Monthly Archives: June 2019

  1. Cock Rings: How to Choose 'Em and How to Use 'Em

    Cock Rings: How to Choose 'Em and How to Use 'Em

    For those who've never used, but are curious about cock rings, starting out can be intimidating--often due to common misconceptions--but also because there are so many types and styles of cock rings.

    So, who better to come to for advice than Perfect Fit Brand CEO and master inventor, Steve Callow. Below, Steve answers questions and gives clear advice on how to choose and use a cock ring. (An edited version of this interview previously appeared on AskMen.com)

    JR Bronson Speed Shift cock ring

    Above: The Perfect Fit Brand™ Speed Shift adjustable cock rings

    What are some common misconceptions about cock rings?
    1. That cock rings are a gay thing.  Fact: The vast majority of reviews by customers of our rings are by straight couples.

    2. That a cock ring is used only around the shaft.  Well, this is probably less popular than wearing the ring around cock/balls at the base of your junk. Most of our rings are designed to fit in this manner, around all your junk.

    3. That a stretchy ring is better.  Actually a properly fitted ring should not be stretched on you at all, it should not bind, it should simply be snug. This is why we make 14 sizes of rings, so that you can get one that actually is fitted properly without binding.

    Derek Parker with the Ribbed Ring cock ring

    Above: The Ribbed Ring cock ring

    What are some reasons why a man would use a cock ring? How is it beneficial to him? To his partner?  
    The cock ring has many benefits for a couple.  We ran focus group testing a few years back and we learned that the majority of men wear it to achieve a harder erection.  Certainly, your partner would notice this.  It also a common belief that a cock ring will prolong your orgasm.  It generally will make it a more explosive experience. 

    If your partner enjoys seeing you out and about sporting a nice sized man bulge in your pants, the cock ring is a must-have it will make your junk look bigger always! Others like the way it moves your balls forward and keeps them from retracting into the body – a common thing for some men.      

    What is a cock ring? Looking to know what it is, how it works, the different styles on the market and what they're good for.  
    The term “cock ring” is actually a catchall for many styles of rings. First, let’s consider how it is worn on your junk.  Depending on the audience, some will consider a cock ring a ring that is worn around the shaft of the penis, at the base.  This is a typical way a cock ring is worn for the purposes of helping men with ED and in our company we refer to this as a shaft ring. 

    The other common way, and the way cock rings are usually worn recreationally (meaning for fun not to treat ED), is around the base of the penis and under the scrotum.  We refer to this as a “cock ring” The cock ring essentially allows blood to flow in through the arteries which are deeper inside the penis, but restricts the exit blood flow on the veins on the surface of the penis.  The shaft ring obviously is most effective at this as it completely encircles the penis, the cock ring on the other hand, has a more gentle effect.  

    Drake Jaden with the Armour Tug Lock cock ring buttplug combo

    Above: the Armour Tug Lock cock ring and butt plug combo. Watch the "How Does This Work? Armour Tug Lock 101 w Steve Callow" video here.

    There is plethora of choices for the rings, many choices also include a “bullet” style vibrator for the pleasure of both partners.  We suggest always to keep it simple to begin.  The common decisions you will have to make, even when trying to keep it simple, are the material choice, stretchiness, and size.

    Silicone rings are an excellent choice.  Silicone is very tolerable by people, and is often used in the medical world.  Silicone is less reactive against the skin, hence its prevelance in the medical world.  Right away you can assume you are getting a better product then the three dollar $3 jelly style.  A silicone ring is not going to stretch as much as one of our SilaSkin rings or another brands of TPR rings.  

    Xact-Fit cock rings by Perfect Fit Brand

    Above: Xact-Fit™ cock rings. Available in 14 0.1" incremental sizes.

    So, sizing is more of an issue.  We did the research. From our 4 years spent developing the Xact-Fit rings, which are available in 14 sizes, we know that the 0.1” increment sizing makes a big difference in the comfort and performance of a ring.  In our focus group, we found the 15 of 17 men who had tested our new sizing system had in fact selected their ideal sized ring to be one of the ring sizes no one else even makes.  

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  2. FKIN (A)rt Friday

    FKIN (A)rt Friday

    Hum and diddle to 1880's artist Joseph Apoux's Alphabet Erotic

    Learning your ABCs via the randy illustrations of 1880's French artist, Joseph Apoux is more than, uh, fun-damental, it's a downright encyclopedia of sexual positions!

    Joseph Apoux Alphabet Erotic

    Though there is little biographic information online about Apoux, aside from a bit of info that accompanies a video of his ABCs, he is surely most famous for his "Alphabet Pornographique."

    Joseph Apoux was born in Paris circa 1860. Little is known of the life of this French artist, renowned for for his risqué & titillating etchings. Creator of the erotic " Alphabet Pornographique ". A fantastic group of striking images, which is typical of the "fin de siecle" obsessions with sex, death & the bizarre of the French Aesthetic Arts at the end of the 19th century.Apoux participated in the * L'Exposition Internationale de Blanc et Noir * during 1886 in Paris.This libertine artist, etcher & engraver studied art with Jean-Leon Gerome & exhibited at French Salons circa 1880 - 1910, his date of death unknown.

    (Apoux was a popular during the French Decadent movement in literature and art of the late1800s. It was a crazy time. Read more about it on Wikipedia.)

    We've provided the first 6 letters, or the first line of "The Alphabet Song," but here's a link to large versions of all 26 letters on the always entertaining Dangerous Minds blog, just in case you want to hum and diddle along.

    Joseph Apoux Alphabet Erotic

    Joseph Apoux Alphabet Erotic

    Joseph Apoux Alphabet Erotic

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  3. 9 Reasons There Doesn't Need to be a "Straight Pride"

    9 Reasons There Doesn't Need to be a "Straight Pride"

    Sad that it's needed, but keep this handy for when you run into fools such as those who inspired this list, reformatted here from the @GayTimes (UK) Instagram post.

    More on the Gay Times website: "Brad Pitt threatens to sue ‘Straight Pride’ for using him as their mascot." "Chris Evans had the perfect response to people calling for ‘Straight Pride’" more on GayTimes.co.uk "Right-wing bigots are trying to hold their own ‘Straight Pride’ in Boston."

    9 Reasons There Doesn't Need to be a "Straight Pride"

    9 Reasons There Doesn't Need to be a "Straight Pride"

    9 Reasons There Doesn't Need to be a "Straight Pride"

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  4. VIDEO: Cazwell's "Wierdo"

    VIDEO: Cazwell's "Wierdo"

    Just a little reminder this Pride Month. Be your own weird, sexy, geeky, horny, REAL self. There's more of us fun folks out there than they suspect. Many more videos from Cazwell on his YouTube page.

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