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Review: Steel Head Ring with Sperm Stopper from Lovehoney


Posted July 24, 2011 by

OK, let’s start off by dispelling any myths…

This is *not* a chastity device, it does *not* prevent orgasm and it will not stop you ejaculating.

There, that’s better. Now I can begin the proper review. I’m sure none of you all actually thought it was a real chastity device though, eh.

Anyway, this toy is a combination of two products in one. It’s a head ring that attaches to a ‘sperm stopper’, which is a small stainless steel ball bearing on the end of a tiny steel tube. This particular product comes with two rings, measuring 1″ and 1.25″ in diameter. They both attach to the ‘stopper’, which is 0.25″ in diameter. Other than the stopper, it is all superbly crafted from tiny, but sturdy, surgical steel.

Slipping on the toy is easy, but I’d recommend experimenting a little with it. It’s designed so that the glans/head ring rests with the hinge against the frenulum (the sweet spot on the underside of the penis). However, I have found it more comfortable the other way around. It’s all down to personal preference, however, and can be used either way. It’s easiest to slip on when semi-hard. Too flaccid and it may fall off, too erect and it may hurt. Once the ring is in place, simply insert the stopper slowly into the urethra. I haven’t had to use any lubricant as by the time I’ve used it my cowper’s gland has already produced a significant amount of ‘pre-cum‘, but you can use a little water based lube, if you need to. If you’re unsure, use lube anyway. ALWAYS err on the side of caution, when it comes to lubrication. As a side note, if you’re putting this on an uncircumcized penis (like mine), then you may want to pull the foreskin back first. It’s not essential, but for me it feels better.

Once in place, the sensations are amazing. I first tried this with my partner and as soon as I slipped the stopper in, every touch of hers was intense. Touching the head of my penis when I’m wearing it feels different (in a good way) and stroking the shaft made the head expand, which in turn heightened the sensations. A combination of them both made my eyes roll back into my head. After playing for a while, when I was brought to orgasm, it felt different, but in a good way. I was very consciuos of the metal ball in my urethra, but the combination of that and the head ring seemed to intensify everything. I’ve used it many times now, on my own and with my partner, and it’s the same every time.

Downsides? Not really, although if you or your partner are too vigorous then it may come off. For this reason, I’d be wary of penetrative sex with it on. I haven’t tried it and wouldn’t recommend it. Other than that, it’s great. It’s a finely crafted, body safe, easy to clean product that’s a lot of fun to use.

What I will say is that using this has made me want to try more toys of a similar nature. I now want to try a couple more glans rings (one in particular that has a ball for frenulum stimulation) and I also want to try urethral sounding as I’ve heard the sensation of being stroked whilst sounded is like no other. If you’ve never tried this kind of stimulation before then this is a good place to start.


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To end, I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Alice from Lovehoney for sending it to me to review. I received it in the post a while ago out of the blue. Thank you so much! It’s available for £49.99 in their online store if you’re interested, along with many other similar products!



    Do you still ejaculate regularly, or does it keep your ejaculate from coming out?

    Sounds like something I might have to use with my partner.


      Read the second line of the review :o)

      No, it doesn’t stop it coming out but it does heighten sensitivity and is a lot of fun!

    David D.

    I have used a sperm-stopper for about a year and found it to be a very intense and pleasurable experience, though the pleasure includes a certain amount of pain of the type that is more erotic than hurtful. The feeling of your ejaculate hitting the steel ball roadblock causes a spasm of sorts and confuses and prolongs the orgasm, which intensifies it as well.

    The feeling of having your cock rock-hard while wearing this device as well as the turn-on of the look and concept of it stuck down you urethra is always a hugely erotic blast. Having a glans ring on with a metal ball and a steel wire in your dick makes it incredibly hard and firm. Maybe it’s part erotic visual fantasy and part mechanical effect but this little device yields very intense ejaculatory orgasms, which DO leak out of the tip regardless. However, a large volume of sperm remains in your penis and can be sucked or squeezed out by your partner after removing the sperm-stopper.

    My stopper has a ball hinge that hits the frenulum and that feature adds and extra bit of sensory pleasure. I’m looking forward to oral sex with my new GF while wearing it. I think that jut seeing it on me will turn her on too!


    i have one of these, and i use it often. Feels amazing all of the time, whether I’m soft or rock hard. I can’t picture how to use it backwards.. any advice?

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