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The price is right, but is the size?

It's absolutely a great buy, but you do have to make sure you're getting the right size, and it's hard when the manufacturer gets the diameter wrong.
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Pros:
Cheap, looks great, is well-made.
Cons:
Size isn't 100% accurate.
Rating by reviewer:
3
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The Alchemy Metallics Band – a very utilitarian name, if you ask me, but if it works, it works, right? Coming in at an incredibly reasonable price, I figured it could serve as a decent introduction to the world of metal cock rings at a fraction of the cost, and it would look pretty much as good.

Of course, I had some concerns going in. Most of the other reviews had indicated problems with the size, which was entirely reasonable, as this toy is the definition of non-adjustable. I figured I was a bit slimmer than the average male, but there was no sense in taking chances – I measured. The product claims a 1 ¾ inch diameter, which corresponds to a 5 ½ inch circumference (see, junior high geometry does come in handy!); thus, I tied a piece of string into a 5 ½ inch loop and tested to see if I could get it on. I could, with not too much difficulty, and it provided a reasonable amount of pressure in the right places, although I could have used a little bit more. I figured that a metal band with the same circumference would be just perfect, since it wouldn’t be flexible like the string.

Once it came, I took it out to show my partner – it was relatively pretty in its shininess and had a surprising amount of heft, although we both agreed that a brushed metallic finish would have made it look slightly less cheap. (The brushed steel rings go for 7 times the price, so we really can’t complain.) There was only the slightest hint of a seam in the metal finish.

Eager to try it on, I worked my penis through the ring – it certainly looked and felt a lot classier than cheap plastic. However, it was surprisingly comfortable – aside from the extra weight, I wouldn’t have noticed it was there unless I squeezed my thighs together. That seemed a bit odd to me, but I shrugged it off and we went to work… I mean, play. It gave some erection support but not as much as I have had with other (adjustable) cock rings, which was a little bit disappointing. I didn’t figure out why until I took it off and measured it – it turns out that the diameter was not 1 ¾ inches, but was more like 1 7/8 inches. Whether this is true of all of these rings, or their manufacturing process is non-uniform, I can’t say. But I can say that the extra size (which works out to be around 7%) really does make a difference for me. This is unfortunate, because in all other aspects this is a quality toy and well worth the money.
Follow-up commentary
I should ding this a little less for the size difference. I'm beginning to think that a 1.625 inch diameter ring would be best for me, so the difference between the stated diameter of this ring, and its actual diameter, is not as big a deal as I thought. Unfortunately 1.625 inch rings are harder to come by....
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Comments
  • Gary
    Gary  
    I have been wanting to try out one of these metal rings for a while now. I will definitely use your string trick if i do. That was a great idea!
  • Carrie Ann
    Carrie Ann  
    I love these. It's a shame the sizing is off cuz what could be a terrific product becomes iffy when you don't know if it's going to fit. Meh. Really great review!
  • nickodemus
    nickodemus  
    Hm, it looks great, though.
  • Eucaly
    Eucaly  
    Great review!
  • spineyogurt
    spineyogurt  
    Greating reviewing man!
  • Jimenko
    Jimenko  
    Thanks for the review
  • Andrey2052
    Andrey2052  
    Excellent review.
  • Neotigress
    Neotigress  
    Thanks for the review.
  • Gracie
    Gracie  
    Nice review! Great tip about the string! Did you ever find a ring here that was just the right fit?
  • Trysexual
    Trysexual  
    Thanks for the review
  • Kenneth Fort
    Kenneth Fort  
    Looks good.
  • srexom
    srexom  
    thanks for your review.
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