(Article medically reviewed by Dr. Zac Hyde M.D)
Erectile Dysfunction Tension Rings can do two things for a man, depending on his current Erectile State.
First off, they can be used as an ED device to help guys out who have a tendency to lose their erection during the act.
Because a properly placed ring will trap blood and help keep that erection going long enough to reach the finish line.
In this scenario the rings are often used in combination with a vacuum erection device.
The pump brings on the erection, and the tension ring keeps the erection alive.
But I need to mention, before using an erectile dysfunction tension ring for this purpose, you should try dropping pornography first if you’ve been a consumer.
Because the most common cause of erection loss in men with clean pipes is porn consumption.
And once you drop the habit, you probably aren’t going to need to mess around with an ED ring, unless you want to.
If you make this wise move, that porn will also stop messing around with your brain chemistry and your overall quality of life.
The second reason men use penis rings is to trap blood after using a device like the Bathmate Penis Pump.
This keeps blood trapped in the penis, keeping it in an enlarged state after a routine, which speeds up gains.
The ring also prevents turtling, where the penis retracts after an enlargement session, which you definitely want to avoid if you’re looking for permanent growth.
Also, when using a tension ring for this purpose it will increase the size of your flaccid hang over time.
This one two punch of stronger erections and a larger flaccid hang can give your mental game a massive boost in the sex department.
So if you decide to try an erectile dysfunction tension ring for ED purposes, I suggest you also use it for enlargement as well.
I’ve seen many men quickly reverse poor erection quality after starting up an enlargement routine, especially if they use their new habit as a replacement for compulsive masturbation.
This shift in behavior and erection quality will definitely be picked up by your partner, which can be a massive turn on, leading to more frequent and better sex.
And that’s the main reason we’re having this conversation in the first place, right?
So do yourself a favor and drop the porn for good, then replace that destructive habit with a consistent stretching, extending or manual enlargement routine.
Then watch your self confidence and your erection quality soar.
Erectile Dysfunction Tension Rings Part 2:
Below our editorial team has put together a detailed post on penis rings. The different types, how to use them, risks, advantages and much more.
Let’s get started.
A penis ring (also called a tension ring or cock ring) is a sex toy and medical device depending on how you plan to use it.
They are simple to use and can provide some big benefits in the bedroom. It’s also one of the best tools that men with ED can use to regain erection strength and sexual confidence.
The idea of a cock ring is so simple that frankly, it’s genius.
These things are basically just large rings available in a range of sizes that are intended to slip onto your penis. The idea here is that the ring (if sized correctly) will effectively keep blood trapped inside your penis (source).
Once you get an erection, the tension ring traps the blood flow inside your penis so you maintain the erection. That way, a penis ring can help you maintain a rock hard erection for longer.
When used with a penis pump, this is even more effective.
If you’re new to penis rings, let me reassure you that they are completely safe – as long as you follow the best practices and use them in a safe manner.
The biggest things are: never wear a penis ring for longer than 30 minutes at a time, and don’t wear a penis ring that’s too small. If you follow these two rules, you won’t risk any injury.
In this guide we’ll cover all the dos and don’ts of penis rings, proper use and sizing, the different types that are available, and penis ring safety.
How to Use An Erectile Dysfunction Tension Ring
Cock rings are very simple to use. Unlike other more complex sex toys, a penis ring really doesn’t require any preparation or “warm up” for your member before you use it. In fact, the best way to use a cock ring is to put it on while flaccid.
We recommend starting with a larger diameter ring at first until you can determine the best size for you. This will prevent any discomfort from the ring being too tight. You should also use some water-based lubricant to help the ring move smoothly over your skin.
Once you have some lube ready, gently slide the ring down your shaft so it’s just about touching your scrotum. At this point, you should stimulate yourself enough to achieve a solid erection.
As you get hard, pay attention to the fit of the constriction ring – is it too tight or too loose? You’ll have to figure this out as you go. As mentioned above, always start with a larger diameter and reduce the size if needed as you gain experience.
Once the erectile dysfunction tension ring is on, it will help you maintain a strong erection for longer because it helps keep blood inside your penis.
That’s why a penis ring is often used as a treatment of erectile dysfunction.
A word of caution – we strongly recommend only using penis rings for no longer than 30 minutes at a time to prevent adverse side effects.
It’s also a good idea to let yourself return to a softer state before removing the ring.
That way, you won’t risk any discomfort from the ring tugging on your skin. You can also apply some extra lube to the ring and your penis to make removing it easier.
How to Use an Erectile Dysfunction Tension Ring with a Penis Pump
For men with erectile dysfunction, using an erectile dysfunction tension ring and a penis pump together is a powerful combination.
First, some quick background. A penis pump is another tool that can help you achieve and maintain a strong erection. There are tons of varieties available (more on that later) but they all basically work the same way.
A penis pump is essentially a vacuum tube that you place over your penis, then pump to gradually remove air and create a vacuum.
As you pump the air out, the resulting vacuum draws blood into the blood vessels inside the penis
For men with erectile dysfunction, a penis pump is a reliable way to get a rock hard erection. But you don’t want to overdo the pressure on your penis – just pump until you’ve drawn enough blood into your penis to achieve that erection.
At this point, the penis ring or erectile dysfunction tension ring comes into play. Once you’ve achieved a solid erection with your penis pump, you can remove it and slip on a tension ring to help you maintain that erection during sexual intercourse.
Now, I know I said above that the best way to use a penis ring is to start with a flaccid penis. However, you can still put one on when you’re standing tall as long as you do it properly.
In this case, you really must use some water-based lubricant to help the ring slide easier. We also recommend using a penis ring made from a stretchy material like silicon (as seen in the pic above) so you can stretch it a bit to fit over your penis if needed.
For men with erectile dysfunction, the penis pump / tension ring combo is one of the best ways to achieve and maintain a hard erection – when engaging in sexual activity.
The Best Penis Pump to use with an ED Tension Ring
That brings us to one of the big penis pump questions – which one should I use?
The internet is awash with thousands of different penis pumps. The vast majority are cheap, low-quality products that aren’t well made. However, there are a few high-quality versions out there that work effectively and safely.
Our top recommendation is the Bathmate Penis Pump. We like Bathmate for many reasons, but primarily because the product is safe, comfortable, and reliable.
Bathmate is also a US-based company with excellent customer support and a 60-day money back guarantee. More than 1 million of Bathmate pumps have been sold, and they have tons of 5-star reviews. That’s a lot more than can be said for most of the penis pump makers out there today!
The Bathmate is the world’s first hydro penis pump. That means it uses water pressure to create a vacuum instead of just air. That makes Bathmate much easier and more comfortable to use than other penis pumps.
The use of water also makes Bathmate more effective in achieving the results you want. With water inside the pump, you’re able to more easily make small adjustments with much lower risk of discomfort.
Using Bathmate is just like using any other penis pump. The only difference is that you must fill the pump with warm water first before inserting your penis. It’s designed for all types of men, with penis sizes from 1 to 11 inches when erect.
We recommend using the Bathmate for no longer than 5 minutes to achieve a rock solid erection. Once you get hard, you can remove the pump and slip an erectile dysfunction tension ring over your penis to maintain that erection.
Read our review of the Bathmate here.
Different Types of Erectile Dysfunction Tension Rings
A tension ring or penis ring is a sex toy you should really add to your arsenal, especially if you have erectile dysfunction. But it can be tough to pick the right one.
Penis rings are a dime a dozen online, and there are tons of different types. Each type has some distinct pros and cons, and we’ll cover them all below.
1. Adjustable Penis Rings
Adjustable cock rings are a good way to get started if you have no experience using rings like this. They are typically made of silicon or leather. Each one will have some type of adjuster that allows you to change the tightness of the ring.
A common form of adjustable penis ring is a silicon band with a tension slider. This type of penis ring makes it really easy to get the most comfortable fit. However, these rings are prone to loosening during use, especially if you use lube.
We recommend adjustable tension rings for beginners. They can also be effective for long-term use, but make sure you get a good one that won’t loosen up. Low-quality adjustable cock rings loosen often and don’t provide adequate tension.
2. Stretchy Penis Rings
This is arguably the most common type of penis ring. They’re available in a range of materials including silicon, rubber, and neoprene. Stretchy penis rings don’t allow for any size adjustment. However, many different sizes are available so you can figure out the best fit for you.
The simplest stretchy cock ring is just a silicon band. Diameter and thickness will vary by product, so shop around and check out reviews. Just make sure to only use water-based lube if you’re buying a silicon ring!
You can easily find variety packs online which include penis rings in multiple sizes. We recommend buying one of these kits if you’re unsure what size works best for you.
You can also buy more advanced double cock rings or cock and ball sleeves in the stretchy variety, but that’s a bit beyond the scope of what we’re discussing here.
3. Vibrating Penis Rings
This type of penis ring is essentially just a stretchy silicon ring, but with a small vibrating motor added.
Why would you want that? Well, some men enjoy the extra stimulation from the vibration. But in most cases, a vibrating penis ring is really intended to pleasure your female partner.
Vibrating penis rings are mainly about sexual stimulation. While they do provide many of the same benefits as other penis rings, the vibrating element is all about increasing sexual pleasure.
For men with erectile dysfunction, we recommend starting with a basic erectile dysfunction tension ring. As you and your partner get more comfortable using them, you might want to try a vibrating ring during sex to add some extra intensity.
4. Solid Cock Rings
These are definitely not for beginners. A solid cock ring does not stretch or change size in any way. They are typically made from stainless steel or other metals.
To use a solid cock ring, you do basically the same thing as you would if using a stretchy cock ring. However, there’s absolutely no forgiveness if you get the size wrong.
For a solid penis ring, sizing is absolutely critical to prevent injury. That’s why we don’t recommend these for beginners. Instead, start with something adjustable or stretchy first to get the hang of it and figure out your size before you try a solid penis ring.
Penis Ring Safety
Safety is paramount when using an erectile dysfunction tension ring. If you don’t do it right, you risk pain or even damage to your penis.
But don’t worry – that won’t happen to you as long as you follow the tips below.
Choosing the right type of penis ring is the first step. We recommend either adjustable or stretchy silicon rings for the best comfort, ease of use and safety.
The size of the penis ring you use is even more important. You should use a penis ring that is snug without being painful. We recommend using a string to measure around your shaft to get a rough idea of your size.
Once you get that rough number, try a few sizes and see what feels right. We always recommend starting with a larger diameter first and gradually getting smaller from there.
If you mess up and go too small, don’t panic! Try using some lube to get the ring off. If that doesn’t work, in most cases you can just cut it off – another reason we recommend silicon rings.
When it comes time to actually use your penis ring, hold up for a second – have you trimmed your pubic hair?
If you have lots of hair down there, it’s going to get in the way and probably get pulled by the cock ring. That can result in some pain.
For this reason, we recommend shaving or trimming around the base of the penis and testicles before using a penis ring.
We also recommend having some water-based lubricant handy. Even if your ring is the right size, a bit of lube can make the whole experience easier and more comfortable.
Once the ring is on, pay attention to the fit. It should fit snugly but not so tight that it’s painful. If you feel any pain, your ring is probably a bit too small.
If you don’t feel any pressure on your penis, then try going for the next size down.
Above all else, always set a timer when using a penis ring.
You should never leave one on for more than 30 minutes at a time – this is the way that most injuries occur. We recommend shooting for 20 minutes at a time to be safe. Additionally, you should wait at least an hour between sessions.
Testicle Rings vs Penis Rings
In this article, we’re talking about erectile dysfunction tension rings that wrap around your penile shaft. However, there are some other varieties out there too that also incorporate your balls.
There are really two types. The first is known as a testicle ring or balls ring.
A testicle ring won’t really help if you have erectile dysfunction because it doesn’t keep blood trapped inside your shaft.
Testicle rings are more about sexual pleasure than anything else, but they can help you increase your ejaculation volume.
There’s also the cock and ball ring. A cock and ball ring is just what it sounds like – it’s a ring with a specific design to accommodate both your shaft and your sack. They can be a great time if you like testicle stimulation during sex.
This type of penis ring provides a slight benefit for erectile dysfunction since it does place some pressure on your shaft. However, the main reason to use a cock and ball ring is for some extra intensity during sex.
For fighting back against erectile dysfunction, we recommend sticking to the simpler stretchy or adjustable rings that are designed for use only around the penis.
Erectile Dysfunction Tension Rings Conclusion
A penis ring is a great tool that men with ED can use to fight back and regain rock hard erections.
They are inexpensive and easy to use. When used properly, they’re completely safe.
They are also effective. By trapping blood inside your penile shaft while erect, a penis ring can help you maintain a solid erection. That way, you can enjoy sex with your partner without worrying.
When used a with a penis pump, erectile dysfunction tension rings are even more effective. With a high-quality pump like the Bathmate, you can achieve a hard erection easily. Then, you can easily maintain it for a while by removing the pump and slipping on a penis ring.
There are plenty of options out there today, but we recommend starting simple. Go for a silicon adjustable or stretchy cock ring at first.
Make sure you measure your girth to get an idea of your size. It’s also a good idea to start with larger rings to prevent pain or discomfort.
After a few uses, you’ll get the hang of it! You’ll be able to maintain stronger erections for longer, which will boost your confidence and sexual pleasure.