HMO News Journal


Fall 2019

Stacking and Stretching

Cock ring lovers are increasingly attracted to ball stretching. We expect the interest to continue as more users are enlightened to the pleasure and health benefits of this intriguing age-old practice, as we outline hereAnother motivation is that magnetic tools now make it incredibly easy, so we provide an overview of these exciting new styles, along with tips on how to choose and use one.

Many of you are already packing weights on your shaft anyway, thanks to the extremely popular donut head rings. You now have another stimulating stacking experience awaiting you.

We are also introducing hefty new options for your cock, with our exclusive Colosso head bands, and a limited run of USA-made Solid Brass bands. Brass is especially unique, but if you want to collect one or more of these beauties, you'll need to move quickly before they're gone.

Delighting our lightweight-loving brothers are the new ultra-slim Corona head bands. As it says in the description... get down, reach up, stay high. For the rest of you, get back to your stacking... and keep on stretching!


Early April 2018

The Head Ring Evolution/Revolution

They're irresistible, hot and a bit peculiar. On our head and shaft rings page we explore the unique and diverse uses of them all, including the more specific glans wire rings. Considering the versatility and functionality of head rings and the great visuals they offer, you may want to expand the variety in your tool box, with one or more nearly always on duty in some way or another.

For one example, swinging weights up front is outrageous and fun. Our bright new stainless steel donut head and shaft rings have made it so easy and exciting that you bought us out ...twice! All backorders have been filled, so if you had one coming we suspect it's hanging sweetly right now, where it belongs. It's our most in-demand item, and since you love to stack 'em, we work hard to stock 'em. We lowered the prices too, and more sizes have been added. So go ahead and tweak your pole to perfection. 

Offering a more subtle elegance for the head are the inexpensive new stainless steel wire glans/shaft rings. As thin as 3mm in wire diameter, a single ring might even go unnoticed, hiding as it were, under the hood or behind your bulbous mushroom head. Six sizes are available in each wire diameter, and we've put together sets of five sizes at one earthy price.

Rounding out our expanded head ring lineup is the ingenious new horseshoe glans ring. You gotta love its dual balls and the lateral pressure they exert on that sweet spot, the frenulum.

Speaking of pressure, the SS power ball cock ring is our compelling new entry on the conventional side. Showing off a big bright 20mm ball that targets the dorsal vein at the base of the shaft, it coordinates perfectly with the glans head ring with ball. All that pressure! Once again pressure = pleasure = performance. But of course you already knew that. 

You may also know that we too are evolving. Hard Man Outfitters is our new umbrella name. But we'll always be Male-Essentials too. Some of you have been on this organic journey with us from the beginning. Thanks! No pressure but ...stay with us. We'll be here still, down the road, evolving and revolving, longer and harder than ever.

Late November 2017

Organic Roots

So there I was, twelve years ago, at the check out counter of the Amish supply store, paying for some dog food. I glanced up at the wall. There hung a wide array of rigging goods - some leather, some chrome, some brass. Looking straight ahead, my eyes became fixed on a row of stainless steel rings. They were neatly arranged on nails, in order from smallest to largest.

Along with saddles, animal feeds and grooming supplies, all manner of goods filled the shelves in the store. But not these rings, with their bright shiny finish and smooth, hammered seams. No, they were prominently displayed, within easy reach of the attendant. He told me they were selling so fast he could hardly keep a stock. They were of course made for rigging horse equipment. Got horses? You need nice tack to bridle and harness them, and stainless steel wire rings help fill that need.

In those days however, scoring quality hardware for a discerning human male (that would be... me!) was far more important, and exceedingly more difficult. So I eagerly purchased a generous assortment for my own use, and walked out with a broad smile. The clerk must have thought I had a large stable to care for. I had none. But with a cool cache of tools for my personal enhancement and delight, no stud on earth could have felt better equipped.

Some things never change it seems. An Amish store was my source then, and to this day an Amish outlet remains a reliable supplier. As our orders increased over the years, they finally asked what it was that we were doing with all those rings. I merely replied that we had a very important project requiring a lot of rigging, and left it at that.

That project, now ten years running, remains as organic today as was my pivotal discovery that day shopping for pet food. An oh-so-slow venture born of nature and necessity, Male-Essentials became not only a surprising success, but also an amazing adventure. 


Head Tug

Heavy Chrome Donuts were one of our ten initial offerings back in the day (that's right, we started with a total of just ten items). Along with the SS donutswhich came later, they were the heaviest rings we offered. Both remain immensely popular today, and look especially nice on guys with big balls.

But now, our exclusive new SS donut head/shaft ring is the heaviest HEAD ring ever. One or more are the perfect complement to a big donut, or great to wear anytime maximum weight or pull is desired. Available in three widths and three sizes, our initial stock is limited and will likely sell out before we get more.

These high polish donuts are ideal for pole stacking. They roll smoothly together, virtually eliminating risk of pinch, while the increased weight and bright, rugged appearance combine to create a dynamic experience.

Triple Treats 

Our Triples and Quads were pure delights for those who made the discovery years ago. And we still have them! C&B Cages have always been our faves. They're a natural for any guy with medium to low hangers. They grip those balls and encircle the shaft, to effectively triple he overall pleasure quotient. So here's two new irresistable ones:

The super tri-ring is like a triple on steroids... and what a beauty! The wider rings and smooth satin finish will embrace your package in stunning fashion, and wearing one can create an awesome arousal. Three standard sizes are available, and a custom configuration can also be made.

Still prefer the SS wire cages? Then put the new cobra cock cage at the very top of your tri-to-try list. Not only does it provide an intense, gratifying ball stretch, it properly angles your phallus to uncoil to its full potential. Now that's a snake we call a PLUS. Three sizes. And custom configurations are available.

Freely Express

Since its late introduction a few years ago, one of our big sellers has been the brushed SS Band Rings. Now we're excited to offer them with custom engraved lettering in the exact size and width you need. Choose the engraved SS band bock ring (up to 27 characters) or the engraved SS head/shaft ring (up to 17 characters).

An engraved ring makes a striking impression. Dont know what to engrave? Try a pet name. That always works. Or be as nasty/nice/neutral as you like, and create the perfect message for yourself or another. Let that gorgeous cock communicate as it arises to the occasion, making it special for all.

If you prefer the lighter weight billet aluminum rings, we do those as well. On our engraved ring page you will find all the styles available for customizing. Remember to allow a few extra days to process any custom work.  

Bulldog Two

We're retiring our old bulldog harness (at half-price) and replacing it with our NEW leather bulldog harness. To be honest, it's not totally new. We did a trial run on these earlier this year. They were so hot, we had them made in three colors! Yet another Male-Essentials exclusive.

Our genuine leather cock ring harness is our flagship leather creation. We like it so much we couldn't resist mentioning. What's not to like? It has a clean uncluttered front with 25 metal appointments. There's adjustability, versatility, affordability and... the best part? You can snap off any or all of the three rings in front, including the cock ring, and replace them with your choice from our extensive SS classic wire rings collection.


Thanks and Celebration

And now for the good part...  OOPS, have to run some errands... need to buy some more dog food. Tune in again... there's more... later.