In the dating world, cockblocking a friend is generally regarded as a bad practice. But in the sex toy world, the CockBlock is something else entirely – a creative new tool for two penis-havers to increase their level of physical intimacy. The innovative toy was developed by a gay Canadian man who was looking for an occasional alternative to anal sex – and who wanted to experience the face-to-face intimacy that other activities, such as oral sex, don’t provide.
Our CockBlock arrived in unremarkable cardboard packaging (for privacy), but inside, the gorgeously designed back matte product box evoked the feeling of opening an expensive piece of electronics, ala a MacBook Pro. The tool itself is comprised of two soft parts – a firmer black outer shell with grooves for an easier grip and a pink squishy interior sleeve shaped like a capital letter I. The inner sleeve rests inside the outer shell, poking out on both ends. The device can be quickly taken apart and easily washed with warm soapy water.
The idea is that, once the CockBlock is generously lubed up (along with your two penises), each partner inserts their member into one of the two holes located on the bottom of the device. The feeling is not unlike the popular Fleshlight masturbation toys, but remember: this is a two-for-one deal. Inside the Cockblock, the tops of the two penises rub across each other within the chamber, which has a cross-section like a number eight. So, one partner holds the device while the other thrusts, essentially fucking the CockBlock but also gliding along the other penis inside at the same time. You can take turns “fucking” your partner face to face, while locking eyes, kissing, or whatever feels right. We found that it takes a bit to get used to – as well as finding the right position for maximum enjoyment – but what a fun task to figure out!
Justin, the product’s inventor, was born and raised in rural New Brunswick, Canada, where he says this Canadian Maritime version of the Bible Belt kept him lonely, isolated, and guilt-ridden. When he finally moved into the gay dating scene, he found anal sex surprisingly painful and disappointing. He learned many years later that he had a condition called Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, which he resolved through intensive physical therapy. Still, even after his new “power bottom” powers were earned, he longed for a different kind of sex toy. He wished for something that could be used to simulate penetration when one partner wasn’t up for anal sex, but also a product that allowed for that more intimate face-to-face connection he loved.
Unable to find such a toy, he began the long process of developing the CockBlock in 2010. He did research on everything from variance charts of male anatomy to statistical numbers on penis girths. He sketched and even made molds from Lego bricks for the earliest versions of the concept. Since the product’s launch, more than 2,000 CockBlocks have sold and been shipped to 28 different countries. Now, the product is available with regular and tighter sleeves, to accommodate more firmness preferences. And the CockBlock’s open design on both ends of the internal sleeve allows for all penis lengths to be used.
CockBlock is a Canadian, gay-owned business that is based in downtown Toronto. The product is available for purchase exclusively at cockblocktoys.com and costs $109 – or $139 when ordered with an extra (tighter) sleeve.