Introduction to Fleshlights
Fleshlights were conceived by one man during the pregnancy state of his wife. Being highly sexed, he was looking for a replacement as they were informed by their doctor not to have intercourse. This was back in 1995, and from the early days, it took 2 years before production finally began.
Ever since then, the discretion of the fleshlight was one of the prime motives, aside from delivering the most realistic sexual sensations among penis toys. The inventor succeeded on both counts, and through lots of trial and error. And once the fleshlight was born, it was the first fake vagina to be mass-produced that delivered realistic sensations.
It was also unique because it came in a hard outer case that was shaped like a flashlight. Since then, there have been other variations from the original company model, and new sleeves developed to deliver new sensations, many of which are molded on famous porn actresses. There are a few variations from different manufacturers, but a fleshlight will always remain a fleshlight, and they are very rarely equaled in what they deliver. One of the main secrets to the success of the fleshlight is the suction it provides each time you try withdrawing the penis. This produces the best suction experience on top of the very realistic feeling that they deliver. With these, it’s easy to see why they are such a success and took the ‘world of masturbation for men’ by storm.
Benefits of Fleshlights
Fleshlights come with unique benefits for males. Masturbation is said to improve the function of the prostate and the pelvic floor muscles too. So, with regular masturbation using a fleshlight, both of these will get the workout they need. This helps men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Stress can also be reduced because when men ejaculate, the body is flooded with feel-good hormones. This can lift the mood and make them feel happier while lowering stress levels at the same time. Fleshlights introduced the stamina training kit. This can help men who suffer from premature ejaculation, or for ones who wish to last longer in bed before ejaculation. Sexual performance can be significantly improved by regular masturbation with this model of fleshlight.
Fleshlights replicate sexual intercourse, and this they do probably better than many other products on the market. Not only can vaginal intercourse be copied, but they now deliver oral or anal sex sensations which are as close to the real thing as men can get via the use of sex toys.
The stimulation received from using a fleshlight is far ahead of masturbation with the hand. On occasions, it can be hard to get and maintain an erection through regular masturbation, but this is never a problem using fleshlights for discrete masturbation.
Fleshlights also allow men to have a simulated one night stand. Masturbation with something that really feels like a vagina can vastly improve the experience and also allow men to seek a different type of pleasure.
One benefit that many users are unaware of is the end cap; this can be twisted in one direction or the other. This can increase or decrease suction as you thrust inside the fleshlight.
Fleshlights are also suitable for use in the comfort of the bed or any other location, and they are equally great for use in the shower or the bathtub too. This is very different from other soft materials, as fleshlights don’t absorb moisture like other pocket pussies will.
Different Fleshlight Types
With fleshlights, you can change the inner sleeve. This gives you the opportunity to experience very different sensations or interchange orifices if you so wish. Here are some of the groups of fleshlights you can find:
- ‘Sex in a can’ made fleshlights: These are smaller than a regular fleshlight and are a vagina in a beer can. These still deliver the same fantastic sensations you can receive from a regular fleshlight
- Fleshlight training kits: This is designed to help men last longer before ejaculation. It does take self control though, and this is because it delivers intense stimulation. They are intended to push any man to the edge where he can hang on before finishing, and thus improve added sexual performance as a gain.
- Butt fleshlights: These are designed as an anus, and like all other fleshlights, they deliver the ultimate experience. And in this case, it’s the simulation of anal sex.
- Oral sex fleshlights: These are designed to deliver the best fake oral sex experience. While they are unable to be the same as a warm mouth, they do come a very close second.
- Tight fit fleshlights: These are designed for the guy who enjoys the tight-fitting feeling. Aside from that, they’re also suitable for the guy who has a smaller penis, and when a larger sleeve doesn’t deliver the same amount of stimulation.
- Fleshlight girls: These are a full range of fleshlights that are modeled and molded on female porn actresses. Why does any man need a fake vagina when they can have one that’s molded from a real woman?
- Big fleshlights: Even guys who are well endowed like to masturbate. Although the casing might not be as discrete, these are well-designed with the guy and his larger penis in mind.
- Vibrating fleshlights: With plenty of stimulation for the realistic sleeves, things hit new levels with added vibrations. Fleshlights now come with vibrating motors to keep on delivering unique sensations.
- Alien fleshlights: For ‘out of this world’ experiences, there are some exotic models in production. Along with aliens, there are also freak fleshlights that are more monstrous in design.
The choice of materials in the use of fleshlights is very limited, and in most cases, they are constructed from only two materials. The original formula is patented as SuperSkin. The formula for this is a trade secret.
SuperSkin is phthalate free and non-toxic. This means it’s body safe for most male users. It’s soft and supple too, which delivers the most unique feeling that replicates the human skin. The only downside to this material is that it can’t be thoroughly sterilized like some other materials can, but it can be easily cleaned. There is also no odor or taste from this compound creation. The fleshlight material is also suitable for use around water; this alone makes it unique when compared to other materials that are made to replicate vaginas.
The outer case is made from ABS plastic; this is also body safe and non-toxic. This can’t be sterilized, but it’s non-porous and is very easy to clean. ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is durable and takes very little care to keep clean. This comes with no added phthalates and no odor or taste.
While many sex toys can be washed in warm soapy water, the company recommends not using soap, and the best way to sanitize the sleeves is to use isopropyl alcohol.
As an aside, they also recommend water based lubes to be used, as oil based will degrade the material inside the sleeves. If this happens, it can be easy for bacteria to take hold, and as they encase the penis, this bacterium can quickly be passed back into the body.
How to Choose the Right Fleshlight for You
Although fleshlights are all very similar, there are a few things to consider in your purchase. There are types that will attract all men with their various designs, but here are the main things you need to ponder over.
Penis length and girth: Girth is just as important as length. This is because of the internal diameters of the sleeves. If the inner size is too small, then it can cause discomfort, and if it’s too large, you will be missing out on the incredible sensations you can receive. Fleshlights do have various sections which you can choose from.
Color options: There are three basic colors you can choose from. These being pink, ice or mocha. Pink is more popular as this gives the look of a real vagina, as does the mocha for the men who like their skin color on the darker side.
Ice is transparent, and you can get this in a clear case. This allows the user to see what’s happening with their penis during masturbation, for that real, voyeuristic experience.
Fleshlight openings: Not all men want the experience of a realistic vagina. There are also mouth and anus openings available if you desire something different. The anus sleeve is the tightest of all three, while the vaginal sheath has the largest opening. On top of this, there are fleshlights that are designed to look like the female porn stars they are molded from. You may think they are representations, but these are actual, original moldings from their vaginas.
There are many sensations available from fleshlights. These come in textured or smooth, and they will deliver very unique experiences.
The common texture types are as follows:
- Original – smooth: 3/4 inch internal diameter
- STU – stamina training unit; textured; 1/2 inch inner diameter
- Wonder Wave – textured: 1/2 inch inner diameter
- Super ribbed – textured: 1/2 inch inner diameter
- Speed bump – textured: 1/2 inch inner diameter
- Super tight – smooth: 1/2 inch internal diameter
- Ultra tight – smooth: 1/4 inch inner diameter
Additional Things to ConsiderThese can come in a variety of ways. You can choose one of the alien or freak sleeves, or you can select the vibrating unit if you want extra stimulation. Lastly, you can get an attachment that allows you to connect a tablet. The fleshlight launch pad can let you have some unique online chat sessions, or it can deliver some mind-blowing visual stimulation to your fleshlight experience via apps or online searches.
Once it’s warm and inserted back into the plastic sleeve, you need to add a generous amount of lubrication. Water-based ones are advised by the fleshlight company. If you think that soaking it in warm water is too much effort, you can get insertable heating rods. These are quickly slid inside the opening and will plug into any USB socket.One of the first things which needs considering is that: a fleshlight can’t be used for quick masturbation. They need warming up beforehand. There are two ways of doing this. So here, you can soak it in warm water or hot water --but the microwave should never be used.
When it comes to cleaning a fleshlight, this is a little different and shouldn’t be forgotten as it can spoil the surface of the sleeve. Soap should never be used, and this material isn’t supposed to be sterilized. Instead, you can wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol. To wash, the recommended way is to cool-run water through the sleeve. You do need to make sure you remove all traces of semen that may have accumulated inside.
You also need to know that they must be thoroughly dry before storing, and this means inside as well as outside. You can do this by passing a lint-free cloth through the channel.
Some users find that the sleeve becomes sticky after use. And while you may think there’s something wrong with your fleshlight, it is natural, and it can require covering in renewal powder. This is recommended, but it will remove any shiny appearance the sleeve has around its opening.
While looking for cons of using a fleshlight, there are not many at all. The most significant being the cleaning aspect. They do take some care to keep them in the best condition, but if you follow the recommendations correctly, they can last for years.You can purchase different sleeves separately and use the same case too. However, this can make storage more difficult, as lint or dust can be attracted and stick to the sleeve.
One final thing you need to consider is: the cost and your budget. Although fleshlights deliver the ultimate in masturbation experience, they are far from the cheapest sex toys for men on the market. They do take a considerable investment for something that’s only used for masturbation. But… most guys who have one will tell you that they’re way worth every penny! Some guys even have multiple fleshlights!