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No, Cock Rings Aren’t Just for Old Guys Who Can’t Get It Up

If you’ve ever been in a sex gear or leather shop, then you’ve likely seen a cock ring: metal, leather or rubber rings that constrict the blood vessels entering your penis, keeping it harder and more sensitive.

It’s a common misconception that cock rings are for older guys who have trouble maintaining erections. But that misunderstands the myriad sexual benefits they can bring, no matter your age.

 

Cock rings can help you from losing your erection.

Your hardness can change depending on your blood flow, energy levels and arousal, so it’s normal for your penis to go between hard and soft while fooling around in bed.

A cock ring can help your erection last longer by preventing blood from leaving your penis. This can be especially helpful if you sometimes get nervous during sex. A comfortable cock ring can help stay hard with less worry so you can enjoy the fun.

 

Cock rings can increase your girth and length.

If you’ve ever grasped your erect penis from its base, you’ll notice that increased pressure make your shaft and head get a little bigger. A cock ring does the same thing. It won’t add extra inches, but it’ll add a little extra thickness that you and your partner(s) will appreciate.

 

Cock rings increase sensitivity.

As a general rule, the more blood a body part has flowing through it, the more sensitive it is. The penis already has lots of nerve cells, so increasing its vascularity (blood flow) can help make it more responsive to touch.

 

Cock rings can heighten or delay orgasm.

Although sperm is produced in the testicles, it enters the penis through small tubes that run between the testicles and anus, an area of the body called the perineum.

Cock rings constrict the perineum, making the body convulse harder to release its sperm. This can heighten the intensity of your orgasm, though some men prefer to remove their cock rings just before they climax to ejaculate without any resistance whatsoever.

 

Other things you should know before using cock rings:

You can measure yourself for a cock ring by lightly tying a piece of string around the base of your penis (under your testicles) and then measuring the string. Some sex shops even have changing rooms where you can try on cock rings before buying (though this is rare).

Make sure to go to a sex shop with knowledgable employees who can answer your questions. First-time users might want to purchase a buttoned leather cock ring or a jelly ring strap that are a bit easier to slip onto the penis than hard metal.

Remember, your cock ring should allow your penis and testicles to slip through the ring without much pain or discomfort. If your cock ring hurts, it’s too small and shouldn’t be worn. It’s also a good idea to practice wearing the ring while masturbating so you can get used to its feel.

Some men prefer to lube up their cock rings or shave their pubic hair so hair doesn’t get painfully snagged when taking it on and off. Silicone and metal cock rings are a little more forgiving with hairy crotches.

And in general, it’s a good idea not to wear your cock ring for too long: No more than one to four hours at most. Keeping it on longer can cause skin irritation or make the penis begin to ache because of poor circulation.

 

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