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THE BLAKOE RING
reviewed by Gilburto
Some time ago I promised you guys a review of the Blakoe Ring. Sorry for
the delay and thank you for your patience. My work load has increased so
much lately that I’ve had a hard time meeting all my commitments , what
with research, writing and meeting deadlines for the publishers, add to
this - returning all my email, plus working my regular job. The many
fellows that have written me are an ongoing source of encouragement,
thank you ( Please Note my new email address - [email protected] -
please change any addresses on my previous reviews to this current and
permanent address, so I may continue to keep in contact - thank you). As
for commitments, the Blakoe Ring Review was one of them, so here goes.
THE BLAKOE RING ------- reviewed by Gilburto
Any guy who has ever considered the prospect of obtaining a larger
penis, has had to first wade through the tons of gimmicks, scams and
rip-offs, that flood the market. To assist men in making informed
decisions regarding their purchases, this site has provided space for my
The road to permanent penis enlargement is certainly one of almost
religious like dedication. Perseverance and adherence to a strict
regimen is crucial, but so is the utilization of quality devices.
Primary is of course, a pump. Next would probably be a decent hanging
weight or stretching device. Thirdly would most likely be a reliable
A cock ring may be termed a “constriction device.” There has been much
written on the topic of “Constriction Therapy,” as it relates to penis
enlargement. The principal is simple and sound. Basically; when the flow
of an element is constricted, there is a build up of pressure on the
side that the flow is coming from, and there is an increased velocity on
the side that it is flowing to. This principal is used everyday in hydro
electric dams, and basic plumbing. Remember when you hold your thumb
over the end of a garden hose, you can use your thumb like a nozzle. By
constricting the flow and reducing the size of the hose’s outlet hole,
you build up pressure behind your thumb while the stream of water shoots
out with much more force. So what does this have to do with growing a
bigger dick? Glad you asked.
Well, the penis isn’t exactly an open ended system like a garden hose.
It is when it comes to peeing and ejaculating, but not with your blood
flow (unless you’ve been out with Lorenna Bobbit). Incidentally, if you
want to shoot your cum for distance; like the garden hose, try squeezing
the pipeline (Urethra) that runs up the bottom of your dick, as you are
having your orgasm. Use your finger to squeeze gently just under the
head. You may find with practice that you can shoot quite a distance,
and star in videos or win contests in bars. But I digress.
Always remember the most important factor in penis enlargement is
“Circulation.” You want to keep those cells in your penis saturated with
nutrient rich blood. The blood system in the penis, unlike the open
ended system of the garden hose or hydro electric dam, is a loop or
peninsula. The blood flows into the penis, travels around and visits all
the cells that it can and then goes back out.
The purpose of a cock ring is to gently restrict or constrict the flow
of blood, both in and out of the penis. This restriction builds slight
pressure on both sides of the ring and keeps the penis in a more
engorged state. I use the word “gently” when referring to the level of
constriction, as this is a cautious practice. If the ring is too loose
then there will be no constriction and no effect, it might even fall off
and be lost. However, if the ring is too tight, there will be too much
constriction and the effect will be that your penis will receive no
blood, turn blue, fall off and be lost. Not exactly the desired effect.
Better to err on the side of caution, just snug is best.
So wearing a cock ring under your trousers is not just a sexy bit of
body jewelry, it’s a valuable tool in the penis enlargement regimen. By
“training” the cells in your penis to become used to hanging around in a
semi inflated state, you are encouraging them to be willing participants
in your growth program. Regular use of a trusty cock ring, has for many
men, resulted in a fuller flaccid phallus. The secret of the mysterious
cock ring is centuries old, and we won’t dredge up the archeology of it
here. The rings have also long been a staple of the homosexual
community, who have known about and experimented with cock rings for
There are literally hundreds of types of “rings” available, made of
everything from leather, or brass, to rubber or surgical tubing. The
best rings are adjustable to accommodate the changes in girth we all
experience. There are rings especially designed to restrict the out flow
of blood so a man can maintain his erection, should he be suffering from
erectile disfunction. These are often paired with the overpriced pumps
prescribed by doctors, for impotence problems. Some rings just go around
the base of the penis, while others encircle the penis base and the
testicles. The Blakoe Ring fits into this latter category.
One of the most compelling things about the Blakoe ring, is their web
site. If you haven’t seen it yet, drop by and see what I mean
They certainly have carried the
“Doctor Recommended” theme to its fullest extent. You’ll see more stamps
of medical approval there, than at a golf course or Mercedes dealership.
All this gives their product an air of credibility and notoriety. This
ain’t no peep show sex shop cock ring baby. So don’t expect to get it
for a peep show price either. In San Francisco’s most extravagant Sexual
Emporium you’d be hard pressed to find even the fanciest solid brass
cock ring, go for more than 20 bucks. Well, we’re not talking about your
grandfather’s ring here buddy, this is the “Blakoe Advanced Suspensory
Ring & Energiser” also called “The Libido Ring.” With those lofty titles
comes the whopping price tag of 50£ (they’ve recently lowered the price,
we payed 70£ - did I mention this thing comes from England?). When we
ordered, the exchange rate, made it somewhere between $100 and $150 US,
factoring in the incredible 20£ (now lowered to 10£) fee for postage and
handling. In a country who’s currency has been decimated by socialism,
like us up here in Canada, this whole venture cost us somewhere in the
neighborhood of $200! Some may think that price a little excessive to
pay for a cock ring, they would probably be right. Let’s look at what
The Blakoe ring ( oops, I mean - “Advanced Suspensory Ring & Energiser
), is “based” on a design by Dr. Robert Blakoe. Hence the name. How much
he still has to do with the operation is unknown, but the design has
changed over the years. I will include two jpegs so you can see the
older design along side the new one. The ring is made of polycarbonate,
a very hard plastic type substance. The new ring design is a two piece
affair, with tiny rubber rings that act as gripping gaskets where the
two pieces join. The old design of the Blakoe ring was modified to try
and make the ring adjustable to accommodate the different sizes of men.
It succeeds and fails somewhat in this department, as I will explain
The most unique feature, or what some may call the gimmick of the Blakoe
ring, is the incorporation of four tiny metal plates. These zinc and
copper plates, two at the top and two at the bottom, are said to create
a small electric charge when in contact with the slightly acid skin of
your scrotum. Somehow this good doctor determined that a “spontaneous,
mild, steady electrical current to the genitalia,” was a good thing. In
fact, their site devotes copious verbiage to extolling the virtues of
zapping your testicles. My mother told me I had the “gift of the gab,”
but I have to step back and admire the imaginative descriptions these
guys use to flog their ring. According to their implications,
electrically charging your balls is the cure for virtually every
ailment, and the solution to world peace. Here’s some of what they say
about it; “... zinc and copper plates, which in turn stimulates the
manufacture of the potent internal hormonal secretions of the testes.
These hormones are known to have a pronounced effect in developing all
the muscles of the body, including the heart muscle. They also act on
the central nervous system, especially the brain, relieving nervous
exhaustion and lassitude, inducing enhanced feelings of general
well-being, and greatly increasing the capacity for study and mental
effort. Overall, they can also provide a rejuvenating effect on all the
tissues of the body.”
Unfortunately there is little in the way of scientific evidence to
support their claims. Their proof, they say, is in their many
unsolicited testimonial letters. “In order to assess the remarkable
results achieved by using The Energiser, one need only assess the
numerous unsolicited reports...” While personal testimonies are
interesting, they can hardly be held as an accurate measure of
assessment. Even the report they post from another doctor, reads like a
testimonial, giving the account of some old todger who could once again
get his willy up. Constriction Therapy can help with erectile
difficulties, no dispute there. But I would like to see some
documentation that the steady electro charge raises hormonal levels.
Personally, I liked the idea of the small electrical charge, it sounded
like an fascinating new notion. However, the more I contemplated it, the
more I had to ask rational questions. For instance; They claim the tiny
metal plates produce a continuous “electrical current.” I began to
wonder how much current? After searching through their wordy site, I
found the figure “.05 volts.” This number is hard to find and is only
mentioned once, and buried in the mountains of “numerous unsolicited
reports.” Since the skin acidity varies from man to man, I wondered how
could they determine this voltage was “steady?” Also, how did they
determine that .05 volts was the ideal current to stimulate “the
manufacture of the potent internal hormonal secretions?” Why don’t we
all walk around with a 9 volt battery strapped to our sack and speed up
these “hormonal secretions?” More current may be more effective for some
men. Now before you go and stick your dick in a light socket, don’t you
think it would be nice to see some actual data? There is none provided.
If you look at the difference in the two designs for the Blakoe ring,
you will notice that the old one had a hinged bar at the top, for entry.
While the new design necessitates you inserting yourself in the bottom
half while lining up the holes of the top piece and scrunching the thing
together to grip your goods. This can be a tricky procedure, and
pinching delicate skin and hairs may cause you to wince a bit. Once on,
the ring, like most cock rings I’ve tried, is fairly comfortable and
gives you a sensation that you are being held. Rings do encourage a
feeling of plumpness down there, and the Blakoe is no exception.
However, should the need arise throughout your day, to bend and pick
something up from the floor, be warned. A percentage of these maneuvers
may cause some tiny hairs underneath your balls to be gripped by the
cracks surrounding those tiny metal plates that are supposed to be busy
doing their electro magic. So retrieving your keys or pencil may cause
you to let out a shriek that is less than manly. If your job requires
you to do a lot of bending and lifting, those in the adjacent rooms may
be led to believe you have taken up the hobby of strangling cats.
Having to shave your entire crotch is not an inviting prospect, but the
hair tugging is something you will soon be wary of whenever you bend.
Another slight design flaw is the female ends of the vertical bars. The
edges are sharp right angles and can also cause pinching in areas where
you don’t want to be pinched. This problem is more easily rectified,
however. Just take some sandpaper and carefully smooth the sharp edges.
So what about the amazing results of wearing the Blakoe Advanced
Suspensory Ring & Energiser? Did I experience a “pronounced effect in
developing all the muscles of the body?” No, not really. How about the
action on the “central nervous system, especially the brain, relieving
nervous exhaustion and lassitude, inducing enhanced feelings of general
well-being, and greatly increasing the capacity for study and mental
effort?” Well now, I would have surely noticed that, but sorry no. Then
how about the “rejuvenating effect on all the tissues of the body? Not
really. A good nap, or a hot bath can do wonders in that department, but
the ring? No sorry. As previously mentioned, I did enjoy the feeling of
being sexually held throughout my day (when I wasn’t being pinched), but
any good cock ring will do this for you.
So is there anything else that I can say about the Blakoe ring? Well now
that you mention it, there was a strange string of events that occurred
while obtaining the ring. My publisher sent for the ring for me to
review and test. After two months had gone by and no response, he
contacted them by email. A Mister Leo Sheiner responded by saying that
they had received the money order and “normally ship within 24 hours”
but “until recently we had no procedures for dealing with payment other
than Credit Card.” Their web site did contain an address to send mail
orders to, so how complicated could these “procedures” be? Licking a
stamp and mailing the letter! He said that he “remembered” receiving the
order “but the paperwork got mislaid.” He asked for the address again
and promised he would “despatch immediately.” A duplicate of the order
and the address to send the ring to, was emailed to Mr. Sheiner, and we
After another month had passed and no ring, we once again contacted Mr.
Sheiner, who apologized and admitted that in fact the ring had still not
yet been sent! He once again assured us that he would “despatch your
ring latest tommorrow (sp).” When it finally did arrive, the post mark
showed it had not been sent for another 7 days! This kind of service is
inexcusable, whether an isolated incident or not. At the time of the
order the exchange rate was such that we were paying close to $50 for
the postage and handling. Their postage was less than $5, so the extra
$45 was just a gouge.
My advice to you is to get yourself a good cock ring, I have a nice
black leather studded one I bought years ago for around 10 bucks. It has
several snaps to make it adjustable, along with a quarter coin sized
leather disk under the balls to offer some of that lifting support.
After a nice pump session, I just strap myself in and go out bulging.
Plus the silver studs around the side make it look real sexy, you should
see the look on their faces when the Levis hit the floor! If you want to
experiment with bits of copper and zinc, them more power to you. But for
God’s sake save your money and avoid the Blakoe ring. Oh sure there will
be some guys that will say they love the thing and it’s been nothing but
wonderful for them, but you can do a lot better for a lot cheaper, so
why waste your money?
Hopefully this review will have been some help to you. Feel free to
write me with any additional questions, at ... [email protected]
For those of you who have been following my reviews and waiting for a
positive endorsement of a product, you’re in luck. My next review, I’m
happy to say, is a refreshing change. We have finally found a quality
device for stretching the penis for length. Look forward to reading
about it here soon.
Thank you for your interest.
Keep in touch and keep growing.
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