Frequently Asked Questions


What is a cock ring and what’s it supposed to do?
Who uses them?
How do I put one on?
How do I know what size to get?
Can I hurt myself?
How do I keep them clean?
I would like to order from your online catalog, but am concerned about my privacy. How do you use the information you ask for?
What’s the best way to contact you?
What is your fax number?
Do you take all major credit cards?
Can I buy gear essentials' merchandise locally?
What is gear essentials' return policy?



 
What is a cock ring and what’s it supposed to do?
As the name implies, a cockring is a hoop made of metal, leather, or rubber, that encircles the base of the penis and/or the scrotum. Once you have an erection, a penis ring is used to restrict blood flow out of the penis, helping to control both erection and ejaculation. It also creates sensations of tightness and pressure that heighten sensitivity and the intensity of an orgasm. Oh yeah, one other thing: it looks and feels hot as hell!
 
Who uses them?
Their design is uniquely male, but that’s the only limitation. gear essentials' cock rings are deeply rooted in their physical context and the emotional needs of the people who use them. They are an indispensable tool for anyone seeking greater confidence, satisfaction, intensity, control, pleasure, and erotic intimacy.
 
How do I put one on?
Cockrings are usually worn at the base of the penis, behind the scrotum, although some men wear them around the shaft of the penis only. It’s easiest to put on a C ring when the penis is not fully erect. Start by tucking your testicles (one at a time) through the ring, then fold your penis down, insert the tip of it under the ring and, while holding onto the tip, pull the ring up towards your body. Then, simply adjust it to make sure it fits comfortably and wait for the magic!

 

(To remove the ring, push your soft penis back through the ring and “untuck” your testicles.)
 
How do I know what size to get?
Fit is extremely important! Too small a ring, and you'll never get it on. Too large, and it won't hug tight enough to work. Please refer to our cockring and ball-weight sizing guide to learn how to guarantee a perfect fit.

Can I hurt myself?
With a little common sense, you should be able to use our cockrings without any injury. The most important advice is to make sure it’s not too tight and that you remove it immediately if you feel any discomfort. Take your time putting it on and taking it off—using a small amount of lubrication eases the process (and adds to the stimulation!).

Warning: Don’t use these devices if you have an injury to your groin or genitals. Do not use cock rings if you bleed easily or have a blood clotting disorder, if you are diabetic, or if you suffer from any peripheral vascular or nerve disease. Do not use these products if you are taking anticoagulants, aspirin, or any other blood-thinning medication. In the event use causes discomfort or any unusual body changes -- including bruising, pain, bleeding or loss of sensation -- discontinue use immediately and check with a sex-positive physician. Do not place over sore, swollen, or infected areas or areas without sensation.
 
How do I keep them clean?
Cock rings from gear essentials are made from the finest stainless steel and undergo a state-of-the-art finishing process that guarantees long lasting quality. We recommend using warm soapy water and towel drying to keep your ring clean.
 
I would like to order from your online catalog, but am concerned about my privacy. How do you use the information you ask for?
We only ask for the minimum amount of information required to process the orders of our customers. At gear essentials, privacy and customer discretion is of utmost concern to us. We will only send mailings if you specifically request it.  As far as credit card security, we use a third-party credit card processing company so we never even see your private billing information. 

Shipping:  All packages are mailed via US Postal Service (unless you e-mail us specifically and we arrange for manual processing of your order).  Therefore all packages mailed in the United States are sent in a standard Priority Mail box.  We use Priority Mail because it is tracked and insured. Sadly, this can be a bit more costly on international shipments. If you would prefer the lower cost 1st Class International, please contact us and we will give you a quote and arrange for that. The return address does not indicate that it is from gear essentials or contain a web address.  Unfortunately, if your parcel is international, customs law requires that a copy of the packing slip be enclosed in a see-through pouch adhered to the outside of your package. Please note that international shipments take an average of a week but have been known to take much more time depending on your country's custom agents and review process. Please be patient.

Please see the Privacy Policy for our complete privacy statement.
 
What’s the best way to contact you?
You may contact us by completing our contact form.
 
What is your fax number? 
We no longer have a fax number. Please use the contact form above to reach us.
 
Do you take all major credit cards? 
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
 
Can I buy gear essentials' merchandise locally?
Our products are carried in stores across the United States and we encourage you to support your local merchants whenever possible. For a complete listing of retail outlets that carry gear essentials' products, please refer to the Retail Locator.

What is gear essentials' return policy?
Our goal is for you to enjoy the products you order from gear essentials.  To ensure you satisfaction, please review sizing carefully prior to placing your order.  (Please see our sections on how to measure for a ball weight and cock rings for assistance with this. If you have additional questions, please e-mail us. We are more than happy to help.) In the event that you receive a defective, damaged or incorrect item that is non-returnable, please e-mail us for assistance with a replacement as soon as possible. We will confirm our authorization prior to your making a return.

Remember, you must e-mail and receive a confirmed e-mail back from gear essentials prior to returning any item. Items that have not been pre-authorized may be refused.

Due to hygiene concerns, items that are inserted into a body cavity cannot be returned. Due to their personal nature (genital contact), cock rings, glans rings, ball weight products, underwear and jock straps are also not returnable.

Any shirts or items that are not of a personal nature will be rejected for return if they have obviously been worn or smell of smoke, body odor, perfume, etc.

Authorized returns must include all of the original packaging (including, if applicable, instructions, bags, tools, boxes, etc.)

gear essentials is not responsible for any postage or insurance costs incurred with your return/exchange.

By placing your order with gear essentials, you certify that you have read and accept our return policy.