Dicks, cocks, penis, balls, and testicles – doesn’t matter what you want to call them, at the end of the day they all come in different shapes and sizes. This is partly why condoms break, there are a surprising number of guys out there which may recognise that dicks come in all shapes, colours and sizes, but that thought doesn’t correlate to the toys that they buy and how they can actually buy male sex toys specifically for their sized penis.
When it comes to cock rings, many people don’t know how they should measure up their penis to fit a cock ring. Now let’s extend upon that, if boys aren’t sure how they’re measuring up their tackle to fit a cock ring how on earth are they going to be able to measure up for a chastity device? This is a how to guide on measuring up your penis so that you can get the perfect sized chastity cage. Read on to discover more.
Getting the right measurement is important – whilst you want your genitals to be suitable restrained in their caged environment, what you don’t want is for them to be too squished up and unable to be moved at all – that will make cleaning and hygiene for your chastity device to be very difficult. As such, it is extremely important that you’re getting an accurate measure to ensure a comfortable fit. The most important thing to measure up is the size of the main ring – that being the base of the chastity device which sits at the base of the penis behind the testicles. If the sizing of this ring is incorrect, it can cause a whole range of different issues further on down the track.
A ring which is too large can cause the cage to slip off, or fall down and place undue pressure on the balls and the shaft. A ring that is too small will cause considerable discomfort and pain, it can also cut off circulation, delay essential blood flow to the shaft and damage the delicate tissue as they’re starved of essential blood which can lead to erectile dysfunction and a host of other issues. What you’re looking for in this regard can be considered the goldilocks of cock rings – the best fit is one that is going to feel snug enough to avoid slipping off but loose enough to still allow blood flow and to ensure a reasonable level of comfort. Whilst the purpose of chastity is to essentially get ‘blue ball’ we will note that in this definition of the slang and colloquial term that it is not representative as actually having blue coloured balls – which could indicate a serious blood flow issue. If the testicles, shaft or any part of the genitals have drastically changed colour, then the immediate removal of the device is essential and you will need to try the next ring size up.
Some people say that it is very difficult to get an accurate measurement for the main ring – especially when using a tape measure. We generally recommend the use of string.
- Loosely wrap a piece of string around the base of the genitals and behind the balls. You want it to be snug, but not restricting. Do this in a flaccid state.
- Mark where the string meets each other and then measure up this length.
- Divide the length by 3.14 to give you a ballpark diameter.
- Repeat the process again when hard.
- Repeat this 3 times to ensure that you’re getting accurate results.
Alternatively, you can pay a visit to your local adult store or hardware store and purchase a selection of rings. You’ll need to be starting at around 2 inches in diameter and working your way down from that size in ¼ inch measurements. The rings need to be rounded, and solid metal as stretchy rings are not going to give you an accurate result. Smooth rings with rounded edges will also ensure that the fit is comfortable and that you’re not going to injure yourself in this exercise.
From there – start with the largest ring and work your way down. What you’re looking for is one that fits in a snug and reasonable fashion but does not cause any pain or irritation to your body. By the end of this exercise you’ll have an idea of one or two rings which seemingly fit the purpose. Wear these for a few days, and including at night, to see how they feel during every day activity and to get the perfect idea of how the ring is going to feel – this includes wearing the ring at night as well. Once you are comfortable with the ring size, you’re almost ready to begin. Alternatively, you could be purchasing a mass produced chastity device which will come with a small bunch of differently sized mains rings, and these do help many men find a good fit, but it is important to note that this is not guaranteed as you might simply be between sizes.
Erections, and this is especially true with night time erections, can cause some discomfort because your penis will swell and the ring will begin to restrict you. A correctly sized ring might cause mild disruption and discomfort from an erection, but you should never be in a state of pain. If you’re in the position where you’re feeling a deep aching or a burning sensation in your genitals, then this is a sign that the ring is too small.