The Gripping World of Male Sex Toys
Fleshlight, Hot Octopuss, Tenga or Autoblow?
The world of male masturbator toys keeps, erm…growing. Expanding. Swelling. Daily. Just when you think you’ve seen – and felt – it all, the industry comes up with yet another angle and technology to envelope and excite your valued member. So we decided to put some of these manbrators to the test. We’ve asked around and came up with a short list of 4 most mentioned ones, from the classic (Fleshlight) to the humorous (Tenga Egg).
Let the names & games begin.
FLESHLIGHT – FAKE VAGINA LIGHTING THE WAY
There’s no way around it: Fleshlight is the most frequently mentioned – and widely copied – male masturbaton sleeve around and ought to be discussed at the beginning of every decent overview of male sex toys. Plus, it has been on the market for quite some time. Sooo, if you are thinking of upgrading from your reliable right (or left) hand, this famous hand-held toy ought to be on your list. But what is Fleshlight really and what does it do?
First of all, it looks like a flashlight. Obviously. That’s where the name comes from. Flesh + light. Nice. But instead of bateries, you’re meant to stick your dick inside it. And instead of light, it will produce, well…never mind. On the inside Fleshlight is pretty much an amazing fake vagina. (Although you can get both oral and anal versions/opennings). A sophisticated, almost-better-than-real SuperSkin material forms a tight pleasure tunnel full of different surprises – textures, structures, and chambers – that will blow your brains if used skillfully.
Fleshlight Vital Statistics
- Great variety of models to choose from
- Real porn stars’ pussy, mouth, and butt shapes available
- Interchangeable inserts
- End cap can regulate the suction
- No pressure can be applied from outside
- A bit tricky to clean, i.e. wash and dry
- Requires lube
- Some users report strange sounds
- Can be tricky to find just the perfect size/tightness
HOT OCTOPUSS PULSE III DUO
Pulse III Duo looks like a penis sheath. Or cradle. Or shellfish. It is made of a hard, smooth silicone that wraps around the penis: the expandable silicone wings ensure a tight and comfortable fit around your dick, with powerful vibrations following suit. Pulse III Duo can be used solo, as a personal penis massager, and as a hands-free little ally during the partner play. No erection is needed to begin with, so it can help with erectile dysfunction, “encouraging” penis to harden during use.
Pulse III Duo uses oscillating technology in order to provide intense and unique sensations for both partners, since the outer part vibrates as well and is designed for a female partner to straddle. Pulse III Duo can be used both with and without lube, depending on whether you want the traditional up-and-down masturbator or a static, pulsating stimulator. Either way, it will take some time getting used to, but in the end it might be worth your while.
Pulse III Duo Vital Statistics
- Good vibration intensity
- Waterproof for use in bath/shower
- True hands-free use
- Easy to clean
- Buttons can be difficult to press
- Needs some getting used to
TENGA EGGS – NOT FOR EASTER, BUT FOR MISTER
OK, if you want something totally different, and unlike any sex toy out there, go for the Tenga Eggs. They look refreshingly strange. Even humorous. First of all, the packaging: Tenga Eggs come housed in a regular, plastic egg tray. No, really, they do. What you’ll get are the 6 egg-shaped stretchy sleeves, textured on the inside, adding that extra oomph to your good old hand job, be it during solo play or foreplay with a partner.
Simple, really: in each package there are 6 different eggs to choose from (17 variaties are available in total), each with a different texture, its own swirling nodules and ridges. Tenga Eggs are small enough to fit smaller hands, yet stretchy enough to fit most excited dicks. Only downside is that the Eggs don’t last too long: you’ll get a few sessions with each egg, but eventually they will tear.
Tenga Eggs Vital Stats
- Unusual, quirky design
- Easy to clean
- Pressure is applied and controlled manually
- Lots of different textures to choose from
- Material a bit too thin, can rip if used vigorously
- Not durable at all, meant to be disposable
- Pricey, considering how often you have to replace them
- Requires lube
AUTOBLOW – THE ANCIENT ORAL TRADITION
Unlike most female massagers, guys’ sex toys usually require some work; you have to move them up and down, stroke, repeat, pump. Not so with the Autoblow 2; this one is meant to, well, fuck you. Or “orally” please you, if you prefer. All you have to do is stick your penis inside the magic sleeve, sit back and let the technology take care of you. Just perfect for those lazy evenings.
This blowjob machine’s secret is a complex inner sleeve, made of realistic skin-like material, with a tight puckered lip entrance and all; pretty much the closest you can get to a real mouth. Autoblow 2 comes with spring-loaded beads that expand or tighten according to your penis size, and since the sleeve comes in various sizes, it can accommodate shafts of all lengths and a girths. Which is great, especially if you, oh, I don’t know, don’t want your dick to get hurt in any way.
Autoblow Vital Stats
- Get a blowjob whenever you want one
- Fully automatic, hands-free blowjob simulator
- Simple girth selection (A, B, C size)
- Has to be plugged in, so no shower/tub play
- Quite noisy for most users
- Only one sleeve texture to choose
- Requires lube
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In the end, you’ll have to make your own decisions. It’s your wallet and your penis, after all. Luckily, you can choose more than one toy to test, and all of them work great both when used alone or with a partner, so no need to obsess over numbers and schedules.
Our recommendations; go for the Autoblow if you are a blowjob addict, and go for the Tenga Eggs if you prefer to rely on your own pressure and your own rhythms. Fleshlight is a classic, anyway, and the Hot Octopuss a bit too techy for our taste, albeit a great toy to be shared with an equally experimental partner.
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