Should You DIY Your Cock Ring?

Should You DIY Your Cock Ring?

Deciding to make your own cock ring should probably come with a dose of “just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should.” That being said, the real answer on whether to DIY your own sex toy is…it depends.

If you’re feeling crafty or just desperate for new sensations, here are some things to consider before you try a homemade cock ring.

The Material Matters

The Material MattersAnything can squeeze your penis if you just try hard enough. But that doesn’t mean everything you could use is suitable. Certain materials are better than others, and some should be avoided at all costs.

Not-awful materials include rubber rings you get from hardware stores usually found in the plumbing section, bike tubes, scrunches for hair, and (maybe) tape. You can also use the rubber ring at the base of a condom. Just cut around the rubber ring, and voila, you’ve got a DIY sex toy.

Use tape with caution. Wrapping masking, scotch, painters, or electrical tape around your penis shouldn’t be done with consideration because you will have to take it off eventually. If the sticky part gets stuck in your pubic hair, it’s not going to be pleasant. But you might be able to use compression bandages, as long as you’re careful not to wrap yourself too tightly.

Materials to avoid include twine, string, rubber bands, and anything too narrow and thin that can tighten easily. There’s a very real risk of cutting off circulation and causing nerve damage in your penis.

Safety Concerns and Risks

Safety Concerns and RisksMaking your own cock ring is as simple as making a ring or wrapping the material around your flaccid penis until it fits without squeezing. If it already feels constricting while you’re soft, it will likely be too tight once you get an erection. Keep scissors close by so you can cut yourself out if you miscalculate and start to choke your chicken in the worst possible way.

You want to avoid a too thin or too tight cock ring, and you want to make sure you don’t wear it too long — all to avoid cutting off circulation. That’s why you don’t want rubber bands or twine wrapped around your junk. If you get it even a little too tight, it might be difficult to safely get scissors in between you and the string. Although, if the choice is between a nicked dick or nerve damage, brave the cut to save your future hard-ons.

Wearing a cock ring for too long is a very real risk, regardless of whether you make it or buy it. But if the material is unknown or too thin, you want to be more careful. A standard cock ring can usually be worn for as long as 30 minutes. To be as safe as possible, wear your DIY version for no more than 10 minutes at a time.

It Might Be Easier to Buy One

It Might Be Easier to Buy OneIf you’re looking around your house for materials to make your own cock ring, you probably only care that it will do one thing. But let’s be clear, your DIY option will only have a single function: to put the squeeze on. It won’t stimulate your perineum or vibrate as other options do. And if you want multiple sensations, the only way to get that is to buy one. Which leads us to something to keep in mind…

The most basic cock rings are extremely affordable. You can often buy three or four for just a few dollars. And if you’re willing to pay a little more, you get more functionality and sensations. If you’ve got the safest materials sitting around your house already, maybe an expired condom or two, go for it. But if you’d have to go buy the materials you need to make your own, why not save yourself time and money and just buy the real thing? At the end of the day, you’ll have less to worry about. And as long as you keep it clean, you’ll have it to use over and over again.

Conclusion

If you decide to make your own cock ring, use an abundance of caution. Pick the safest material available. Err on the side of too loose and tighten as you go. Keep scissors around to cut yourself out if necessary. But if you’ve got a few dollars to spend, consider buying a cock ring made specifically for the purpose of getting you hard and keeping you that way. The safety risks are greatly diminished, and you’re more likely to have a better experience than with a DIY option.

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