Sex Toys Tips

How Do I Choose the Right Ring for Me?

Overwhelmed with all of the cock ring choices out there? We don’t blame you! Cock rings come will all kinds of bells and whistles with colors and functions galore – so how on Earth do you pick the right one? Finding the perfect sex toy doesn’t have to be a chore, and finding the right one for you takes trial and error, and lots of practice – and that’s the fun part!

Here are helpful tips to help you pick the best erection ring, vibrating ring, cock ring – whatever you want to call it – and have better sex tonight!

Know the Differences.
Cock rings come in so many sizes, shapes and styles, so the first step is to understand how they’re all different!

  1. Non-vibrating cock rings look exactly like their name. No motors, no dangly bits; just a ring (usually stretchy, some more than others) that stretches around the shaft and testicles at the base of the body and usually fits tight and snug. (But of course, if you notice unnatural swelling or pain, take it off right away.) 

    People like non-vibrating cock rings because they can help enhance the look and feel of their erections; Some believe it can help erections stay harder for longer and even make orgasms feel even more intense. Because these don’t have a motor, they are great for use with penis pumps, strokers and masturbators, and can even be worn under clothing to give your package a bulgier, fuller look while out on the town.

  2. Vibrating cock rings offer the same erection-enhancing effects as non-vibrating cock rings but with a vibrating motor attached for added stimulation. The vibrating motor can stimulate your partner in many ways – it can buzz against the clitoris to help orgasms come easier, massage the perineum (aka the taint) for a little extra stimulation, and if your new vibrating cock ring is equipped with more than one motor, the options are almost endless! 

  3. These tend to be most popular for use with penetrative sex with a partner, though some people enjoy wearing them while they masturbate for a vibrating boost!

Know Your Needs
Once you know what you’re looking at, it’s time to figure out what you’re looking for. Are you hoping to delay orgasm? Do you need a little boost so you can last as long as your partner? Does your partner want clitoral or perineum stimulation without having to use hands or fingers? These are all important things that cock rings can help you accomplish – and once you know what you want, you can much easier pick the product that fits your sexual lifestyle. And don’t be afraid to try new things!

Know Your Options
Now it’s time to shop, and sure enough you’re facing a huge selection of cock rings from all different brands. Some are stretchy, some have more than one motor, others have extensions and ticklers that might do the trick even better.

This can the most fun part of the shopping process – if you’re planning to use it with a partner, we recommend bringing them along so you can pick your favorites together! – because now you can get creative with the fancy stuff. For example: you know you want a vibrating cock ring so you can stay hard and your partner can orgasm faster. Now you can scan through the vibrating cock ring section and see if any colors, materials or special features stand out. Maybe your partner wants a vibrating motor that’s bigger than the others. Maybe you want a vibrating cock ring with a rechargeable battery. Fortunately, there’s something for everyone, even the most discerning buyer; all it takes is curiosity and some shopping time.