When most people think of sex toys, they tend to think of the countless items made for a woman’s pleasure. The closest varieties for a straight man tend to be those he can share with his lady. While there have always been some kinky stuff for guys to consider, most were deemed a waste of money.
That all changed with the Fleshlight, however. Currently, this is one of the fastest selling adult toys and is as popular now as it was when it debuted.
Surprising Origins of Fleshlight
Though this is still relatively new to the market, the patent for it was filed for back in 1998 by a man named Steve Shubin. His patent described the product he originally intended as a device that would help to collect sperm.
The documents also mention that this “device” would offer a safer alternative to actual intercourse and so minimizing risks of catching STDs, or getting pregnant.
3 Main Features of This Male Sex Toy
Feature #1 – Casing
As the name suggests, the casing of this sex toy bears a resemblance to well … a flashlight (just check out the very first image on top of this post). It is made out of plastic material that is solid.
Pay attention: There is a wide variety of colors you can choose from. You can even choose a transparent / see-through casing!
Feature #2 – Orifice Design
Let´s get back to that flashlight resemblance. Where there would be a bulb producing the light, there is a pink top made from a flesh like material. You can either choose a default model with just a regular hole, or you can pick one designed to resemble a woman´s vagina, anus, or even mouth.
By the way: There are special versions of this sex toy that have exact molds of private parts of various pornstars. I have even seen a special freaks collection that includes orifices resembling a vampire, zombie, or even alien.
Feature #3 – Sleeve Material
Past the opening is further flesh-like stuff imitating the feeling of being inside a woman. The inner sleeve of a Fleshlight is extremely customizable. For example, you can choose:
- Color that resembles the ethnicity you’re most attracted to (you can even choose a see-through option).
- Inside texture that will stimulate your penis while using this toy (over 48 different options to choose from).
Each Fleshlight sleeve is made from a patented mixture of medical grade phthalate-free polymers – a substance that is called a “Real Feel Superskin”. Despite the similar texture and appearance, it is NOT a silicone, latex, nor plastic.
You can customize and make your own Fleshlight easily!
If you are a man with specific tastes, you can actually build your own model through Interactive Life Forms’ website. This includes the casing color, orifice of your sleeve as well as the texture inside!
3 Most Popular Types of Fleshlights
Type #1 – Porn Stars
One of the most popular additions to this brand was ”Fleshlight Girls”, the custom molded varieties meant to feel like lovemaking with actual porn stars.
These are made according to precise replicas of their:
You can choose from these actresses: Nina Hartley, Alexis Texas, Misty Stone, Ariel Piper Fawn, Teagan Presley, Jenna Haze, Tori Black, Jesse Jane, Stoya, Asa Akira, Tera Patrick, Katsuni, Lisa Ann, Riley Steele, Kayden Kross, Bibi Jones, and Jessica Drake.
Type #2 – Stamina Training Unit (STU)
One extremely practical version, for example, is aimed at increasing a man’s sexual endurance. Known as the Stamina Training Unit, men can use the item as much as a sex toy as for practice for the real thing.
Pay attention: I do not know about anything more realistic that can so closely replicate the actual inside of a woman´s vagina. Therefore, this version is ideal for men who suffer from premature ejaculation.
Type #3 – Flight
Another popular version of this product is called the Flight. It is made to be just as satisfying as its original varieties but in a far more subtle package.
There are two main models, namely:
- Flight Pilot
- Flight Instructor
Pay attention: In fact, the head of both versions is translucent, making it appear more like an actual flashlight to an observer who’s not looking closely. Thanks to this and its much more compact design this version is ideal for your travels!
Upgrade It for More Pleasure
The masturbation with this product alone is an amazing experience, but you can still boost it thanks to these upgrades:
- LaunchPAD – Simply attach your tablet to the fleshlight to watch your favorite adult movie comfortably while using Fleshlight.
- Sleeve Warmer – Make your sleeve as warm as a real inside of a woman´s vagina thanks to this electric warmer in just five minutes (105°F / 40°C).
- PhoneStrap – Secure your smartphone or even a mini tablet to your leg to free your hands and make viewing your favorite video a breeze.
- Vstroker – This upgrade includes a vibrating mount at the bottom of your casing. You can connect and sync it (thanks to a USB receiver) with your favorite adult video!
- Shower Mount with Flight Adapter – A suction cup with an adapter to attach any Fleshlight version to a tile or ceramic wall for hands-free stimulation in your shower.
Pay attention: There are many more accessories and lubes for you to further boost your pleasure levels.
Recognized & Awarded Product
Besides its huge commercial success, the Fleshlight has received plenty of awards for its achievement:
- AVN Awards – 2015 (Best Product Line for Men), 2014 (Best Product Line for Men), 2013 (Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large), 2012 (Best Sex Toy Company – Large), 2011 (Best Overall Sex Toy Line & Best Sex Toy for Men), and many more.
- XBIZ Awards – 2016 (Gay Sex Toy/Line of the Year – Fleshjack), 2015 (Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Design – LaunchPAD), 2014 (Male Sex Toy of the Year – Fleshlight Flight Pilot), 2014 (Online Retailer of the Year – Pleasure Products), and many more.
Keep in mind: Except official awards, there are many men who say this product is simply amazing (despite its huge size)!
Final Verdict: Huge Size But Insane Pleasure
With technology that goes back more than ten years, Interactive Life Forms offers one of the most popular, and innovative, adult stuff available right now. Although fleshlight is quite huge, it is easy to clean and provides an amazing experience.
With so many models to choose from and the possibility to customize, you will have no problem creating just the type of pleasure you preffer.
Keep in mind: By picking a Fleshlight created from a mold of your popular porn star and plugging it into a V-Striker, you can live out the fantasy of sex with your favorite star. That sounds good, right?