Sexual health is important, and gone are the days when people were embarrassed by the purchase of sex toys. That’s why we’re counting down the best male sex toys you need in your life right this second.
Are penis rings safe?
We recently caught up with Astroglide’s resident sexologist, Dr. Jess, to discuss just how safe penis rings really are. Here’s everything you need to know.
“Penis rings are safe, if you use them safely,” says Dr. Jess.” The biggest ‘safety’ issue I hear when it comes to penis rings involves pulling/removing pubic hair.
“Adding some lubricant around the area can reduce pulling – just like shaving/trimming. Generally speaking, it is recommended that you wear the ring for a maximum of 20-30 minutes before taking a break. But you know your body best, so use common sense and take it off if it feels painful, causes swelling or causes lack of sensation/numbness.”
How can a penis ring affect ejaculation?
“While [penis] rings can provide a slight increase in erection size and firmness, you don’t want to overdo it,” Dr. Jesse continues.
“If this is your first time wearing the ring, try it on an erect penis for five minutes to make sure it fits, and be sure to remove it if you ever observe any significant swelling.
“If you are taking blood thinners, have a penile injury, or if you have a history of blood, nerve or circulation problems, check with your doctor before using the ring. Some people with varicose veins prefer not to use a ring that wraps around the scrotum.”
Can I use a penis ring with a condom?
“You can use a ring with a condom – just put the condom on first and then put some lube on the tip to increase sensation. You may find that rings that wrap all the way around your balls will be more comfortable and pleasurable if you use them with a water-based lube. And all rings will be easier to remove with lube. If you’re using silicone rings, use a water-based lube to keep the toy intact.”
If you’re interested in more advice from Dr. Jace, we recently discussed the importance of finding the right lube in detail in our Guide to the Best Male Masturbators.
The Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life
The benefits of a healthy sex life are numerous, and some may even surprise you.
As WebMD points out, people who are sexually active take fewer sick days, have lower blood pressure and are at less risk of heart disease because it counts as exercise.
One study even said that men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
If that’s not the best excuse to buy sex toys, and I don’t know what is, if someone says something about playing with sex toys, please laugh and inform them that they will die before you do.
Picking the right lubricant
Choosing the right lubricant is the key to sexual satisfaction. The last thing anyone wants is to suddenly stop, pull out a tube, measure out the correct amount, apply it, and continue as if you haven’t ruined everyone’s mood.
So, which lube is right for you? It all depends on a few things.
Water-based lubricants are the first choice for anything. They’re easy to use, most bottles have nozzle attachments on them so they’re not fiddly, and they’re easy to clean up. You can’t go wrong with a water-based lubricant.
Next is a silicone-based lubricant. This lube is stickier, but also provides a more, lubricated riding experience. Plus, since it is silicone, it is automatically hypoallergenic.
Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t use silicone lube with sex toys made from silicone. These two silicones can interact with each other and cause damage to your toy. There is also the potential for harmful bacteria to form.
My advice is to only use silicone during sex or solo play. If there are toys on the table, avoid them.
For our final lube trip, we have oil-based lubricants. In short, oil is a great lubricant because it lasts a long time. A dab of oil should last the entire session. The downside, however, is that you have to clean up a ton of oil, which isn’t easy.
Warm water and a towel will help, as will some wet wipes. If you don’t mind the cleanup process, oil is great. But if you just want something easy to clean up, go with a silicone or water-based lube.
Sex toys for men and women
In my experience, sex toys designed for males and females are useless. Male and female genitals are very different beasts, so trying to get something that pleases both at the same time is complete nonsense.
While the penis rings on this guide are aimed at straight couples, they don’t always work. Women can have orgasms from vibrations, obviously, but when the vibrations are on and off the clitoris due to penetration (it is connected to the penis, after all), it can become quite frustrating for them.
It can certainly be fun for them, but the payoff isn’t there.
This is why I would always recommend buying separate sex toys for both partners, especially for each partner.
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This is not really a question that has a definitive answer. I know, does it work? The problem is that what works for one penis doesn’t necessarily work for the other. Then there’s the window of objectivity when you consider the different sizes and fit factors.
That said, I still have good things to say about Cobra Libre 2.
I’ve spent a long, long time researching the best of the best and there are a lot of positive reviews about the Cobra, and this is simply not an office where one person makes a ton of different accounts. This thing is used by real people and they absolutely love it.