What is a cock ring?

Female Orgasm –

I've got a big problem. My girlfriend gave me a birthday present and I didn't know what it was. It was just a rubber ring about 1 ½ inches across. Then she told me it was a cock ring.

What's a cock ring? What am I supposed to do with it? Please answer me fast so she doesn't think I'm stupid. You can email me at <email deleted>.

Thanks a bunch,
Cock ring confusion

Dear Cock ring confusion,

You'll be pleased to hear that cock rings are theoretically very simple. They're nothing more than a ring of rubber, metal or some other substance that constricts the blood flow to the penis. This results in an erection that is bigger, firmer and lasts longer than without the use of a cock ring. Most cock ring users find that their ejaculations are more intense, because of the longer-lasting erection and also because the penis is more full of blood.

A cock ring fits over your testicles and the shaft of your penis when you're not erect. Just slip in your testicles, one at a time, and then your penis. Don't try to put it on when you're erect. Use a little lube to make this task easier.

Your cock ring shouldn't increase your penis size more than just a little. If you notice more than a little swelling, the cock ring is too tight. You should remove it immediately. If you experience pain or your genitals start to feel cold (a sign of poor circulation), take the cock ring off.

Also, you shouldn't leave your cock ring on for long periods (don't wear it to sleep!).

Now – enjoy your cock ring. And remember to thank your girlfriend for the thoughtful and hopefully fun gift.