasure whatsoever. If it’s too tight, it can do some damage to your penis.

If you’re new to the cock ring game, we suggest starting with a stretchy or adjustable ring so you can find the right fit for you.

Are cock rings safe?

Yes, cock rings are safe, you just need to know how to use them properly and remember not to wear it for too long. If you restrict the blood flow to the penis any longer than 30 minutes, it can lead to damage to the nerves in your penis.

If your cock ring starts to hurt, remove immediately and definitely don’t hit the snooze button with it on.

If your cock ring is reusable, make sure it is cleaned after every use. A good sex toy cleaning solution should do the trick.

We recommend always reading the cock ring instructions that come with your toy, especially because instructions may vary depending on the type.

How to put on a cock ring?

Place the cock ring on a placid or semi-erect penis to allow your penis to grow into the ring when aroused.

To help your toy slide on with ease, add some lubricant to the inside of the ring. Try to avoid anything too sticky, a water-based lubricant is usually best. Stay away from anything silicone-based too as it can wear down your favourite sex toy that’s made from silicone.

Place the ring securely on the base of the penis or enjoy the benefits of placing your cock ring around the shaft and testicles.

Concentrate on your crown jewels first, feeding one ball into the ring at a time, then slide the penis through.

If you’ve chosen a vibrating cock ring, there are two ways you can choose to wear it; on top of the shaft or below. It really just depends on your favourite position.

A cock ring can be worn with or without a condom, but remember safe sex is best – no glove, no love! You can check out our super strong condoms for extra safety and Ribs and Nobs condom packs for even more intensity.

The best cock ring sex positions

Cock ring sex is amazing! First things first, reach for the lube to make sure things are going to get wet and wild.

The best sex positions for a vibrating cock ring include the cowgirl and missionary.

The Cowgirl

The Cowgirl allows the female to be in complete control, making it all about your pleasure and how to get the best stimulation to your clitoris. You can manage the speed, pressure and placement of the vibrating cock ring, for the ultimate experience.

The Missionary

Yes, we’ve said it. The ‘missionary position’ is actually a really good position when using a vibrating cock ring. It helps provide constant vibration on the clitoris, enjoying full body contact with every move.

Communicate with each other when you’re using your cock ring to make sure it’s pleasurable for both parties.

Cock rings aren’t just for sex – a cock ring hand job can be amazing too! Wear a vibrating cock ring and let your partner stroke your penis. Alternatively, wear it over your fingers or the palm of your hand while giving the hand job for some extra sensations.

Mary from Hull recently bought a cock ring from Ricky, she said “……I’ll never look back after purchasing my first cock ring from Ricky. I love using it in X position because X,Y,Z. The sensations are incredible, I feel like a new woman…”

So, are cock rings worth it? Definitely! The benefits of using a cock ring are insane! If you want to find out more about the range of sex toys available, check out our guide on sex toys for beginners here.

Come on, it’s time to ‘ring’ in your sexual desires!

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