Metal Worx Locking Cock Ring Review

metal-worx-locking-cock-ringIf you like the looks of metal cock ring, and the feel of steel wrapped around your cock and balls, consider the Locking Cock Ring from Metal Worx.

REVIEWED 07/25/13: The Pipedream Metal Worx Locking Cock Ring was yet another item from my “Toys I Want to Try” list that I went ahead and tried. I confess, I wasn’t too excited about this one after initially adding it to my list, but my opinion was swayed when a friend of mine (a naked kind of friend) posted a photo of his cock while wearing a new metal cock ring. Our conversation went something like:

Me: Hey, is that the Metal Worx Locking Cock Ring in your pic?
Him: Yeah.
Me: Nice. I’ve actually considered picking one up for myself. How do you like it?
Him: I like it. It keeps my cock nice and hard and it’s easy to get on and off.
Me: Does it pinch when you’re closing it?
Him: No. Never.
Me: What size did you order? (He is impressively endowed, so I was expecting him to proclaim the largest – 2.25″ – size.)
Him: It’s 2 inches.

I ended up ordering the 2-inch size as well, not because I am sporting a cock as large as his, but because my shaft tends to swell quite a bit when I’m wearing a solid ring. When selecting a size, you want the one that will close tightly around and not leave a whole lot of wiggle room. With a traditional solid ring, I always favored the larger diameter rings, because the half-hard penis (not to mention my slightly large nuts) had to be forced through the circle. With the Metal Worx Locking Cock Ring, you can wedge the open ring tightly against your root, and ease it shut, even if you’re already erect.

Since I was worried about the hinge pinching me, I figured out a way to help prevent this. If your ball sac is a bit fleshy (i.e. big), pop another stretchy cock ring around the root of your dick and nuts and tug down on it, exposing the strip of flesh where the Metal Worx ring is going to end up. If you’re tugging your balls in a downward movement when you put on the metal ring, you’re giving the locking ring room to situate itself, and potentially avoiding your scrotal flesh from being pinched in the hinge. Just ease it down carefully, and you should be fine. If you feel it start to pinch, just stop pushing and pull down harder on the stretchier ring. Once you’ve got the metal ring closed and locked into place, you can either totally remove the stretchy ring, or leave it wrapped around your nuts as a ball stretcher of sorts.

Even though the ring is pretty tight fitting without the lock, I always snap the lock into place, so the ring doesn’t come unhinged during use. Since a cock ring needs a solid fit to work properly, the tiny padlock that’s included with your Metal Worx ring will ensure it stays tightly closed. I loved the smoothness of the steel and the tightness of the ring’s seal as it clenched around the base of my cock. The padlock and the hinge do add a little bump on either side of the ring, but it ended up being less cumbersome than I originally anticipated. You can twist the ring fairly easily once it’s locked, if you wish to reposition the lock (perhaps behind your balls, or resting on your lower belly).

All in all, this is a great way to experience the workings of a solid metal ring with a design that will ensure you can pop it off quickly if things get too tight. Read my original post (which follows) which includes more specifics about the Metal Worx Locking Cock Ring, sizing information, plus a list of places you can find your own online.

ORIGINAL POST – May 25, 2013: A new twist on the metal cock ring. This steel cock ring from Pipedream’s Metal Worx line opens up via a hinge on one side, and can be fastened around the base of your cock and balls by way of a small padlock.

If you’re like me, and like the look of steel wrapped around the root of your cock, but aren’t willing to run the risk of wearing a solid ring that is difficult (if not impossible) to remove once you become erect, this Metal Worx cock ring might be just the compromise you’ve been waiting for.

Since I think cock rings should be functional, rather than frivolous, I’m not sure I like the idea of the padlock swinging around down there, but it looks small enough that it wouldn’t be too intrusive. Still, I’d be happier if the ring featured a clasp that was a little more integrated with the overall design.

The Metal Worx Cock Ring is available in three sizes:

Medium – 1.75″ diameter
Large – 2″ diameter
Extra Large – 2.25″ diameter

Not sure which size would fit you the best? Consider picking up an inexpensive set of rubber rings in varying sizes, to see which diameter works best for your own cock and balls. Even though this metal ring is hinged for easier on/off action, you still want to ensure you’ve got a good fit, so it works properly and is snug, but not uncomfortably so. Oh yeah, and be sure to watch your skin when closing the ring, because I can tell you right now that hinged portion is going to pinch you where it hurts if you don’t take care about it. One nice bonus? The ring and lock come nestled in a spiffy little padded snap-shut case; great for storage!

You can purchase the Metal Worx Locking Cock Ring from these AllMaleSexToys recommended retailers:

 

UPDATE: 12/2014 – Looks like Pipedream is no longer offering the Metal Worx Locking Cock Rings, so if you’re thinking about buying one, grab one before they disappear from the stores.

Product image from Pipedream Products

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