Are Fleshlights Worth It?
Fleshlights are undeniably the most popular male masturbator on the market, but is it worth buying one? This article will take you through the reasons why you should, or perhaps shouldn’t, buy a Fleshlight.
Are Fleshlights Good?
- Realistic – Fleshlights are made from Super Skin, a special material containing silicone. This makes them feel similar to human skin and adds to the realism of your self-pleasuring experience. The opening of a Fleshlight is made to resemble an orifice – with you being able to choose a range of vulvas, anuses, and mouths. This also adds to the realism, especially when you consider the orifices modeled after adult stars. You can check this page to take a look at the most realistic Fleshlight sleeves.
- Durable – Fleshlights are durable and last for a long time even with frequent use. This is mainly due to its design, which allows you to completely remove the fleshy insert which you use to masturbate after each use. This allows you to easily clean and maintain your Fleshlight and increases its longevity.
- Variety – The Fleshlight has so many varieties and accessories that allow for a broader range of sensations while masturbating. For a start, the cap at the base of a Fleshlight controls suction, which adds variety to your masturbation. You can also get inserts of various tightness and texture, allowing you to pleasure yourself according to your preferences at the time.
- Price – The price of some Fleshlights can seem like a lot up front. Especially if you’re not familiar with male masturbators and don’t know what to expect.
- Clean up – Without a doubt, according to users, the biggest drawback of using a Fleshlight is having to clean it after use. A good cleaning routine is mandatory. Users that neglect the cleaning part can end up by ruining their toy due to Fleshlight mold.
- Large variety – The range of Fleshlights on offer can seem overwhelming at first; how do you know which one to choose? However, we’ll be taking a quick look at some of the models in the Fleshlight range later in this article.
What Does a Fleshlight Feel Like?
Due to being composed of the material Super Skin, a Fleshlight feels realistic, and the majority of users report it as comparable to a real human orifice. Most models of Fleshlight are large enough to have an internal canal with enough depth to simulate a real orifice too, which adds to the realism.
Super Skin is also designed to be warmed up without being damaged, so it’s possible to immerse your Fleshlight in warm water to mimic the body temperature of a real orifice. Once warm, you can insert lube into the Fleshlight to heighten the realism even more.
This combination of soft feel, depth, warmth, and lubrication make the Fleshlight feel incredibly realistic and allows you to immerse yourself in the experience while you masturbate.
The range of inserts available for the Fleshlight adds another layer to answering the question of how one feels because each insert offers a different sensation and type of stimulation.
Are Fleshlights Worth The Price?
To examine the price of a Fleshlight and if they’re worth it, we’re first going to take a quick look at a broad selection from the Fleshlights product range. As well as looking at the price range, it also allows us to shed some light on the type of kinds of Fleshlights that are available so picking the model that suits you best is a little easier.
All prices are accurate the time of writing – but it’s best to check the official Fleshlight website for promotions and specials offers, as well as changes to their product line:
Fleshlight Launch ($250) – Starting with the most expensive option, the Fleshlight launch allows you to place your Fleshlight into a chamber which controls the Fleshlight for you instead of your hand. It’s the best way to use a Fleshlight hands-free. It has a number of different settings that control stroke speed and stroke length. You can buy the launch by itself if you already have a Fleshlight, but the price quoted above is for a pack that contains a Fleshlight.
Vibro lady ($90) – The Vibro Lady enhances stimulation by with a pleasant vibration as the user moves it along the length of their penis. This is achieved via special vibro bullets that are placed into the fleshy insert – up to three of which can be inserted depending on the desired intensity.
Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit ($70) – Currently the best-selling model of Fleshlight. This model is similar to the original Pink Lady Fleshlight, but it is specially designed to increase sexual stamina. The Stamina Training Unit (STU) can help you last longer because it’s one of the most stimulating textures available. Using an STU habituate your body to intense penis stimulations and it can
Turbo ($70) – The Turbo range is specifically designed to simulate oral sex with a specially designed suction capability and three points of insertion representing the tongue, mouth, and throat. It comes in copper and ice variations, with ice being popular due to it being transparent and allowing the user to see their penis while using it.
Classic Pink Lady ($65) – This is the original version of the Fleshlight and is still the widely used model. When users report their experiences online, it’s the Pink Lady they’re usually referring to. The Pink Lady is shaped like a vulva, but the Pink Butt and Pink Mouth are also available.
Fleshlight Go ($60) – This is a smaller version of the Fleshlight that’s more ideal for travel.
Flight ($50) – This is a sleek, ergonomically friendly model of the Fleshlight that is gaining popularity. This is mainly due to its slick design, soft realistic feel, and discreet appearance that makes it looks less like a masturbatory aid than other models of Fleshlight. Plus, in terms of price, it’s one of the cheapest models.
Quickshot ($35) – This is a small, budget version of the Fleshlight. Unlike other models, it is open-ended, so it can’t collect bodily fluid after use and does not resemble an orifice. Its internal canal, however, is lined with Super Skin for realism. It also has the added benefit of being a fantastic aid for oral sex if enjoying it with a partner.
In addition to looking at the Fleshlight range to decide whether a Fleshlight is worth it, let’s take a quick look at some alternative male masturbators for comparison. Now, it’s important for me to state that there are countless alternatives to the Fleshlight: it is very easy to find a cheaper substitute. I’m just going to take a brief look at some of the Fleshlight’s competition by looking at three, highly reviewed (on Amazon), or well-known competitors.
Tenga Eggs ($7 for one, $30 for 6)
Tenga is one of Fleshlight’s biggest competitors and the Tenga Egg is their most successful product. Eggs are used by stretching them out over your penis, much like a condom, and using them to masturbate. Their material is said to feel realistic and they come with a variety of textures. Eggs, unlike the Fleshlight, are designed to be disposable and are only supposed to be used once – despite some users doing otherwise.
Tenga Flip ($67) – Alternatively, Tenga also offers a durable model named the Flip, which is steadily gaining popularity. It’s said to be comparable to the Fleshlight in terms of realism, ease of maintenance, and the ability to control suction via the buttons on its side. Having similar capabilities to the Fleshlight comes with a similar price tag, as the Flip is roughly the same price as the Classic Pink Lady
Don Johnson’s UltraSKYN ($15) – This male masturbator represents a large category of budget male masturbators that are designed for repeated use. This model from company Don Johnson is called the UltraSKYN, named for the realistic material that it’s made from. Again, users reported on it being enjoyable to use and mentioned its realism, but noted that it broke easily – sometimes after a single use.
So, Should I Buy a Fleshlight?
Your decision to buy a Fleshlight comes down to how much use you’re going to get from it and your budget.
If you masturbate often and want to try something different, then buying a Fleshlight is certainly a good decision. The realism and variety of experience it offers makes it an exciting alternative to using our hand, and most users report a Fleshlight providing them with far more stimulation.
If your budget will allow you to buy a Fleshlight instead of a cheaper alternative, then I’d recommend going with the Fleshlight. Sure, you might try one of the many cheaper alternatives, but it only takes you having to replace it once for it to approach the cost of having a Fleshlight in the first place.
With over 12 million products sold, the Fleshlight is by far the most sold male masturbator in the world. This means that it’s been tested, used, and refined more than its competition, and this has resulted in a more reliable product. It has had the largest group of users that can share their experiences and truly shed light on what it’s like as a product.
Where To Buy a Fleshlight
If you’re interested in buying a Fleshlight, the best place to do so it the official Fleshlight website. You can find out about the full product range and their specifications, as well as take advantage of sales and special promotions.