101 Advice on Cock Rings

Bodyjoys’ beginner’s guide to cock rings

Cock rings are easy-to-use sex toys that are designed to boost stamina and enhance pleasure. Pop it on and you’re ready for action.

Curious to try one? Let us tell you all you need to know about how to use them safely and get maximum pleasure from your session.

What is a cock ring?

Cock rings, also called penis rings or C-rings, are ring-shaped sex toys that are worn around the penis, typically at the base of the shaft, and sometimes around the testicles, too.

All cock rings work very similarly, preventing blood flow from leaving the erect penis, thus producing a firmer, longer-lasting erection and enhancing sexual performance. Penis rings come in different materials, including stretchy silicone, leather and metal.

What are the pleasures and benefits of cock rings?

Cock rings are among the world’s most popular sex toys – and that’s no surprise, as there are so many reasons why couples enjoy them:

  • They make your penis harder and help you maintain a firm erection
  • They help you last longer and intensify your orgasm
  • They enhance appearance and support genital adornment
  • A vibrating cock ring stimulating the C-spot heightens sensation and excitement even more
  • They help those experiencing erectile dysfunction
  • They boost sexual confidence and well-being

Sure, a hard erection is the primary benefit of using a cock ring, however cock rings offer many other fun possibilities such as vibrating features, anal stimulation, and much more.

Cock ring hack: use it as a finger vibrator for clitoral stimulation!

How do I use a cock ring?

For an optimal result, your cock ring should fit tight on your shaft (and possibly your testicles), but not so tight that you start feeling numb in the area. Before you slide it in, add some lube! For beginners, we recommend stretchy silicone or adjustable versions which are easy to experiment with.

The general rule is that you should not wear a cock ring for more than 20-30 minutes, which obviously depends on how tight it sits. However, should you feel any numbness, pain, or notice that the skin is changing colour, be sure to remove it immediately.

What is the right cock ring for me? …flexible or solid?

The cock ring range is surprisingly wide:

The soft and flexible cock rings are best for beginners. The metal or hard plastic versions are better once you’ve gone a few rounds and understand the ins and outs… so to speak. Here’s a breakdown of the main categories:

Stretchy and adjustable rings are easy to put on and comfortable. They are very low risk for inflicting pain from improper fit or from wearing them from too long. Simply choose a snug fit! Stretchy cock rings are closed circles, typically made of silicone, that you wrap around your penis and under your testicles. Adjustable rings are worn in the same way.

Double cock rings feature two rings – one goes around the base of your penis, the other wraps around your scrotum, helping to delay and intensify your orgasm. Intrigued?

Vibrating cock rings feature small motors that provide buzzing sensations for you and your partner. These are particularly great if your partner can enjoy a clitoral climax. These rings are typically worn at the base of the penis, not below the scrotum.

Solid rings, typically made of metal, are worn at the base of the shaft and behind the testicles. Rigid rings are not recommend for novices and choosing the right size is extremely important.

Still undecided about what to choose? Take a look at our cock ring kits that feature different materials, colours and designs and give you numerous play options.

Read on to learn more about the cock ring universe, which we’ve divided up into digestible categories. You are sure to find one that fits snugly and gives you joy.

The most popular types of cock rings – overview

Most popular cock rings – Classic Cock Rings

The classic cock ring is probably one of the simplest, most effective sex toys available. It’s also a valid and chemical-free alternative to stamina pills and delay sprays. Our classic rings are shaped to give you a snug yet comfortable fit, or can be adjusted to your liking. We offer a range of classics in a variety styles, materials and colours for you to enjoy – the squishier materials are more comfortable to wear in longer sessions (but take care not to wear them for longer than 30 minutes).

Key features and benefits of classic cock rings:

  • Enjoy a firmer, fuller erection and last longer until climax
  • Fantastic for enhancing pleasure and enjoying more satisfying sex with your partner
  • Boost your self-esteem and sexual well-being

Browse our full range of exciting classic cock rings.

If you’re looking to buy a true and proven classic, then consider the Nexus Enduro Plus Thick Super Stretchy Cock Ring (see picture).

Most popular cock rings – Vibrating Cock Rings

Enjoy all the benefits of a classic cock ring combined with wonderful extra stimulation. Stretchy vibrating cock rings are among the best-selling sex toys for couples and a great option for sex toy novices.

Key features and benefits of vibrating cock rings:

  • Target the buzzing vibes on your or your partner’s erogenous areas for heightened sensations during lovemaking
  • When worn underneath the testicles, the rings apply pressure to the penis root, giving a tingly hit to that pressure point underneath the scrotum
  • Use a vibrating penis ring to add blissful buzz during solo play

Shop our comprehensive range of popular vibrating cock rings.

Overwhelmed? We suggest opting straight for the Satisfyer Power Ring Cock Ring Vibrator (see picture).

Most popular cock rings – Double Cock Rings

A double cock ring enhances the sexual pleasure of an ordinary cock ring. These sex toys are designed with two rings that encase your shaft and testicles, offering truly captivating pleasure. Most of these models are textured and some feature small vibrating motors.

Key features and benefits of double cock rings:

  • Just as pleasurable as a standard cock ring
  • The second ring wrapped around your testicles helps to delay ejaculation
  • The extra ring adds a fetish aesthetic

Interested in enhancing stamina? Browse our range of double cock rings.

We suggest you check out the vibrating B Swish Bcharmed Basic Plus Massaging Dual Cock Ring (see picture).

Most popular cock rings – Metal Cock Rings

Metal cock rings – as they are not stretchable – give you a very firm and snug fit on your shaft and balls for the strongest erection possible. Slip the metal rings on when you are still soft as this will make it easier, especially if you are also putting the testicles through. Make sure to measure up and check the metal ring’s diameter before purchasing.

Key features and benefits of metal cock rings:

  • These rigid cock rings will not expand with you as you become bigger, which creates increased sensitivity and an enhanced sexual experience for you and your partner
  • The metal rings are best for advanced users seeking an extra thrill
  • These rings are made from smooth stainless steel, are heavier and feel cool on the skin

Shop our full collection of metal cock rings – not for the faint hearted, nor for newbies!

Shall we pick for you? Try the Rouge Stainless Steel Round Cock Ring 40mm (see picture).

Most popular cock rings – Flexible Cock Rings

Flexible cock rings are incredibly popular sex toys for couples and a great option for sex toy beginners as they add fun to the bedroom, and are a really easy, user-friendly way to enhance the sexual experience. Our collection also includes flexible cock rings that feature vibrating motors, double rings, and other extras.

Key features and benefits of flexible cock rings:

  • Best for people new to experimenting with cock rings
  • Soft and stretchy cock rings made of silicone or rubber provide a snug, comfortable fit
  • The adjustable rings (some people call them lassos) allow you easily to get a perfect fit and to experiment with how tight you like it

Browse our exciting range of flexible cock rings.

Bamboozled by the variety? Save time and head straight for the clear Perfect Fit The Rocco 3 Way Wrap Cock Ring (see picture).

Most popular cock rings – Cock Ring Sets

Our cock ring kits offer varying sizes, materials, colours and designs, giving you plenty of play options.

Key features and benefits of cock ring sets:

  • Perfect for people and couples who want to experiment with cock rings and figure out what works best for them
  • Lots of variety makes them great for a naughty weekend or night of experimenting

Shop our full range of cock ring sets.

If you asked us, we’d recommend the blue 3-piece Admiral Universal Cock Ring Set (see picture).

Most popular cock rings – Anal Cock Rings

Anal cock rings offer anal stimulation or P-spot penetration alongside the benefits of a standard cock ring. Don’t miss out on the sensational anal stimulation these cock rings offer – browse our full range of exciting anal cock rings and take a look at our separate anal cock ring guide.