Ohnut Buffer Rings
Painful sex? Meet Ohnut.
Available in Wider and Classic. Please see sizing recommendations.
Soft, stretchy, and oh-so-comfy, Ohnut is a simple and convenient way to adjust when penetration feels too deep (eep!). Made of 4 interlocking rings, you can customize the depth—without sacrificing sensation.
Explore adding and removing rings at any time with any position, so that both you and your partner can focus on what matters most—each other :)
- Always discreet shipping
- Comes with 4 soft, stackable rings, a travel pouch, and clever conversation starters
- Classic Ohnut width stretches to 8in (20.3cm), and the unstretched height of 4 rings is 2¾in (7cm) tall
- Wider Ohnut width stretches to 12in (30.5cm), and the unstretched height of 4 rings is 2¾in (7cm) tall
Made of a body-safe polymer. BPA-, phthalate-, silicone-, and latex-free
Classic is for those who wear “standard” condoms. Wider is for those who wear "large" condoms or prefer a looser fit.
When in doubt about sizing, order the Wider Ohnut. It's unlikely to be too wide for effective use.
Try it worry free, happiness guaranteed!
• Unopened products - 60 day money back returns.
• Opened products - 60 day store credit returns.
• Free US shipping in phenomenally boring packaging.
Only US orders are eligible for return, $10 return processing fee applies.
Avoid those unwelcome jolts of pain and control how deep penetration goes with Ohnut
Worn externally at the base of a penetrating partner (e.g. on their shaft or on a toy), Ohnut compresses down—like a buffer! Each set comes with 4 linking rings that allow you to make simple adjustments, so you and your partner can not only discover comfort but also what depths feel really good—for both of you.
Ohnut is designed to feel just like skin. It’s so comfortable (like a gentle hug) you and your partner will barely notice it’s there. BPA, phthalate, and latex free your Ohnut is made from a body-safe material.
Painful sex (or dyspareunia) can happen for a whole range of reasons, including:
Endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, fibroids, pelvic inflammation, pelvic floor muscle spasm (vaginismus), menopause (genitourinary syndrome of menopause, or gsm), cancer treatments (including chemotherapy and radiation therapy), chronic vulvar pain (vulvodynia), post-surgical vaginal swelling, postpartum pain / sex post baby
Find out more here.
More About Ohnut
How does Ohnut work?
Worn externally by a penetrating partner at the base of the shaft (or object of choice), start by linking 3 stackable rings. Lube up. Slide Ohnut down. During penetration Ohnut will compress down to act like a buffer. Remove or add rings as you choose. Explore! Need to know more? Click here.
What is Ohnut made of?
Ohnut is currently made of an FDA approved body- and skin-safe polymer blend. It’s a thermo-set material that is BPA, phthalate, and latex free.
Note about material: The original Ohnut was designed in silicone, which therefore made it incompatible with silicone lubrication. Silicone lubricants are generally recommended by the pelvic health / medical community for their long lasting quality (having to reapply water-based lubrication during a connected moment can be very disruptive). However, silicone lubrication will degrade silicone products, therefore we decided to adjust Ohnut's material to be easily integrated with any preferred lubrication. In regards to permeability, our manufacturing experts have informed us that, in general, most plastics are permeable, with the amount of permeability depending on what size molecule and under what pressure. Ohnut's material is not permeable with the amount of pressure applied during a couple's use. However, as a precautionary measure, we recommend that Ohnut is not shared between different partners. Our material is also not considered 'hygroscopic' (water absorbing).
How does it feel physically for the penetrating partner?
While Ohnut can be used by penetrating partners of any gender, feedback from those with penises includes not noticing the difference and feeling like full penetration, while also enjoying its additional use for foreplay. Some may feel a slight “hug” sensation. The majority report that sex is more satisfying because they're not as worried about causing their partner pain and their partner isn’t as worried about being in pain. This generally results in a feeling of confidence, of letting go with one another, of enjoyment. Don't just take it from us, though — click here to hear what one male user had to say or check out our reviews!
Does Ohnut come in different sizes?
Ohnut now comes in two sizes: Classic and Wider.
Classic: Designed for those who wear “Standard” or “regular” condoms; Lifestyles Snugger Fit, Slim Fit, or similar.
Wider: Designed for those who wear Trojan Magnum, Durex XXL, or similar; or who prefer a looser fit.
In comparison, the Wider Ohnut is 15% wider than the Classic Ohnut and stretches up to 50% more.
All Ohnuts are made with a soft material that stretches significantly for comfort.
When in doubt about sizing, order the Wider Ohnut. It's unlikely to be too wide for effective use.
Penetrating partner preference and size of origin may vary widely. So! If Ohnut feels too tight, store the rings wrapped around a water bottle that is 3” in diameter (also serves as a great drink koozie) for a couple of hours. This will temporarily stretch out the rings. Let us know how this works for you.
Does Ohnut go inside the vagina?
A common misconception! But no, Ohnut is actually worn by the penetrating partner at the base of the penis shaft or insertable object of choice. During penetration, Ohnut compresses down to act like a buffer, modifying the depth. Ohnut is not designed to ever go inside the vagina.
Will Ohnut fix the pain I have during penetrative sex?
If you feel discomfort at any time — speak up to your partner, take a break, and listen to your body. Ohnut is not a medical device and does not prevent or cure any conditions — so it’s a good idea to consult with your clinician. You may also consider visiting a pelvic floor physical therapist or a pelvic floor occupational therapist.
I have vaginismus, will Ohnut help me?
While Ohnut is designed primarily for people who experience pain from deep penetration, we have heard some positive feedback from people who have entry pain. This may be due to the body relaxing when there is greater communication between partners or a change in head space. However, if you cannot tolerate any penetration at all, Ohnut may not be helpful to you. Check out our reviews to see what others have to say.
I recently had gender affirmation surgery (M to F). Can Ohnut help make sex more comfortable?
First of all, congratulations!! And yes, Ohnut can accompany pelvic floor physical therapy and/or dilator therapy for post-op gender reassignment surgery (M > F). Let us know if you have any other questions.
Where can I buy Ohnut?
On our site!
We are developing our international wholesale/distributor programs and hope to make Ohnut more widely available in the near future.
Where can I buy Ohnut outside of the US?
Ohnut is international! We're proud to ship to over 195 countries from the United States. If you'd like to purchase more locally to you and avoid import fees altogether, click here for a regularly updated list of our international vendors by country.
Can I use Ohnut with a condom?
Yes! You’ll just need to put the condom on prior to putting on your Ohnut. Be sure to use additional lubrication before sliding Ohnut on.
Can I use Ohnut for anal sex?
Yes, absolutely! Ohnut helps partners explore comfortable depths of penetration be that vaginal, anal, or oral.
What kinds of lubrication can I use with Ohnut?
Lubrication is essential to the Ohnut experience (do not attempt use without it!). Since Ohnut is made from an FDA-approved family of polymers, it is compatible with both silicone based and water based lubrication. Oil based lubes are not recommended, including coconut oil, as they can degrade the material and cause your rings to tear.
Can I use coconut oil with Ohnut?
Coconut oil (or any oil-based lubricant) should not be used with Ohnut, as it can degrade the material and cause your rings to tear. We cannot replace damaged rings that have been used with oil-based lubricants. Water- and silicone-based lubricants are great, though!
Can I use CBD or cannabis lubes with Ohnut?
CBD or cannabis lubes can be used with Ohnut as long as they are water- or silicone-based. Ohnut should not be used with any oil-based lubricant, as oil can degrade the material and cause your rings to tear. We cannot replace damaged rings that have been used with oil-based lubricants.
Can Ohnut be used with multiple partners?
As a precautionary measure we recommend that Ohnut is not shared between different partners. Technically, Ohnut's material can be porous under a significant amount of pressure but that is more pressure than the amount applied during partner use. While there is currently no evidence that Ohnut harbors bacteria or can transmit STIs between partners, we want you to be as safe as possible.
How do I properly care for my Ohnut?
Make sure to store your Ohnut linked together in its bag between uses. Hand wash your Ohnut with mild soap and water after use and allow to air dry. Save your dishwasher for the dishes.
Can I sterilize Ohnut?
There is no need to sterilize, boil, or put your Ohnut in the dishwasher. Ohnut is effectively cleaned with through hand washing with mild soap and warm water after use. Allow to air dry and store with rings linked together in the bag provided.
Can I get more Ohnut rings?
Yes! We currently offer 2 Packs of both the Classic and Wider Ohnuts in blue and indigo as add ons to the 4 pack.
The 2-Pack Sidekick is not a replacement for Ohnut (Set of 4)—but an addition! Ohnut's rings squish down during penetration (like a sexy little bouncy castle), so we recommend starting with 3 rings. Two Ohnut rings may not be enough, and does not give you the freedom to add more if you desire.
What if Ohnut doesn’t work for me/us?
Since every body is unique, using Ohnut will not be the same for everyone. Depending on stress level, time of month, and other extenuating factors—our bodies are literally different every time we have sex. Customers have sent a ton of positive feedback, but even for those couples who love it, sometimes it doesn't work as desired. After all, we're only human. Good days and bad days are normal.
There are still all kinds of different things you can do with your Ohnut. Some folks have really enjoyed using Ohnut as a couples "stroker" or for oral sex or... (this is a new one!) one customer recently said her partner used two rings as a "ball stretcher."
If you'd like help troubleshooting your Ohnut, our customer service team is always available to answer your questions. Please contact us here.
Shipping + Returns
Is shipping discreet?
Yep! The shipping packaging for Ohnut will in fact be phenomenally boring, and for additional discretionary pleasure, the return address label won’t have 'Ohnut' written on it. It'll be coming from "Twenty Three Ventures."
What is your return policy?
Manufacturing Defects: If Ohnut arrives damaged or defective, we will replace it at no charge - contact us here within 14 days for assistance.
If you wish to return an Ohnut, contact us here within 60 days of receipt and we will be happy to help you. Please include your order number and the email address you placed your order with. If approved for a return, a $10 return shipping fee will be deducted from your refund. Initial shipping charges are non-refundable.
Unopened products - 60 day money back returns.
Opened products - 60 day store credit returns.
Unopened & Unused Ohnut Case: If you wish to return an unopened and unused Ohnut Case, contact us here within 14 days of receipt and we will be happy to help you. Please include your order number and the email address you placed your order with. If approved, a $4 return shipping fee will be deducted from your refund.
Lubes, pins, gift cards, mugs, and Sex Journal are currently not eligible for returns.
Please note that we are unable to accept returns on orders shipped outside the United States under any circumstances.
What is your exchange policy?
If you wish to exchange an unopened and unused Ohnut for a different color or size, please contact us within 14 days of receipt and we’ll be happy to help you. Additional shipping charges may apply.
Please note that we are unable to offer exchanges on orders shipped outside the United States under any circumstances.
Can I cancel my order?
Cancelations are only guaranteed within 1 hour of placing your order. If you need to cancel, contact us here and select Cancelation Request. Make sure to include your order number in your subject line and message.
Cancelations are only possible before your order ships. If your order ships before it can be canceled, you're welcome to initiate a return as long as the original packaging has not been opened. All returns have a $12 restocking fee, deducted from the refund amount.
Does Ohnut come with a warranty?
Ohnut carries a 12 month warranty from date of purchase. With proper care, cleaning, and storage your Ohnut should be functional for approximately 2 years. If your Ohnut becomes dysfunctional within 12 months of purchase, please contact us for assistance. Be sure to include your order number in your message. Please note that using any oils or oil-based lubricant with Ohnut, including coconut oil, will void this warranty.
How long does shipping take?
Due to ongoing issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, shipping times continue to be subject to delays. If you have questions about your order status we're happy to help. Please click here to contact us.
Generally, orders placed Monday-Friday before 2pm Pacific Time will ship the same day. Orders placed after that, over the weekend, or on a major holiday will ship the following Monday/next business day. For shipping within the United States, Ground shipping typically takes 3-10 business days to deliver via USPS. 5 Day shipping typically takes 3-5 business days to deliver via USPS Priority Mail.
For international orders, shipping typically takes 7-10 business days but can be further delayed by customs. We ship internationally via DHL, UPS, or FedEx. Please make sure to include your phone number when you checkout in case we need to contact you about the delivery of your order.
What is your international shipping policy?
Ohnut is international! We're proud to ship to over 195 countries from the United States. Our shipping fees include duties and taxes up front to speed up transit time (and so you don't have any surprise fees to receive your package). However, we do recommend that you review your country's import policies.
International shipping typically takes between 8-14 business days (an estimation is also provided at checkout).
Unfortunately, we do not ship to the following countries:
Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Grenada, Honduras, Iran, Libya, Macedonia, Mayotte, Moldova, Montserrat, Russia, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Somalia, St. Vincent, Syria, Timor Leste, Turks and Caicos Islands
If you'd like to purchase more locally to you and avoid import fees altogether, click here for a regularly updated list of our international vendors by country.
What if my package is lost or stolen?
Please ensure that your address has a secure point of delivery as we do not take responsibility for a package being lost or stolen once it has been dropped off and marked as delivered by the carrier. You’ll receive a tracking number via email once your package ships. Note that tracking information does not start to update until the package has arrived at the carrier’s processing center.
In most cases, packages marked delivered usually still arrive within a week. If your package is lost in transit and not marked delivered, please contact us so we can look into this further for you.
Pelvic Health Resources
Sex is painful for me but I’m nervous to talk to my partner about it. What do I do?
Great question! And you're not alone :) Check out How to Talk to Your Partner About Painful Sex for some tips and tricks. You might also find 5 Ways to Tell Your Partner Sex is Uncomfortable—During Sex helpful!
I'm realizing the pain I have with sex is not normal but I'm unsure how to talk to my doctor about it. What can I do?
Talking to your doctor can be tough—especially about something so deeply personal! If you're worried you won't say the right thing or just want a reference to speak from while you're at an appointment, take the Pelvic Pain Assessment. Answer questions about your pain and receive an easy-to-follow PDF to bring to your appointment. And don't worry—your personal information is well-protected.
Is there a good website to find pelvic health resources/practitioner referrals?
Absolutely. Resources and practitioner referrals can be found on the following sites:
Wholesale + Affiliate
Is Ohnut available for wholesale?
We'd be happy to provide you with wholesaler details. Please fill out our wholesale application by clicking here and we'll get back to you within 5 business days.
Do you have an affiliate program?
Yes! It's open to clinicians, educators, and institutes in the intimate health space as well as enthusiastic fans :) Find out more and apply by clicking here.
Are there free samples available?
We do offer office demo units for qualified practitioners. Please fill out this form, tell us about your practice and how we can help you, and we'll happily be in touch.
As I've gotten older my cervix has become more sensitive. So sensitive that certain positions I used to enjoy now cause nauseating cramps for hours, sometimes to the point of throwing up (real talk).
This product has changed my sex life. I no longer fear the pain. My partner and I can try all the different positions without fear. Ohnut is comfortable for both me and my partner. It is easy to put on with or without a condom (water or silicon-based lube definitely helps in all the ways, lol). It is easy to use and clean. It has changed my sex life for the better. Seriously. I cannot recommend it enough.
Thank you all for making such a wonderful product!!! The need is real.
Before we got this my wife was usually too sore for more sex on consecutive days or even with in a couple of days. But after this purchase the soreness has been severly reduced. So now we can have sex far more frequently. Thanks for this
We've used these a few times and are already very happy with them. They completely eliminated her pain and I could barely tell the difference.
My wife and I were able to have 'normal' (face-to-face) sex pain-free(!) for the first time since her hysterectomy. The Ohnut felt natural to my wife - less noticeable than a condom - and eliminated all her pain!
For years we had to limit ourselves to particular positions that did not feel painful to my wife. Sensing my wife relaxed during face-to-face sex for the first time in years was incredible.
We started with 2 rings (some pain) and then went to 4 (no pain - yay!). We plan to start with 3 next time.
The rings are cool for the guy - I did not even notice when my wife slipped them on me the first time.
It makes it fun and intimate.
The female focused messages on the packaging are very touching.
Pain experienced during intercourse has such lasting trauma, before we tried Ohnut we thought we would never sense pain-free sex again.
Thank you Emily.
I'm average average and as we have gotten
older things became painful for my wife with deep penetration which is hard to control. Ohnuts have brought back the big Oh and a smile for both of us.
The Ohnut has literally saved our relationship. My boyfriend is so large that he was going too deep no matter which position we tried. I was dealing with cramps and spotting all the time. With the Ohnut, I don’t have to worry more about a bruised cervix than enjoying good sex and having orgasms without pain. It’s a world of difference!
I am a little on the bigger size and this would only allow me and my wife to have sex once to twice a week, because the pain for her could linger for 2-3 days after sex. We were looking for a solution and found OhNuts, these buffers have improved our sex life, we have been having sex almost daily now, no pain just pleasure. Thank you oh nuts.
I have never been able to experience pain free sex. I have been with my husband for 19 years. I am finally able to enjoy thrusting and not be in fear of agonizing pain. I have pelvic congestion syndrome and a tight pelvic floor, which causes agony if he hits me a certain way. I have literally never experienced an orgasm as intense as I have with these rings. In part because I’m not afraid and also because usually pain will stop my orgasms in their tracks. I am back for my second set. We need it for his length. Seriously amazing. I usually dread sex and it feels like a chore that I try to do once a month. Now I’m actually thinking it’s fun and I’ve been asking for it a couple times a week… It sure makes a difference when you aren’t in agony.
I had painless sex for the first time ever and was totally amazed!! I was a little hesitant about the price but it was totally worth it!!
It works great for controlling the depth of penetration, but the wide version is still too tight around my penis. Waiting and hoping for the next size up.