Affection - ring set by Cal Exotics - review by Jordan B

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Not so "Affection-ate"

The design of this cock ring might appeal to many. It is made of silicone, the bullet is waterproof, so no need to worry about getting it wet, and you can have yourselves a wet adventure in the tub/shower. After trying this cock ring, though, all those good things came to an end.
Published:
Pros:
- Silicone
- Waterproof
- Includes 2 sets of batteries
Cons:
- Buzzy vibrations
- Hard texture
- Size of the ring (for me)
- Uses actual watch batteries
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review

Use

This product is a vibrating cock ring manufactured by California Exotic Novelties. This ring can be worn by a man during intercourse or a woman can put it on a dildo during a solo session. What's even better about this cock ring is that it is waterproof and easy to take care of. You can use it in the shower/tub and have yourself a good and wet time.

With the small bullet inserted through the "head" of the ring, vibrations can be applied to the clitoris. Depending on the way in which the ring is being worn, this head could also face downwards and stimulate the testicles or the taint when worn in that way around both the shaft and balls. The bullet could also be used on its own to stimulate other erogenous zones. Remember this bullet is for external use and should never be inserted anally.

If it's texture you're after, the head of the ring is nubbed for added external pleasures. The firm silicone means these textures are very prominent.

Caution Cock-rings function to restrict blood flood to the penis, making you harder and last longer. There are some warnings that come with that. You shouldn't wear it for more than 30 minutes at a time and not for at least an hour between uses. This way you can avoid any permanent damage to your member. If you suffer any numbness, bruising, pain or discoloration, remove it immediately. Do not fall asleep wearing it or use when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you encounter any serious problems, go to the hospital.

The stretchy nature of a silicone ring makes these occurrences a bit less likely, but these cautions should still be made known.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    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
    • Couples
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Material / Texture

The cock ring is made of silicone and the bullet is made of ABS plastic. These materials are body-safe. They're hypoallergenic, non-porous, and latex and phthalate free.

The box indicates the bullet is silver plated. This may pose an allergy concern for some.

The ring does not have a smell to it and does not retain any odours, either. This ring and the bullet holder are stretchy. The tip of the cock ring, on the other hand, has more of a rigid texture. It is quite stiff and could be overwhelming for some.



There are seams all around the cock ring, but these cannot be felt during use. The seams make it look a bit scruffy but they are fine and soft.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Textured

Shape / Design / Size / Fit

The shape of this cock ring is a little different from your typical design. You have your traditional cock ring that is 1 1/2" in diameter. It has a maximum stretch of approximately 5 1/2". I would suggest to measure yourself before buying this cock ring.

The photo below shows the ring and bullet next to a standard deck of playing cards for size comparison.


At the top of the cock ring is a bullet holder. It is 1 1/4" in length and 5/8" in diameter. The included bullet is smaller than the average bullet but you can fit any standard bullet in this holder. I have tried the Mood Bullet and the Iconic Bullet and they fit perfectly in the bullet holder. Simply use a little water based lube and they slide right in.

Below is a photo of the included bullet next to the iconic bullet (white).



On top of the bullet holder there is this triangular head that measures 3/8" in length, 1/4" in width and approximately 1/4" in thickness. This head has 2 oval nubs on either side. In the middle of these two nubs are 5 prongs that measure 1/4" in thickness, and 1/8" in width and length. The placement of this head allows it to rub/stimulate the clitoris while it is being worn by your partner. The silicone is dense enough so that the vibrations go from the bullet to the head of the cock ring.
    • Fitted - must measure before purchase
    • Only fits on penis shaft

Functions / Performance / Controls

The bullet runs on actual watch batteries (LR41). Typically, standard bullets will use LR44 batteries.

It uses 3 of them and 2 sets of batteries are included with the toy. The illustration in the battery compartment shows that you are suppose to put the "+" side up, but when I inserted them backwards the bullet still worked.

The bullet has only 1 speed, and that speed is: Very high, extremely buzzy vibration. This bullet does not have any patterns. With the high frequency vibrations, the bullet sounds high pitched. This bullet can be heard under covers, so I wouldn't be turning this one on if your roommate is in the same room as you. I believe you'd be safe if you hid behind a closed door.

There's a button at the top of the bullet to turn it on. Simply push it again to turn it off.

In my personal opinion, if you're a person that doesn't like buzzy vibrations, I would simply use a bullet that you like and that would fit in the bullet holder of the cock ring to enjoy your experience a little more.
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

This cock ring is really easy to take care of. Since the ring is made of silicone, it is easy to clean. You can clean it by boiling it, you can use a 10% bleach solution, or even just soap and water.

The bullet is easy to clean as well, since it is waterproof - just don't boil it or put it in the dishwasher. You can use soap and water to clean it or use a 10% bleach solution to sanitize the bullet.

This toy is very easy to store. I wouldn't suggest using the packaging it comes in as it could take up more space than needed. You can simply store it in the plastic bag that it comes in and just toss the box in the trash or recycle it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The cock ring is packaged in an (in my opinion) over-sized white cardboard box. This packaging is not discreet as there's a life-size picture of the cock ring on the front of it. On the back of the box there is a bit of information about the ring. This is written in 5 languages: English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Russian.
There's also a warning on the back about wearing the cock ring for a prolonged time and other dangers.

The watch batteries are packaged in 2 packs of 3 batteries, each wrapped in shrink wrap. There's no need to remove this plastic shrink wrap as you can simply put 1 pack of 3 into the bullet and it will work. Always remove the batteries when storing so they don't drain.

The bullet is packaged in a plastic resealable bag. The cock ring is also packaged in a plastic bag, although it is in a bag that is not resealable but was closed with tape.

I wouldn't use this packaging as storage as the box can use up a lot of space in your toy area. The best way that I've found to store this cock ring is to put it in a little Ziploc bag.
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Experience

I did not have the best experience with this cock ring. First off, it was just a bit too loose around my shaft. When wearing it around my shaft and balls it was too tight and the stimulating tip of the cock ring would lay over my shaft rather than sit up where my partner could enjoy it. She would try holding it down before she slid down on top of my and then could only use grinding motion so as not to jab herself. It was not much fun for either of us.

When wearing it only on the shaft my partner was able to feel the texture of the cock ring. This wasn't a good thing; the texture of this cock ring was not pleasing for her. She mentioned that it felt more like it was stinging her clit.

As for the bullet, my partner didn't like it at all as it was way too buzzy for her. After just a few seconds my partner mentioned that it was already beginning to numb her and so we shut it off.

I can safely say that we will never use this cock ring again. We had our go at it but it failed miserably.

I'm going to rate it 2 stars for being waterproof and made of silicone. The buzzy vibrations, the uncomfortable fit, hard textures and terrible experience brings my rating down to 2 stars - and I feel that's a more than generous rating.
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