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From Good Vibrations: 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.

From the Guide To Getting It On website: Cock Ring is a ring made of rubber, steel or leather that fits tightly over the base of a hard penis or over the penis and testicles like a halter. The purpose is to help maintain an erection when the mind and body are otherwise unwilling, or to make the male genitals appear larger. In BDSM, a cock ring can be used on a submissive to denote ownership. Can also be worn as jewelry when hung from a chain around the neck. See “Cock-Ring Ken” in the chapter on Barbie [in the Guide to Getting it On book]. Cock rings hold shut the veins near the surface of the penis so the penile blood pressure does not escape. They are of somewhat dubious value, and should not be worn for more than 20 or 30 minutes without being taken off for a few minutes. Otherwise, there is a risk of permanent damage. Regarding rings made of steel, if it gets stuck on your swollen penis, you will have to go to a hospital to have it removed. What if they have to call in a locksmith or welder? This is why it is best if the ring is made of rubber or leather, or if it is made of metal it should have a hinge for easy opening.

Adjustable Cock Rings (recommended): It is important to note that all reliable sex guide resources recommend beginners start with an Adjustable Cock Ring. That way you can choose how you'd like to wear it, and get the perfect fit easily. There's a great variety of adustable cock rings that are worn in a variety of ways. Because these are economical, easy to put on, and quickly removable if sensations become too intense, reliable sex guides often recommend these for men who are trying cock rings for the first time. For an eye-popping collection of adjustable cock rings, try:

Vibrating Cock Rings: One of the few sex toys that pleasures both men and women at the same time, cock rings are incredibly popular. Cock rings work by fitting snugly around the base of his shaft, limiting blood flow from the penis. This boosts his girth and length to give him a somewhat larger cock, while also helping to delay ejaculation. Some of the most popular cock rings are the vibrating rings. The vibrating cock rings typically use a small vibrator and clitoral stimulator to tease your lover during sex. There are several vibrating rings that come with multiple motors to target both her clit and backdoor. Given a choice between a regular penis ring and a vibrating penis ring, the vibrating ring is almost always the best option. Once you see your lover’s face when the vibrating cock ring presses against her clit, you’ll agree that vibrating penis rings are one of the best sex toys ever. Vibrating cock rings have come a long way, from inexpensive stretchy rubber to ultra-luxurious ultra-modern works of art:

Solid Cock Rings (Metal): Solid cock rings are beautiful and elegant, but recommended for use by experienced cock ring wearers only. Tuck your testicles into the ring one at a time. Fold your penis down and while inserting the tip of the penis under the ring, pull the ring up towards your body. Make sure the fit is right (if it’s too large, it won’t restrict the blood flow enough; if it’s too small you won’t be able to get it on – or off). Make sure to use common sense, as metal rings don’t unsnap. Take your time putting the ring on and off, and use a small amount of lube to help it glide over your skin. If you feel discomfort, remove the ring immediately. Solid cock rings are available at:

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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