A constriction ring (sometimes called a “cock ring”) is an elastic ring designed to help a man maintain an erection.
To understand how constriction rings work, it may help to review the mechanics of an erection. When a man becomes sexually stimulated, his penis fills with blood. It is this blood that makes his penis firm enough for sex.
When a woman goes through menopause, her estrogen levels decrease along with the levels of other sex-steroid hormones. These decreases can lead to changes in certain areas of her body, like the vagina, vulva, and bladder.
When a man has Peyronie’s disease, areas of hardened scar tissue called plaques form on his penis. These plaques make the penis less flexible and cause it to bend. If the curve is especially severe, the man may not be able to have intercourse at all.
The uterus is a small fist-sized organ located above a woman’s vagina. Its primary role is to nourish a developing fetus during pregnancy.
When a man has problems with erections, it is sometimes difficult to know if the cause(s) are physical, psychological, or both. The nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test can give the doctor some clues.