What Is A Cock Ring Or Penis Ring: The Definitive Guide


To avoid any confusion, let’s first clarify that penis rings go by many different names, such as construction band, cock ring, c-ring, wrap ring, and tension ring. No matter what you call it, the main function of the ring is to help men maintain an erection. This provides both the user and their partner enhanced pleasure.

In this guide, we’ll provide you with an informative overview of cock rings, including how they work, tips on how to use them, the benefits of using them, as well as a comprehensive list of popular cock rings, and the wide variety of options that are available in the market today.



To understand the working principle of a penis ring, one must first understand the penis anatomy. A penis becomes erect when the brain and local nerves emit impulses to the penis muscle to relax, allowing blood to flow in, filling open spaces. The cock ring pressurizes the penis enabling it to hold on to the blood for a longer time. This makes it possible for the penis to become firmer and allows the erection to last longer. 

The ring is usually wrapped around the base of the penis; however, some people prefer wearing it around their testicles and penis simultaneously.   

Here is the reason why experts recommend that people always buy the best penis rings



Not quite sure whether a cock ring is right for you? It’s understandable to be a bit hesitant when trying new things, but once you learn about the benefits, we’re confident you’ll jump right in… or slip it on, as the case may be. The advantages reach beyond the penis. Cock rings can help enhance your sexual pleasure and stir up some spicy, intimate moments between you and your partner.  

Erectile dysfunction: Many people find it challenging to keep an erection. Cock rings have been proven to help with this very frustrating problem, allowing those with erectile dysfunction a way to successfully reconnect with their partner. 

Eliminate performance anxiety: This problem is common among many men. Using a cock ring can help relax the nerves and boost confidence during sex. 

Increased pleasure: Cock rings enhance pleasure as they increase the girth of the penis, resulting in better penetration and benefiting both partners during sex.    

Safety while using a Cock ring: Don’t try to put your cock ring on when you’re fully erect, not to mention super sensitive. Slide it on at half-mast, so to speak, to ensure you’re able to place it properly at the base of the penis. Lube is highly recommended! 

"The main benefit of cock rings is that they help maintain erections by preventing the blood from leaving the erectile tissues in the penis, making erections longer and stronger," says Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D., NYU professor of Human Sexuality and a sexpert for LELO. "This can lead to longer and more satisfying sex sessions and relieve feelings of performance anxiety some penis-owners might have about their erections." ~This quote was originally published on MensHealth.com



There are a large variety of rings available. We’ll break down the basics to help you find your ideal ring. How do you know which ring is ideal for you? It all comes down to comfort and fit. Whether you’re just starting to explore rings, or maybe you’ve been using them for years and you’re ready to kick it up a notch, we’re confident you’ll be able to find something that is perfectly suited to you and your penis.

Wrap Rings. Perfect Fit Brand™ introduced the world’s Wrap Rings in 2019, and quickly amassed a loyal following. They perform not only as a cock ring, but a ball ring/stretcher, or shaft ring. Enthusiastic customers note they outperform other combo products for fit and comfort.

The XPLAY® Thin Wrap Ring and the XPLAY® Ultra Wrap Ring come in various cord lengths. They have been carefully engineered, balancing material characteristics with stretch. The Ultra ring is thicker, with added stretch. They come in various cord lengths. Simply wrap to adjust tension!

Donut Rings. Just like it sounds, donut rings look like, well… donuts, but for your penis. The Cruiser Ring is beefy and built to get the job done. Made with ultra soft, stretchy SilaSkin™ it gently restricts your cock (or your cock and balls), and has 10x stretch so you can wrap for even more tension, if you desire.

The Stackit is a more compact version of the Cruiser. It’s perfect for stacking or extended play sessions. It’ll even fit comfortably under clothes, allowing you to show off your bulge in public.

Ribbed Rings. These rings have a ribbed surface for enhanced pleasure. Perfect Fit Brand™’s original Ribbed Ring sets the standard for durability. If you’re looking for a superior, long-lasting ring that won’t break, this is it. Made from a proprietary material it’s super comfy – never harsh or scratchy.

The XPLAY® Ribbed Ring & Ribbed Ring Slim are smaller, with 33% less material. The end result? A stretchier ring with gentle restriction. Try a combo pack!

Adjustable and Fitted Rings. After extensive research, Perfect Fit Brand™ did away with traditional cock ring sizes. There simply weren’t enough options in the market to provide everyone with an ideal fit. Xact-Fit™ changed that. With a difference of only 0.1” (2.55mm) between ring sizes, and 14 sizes to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect fit!

Made from a plush, soft-touch silicone the Xact-Fit™ rings are incredibly strong and durable. Each ring is stamped with its size – no more guessing!

The Xact-Fit™ Play Zone™ is a great starter kit complete with 9 Xact-Fit™ rings and a sexy orange traffic cone for storage, designed specifically for your Xact-Fit™ rings. This is a great way to try out different sizes and find out what works best for you. Stack ‘em for even more fun!

If you’re a no nonsense, one-stop-shop kind of person, the Speed Shift may be just what you’re looking for. It’s full of surprises, and perfect for first-timers. The Speed Shift adjusts to 17 different sizes for a perfect fit, every time. It features a quick-release tab, and allows for easy adjustments, even while in-use!

Cock Armour. Looking for the ultimate in luxury for your cock? Look no further than the Cock Armour. It simply defies categorization. This unique ring incorporates all the traditional features you’d expect, with the added benefit of unrivaled comfort. Anatomically designed, it gently hugs your torso and pushes your gear out from your body – enhancing your penis and scrotum. It’s super stretchy, making it easy to put on and take off. Once in place, enjoy long play sessions with prolonged erections. It even stimulates the perineum for added pleasure. Armour Up is a slimmed down version of Perfect Fit Brand™’s best-selling Cock Armour.

If you’re ready to step it up a notch, check out the Armour Tug Lock with added butt plug for added stimulation. This 3-in-1 cock ring, ball strap, and butt plug is sure to make an impression.

Like the Armour Up, the Armour Push is a slimmer, thinner version of Perfect Fit Brand™’s Cock Armour. An extra bottom ridge provides a bigger lift, pushing your gear out and away from your body. Don’t be afraid to put your best package forward with this gem.

Looking to further intensify your experience? The Armour Tug Standard adds a whole new level of “woah” with a unique ball tug your boys are sure to enjoy. This slim version provides added bulge, enhanced erections, and intense orgams.

Cock & Ball Ring. Made of  SilaSkin™ the Cock & Ball is super soft and stretchy, yet pleasantly restrictive. This unique cock ring & ball stretcher combo adds extra weight to your balls for an unbelievable experience. It’s gentle, yet firm. And, one-size accommodates even the most robust parts.



There are lots of incredible sex toys avalable in the market today, but the cock ring maintains a solid reputation for being one of the easiest toys to use, making it a great choice for novice toy users.


Cock rings are gently placed around the penis. You can use one ring, several at one time, or even wrap them. They can be used on the penis, around the balls, or both! Use them during solo play, or with a partner. 

It’s pretty hard to go wrong with cock rings. The concept is simple. Blood flows into the penis to make it erect, and the ring restricts blood flow out of the penis, allowing for longer, harder erections.

Cock rings are even recognized in the medical community as a tool to help those with erectile dysfunction, giving them an opportunity to intimately connect with their partners.

The pros are plentiful. Great sex, longer erections, and (lest we forget) mind-blowing orgasms.

Cock rings are used to restrict blood flow, which is an essential bodily function, therefore their wear time should be limited. There isn’t a hard and fast rule about how long one can wear a cock ring as no penis or cock ring experience is alike. That’s why wrap rings are ideal as the user can release a wrap to prolong use if needed so as not to cause damage or pain. Generally, you’ll want to limit use to no more than one hour. 

The key to a successful cock ring experience is to find one that fits, and to listen to your body! If a cock ring is too big, it’s likely to slip off. Too tight and it can cause damage, especially when worn for an extended period of time. If you ever experience numbness or pain while using, remove the ring immediately.



Cock rings are available in a variety of materials, including rubber, metal, plastic, and more. Our proprietary SilaSkin™ material is a fan favorite. Here at Perfect Fit Brand® we recommend washing your toys with soap and water, then rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Do not boil! If you wish to sterilize a toy, we recommend using a UV light system. Make sure your toys are thoroughly dry before storing.



Cock rings are a must-have in your sexual toolbox. They are a great starter toy for providing enhanced pleasure for you and a partner. Not to mention, medical professionals are now recognizing them as a practical tool for those with erectile dysfunction. If you haven’t found one that suits your penis or desires yet, you’re not looking hard enough, because the options are innumerable. 

Cock rings are safe, easy to use, and come in a variety of different shapes, colors, and varieties, including wrapping rings, adjustable, and multi-use.

What’ve you got to lose? Give ‘em a try today and start enhancing your sexual pleasure, and your partners!