The Fleshlight has been around for a while, but remained popular mainly in North America. Recently however, it has found its way to the U.K and has become increasingly popular among men looking for a discreet but sexy toy. It has received highly-positive reviews, and some have named it the “21st century toy for men”. Can it really be that good? Only one way to find out…
What is A Fleshlight?
For those who have not yet heard of the Fleshlight; it is a masturbation sleeve that is housed in a plastic case, which resembles an oversized flashlight. Hence the name. The inner sleeve is available with vulva, anus, and mouth orifices, and similarly to a Belfast escort, it caters for all.
The Fleshlight is highly customisable, which allows those with even the quirkiest of tastes to find something they’ll enjoy. The inner sleeves come in a variety of flesh colours (covering most ethnicities), as well as a limited edition blue colour for an Avatar-like look. What makes this toy different from many on the market is the 48 different internal textures that you can choose from; 6 original, 19 girls, 10 special, 5 Sex-in-a-Can and 12 boys’ textures.
Special Edition Fleshlights
For those who dream of getting close and personal with your favourite porn star, The “Fleshlight Girls” could be the toy for you. This particular bran consists of custom-moulded masturbation sleeves that were moulded from the bodies of some of the hottest porn stars out there. Currently, there are 19 girls available including Lisa Ann, Jenna Haze and Misty Stone. There are also 6 European adult stars that have joined The Fleshlight Girls” – the two most prominent being Marry Queen and Eufrat Mai. Most are moulds of the vulva, while some of these sexy stars have had all three moulded.
One of their most recent creations is The “Fleshjack”, which caters specifically to homosexual customers. Similarly to The “Fleshlight Girls”, The “Fleshjack Boys” is a custom-moulded line of masturbation devices and dildos from the bodies of popular gay porn stars. The current models includes; Donny Wright, Jack Bass and Nicco Sky.
How to Use
First, place the gel insert in hot water, until it becomes warm (this usually takes about 5 minutes). Do not boil or microwave the sleeve. Shake off any excess water and place the sleeve back into the canister. You can adjust the tightness of the cap at the bottom to control the suction, although I suggest not going too tight to begin with. All that’s left to do is apply a liberal amount of lubricant to your penis, as well as the entry and canal of the product. Finally, penetrate the toy as you would penetrate a woman. If the Fleshlight still feels cold, next time try warming the lube beforehand.
To clean the toy, simply take the gel insert out of its plastic case and run hot water through it to remove your semen. Steve Shubin, the brains behind the Fleshlight, insists he has used the product hundreds of times, and has never cleaned it with soap. Due to its unique texture, hot water will rinse everything away without sticking. Towel or air-dry it and place back into the canister immediately to keep clean.
How did it score?
Is it better than the hand?
The simple answer is yes. I was only able to try one of the inserts, but when the Fleshlight is warm enough it feels amazing. I hadn’t warmed it up enough for my first go, and it has to be said it’s not a great experience when cool. The hand is obviously a quick fix for those who need to let off some steam, but if you have the time…this is without a doubt better!
Is it better than the real thing?
Yes and no. I don’t think this product was ever created with the intent to replace sex. I mean, who the hell would want to give it up! In my opinion, it was created for those who simply want more sex than they can currently get. In that respect it is better, because you can have as much of it as you want, whenever you want. That’s the dream, right? It’s also great for those who suffer from performance anxiety.
Would I use it again?
Yes. Definitely. I’m already looking into other textures! It’s not going to replace my hand, because I rarely have the time that it takes to use it. When I do though, it’ll be my first choice. I think Steve Shubin puts it best when he says; “You know, it’s like, if you have a Ferrari at the house you’re not going to drive it to work every day. You know you’re better off jumping in the Volkswagen to get to work and high miling that thing.” It’s not quite the Ferrari of sex toys, but it’s in the same league.
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