Glans ring (or cock head ring) are popular sex toys made to enhance a man’s pleasure. These rings are carefully designed to provide a perfect grip and make erection stronger, particularly in the penis head. Thanks to glans rings, the penis head becomes harder and more pronounced, as well as more sensitive.
Another advantage to glans rings is that they benefit a man’s sexual partner. Both the wearer and his partner will benefit from added stimulation, harder erection and a stronger penis. These penis head rings are more than just cool jewelry pieces – these functional cock rings truly hit all the right spots and make sex more exciting.
Different Types of Glans Rings
A glans ring is a special type of a cock ring made to be worn around the glans. It is typically adjusted just under the penis head, so it provides a nice grip and additional stimulation while also enhancing erections.
While regular cock rings can sometimes be used as glans rings, it’s strongly advised to use specially designed weighted glans rings on your glans. They are made to be positioned under the penis head so they provide the perfect comfort. Also, purchasing a special glans ring makes it easier to find the best fit. This is why it’s best to seek glans rings specially made for this purpose and wear regular cock rings elsewhere on the penis (down the shaft, around the balls, etc.)
Metal glans rings are sturdy and provide a perfect grip. While they require a bit of experience to put on and take off, they provide much better results than glans rings made of other materials. Metal glans rings are specially designed to provide maximum stimulation with a good comfort for the wearer.
There are also special glans rings with an attached rod that’s inserted into urethra. These rings, also known as “sperm stoppers”, are made to provide unique urethral stimulation and stronger orgasms.
Glans rings can be used alone or in a combination with another sex toy. They can be paired with regular cock rings or ball rings, making a cock cage or a cock trap. These elaborate cock rings are made to stimulate the whole penis, from balls to the penis head.
Glans rings are often used in a combination with penis plugs. Penis plugs are great sex toys made for urethral stimulation. Many of them include a glans ring. Such a glans ring serves two purposes: it keeps the penis plug in place and it provides additional stimulation for the wearer.
How to Use a Glans Ring
Just like regular cock rings, glans rings also come in a wide range of sizes and materials. The choice of a glans ring will depend on a man’s anatomy, preferences and experience. Beginner users should stay away from heavy glans rings until they are fully accustomed to the feeling and sensations glans rings provide.
Typically, a glans ring is worn under the penis head when the penis is fully erect. For easier wear, make sure to use lube. The lube will make the ring slip on your penis easily and without any discomfort. This is particularly important for using metal glans rings. They tend to be very sturdy and sometimes tight, so you want to be able to slip it on and off easily.
At the same time, make sure that the ring is tight enough so it provides a perfect grip and doesn’t go off on its own. You don’t want your glans ring to slip off during sex or masturbation. This is why proper fitting is important.
How to Fit for a Glans Ring
A general rule of thumb for glans rings: you want them to be tight to provide a good grip, but also easy to put on and take off with the help of lube. To ensure this, it’s important to choose a glans ring of an appropriate size.
To measure properly for a glans ring, it’s best to take two measures: one when you’re soft and another one when you’re erect.
Take a string or a soft measuring tape and wrap it around your penis just below the head. Make sure to mark the measurement. Measure yourself at least two times: once when you’re flaccid and once when you’re erect. Even better, take several measurements for both flaccid and erect state and use the average value.
These numbers give you your circumference: one when you’re soft and the other when you’re hard. The difference between two measurements is typically between 0.5 and 1 inch, though other measurements are also possible. You will need to take all these measurements to make sure that the ring stays on when you’re soft but that it doesn’t become way too tight when you’re hard.
As an additional security, you can measure your corona (the widest point on your head) when you’re soft and when you’re hard. This is to make sure the glans ring doesn’t simply slip off.
Once you have your circumference measurements, divide them by 3.14 (pi). This will give you the diameter when you’re soft, when you’re hard and also the diameter of your corona. To choose an appropriate glans ring, use the largest ring that will not slip off but is also comfortable enough not to become too tight.
The measuring takes some practice or even trial and error. This is normal. Just be patient and you will find that perfect glans ring size you will wear for a great satisfaction.
Additional tips for using glans ring
• A glans ring should be tight, but not uncomfortable. If you ever experience pain or if the ring stops your circulation altogether, make sure to remove it immediately.
• Never leave your glans ring on for too long. You need to give your penis some time to rest.
• Both circumcised and uncircumcised men can wear and enjoy glans rings; your circumcision status will not prevent you from enjoying this handy sex toy.
• Glans rings made of metal are the best because they provide the best grip and the most intense stimulation. However, make sure that the metal used is body safe (surgical steel, for example – not stainless steel!)
• The appropriate size will depend on your erection. If you are a major grower, you will find that a glans ring ends up being a bit too tight if you measured when you’re flaccid.
• If you have a very pronounced head (that sticks out from the shaft), it will be easier for a glans ring to stay on. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear a glans ring if your head is not so pronounced.
• If you are a beginner user, start slowly and be patient. It’s important to get used to the sensation and to learn how to put on the glans ring properly.
• Always use lube to make the experience more comfortable and satisfying!
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