Best sex toys for men: Fleshlights, VR, and cock rings — oh my!

Get ready to get revved up with this collection of toys, perfect for solo play or for use with a partner.

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By Mashable Team

The world of sex toys for men has more options than ever before. From sex toys for trans men to sex toys designed specifically to satisfy your geekier side, the wide range of options available means there’s truly something for everyone. 

While it may seem sometimes like male sex toys are getting left out of the current sextech revolution, that’s far from true. Real sex positivity applies to everyone, which is why we’re excited about sex educators and smart companies that are working to buck the stigmas associated with male masturbation and backdoor experimentation.

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Thinking about experimenting with anal play? Ready to size up from plugs to prostate massagers?  You’re in luck. We scoured the web to find the best male-oriented sex toys for every need — all built to heighten sexual pleasure — and great whether you’re looking to go solo or pair up with a partner.

Note: For the purpose of this article, we are looking primarily at toys that are intended for use by people who are assigned male at birth, which means they are recommended with the same enthusiasm for anyone with a penis/prostate regardless of gender identity. We’ve also included a couple of products specifically geared towards transgender men.


Necessary cleaning materials don’t come included

There are a lot of sleeves on the market, but the tried-and-true Fleshlight is a safe bet.

1. Fleshlight masturbator

This super popular masturbator is the gold standard for a reason, plus a range of accessories help extend your play.

  • Made from:
    “SuperSkin” phalate-free

The Fleshlight is perhaps the most well-known name in masturbation sleeves, and there’s a reason for that. According to reviewers, the brand’s higher price point is justified by its increased durability, lasting longer than other sleeves. While many reviewers did specifically mention that the texture of this model — the Stamina Training Unit — was useful in helping them last longer, others simply stated that they found it to be more pleasurable than other models.

While the Fleshlight featured here is the “Lady” design, there is also an option that simulates anal penetration, plus opportunities for add-on purchases like sleeve warmers, shower mounts, and even a tablet holder.


Compatible with most VR goggles • Password protected • Rechargeable

Controls require a learning curve • Not the most quiet device

When paired with compatible VR porn, the Launch is like living out a fantasy — and is completely hands free.

2. Fleshlight Launch

Sync it up to VR porn site FeelMe and it’ll control your Fleshlight to the rhythm of what you’re watching.

  • Battery:
    Rechargeable via USB
  • Controlled by:
    Buttons along the side, or use the interactive mode

If you’re already a fan of virtual reality porn, then the Fleshlight Launch is about to take your masturbation game to a whole new level. 

Built to house most standard-size Fleshlight toys and powerwed by the teledildonic experts at Kiiroo, Launch is a fully automated experience that works your Fleshlight for masturbator for you. Featuring up to 180 automated strokes per minute, you can either program the speed and length of strokes yourself via buttons along the side, or lay back and let interactive mode take over. Pop on a pair of VR goggles and sync the Launch to compatible content from FeelMe for a truly high tech sex session.


Easy to use, non-obtrusive for any kind of play. • Cheap

One reviewer noted that shaving may be necessary before using due to pulling (ouch!)

Probably one of the easiest things to incorporate into your sex life with big-time potential payoff.

A bestseller on Adam & Eve, the Colt Snug Tugger takes the traditional cock ring design one step further by incorporating the testicles. 

This super easy toy works by gently restricting blood flow to the shaft of the penis, resulting in harder and longer erections, while supporting the testicles with a delicate squeezing sensation. Some satisfied reviewers mention that the ring had the bonus feature of added clitoral sensation for their partners.


All the excitement of a vibrator, plug, and anal beads rolled into one.

May be a little bit on the noisy side

If you’re looking to take another step into the world of anal exploration, this is a good bet.

4. P-spot beads

All the excitement of a vibrator, plug, and anal beads rolled into one.

  • Made from:
    Silicone
  • Controlled by:
    Push button, LR44-3

This highly intense anal toy brings you pleasure in two places at once, with beads meant to massage when inserted and a vibrating base to tease the perineum. 

Since anal beads typically deliver pleasure through the act of being removed, its clever shape allows for easy partial removal and penetration without disrupting the rest of the action. This means it can be used easily during intercourse. One of the top 10 prostate massagers available at Eden Fantasys, its reviewers were especially impressed by the “expertly placed” vibrations. 


Waterproof • One-year warranty

If you’re looking for hands-free prostate stimulation from a brand you can trust, Hugo is the way to go.

5. Hugo

Sure, it’s a splurge. But your prostate deserves the best.

  • Made from:
    Silicone
  • Controlled by:
    Wireless remote control
  • Features:
    Two small powerful vibration motors, USB charging

If you’re looking for some anal play that puts the power in your partner’s hands, the Hugo is truly state-of-the-art. A waterproof, remote-control prostate massager that features two powerful motors at opposite ends, Hugo is made for intensity. In fact, LELO claims it has the potential to “increase the size and intensity of the male climax by 33 percent.” 

Reviewers who enjoyed it were keen to note full body orgasms and hands-free orgasms. At more than $200, this is definitely an investment piece — but well worth the price.


Free shipping • Great for fantasy play

Internal length is only six inches

Indulge your nerdy, Black Widow fantasies with this masturbator designed to mimic the look of Natasha Romanova.

6. Black Widow-themed masturbator

The sleek black casing mimics the leather getup of the Black Widow, so you can indulge all your nerdiest fantasies — in your head, that is.

  • Material:
    Non-toxic and phthalate free
  • Battery:
    Rechargeable via USB

Hey nerds, this one’s for you. Geeky Sex Toys makes a ridiculous amount of awesome, pop culture-themed gadgets and gizmos (read about all our favorites here).

The Agent Getsmeoff Masturbator is part of the Avengers-themed line — aptly named “The Indulgers” — and is meant as homage to the Black Widow herself, Natasha Romanova. Featuring three speeds and nine vibrating patterns, this masturbator is similar in concept to the popular Fleshlight brand. Where it stands apart is its styling. A sleek black casing mimics the leather getup of the Black Widow, so you can let all your nerdiest fantasies play out in your head.


Clear version lets you watch as you play • Meant to work for a wider range of transgender men than the Buck-Off • Singular in its focus

If you’re looking for this specific type of toy, there’s really only one like it, so it’s worth a shot.

7. Kiss-X

With a smaller hole than its cousin the Buck-Off, this toy is great for trans men who are not doing hormone replacement therapy or those who are earlier into their transition.

  • Made from:
    Silicone

A few years since the 2016 debut of the “first FTM Masturbator,” adult film actor Buck Angel is back at it with a new twist. After hearing feedback about the Buck-Off, Angel has created another model meant to satisfy a wider variety of users. 

The Kiss-X features a smaller hole intended to be used for people with a clitoris that is not enlarged enough for the Buck-Off, such as trans men who are not doing hormone replacement therapy or those who are earlier into their transition.


100% satisfaction guarantee

If you’ve tried traditional penis pumps but felt underwhelmed, this new sensation may be a better (and tighter) fit.

8. Hydromax9

This see-through penis pump uses water instead of air to create that trademark suction.

  • Made from:
    Silicone, ABS (plastic)

The Hydromax9 is a new kind of penis pump, using water instead of air to get even stronger suction. 

According to the product listing, this toy is ideally suited for the shower or bath. Simply fill it with water and then start pumping — the vacuum effect will encourage blow to flow into your shaft and any excess water will flow out the end of the toy.

Happy reviewers say they see real results. According to Adam & Eve, this change in design is more comfortable and less likely to allow unwanted air from leaking inside while in use. Better yet, Adam & Eve’s 100% satisfaction guarantee means you can exchange, replace, or seek a refund if the toy doesn’t live up to your expectations — a welcome perk, considering the Hydromax9 is almost $200.


Really small and unassuming

Only meant for one-time use

The Tenga Egg Hardboiled edition is good for someone who has been hesitant to dip their toes into the world of assisted masturbation, or who doesn’t want to pack a big ol’ sleeve in their suitcase.

9. Tenga Eggs (Hardboiled Edition)

Great for those short on space in a suitcase, or for people new to the world of assisted masturbation.

  • Made from:
    Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Some male masturbation aids can be bulky and intimidating, but Tenga Eggs are just the opposite. 

Originally created in Japan (where masturbation culture is much more open) these little silicone eggs are actually quite “kawaii.” (That means cute in Japanese.) They’re also simple to use: just add a little lube and stretch it over the head of the penis (similar to putting on a condom) before going about a session as you usually would. (Or, hot tip from the reviews section: cut a hole at the top and have a partner use as an aid while they perform oral sex.) And for folks already familiar with Tenga Eggs, the “hard boiled” edition refers to the six new textures being debuted, made with thicker and stronger material.

One potential drawback: They’re only meant for single use. (Although some reviewers say that with care, you can make them last for multiple uses — up to 10 or so.) That said, they’re reasonably priced and unobtrusive enough that they also make a great travel companion when you don’t want to pack your pricier toys.


Tenuto pays special attention to the perineum, an erogenous zone too often neglected. • Can be used solo or with a partner

It’s not yet available, so it’s hard to know just how well it fits to every body.

If you’re looking for lots of stimulation, Tenuto may be the powerhouse for you.

10. Tenuto

A vibrating device that much more robust than a cock ring and includes perineum stimulation.

  • Made from:
    Silicone
  • Controlled by:
    Bluetooth app or the device itself.
  • Features:
    Six small powerful vibration motors.

One of the newest pleasure products from MysteryVibe — the UK-based company that became famous for its unisex vibrator — has come up with a new vibrating device to be worn around the penis and testicles, with special attention paid to the perineum.

The Tenuto is a wearable vibrator for men and seems to be an especially promising new take on the traditional cock ring. With six motors and a water resistant design, the Tenuto is controlled via app. And though it’s currently only available for pre-order, it’s well-received by testers. One reviewer noted that “the app is straightforward and offers some interesting options and functionality,” with another adding that it is easy to cycle through the vibration options easily.


Really great deal • High-quality products

One reviewer noted that the vibrator, when used with the penis pump, is a bit on the loud side, and some noted the sleeve was a bit on the tight side.

If you’re ready to try something new but aren’t sold on what, this kit will certainly set you down the right path.

For those looking to get into the sex toy game by jumping in headfirst rather than simply dipping a toe, this kit may be just the thing you’re looking for. 

Equipped with a butt plug, cock ring, masturbation sleeve, and penis pump with a detachable vibrator, this kit is marketed towards someone looking to “lead a voyage of discovery.” And at less than $60 for all four pieces, you’re really getting the bang for your buck.

Happy reviewers noted that the kit is a true bargain and that the products were all high-quality (especially the pump).

 

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