OK, now that we understand how they work, this would be a good time to talk about safety. Y’all know not to leave a rubber band around you finger or wrist, right? Some of you may also know that using a tourniquet on an injured person is only for life or death emergencies as they risk the loss of the limb. This is because the area that is not getting blood is not getting the life giving oxygen that it needs, plus the heart is a powerful muscle that is capable of producing tremendous pressure. All that blood needs to go somewhere, this may just be those small blood vessels and they can burst from the pressure. Same holds true for you penis, even more so if you ask me.
So there are two words of wisdom when it comes to C-rings; Time and size. The first is a universal warning that comes with most C-rings, “Do not wear for more than 20-30 minutes without an hour or more in between. Never fall asleep with one on.” Your penis may get hard during the night and you may well wake up with a purple penis.
Pretty straight forward, eh? Well, sort of. I would say this applies to a correct fitting ring made with firm material such as silicone or stainless. A ring made from jelly or even some TPE/TPR will not restrict the blood flow as much due to the stretchy characteristics of the softer material. When in doubt, follow the old standby that covers all things. If you feel any pain, tingling or notice drastic color changes, get it off. Like now! (We’ll talk more about that in a bit)