iStim c-ring - cock ring by LB Trading Ltd - review by Red

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iStim c-ring

Cock ring by LB Trading Ltd

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The Electrified Cock Bangle

The Nexus c-ring is a silicone cock ring that is girthy (so will fit most cocks adequately), stretchy, and allows for the attachment to an e-stim power box.
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Pros:
A stretchy cock ring that attaches easily into e-stim play
Cons:
The ring is not conductive - just a the dime sized hard plastic portion of it.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Nexus iStim c-ring is a silicone cock ring that is made to attach to an e-stim power box such as the Nexus iStim. As a cock ring itself, the iStim c-ring is standard yet large (1 5/8" diameter), and as an e-stim accessory, the Nexus c-ring provides a convenient and easy to use electrified accessory for a willing male subject.
    • Can be worn during masturbation
    • Couples

Material / Texture

The c-ring is made of silicone and thus quite stretchy. The silicone ring itself features a nubbin (on what ends up being the backside of the ring) and also accommodates a small conductive composite plastic pad on the "underside of the cock" side of the ring. I believe the design of the ring (the nubbin) allows it to be stretched over an excited cock with ease - no matter the girth (well, within reason - anything below 2 inches diameter) or amount of slippery lubrication present. The silicone used is a matte silicone that is a bit 'grabbier' than one would expect to see in a high quality silicone dildo, and the conductive plastic is similarly matte (not smooth/slick). This matte texture helps the c-ring stay put (as in, not rotating) in place during play, even in the face of lots of lubrication.
    • Not porous at all
    • Stretchy

Shape / Design / Size / Fit

The c-ring is 1 5/8" diameter when flaccid, easily 2" in diameter when stretched out comfortably. Now, this girth is on the larger size of all cocks, but is chosen (I think) to allow for the widest range of appropriate use, because even if the c-ring is not "holding in blood" tight it is sung enough to provide the required contact for the electricity to zap well. The conductive hard plastic pad is contoured nicely and placed on the c-ring to sit on the underside of the cock when in use, providing stimulation to an area the size of a dime at the base of the cock. Despite the stretchiness, however, the c-ring is designed to be worn in front of the balls, not behind.
    • Adjustable
    • Only fits on penis shaft
    • Will fit most men

Functions / Performance / Controls

The c-ring is attached to an e-stim power box via a "snap connection". Now, most power boxes - e-stim or TENS units (which are the same thing) come with lead wires that have a particular connection style. Generally, this is a pin connection, but some TENS units come with snap connectors. Moreover, there are adapters that one can get to go from a snap connection to a pin connection. I believe that the Nexus iStim comes with the appropriate attachment wires, but if you happen to have an alternate power box (perhaps a TENS unit), this c-ring will still work just fine provided you have the correct attachment wires.

E-stim 'works' when a pair of electrodes are placed somewhere on a body, such that a circuit is completed. Because the c-ring only connects to one electrode from a e-stim power box, a second accessory must be used. Generally, this will mean that a sticky pad is used (On the taint! On the balls!), but not necessarily (it could also be another electrosex accessory, or even a metal toy to which the other electrode has been affixed). Regardless of what is employed to complete the circuit, make sure to choose a fun spot.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to use
    • Very stimulating

Care and Maintenance

Because e-stim involves the use of electricity (even though is just tweaking nerves in the skin), care must be taken to avoid directing electrical current across the chest cavity. This is very easy to avoid - simply play below the waist. If you happen to have medical stuff going on and you're not sure what's safe and what's not, check with your doc before playing with e-stim.

The c-ring itself is made of silicone and hard plastic (both of which are non-porous), so is exceedingly easy to clean and sanitize for sharing purposes. Do avoid using silicone or oily lube - material compatabilites aside, both are bad conductors) and go for a water based lube instead. Or hey, if you really want plenty of zing for your buck, use some conductive electrode gel instead of lube. Just don't try and mix oral sex in with using conductive gel - it tastes like a tire fire.
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

The c-ring comes in a clamshell, and is not the sort of packaging that one keeps around for storage. Better to toss this into your bedside small toys drawer, or hey - perhaps your box of e-stim goods.
    • Recyclable
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Luscious Lily
    Luscious Lily  
    Great review! I've been curious about this one, but I was hoping the whole ring was conductive, or at least large pieces of it. Oh well, it still looks like fun for our penis-wielding friends.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    I saw a video of a guy using this once. It kind of freaked me out lol..
  • B8trDude
    B8trDude  
    Very interesting review - can't decide if it would hurt of feel good. Did you try this out on a man? Did he scream in pain (not good) or get big smile (very good)?
  • Kindred
    Kindred  
    Great review. Can you provide any experience using it?
  • Red
    Red  
    Thanks all. Of course you guys asked the toughest question of all: What is 'the experience' of e-stim. I was being careful to review this product, specifically - for a run down on how a e-stim works check out Sleeping Dreamer's review of the Nexus iStim. I think it would be a good idea to mention that e-stim devices don't hurt unless turned to higher settings. My partner likes e-stim, and the times we've used this have been enjoyed immensely - the c-ring puts the electrode in a particularly good spot that is out of the way enough to allow for all sorts of hands/oral action while in use.

    With e-stim you can play with a gentle buzz, all the way up to a painful jolt. I have heard it described as bees in your bits; I just think it feels exhilarating. When two electrodes are placed in close proximity (so couple this c-ring with something like the iStim attachment for Nexus prostate massagers) a gentle buzz will turn the whole area into a tingly electrified landscape, spikes in intensity, or too much intensity will localize the sensation to where the electrodes sit.
  • B8trDude
    B8trDude  
    Thanks for the link, Red. Still can't imagine using this (I'm familiar with TENS units) - even at low levels I would imagine that this would give quite a unique sensation.
  • Selective Sensualist
    Selective Sensualist  
    Great review! I loved your caution about oral!
  • Serendipity
    Serendipity  
    Thanks! I was looking for info on the actual experience with this toy as well, so appreciate your response in the comment section.
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Viktor Vysheslav Malkin  
    Great review Red
  • CynicallyYours
    CynicallyYours  
    thanks for the review!
  • cobiffle
    cobiffle  
    nice review, it make me think its not worth it
  • noofbat
    noofbat  
    Great stuff!
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