Tantus Beginner C-Ring Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

cring1Long before I started sex blogging, the only toys made to go on penises that I was aware of were horrible jelly rings that had a tiny, crappy vibrator attached that was supposed to (in theory) hit the woman’s clitoris.  Later there came better rings with better vibrators, and although I didn’t love these, either, they were at least a step in the right direction.  At the very least, I knew what they were for.

Many months ago, I received a review item from a shop, and in the box, under my review item, was a little silicone string with a metal slider, like a bolo tie.  I was dumbfounded what I was supposed to do with it.  It didn’t even have a vibrator.  And that’s when, much to my embarrassment, I had to have other sex bloggers explain what a non-vibrating C-ring, also known as a cock ring, is for.

Basically, a C-ring (or cock ring) sits at the base of the penis, or circles the base of the penis and the testicles.  Makers of c-rings usually claim that the pressure from the ring causes harder and/or longer lasting erections, and intensify orgasm of the wearer.

I never bothered with c-rings.  They sounded rather silly to me.  But a few months after receiving that little silicone tie in my box, I was at a class with Ducky Doolittle, and among the items discussed were cock rings.  My curiosity began to pique.  Maybe this was something I would like to try, and the rings from Tantus seemed particularly interesting, and they were kind enough to send me the Beginner C-Ring to review.

A little bit about it: The Beginnercring2C-Ring is made of a velvety (not glossy) silicone.  It’s about 2 inches in diameter and is made to go over the penis and testicles.  It comes in a choice of red or black.

[Note: For the following information, please keep in mind these facts: Husband is squarely in the average range for length and girth, and keeps his hair trimmed but not shaved.  He does not suffer from any ED issues.]

What I loved: I’m honestly very impressed with this little ring.  I wasn’t really sure that we were going to like it, but it’s quickly becoming one of our favorite toys.

Let’s start with the material.  I love, love, love velvety silicone.  I mean, glossy is perfectly fine, but I love velvety silicone.  It’s one of the materials that I will just sit there and play with in my fingers.  You may be thinking that I’ve said that before.  I have.  And it’s usually about some awesome silicone.

It took a little practice to get it on, since it’s such a new thing to us, but once it was on, Husband reports that it was very comfortable to wear.  It didn’t rub his skin, feel constricting, or pull hair.  Once it’s on, it feels surprisingly not constricting, and he notes that it works extremely well even though it’s not really tight on him.

The ring pushes his penis and testicles up and out, which is quite an erotic view.  This repositioning allows him to hit deeper spots in me easier with a lot less effort.  Plus, the ring really is excellent at keeping his erection steady and strong.  If I have to get up for a minute to get a cushion, or more lube, or handle some unforeseen issue, we don’t have to work on getting his erection back.  It’s still there.

What I didn’t: The C-Ring package claims not only to help erection, but also “enhance orgasms.”  Husband, however, says the ring didn’t change anything about his orgasm.  Not the intensity, not the duration, not the time it took him to get there.

The part that I didn’t like is that it’s in the right position to rub on the entrance to my vagina and slightly above it,  specifically around the vicinity of my urethra.  I can’t stand anything to rub, or even touch, that spot if I can help it.  It’s agitating, but the issue is mitigated with more lubricant, but I have to stop to relube.

Final thought: The Tantus Beginner C-Ring retails for just over $31.  Husband and I both give a thumbs up to this little ring, and believe it’s well worth having in our collection.  The repositioning of his penis and maintaining his erection make it well worth it.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~


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