How to Lube a Fleshlight
Lubing a Fleshlight is a great way to increase the sensation and intensify the pleasure you get from using it. It’s strongly recommended to use lube with your Fleshlight. Using your Fleshlight dry, without any lube will create unpleasant friction that can injure your penis.
Just like a real orifice becomes lubricated and increases both the ease and pleasure of penetration, inserting lube into your Fleshlight makes it safer, easier and more enjoyable to use. This article will look into the different ways you can lube your Fleshlight and how to make sure you do it properly.
Do You Need Lube for a Fleshlight? It Is Possible to Use a Fleshlight Without Lube?
Although it is possible to use a Fleshlight without lube, it is not recommended if you want to maximize the enjoyment you get from using it. What’s more, the sustained increased friction can cause minor injuries, such as tiny cuts, particularly on the sensitive part of your penis. On the other hand, using a good lube will lower the risk of injury and will increase the stimulation you receive from it. It’s a win-win!
Also, the increased friction from not using lube is likely to wear the internal canal of your Fleshlight out faster.
How to Put Lube in a Fleshlight
To put lube into a Fleshlight, hold the bottle above the orifice and gently squeeze it into the internal canal. Allow the lube to gently make its way into the Fleshlight by standing it up. It also helps to make sure the internal canal is nicely lubricated by gently pushing down the lube with your fingers.
As well as putting lube in your Fleshlight, some users like to apply a small amount to their penis as well. Experiment with doing the same to see if it’s something you prefer as well.
How Much Lube to Use on Fleshlight
The amount of lube to put in your Fleshlight depends on two things: your personal preference and the style of the Fleshlight insert.
Unless you’re particularly sensitive, it’s better to use too little lube than too much of it. If you use too much lubrication, the Fleshlight will have no friction and you’ll enjoy less stimulation as a result. Because it’s easier to add lube to the Fleshlight than remove it if you apply too much, its best to slowly add small amounts until you get the desired quantity. Simply squeeze the bottle gently so a small of lube leaves the bottle and then help it inside the Fleshlight with your fingers. You can also use your fingers to judge how well lubricated the Fleshlight is. Continue to add small amounts of lube in this way until you’re satisfied.
The style of insert also determines how much lube you should use. More textured inserts will generally need more lubrication to cover the internal canal and reduce friction. Again, it’s best to apply small amounts and test the amount of lubrication with your fingers.
How to Lube a Fleshlight with Warm Lube
For an even more pleasurable experience, it’s a good idea to warm the lube, the Fleshlight, or perhaps even both. This further resembles penetrating a real orifice and is certain to enhance your enjoyment.
To warm the lube, fill a bowl with very warm water and leave it submerged for 5 – 10 minutes. You don’t want the water to be boiling but rather warm enough to retain heat for 5 minutes or so.
Better yet, you can purchase a brand of lube called FleshLube Fire than gives you a warm tingling sensation without even having to warm it.
Warming Your Fleshlight Before Lubing It
Your Fleshlight can be warmed in a similar way: by filling a sink or basin with water and leaving it submerged for 15 – 20 minutes. However, it’s a good idea to replace the warm water in the sink after 10 minutes to make sure your Fleshlight reaches a good temperature.
As well as heating your Fleshlight in this way, it’s also possible to heat it with special accessories such as the Fleshwarmer heating pad or heating rod. Although you’ll have to spend a little extra money on such accessories, the fact they’ll heat your Fleshlight quicker and more evenly makes them a worthwhile investment.
Best Fleshlight Lube
Now that we’ve discussed why you should use lube and how to apply it, let’s take a look at the best kind of lube you should use:
Water Based Lube and Fleshlight
Fleshlights are made from a special material called Super Skin. This material requires you to use a water-based lubricant rather than a silicon or oil-based lube. While you might not notice straight away, any lubricant that is not water-based will slowly damage your Fleshlight’s texture and make it unusable.
Some of the best brands of water-based lube include Fleshlube, Astroglide, and Gun Oil H20. Fleshlube is made by the manufacturers of the Fleshlight themselves, so you can be certain of its suitability. It comes in three varieties: Water, Fire, and Ice. Fleshlube Water is a simple lubricant, while Fire and Ice produce a tingling sensation when they make contact with your skin.
Astroglide is one of the most popular lubricants on the market and is known for mimicking natural body fluids. It is easy to clean and only you only need a small amount to properly lube your Fleshlight. Lastly, the well-regarded Gun Oil H20 contains herbal extracts such as ginseng and guarana which improve blood flow and help to enhance pleasure. Each of these lubes is hypoallergenic and are free of substances that are likely to irritate your skin.
Silicon Lube and Fleshlight
As the Super Skin your Fleshlight is made from contains silicone, you can’t use a silicon-based lube. This is because it is likely to damage it over a short period of time and you’ll need to replace it far quicker than you should have to.
Oil Based Lube and Fleshlight
As with a silicone-based lubricant, you should not use an oil-based lubricant with your Fleshlight. Again, due to it being made from Super Skin, an oil-based lube is likely to damage your Fleshlight and has been known to cause bacteria growth.
DIY Fleshlight Lube and Fleshlight
Some creative Fleshlight users have found ways to make their own DIY lube – an example of which can be found in the following video:
The most common ingredients of which (apart from water) are xanthan gum and vegetable glycerin, both of which shouldn’t irritate the skin or damage the Fleshlight. The benefit of making your own lube is cost, as the ingredients are available at low cost at health food stores. The main downside of a DIY lube is the time and effort it goes into making it. You’ve also got to consider if you can make a lube that works as well and feels as good as the best on the market – which have been tried, tested, and improved over time.
If making your own lube interests you, give it a try and compare it against a ready-made lube. If you’re satisfied and have no side-effects, feel free to continue to use it. Yet, please note that we do not recommend to create your own lube. For safety reasons, it’s better to stay with commercial Fleshlight-compatible water-based lubes that have been tested. After all, we’re speaking about a product you put on your private parts. Personally, I prefer to stay with tested products. You can find compatible lube on Fleshlight’s official website.
How to Wash Lube off Your Fleshlight
After you’ve applied lube to your Fleshlight, it’s important to properly clean it in order to protect it from damage. The best way is to rinse it through with warm water as you normally would after use, using a tiny amount of isopropyl alcohol to help. If you’re using a water-based lubricant, as you should, it should be easy to remove.
Plus, don’t forget to dry your Fleshlight properly after washing it, so you can prevent mold from developing over time.
The ‘How to Lube a Fleshlight’ F.A.Q.
Does Lube Come Included with a New Fleshlight?
New Fleshlights do come with lube – but only a small, sample amount. If you enjoy using lube, it’s best to buy a small bottle of water-based lube when you buy your Fleshlight.
How to Keep Lube from Running down on Your Leg While Using Fleshlight?
The easiest way to keep lube from running down your leg is to not use too much of it. Control how much lube you put into the Fleshlight by squeezing small amounts from the bottle at any one time and insert it with your fingers. You can also directly apply more lube to your penis so there’s less in the Fleshlight to spill out onto your body.
Can I Lube a Fleshlight in the Shower? Can I Use a Fleshlight in the Shower with No Lube?
If you want to use a lubed Fleshlight in the shower, it’s best to lube it up beforehand and take it in with you. Just be aware that if water gets inside it, it will wash the lube away; so it won’t last as long. If you want to lube the Fleshlight whilst in the shower(to be discreet for example), keep the running shower away from the lube and orifice so it doesn’t wash it away.
You can also use a Fleshlight in the shower without lube. The advantage of this is that if the shower is warm, the Fleshlight will become warmer too. Still, using a Fleshlight without lube, even in the shower, means increased friction. This friction can be unpleasant and potentially lead to minor injuries.
Is It Ok to Leave Lube in a Fleshlight Overnight?
Lube is a liquid, and, like any other liquid inside a Fleshlight, it can lead to fleshlight mold. Doing it once or twice won’t result in a problem, but if it becomes a habit, it will probably spoil your Fleshlight.
Develop a routine of properly cleaning and drying your Fleshlight after every use.
Saliva as Lube for a Fleshlight. Can You Just Use Spit as Fleshlight Lube?
Although saliva is water-based, it’s not a good idea to use it as Fleshlight lube to the bacteria it contains. The harmful effects could vary from person to person depending on their hygiene, etc. I’d advise being cautious and simply using a commercial water-based lube instead.
Can I Use Fleshlight Without Lube, Just Water?
You can use a Fleshlight without lube and just water, but it won’t feel as pleasurable. Lube decreases friction in a way that water can’t, so you’re unlikely to enjoy using the Fleshlight as you would with lube. If you have sensitive penile skin, the friction can also lead to minor injuries.
Can I Substitute Fleshlight Lube with Vegetable or Olive Oil? What About Butter or Margarine?
Vegetable and olive oil, butter, and margarine are all types of oil, so you can’t use them in as lube in your Fleshlight. They’re more difficult to remove from your Fleshlight and over time will degrade its material. Stick to a great water-based lube instead.
Can I Substitute Fleshlight Lube with Soap, Shampoo or Conditioner?
Soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, etc. are all made from a variety of chemicals and there’s no telling how they’ll affect the skin on your penis. Plus, most of them contain some kind of oil, which is likely to damage your Fleshlight over time. Nothing beats a good water-based lube.