A Sweet Sexcessory, Save the Weak Vibe

This is a pretty sweet sexcessory. The ring itself is made of wonderful, sterilizable, stretchy silicone. It's too large to fit the shaft of average-sized men, but can stretch to go over their balls as well as shaft and fit perfectly that way. The bullet is weak and has few functions, and the batteries die out quickly, but that can be remedied by switching the bullet out for one with more stamina. All in all, this is a pretty versatile ring that will last a long time due to its silicone nature.
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Pros:
Sterilizable silicone
Can be used over shaft and balls
Ring can be used with other bullets
Cons:
Weak vibes
Batteries don't last
Bullet doesn't have much variety in function
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use


The Inked Enhancer with a replacement vibe, for luck (in bed)

The Inked Enhancer by California Exotics is a mildly decorative and fully functional vibrating penis ring. It can be used alone for masturbation or for couples desiring dual stimulation during intercourse. The moderately stretchy silicone toy can serve as a restrictive cock ring for men with penis girth over 1.3", or for smaller men the ring serves as a cock-and-ball ring. The toy encircles the penis, engorging the member with blood and increasing its size and density. Veins bulge and the heart beat is felt directly in the penis.

Some men experience an increased desire to ejaculate with the use of a cock ring, and some experience prolonged ejaculation. My partner says it depends on the day, whether the ring increases or decreases his nearness to orgasm.

The bullet vibe included here provides stimulation of the balls in a way that some men find incredibly pleasurable. When worn with the vibe in an upright position, the clitoris of a female partner riding the cock of the toys' wearer can be stimulated by the vibes as well.

The silicone ring is boilable and sterilizable. The bullet vibe is not waterproof.

This toy is so small and compact, you may travel with it anywhere. I recommend a small pouch for travelling. It's discreet enough that not everyone who stumbles across it will immediately discover your desire for extra pleasure in the bedroom.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Can be worn during intercourse
    • Can be worn during masturbation
    • Couples
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Mutual stimulation

Material / Texture

That this cock ring is silicone is not only priceless but... really priceless. There are many cock rings on the market, and few are of a quality material such as silicone. TPR and TPE are the typical materials used in rings such as this, and they are not reusable and certainly not sterilizable, due to their porous nature. Finding a silicone ring was a big score.

The silicone used here is moderately firm, though thin enough (a mere 1/4") that it can still stretch significantly. This allows for men of all sizes to be able to comfortably wear the enhancer.

The only drawback of silicone versus a harder material such as wood, metal or the like, is that silicone collects dust a bit. A quick rinse before use should help with this, as well as wrapping the toy in tissue paper immediately after cleaning to protect from dust.

The plastic used in the vibrator is pretty standard, and can be wiped down with antibacterial gel to cleanse it, so that's good.

Neither the ABS plastic of the vibrator nor the silicone of the ring have any taste or smell. Marvelous! Nobody wants to smell this toy, they just want to feel it!

The ring does carry a slight seam which gathers debris but does not affect or irritate the penis. Unless a man is incredibly sensitive, he likely won't feel it at all, given that the material is so soft.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Stretchy

Shape / Design / Size / Fit


Pretty 'tattoo' design


With a computer mouse, for scale

This is a pretty wonderful design. First off, it's not too feminine, despite the 'tattoo'-like flourish adorning the bullet casing. I appreciate a little attention to detail, and this is really rather pretty. Most cock rings are quite plain, in comparison.

The ring is simple, with a sleeve on one end that accommodates any standard-sized mini bullet, up to about 5/8" in width, and any length, really. This allows for any bullet you wish to be swapped out. A little waterbased lube will help ease the bullet into the casing.

Though the ring is a mere 1/4" in width, I haven't found it to be irritating or cutting into my partner's skin as one might think a tight ring would. The soft silicone allows for some forgiveness in this department. It is neither too constricting nor too loose on his approximately 1.5" diameter cock.

The softer silicone allows for thrusting and grinding on the bullet by a sensitive clitoris positioned on top of a hard pubic bone. Harder materials in the ring material could result in irritated skin from rubbing against a hard surface.

A little lube applied to the penis and/or interior ring allow it to be placed around the shaft or shaft and testicles with ease.

The ring accommodates men of all penis girths, though as stated above, those with cocks smaller than 1.3" around will want to wrap this around the balls as well, to increase restriction and ensure that it doesn't fall off.
    • Can fit over both shaft and testicles
    • Discreet look/design
    • Too large for the shaft of most men

Functions / Performance / Controls

Ah, this bullet vibe. Good battery-powered bullet vibes in general are usually hard to come by. They are generally weak, buzzy, and have short lives. This one is no different.

The vibe clicks on with a press of its button. The button must be depressed far enough, then let go, in order to engage the mechanism that starts the internal whirring. Three watch batteries power the three steady speeds, which vary from 1 - 3 'vrooms,' consecutively. As the battery starts to die, however, which happened merely the second time it was used (granted, after leaving the batteries in it for a couple days) the vibrations significantly weaken rapidly, until suddenly the vibe will buzz no more.

The plastic vibrator runs on 3 of the 6 watch batteries included in the kit. Ensuring that the bullet is securely screwed together tightly before use and certainly before attempting to clean it is highly recommended. Water and non-waterproof vibes are sheer enemies. And the vibe NEVER wins the war between the two.

Clicking the button on the vibrator tip will cycle through the 3 functions before lastly, on a 4th click, turning the device off.

We switched this bullet out for a stronger vibe and found it to be much more pleasurable. I recommend any of the following mini vibes for replacement use here.

Doc Johnson's mini bullet


Cal Exotics Mini Silver Torpedo


Crystal High Intensity Mini
    • Comfortable during use
    • Not much variety in function
    • Weak vibrations

Care and Maintenance

The silicone ring of this can be washed in soap and water after use, and I recommend boiling it for ten minutes to sterilize it. This should be done frequently, and certainly when switching between partners, or when it has been used during anal sex.

The vibrator can be wiped down with antibacterial gel - never submerged in water or even held under a faucet. It's really not waterproof. Also, don't use alcohol to clean this! It will ruin the finish on the vibe.

This toy is compatible with all waterbased lubes, but silicone lubes can only be used if you proceed with caution. Patch-test lube on a small, inconspicuous area on any silicone toy before putting it into action. Silicone lubes have a bad rep for melting silicone toys. But not ALL toys have this reaction, so just check it out for yourself, if you're that interested in using a silicone lube with this.

After washing and rinsing, I like to shake the ring off well and wrap it in a sheet of tissue paper before storing it in a small fabric pouch. You can also store it loose in a box with other toys. The tissue paper wrapping will protect the silicone from all the dust it sincerely wishes to collect.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The small box this came in was pretty tacky, and certainly not discreet. At least it was minimal and recyclable! A few words of caution and notes on use adorn the box, as well as a picture of a heterosexual, young, beautiful white couple kissing.

Thanks to Cal Exotics for providing a convenient little plastic case with 6 watch batteries - every sex toy collector can use those! And at the rate this vibe dies, you're gonna need them. Especially if you're not swapping the bullet out with one of the more sturdy kind.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

Alright, so the vibrator is pretty sad, but it can be changed out. The simple fact that this is one of very few silicone cock rings on the market makes this a pretty good buy in my book. That plus its stretchiness factor, and the fact that even on smaller men it will work by going around shaft and testicles make this a 4 star toy in my book. I'm very pleased with the fact that I can sterilize and reuse this without a worry, and that it can really last forever, as I can use whatever bullet vibe I choose with it.

Experience

One extra sweet thing about a cock ring is that it can help keep a condom in place on the penis - it lessens the chance of the condom sliding off the dick in the middle of action. This is a seriously awesome safety feature!

I found that my guy really loved putting this around his shaft and balls - it stretched easily, didn't pull hairs, and was easy to put on with just a bit of lube. Even without lube, it's not a hassle to put on and off because it's so stretchy. It doesn't irritate him by cutting into his skin either.

The vibrations feel wonderful on his balls, but once the battery started dying in the vibe, he had to switch it out for something more serious. We also wish this had slots on top AND bottom for dual vibes - this way I could have vibes on my clit and he could have them on his balls simultaneously - so much fun for all involved!
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Comments
  • Allison.Wilder
    Allison.Wilder  
    I've always been worried that these rings would be too small or too big for my boyfriend. It's good to know that this one stretches to fit around the balls. I'll have to let him know and see what he thinks! Thanks for this review!
  • Geogeo
    Geogeo  
    Thanks for reviewing..the cons outweigh the pros for me. I'm sure there's something better out there.
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    [bold|yay allison. hope he likes it!!

    @geogeo - i wish there were! there really isn't as far as I've found, but i recommend you check out one of the similar products i've mentioned and let me know. like i mentioned, a silicone cock ring is VITAL if you want to reuse and sterilize your toy, and why wouldn't you? unfortunately silicone rings are really hard to find. good luck in your search, and please holler at me if you find something better than this!
  • Undead
    Undead  
    Wow, this is the most through review of a c-ring that I have read so far! Nicely done.
  • Jimbo Jones
    Jimbo Jones  
    That is probably the most inexpensive vibrating silicone ring I've ever run across. It certainly seems worth it even if you have to replace the bullet. Thanks for the great review.
  • Kitka
    Kitka  
    Awesome review! This is probably not something I'll invest in but it sounds interesting.
  • Badass
    Badass  
    I would have never thought of switching out the bullet..
  • ghent529
    ghent529  
    thanks
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!
  • eleya12345
    eleya12345  
    Awesome review! Super helpful in deciding what to get!
  • aliceinthehole
    aliceinthehole  
    thanks everyone for reading - glad you liked this!
  • Sangsara
    Sangsara  
    ever try silicone cock ties? they can be even more fun for the males but of course no vibration
  • Sangsara
    Sangsara  
    oh btw great review!
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