• What's that useless piece of skin at the end of a penis called? 

    Well it all depends on how you look at it. It’s a matter of perspective.

    Some people will say it’s a foreskin, the more medical amongst us may call it a prepuce, and some folks will have a personally favoured name for it. Then there are folks who come at it from a different perspective. They’ll tell you it’s a man or a waste of space.  And of course the analytical amongst us will ask, "What does "useless" mean in this context?" 

    The answers given to this seemingly simple question depend on the individual’s upbringing, perceptions and perspectives. Whether your answer was a foreskin, a prepuce, or a man, it will not change the fact that a penis is a penis, unless it has been circumcised - in which case it is something a bit less than nature intended. 

    As for the term "useless", context is everything. In reality few things are useless in life. The foreskin has evolved as part of the human penis, so it does have some purpose in order to have been retained through evolutionary selection. It is just a matter of seeing the purpose, and realizing it is not useless.

    In a similar way, some men think a cock ring as being useless for them. These men are happy with their hard-ons. For them cock rings can be synonymous with erectile dysfunction, flaccidity at the wrong time, soft-ons, … 

    To our minds though their perceptions are limiting their experiences. Even the man capable of a robustly engorged erection can benefit from the right type of cock ring. That's why at Velv'Or we offer a wide range of rings: from our stretchy BeauGosse BG 001 that will definitely keep you rock hard, through to our platinum King JCobra, that bestows a marked level of exuberance. 

    We are proud of all our range, especially our bright and beautiful 3D printed cock rings: the JNada, the JNaja, the JNamo, and the JNata. Available in a range of colours and sizes, they can all help you make the most of your manhood whether worn then flaccid or ready for action. You will look stylishly fit EnRinged with whichever one you wear. It will maximize the blood retained in your penis boosting its length and girth. It will help sustain your erection, your orgasm will be more intense and you will find you ejaculate with more force. Wearing one adds panache, pizazz and potency.

    So if you’re not one of our League of EnRinged Gentlemen, who know the usefulness of our cock rings, have a look at what is available in our online store and purchase one or two. And if you are one of the League, then why not add to your collection?

    Wear a Velv’Or cock ring and there’ll be no risk of being thought of as a useless piece of skin at the end of your penis.

  • A short while ago I was introduced to Erotica Books writer Charlie Wish by Taylor from Organic Loven. Charlie was very interested in the JNaja and decided to include it in his latest book called The Not So Good Samaritan a book about Gary that finds his dominant streak that has been buried inside of him all his life.

    Read the book and find out when and how he becomes a member of Velv'Or's League Of EnRinged Gentlemen.

    The Not So Good Samaritan can be found here http://charliewish.com/the-not-so-good-samaritan/

  • Does using one of our invigorating Velv’Or cock rings, benefit you more than giving you that enRinged feeling and empowering your erection so your sexual activities last longer? 

    The answer is a rock hard, “Yes”. 

    The longer you are enjoying whatever it is you get up to when enRinged, the more likely you will become sweaty. And, the sweatier you become the better it is for your skin microbiome.

    What’s you skin microbiome and why does it like sweat? 

    Your skin microbiome is the group of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.) that live on the surface of your body. And, the compounds released in your sweat will help maintain and feed the microorganisms helping keep your skin microbiome healthy.

    Can we define what is a healthy skin microbiome?

    Studies have revealed that the types and quantities of microorganisms on people’s skin differ remarkably. Much of this diversity remains unexplained, though diet, environment, the levels of light exposure, genetics, gender, age and early exposure to microorganism have all been implicated. So as yet no one type of skin microbiome is considered ideal. What we do know is that the microorganisms living on your skin are primarily affected by whether the skin is moist, dry, hairy, or oily. 

    So as a man, your penis, your scrotum and your perineum with their different skin types will each have different types of microorganism living on them. In addition, if your penis has been circumcised or has had any other type of modification, such as a piercing or a subincision or a superincision, then the microorganisms living on it will be different from that would have existed had the modification not been made.

    So why is your skin microbiome important? 

    The main benefit of having healthy skin microbiomes is that the skin microbiome helps keep your immune system and your defences to infection in good shape. That’s not to say that all harmful infections can be stopped by a health skin microbiome, some will not be. The skin microbiome also aids in wound healing, limits exposure to allergens and UV radiation, and minimizes oxidative damage.

    Your skin microbiome and the immune system in the skin work in harmony to reduce inflammation. When the balance of microorganisms in the microbiome is off, the immune system can release various antimicrobial compounds to help rebalance it. Similarly, the beneficial microorganisms in the microbiome can inhibit the release of inflammatory compounds from the skin immune system. 

    A healthy microbiome protects against infection by crowding out overgrowth of harmful microorganisms. The skin microbiome helps create a relatively acidic environment on your skin, which also inhibits growth of the harmful microorganisms.

    What can you do to look after your skin microbiome?

    You can do several things to help your skin microbiome, in particular by avoiding activities that will damage the microorganisms. 

    Keep clean. Wash carefully and dry thoroughly afterwards. 

    If possible, avoid using harsh chemicals on your skin that are intended to kill bacteria and fungi. These are sometimes present in soaps, shampoos and shower gels. Make sure as well that the clothes you wear have been laundered so that there are no washing product residues left on them to come into contact with your skin.

    Creams containing antibiotic for topical application will also affect the skin microbiome, as can some antibiotics that even if taken orally can be excreted onto your skin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist in what way will any medicines you are using affect your skin microbiome and what you can do about it.

    Minimise the risks of introducing harmful microorganisms to your skin microbiome. Be mindful that you swop microorganisms during any form of contact with another person’s body, but don't lose sight of the fact that we have evolved to accommodate that happening. It is part of the evolutionary process that has helped us become what we are today. So don’t fixate about it, but if uncertain take precautions or refrain from activities you feel uncomfortable about. Condoms reduce the chances of harmful microbes being spread during sexual activities.

    Eat a healthy diet. What nourishes your body will also nourish your skin microbiome. Remember that some of the compounds in what you eat, e.g. garlic flavours, will be excreted through your skin and will affect the microorganisms. Eating excesses of certain foods, e.g. sugars, will affect the microorganisms on your skin.

    Exercise regularly, so that you sweat. There are many ways of doing this – some more satisfying than others. Instead of hitting the gym or taking a sauna why not enjoy a prolonged yet vigorous sex session? Wearing a Velv’Or cock ring will help you and as you become sweatier your skin microbiome will be thanking you. 

    If you don't have one or two of our cock rings already then have a look at what is available on our online store.
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