The Best Cock Rings Reviewed:
My Favorite Vibrating Cock Rings

Written by: Don Watson | Updated: April 17th, 2019

Don't Have Time To Read? Here's My Favorite Cock Ring

The Lelo Tor 2

If you're just here to figure out which cock ring is the best, my personal favorite is the Lelo Tor 2.


Six different intensity setting to choose from and a battery that lasts a full hour and a half, it's a perfect choice. I like the most because I find it the most comfortable for extended use while still being tight enough to have a wonderful effect on my stamina. 

Over the years, cock rings have found themselves inside my nightstand drawer pretty consistently. That's not to say they all deserved that privilege, however. Enough of them have snapped while in use to make me wonder why I even bothered in the first place, while others were more like medieval torture devices than sex toys.

I've decided to write this article to help men avoid the problems I had finding a cock ring worth actually using. Lots of money and countless Amazon boxes could have been saved had I done more research before buying the first okay looking cock ring I saw. You'd think there'd be little room to mess it all up with a toy so simple, but you should never underestimate the human race's ability to muck something up real good.

A good cock ring is dependable, comfortable, and ideally has some powerful vibrations to boot. Why are cock rings even a thing in the first place? Well, they aren't penis accessories meant to assert your dominance over men with lesser rings, they do have a sneaky purpose. Placed around the base of the penis, the right cock ring will increase the amount of time it takes for a man to reach orgasm as well as change how the sensations of sex feel.

The vibrations from the toy also serve to make the whole experience a lot more pleasurable and hopefully take some of the focus away from the fact there's a tight ring around your dong. Cock rings aren't selfish, either. The vibrations can easily transfer into your partner and if you happen to have a woman for a partner a cock ring with a perfectly clitoris shaped vibrator makes sex a whole new ball game.

My Favorite Cock Rings

The Lelo Tor 2: My Favorite Cock Ring

The Tor 2 is a great cock ring whether you're just getting started using cock rings, or you're a seasoned vibration veteran.

A major problem with most penis rings is that the people who made them clearly didn't factor in how comfortable they'd be to wear. This leads to chafing and a serious worry that you might have ruined some blood vessels if you happened to have a particularly bad toy.

The body-safe silicone construction of the Tor 2 makes for a ring that's stretchy when it needs to be and taught enough to still get the job done.

On top of it all, the ring itself is pretty wide so the tightness is dispersed over a larger area.

The toy is controlled via two buttons on the top that are easy to press while in use with a total of six different vibration intensities to cycle through.

The sheer range of vibration settings means there's a little something for everybody here, with a delicate whisper being the lowest and a healthy buzz being the strongest, and enough variance in between to keep things fresh.

It's the perfect toy to haphazardly toss into the nightstand once you're done with it as the hour and a half battery life should last a few sessions before you'll need to charge it up again.

If you'd like to learn more about the Lelo Tor 2, you can read my full review.


The We-Vibe Pivot: The Runner-Up

The We-Vibe Pivot is a cock ring that was designed explicitly with couples in mind.  The top portion of the ring that has the vibrator is extremely swollen in nature to ensure proper transfer of sensation from one partner to the other.

The "Pivot" part of the name comes from the toy's ability to move and conform to all of the curves of your partner while in use. You can't see it in the picture, but the front of the toy extends forwards in a very accommodating manner.

Not all toys vibrate the same, with some going for a high-frequency whizz while others go for a low-frequency rumble. The Pivot is a rumbler. A total of ten different patterns are available so people who love their waves and pulses can get their jollies easily with the Pivot.

It also fits extremely snugly, the silicone ring extends in the middle slightly to ensure the toy doesn't move whatsoever while it's in use.

To learn more about the We-Vibe Pivot, read my full review.


The We-Vibe Verge: A Totally Unique Cock Ring

The We-Vibe Verge changes the formula a little bit from what I'm used to.

We-Vibe tries to advertise that it can be used four different ways (either the flap above, below, or the same just spun around 180 degrees) but there's clearly just one way it was meant to be used. That's with the flap facing downwards and towards the perineum.

It's also unique in that it goes underneath the ball sac as well, that's why the hole might seem particularly large. This is so the perineum stimulator can actually fit into place.

There's enough different settings to make things unique and it even hooks up to the We-Care app if you want total control over what kind of vibration you'd prefer most.

It doesn't transfer nearly as much sensation to your partner as a different cock ring would, but for some men the perineum stimulation makes it worth it and it's not like there's zero transfer, just less.

You can read my full review to learn more about this unique cock ring.

Consider This: A Side-by-Side Comparison Of The We-Vibe Verge & We-Vibe Pivot

There's a big division in the cock ring market that's best exemplified with the differences between the Verge and the Pivot.

The We-Vibe Pivot is what I'd like to call traditional cock ring configuration. For the longest time these types of cock rings with a large, powerful vibrator on top have dominated the market. They're easy to use, not particularly bulky aren't extremely likely to scare a particularly sexually reserved partner away from wanting to be included.

The We-Vibe Verge however is a much more modern take on the cock ring. Large, garish extensions come out and they look more akin to some kind of tribal style jewelry than a sex toy. I personally prefer the traditional configuration, but the modern style does have it's benefits. Some can be used above the penis and work to make stimulating the clitoris of your partner much, much easier. Others work best by making their way down to the perineum area and giving that spot a time to remember.

In the end, whichever style suits you best will come down to personal preference. You'll need to factor in what kind of cock ring both you and your partner will be most comfortable with if you intend on using them for partnered sex, as well as what kind of benefit you'd like from your ring. 

I personally find that rings meant to also go underneath the scrotum tend to be less tight and don't give me the same level of delayed ejaculation I like from my cock rings. Of course, how I like it isn't the be-all-end-all for enjoying cock rings, and a little less tightness might be just what you want, it's just something to keep in mind when shopping.


Mantric Vibrating Love Ring:  A Cock Ring With Lots To Offer

I like the Mantric a lot because it has such a huge range of options come playtime.

There's three different vibration speeds and four patterns of varied pulses, normally that wouldn't be too much to rave about but I think my wife would make me sleep on the couch had I not included this toy because the bumps on the top of the toy make the perfect conduit for these stellar vibrations.

There's a different LED light displayed for each setting, so it's always easy to remember her favorites and serve them up when she least expects them.

Overall the toy is very comfortable (and a big larger than the picture suggests) being made from silicone and is 100% waterproof to boot.

The Mantric Love Ring is a great example of a sex toy company using simple concepts to great effect. I'm a stickler for battery life, and I'm pleased to inform you that for each 60 minute charge cycle you'll be treated to 100 minutes of use.


IMO Vibrating Cock Ring: The Cheapest (But Still Solid)

This cock ring is the cheapest one on the list but don't let the small prize tag fool you, there's quite a bit going on under the hood.

One thing you might notice that most cock rings only transfer sensation when the male is in a position affectionately referred to as "balls deep." With the IMO cock ring there's much more opportunity to transfer vibration no matter what part of the stroke you happen to be in.

It's nice and quiet, made from body-safe silicone and is USB rechargeable. Six different vibration settings and is comfortable to wear to boot.

Because of it's increased size, when my wife and I can only bring one sex toy with us at a time we go with this one since it also works great as a G-spot vibrator. 


Things To Consider When Buying A Cock Ring

Cock rings occupy a special part of my heart, besides occupying a very special of my body in general. A good cock ring will prolong an erection and make the penis harder overall by adjusting the flow of blood by ever so slight constriction. Not only that, a vibrating cock ring functions to increase stimulation felt by the male as well as the female since they're perfect for hitting the clit once you've gone balls deep. Should you be the kind of man who's not perfectly lock & key sized as far as genital compatibility goes, a cock ring can also serve as a stopper that prevents you from going too deep and causing discomfort to your partner, sex is a team sport, collaborate!

An improperly sized cock ring can damage the penis and be a waste of time, and the wrong cock ring could be exactly what you aren't looking for in a sex enhancer. Prices vary widely, and you get what you pay for every time when it comes to cock rings. So, your level of commitment should be the deciding factor in choosing how far you want to go with your credit card on this one. Opting for a cock ring with extra features can enhance the experience significantly if there's boxes you really need ticked like waterproofing or an added clitoral stimulator for her pleasure.

A cock ring serves almost like a fashion statement of it's own, the wrong appearance can be a huge turn off so finding a cock ring that suits penis it's going on is a task in and of itself. You'd think I'd be kidding about the concept of penis fashion, but some of cock rings just reek of pure sleaze and will make you feel silly as opposed to energized with manly passion.

I'd like to add that cock rings shouldn't be worn for extended periods of time, anything over 30 minutes is when things start to get questionable in the health and safety department.

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About The Author:

Don Watson

My name is Don Watson and I love to support my wife Angela's passion for human sexuality. It pays dividends for me personally and I enjoy writing about the topic as I'm a sexual person by nature. I concern myself with everything on the website that has to do with the male reproductive system to compliment my wife's female-oriented content.