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The Cock Ring Buyer's Guide

 

Which is the Best Cock Ring?

Call us old fashioned, but when it comes to cock rings we don’t think you can beat the Tantus C Ring. The velvety soft silicone finish is so divine to touch that you won’t help but be able to stroke it. It’s stretchy and flexible, made from top quality silicone materials, and not inferior rubber compounds (which often contain a lot of nasty chemicals). The silicone is 100% body safe, and you can use it on your own or during sex without worry of allergic reaction.

We cover this cock ring in more detail further down in this buyers' guide.

Introduction

The whole idea of a cock ring is to restrict the amount of blood that leads out of the penis, trapping it inside the shaft to keep you harder for longer. Wearing a cock ring stops the testicles from contracting, so you can increase the amount of time before you reach orgasm. This is great for men with premature ejaculation issues. A cock ring also gives you added confidence by keeping your penis firm, which is great for men with erectile dysfunction. Some men just like the way it frames the penis and testicles, making them stand out and look bigger and thicker than normal.

Male toys have come a long way since the old days, when they were made from cheap rubber, came only in regular skin colours and were marketed aggressively. Nowadays there is more choice, better quality material and discrete and stylish packaging and designs that don’t need to be hidden shamefully at the back of a drawer. Whether you choose a vibrating, non-vibrating, single ring, multi ring or harness style, there’s a cock ring to suit everyone.

A good idea is to shave or trim your pubic hair before use, as getting it trapped in the ring can be painful and could easily put a halt to the fun.

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The Best-Selling Cock Rings in Australia

This quick guide breaks down the five best selling cock rings in Australia. It gives you an idea of what most people are looking for in a cock ring, the types of materials and features that are popular and the different prices to consider when buying one for yourself.

Supersoft C-Ring

Supersoft C-Ring

Renegade Vibrating Mens Ring

Renegade Vibrating Mens Ring

James Deen Signature Cock Ring

James Deen Signature Cock Ring

Cock Sling

Cock Sling

Cock Armour

Cock Armour

Price

$15.95

$35.95

$19.95

$39.95

$37.95

Length

1.25 cm

12.7 cm

Width

3 cm

3.55 cm

5.30 cm (large) 3.25 (small)

Beginner:2 cm - Advanced:3.1 cm

2.55 cm

Material

Silicone

TPE

Silicone

Plastic

TPR/Silicone

Comparison of Top 5

Let’s take a closer look at the cock rings from the above table, and really get into the nitty-gritty of what makes them so popular on the Australian market. This will give you a greater idea of what is available out there, and help you form an opinion about the sorts of features you like or don’t necessarily care for in a cock ring of your own. You can start ticking boxes and narrowing down your search to help find the perfect one for you.

Tantus Supersoft C-Ring

Tantus Supersoft C-Ring

Supersoft is the perfect name for this product, as the body safe silicone is extremely smooth to the touch. It’s a high quality product that is 100% free of latext, phthalates and is totally non-porous (so it won’t harbor any nasty bacteria). The stretchy finish means you don’t need to apply it before the penis is erect, it can go on at anytime. The ring measures 3cm in diameter and can be stretched to around 12cm. Just be careful not to stretch it too far and accidentally lose your grip, or you might find yourself in a world of pain.

Can be placed just around the penis, or around both the penis and scrotum. This second position is ideal for constricting the testicles, helping to delay ejaculation and provide a high level of climax control. It’s a good idea to trim or shave pubic hairs before sliding the ring down over the testicles, as taking it on and off can be painful. The silicone finish means cleaning is a breeze. You can boil it, bleach it (in a 10% bleach solution), pop it in the dishwasher or use soap and warm water. Perfect if you plan to use it with multiple partners.

Renegade Vibrating Mens Ring

Renegade Vibrating Mens Ring

This figure-eight shaped ring has been designed to offer intense vibrations right through the shaft and down into the testicles. Slip your penis through the smaller ring, and push your testicles through the larger ring at the bottom. It should be positioned snugly behind the balls. Now it’s time for the exciting part. A vibrating bullet at the base of the unit is controlled at the push of a button, which you can continue clicking to scroll through three intense vibration patterns. It’s ideal for use during sex, but you could also masturbate with it on.

The bullet can be removed if you choose, but the added weight does tend to keep the entire device in place. It’s totally waterproof, so you can take it in the shower or spa, and it’s also extremely easy to clean. The TPE plastic finish is glossy and smooth and built to last. Choose from a black, blue or transparent finish and feel confident that there’s no phthalates (controversial plastic softening agent that has been linked to some health issues) or latex involved.

James Deen Signature Cock Ring

James Deen Signature Cock Ring

America’s James Deen is one of the world’s leading porn stars, and has bought out a range of sex toys that are proving to be very popular. This twin-pack of cock rings is aimed at enhancing the length and width of your penis, without the addition of any nasty chemicals. Made from 100% silicone, you can rest assured that it’s completely hypoallergenic, latex and phthalate free, non-porous and odourless. Slip it down over the base of the penis and the testicles together to help prolong an erection and increase your levels of sexual pleasure.

Tantus Cock Sling

Tantus Cock Sling

The addition of a clever "tongue" means you can receive an external stimulation of the prostate while still enjoying the constricting sensation of a traditional cock ring. You can choose if you’d like the tongue to face backwards towards the perineum, or switch it up and face it forwards to cup the testicles. The idea behind the design is that by restricting blood flow, your penis will stay harder for longer. Have some lube handy, because you’ll need to push your balls through one by one before sliding your penis through. It’s best to use this device with no erection, but the stretchy silicone means you could probably get away with a semi. Each thrust pushes the tongue back to tickle and pulse against the perineum, while the ring helps to slow down ejaculation by keeping the testicles from contracting. Tantus is renowned for using a medical-grade silicone, so it’s completely waterproof and free of chemicals.

Perfect Fit Cock Armour

Perfect Fit Cock Armour

This device boasts the traditional features of a cock ring, with the added advantage of lifting and supporting your penis and testicles. It essentially frames your entire package while providing the benefits of a cock ring at the same time. The TPR and silicone blend means the device is soft to the touch, and also very stretchy. The extra thick ring makes for a comfortable fit, and can be tugged down over the cock and balls to help prolong erections and give you a more intense climax. In terms of the material, TPR stands for Thermo-Plastic Rubber, and it’s a porous material so should be cleaned after every use with warm water and soap. You can use it with all types of lube.

The Most Popular Cock Ring Brands

Whether a brand has been on the scene for 20 years, or is a newcomer with fresh ideas, you can be sure that all will have something unique and beneficial to offer. Many companies produce quality cock rings, but the following are proven to use high quality, long-lasting materials with an emphasis on comfort and pleasure.

Doc Johnson

Known for making great cock rings Doc Johnson have a broad range of static, vibrating, sleeves and multi-ring options to choose from in their collection. Doc Johnson is a highly respected brand that has been around for almost 40 years. The product quality control factory is based in California, with a laboratory where all products are moulded and finished on site. The focus is on fun, with a huge catalogue of novelty products for men, women and couples. Their line of men’s toys includes cock rings, and they are known for making excellent quality toys. They also make realistic penetration devices, masturbating toys, vibrators and even an organic line of products. Bring your fantasies to life, spice up your next party or simply make your time alone a memorable experience.

Below you will find details on the top 5 cock rings made by Doc Johnson - their best sellers in Australia.

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Top 5 Doc Johnson Cock Ring

Cal Exotics

One of the leader’s in the world of adult lifestyle products, California Exotics (aka Cal Ex or Cal Exotics) has been on the scene for 20 years. In that time, they have continued to push the boundaries of excellence, never settling for anything but the best and most exciting products for men, women and couples. President and founder, Susan Colvin, was a major force in turning the industry around and changing the way the world saw adult sex toys. She saw more than just the tacky, loud cheaply made toys that were flooding the market and gave men something to aspire towards, products worth spending their hard-earned cash on. That legacy lives on today. Has a wealth of history and experience in making great toys for guys, including a range of fantastic cock rings.

Please find a list of the best selling California Exotic Novelties cock rings in Australia.

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Top 5 Cal Exotic Cock Ring

Colt Manhole

Colt Manhole

Futurotic Penis Extender

Futurotic Penis Extender

Double Diver

Double Diver

Support Plus Enhancer Ring

Support Plus Enhancer Ring

Magnetic Power Ring - Full Contact

Magnetic Power Ring - Full Contact

Price

$42.47

$14.00

$26.95

$17.95

$24.95

Length

Sleeve(16cm), Overall(19cm)

14 cm

4cm

6cm

Width

Sleeve(5cm), Overall(12.75cm)

4 cm

2cm

Material

Stroker(Thermoplastic Elastomer)

Futurotic

ABS/Sturdy TPR

Soft TPR/Stainless steel

TPR/ABS with Silver Plating/Nickel-Free magnets

Ovo

Newcomer to the scene, Ovo, is a German-based design company with a focus on sleek, discrete and stylish vibrating toys. The company is committed to only using the highest quality materials available, and the recent release of its vibrating line of cock rings is no different. Made from 100% body safe silicone, they are extremely soft to the touch. Since 2012 OVO has received 117 design awards, including 36 prestigious Red Dot Awards. An Ovo product is built to be used, not hidden away at the back of a drawer, and their range of cock rings is no exception - good quality, lower price point.

OVO might be one of the newer brands in Australia, but we have compiled a list of the top 5 cock rings by OVO.

Ovo logo

Top 5 Ovo Cock Ring

Ovo B10

Ovo B10

Ovo B11

Ovo B11

Ovo B12

Ovo B12

Ovo B6

Ovo B6

Ovo B9

Ovo B9

Price

$26.95

$26.95

$26.95

$26.95

$26.95

Length

6.25 cm

6.25 cm

7 cm

6.25 cm

6.25 cm

Width

5.1 cm

5.1 cm

5.1 cm

5.1 cm

5.1 cm

Material

Silicone/Metal

Silicone/Metal

Silicone/Metal

Silicone/Metal

Silicone/Metal

The Different Types of Cock Rings

Now it’s time to look at the sorts of cock rings you can buy. There’s no need to be overwhelmed by all the choices. Simply have a read of what’s available and start to get an idea in your head of what you might like. Stick with something traditional or branch out and try something more adventurous. Whether it’s for solo play or to use with a partner, there’s something here for everyone.

Static non-vibrating cock ring

Static Non-Vibrating

There’s no messing around with cords, remotes or batteries when you stick with a static non-vibrating cock ring. These are about as simple as it gets, and you know what they say - sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Opt for a high quality 100% silicone finish to ensure your cock ring is body safe, non-porous (won’t harbor any nasty bacterial build-up) and can be easily washed with soap and warm water. Or go for something in a leather or metal finish to mix it up. Experiment with different brands, different widths and different diameters to find the best fit.

Vibrating cock rings

Vibrating

A vibrating cock ring has the added benefit of not only pleasuring the man but providing clitoral stimulation during sex. The traditional ring is fitted with a small vibrating bullet, to add another dimension to the fun. The cock ring will keep you hard and the vibrations will keep you both happy as it also produces a fantastic tingling sensation to the balls. Often vibrating rings have a disposable bullet, so keep this in mind when making a purchase - don't expect the small vibrator and battery to last a lifetime, they likely won't (unless it's a rechargeable cock ring).

Cock & Ball cock ring

Cock & Ball

These types of rings will generally be a figure-eight shape, with a separate ring for both the penis and the testicles. The idea is to put the balls through first, one at a time, and then fold your flaccid or semi-erect penis through the smaller ring at the top. Some are fitted with vibrators, and they’ll usually be extremely stretchy.

Solid glass, metal cock rings

Solid (Plastics, Hard Rubber, Leather, Metal & Glass)

Silicone is ideal for beginners, because it has a lot of stretch. However, if you’ve got good control over your erection then using a solid cock ring can produce some mind-blowing results. The feel of cold metal or sleek glass against your shaft is like no other sensation, but because it’s not flexible you need to be able to control the hardness of your erection so you can get it off before the ring becomes uncomfortable. Leather is popular because of the way it looks and feels, adding a level of sexy sophistication to your session. Others like the heavier weight of a plastic or hard rubber ring, although it’s a good idea to shave your pubic hair before fitting one. It’s important to know the circumference of your whole package before using a solid cock ring, and you need to measure it in both flaccid and erect forms.

Penis sleeves

Sleeves & Extensions

The main idea behind using a penis sleeve is to add length and girth for couples play. It’s a fantastic aid for men who experience erectile dysfunction. Simply slide it over the penis and enjoy features like ridges, raised bumps, spikes or deep grooves during penetration. If you’re looking to add length, there are plenty of realistic-looking shaft extenders available. A sleeve can be placed over the penis, or used in conjunction with a cock ring. Some will come with an open-end while others will be fully enclosed. Choose a body safe, soft silicone to mimic the feeling of skin and enjoy the feeling of a thicker, longer penis. You might want to have lube handy for getting the sleeve on.

Lasso style cock rings

Lasso

A lasso style is extremely flexible, because you can adjust it to go around the base of the penis or to encompass the penis and the testicles at the same time. It’s great for beginners as you can experiment with the tightness that works best for you. It is fully adjustable, so it can be fitted around the erect penis and then quickly loosened when you need blood-flow to return to the area. Be careful not to trap pubic hair in the ring when you pull it tight, and perhaps consider shaving prior to play. A lasso is generally quite thin and discrete, and designed not to get in the way during sex. Some styles will even come with a removable bullet vibrator.

Multi-ring cock rings

Multi-Ring

For versatility you can’t go past the multi-ring option. These usually come in a set of two or three different sized rings, and you can choose which one you like best at the time or wear all three at once. The bonus is that you can place them where you like, perhaps you want them all close together at the base of the shaft; or you might want one to spread them out and put one around the tip, one in the middle and one around both the cock and balls.

Things to Consider When Buying A Cock Ring

Now that you know what sort of cock rings are available, it’s time to break down the features. This isn’t as exciting as thinking about what bells and whistles you’d like, but things like material, price and brand are also essential items to tick off your wish list. We’ve broken them into sections to give you a deeper look at other important features in your search for the perfect cock ring.

Materials/Compounds

Higher quality materials will cost more. It’s a fact. But the better the material, the more body safe the product is going to be. This means less risk of allergy, infection or breakage. It’s as simple as that.

  • Silicone - Silicone is popular for its realistic feel, its durability and the fact it’s very easy to clean. All you need is soap and warm water. Silicone is completely body safe, meaning no latex or phthalates (a controversial plastic softener that has been linked to health issues) and it’s hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin. It’s stretchy and flexible and soft to the touch.
  • Composites - A composite material is something that contains a blend of one or more materials. It might be an ABS plastic core with a silicone skin over the top, or a thick ABS plastic device with a glossy PU coating over the top.
  • Rubber - Rubber is extremely flexible and stretchy, making it a lot of fun. However, keep in mind that this stretchiness is usually due to the addition of phthalates, a controversial plastic softening agent that has been banned in some countries. It has been linked to a range of health problems, including cancer. Rubber will often emit an unpleasant smell, but some people like rubber sex toys because they come in a range of fun colours, are usually cheap and are squishy to touch. We always recommend using a condom with rubber products because it is not a body safe material.
  • TPE - This is a type of plastic that is hypoallergenic and free of latex, but it is also porous. TPE products are generally lovely and glossy, but you need to take care of them with a thorough cleansing after each use. Using a condom can help to reduce the amount of bacteria that might pass from the ring to your skin, because even though they can be cleaned they will never be completely disinfected due to the porous finish. TPE is popular because it’s free of phthalates, the controversial plastic softener that has been banned in many countries.
  • Metal, Glass, Leather - Metals and glass are two of the most body safe materials you can buy, and both are non-porous (won’t harbor any bacteria), easy to clean, sleek, shiny and feel wonderfully cold against the skin. Glass also holds heat well, so you can change the temperature to suit your needs. These are non-flexible and therefore best for men who are experienced at using cock rings. Leather is easy to clean but is porous so bacteria can become trapped if not taken care of properly. You can disinfect it in a 10% bleach solution but beware it will never be totally disinfected so is best used with just one partner.

Choose the type of material carefully - if you buy a glass product with no experience in buying cock rings before and then expect it to stretch you will likely be very disappointed. Conversely buying a cock ring which is a lot smaller than your penis, and it simply won't fit - choose the right material to suit your experience level, and your comfort and size preference. If uncertain choose a stretchy material which is more flexible.

Materials
type of use

Type of Use

For such a small device, a cock ring can have many features and different uses. Whether you want one for masturbating, one to help with erectile dysfunction, one to improve the length and girth or your penis or one to use during sex there is something to suit everyone.

We recommend choosing a more generic and plain cock ring to start with, as a beginner, and then with more experience, and understanding about what works for you, in your situation, escalate and try alternative materials, sizes, shapes, and functions to better suit. For example you might find vibrating cock rings numb your ball sack too much, and too much to handle.

Vibrating vs non-vibrating

Vibrating vs Non-Vibrating

If you’re planning to use the cock ring during sex, then a vibrating option can really spice things up for a woman. She’ll get clitoral stimulation while you can benefit from the restricted blood flow to keep your erection hard for longer. But no vibrations means there is no sound, and you might prefer this option if you are planning to take your cock ring travelling (no risk of it going off in your luggage).

Pro's of Vibrating

  • Allows you to stimulate a woman’s clitoris without using fingers or a handheld vibrator
  • Brings another layer of fun and adventure to your couples play, or can be adjusted to vibrate against your balls when masturbating
  • Provides a dual purpose: you’re still getting the erection-sustaining properties of the traditional ring but the added bonus of vibrations as well

Pro's of Non-Vibrating

  • No batteries, cords or removable parts to muck around with
  • Will usually be completely waterproof for easy cleaning
  • No motor or battery means no sound, so the cock ring is discrete, silent and can be used anywhere without anyone hearing a thing

Choosing a vibrating or non-vibrating cock ring really just comes down to experience and choice. If in the past you have bought and tried plain, non-vibrating cock rings and found them to be unfulfilling then we recommend trying a vibrating version, either a good brand like LELO, Doc Johnson or Cal Exotics. Maybe try a cock and ball ring, or a solid form ring. If experience has shown that you are prone to sensitivity or early ejaculation then a vibrating cock ring will only further hasten orgasms, so it might be best to choose a good quality static cock ring, which has some stretch in it.

Shapes & Sizes

You might think a cock ring is just a simple, round ring that is placed over the base of the shaft. Think again. Companies around the world have come up with a lot of new and exciting shapes and sizes that can make you look good and feel great. Some include a pointed tip that can be angled to stimulate your perineum, others offer a figure-eight shape that allows you to put the cock and balls in separate rings. You might want something with bumps, ridges and nubs outside or one that is smooth and glossy to the touch.

Before buying a cock ring, you should measure the length and girth of your penis, so you can buy the right size. A quick and easy way to measure the circumference is by wrapping a ribbon or strip of paper around your cock. Mark it with a pen then lie it out flat against a ruler. You can then divide this number by 3.14 to get the diameter, because this is how most cock rings are commonly sized. If it’s too loose it won’t do what it’s supposed to do, and if it’s too tight you will be in pain. You should always remove a cock ring after ejaculation or after about 20 minutes so as not to cause damage.

Shapes and sizes
The manufacturer/brand of cock ring might matter to some people

Trusted Brands

There are a lot of brands out there that claim to be using high quality materials or designing cutting-edge products. Some live up to the hype more than others. We’ve been around for a long time, and have gotten to know most of the brands really well. The companies we always recommend in terms of price, quality materials and durability include: Cal Exotics, Doc Johnson and Ovo.

We recommend that you always choose a good quality brand of cock ring to purchase. Often cheaper brands break early, aren't well designed or simply don't have enough vibration (if powered that is). By choosing a quality brand it will likely mean the toy lasts a longer period of time, and will likely be more rewarding throughout that time.

Price

Sometimes, if you’re choosing between two cock rings the final factor can come down to price. It’s ok to choose the cheaper option, particularly if you are just a beginner and don’t want to spend a lot of money until you know which sort of cock ring works best for you. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to pay a bit more money to ensure the materials are of the highest quality. If you don’t want to buy a replacement ring every few months, it might also be worth shelling out a few more bucks for something that’s going to last a while. There’s no right or wrong amount to spend on a cock ring, it’s just about finding the price that’s right for you.

We recommend deciding on the features and design that you like and want, then researching the best price. From there you can then narrow down, or reduce features to reduce price. Remember, most likely cheaper cock rings have less features, cheaper quality materials and are not likely to last as long as more expensive ones - you get what you pay for.

price can be a consideration

Summary

So there you have it. Our in-depth look at the types of cock rings you can buy, the popular brands, the types of materials they’re made from and a comparison of different features and the buyers considerations. Hopefully it’s given you a few ideas and helped you narrow down your search. Whether it’s for you to use alone, or something to try with a partner, the most important thing is to have fun. Correctly fitting a cock ring can be a fiddly process, but once you’ve got the hang of it you will reap the rewards.

If you have any more questions, or want some advice then please contact our support staff who have experience in helping customers choose and decide on the right cock ring to buy.

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