Cock Rings, C-Rings and O-Rings: Popular Couples Sex Toys


Cock Rings, C-Rings and O-Rings: Popular Couples Sex Toys
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Cock rings, also known as c-rings or o-rings, have evolved into a very popular couple’s sex toy. They are often bestsellers.

C-Rings can be made from many types of material – leather, cloth, silicone, jelly, metal or even glass.

Cock rings today are no longer a kinky sex toy for men with erectile dysfunction. They are a new, different and exciting way to experience love-making with the one you desire.

The most popular types of cock rings for couples are made from hygienic silicone or another comfortable type of stretchy material.

Vibrating cock rings and cock rings with clitoral stimulators were specifically designed to be sexually exciting for both partners.

The most important role of any couple’s toy is to bring partners closer together.

A cock ring is a circular device that wraps around the penis, penis and testicles or just the testicles, in some cases.

It works by gently slowing down the flow of blood out of the penis by applying light pressure to the surface blood vessels, keeping the penis more engorged.

They are generally easy to put on, easy to remove and easy to clean. Stretchy rings can be worn around the shaft only and should be put on when erect.

They can be worn mid-shaft, at the base or you can stretch them around the whole package.

Because of their flexibility, they are one-size-fits-all. So that eliminates the need for embarrassing measurements.

If cock rings are used around the penis and the scrotum, it applies pressure to the perineum and moves the testicles into a little different position.

That can give a pleasurable feeling and a slowing of ejaculation.

So Why Would You Want to Use a C-Ring?

For Him – it gives him a harder-feeling, longer-lasting erection. It can delay ejaculation for many men, give them more satisfying orgasms and can also be used during sex with a partner or solo-play.

For Her – there is added pleasure from clitoral or labial stimulators, and that is a huge bonus.

Vibration is even better for many women because the added stimulation is ideal for people that need that little extra clitoral sensation to achieve orgasm. You can use it with a partner or a vibrator.

Because cock rings restrict blood flow in the highly sensitive part of the male anatomy, some caution needs to be exercised when using one.

They should fit snugly and be tight enough to be effective. They should not cause discomfort or discoloration or leave marks on the skin. Those are indications that the ring is too tight.

Also, don’t wear a c-ring in excess of 20-30 minutes at a time. Leave it off for 10 or 15 minutes then you can put it back on again.

In addition, men shouldn’t use a cock ring if taking Viagra or other similar medication for erectile dysfunction, or, if he has a vascular disease or disorder.

For example, many diabetics have problems with their blood vessels and they shouldn’t use cock rings because it can cause additional problems.

To put on a stretchy c-ring, all you have to do is stretch it wide, use the index finger of both hands, bring it underneath and behind the scrotum, if you choose, or just down to the base of the penis and let is slowly rest against the body.

You can adjust the tension to bind the area securely so that it doesn’t snap, cause any discomfort or any other issues. It’s also okay to use more than one ring.

Some people might want to put one at the base of the penis and one around the penis and testicles. Others might want to put one at the base of the penis and one mid-shaft.

If the ring is firmer, it should have lube added first before it is put on. The soft rings can be stretched, put on, and lube applied after they are put on.

The underside of the head of the penis is very sensitive after orgasm for many men. To take a ring off, wait until the penis is somewhat flaccid, and add more lubricant before removal for more comfort.

Groom the hair around the base of the penis and scrotum to prevent the hair being pulled when the cock ring is removed.

To remove a metal ring, take note that you will not be able to remove it as fast as a stretchy ring. You have to remember to relax and not panic if the ring is not able to be removed right away.

The best thing to do is to lie in a tub with cool water to allow the penis to cool off and shrink down. Add more lube to aid in removal.

If the ring has been on for over 30 minutes and it has not been able to be removed, it is probably time to go to the emergency room.

Trust us, they have seen everything before, so this will not be new to them. It is better to have a little embarrassment and get it removed then to go through life without an important part of your body.

Persuading a partner to try a c-ring is like coaching them into anything else that is new.

It can be a little unsettling, but sexual changes can be even more-so because intimacy is loaded with emotion.

Men might feel like the woman is trying to replace them, or their abilities aren’t enough, or their equipment isn’t satisfying their partner.

Make sure that he is reassured that he is loved and is irreplaceable.

The cock ring is just an enhancement to introduce some variety and spice to your love life.

For men that feel that sex aids are unnatural, and sex should not include anything but two bodies, point out that a c-ring is like any other sensual or sexual enhancement. Like lingerie, perfume, candlelight, or sexy movies.

Pointing that out can provide a little extra perspective on your desire to introduce couple’s toys into your relationship.

There is a variety of cock rings available – from simple donut-style rings to rings with multiple loops and ticklers, to vibrating rings with ticklers and multi-position vibrators.

Many options for the beginning couple, to the more experienced users. So go enjoy!