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Mophead
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They really don't sound healthy... are they? It sounds painful and unnatural.

It's a tight ring that goes over the penis to hold the blood in to keep the penis erect. Is that... good?

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Etch
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Sounds uncomfortable to me...
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Hanne
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Since the software edits out one of the words used to commonly designate this type of object, let me describe what we're talking about and what they do.

What this is is a tight-fitting ring of metal, plastic, rubber, leather, or cloth that fits around the base of the penis and scrotum, sort of behind the scrotum and on top of the penis, pressed against the abdomen. It can be all one piece, a solid ring, or it can be a strap or strip of flexible material that can be fastened in place with Velcro, snaps, or some other fastener.

The primary purpose of this device is to retain blood in the penis longer, so that erections are maintained longer. They are sometimes recommended or even prescribed by doctors for this reason, for men who have problems maintaining erections. Men who do not have erection problems sometimes use them to enhance the sensation or duration of their erection, too.

Most of the men I've talked to who have used them say that no, they are not generally uncomfortable. However, on the odd occasion, a solid ring (such as a heavy metal ring) could be hard to get off. Most authorities on the subject say that if this happens, the best thing to do is to refrain from panicking and just let the erection subside, which it will do just fine (just a little more slowly than normal). If the ring is made of a material that can be cut off with a pair of heavy-duty scissors, you can also cut it off if need be. Ice packs can also be helpful with shrinking swollen tissue if necessary to get one of these rings off.

However, I should note that such mishaps are rare. Most men's erections will deflate on their own given a little time to do so, even without orgasm.

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pink
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Ouch.

There is stuff than can be considered worse, though-that people do volutarily. There's CBT-I don't know if i can say what it means, but it is torturing a man's genitals for the purpose of arousal and satisfaction. There's eunchs (sp?), people who are voluntarily castrated, usually for the purpose of gender-identity. There's a lot of stuff out there-BDSM practices, surgical procedures-that can be unpleasant or a turn on. What a diverse world.

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Mophead
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However, the sexologist on tv (I know, not reliable) said that the erection would NOT subside as long as the **** ring was on.

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Heather
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That's not so. Try holding an erect penis with your hands at the base (tightly) some time and see if it stays that way for hours.

Not.

Same diff.

And when it comes to physical sensation, it is different strokes for different folks. In fact, even categorizing activities as painful or pleasurable is totally subjective. What is painful for one person may not be at all for another in the same way at all.

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