Sex toys for men and couples: the penis ring thrust counter

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In Thinking With Your Dick #10, Dick and I ponder the wonders of this new sex toy for men and couples: a cock ring that does…what?

Debby: Have you seen this new toy? It’s a c-ring that counts thrusts. Given the number of people who are interested in sex toys for men and using vibrators as part of their sex play, I wonder how this male toy will take off.

Dick: this is awesome. i want to have a sex race right now. most thrusts/minute for the most minutes wins.  there would be categories… 13-18 year old division winner would have like 75 thrusts a minute for about 45 seconds. 18-24 would be more like 40 thrusts a minute for 10 minutes.

Debby: I don’t think we should be including minors in the sex race, but I get your point. Men often spend their early years wondering how to last longer during intercourse, then find out that it often gets easier with age.

Dick: then you could have drunken races. it’d be like 97 thrusts a minute for 3 minutes, followed by a couple minutes off, then about 15 a minute for another 35 minutes until it was all over

Debby: Once again, you have a colorful way of illustrating how sex changes when one is drunk. Like, how it gets harder for men to maintain their erections or sometimes to ejaculate at all. Regarding the drunken race, I suppose the thrust counter can’t differentiate if a guy is actually landing it in the correct orifice. As in, I wonder how it could account for drunken mishaps of thrusting against the bed rather than getting it in the vagina? Also, should older men get a “handicap” like in golf, so they don’t have to do as many thrusts to win the prize? And, how to correct for the fact that some vaginas are tighter/more stimulating than others, and so it’s not a guy’s doing if he can’t thrust as long? Or the fact that many women would prefer (esp. if they want an orgasm) to have fewer TPM (thrusts per minute), but of better quality?

Dick: the last thing about the women should not be factored in. you’re either a winner or you’re not. this is not for lovers.

Debby: I should have guessed you would take that stance.

Dick: we should definitely create some sort of scoring ratio that takes age into account.  thrusts/minute divided by age (or something that makes sense mathematically) might do the trick. i say all humps count, wherever they may land.

Debby: Why should they all count? Many guys can hump a cushion for an hour… but a warm, wet vagina? Not so much. That’s like timing someone running on a flat track vs. hills and calling it even. Apples and oranges. Case in point: in sex research, we have what’s called an intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) which is used in premature ejaculation research. Basically, how long can a guy keep his penis inside a vagina without coming? It’s not a perfect measure and it’s pretty hetero-centric, as it’s about the vagina – not the anus. But still: it”s certainly NOT about how long a guy can thrust into his pillows. as such, i say missed landings are not to be counted. (for more on IELT see http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/492243 )

Dick: fine, but how does the cock ring measure where the guy lands after thrusting?

Debby: Clearly a glitch to be worked out in the 2G model.

MChops: Couldn’t there be some sort of moisture indicator as part of the thrust counter, so if the cock ring did not enter where it was intended (presumably a wet vagina), there would be no additional moisture added to the cock ring; or if it were possible for the cock ring to disregard the moisture from previous “succuessful” thrusts, simply measuring moisture versus no moisture from most recent thrust would be simpler. In code, I expect this would be written: IF a thrust has occured AND additional (or any, depending on the technology’s capability) vaginal fluids have been felt by the cock ring sensors THEN a successful thrust has occured, ELSEIF an unsuccessful thrust has occured.  Again, this all assumes that getting the penis in the vagina is the intention.  If the anus or mouth were the goal orifus, then vaginal fluids may need to be subbed out for poo or saliva.

Debby: And I thought I was a nerd.

To read past Thinking With Your Dick conversations, click here; for posts about sex toys, click here. MSP articles about lasting longer during sex can be found by clicking here.

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In his own words, Dick is a 27-year-old heterosexual college grad who works in TV and lives in New York.  He’s slept with approximately 15 women, most of whose names he can remember, but only a few of whom he’s ever had sex with more than once, and in full disclosure, one of them poured a beer on his head at a bar shortly after they got busy. He has two fantasy football teams, a two at a time netflix account, a used nissan, and a wardrobe consisting mostly of clothes from the Gap. He considers himself a decent pickup basketball player, better than average golfer, and is proud to have run a marathon in under 3:45.  Dick has an above average tolerance for alcohol, but realizes this could be a problem in the future.  He is curently dating someone, but if she ever read this that would probably change. He is by no means an expert in sex, love, or therapy.

MChops is a mutual friend who has been known to sport Mutton Chops and a love for SEO. He made his first appearance on MSP during a TWYD about search terms for sluts; he has yet to write a more storied bio.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.