• Cock Rings for Pleasure - The Solution for Women in Search of the Penetrative Orgasm

    The female orgasm and penetrative sex can be an elusive combination. According to randomly harvested statistics, approximately 70% of women are unable to orgasm through penetrative sex alone. When reading through the spools of 'advice' on the subject, I find it quite alarming how little it is mentioned that this is NOT a big deal. 

    A lot of Agony Aunts have reams of advice on 'feeling more comfortable with your partner' and 'learning to relax' amongst other issues, but this just isn't applicable to a lot of women. We are comfortable with our partners. Some of us have squeezed out a sprog in front of the other half. Some of us have a sexual repertoire containing more tawdry acts than you'd find in a rockstar's memoir. Some of us, well, we just live to 'smack that'. Doesn't mean we get to orgasm through penetration alone (and no guys, it does not mean that you're doing it wrong).

    Most women require clitoral stimulation to orgasm and unfortunately it's an anatomical probability that no matter which shapes and angles you pull, the alignment for clitoral contact just isn't always going to be there. If you can't arrange yourselves so that your partner is hitting your clit, you just need a little help from a friend.

    If you want a quick and easy solution, you might want to reach for a cock ring. They come in a range of shapes, sizes, textures and styles and every one is designed to do different things. Traditionally, cock rings have been considered a male erectile enhancement aid and there are plenty of cock rings out there (and indeed on our site) designed for that very function, but there is also a bounty of other rings out there designed specifically to get you off during penetrative sex.


    Different Types of Cock Ring (and Why They All Rock)

    It's a confusing place, the cock ring section of Lovehoney. You'll find them split into two categories – Cock Rings and Vibrating Cock Rings.

    It might seem like a no-brainer to go straight for the vibrating ring, but don't be so hasty. Vibrations do provide a whole new thrill to love making, but more often than not, all a woman needs is a little less space between her clitoris and her lover's penis - there are rings that will do that too. My suggestion is to try a variety. Cock rings are generally pretty inexpensive, so you can create a Pick N Mix bag and try them out to see what suits you and your partner best.

    The Textured, Stretchy Ring

    These are the most simple ring to purchase and use and as a bonus, they often come in a multipack so you get more bang for your buck. Usually made from silicone, they look much stiffer in photographs than they are. These rings are ridiculously flexible and thinner than they appear in the photos. Once stretched out, they provide a tight-fit band at the base of the penis while the various textured shapes, nodules and spikes stand vertically away from the penis, bridging that gap.

    They can also be worn at the end of the shaft by placing one just over the end of the penis. They work wonderfully for G-spot and A-spot stimulation. Perhaps get two on there.

    Tip: To make the transition from cock ring-less to harnessed and ready to roll, incorporate these rings into your foreplay by slipping them onto your fingers and using them to stimulate the penis. A little lube rubbed over them and your hands will help make the transition from fingers to shaft a breeze.

    The Magic Orgasm Cock Ring Set (6 Pack) and the Toy Joy 'Joy Rings' Cock Ring Set (6 Pack) are perfect examples of the textured, stretch ring AND they come in multipacks for a bulk-load of experimentation. These multipacks of super-stretchy textured rings have different nubs, nodules, bumps and ridges which stimulate the female genitalia in a variety of ways. Wearing one at the base of the penis will provide clitoral stimulation during intercourse. You can also wear them further down the shaft or at the cusp of the head to provide internal stimulation to the G and A spots or get creative with a shaft-full of fun - can you fit 6 of these on your man meat?

    The Textured, Stretchy Ring With Clitoral Stimulation

    These work in the same way as the textured, stretch rings but have a double-decker effect with an extra textured pad sitting on top of the ring. The stacked clitoral stimulator means that these rings are often a little wider to support the extra pad. If you find that the smaller rings are not quite hitting the spot, these are likely to do the trick, and by GOD do they do it. If you like your sex slow, deep and sensual - the stacked ring is for you. The clitoral pad will gently nuzzle against your clitoris as you grind, slide and tense around your partner's penis.

    The Toy Joy Power Stretch Silicone Cock RingToy Joy Super Stretch Silicone Cock Ring, Toy Joy Beaded Jelly Cock Ring and Paramour Cock Ring are excellent examples of stacked-up rings which go the extra mile to coax out a during-penetration orgasm. You'll notice that the styles, shapes and textures vary wildly so it's worth giving a few different styles a go to see what works best for you. It will also help you move onto the often more expensive vibrating rings if you decide to, as you'll already know which shapes and styles get you going.

    All of these rings are designed to be used at the base of the penis with the clitoral stimulator sitting at the top of the penis toward your lover. The larger clitoral stimulators reach forward toward the clitoris ensuring that contact is made during penetration. If the smaller rings didn't do the trick, one of these certainly should. Some of them are quite garish in appearance, but once you get over the initial aesthetic of one of these in situ, it becomes all about the sensational feelings.

    The Textured, Stretchy Sleeve

    These slip over most of the length of the penis and not only improve the prospects of clitoral stimulation, they also increase G-spot stimulation.

    The only thing to be wary of is that the man will experienced reduced sensation and for this reason, they aren't so popular. There are sleeves with internal textures that will assist the chap in getting his jollies, but generally these are great for foreplay and teasing penetration to get you both revved up. Oh, and some of these come with a vibrating function.

    Tip: Ensure that you have plenty of lube on standby for use with these babies. They can be difficult to fit without it and the sleeve can be quite uncomfortable for the lady if she is insufficiently wet.

    The Gladiator Beaded Penis Sleeve and Hot Rod Vibrating Silicone Enhancer Sleeve are our best sellers in this category.

    As you will note, one of these sleeves is fitted with a large ridge containing a bullet to assist with that clitoral stimulation but to also send vibrations down the shaft of his penis. This not only makes the experience more pleasurable for him, it will also give her gentle internal vibrations enhancing the internal pleasure and potential sparking an intense, internal orgasm.

    Vibrating Rings - Disposable

    These often slimline vibrating rings are super stretchy, small and have a built in battery making them good for between 20 and 40 minutes of vibrations. These are a great introduction to the world of vibrating toys for boys and they definitely do the trick when it comes to providing that extra clitoral stimulation.

    We carry a small selection of these disposable toys including our own BASIC versions - the BASIC Sex Toys Vibrating Love Ring Vibrating Ring and the Basic Sex Toys Vibrating Mega Ring. The main producers of these rings are condom companies and they'll usually come with a condom for a helpful all-in-one package, for example the Durex Play Vibrations Love Ring.

    A couple of more unusual cock rings also come into this category. The G-Lover Vibrating G-Spot Cock Ring With Condom is designed to be worn directly under the head to stimulate the G-spot. This is probably better combined with a BASIC Sex Toys Vibrating Love Ring Vibrating Ring if clitoral stimulation is a must for you. 

    All of these rings are incredible lightweight and all are designed to work brilliantly with a condom. If you use condoms, these are the best rings to go for. An added bonus is that you can slip them on while you sheath your sword so she may not even realise you have it on until you penetrate her. That's one Hell of a sexy surprise.

    Vibrating Rings - Reusable

    You needn't necessarily move onto these after acquainting yourself with the disposable variety, but everyone has their preference. Some people prefer the petite fit of the disposable rings whereas others who frequently use rings during sex will be looking for a financially sustainable solution. These rings are similar to the disposable kind, but the power supplies are 100% replaceable.

    The BASIC Sex Toys Chunky Waterproof Vibrating Cock Ring and the Honey Bunny Vibrating Cock Ring are two examples of reusable vibrating rings without any fancy extra bits. The BASIC ring has been championed for its waterproof properties making slippery, wet fun a must if you go for one of these. The BASIC runs on cell batteries that are easily replaced whereas the Honey Bunny requires a replacement motor once the power dies out. We don't stock these at our warehouse sadly.

    Vibrating Rings With Bells and Whistles

    These extravagant relatives of the reusable vibrating cock ring are pimped out with all manner of exciting features such as vertical clit ticklers, bullet vibrators, pendulous balls that tease and jangle. As they all vary so much, I'll summarise a little about each one.

    Mantric Dinky Banger Vibrating Cock Ring

    This ring has a large clitoral stimulator covered in varied-size nodules to provide stimulation to the clitoris. A powerful vibrating bullet slides into the end with the nose pointing downward toward the penis. By placing the bullet vertically, contact with the clitoris is a dead cert.

    Lovehoney Double Ding Ring Vibrating Cock Ring

    A seriously strappy set-up, this ring has a harness for the testicles that also has its own vibrating bullet which sits directly under the testicles. A stronger, clitoral stimulator sits at the top of the ring and sends vibrations directly to her clitoris as well as down his length for internal sensations. Users have reported an increased orgasm rate for women and improved sensation for the men. Success.

    Vibrating Ball Banger Cock Ring

    This little baby is fitted with spikes around the ring and the vibrating bullet for poignant sensations for both partners. At the base of the ring are three pendulous balls that rub and bang against his scrotum and her anus (or clitoris if being used from behind!) for added stimulation.

    These are just a snap-shot of the products that fit into each of these categories for stimulating cock rings (and sleeves) and vibrating cock rings. We have so many different varieties that you're bound to find a ring or 10 that will do it for both you and your partner.

    Comments (2)

    • SEXYGET 69: June 05, 2010 18:29
      Brilliant and informative piece Hella! I can highly recommend the Big Daddy cock ring. It's very good!

      SG x

    • anthony: May 04, 2012 01:55
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