Q: What is the best way for me to measure to get a properly fitting device?
A: Let me begin by saying that anything you’ve read about measuring for a device is only the writer’s opinions and suggestions. Just because something has worked for them doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you.
Questions about round rings, oval rings, double rings, gap size, short cages, one finger or two beneath a base ring…almost every question imaginable, really can’t be answered because the real feedback system in all of this is your body.
Although nothing can be “known” until your body has had a chance to respond and provide sensory feedback, I do have suggestions and advice gleaned from years of feedback I’ve received from my customers.
My main conclusion is that each penis is so different in its sensitivity that the best way to get a properly fitting device is to rely on the sensitivity of your own penis.
In short, my method for obtaining measurements is to leave your head (mind and thoughts) out of the equation.
By using test rings that are the same thickness and shape as the rings I make, your body will provide the best feedback possible, because you will be making your decisions based on the way your body feels, and those feelings will transfer to an MCN device because the rings are the same.
In order to obtain measurements, you have to invest in some inexpensive test rings. I suggest buying two or maybe even three base-rings to test with, and the same amount of cage rings to test with.
The correct size base ring is the one you can wear for one to two days without experiencing any discomfort. Trust your body wisdom, and rely on the sensory feedback your body provides. If you experience any discomfort then the ring is not the correct size.
A ring around your penis will provide excellent visual feedback regarding how your penis will appear inside a cage.
Something to consider when determining your cage ring size is that your penis may become wider than normal when you are wearing a base ring, because of the way your genitals are being squeezed.
With this in mind, I suggest you wear your base ring when choosing your cage ring diameter.
Determine which cage ring fits snug and takes a little work to put on. Then try the next wider size...it should slip on easily and have a little room inside the ring. Up to a 1/8 inch (3mm) gap between your penis and cage ring is acceptable.
Ideally, the length of your cage should be just long enough, and just wide enough, so that you can comfortably become aroused inside the device, while avoiding discomfort to the penis itself. If there’s almost no room at all for the penis to get erect, then the device won’t hurt.
If you’re having difficulty determining your flaccid penis length, then consider using the paper tube method of measuring. Using an empty paper tube, say from a roll of toilet paper, or paper towels, put your penis inside it.
Be sure not to press the tube into the soft flesh as the base of your penis. Then make a mark where you penis terminates inside the tube. Cut off the extra amount of tubing then measure the tube. That's your flaccid length.
I truly need only three measurements to make you a form fitting device…
flaccid penis length, base ring width, and cage ring width.
If you follow the above suggestions I feel you are much more likely to receive a properly fitting device on your first try than if you were to use any other method for obtaining your measurements.
The base rings I make are ¼ inch (6mm) thick and the cage rings I make are 3/16 inch (4.75mm) thick.
Black, rubber O-rings are sold a drain seals and may be available in the plumbing section of your hardware store.
Steel rings may be found in your local marine hardware store, or in your nearby tack (horse) supply store.
It’s likely the above stores will only have rings size in ¼ inch (6mm) increments.
If you need test rings in the "between" sizes I make, they may be purchased inexpensively from the company listed in the link below.