They Help You Stay Harder, Longer
Regardless of the type of cock ring you use, they all function in a similar way. The ring traps blood inside the shaft of your penis, which helps you maintain a rock-hard erection, says Dr. Brian Steixner, M.D., chief of urology at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center.
A tight-fitting ring at the base of your penis can also help prevent “venous leakage,” a type of erectile dysfunction that results when tissues in your penis fail to properly lock in blood, Dr. Steixner says.
Penis Rings Boost Your Confidence
If you know a cock ring can help keep you hard, that knowledge may help a ring relieve boner-deflating performance anxiety, says sex and relationship therapist Chris Donaghue, Ph.D.
“Erections require relaxation,” he explains.
Anything that helps you feel more confident and less anxious—whether it’s a ring or an ED drug—will help you relax and perform better.
Penis Rings May Delay and Intensify Your Orgasm
There’s not much published research on cock ring benefits. But anecdotally, some men say that by compressing the area surrounding the base of your penis and testicles—almost like a modified version of the squeeze technique—rings help delay their ejaculation, says Brandon Bartling, manager of the Pleasure Chest sex shop in New York City.
Other guys report that cock rings give them more forceful, pleasurable orgasms, Bartling says.
Penis Rings Can Make Sex Better For Your Partner
Vibrating cock rings can help stimulate your partner’s clitoris, Bartling says. Other models have built-in “girth extenders” that make your penis feel wider to her when you’re inside her.