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Product Review: Gear Essentials Imperial Cock Ring

Synopsis: The top of the line Gear cock ring.Our Review: First, I’d like to say that I LOVE Freddy in a cock ring. Whether it’s metal or silicone or leather; the look is great and I like how it keeps him hard a wee bit longer than he would be without it. Lately, he’s been wearing metal rings from Gear Essentials, located in Minnesota, and we’ve been trying to convince the heterosexual males (the gay sector has been wearing them for decades) in our audience how great these metal marvels can be.

Our first experience was with the subtle Titan .2″ model, which is very thin and light and barely perceptible to Freddy. He wears it quite often and I like knowing he has it on when we go out and we play little teasing games where I’ll try to “cop a feel” from him when no one is looking. I also attempt to turn him on occasionally, as I know he’ll have a heck of a time getting soft again due to the ring’s prevention of blood release from his penis. In short, these little gems have added a neat dimension to our sex play that we now incorporate as often as possible.

Until the Erotica LA show on June 22nd, Freddy had not tried any of the heavier Gear models, such as the thicker versions of the Titan, the Master, Imperial, or even the awesome Omega, which packs over 10 ounces of metal into its donut shape. He always felt a little intimidated and it took a bit of convincing on my part to get him to don it for the booth. I figured if we were going to show them, then Freddy should be wearing one to show our endorsement. On the 2nd day of the show, he put on the Imperial brushed finish ring and we set off in the morning for a 13 hour stint in our booth. I’ll let my hubby take it from here…

Freddy – I was a bit hesitant to wear such a thick hunk of metal around my privates, but I’ve been hitting the gym hard lately and I thought it might look great against my improved physique. It proved even easier to install than the Titan (it’s easier to hold while you manipulate everything through it) and, after proudly examining myself in the mirror (Narcissistic for sure!),  I set out for the show very aware of its presence. Walking with it generated no discomfort, however, and gradually I got used to the weight as the hours went by and I became more comfortable with telling visitors to our booth that I had it on. I even showed it to a couple of people before security paid me a visit and made me stop. Later, after we returned home, the real test of making love was awesome, as the ring is big enough to hit Eddy’s clitoris and I could position and move for her maximum pleasure. Stamina-wise, it was no different than the other rings, and I’d say it was a positive experience in the extreme!

Since that Saturday, he’s continued to wear it off and on and I do like how it looks against his newly toned body. In summary, this is one awesome piece of steel and it’s found a home against my favorite body in the whole world!!! To view a demonstration of how to properly put on a metal cock ring, click here.

 
Interested in purchasing a Gear Imperial? Click here or on the links above to visit Gear Essentials website.

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Product Review: Gear Essentials Titan Cock Ring

Synopsis: A metal ring worn to enhance erection and visual appeal of the male genitalia.

Freddy’s Review: Ever since I first tried the Mr. Whiskers Stretch Pleasure Rings, I’ve been completely sold on wearing a cock ring, utilizing different ones often (about a third of the time, by my estimation). Not only do they help maintain a hard erection by preventing the escape of blood from the penis during prolonged love making, but they feel and look sexy as well. Very few things turn Eddy on sexually as much as the site of my clean shaven “love zone” neatly complimented by a ring. It just works for her. Indeed, I’m not afraid to admit that I find it attractive myself and a little self admiration in front of the mirror just prior to sexual activity can do wonders for the psyche!

All of this led up to our annual pilgrimage to the Adult Video News show, where we hunted – vulture like – for interesting and cool items to review and post on this website (yes, it’s a tough job, but SOMEONE has to do it). Tucked well in the back of the main hall was a small booth, comprised of nothing more than a table covered with a black cloth, showing off a collection of gorgeous metal rings. And, though we knew their purpose immediately, we had never considered wearing something like this due to a perception problem on our part that they could be dangerous (when in fact they are actually safer than the silicone rings). The company, Gear Essentials, is actually an off shoot of a metal fabrication company which manufactures Braille (no, really!) and saw an opportunity to introduce extremely high quality standards to the adult market, specifically to the gay sector. Company co-founder Mike Murphy, who along with founder Dwight, explained to us that it’s quite common for gay men to wear cock rings as they would any other piece of jewelry and he wished to introduce this practice to the heterosexual market. When he offered one of the rings to us, we just couldn’t resist.

The first thing we had to do was measure for a proper fit, which is done by taking a strip of paper a quarter inch wide and wrapping it from the base of the shaft (where it connects to your body), down behind the balls (under your scrotum) and back up again so that the paper meets. You then measure the length of the paper and divide by three, giving you the proper diameter. In my case, a quick trip to the men’s lounge confirmed the least large model would suffice (as it will for MOST men, thank you!). The only other choice was the finish, available in a shiny mirror or brushed metal, the latter of which was my choice. Anxiously, I ran back to the lounge to put it on, assured by Mr. Murphy that it could be worn comfortably for hours without a problem.

To put it on, it is necessary to be flaccid and you first tuck each testicle through the ring (one at a time), then push the head of the penis through the top, as if you’re threading a needle. Holding the head with one hand, you then pull the ring back toward you until it is against your body, where it should feel comfortable and secure. Make sure that your testicles are comfortably in front of the ring and make minor adjustments until the ring feels as natural as possible. For me, it was no problem and I was “ringed” in no time. To see a slide show of how to put on a metal cock ring properly, click here.

To say I felt sexy wearing the Titan must be comparable to how a woman feels wearing sexy underwear (or maybe even a nipple or clit piercing?). No one other than myself knew it was there, but the mere fact that I knew was, well, really COOL. Eddy didn’t know I had put it on until things heated up after the show back in our hotel room, and she loved the way it looked as she brought things to attention in no time. Function-wise, it worked just like the Mega Stretch EXCEPT without the constant squeezing; wrap a rubber band tightly around your finger and compare the results to wearing a wedding ring and you’ll see what I mean. Even after sex, I didn’t want to take it off, though when I did it was effortless to do so. Cleaning is as simple as soap and water and the stainless steel will retain its beauty for several lifetimes.

In conclusion, this is a GREAT product. Gear makes five other styles, which get progressively heavier and wider, which should address most personal tastes. All of their rings also come in three different sizes to accommodate virtually any size man. I’ve never been one for wearing jewelry (I don’t even wear a watch), but this is one hunk of metal that now adorns my body often and with pleasure!

If you’re interested in purchasing a Gear product, Click here or on links above to learn more. To view a slide show of how to put one on, click here.

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How To: Choose and Use A Cock Ring

What is a Cock Ring?

A cock ring is a device worn around the penis, used to enhance the appearance of the male genitals and extend love making by keeping blood trapped inside the penis. The first documented use of rings were believed to be in China, made from the eyelids of goats, with eye lashes intact. These flexible eyelids were tied around men’s erections and the hardened lashes were said to increase the pleasure from intercourse.

Another version of their history is that the use of cock rings began many centuries ago, developed for a rich prince who did battle bravely and took many women prisoners. Incapable of satisfying his women captives, he took his problem to his kingdom’s man of medicine, who fashioned him a cock ring.

How does it work, exactly?

An erection occurs when the penis is filled with blood after arousal. Simultaneously, muscle spasms occur at the base of the penis causing the blood to be trapped and the penis to become hard. When there is a dysfunction of the muscle spasms, the blood flows out and the penis remains soft.

A cock ring applied snugly to the base of an erect penis will help prevent the blood that is keeping the penis hard from returning to the body. In this manner, the cock ring helps maintain a firmer erection!

Of what kinds of materials are cock rings made?

Cock rings come in every conceivable form and material known to humankind, including rubber, silicone, leather, metal, cloth, etc. We’ve even heard of them being made of Kevlar, but we’ll believe that one when we see one!

What are the BEST cock rings made from?

This depends on what you WANT from a cock ring. If prolonged sex and a harder erection is what you seek, you’ll want a cock ring that holds blood inside the penis most effectively, which means binds the tightest. For this, you should use either rubber or silicone, which stretch the most and constrict blood flow the most effectively. If you wish to wear a cock ring for longer periods of time, you should acquire a ring with a fixed size, such as one made from metal or leather. In the case of leather, most can be adjusted tighter via metal snaps or buckles, so you can get the best of both worlds. There are also versions of cock rings called “cock and balls,” that both wrap around the penis and balls, AND have an extra ring attached to wrap around the shaft only (see picture below).

How do I know what size cock ring to get?

Whoa there, stud! Though we’re sure you (or your partner) is the biggest thing since John Holmes and Ron Jeremy, we can assure you that most silicone rings will stretch to accommodate even the largest johnsons. In the case of metal rings, measuring is quite simple; take a strip of paper about 8″ long and a quarter inch wide, and wrap it around the area, marking where the two ends meet. Measure the length of the paper and divide by 3 and you’ve got your size. For most men, a 1.75-2 inch ring will be sufficient to wear comfortably.

OK, I got a cock ring, how do I properly wear it?

The proper way to wear a cock ring is behind the balls, and around the top of the shaft against your body (see picture at left). With a silicone or rubber ring, you can also place it around the shaft only, but you run the risk of it slipping off during sex or when things get wet and slippery. No matter which one you choose, it should fit comfortably and cause no pain. IN ALL CASES, A COCK RING SHOULD BE PUT ON WHILE NOT ERECT!!!

To put on a stretchy ring, simply stretch the ring with the index and ring fingers of both hands, bringing it underneath and behind the balls, then back toward your body, slowly allowing the tension to bind the area securely. A metal ring is a little trickier; start with one testicle through the ring, then the other, then fold the penis and point it downward, pushing it through and pulling the ring back against your body, above the shaft. For a demo slide show, click here to see what we’re talking about.

That sounds sensible, can these things cause damage to my privates?

The answer to this question is a resounding YES. The penis is composed of millions of blood vessels and constricting blood flow into, or out of, the area is not something your genitals are designed to do. Some of the pitfalls of using a cock ring improperly (too tightly) are numbness, discoloration, and severe pain.

For safety and pleasure, a cock ring needs to increase the size of the erection only slightly. If you notice more pronounced swelling, then the fit is too tight. In that case, take the cock ring off immediately. It’s also vital for men to take off their cock ring at the first sign of pain or if the genitals feel cold. In addition, it’s dangerous to leave a ring on for too long, including wearing one to sleep when spontaneous erections are all the rage. An erection of several hours can cause blood coagulation in the penis, making it difficult to lose the erection. This is called priapism, a prolonged erection. Since new blood cannot enter the penis, this can be severely painful and cause permanent damage to the erectile tissue. If this happens to you, seek medical attention as soon as possible, and don’t worry — the staff at the ER has seen this before.

Where can I get a cock ring?

If you want a metal or silicone ring, we sell them in our online store (you can find reviews of both in our Product Reviews category). However, the BEST places with the widest selection are, believe it or not, gay adult shops. Apparently, cock rings have been a staple of the gay community for years and are just now becoming popular among the heterosexual demographic, to which we belong. If you don’t have a gay adult shop in your area (or, as is more likely, you’re not adventurous enough to go into one), then cruising through the various adult shops online will yield great results. Typing “cock ring” into Google, for example, will generate literally thousands of good resources.

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