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Myths About Cock Rings You Shouldn't Believe

Cock rings, c-rings, penis rings, no matter what you call them, they are a favorite here at Betty's because of their versatility and potential for intense pleasure. They are also one of the most misunderstood sex toys, so we wanted to set the record straight and tackle some common myths about the cock ring. 

COCK RINGS ARE ONLY FOR FOLKS INTO KINK AND BDSM

Wrong wrong wrong! Cock rings are fantastic for anybody looking to add some extra stimulation to their sex life. They can be used to stimulate the clitoris during penetration for easier orgasms, they can help with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, and make orgasms more intense.

COCK RINGS ARE DIFFICULT TO USE

Many cock rings are made of stretchy materials, making them ideal for a beginner user. With a little lubricant they can slip on and off easily. We recommend starting with stretchy silicone and leave the metal rings to the more advanced players.

YOUR PENIS IS GOING TO GET DAMAGED OR FALL OFF

If you are careful and pay attention to your body, cock rings are perfectly safe. If you experience any discomfort at all, take it off immediately. A properly fitted condom should not hurt or cause damage to your penis. Keep in mind that it is not recommended to wear a cock ring for more than 20 to 30 minutes. This is because a cock ring restricts blood flow out of the penis and, while that’s okay for a short while, it is dangerous for longer periods. For more safety tips on using a cock ring, read our article HOW, WHEN, AND WHY TO USE A COCK RING

COCK RINGS CAN GET STUCK ON YOUR PENIS

While anything is theoretically possible, if you are being careful and have a ring that fits you comfortably, this should never be a problem. We recommend using a stretchy ring and keeping lubricant close at hand, which will help you make a quick exit if you feel uncomfortable. Stretchy rings can also be carefully cut off. If you're still nervous, some rings come with quick release snaps for a guaranteed quick escape.

COCK RINGS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITH A PENIS

Nope. Cock rings make amazing additions to your favorite dildo or vibrator. By wrapping a vibrating cock ring around your fingers, they can also take the act of fingering your partner to new and orgasmic heights

YOU CAN’T WEAR A CONDOM WITH A COCK RING

Untrue. You can absolutely wear both. Put your cock ring on your flaccid or semi erect penis, then place the condom when you are erect. The lube you put inside the ring to slide it on should also help keep any friction from affecting your condom.

YOU CAN’T CUM WHILE WEARING A COCK RING

Also untrue. Cock rings keep the blood in your penis making it more engorged and firmer. They can also help you last longer but you can most certainly ejaculate while wearing a ring. Make sure you take it off immediately after though, so you don’t risk sleeping with it on.