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How to Use a Cock Ring
Cock rings are used to restrict blood flow out of the penis, which creates sensations of tightness and pressure that many men find pleasurable. Although some people find that wearing a cock ring can make erections firmer or longer-lasting, we do not advise using cock rings to "cure" erectile difficulties without first consulting a physician. Because of individual anatomical differences, cock rings will not fit all people equally well, but here are our tips for putting on some of the different cock rings we sell.
Cock rings are usually worn at the base of the penis, behind the scrotum, although some men wear them around the shaft of the penis only. It’s easier to put on a cock ring before your penis is fully erect. You may want to trim or shave the hair around the penis base and/or scrotum to decrease the likelihood of catching hair in the ring or snaps. We recommend wearing cock rings for no longer than they are comfortable, or 20 minutes, whichever is shorter. If you're using a ring for the first time, you may want to remove it after five or ten minutes so you can become familiar with the various sensations cock rings provide.
Vibrating Cock Rings
Vibrating cock rings can be worn behind the scrotum or in front. Some of them are snug enough to provide the squeezing sensation that makes cock rings popular, but others simply hold the vibrator in place, without much constriction. You can wear these toys during intercourse to pleasure your partner's clitoris. Place the vibe on top of your penis for face to face positions and on the underside for rear entry. You can also wear the ring behind the scrotum with the vibrator underneath your testicles for an extra sensation during solo sex or sex with a partner. You can also use a vibrating cock ring on a dildos or slip it over a couple of fingers and you won't have to worry about dropping your vibrator at the wrong moment!
Two tips: some people find these take a little experimentation to find the right position and angle. And if you're moving back and forth, the vibrator won't be in contact with your partner's clitoris all of the time, so they might not work as you expect.
Single-strap Cock Ring (Adjustable)
Place behind the scrotum and fasten over the top of penis. Adjust for snugness. Because these are economical, easy to put on, and quickly removable if sensations become too intense, we often recommend these for men who are trying cock rings for the first time. These rings include the Leather Cock Ring, and the Screaming 0 Ring.
Single Cock Ring (solid)
These should be used only by men experienced with other types of cock rings. When penis is soft, tuck testicles (one at a time), then penis, through the ring. Lubricants can be helpful in removing solid cock rings from an erect penis; ejaculation, cold water or an ice compress will reduce the size of an erection and may also aid in removal. We also recommend keeping a pair of blunt-tipped safety or paramedic scissors on hand to cut the ring, if necessary. To remove from a flaccid penis, push penis back through the ring and "untuck" testicles. Read How to Wear a Solid Cock Ring.
Place the longer strap behind scrotum and snap closed on top of penis, forming a ring. The short straps should be hanging down, behind scrotum. Snap each short strap to the ring, using one hand to hold a testicle and the other to bring strap between testicles to side of ring. Each short strap is intended to hold one testicle.
Warning: do not use cock rings if you bleed easily or have a blood clotting disorder, if you are diabetic, or if you suffer from any peripheral vascular or nerve disease. Do not use these toys if you are taking anticoagulants, aspirin, or any other blood-thinning medication. In the event use causes discomfort or any unusual body changes -- including bruising, pain, bleeding or loss of sensation -- discontinue use immediately and check with a sex-positive physician. Do not place over sore, swollen, or infected areas or areas without sensation.
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