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Product Review: The Screaming O Vibrating Ring

Synopsis: A tiny vibrating disposable cock ring. This review first appeared on our site in 2004 and surprisingly the device is still in production and continuing to provide amazing orgasms. Our original review follows…

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Product Review: The Screaming O Primo Tux Silicone Vibe Ring

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Synopsis: A soft, stretchy silicone cock ring with a 3-speed vibrating bullet located at the top.

Our Review: It’s been awhile since we’ve tried out a new cock ring; not because they have fallen out of favor, but rather we haven’t seen much improvement in design and function in the years since they became a regular part of our sexy toy chest. Metal rings, for example, are primarily different in appearance and weight, but function identically no matter the design or brand (we prefer those from Gear Essentials). Stretchy rings are now almost all made from silicone, with many models sporting one or more vibrating bullets to enhance pleasure for both partners.

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Product Review: The Screaming O-Joy

Synopsis: A robust cock ring with a pressure applicable clitoris stimulator.

Eddy’s Review: The enhancement of a cock-ring is usually marketed to men. But as time trudges forward, so does the creativity of sex enhancers. The company Screaming O, known for their cock-rings which usually vibrate, has introduced the O-Joy.

The O-Joy is a cock-ring made of gel which is very pliable and stretches to encompass the male shaft. It is 3 ½” long in length with an opening of 1”, that can be stretched to 6”. The purpose of the cock-ring is to hold the blood in the shaft after the male has become erect to enhance the length of time and hardness for an erection. The little jewel of the O-Joy is that the top 2” of the cock-ring has a bulbous design with various nubbins on one underside and a finger indentation on the top side. This part of the O-Joy is for receiving partner. It enables the either partner to push down on the extended bulbous part to lay and rub against the clitoris as the wearer of the O-Joy thrusts in and out. It really lets the couple play with a different style of stimulation instead of the normal vibration of a “bullet”. The vibration from the “bullet” style cock-rings sometimes it too strong for the couples involved, which may make it uncomfortable.

When we first tried the O-Joy, we almost thought it would not be a good enhancer to our play since we are both so used to vibration. But as we tried it, we found that as we slowed down and really took our time to find our groove to get our own rhythm. I really liked using the extended piece to place it just where I needed it to be to enhance my own clitoral stimulation. I think it is a useful piece, especially if partners aren’t used to or do not want any vibration stimulation.

Freddy’s Review: Posting shortly…

In summary, we really like this little toy. It’s nicely priced, allows one to control the amount of stimulation, and provides the benefits of cock rings in general.

To learn more about or purchase The Screaming O-Joy, click here to visit our online store or visit their website 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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Product Review: Fun Factory Love Ring 8ight

Synopsis: A silicone cock ring with a pressure activated ball in the top for clitoral stimulation.

Freddy’s Review: You’d think after being in the adult business since 2001 I’d have seen it all and become jaded after all this time. However, though you’d be right about 90% of the time (indeed, most products my wife and I try are absolute crap), occasionally one of our most respected allies pops in to remind us why entered into the adult business realm in the first place.

That ally is Fun Factory, probably our favorite sex product manufacturer alongside Tantus and Lelo. These three companies not only produce dynamite pleasure devices (and by extension, orgasms), but go the extra step in making each and every aspect of their offerings an experience. In Fun Factory’s case, no detail of your encounter with one of their products is without care and consideration. Their packaging is a prime example, with vibrant color and thoughtful design that begs for more exploration. The products inside rarely disappoint as well; we’ve probably reached orgasm with a Fun Factory vibrator, dildo, or other intimate product literally thousands of times. Their Patchy Paul G2insert able vibrator, as a prime example, has travelled across the world and back, accompanied us through hot tubs and showers, and is still in operation almost seven years after we purchased it. Our Layaspot clitoral vibe, curved so perfectly it fits between us during intercourse as if it were a permanent part of our anatomy, has become so indispensable we keep two unopened in our household just in case. Of course, now in its 6th year of service it shows no signs of giving up anytime soon. Such is the case with German engineering, I guess (now I see why BMW owners are even more cult-like in their devotion to their automobiles than Apple fanatics are to their iPhones).

So it was with great anticipation that a box of new Fun Factory goodies arrived for us to try, the first of which was (to our knowledge) their initial foray into the world of cock rings. This, incidentally, is no small feat; there are dozens of companies producing almost infinite twists on this most basic sex product, so what – to our minds – could Fun Factory possibly bring to such an established category? Quite a bit, it turns out, though we enthusiastically endorse their 8ight Ring with one caveat, which we’ll mention a few sentences from now. But first, the basics: the 8ight is a silicone “figure eight” ring, meaning it has two holes, one of which is occupied by a curious round object (also made of silicone) held firmly in place in the top loop. Though quite stretchy, the ring is definitely designed to wear on the shaft of the penis, as enveloping the full package would cause far too much constriction. Installed properly, though, the 8ight is comfortable and sized to fit most average size males, perhaps even encompassing the lucky larger among us.

In my use with my wife, I found the 8ight to function as intended, providing an intensified orgasm and longer erection as is the case with similar products. The silicone ball managed to find its way to my wife’s clitoris as if it had a mind of its own and added a nice bit of stimulation during the (inter)course of our evening. The color of the 8ight, purple, made me balk at first (despite purple being my favorite color, it just doesn’t look very manly down there), but the silliness of its appearance once on actually gave us a good laugh and added a nice touch of humor to the sexual proceedings. In all, I’d have to give Fun Factory kudos on another product well done, except…

That caveat. The one thing that could’ve truly put this “thing ring” into the epic category would’ve been to make that darn silicone ball vibrate. Come on, Fun Factory, you make vibrators that can be programmed sixteen ways from Sunday, can’t you find a way to put a little buzz into the 8ight? Just sayin’. Until that day comes, though, I imagine the 8ight has a few orgasms in which to participate and many more years alongside our Patchy Paul and Layaspot family members.

If you are interested in purchasing a Fun Factory 8ight Love Ring, click here or on the links above to go to our online store.

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