For some kinksters a simple cockring is their entry into non-vanilla sex. It is the first time they are actively thinking about using a tool to improve their sex live and some start to wonder “If a good cockring can do so much for me, what might other toys do?” From there on, it is a slippery slope down the rabbit hole for most.
Because of that looking at read questions, cockrings are the most often asked toy category, even before anal toys and restraints. Most readers can be helped with one of the many good off-the-rack cockrings but there is a surprising large number of people who need something custom due to being too big, too small, too weirdly shaped, etc. Luckily I never had that problem but to get an educated opinion for this group of people, I commissioned a made to measure cockring at BenSWild this Folsom Europe.
BenSWild manufactures their cockrings out of solid stainless steel giving them a decent weight. The finish is flawless with smooth rounded edges and spotless surfaces. You can either have the cockring in polished or with a satin finish. Another surface option are one or two gouges, either round or v-shaped ones like I have.
While you can get cockrings with different surface designs from many manufacturers, what sets the BenSWild design apart is the shape: Instead of being a perfect circle they are shaped like a isosceles triangle with round corners. The advantage of this shape is it sits snuggly with little slag. This means the blood retaining effect is stronger while being more comfortable. I got longer lasting, harder erections and a bit more powerful orgasms compared to my old round stainless steel ring and a way more intense experience than from TPR cockrings like Oxballs makes them. The BenSWild cockring is so comfortable that I sometimes fell asleep wearing mine. This can actually happen more often than you might expect because the tighter fit means that the dick needs to be real soft in order to put it on or take it off. I probably have to get a new one because with my new PA piercing it has become a real struggle to squeeze the dick below the steel rim.
More important than customizing the look are the options when it comes to the functional aspect of the ring. For just 5€ you can make the inside of the ring convex. This makes putting the ring on extremely more easily, especially when you get wider rings. Since the skin contact area is smaller, the cockring can move a bit easier so it settles easily in the most comfortable position. The other options is width of the ring which can be chosen from 10mm up to a whopping 30mm in one millimeter steps. The width is important for a comfortable feel and to act a bit as a barrier for the cavernous body to erect against. Finding the right one is very much personal taste. A general rule of thumb is the more low hangers and/ or meatier the balls are, the wider the ring can be. I have a 20mm ring and am very happy with it. Other, cheaper cockrings are so thin that they cut the blood flow off in an uncomfortable way. This will not happen even with the 10mm wide version.
Finally, you need to figure out the correct size. You can either do it on your own using a tape measure to get the circumference of your junk’s base to calculate the diameter. Or if are lucky enough to meet the guys from BenSWild at an event, you can ask nicely to get the incredibly sexy cub who is the owner to measure you himself.
The cockrings which all come in a cool black carrying pouch are rather pricey, starting at 39€ and going up to 85€ for the largest, fully equipped model. But in my opinion (and in the many opinions of my friends who got BenSWild cockrings) it is worth the investment because they cannot only be used as a stylish napkin ring when the in-laws are coming for dinner but are so solid that they will last you a lifetime and bring you countless hours of fun.