Right Size Cock Ring: How to measure yourself

Why do men use a cock ring?

The main goal of a cock ring is to restrict the base of the penis and put pressure on the blood vessels inside, which in turn helps to slow down the flow of blood out of the erect penis. Getting the right size cock ring will help in getting that tight fit round the base of the shaft that maintains an erection.

Cock rings are specifically designed to help men to temporary get harder erections over a longer period of time. Cock rings can be useful for men who suffer from simple common erectile dysfunctions like premature ejaculation of difficulty maintaining an erection for a longer period of time.

Some men even say that wearing a cock ring increases their sensitivity and helps to heighten their orgasm, but others find it more difficult to ejaculate with a ring on. It all depends on your own personal circumstances.

What is a cock ring?

Like the name suggests a cock ring is a ring that you wear round your cock. Cock rings are usually worn round the base of the penis, but there are also versions that are worn behind the testicles, some even have built in vibrators or attachments for additional stimulation.

The versions with built in vibrators can add pleasurable sensations for both partners. Some have a small bullet vibrator that sits on top of the ring and which serves to stimulate the clitoris others have vibrating mechanisms that sit below the penis the stimulate the testicles or the perineum.

If you want to read a bit more about cock rings, please head over to our “complete beginners guide to cock rings” which will give you more information about types and uses of cock rings.

How to get the right size cock ring?

When it comes to cock rings size does matters. Buying a ring that is too small will only result in pain, discomfort and disappointment. The same goes for buying a ring that is too big as it won’t function properly and just slip off.

So getting the right size cock ring, one with a proper fit, is important. What you want is a snug, but effective fit.

Cock ring sizes are usually expressed in diameters, either in mm, cm or in inches. So in order to find the perfect size for you, you’ll have to whip your penis out and measure up.

3 Simple steps to measure yourself for the right size cock ring

For conventional cock rings this is the best 3 step method to measure yourself that we know of. All you need is a measuring tape (the flexible fabric kind like a tailor uses). If you don’t have one of those a simple piece of string and a marker will work too.

Now, find yourself a place where you can relax, focus and where you wont be disturbed. Then get yourself fully aroused and erect (or better get someone to help you).

Step 1: measure the circumference of your penis

Take a measurement with the measuring tape by wrapping it round the base of your penis; right where the shaft enters your body. You can either do this in inches, cm or mm … whatever your preference.

If you are using the piece of string method, then take the piece of string and slip it around the base of your penis, again right where the shaft enters your body. The string should be pulled snug to be able to get an accurate measurement, but take care not to pull it too taught so that it digs into your skin or your measurement will be wrong. Believe me this will be the only time you’ll hear that a couple of millimetres do make a difference when it comes to penis size.

The same method will also work if you are measuring for a cock ring that goes behind your testicles. In that case simply slip the string behind your balls and follow the same procedure. 

Mark the string in pen or with a marker on the point where the string comes together or crosses over.

Now remove the piece of string, put it on a flat surface and measure the distance between the two  marks.

This measurement will give you the circumference of your penis or the circumference round your balls behind your scrotum and your penis (if you are measuring for that type of ring).

Step 2: And repeat

Repeat this process a couple of times to make sure that you get an even more accurate measurement.

Step 3: calculate the right size cock ring diameter

The next step will involve a bit of simple math. Take an average of the measurement you just took and divide this by 3.14159 (or Pi for those that paid attention in geometry class). This measurement will give you the desired diameter or ideal cock ring size.

Here are some sample measurements to give you an idea of how it works:

  • Circumference: 157mm => 157 / 3.14159 = 49.97469 => Diameter (ring size): 50 mm
  • Circumference: 18.8 cm => 18.8 / 3.14159 = 5.98 => Diameter (ring size): 6 cm
  • Circumference: 5.75 inches = 5.75 / 3.14159 =  1.83 => Diameter (ring size): 1.83 inches

When you choose a rigid, inflexible ring in metal, wood or acrylic make sure that the diameter of the cock ring is not smaller than your physical measurement. Otherwise you may not even be able to put the ring on or it might cause serious discomfort.

Now finding out the right size cock ring was simple don’t you think?

Still not sure about the right size cock ring for you?

If you are still not 100% sure about your measurements or if you are new to using a cock ring, then maybe it is best to start with a stretchy ring or one with snaps or a toggle. These rings can be adjusted to a size that suits you and they can also be taken off easily if you experience any pain or discomfort.

If you are keen to try out some cock rings, then why not browse a full selection of cock rings over at kinkybuddies.

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