THIS is what the fuss is all about.

You might wonder what a cock ring is. The answer is simple enough: It's a ring that is placed on a penis.

The purpose of a cock ring is to restrict blood flow by keeping blood in the penis. Why would men want to do this, and why would women want their man to wear one? Simple. A cock ring allows a man to be harder and to stay hard longer. Your man should also feel a more intenseorgasm since the cock ring makes him take longer to orgasm.

The penis should be either flaccid or semi-erect when the cock ring goes on. The penis then becomes erect after the ring is in place.

There are many benefits of using a cock ring, from harder erections to staying hard to adding vibration. Using a cock ring can spice things up in the bedroom. And cock rings are generally easy to find and to use.

But there are some things you might not know about using a cock ring, so read on to learn how to use a cock ring safely and properly.

How to wear a cock ring

Cock rings can be worn around the shaft or the shaft and balls. They can be either adjustable or fixed-sized rings that are usually worn at the base of the penis. They can also be worn just under the head of the penis or in the middle of the penis. Some men wear cock rings around their balls and their penis. 

Plain or vibrating?

 

A cock ring can be just a ring, or it can include a vibrating attachment for both a man's pleasure and for a woman's pleasure. Vibrating cock rings have what are called "bullets" on them. Some bullets also have nubs, which is a good feature for extra clit stimulation when a man is using a cock ring. Vertical attachments more easily reach the clit during sex.

Size matters

Cock rings made from stretchy materials are comfortable, readily available, and you don't need a precise measurement, which makes them super popular, especially for men who have not worn one before.

If you're buying a cock ring that doesn't stretch, it's important for your man to measure the girth of his penis. One way for him to do this would be to bunch his fingers together until they approximate the size of his erect penis. Some adult stores will let you try on cock rings to see which size you are.

Different types of cock rings

Stretchy - Stretchy cock rings are generally silicone or rubber. This is good for sizing and for getting used to the feelings. Stretchy cock rings are ideal for beginners. They are easier to fit, and they're easier to remove. Men should buy stretchy rings that are slightly smaller than the circumference of their shaft.

Silicone - Silicone lasts forever and can be sterilized. Men like using a cock ring made from silicone because silicone cock rings are usually comfortable and feel soft against the skin.

Metal, Glass, Wood - Cock rings also come in metal, glass, and wood. If your man buys one of these, it's super important to get the exact measurements. If he gets a cock ring that's too small, it might get stuck or cause pain, cutting off blood circulation entirely. And that can send you both to the ER. 

Many men swear by stainless steel or metal cock rings. They slide on and off easily, and the cool metal feels good against the skin. (It heats up to body temperature quickly.) Men who like metal cock rings also like the extra weight and firmness of them.

You can buy lower-quality cock rings: Yes, they cost less, but they can also break more easily. If this is something your man plans to use quite often, then he should spring for the better quality ones.

Cock Ring Use

Lube it up! - Men should always use a cock ring with lube, putting the lube on the inside of the cock ring. A water-based lube that is compatible with everything is a good choice, as there is no chance of it damaging the cock ring. Lube also makes it easier to put on and take off the cock ring.

Not so hard - A cock ring goes on a flaccid or semi-erect penis. Your man should slide it over the head of his penis onto the base. The cock ring should then rest at the base of the shaft. When your man becomes hard, the cock ring will feel tighter. If it's too tight and hurts, he should remove it right away. He should also remove it if there is pronounced swelling. The penis should get slightly bigger but not so much that it looks swollen.

All about the base - A cock ring should sit at the base of the penis around the shaft. It could also go around the shaft and the balls. It should feel somewhat tight but not tight enough to hurt. Some cock rings are designed to go around the balls and the penis. This type should also go on a flaccid penis. You man would put it around his balls first. First, one testicle goes through and then the other. The head of the penis would then sort of fold down and through the ring. This is where lube really helps as well.

Set a time limit - Use a cock ring for a single session. And that should last about 20 minutes. If your man starts to feel numb or if you see that his skin is discolored, he needs to take off the cock ring immediately. Your man might wish to build up to 20 minutes if this is the first time he's ever worn one. 

Go flaccid - When learning how to use a cock ring, you and your man need to learn how to remove it. The cock ring comes off once your man is soft. Be careful if you remove it not to tug on his pubic hair. 

A man should never wear a cock ring all night or go to sleep with one on. Damage to erectile tissue can happen if he does that. He can also get priapism, which is a painful erection that lasts for more than four hours. It happens when the blood in the penis becomes trapped. If not treated right away, scarring and erectile dysfunction can occur.