Here it is: T3's epic guide to the best Fleshlights in the world. Fleshlights are the most popular and (probably) the best male sex toy around, depending on what exactly you enjoy – and if you're looking for something to meet your specific requirements, you'll likely find it here.
If you haven't landed here accidentally looking for a torch with the highest lumens possible, you'll probably already know the kind of thing we're talking about here. But for the avoidance of doubt, a Fleshlight refers to a penetrative toy designed to be used on a penis. It's a brand name, but, like Hoover and Sellotape, one that has come to represent all toys of that ilk. If you're interested in toys meant to be used elsewhere or in different ways, we've got a huge guide to the best sex toys too.
Sometimes they're anatomical, sometimes they're not. Sometimes they resemble (yes) a flashlight, sometimes they're something absolutely unique. There's no right or wrong in the Fleshlight world – just what feels best. For more explanation, jump down to the 'What kinds of Fleshlights are there?' section.
Most people don't stop at one. There are plenty of ways to use a Fleshlight, whether it's to improve staying power, pleasure a partner, or just get yourself off, it's really up to you. Just make sure you heed our guidelines on how to clean a Fleshlight (yes, every time). With the majority of the big names in sex toys making their own unique versions (and unique is definitely the key word in Tenga's case) toys are getting better all the time. There's no better time to get involved. But let's consider a few of your options first...
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The best Fleshlights to buy now
Our top pick for the best Fleshlight is a top-seller and for good reason. The company has taken its original model and refined every aspect, starting from the super-discrete outer and working all the way through. The feel of the inner is softer than before, with a uniquely textured canal that promises oodles of pleasure. Clear material and a non-anatomical opening means this is more the stuff of your fantasies than a replication of anything real – it's suitable for any man, whatever their tastes. And there's plenty of room for experimentation, with a twist base to alter the level of suction as you play.
Though it looks something like a futuristic knuckleduster, this five-knuckle shuffler is far kinder to the flesh. The idea is probably rather obvious: you slide your fingers into the holes in its grip, apply a generous amount of lube, and go to town. The great benefit over more traditional Fleshlight products is that there's no outer case, so while there's no suction on offer it's squeezable for a change in pressure as you go - and those finger holes, sitting comfortably at your knuckles, invite easy twisting and turning motions too.
It's relatively short and open ended, so when used by (or on) a partner there's room for a little oral play at the exit, and the textures inside, a mix of ribs and nodules with typical Fleshlight intensity, give plenty of options for variety as you go. There's a custom case to keep it safe if you're travelling, and also in which to store it while it dries - as ever, a little time under the tap is all it really takes, and the open end means nothing nasty should get trapped.
To be fair, the Ice Lady is not the only option in Fleshlight's see-through Ice range – you can also pick up the Ice Butt, the Flight Aviator, the Go Torque and Quickshots Vantage and Pulse in transparent finishes – but we've selected the Ice Lady specificially on the basis of its inner orifice, which many users swear by. It's not a small thing at 8.54" insertable length, but there are a ton of different textures inside.
The visual advantage of its see-through material cannot be understated; seeing what's going where might not have the same appeal if you're on your own (or it might, who knows) but with a partner it'll be a treat. Some prefer the slightly different texture of Fleshlight's clear SuperSkin, too, and, well, we'd have to say it looks perhaps a little less explicit than Fleshlight's flesh-coloured options. While you're unlikely to be marching around the house Ice Lady in hand, that might be an advantage in certain circumstances.
OK, not a Fleshlight in its own right, but if you're into Fleshlights then the Launch really needs to be on your radar. It's a battery-powered motorised add-on which takes Fleshlight's Quickshot toys (see below) to the next dimension, automating the stroking action up to 250 times per minute while keeping the stroke length, position and speed entirely in your control via a pair of thumbsticks on the handles.
Sounds a little terrifying, but it's not as if you're strapping yourself into something you can't stop immediately if you're uncomfortable. There's even a phone holder, so you can enjoy your favourite illicit materials while keeping your hands on the controls at all times.
Some more sensitive users find the textured canals of typical Fleshlights a little too much. But not everything has to be lumpy, bumpy, and covered in all kinds of geometric shapes – the Pink Lady and Pink Butt, the Fleshlights that started it all, keep it smooth inside.
They're not exactly baggy. Most men will find a reasonably tight canal (and, on the Pink Butt, a suitably small opening) gives all parts of the penis plenty to experience on the way in, but the soft material means you won't be fighting to enter, and there's a pressure relief valve on the rear with which to find a balance of suction and slide.
The only real downside, if you can call it that, is the length – we'd wager most would be unable to reach all the way to the end, and if you're likely to hide it away you may wish to opt for one of Fleshlight's more compact models.
Deviating from the standard form factor, Fleshlight's Quickshot is an open-ended device that's much smaller and perfect for travel. You can leave one cap on and use it in the same way as a traditional fleshlight, with varying suction depending on how tight the end cap is applied, but remove both and it becomes much more flexible.
Flip it over to vary the way it feels, remove the outer ring for a looser experience, or really take advantage of the shorter straight-through inner canal when playing with a partner. Or, if you're really after something different, pop one into the Quickshot Launch and enjoy a little automated fun.
If you're looking for something truly anatomical, Fleshlight has the answer. The company has licensed and moulded realistic replicas of many porn stars, both men and women, and applied them to their traditional structure. Each of these, in addition to that true-to-life outer, carries a one of a vast array of unique inner canals for a different experience. Fleshlight also sells just the inners on their own, if you're interested in creating a collection. If a fleshlight is your route to indulging a fantasy, there's a host of names on offer, so whether it's Riley Reid and Alexis Texas or Kevin Warhol and Brent Corrigan, you'll find something – or someone – to suit.
It may not have realistically-moulded lips on the entrance, but it really doesn't need them: the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust is touted as the ultimate in blow job simulations. With that in mind, Fleshlight has designed its orifice with several distinct sections, for three potential points of insertion: soft lips, a caressing tongue, a throat ridge, and then a varied ribbed canal to follow. This is a toy that will keep its recipient guessing - though with a clear outer showing off the translucent blue ice inner, you won't have to wonder which part you've reached.
The best of the rest
Tenga's 3D range is, like many Tenga toys (including the Geo below) about making the most of the fact that you're using a toy. Everything in the range is built of textures not found in nature, as it were, and while the incredibly geometric Module might be slightly more angular than, say, the twisty Spiral or Zen entries in the line, those who are looking for a little more stimulation will absolutely enjoy this.
It offers up a combination of protruding ridges and inverted caverns, the latter of which act as interesting suction points, and Tenga's antibacterial elastomer material is soft enough that you won't feel too tender afterwards. Do use generous amounts of lube, though.
When inverted and placed in the stand to dry, it's almost artistic - not something you can necessarily say for every masturbation aid out there - and those not in the know will have no idea of its true purpose. That could be useful, depending on your situation, but do come up with a plausible explanation just in case.
If you don't like suction - and many do find it uncomfortable, particularly when things get more intense - an open-ended device is probably a good idea. Perhaps it's odd that Lovehoney's budget-priced blowjob stroker, also available without the vibrator for only a tenner, doesn't form a seal, but it's shorter than some, so its open end both offers extra space and opportunities to focus on the base of the penis without overstimulating the glans - and it opens up some interesting blow job possibilities, too.
The vibrator isn't particularly technologically advanced, as you might imagine at the price, but it's easy enough to switch on and off when the mood takes you, and you can remove it when you're cleaning under the tap. The texture within should be far more pleasant than the slightly fearsome picture above might suggest, too. Make sure you're using plenty of water-based lube and you'll get on just fine.
Oh Tenga. You never fail to arouse and amuse. Here the company takes the unusual shapes it seems so enamoured with and applies them to the outside - and, once you've inverted it for play, the inside - of a spherical elastomer toy, made extra stretchy so you can really get up close and personal with it.
The Geo comes in three designs: there's the wavy Aqua, with its undulating lines and ridges; the more complex Coral, which offers a vast number of tight corners to get stuck into; and the downright geometric Glacier, which should offer something else entirely.
The Geo range is a lot more expensive than Tenga's popular selection of Eggs, but it also has the benefit of longevity. A Geo should, if properly cleaned and cared for, last for as many sessions as you need it. Do be sure to use a good lube, though, lest things get a little sticky.
The Myhixel I isn't sold specifically on its benefits as a male masturbation toy, though all the relevant boxes are ticked in that department. It's clearly the right shape, there's a soft textured inner, an incorporated vibrator, variable suction with an open-ended cap, and even self heating. If you're looking for a do-it-all toy, this is the one.
But it's not just a toy, it's a tool aimed at improving your sexual well being. The Myhixel I can pair to your phone, at which point you can participate in one of two programs. Play MED is for those suffering from premature ejaculation and, as well as including a consultation with a sex therapist, it gamifies the process of training your physical and psychological arousal triggers with eight stages of stimulation to give you a little extra staying power. Play TR, the cheaper option, is the next stage up, with longer levels for those who already have a handle on ejaculatory control.
Lelo has some significant prowess in the female sex toy department (the Soraya 2 is our top pick for the best vibrator, after all) so it should come as no surprise that this big step into the male market is something special. Equal parts masturbation aid (with a washable spiral-textured silicone sleeve viewable through a window), endurance trainer, performance tracker and pleasure giver, the Lelo F1s promises some highly unique sensations.
It includes both vibration functions and the company’s SenSonic tech, which fires ultrasonic waves all around the penis. All of this is monitored by a series of ten sensors and can, if you choose, be controlled automatically by an AI ‘cruise control’ engine. Lelo is even releasing a software developers kit (SDK) so that the code-savvy among you can develop your own pleasure apps for your new favourite masturbation toy.
Tenga's tendency, as you may have gathered, is towards the more weird and experimental side of masturbation, and this six-pack of the company's Eggs – packaged in an actual egg box, because why not – offers a half dozen different experiences.
Crack one open and you'll find a small, squishy, and very stretchy toy inside, with the Hard Boiled pack using Tenga's stronger elastomer for a slightly more intense experience. Each egg has a different texture – Thunder is covered in little lightning bolts, Surfer has a ridged wave pattern, and so on. A real variety pack, then, though some don't care for the feeling of stretching a toy over the penis, and some textures are likely to be more effective than others.
The real downside is that these are designed for one-time use. You may get slightly longer life out of them if you're careful with cleaning, but Tenga Eggs definitely don't have the staying power of more fully-featured toys.
What kinds of Fleshlights are there?
'Fleshlight' has become something of a genericised trademark, given that it was the brand that really kickstarted the craze for male sex toys. But while there are a whole bunch of non-Fleshlight toys on the market, the company itself has plenty to offer in terms of variety.
The traditional Fleshlight design consists of a soft inner made of Fleshlight's SuperSkin material, inside a harder plastic case with an opening at the bottom for suction adjustment. That's the core of the majority of the company's products, but they very massively in terms of the way that design is applied: there are different openings, different canal textures, and different materials to try out.
The range has plenty of anatomical reproductions, with vagina, mouth and anus openings designed for straight, gay or curious enjoyment. Fleshlight has also reproduced the parts of various porn stars of both orientations, which might help you get a bit closer to your favourite adult material.
The point of a Fleshlight is to explore, and it naturally follows that there's a whole line of Fleshlight options which ignore realism in favour of pleasure. This includes options like the Flight Pilot, which has an opening designed specifically to just feel awesome, and the compact convenience of items like the Fleshskins Grip and the Quickshot.
And yes, Fleshlight is not the only fruit. There are male masturbators from other companies that take things even further: Tenga's range trends towards the geometric, so it's a great choice if you're looking for something more interesting, and others like MyHixel and Lelo are pushing the envelope in guy toys more in the electronic direction.