Nowadays, there are many different sex toys to choose from, which can sometimes feel overwhelming.
You may have heard of a penis ring or a cock ring before, but did you know that they can serve many purposes besides what may be the obvious ones? Sometimes you want a little extra boost in the bedroom (hello, lube!), and that’s something to get excited about!
Vibrating penis rings are not only pleasurable in bed, but they also help with the mechanics of partnered play. When you’re ready to add a penis ring to your arsenal, here are some common questions you should ask yourself:
- How do you determine which is best for you?
- How do you know what size is best?
- Are all of them safe to use?
Whether you are looking to try a vibrating penis ring because of its help with erections or you just want to add a bit of extra pleasure and stimulation in bed, keep reading to get all the info on your next best investment.
What is a Penis Ring?
Also referred to as a cock ring, a penis ring is a sex toy that is circular in shape and can be placed on the base of the penis, dildo, or butt plug. A vibrating penis ring does exactly what you think it would: provide you with the stimulating feeling of vibration.
A cock ring is designed to apply pressure to the surrounding area of the penis and keep the blood inside to keep the penis erect. Since an erection is caused by an increase in blood flow to the penis, cock rings are designed to assist in keeping harder erections for a longer period of time.
Why Use a Penis Ring?
Now that you know what a penis ring is, you might be wondering how it could be an excellent addition to your life. We don’t have one reason for you to get one; we have five!
#1: Larger Erections
As we now know, erections are caused by a rush of blood flowing to the penis, causing it to grow and harden. Even if you can regularly get an erection, using a cock ring may help you experience the biggest, strongest erection you have ever had.
This can lead to an increase in pleasure during sex, and it can also boost the confidence of the penis owner since the erection will look more prominent. More pleasure and a confidence boost? Sounds like a win all around!
#2: Heightened Sensations
Because of the extra blood flow to the penis, it will become more sensitive. Since it is more sensitive, this can skyrocket your pleasure levels.
Additionally, the vibrations will also provide an added sensation. These sensations, which will compound with the sensations of sex, can lead you to a more intense orgasm. If you have penetrative sex, the powerful vibrations will benefit both the giver and receiver. The giver will feel the vibrations on their penis, and the receiver will feel the vibrations pressed on their body with every thrust.
#3: Helps With ED
Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is the inability to get or maintain an erection. It is extremely common, especially as those assigned male at birth get older.
Although medications can help with ED, cock rings may be a simpler and more exciting option. Since cock rings are designed to restrict blood from flowing out of the penis, this can be a great aid in maintaining an erection.
#4: Helps With Premature Ejaculation
If you often experience premature ejaculation, a penis ring may be able to help! Since a penis ring is designed to help you maintain a larger erection for a longer amount of time, it can help you last longer in bed!
Although the research on this isn’t extensive, it might be helpful to try it out and see if it works. At the end of the day, you are guaranteed a new, pleasurable sensation and an intense orgasm. There really is no losing with a penis ring!
#5: Anal Penetration
Penis rings make anal sex more enjoyable and easier! Because the tissues around the anus are tight, anal penetration usually requires a significantly firm erection. If you are nervous or new to anal penetration (or you just have some trouble getting and maintaining healthy erections), then a penis ring may be an ideal solution.
Additionally, the vibrating sensations from the penis ring will feel pleasurable on the receiver’s anal tissues.
How Do I Know Which Penis Ring To Get?
Now that you are convinced a vibrating penis ring will enhance your sex life, it’s time to figure out which one is best for you. Your vibrating penis ring should be made of silicone for safety reasons.
Plus, silicone will give the penis ring a stretchy quality, which makes it inclusive of any penis size.
Lastly, choose a vibrating penis ring with different speeds and patterns of vibrations. This way, you can find what feels best for you, and you don’t have to worry about it being too intense or not intense enough.
We know it’s a lot to consider, so we are here to help! MOBY, our vibrating pleasure ring, checks all these boxes and more! MOBY is easy to secure and comfortable to use. It has nine different vibration modes, which allow you to enjoy a range of stimulation to maximize your orgasms.
How To Use a Vibrating Penis Ring
Before you jump into your first time using a penis ring, there are a few things to consider. With a bit of patience and preparation, you will be ready in no time.
The first, and easily most important, thing to consider is lube. There is no such thing as too much lube when it comes to sex play, and this is especially true when using any sex toy.
While putting on a cock ring, apply lube to the shaft of your penis (or dildo) and the inside of your cock ring. This will ensure that the cock ring slides on easily.
The best choice for lube is a thick, water-based lubricant. This will reduce the number of times you need to re-apply the lube, ensuring that the lube is thick enough for any sexual play.
Since it is water-based, it will also prevent any stains on your clothing or bed sheets. Water-based lubes won’t deteriorate the silicone cock ring like silicone-based lubes could.
Our personal favorite is our Ride Water Based Lube — no runs, no drips, no mess, and it’s never sticky and won’t dry up!
How to Apply Lube
If your penis or dildo and the penis ring are properly lubed, it may seem self-explanatory to just slide the penis ring on. The most important thing to remember is to put the cock ring on the penis before it is fully erect. It may be difficult or uncomfortable if you try to put it on a fully erect penis (even with lube).
The best time to put on a cock ring is when the penis is flaccid or semi-erect. You should also turn off the vibrating feature before putting it on to make the process easier.
The preferred timing may differ from person to person, so it could take some trial and error to find out what works best for you. The cock ring should be placed at the base of your penis, even if you are wearing a condom.
The cock ring should be tight but not uncomfortable or painful. If your partner is putting on a cock ring, you should check in with them to make sure it feels okay.
In terms of safety, the other thing to consider when using a penis ring is the length of time you are wearing one. Again, this differs if you put the ring on a dildo or other sex toy. If you are using the penis ring on anything besides your penis, you can leave it on for as long as you want.
However, if you put it on your or your partner’s penis, it’s not recommended to wear a cock ring for more than 20 to 30 minutes because it can become painful with prolonged wear. Cutting off the blood flow could cause permanent damage to the erectile tissue if worn for too long.
While removing the cock ring, you will want to reapply lube and be gentle. It shouldn’t take too much pulling or tugging to take it off, so use however much lube is needed to help it slide off easily.
Here at GIDDI, we can’t wait to help you get started on an exciting journey of sexual exploration and the endless benefits of penile and prostate stimulation.
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