E-Stim Cock Ring Buyer’s Guide

We’re All Shocked You’ve Never Tried This Before.

I can’t tell you about my first time using an electrostimulation sex toy, but that’s probably because I spent the better half of my twenties in a drunken fog and it likely happened somewhere in there. And it had to have been when I was drinking because I most likely wouldn’t have tried it otherwise. I mean, the only reference for e-stim that I had was a handful of B-grade pornos leftover from my college roommate’s “rebellious” stage. I’m here to tell you that those videos are not at all a good representation of what I’m talking about here.

No cattle prods involved in my following statements unless, of course, you’re into that kind of thing. Hey, to each his own I always say, but for the sake of the mainstream perverts who want to spice things up a bit, the non-industrial strength e-stim toys are what I’m talking about today. You’ll have to forget everything you know about electrostimulation sex toys, given you know anything at all. In any event, I’m about to school the hell out of you because, quite frankly, I was pissed that I didn’t know more about this stuff until my dirty thirties and I don’t want the same thing happening to you fine folks.

Having a comprehensive guide when shopping for e-stim sex toys is a great idea, especially if you’re new to all this. Electrostimulation can sound and seem intimidating at first, but that’s only because you’ve never felt what it can do to the human body. Regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, level or experience or depth of perversion, a good e-sex device can instantly transform the way you reach orgasm while introducing you and/or your partner to a whole new world of pleasure. In fact, I also can’t remember the last time I got off without one being involved somehow. Man, I really need to lay off the booze.

All jokes aside, the use of e-stim sex toys is almost always seen as a sign of sexual sophistication and skill, at least in my circle. Yes, it takes some getting used to. But no, it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t cause any marks on your skin (if you do it right). There’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of when it comes to properly using this relatively innovative tool designed to electronically stimulate the many nerve endings in the human body. And I’d venture so far as to say that it could, if given the chance, replace conventional vibrators over time. Think I’m out of my mind? Keep reading.

What Is Electrostimulation, or E-stim?

At its most basic level, electrostimulation, also known as e-stim, is a method used to create muscle contractions and/or surface level sensations using tiny electrical pulses. In any cases, especially medically, e-stim is used to help muscles regain strength after trauma. It has numerous positive medical implementations that have been known and appreciated for decades, but now it’s being used in some of the best sex toys the world has ever seen. Science: Unable to cure cancer but quick with the high-tech sex toy development. At least we have our priorities straight.

E-stim sex toys use the same type of gentle electrical currents to generate a small but pleasurable zap to whatever part of the bare skin it touches. And while most of them don’t exactly make your muscles twitch or contract, many of them do produce powerful sensations that will make you jerk in excitement. E-stim sex toys come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes too, and all of them are created to maximize sexual gratification for both males and females.

What Is an E-Stim Cock Ring?

An e-stim cock ring is a device that combines the sensations of electrostimulation with the advantages of using a well-fitted cock ring. Cock rings are designed to prolong a man’s erection and enhance the appearance of his penis by trapping blood in the shaft. Some even come with ball loops and perineum massagers, but that’s neither here nor there. The main point is the e-stim cock rings are like having your cake and eating it too. Often referred to as a “cock loop,” these electro-amazing devices come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials but they all do pretty much the same thing – make you ejaculate with a vengeance.

The quality and efficacy of any e-stim cock ring you buy will be dependent upon a few important factors, however. These factors have little to do with the overall design of the toy itself and are more so directed towards the individual using it. Here are 5 things you need to know before truly understanding what an e-stim cock ring/loop is (and isn’t):

  1. Electrostimulation no longer requires the use of wires or cords and can therefore be used in new and creative ways.
  2. E-sex devices cannot be used anywhere near water (usually).
  3. Most e-stim sex toys come with or require a special type of conductive lubricant to make the device work properly.
  4. The special conductive gel-like lube is typically water-based and can be used on almost any skin type.
  5. E-stim cock rings and other sex toys should never be used by people with heart problems or certain medical issues.

With a proper education on e-stim cock rings you will be able to acquire a healthy stash of them in no time. On top of that, you’ll be ready to use one just as it was intended to be used as soon as you pop it out of the box. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks.

Why an E-Stim Cock Ring Though?

The fact that you’re sitting there wondering about the legitimacy of an e-stim cock ring leads me to believe that you either 1) don’t fully understand what e-stim is, or 2) don’t have a clue how to use a cock ring. Both circumstances require fixing, let’s be honest. E-stim cock rings allow you to enjoy the benefits of penile restriction while also reaping the benefits of cued electrostimulation. How does that not sound like a party? No matter how you approach this, using an electrostimulation penis loop of any sort is something that you’ll soon be sorry you didn’t discover before.

I’ve been using e-stim devices in one form or another for quite a few years now. When it comes to electrostimulation cock rings and loops especially, here are the top four things that I’ve found they bring to the table (or bedroom, whatever the case may be):

  • Increased Sexual Stamina – As is the case with all properly fitting cock rings, an e-stim cock ring will help to prolong your bedtime routine until everyone has gotten theirs. At the same time, the electrostimulation will keep your penis from going numb or experiencing fatigue.
  • Improved Orgasmic Intensity – The strength and depth of your climaxes will be significantly improved by the use of an e-stim cock ring because of the unique combination or sensations and restrictions thereof. Sounds hot, doesn’t it?
  • Enhanced Penile Appearance – Your penis will never look better than when its squeezes and presented on a pedestal by an e-stim cock ring, not to mention it will be more attractive simply because it suddenly has super powers. Who doesn’t like that?
  • More Attention to Your Shaft and Balls – Meanwhile, a good e-stim cock ring will also mind the step children if you know what I mean. Your perineum, shaft and ball sack will all get a dose of the deliciousness when you buy the right model.

If I sit here and think about it for a bit longer I could probably come up with about a dozen more reasons why using an electrostimulation cock ring is such an amazingly wise idea, especially for people who already enjoy using cock rings and/or e-stimulation. However, I don’t have all day and neither do you. So instead, let’s start talking about ways to tell whether that e-stim cock ring in your shopping cart is worth the money or not. After all, you should be convinced that these things are awesome by now. If not, start back at the top and use your common sense this time. E-stim cock rings are the best thing since sliced cheese and there’s no denying it.

The Top 5 Ways to Tell If That E-Stim Cock Ring Is Worth It or Not

Purchasing an e-stim sex toy is no small feat. Not only does it require a little knowledge of what you’re getting yourself into but it also takes guts. Electrostimulation looks and sounds intimidating at first, but I assure you it’s not. In fact, the e-stim sex toy market is now bigger than ever before.

On the other end of that seemingly awesome spectrum is the fact that the increased demand has created an influx in supply, the likes of which makes it difficult for the average person to find what they’re looking for. To make this a little easier on everybody, I’ve come up with the top 5 things you should look at or consider when shopping for a good e-stim cock ring. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Size

As with anything you plan to have sex with, the size of it as it relates to your body is of the upmost importance. Think about this: If your penis is too fat or too skinny for the cock loop you choose, it not only won’t fit properly but it won’t function as intended either. So, you can forget about all those amazing sensations if you don’t take the time to do a few quick calculations.

Before going any further, take some measurements of your body. Check to see how thick your penis is, but make sure you take the measurement when you’re fully erect. A flaccid dick won’t give you the numbers you need. Next, compare your measurements with the dimensions of the cock rings you’re looking at. If they don’t match up, shop for something better suited to your anatomy. If the numbers get along, proceed to the next step.

  • The Elasticity

Whether that e-stim cock ring has enough stretch or not will matter quite a bit as well, especially if you’re on the cusp between sizes. Ideally, you want the cock ring to fit snugly around the base of the shaft of your penis. It should feel somewhat tight and cause the blood flow to slow down a bit. However, it should neither fall off nor be so tight that it cuts the circulation off completely. Slap a too-tight cock ring around your penis and you won’t be able to get it off no matter how much lube you use.

That brings me to my next point: How much stretching do you need this product to do? Are you using it just on yourself or will a partner be trying it out from time to time? Does the product shrink back to its normal size once it’s been stretched out to fit around a larger penis? These are all questions you need to answer before going forward. As a general rule, silicone and/or TPE-based cock rings tend to have the best elasticity. However, many manufacturers still use phthalates to make that pliability possible. Yikes.

  • The Materials 

Please note that not all e-stim cock rings are the same, nor are they all made from the same materials. While high-end cock rings are typically made from skin-safe substances such as silicone, stainless-steel, glass, TPE or polycarbonate, many are still made with potentially irritating materials that may contain things you don’t want anywhere near your genitals.  Despite scientific research to the contrary, latex and/or phthalates are considered “acceptable substances” by far too many modern-day sex toy makers. I suggest you stay away from that stuff, even if it means sacrificing some of the elasticity you love. (HINT: A proper coating of lube should take care of that little problem.)

And as always, opt for a high-grade material that works well with your lube stash. This is especially important when using a cock ring that features electrostimulation. And no matter what material you choose, make sure it’s compatible with your skin type.

  • The Features 

E-stim cock rings and loops often have an interesting set of features that are usually designed to stimulate both partners. Things like bi-polar or unipolar electrodes are used to send shockwaves to various parts of the body via a wide range of techniques. With cock rings especially, the most prominent feature is adjustable e-stim strengths. Look for a product that allows you to quickly and easily adjust the intensity of the electrostimulation waves coming from the device. Don’t make me tell you this twice.

Select the features of your next (or first) e-stim cock ring based on the following factors:

    • Your and/or Your Partner’s Sensitivity Level – Because, no two bodies are the same. Some e-stim cock rings come with a wide variety of intensity level settings, but many still use only the basics. How sensitive are you/your partner and can you handle the thunder brought by the item in your shopping cart?
    • Your Intended Purposes Because, if you’re looking for an e-stim cock ring for personal growth exercises, it makes no sense to buy one with couples-friendly features. At the same time, it’s more feasible to purchase an electrostimulation cock loop that’s versatile enough to hold its own in numerous situations.
    • Your Familiarity – Depending on how experienced you are with electrostimulation and/or cock rings, the features of the item you select will determine how much pleasure you deriver from it. In other words, fumbling around while trying to figure out the features of your e-stim cock ring is not very sexy. Trust me.

Hone in on the features that make the most sense to you, and don’t pay attention to what those sneaky marketers try to tell you is worth your dough. Your dick will know a good thing when it sees it. And if not, I’m about to give you some more pointers that should set you on the right path anyway. Let’s continue.

  • The Safety 

As with all sex toys that use innovative technology, safety is primary. A good e-stim cock ring will feature things like one-touch shut-off controls and fully grounded wiring. There are unipolar and bi=polar options as well. The point is to find something that’s simple enough for someone like yourself to use. Don’t go out there trying to be a hero.

The Three Kings: My Favorite E-Stim Cock Rings

With all the amazing options out there, it can be tough to figure out which direction to walk in. As such, I’ve picked out the three e-stim dick loops that I think are the cream of the cock ring crop:

BEST OVERALL: The Unipolar ElectroSex Cock Ring

This sleek set of silicone love loops is the Cadillac of e-stim cock rings. The 1.9-inch larger ring gets placed around the base of your shaft while the 1.5-inch loop fits snugly on the tip for a kind of dual sensation that rivals the vibratory sensations provided by a contemporary cock ring. Connected by a simple lead wire, this non-porous, skin-safe, hypoallergenic masterpiece has an ample stretch and a well-balanced delivery system that’s perfect for solo missions as well as couple’s play and BDSM exercises.

PRO: It looks, feels and performs like a professional-grade e-stim sex toy.

CON: The Unipolar ElectroSex Cock Ring might not be the right fit for men with extra thick penises.

MOST COMFORTABLE: The Zeus ElectroSex Penis Bands

Made from a super cozy feeling fabric that’s comprised of a hyper flexible elastic, the Zeus ElectroSex Penis Bands are among the top-selling e-stim cock rings on the market. This pair of powerful loops can be fitted onto any penis/ball size, meaning there’s never any pinching, snagging or slipping. The gentle jolts of electricity travel from one band to the other, creating a sensation that’s unlike any other electrostimulation toy there is.

PRO: This one can be used on any size penis and, when paired with the right power box, can be fully customized to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.

CON: The band material makes it difficult to clean off lube and/or ejaculate after playtime.

BEST FOR BEGINNERS: The Zeus ElectroSex Bi-Polar Silicone Cock Ring Set

Created by the well-known Zeus brand, the ElectroSex Bi-Polar Cock Ring Set is an inviting innovation that’s both appealing and user-friendly. Super well made and comprised of high-grade, skin-safe silicone, this dynamic duo offers a circumference of 1.9 inches (large) and 1.5 inches (small) with an operating system that sends pleasure waves from one ring to the other and back again.

PRO: The non-porous material makes this toy a terrific selection for newbies or for people who enjoy a quick and easy clean-up.

CON: The ring circumference may be too small or large for certain penis sizes.

Quick note here, you guys: As with all electrostimulation sex toys, especially e-stim cock rings, a separate power unit must be bought separately to enjoy the many features thereof. For a fully customizable experience, purchase a power box that’s compatible with the rings you chose. For example, Zeus brand e-stim cock rings typically work best with Zeus brand power boxes, but there may be some cross-over if you select the right device.

The End Game

We all know that picking out the best e-stim cock ring is no walk in the park. The sheer number of choices now available is staggering, which means selecting the right one can be even harder than you are. It doesn’t help that most of the top-notch options are surprisingly affordable and user-friendly, making almost all of them super appealing. What matters the most, however, is that each of the features come together to offer you and/or your lover(s) with a satisfying sexual experience (hopefully more than once). If that takes a sleek, multi-function pair of e-stim cock rings plugged in to an industrial-strength power box with over a dozen pleasure settings, then so be it. This electrostimulation thing is old news in some circles. In fact, we’re all shocked you’ve never tried this before.