Male Sex Toys Are Fun But Require Appropriate Caution

Sex is certainly one of the most enjoyable activities available to humankind, and it’s no surprise that many people add to that enjoyment through the use of sex toys. Both men and women can use sex toys to add a new level to either their partner sex or their masturbatory experiences. But whatever the use, men need to take appropriate caution when using sex toys in order to make sure there is no damage to their penis health.

Male sex toys

While there is a wide range of sex toys for men, the majority of them fall into a few basic categories: cock rings, vibrators, anal devices/prostate massagers and imitation vaginas. Any one of these can increase one’s sexual sensations when used safely.

However, there are potential drawbacks that men should be aware of so they can exercise appropriate caution when utilizing one of these devices.

Cock rings

One of the most popular sex toys for men, cock rings are typically a metal or plastic ring or leather strap that fits very snugly around the base of the penis (or around the base of the penis and balls). They are intentionally tight, as the tightness “incarcerates” the penis, with the goal of trapping blood and creating or maintaining a very firm and stiff erection. While some men use these as treatment for erectile dysfunction, many simply use them for the pleasurable sensations associated with them.

Many men use DIY cock rings, simply wrapping a string around the penis and tying it tightly.

When using a cock ring, men should be sure it does not fit TOO tightly. If it causes pain or discomfort, it shouldn’t be worn. It’s also essential that a ring be worn for only a limited amount of time; most manufacturers suggest 30 minutes. Use of a ring for too long a period of time can lead to penile strangulation, a medical issue which can be quite serious and require a doctor’s attention.


Many cock rings have vibrating functions built into them, but many men also make use of a phallic- or other-shaped handheld vibrator to provide extra stimulation to the penis. While this is most frequently used during masturbation, it can also be employed by a partner during couples sex to great effect.

When using a vibrator on the penis, it is important that a man doesn’t use it for too long a period of time (or at too intense a setting) on any one section of the penis. The pulses of a vibrator tend to be gentle when compared to the roughness of some masturbation sessions, but if used too aggressively it can lead to a raw or sore penis.

Anal devices

More and more men are feeling free to explore their anus and prostate and how these positively affect their sexual experiences. This is a positive development; however, caution is needed to ensure that a man doesn’t get too rough during his explorations. Soreness in this area can negatively impede penile action.

Imitation vaginas

One of the most popular masturbation toys, most of these devices are safe if used according to instructions. The most common issues to watch out for are using without sufficient lubrication and simply overuse.

Used with a modicum of caution, male sex toys enrich a guy’s sex life. Since most of the side effects from improper use involve rawness and soreness, regularly applying a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically tested and proven mild and safe for skin) is an important step. Penis skin that has been handled too roughly responds well to a crème that contains both a high end emollient (shea butter is an excellent one) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). That rough handling may also damage sensitive penile nerve endings, leading to a loss of sensation; a crème which includes neuroprotective acetyl L carnitine should help to restore loss of sensitivity due to rough handling.

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