Top 10 Best Cock Rings, According to a Sex Coach

Written by Hannah Lovegrove, 23 June 2022.

Reviewed by Cam Fraser.

Keen to put a ring on it? Discover the joys of cock rings and how to safely enjoy them with a side of expert advice from sex coach and erotic educator Cam Fraser.

Whether you know them as cock rings, penis rings, stamina rings, tension rings or love rings, they’re all designed to do exactly the same thing - pump up your peen for an even sweeter release. Cock rings come in a range of different styles, shapes and materials to suit everyone. From vibrating cock rings to double cock rings and cock ring sets, there is a cock ring out there for every penis owner.

To help give you the best advice possible, we’ve called on our good friend and sex coach Cam Fraser to share his wisdom and top picks when it comes to cock rings. Cam has a whole stack of impressive qualifications under his belt, but his passion lies with sex coaching and encouraging people to cultivate a loving relationship with themselves, their spirituality and others. You can bet he knows a thing or two about cock rings and how to use them!

According to Cam, cock rings can enhance the sex life of a person with a penis in a number of different ways. “The first is that it temporarily makes the penis more engorged. The penis may look and feel ‘fuller’ and even bigger because of the blood that is being trapped. This can be visually arousing and possibly even more stimulating for you and or your partner. Cock rings also make orgasms more intense. You can still cum while using a cock ring and the added pressure can make the orgasms more intense. Lastly, cock rings can help a person with a penis last longer. The cock ring applies pressure to the base of the penis - or when used around the base of the testicles, it can prevent them from rising up towards the body when ejaculation is nearing - and this can help delay ejaculation.”

You heard it here first, folks. Cock rings may be able to help you achieve longer-lasting erections and more intense orgasms. So if this sounds like your speed, Cam is here to lend his expert advice to the topic of cock and ball rings and to share his top 10 cock ring picks.

Cam’s advice on using a Cock Ring

Do you have a few quandaries about cock rings? Cam’s here to answer all of your burning questions so you can feel totally at ease the next time you go to slip a ring on it.

How can I use a Cock Ring safely?

Cock rings are completely safe to use, so long as you take care to follow the instructions.

Make sure you fit your penis ring correctly and don’t leave it on your donger for longer than recommended.

When using a cock ring, you want to make sure you find a penis ring that’s the right size for you, or you could risk penile strangulation - yep, it’s a real thing. According to Cam, “Cock rings are supposed to be snug in order to trap the blood in the penis, but they aren’t supposed to be so tight that they cause discomfort or pain_.”_ If you notice your willy turning red or blue, it's a good indicator that the ring is too small and should be removed immediately.

Cam also mentioned that it’s also important to be mindful of how long you wear a cock ring. “Using a cock ring continuously for more than 30min should be cautioned against. Again, the cock ring is designed to limit the outflow of blood from the penis, but this outflow is necessary. Keeping the blood stagnant in the penis for too long can cause damage to the capillaries in the penis.”

Lastly, it’s a good idea to attend to your wedding tackle with a bit of pre-coital manscaping if you’re planning on introducing a cock and ball ring to your nightly routine. Trim your pubic hair so it doesn’t get caught in the ring and cause discomfort.

What are some common myths about Cock Rings?

When it comes to cock rings, there’s a whole bunch of cautionary tales doing the rounds and putting penis owners off from using them. Luckily, Cam’s here to bust these myths so you can take your next romp to a whole new level with the help of a trusty cock ring. You can bet that Cam’s heard it all, but here are three of the common cock ring myths he's come across…

Myth #1: I can’t use a cock ring because I don’t have a penis.

Just because you’re not rocking a rod doesn’t mean that you can enjoy a cock ring. As Cam says, “You can easily slip a vibrating cock ring over your fingers and use it to stimulate your or your partner’s clitoris.”

Myth #2: I don’t want to use a cock ring because it means I’m “broken”.

Not at all, says Cam. “This is a myth because you can use a cock ring regardless of whether or not you have erection issues. You and your partner may want to play around with what it is like to have a temporarily more engorged penis or a more intense orgasm.”

You heard the man. Penis rings can help to beef up your boner and achieve more explosive results. In saying that, if you do have trouble getting it up, peer reviewed studies have found that cock rings paired with penis pumps can help you to get hard and stay harder for longer.

Myth #3: You can’t wear a condom with a cock ring.

Also untrue. According to Cam, “You can absolutely wear a condom with a cock ring.” Simply slide the cock ring around the penis before popping on a condom.

Penis ring care and cleaning

With a little bit of TLC you can prolong the life of your cock ring. To begin with, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a lubricant that’s compatible with your cock ring’s material. From water-based lubes to oil or silicone lubes, check out our handy lube guide to figure out which one is best for you and your cock ring.

Once you’re finished with your cock ring, it’s important to give it a good clean or you could risk a nasty infection or even STI transmission. Warm water and a mild soap will do the trick, but if you’re after added peace of mind you can pick up a dedicated sex toy cleaner. If your toy isn’t completely waterproof, make sure you don’t submerge it while giving it a wash - just use your cleaner of choice and a damp cloth instead.

Once your toy is freshly washed and dry, you can store it safely for the next naughty sesh. Most toys come with a storage bag or case. Otherwise, Lovehoney has some great storage options to keep your toys clean in between uses.

Now that Cam’s addressed all your cock ring questions and you know how to keep it clean, it’s time to find the best cock ring for you. Here’s the top 10 penis rings according to Cam Fraser.

Best for increasing clitoral stimulation during sex

Happy Rabbit Stimulating Rechargeable Rabbit Cock Ring
(50)
$89.95

Cock rings aren’t just for the benefit of the wearer. If you want to give your kinky companion the ride of their life, then this vibrating rabbit cock ring could be the one for the job. Perfect for couples, the thick bunny ears offer a range of speeds and vibrational patterns to tickle the clitoris or perineum. Loop the two stretchy rings around your shaft and plums for improved staying power and added stimulation.

What customers say: "Both me and my wive really enjoy this addition, and it definitely makes having sex more interesting and satisfying."

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Best for wearing on the shaft and balls

Lovehoney Bionic Bullet 5 Function Vibrating Cock Ring
(560)
$23.95 $39.95 You save: $16.00 (40%)

This handy vibrating ring comes complete with a removable bullet vibrator that can be used on other erogenous zones to pump up the pleasure. The vibrating bar stimulates your boo’s clit or perineum while providing toe-curling sensations down your length too.

What customers say: "Great fun. Made my girl cum fast, and the double ring made me thicker and harder."

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Best for versatile use

Lovehoney Get Hard Extra Thick Silicone Cock Ring Set (3 Pack)
(257)
$19.95

This cock ring set is Cam’s top pick: “I recommend this because it is simple and non-threatening. It is a basic set of cock rings that do exactly what cock rings are traditionally supposed to do - keep blood trapped in the penis to maintain an erection. This 3 pack has three different sizes, which is also great because, while a lot of cock rings are advertised as one-size-fits-all, that isn’t always the case. Having a few different sizes to choose from is really helpful to find the right fit, and then also gives you the option of using the other two rings in other ways - like around the base of the testicles, et cetera.” You heard it from the Sex Coach himself. Why not have a play with this set and see what works best for you!

What customers say: "We like the different sizes and that there are 3 pieces so you can use them on different places."

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Best for comfortable wear

Lovehoney Thick Silicone Cock Ring
(44)
$14.95

This extra thick ring is designed to prolong your erection and delay ejaculation. The liquid silicone is super soft and comfortable, making it perfect for cock ring first timers. Use this ring with a good dash of water-based lube.

What customers say: "The width of the ring allows it to be worn for longer use without being too tight. Great for use with partner, or solo, for prolonged periods without becoming too tight."

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Best for totally tight restriction

DOMINIX Deluxe 1.9 Inch Stainless Steel Doughnut Cock Ring
(110)
$44.95

If you’ve experimented with your fair share of stretchy cock rings, then it might be time to explore the feeling of total restriction with solid cock rings. Made from stainless steel, this ring provides a firm grip on your todger. For added temperature kicks, you can warm or cool the ring before use. This one’s best to slip on while you’ve got a flaccid penis. Just make sure to coat your junk and your ring in plenty of lube.

What customers say: "Nice weight, feels good. Very easy to clean. Very pleased with it. Just slip on with a little lube, the extra tug from the weight is very pleasing."

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Best for precise tension

Tracey Cox EDGE Maximum Control Adjustable Stamina Ring
(234)
$19.95

If you struggle to find a ring that fits you, then you might want to check out adjustable cock rings like this stamina ring. Eliminate the risk of penile strangulation altogether by tailoring the ring to accommodate your girth. To use, just position the ring around your penis or balls and adjust using the toggle closure until you find the right size.

What customers say: "So much better than the usual fixed-size rings. Definitely helped keep me up to the task at hand. Wife said it improved our love-in."

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Best for keeping in your pocket

BASICS Comfort Stretchy Cock Ring
(189)
$8.95

This silicone cock ring is super thick for some extra cushion for the pushin’. Great for first timers, just add a generous dash of your favourite water-based lubricant before getting down to business.

What customers say: "It stretches to fit perfectly without being too tight but is tight enough to do the job. Soft silicone rubber construction, and can slide over the penis easily."

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Best for remote-powered pleasure

Lovehoney Wild Thing 10 Function Remote Control Vibrating Cock Ring
(32)

Perfect for hands-free loving thanks to the remote control, this handy two-in-one toy features a removable bullet vibrator that can be used to rouse those other sweet spots around the bod. Your playmate will go wild for the textured stimulator that makes this cock ring a sensory overload for both partners.

What customers say: "The vibrations were great for both of us, and the remote control was a fun addition to share the power!"

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Best for luxury delights

Desire Luxury Rechargeable Vibrating Cock Ring
(83)
$84.95

If you’re a fan of super luxe loving, then this vibrating cock ring is for you. The textured clitoral stimulator can be used on your lover’s bits, or twist it around to enjoy the vibes on your swingers. This silky silicone cock ring is nice and stretchy to fit comfortably around the penis.

What customers say: "There's actually very little I need to do. The vibrating part at top of the ring sits perfectly with the upper part of it reaching her clitoris. The vibrations basically do the rest."

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Best for travelling attractions

Lovehoney Bed Ringer Rechargeable Double Cock Ring
(281)
$69.95

Take this vibrating double cock ring on the road with you for a bit of extra fun on your weekends away. Enjoy 12 vibrational functions and a textured stimulator for glorious clitoral or perineal stimulation during penetrative sex.

What customers say: "Got this for my GF since she recently discovered she enjoys using a vibrator while we have sex and she was blown away! Highly recommend this for anyone wanting to add a new pleasurable experience to their love making."

Buy it here
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