Ultimate Fleshlight Review & Guide
- What is a Fleshlight?
- Upgrades, Care Items
- How to Use?
- How to Clean?
- Where to Buy?
This exclusive Fleshlight review will cover the most popular Fleshlight topics. They vary from finding the perfect sleeve texture to properly cleaning the Fleshlight after using it to its maximum potential.
Even though Fleshlight is the most popular male sex toy, there’s still very little quality information about it.
That’s why I’ve decided to create this detailed Fleshlight review. Now, once and for all, I will answer all the why, how, what, when, what-if questions about Fleshlight that many of you ask.
After reading this Fleshlight guide, you’ll know everything there is to know about Fleshlights.
What is a Fleshlight?
Let’s start this Fleshlight review from the very basics – what actually is a Fleshlight? In short, it’s a device, designed to discreetly collect sperm. A Fleshlight has a flesh-like inner texture and an oversized flashlight-like case.
The Fleshlight history started over 20 years ago from one simple sleeve. Today Fleshlight is the most popular male masturbator, used by men all around the world. It was created to mimic penetrative sex in the most realistic way possible. Currently, there are over a hundred different textures that will suit the needs of any man.
Based on your choice, a Fleshlight can mimic vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Respectively, each Fleshlight has an orifice that looks like a vulva, anus, or is non-anatomical. In the past, a mouth-like orifice was used for oral masturbators, however, a neutral design was more acceptable to the customers.
Fleshlight sleeves are made from SuperSkin material. SuperSkin is their patterned, highest quality, skin-safe material. This material was designed to mimic the sensations of real human flesh. Currently, in the sex toy industry, it’s as close as you can get to real human skin sensations.
Pro tip: warm up the Fleshlight sleeve before you use it. This way the experience will take you to a whole new level of reality. The ideal Fleshlight sleeve temperature is 104°F / 40°C.
Fleshlight Review: History 101
The Fleshlight story started back in 1995, when one wise guy – Steve Shubin, came up with a brilliant idea that forever changed the sex toys industry. Up until then, the market was stuffed with various cheap pocket pussies, made from low-quality materials that were not durable. Some of them were made from potentially harmful health materials.
Just like many great inventions, Fleshlight was created to satisfy the needs of the creator himself. In one interview Steve Shubin explained that when he was 40 years old, his wife got pregnant with twins. Doctors told them that sex can potentially cause a miscarriage, so sexual intercourse had to go off the table.
Steve didn’t really want to go back to having a relationship with his hand, so the idea of Fleshlight came into his mind. With the blessing of his wonderful wife, he knew that it was time to get down to work.
Finding the Right Materials
Even though Steve was an ex-cop, that didn’t stop him from becoming a self-taught engineer. Soon he started experimenting with different materials in his garage to find the perfect solution.
Steve started mixing mineral oil with various thermoplastic elastomers. Thermoplastic elastomers are rubber-plastic-like materials. Finally, he was able to make something that would resemble human flesh. However, the material lacked elasticity and couldn’t restore the original shape after being deformed.
After some time and finding the right polymers (elastic plastics) and mixture ratio, Steve knew he had the perfect texture.
Another thing he knew, was that men would highly appreciate the new sex toy being small and discreet, unlike anything that was available in the market at that time.
He thought about things that nearly any dude likes or has and a simple flashlight seemed like the ideal solution. After all, it’s portable, casual, and discreet. Since flash and flesh sound so similar, there’s no surprise why the sex toy was named Fleshlight.
In 1998 Fleshlight was issued an official patent and soon the Fleshlights that we know now started reaching the customers. The first Fleshlight sleeve was very simple. It didn’t have any ribs, dots, or anything else to intensify the stimulation. It was a very simple texture-less sleeve.
Fleshlight Review Fun Fact: Did you know that even though Fleshlight’s Pink Lady sleeve has the simplest texture, even today she is a best-seller?
The Pink Lady became wildly successful and that turned Fleshlight into an international hit.
One by one, new products started appearing in the market, that include Sex in a Can, Fleshlight Girls, various accessories, and even an automated male masturbator – Fleshlight Launch.
Fleshlight is a family business and his sons are the ones who came up with the whole Fleshlight Girls idea. In 2006, when Fleshlight Girls were introduced to the public, the porn industry was booming. They knew that those unbelievably popular girls have to become available to their fans, in the form of Fleshlight.
Now, Fleshlight is an international company that continues to bring joy to many men all over the world.
If you’re wondering why you should get a Fleshlight – the answer seems to be obvious – pleasure. However, in this Fleshlight Review, I will uncover why some Fleshlights come with a slightly higher price tag than your average rubber pocket pussy.
Yet, those cheap sex toys break within a couple of uses and you simply end up paying more. That is why I encourage you to see Fleshlights as an investment in your sex life. Here are the main reasons why:
Satisfy Your Needs
With the help of a Fleshlight, you can satisfy all your sexual fantasies at any time and in any way you like.
Fleshlights come in various shapes and sizes and they’re designed to fit the needs of any penis.
You can also consider getting a Fleshlight that is based on an actual porn star and this way spice up your sexual experiences even more.
Practice Safe Sex
There comes a time in most of our lives when we don’t have a partner to share the bed with. That can cause sexual frustration which can lead to various random hookups.
Having a high number of sexual partners increases the risk of catching various STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Some of them, such as HIV, can be deadly.
Currently, there are around 40 million people around the world who are infected with HIV. Even more, if you count the ones who don’t have any symptoms and don’t know that they’re infected.
So, practice safe sex, and instead of numerous sexual partners, choose various Fleshlights.
Fleshlight sleeves are made from SuperSkin material. This material is the closest thing to mimicking the sensations of real human flesh. In the sex toy world, at least.
Having sex toys that can resemble real intercourse can bring you to the next level of satisfaction and you’ll want to use them over and over. You can check out my Fleshlight reviews of multiple sleeves to make sure yourself.
Being horny 24/7 is not something that helps you focus. Constant sexual frustration can become a huge distraction that interferes with your everyday life and becomes your main focus.
However, according to multiple scientific types of research, leading a satisfactory sexual life leads to better health, mental clarity, and higher performance at work.
So, what’s better than a realistic sex toy to help you blow off steam on a regular basis?
Improve Sexual Performance
Using a Fleshlight can actually improve your sexual performance. One of the Fleshlights, the STU (Stamina Training Unit) was designed especially for that.
In short, the working principle of it is simple. The STU has a very textured sleeve that masturbates your penis in a very intense manner. At first, it can be too much to handle, however, with time, your penis desensitizes (becomes less sensitive) and you start to last longer with the sex toy. They even give you a special training program for that.
So, when you have sex with a real person, you will be able to last longer in bed. This is especially useful for men who suffer from premature ejaculation or have little experience in bed and wish to impress their partners.
Spice Up Sex Life
It doesn’t matter whether you’re single or in a relationship, Fleshlight can spice up your sex life.
If your partner is open-minded about sex toys, you can consider bringing the Fleshlight into your bedroom. Many couples report that using a Fleshlight together made their sex life more exciting. However, before you do that, make sure that your partner feels comfortable with the sex toy in bed.
Also, a Fleshlight is a great companion for those who are in long-distance relationships or if your work requires a lot of traveling. A compact Fleshlight fits perfectly into any suitcase, so it’s a great travel companion.
Fleshlight Review of Types
Since the beginning of Fleshlight, the company has grown and evolved a lot. Currently, there are various types and series of Fleshlights that you can choose from. Here are the main types:
Standard Size Fleshlight
A standard Fleshlight hasn’t changed a lot size and shape-wise. The main thing that evolved is the textures.
The standard Fleshlight case is 9.75 inches long and the standard sleeve has an insertable length of 8.5 inches.
Such types of Fleshlights have 3 orifices: Lady (vulva), Butt (anus), and non-anatomical.
Each sleeve is different in color, however, each of the colors is designed to look like real human flesh does (there are some exceptions).
Also, you can compose your own Fleshlight by choosing one of the available textures and a case of your choice (differs in color).
It’s a great way to save money because you can buy a new sleeve without buying a new case. So having one case is perfectly enough. All you need to do for some variety is just change the sleeves.
The standard size Fleshlights include the classic Pink Lady, the STU, the Fleshlight Girls series and Turbo series.
Fleshlight Pink Lady
The Pink Lady is the classic and the first texture of Fleshlight. Despite the simplicity of the Pink Lady, she remains a best-seller. You can read my Fleshlight review of the Pink Lady here.
The Stamina Training Unit is like a military school for your penis where he learns discipline. Or to put it in more serious words – it’s a great way to desensitize your penis and fight premature ejaculation.
With the STU, you can actually increase your stamina and become a better lover to your partner by lasting longer in bed. You can read my Fleshlight review of the STU here.
Since 2006, Fleshlight introduced the Fleshlight Girls. These Fleshlights are made in collaboration with famous porn stars and have orifices that look exactly like their private parts.
Usually, each Fleshlight Girl has two sleeves with two different textures. One sleeve has a Lady orifice and the other one possesses a Butt orifice.
Currently, there are around 50 Fleshlight Girls with around 100 different textures to choose from. Even more, if you add the discontinued models.
Contrary to the Fleshlights mentioned above, the Turbo series have clear cases and blue sleeves that are see-through. The Turbo series was designed to mimic oral sex and they’re doing a pretty good job if you ask me.
Compact Size Fleshlights
There are also has various smaller-size Fleshlights. These Fleshlights are of the same shape, however, they are more compact and ideal for traveling.
Contrary to the Pink Fleshlights that I discussed above, most compact Fleshlights don’t have human flesh colors. Most of them vary from being crystal clear to bright blue.
The compact size Fleshlights include Ice, Flight, and GO.
Fleshlight Ice is more of a definition of color rather than size. The Fleshlight Ice items vary in size, however, all of them are crystal clear. Such Fleshlights are ideal for people who want to see the penis in action.
Flight is considered to be one of the most discreet male masturbators. In general, if you don’t look at it from close enough, it resembles a portable speaker rather than a masturbator. Especially the one with the black case.
The Flight is 8 inches long and can encompass penises that are up to 6 inches long (or longer if you don’t mind not being able to stick it all in).
The GO model is a compact version of the most-liked Fleshlight sleeves. Fleshlight GO is 7 inches long and has an insertable length of 6.5 inches.
There are several GO choices that include the classic pink sleeves and some crystal clear ones.
There are several other Fleshlight types that differ in size and in shape. Their main traits are smaller size and being open on both ends. This means that they do not collect ejaculated sperm, so you can easily make a mess around you. So, you need to aim when you shoot.
Currently, there are two types of Fleshlights that fall under this category: Fleshskins and Quickshot.
Fleshskins are 5.35 inches long. They’re open at both ends and feature 4 finger holes on the side for a comfortable grip. They’re super elastic and since Fleshskins is open at both ends, they will perfectly fit any penis size.
Contrary to Fleshskins, Quickshot can hold its shape. They’re 4.4 inches long and have an insertable length of 3.5 inches.
Even though they’re small, they’re pretty powerful. Also, you can buy Quickshot’s Quick Connect gadget and turn several smaller Quichshots into a bigger masturbator.
Fleshlight Review for Upgrades and Essentials
Fleshlights are super exciting on their own. However, there are several additional items that can take the experience to a whole different level, so I decided to include them in this FLeshlight review. Also, there are a few Fleshlight products that can make Fleshlight care super simple.
Fleshlight Universal Launch – the ultimate upgrade for your Fleshlight sleeve. This powerful male masturbator can stroke your penis up to 250 times per minute. So be ready for some intense hands-free orgasms. This powerful automatic machine is compatible with most size Fleshlights.
Quickshot Launch – it works in the same manner as the regular Launch, however is designed for Fleshlight Quickshots. This powerful machine can stroke your penis up to 250 times per minute.
Sleeve warmers – the most convenient way to warm up your Fleshlight to human body temperature. Once the sleeve reaches 104 degrees, the heater will turn off automatically. So, there’s no risk in overheating the sleeve. The sleeve warmers are available in two sizes, one for regular size Fleshlights and the other one for Quickshots.
Shower mount – if you want hands-free orgasms, a shower mount is the perfect solution for that. Simply stick it on your shower wall and enjoy. If you want to use it with Quickshot or Flight, you will need an additional adapter.
Fleshlube – water-based lubricant that reduces the friction to a minimum and makes your experience with Fleshlight silky smooth.
Fleshwash – a special fluid, designed to make Fleshlight cleaning super easy and fast.
Renewal Powder – helps ensure that your Fleshlight sleeve wouldn’t lose its natural softness over time. It helps keep it good as new.
Fleshlight and Lube
When you use your Fleshlight, using a lube along with it is a must. Lubricants were created to reduce friction during intercourse while using sex toys or for any other reason you may need them.
If you don’t use lubricant when you’re using your Fleshlight two bad things can happen.
First, you can accidentally rip the sleeve. That can happen solely due to friction that you get when rubbing two dry objects one against the other.
Second, you can irritate and hurt your penis. This can happen for the same reason called friction. It has nothing to do with the material itself. You know how sensitive your private parts are, so be gentle with them.
When it comes to Fleshlights, the best lube choice would be water-based lubricants. Even though some people don’t like them because they tend to evaporate faster than others, they have the perfect texture for Fleshlight sleeves.
The water-based lubricant nearly ideally mimics the consistency of vaginal or oral fluids and makes the experience even more realistic. Water-based lubricants are not clumpy, they’re super easy to wash out.
Fleshlight offers their branded lube that comes in three different types: a neutral one, one with a heating effect, and one with a cooling effect.
You can choose the one you like best. However, you shouldn’t feel obligated to use the official lube. Any water-based lubricant of your choice will suit you perfectly.
How to Use a Fleshlight?
A Fleshlight is a very straightforward device, so I’m sure you won’t have trouble using it. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started and help you get the most out of your newly acquired sex toy.
This is completely up to you, however, I always recommend warming up the sleeve before you start using it. This makes the whole experience a lot more realistic and pleasurable.
The recommended temperature for a Fleshlight sleeve is 104 degrees Fahrenheit / 40 degrees Celsius.
You can obtain it in two easy ways. The first one is filling your sink or a large enough bole with warm water putting the sleeve in and letting it warm up. However, never use hot water as it can compromise the material.
Fleshlight Review Bonus Tip: before you place the sleeve in warm water, place it in a sealed plastic bag. This way you will warm up your sleeve without getting it wet.
However, if you don’t feel like you want to play around with water, you can get the sleeve warmer. It will heat up your sleeve to the recommended temperature and automatically shut off. So, you’ll know that you never overheat it.
As I mentioned before, lube is a must when you’re using a Fleshlight. The best lube choice is a water-based one. Other types of lubes can harm the SuperSkin material.
In this case, there is no one perfect lube, it’s a completely personal choice. You can use the one you have at home, you can get one at any sex store or you can try Fleshlubes – it’s up to you.
When the sleeve is warmed up, it’s time for the actual process. In this case, you need to choose whether you want to go hands-on or hands-free.
Using a Fleshlight with your hands gives you full control. You can twist it, easily control the motion speed – adjust it to your needs. However, it can get tiring and uncomfortable.
After all, the case of the Fleshlight is wider than your penis, so it may not be the most comfortable device to hold. That’s why you can choose to go hands-free.
Hands-Free Option 1
This method of going hands-free requires no further investment and is only limited to your imagination. All you need is to find the perfect place to insert your Fleshlight and get yourself a hands-free orgasm. Such places include between the couch cushions or similar.
Hands-Free Option 2
This method will require some investment. There are two additional items that you can get from Fleshlight to enjoy hands-free experiences.
The first one is the shower mount. It’s a simple, sticky adapter that you can use in the shower. It mounts to the wall and all you need to do is attach your Fleshlight to it. That’s it. Enjoy as many hands-free orgasms as you please.
However, if you want a 100% effortless hands-free orgasm, it will cost you but it’s worth every penny. Ever since Fleshlight introduced their automatic masturbator, it became a huge hit. The Fleshlight Launch can stroke your penis up to 180 times per minute. It’s compatible with any regular-sized Fleshlight.
However, if you prefer a smaller Fleshlight – Quickshot, Launch has a cousin designed especially for Quickshot products. This automatic masturbator can stroke your penis up to 250 times per minute.
Fleshlight Cleaning Review
Since you already have all of the Fleshlight cleaning products listed above, time to move on to the part where you will learn how to actually take care of your Fleshlight.
The first and most important thing to know is, Fleshlight hygiene is super important and you should never skip a wash.
Each time you use your Fleshlight it gets filled with various body fluids that include sweat and cum. I am sure that it’s not something you want to stick your penis to ever again.
Also, such dark and damp spaces become the perfect place for various nasty bacteria to grow. You can even end up having mold it, just like this guy did.
No one wants this nasty stuff on their penises. So learn to clean your Fleshlight properly and clean it after each use. Here is a step-by-step guide for you.
Cleaning a Fleshlight
This part of my FLeshlight review is dedicated to proper sex toy hygiene. Here is a detailed manual on how to properly clean your Fleshlight sleeves. This manual is based on the official Fleshlight cleaning guide and their recommendations:
- Disassembling. The first thing you need to do is take your Fleshlight apart. All Fleshlights are made in a similar manner, so if you don it once, you’ll know it for a lifetime. First remove the caps by unscrewing them. Then pull the sleeve out from the wider end of the case. That’s it.
- Soaking. Now that the toy is taken apart, time to give it a bath. You need to soak each part in warm water. Give special attention to the sleeve as it accumulates most of the body fluids. Once you got rid of most of the body fluids, give your Fleshlight a super quick hot bath. Don’t use soap.
- Clean the sleeve. Once you’re done giving you Fleshlight a hot bath, spray the sleeve with Fleshwash. Apply it inside and outside. Let is stay for a couple of minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
- Dry the sleeve. Put the sleeve in a warm place and just let it dry naturally. Don’t use any high-warmth objects to speed up the process. Devices like hairdryers or radiators can affect negatively the SuperSkin material.
- Case and cap cleaning. To properly clean and disinfect the case and caps you can use alcohol and / or soap. Once you’re done cleaning them, make sure they’re completely dry before you reassemble the Fleshlight.
- Apply Renewing Powder. If you have some Fleshlight Renewing Powder, apply a thin layer on the sleeve. No need to rinse. This powder will help protect the SuperSkin material and keep the Fleshlight good as new.
- Reassemble. Once every part is clean and dry you can reassemble your Fleshlight.
The only downside to Fleshlight sleeve cleaning is the fact that you need to buy additional items. However, it’s way cheaper to properly take care of the Fleshlight than buy new sleeves more often.
Also, if you buy the cleaning supplies on the official website, you can get a good discount offer when you choose to get them both.
How to NOT Clean a Fleshlight?
You already know how to treat your Fleshlight properly. Now let’s look into some things that you must never do with your Fleshlight:
- Don’t ever skip washing after you used your Fleshlight.
- Never leave any fluids, including water, inside for a longer period of time.
- Don’t use any products that have alcohol in them for the sleeve. Alcohol and alcohol-based products can and will deteriorate the sleeve over time and you will have to buy a new one.
- Never microwave, never boil the Fleshlight. Otherwise you will break down the integrity of the materials. Avoid high-heat objects in general.
- Do not microwave it. Do not boil it. Doing so will result in breaking down the integrity of the material.
- Don’t leave in open and sunny spaces.
- Don’t use talcum powder on the sleeve. You need to use only cornstarch-based powder for Fleshlight sleeves. So, don;t buy anything from the baby isle. The easiest choice is getting Fleshlight’s renewing powder.
If you follow the cleaning recommendations and avoid the Don’ts, you will have a long-lasting sex toy that will bring you a lot of joy and pleasure.
Fleshlight Buying Options
There are numerous places where you can get a Fleshlight (or a few). You can order a Fleshlight online or get it in a physical sex toy store.
Unfortunately, as extensive as this Fleshlight review is, I cannot recommend you a physical store, since I don’t know in which country you live. However, I can tell you the benefits and the downsides of that.
- Possibility to touch the sex toy and see how it feels
- You get it immediately
- Getting advice from a consultant
- Not discreet
- Usually costs more money
- Requires a visit to a sex toy store (or several) to find the desired item
- Limited selection
- If you’re shy, you may not feel comfortable discussing the sex toys with a consultant
- Sex store might be far away
While getting a Fleshlight from a physical sex toy store reduces the waiting time, it limits your selection and can be pretty challenging for shy people.
I’m sure that running into your co-worker or ex-partner with a Fleshlight in your hand is not the perfect scenario for a Thursday evening.
That’s why you have a second option – ordering online.
Ordering Online (From Fleshlight)
Just like there are numerous physical sex toys stores, there are equally as many or maybe even more) online stores.
Personally, I order all my Fleshlights online and I always order them directly from the official Fleshlight website.
This way I know that I am always getting an original item since I can’t actually touch it. Also, they always have some great deals when you buy combo packs or additional items. Fleshlight always bills and ships discreetly. Your package will look similar to the one in the image above.
Here are the benefits and the downsides you should consider when ordering online directly from Fleshlight.
- First place to have all new and exclusive items
- Limited-availability items
- Widest selection
- Unlimited time for choosing
- Discreet billing
- Discreet packaging
- 100% Original items
- Discreet shipping
- International delivery
- Various discounts and promotions
- No need to interact with real people
- You need to wait for your delivery
- Can’t touch it before you buy it
As you can see, buying directly from Fleshlight has many benefits. However, if you decide to buy from a sex toy store online, you need to choose a reputable one.
Since you can’t touch the Fleshlight before you buy it – there is a chance that you will get a cheap knock-off. One essential rule that applies to anything on the internet – is if the deal is too good, most likely it’s a scam.
So, to save your time, energy, and money, I always choose Fleshlight’s official website and recommend you to do the same thing. However, read a Fleshlight review (or two) to find your perfect sleeve.