Hard Man Gallery  and  Information Desk

Questions about proper sizing or measuring?  We can help you find your ring size.


Have other questions not answered below?  Please take a moment to contact us.


Why wear a cock ring?

What kind of cock ring is best?

What size should I wear?

How do I put it on?

Are there other ways to wear a ring?

Are there any dangers?

What about my privacy?

What is the cost of shipping?

How do you ship, and how fast?

What type of payments do you accept?

Do you ship outside the United States?

What is your return policy?

What if I have other questions or comments? 



1. Why wear a cock ring?

Like any fine jewelry or attractive adornment, a cock ring can visually excite and empower. It creates pleasurable sensations of tightness and pressure that heighten sensitivity and arousal, leading to an intense and powerful orgasm.

A cock ring can vastly improve sexual performance as well. By restricting blood outflow, it helps to maintain a stronger and longer lasting erection, and can effectively delay and control ejaculation.


2. What kind of cock ring is best?

Cock rings are available in many designs and materials. Beginners often use cheap rubber or plastic rings that might be easy to use and remove, but are often ineffective, and offer little in the way of quality or aesthetics. You wouldn't wear such materials on your fingers or elsewhere on your body, and they are especially out of place around your genitals. 

The magic created when "metal meets flesh" simply cannot be duplicated. Some of the best cock rings and sex toys are made of high quality stainless steel. It is preferred by many because it is hygienically superior and has an easily maintained attractive appearance. The addition of chromium to the metal mix gives it unique corrosion-resistant properties. Stainless steel is a lifetime investment, and its long term value far outweighs the initial higher cost. 

Excellent rings can also be fashioned from other materials. Each has it's own advantage. Billet aluminum is an excellent choice when a lighter weight is desired. Exotic hardword or leather can provide a more earthy, natural feel. A high quality chrome steel ring can be a lower cost alternative to stainless steel. Brass, borosilicate glass and silicone are also used.

3. What size should I wear?

With a solid ring, proper fit is critical. In order to be effective you want as snug a fit as possible. But if your experience goes beyond pleasurable bondage to pain or discomfort, you need to size up.

If you aren't sure what size is correct for you, become erect and take the time to measure. A tailor's measuring tape is ideal. But if you have none, simply take a string and encircle it from under your balls up and around the top of the penis. Pull the string until you have a very snug but not uncomfortable fit. Mark the string on both sides where they meet. Take it off and measure between the marks. 

Divide this measurement by 3.14 and you now have the inside diameter of a ring that will fit you well. Here are some examples:  

If you measure 4 inches (102mm) your size is 1-1/4 inches (32mm)
If you measure 5-1/2 inches (140mm) your size is 1-3/4 inches (45mm)
If you measure 6 inches (152mm) your size is 1-7/8 inches (48mm)
If you measure 6-1/2 inches (165mm) your size is 2 inches (51mm)
If you measure 6-3/4 inches (172mm) your size is 2-1/8 inches (54 mm)
If you measure 7 inches (178mm) your size is 2-1/4 inches (57mm)

If you are still unsure of your size, measure again. You do not need to be erect. Some guys find a more accurate reading can be taken when flaccid, so try taking a few readings in both states. Remember, you want the snuggest fit that you can comfortably tolerate. Should you order a size that does not fit you properly, we can exchange any metal ring that is promptly returned. For details please read our return policy. Contact us before making any return so that we can set asisde the replacement ring for you.

While you are still hard, or even if you aren't, use the same technique for two more measurements: first aound just your penis at the base, and then just behind the glans head. The new head and shaft rings are joyful adornment, but can create exponential excitement should you wish to wear them as an erection unfolds.

Rings with inside diameters from 7/8 inch to 1-3/8 inch are popular sizes for decorative wear over the penis glans head or at the base of the penile shaft. If you intend to wear these rings when hard, you may want more than one size. Some guys like to have at least two, one to wear when flaccid, and another to use when partially or fully erect.


4. How do I put it on? 

A conventional cockring is worn at the base of the genitals, encircling both the penis and the scrotum. Put it on before any significant arousal.

Start by gently pulling the scrotal skin until the testicles pop through, one at a time. Then fold the penis down through the ring, and pull it out through the cockring. Adjust the ring up snugly against your body.  

To remove, simply reverse the procedure: first gently pull the penis up and out, then the testicles. A tiny bit of lube applied to the inside surfaces of the ring may help make it easier to get your cock ring on or off. 

5. Are there other ways to wear a ring?

One or more rings can be worn at the base of the penis and/or just over the glans head. Head and shaft rings are increasingly popular as decorative wear. Many guys are buying different sizes so they can wear one when hard, and another when soft. Once you try these great new rings, you will probably feel "naked" if you aren't wearing at least one. Rings that stretch and constrict the balls are also very popular. Some men like to wear one or more rings, or a special ball stretcher, around the testicles. 



Any of the above styles can be worn together, separately, or in conjunction with a conventional cockring. Experimentation will likely reward you with an ecstatic experience, an exotic appearance, and admiration from all. Finally, there are cock and ball cages designed to combine three rings into a single unit that uniquely restrains your parts in a way that separate rings may not. 


6. Are there any dangers?

Use common sense. Never force your organs into a ring that is too tight or that causes discomfort. If you are a beginnner, start gradually and be gentle. You should be able to enjoy your cock ring with no harm or injury. 

Do not use cock rings if you are diabetic, have any blood or nerve disease, or are taking any type of blood-thinning medication. Do not use if you are injured, swollen or sore in the groin/genital area. Discontinue use if discomfort, bleeding, pain or numbness occur. Don't wear a cock ring while you are sleeping.

It is recommended to not wear metal rings when passing through security checkpoints, such as those at an airport.

7. What about my privacy?

At Male-Essentials, we respect the privacy of our customers and clients, and we are committed to protecting it. All orders are shipped in secure, non-descript packaging with no indication of contents. We do not place the Male-Essentials name or anything similar on the shipping label.

We do not sell or rent names, addresses or email addresses, and we will never share any ordering information with anyone outside our own company. As we accept payments only through PayPal, we have no credit card information on file, nor are we able to access it at any time.


8. What is the cost of shipping?

Use this table to determine your shipping charges:

Order Total               U.S.           Canada             Int'l

up to $50.00             5.00            12.00             16.00

$50.01 to $75           8.00            15.00              19.00

$75.01 and up        FREE             7.00              11.00


9. How do you ship, and how fast?

After placing your order, you should receive an "Order Confirmation Notice" email from us. Often it will show up in your email inbox within minutes, but contact us if you do not find it after a reasonable period of time. Included in the email will be a link to your invoice, so you can view it at any time.

For orders in the U.S., we ship by USPS First Class or Priority Mail. For international orders we ship by USPS International First Class. If you are placing an international order and are interested in upgrading the USPS service to Priority International or Express International, please contact us for more information and/or a quote.

Once payment is made, we ship as quickly as possible, usually within the next business day, and a "Shipping Confirmation Noitice" is sent at that time. If an order is received early enough we are often able to ship the same day. Please note that our system is not currently set up to automatically provide tracking information. If you have not received your order within reasonable time after your shipping notification, or if it is vital that you have the tracking information prior to receipt, you may contact us and we will manually locate and provide the tracking for you.

Most of our products are stocked in our own warehouse, but we sell a few select items that are shipped directly from the manufacturer or distributor. If that is the case, we will contact you with additional shipping information. These items, as well as any custom made or engraved products, are shipped separately and will require additional time for processing.


10. What type of payments do you accept?

We accept payments through PayPal. PayPal is very secure and accepts all major credit cards. You are not required to open a PayPal account, and may check out as a guest. If you have a PayPal account, you can sign in to your account and make payment from there. 


11. Do you ship outside the United States?

We ship to most foreign countries. Our checkout  system will prompt you for the address information we need to ship to your destination. For purposes of customs declaration, most items are shipped as "costume jewelry" or "napkin rings". Please be aware that you are responsible for any taxes, duties or fees levied by the authorities in your country. We are not able to determine for you if there will be any in your case, or what the amount might be.


12. What is your return policy?

We want you to be properly fitted and happy with your purchase, so let us know if there is any problem. We gladly exchange any metal ring if you contact us promptly, and will provide instructions to clean and package it for return. For hygienic reasons we can not accept the return of any leather straps, leather rings or any rubber or silicone products.

Underwear and all other garments, including leather harnesses, are not returnable once they have been tried on and made contact with skin. We require that any of these items be tried on over your own clean, unscented underwear. Be sure you are not wearing any cologne or deodorant as these products can readily absorb odors, making the item non-returnable. All returned garments are closely examined and tested. We never put previously worn items back into our inventory. If an item doesn't pass our inspection, we cannot accept it as a return. 

Requests for refund of returnable orders will be honored, but may be subject to a no-fault restocking fee of up to 15%, or our original shipping cost, whichever is greater.


                           SS Wire Rings                                    SS Donut Rings                                      SS Band Rings




 What about this Hard Man? 


1. He's in the city of _______________.

a. Taipei     b. Shanghai

c. New York     d. None of the above


2. He's on the ________ floor of his hotel.

a. 16th     b. 33rd

c. 47th     d. None of the above


3. He's drinking a bottle of _______________ water.

a. Ice Mountain     b. Crystal Geyser

c. Ozarka     d. None of the above


4. He's wearing a SS _______________ cock ring.

a. Wide Donut     b. Medium Band

c. Narrow Wire     d. None of the above





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Shipping Charges

FREE Shipping on US Orders over $75.00

U.S. Buyers:  Male-Essentials is offering FREE shipping on all U.S. orders totalling $75.00. Your order must total $75.00 before any additional charges, and must have a shipping address within the United States.

NO COUPON CODE IS REQUIRED. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout. If you have other coupons or credits those may also be entered during checkout. This promotion may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Canada and International Buyers: Due to the greatly increased international postal rates, shipping is not free, but if your order totals $75.00 or more you will receive a deep discount of $12.00 off the usual shipping charge.

For US orders totalling less than $75.00, and for International orders, consult the Shipping Chart at our Info Desk.


13. What if I have other questions or comments?

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