The advanced c-ring is a pure silicone cock ring designed to be used behind the balls. Overall it works very well. Its wideness makes it comfortable as well as pushing the balls forward notably further enhancing the experience. Read ahead for all the details.
Materials: Design and Dimensions
This ring is made of 100% premium silicone. This makes it nonporous, odorless, tasteless, and free of phthalates or latex. To clean it just use hot soap and water. For a more through cleaning you can boil it for 5 minutes, clean it with a 10% bleach solution, or put it on the top rack of your dishwasher sans soap. For the most through home cleaning put it in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes.
The one thing you have to be aware of is that silicone lubricants can have a bonding reaction with silicone lubes so don’t use them with this toy.
Design and Dimensions
The ring measures 1.75 in internal diameter and 2.5 inches in total diameter, with the ring being .375 inches thick and .75 inches wide. If you look at the ring very closely you can see a seam down the middle of the ring but it is completely smoothed out so you will not feel anything. It is available in red or black.
This part of Tantus Cock ring line which included this toy (duh!), the intermediate (1 7/8 diameter) and beginner ( 2” diameter) versions of this ring, two perineum stimulating cock slings: standard and beginner; a vibrating cock ring, and my personal favorite the super soft c-ring.
Pleasure and Use
I’m going to start by going over the basics of a cock ring. In short the ring when placed on your (or your partners) penis will constrict blood flow resulting in a harder, firmer erection and in the case of a wide ring like this they will also push the balls forwards a bit. Do not use a cock ring for more than 20 minutes at a time and remember to take them off after use. This particular cock ring is designed to be used behind the testicles (Below is a picture of it on my VixSkin Goodfella to illustrate.); other cock rings like the super soft c ring can be used in front of the balls or on the testicles as a ball stretcher however, this ring was too big for me to use effectively in those positions. In order to put the ring on, lube it a bit then slide one testicle in then the other and then finally slide your penis through. You should do this while the penis is flaccid as it would be hard to put it on erect. The silicone does have some stretch that will help you put it on but not much, you’ll have to pull on it pretty hard for it to stretch. It also means you should measure the penis you instead to use it on to make sure you buy a size that will fit you right. On that note, one benefit of silicone is that if you are in a worst case scenario where the ring won’t come off or it prevents ejaculation silicone is relatively easily to cut so you should be able to remove it with a pair of scissors.
Ok with all that out of the way how does it work? Very well. First off the constriction does provide a nice, firmer erection. That the ring is wide means that you won’t get the rubber band on your dick feel that many thin cock rings can have. It also reduces the chance any damage could come to delicate blood vessels. That this ring is wide leads me to the second benefit of this toy the way it pushes your balls forward when in use.
This is beneficial in two ways; first with the balls pushed up they will smack more against whatever is on the other end of your thrusts when going deep. If you like, the feeling of your balls slapping against your partner this will be good for you. The second is that by pushing the balls up the ring ends up serving the same basic function as a ball stretcher. Arousal, orgasm, and ejaculation all pull the testicles up and closer to the body, if you keep them distended however, it will lengthen and enhance orgasm and ejaculation. This keeps the balls pushed up far enough from their typical position that it will serve the roles of both a cock ring and a ball stretcher at once.
Comparison to other Tantus c-rings
Lastly, I own one other Tantus cock ring the Tantus super soft c-ring. Here is a quick comparison. The super soft c-ring is much stretcher then this ring, this makes the super soft the easiest cock ring to put on I have ever used. The super soft c-ring is also much more versatile you can use it behind the balls, in front of the balls, or on the balls as a ball stretcher. However, the super soft ring is not as wide so you won’t get the same balls pushed forward effect you get with this ring. This ring also has more intense constriction.
Overall, the super soft remains my favorite overall ring and is the one I recommend for almost most everyone. Specifically, people new to cock rings or those looking for an easy to put on cock ring should start with the super soft. However, this ring is better at its niche, wide behind the balls ring, if you already have some cock ring experience and you know that is what you are looking for and don’t mind this ring being harder to part on, go with the advanced c-ring.
The toy comes in a very classy easy to open clamshell packaging, the front is clear plastic that displays the ring and has the name of the toy, a sticker stating the diameter of the toy, and on the bottom it says, “Stay harder longer and enhance your orgasm”. It obviously not very discreet but it is tastefully done. The back has two paragraphs explaining the benefits of the toy and Tantus silicone as well as three step illustrated instruction for put on the ring plus all the expected legal stuff. The packaging is not designed for storage but the clamshell snaps back together easily so you could use it for storage if you wished.
Overall, the ring does what it set out to do without any real noteworthy flaws. As I said the best overall remains versatile super soft c-ring but this is the best at its niche. 5 stars.