Beginner’s Guide to Cock Rings

Looking to buy a cock ring? Not quite sure what a cock ring is or even how to use one? Well our male sex toy experts have created a guide to give you as much information as possible on love rings, to help you make an informed decision when purchasing one.

What is a Cock Ring?

Cock rings go by many different names, including love rings, pleasure rings, and penis rings. They are usually spherical objects designed to be worn around your penis. Different love rings are designed to be worn on different points of the penis. For example; glans rings are designed to be worn on the frenulum, at the head of the penis; Cock and Ball rings are designed to be worn on the penis and under the scrotum; and usual cock rings are designed to be worn over the shaft and in front of the testicles.

Although there are different types of penis rings available, the fundamentally all serve the same purpose. This is to apply pressure to the blood vessels, preventing the blood from leaving the penis as quickly as it usually would. Slowing down the blood flow like this will cause the wearer to experience a firmer, stronger erection. They also help the wearer maintain an erection for a longer period of time, and also help with prolonging sexual activity, thus delaying ejaculation.

Cock rings are some of the most popular male sex toys on the market and are often referred to as a ‘gateway’ sex toy for couples, this is because they are easy to get hold of and both you and your partner benefit from the use of them.

Why do people use cock rings?

Penis rings are a great sex toy for beginners and experienced users alike. They provide additional fun and stimulation for couples, and also help him maintain an erection for longer. There are two main reasons as to why people use cock rings.

Firstly, men may wear a love ring in order to help with erectile dysfunction. Cock rings are designed to keep the blood in the penis, so if a man suffers for erectile dysfunction it can help him to maintain an erection for longer. Combining the cock ring with a penis pump can help this even more. A penis pump creates a vacuum within the cylinder, this then draws blood down to the penis giving the user a bigger and usually stronger erection. By putting a cock ring on after a good old pumping can result in the effects of a penis pump lasting for a longer period of time. If you would like to know more about penis pumps then take a look at our guide to penis pumps that should explain everything you need!

Secondly, both men and couples use penis rings recreationally. Many men want to be able to prolong their erection for longer, and delay their own orgasm, to give their partner even more pleasure. Men also wear a vibrating version of this sex toy. These vibrations are usually strong enough to travel up through the penis providing more stimulation for their partners.

Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that cock rings are some of the most popular sex toys for men and also bring even more fun to your love making sessions!

How do you use love rings?

Love rings are extremely easy and straightforward to use. Wearing one will depend on the material and type of cock ring that you have, but fundamentally they are all put on in the same way. We often suggest applying a small amount of lubricant to both your member and the ring before gently sliding it on. If the ring is designed to sit underneath your scrotum you may find it easier to put your shaft in first, before slipping your balls through. If you have a stretchy cock ring you can stretch out the ring before releasing it over the desired placement, which is usually at the base of the shaft, in front of the balls.

What is the best cock ring?

There are many different types of cock rings available, all of which will likely sit in different places of the penis, and also offer a variety of different functions. So, before buying a penis ring you need to figure out what you want from it. It you want to increase stimulation in both your partner and yourself, then you may want to buy a couples cock ring. Two very important points to consider when buying a cock ring is the size and material or it. Fortunately, here at Loving Joy we have many different types of cock rings, so you will be sure to find one that you need! If you are not quite sure which is the right cock ring for you, then take a look at our guide to the best cock rings, which shows you the most popular love rings that our customers have bought in the past.

If you have any more questions about love rings then please feel free to get in contact with us and one of our male sex toy experts will be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.