In case you didn’t know, a Fleshlight is a “flashlight sex toy” for men which is designed to somewhat resemble a flashlight when not in use. Unless your flashlights are absolutely massive, I don’t think that the disguise would fool anyone. It’s more of a fun pun name.
These male strokers consist of an orifice (usually a vagina or butthole) which a gentleman can penetrate, followed by an internal Fleshlight sleeve which is textured to create different sensations as the man’s cock glides through the internal canal.
Also, just to debunk a common misconception - Fleshlight is the name of a company that creates men’s sex toys. These toys are often referred to as “Fleshlights” as well, but similar male strokers from other companies cannot legally be called “Fleshlights”. It’s a really good name, so it’s often used to refer to male masturbators in general, which is confusing.
The company actually started back in 1998 when inventor Steven Shubin was granted a patent for the original Fleshlight design. Hilariously, the patent describes Fleshlights as “A device useful for collection of sperm from human males, preferably in a discreet, camouflaged manner.”
Be right back, I’m in the mood to collect some sperm in a discreet, camouflaged manner.
If you’re new to these men’s sex toys, it can be hard to choose the best design for you. In this review, I explain the basics of Fleshlight ownership and review 6 different toys in depth:
If you’re already familiar with using/cleaning fleshlights and you’re just looking for Fleshlight reviews, feel free to skip ahead a few chapters. If you’re totally new to fleshlights, keep reading!
I also made a lengthy Fleshlight video review on my youtube channel:
Most Fleshlight sleeves are made from Superskin Material, a unique sex toy material which retains body heat, stretches easily, and is designed to mimic the feeling of human skin. It’s definitely the closest thing I’ve felt to human skin when it comes to sex toys, but in a blind experiment, you’d still know it was fake.
Some more modern fleshlights, like the Fleshlight Quickshots and the 2 “Turbo” models included in this review, use a slightly different material which is a little more tacky and sticky-feeling. I can’t find out if this is a variation of the Superskin material or if it’s something different entirely – Fleshlight keeps their cards very close to their chest.
Most fleshlight toys allow you to remove the inner sleeve from the case for cleaning purposes. It also allows you to customize toys by swapping the sleeves around.
The cases that the toys come in are usually made from hard plastic. Sometimes the case is transparent, but most of the time it’s a solid color like black or white. The hard plastic cases unscrew at both ends, so it’s easier to disguise the toy when not in use and easy to clean your cum/lube out of the end after a wank.
Side note: This was my experience as a UK resident – other countries may differ. Generally speaking, reputable sex toy retailers always use low-key packaging.
In my experience, Fleshlight shipping is pretty discreet. For the purposes of this review, I ordered a bunch of toys directly from the Fleshlight online store. When they arrived in a box from UPS, there was a small section on the shipping label that said “rubber sleeve”. That’s a tad concerning.
Now, “rubber sleeve” hardly screams “THERE’S A BUNCH OF SEX TOYS IN HERE!” but it’s also a little bit suspicious. You might find your parents/housemates asking what a “rubber sleeve” is if you’re not careful.
However, in the past I have ordered Amazon Fleshlights and always found the shipping and packaging to be 100% discreet when it comes from the Amazon fulfillment center. They usually just have your name/address on the label and don’t indicate what may be inside. Dedicated sex toy sites like LoveHoney and SheVibe are also great for discreet shipping.
If you’re super worried about getting a Fleshlight delivered discreetly, you could always bite the bullet and buy one from a brick-and-mortar sex store. That way, you can sneak the toy into your house/bedroom without carrying a large unexplained box in there with you.
Fleshlight has dozens (if not hundreds) of fake vagina varieties to choose from. There’s the bog-standard vagina STU (Stamina Training Unit) design that most people know, there are anal variations, mouth entry versions, fleshlights based on pornstars’ vaginas, small portable fleshlights, strokers that you hold in your hand like a glove... I could go on.
To keep things simple, I’m going to assume that you’re going for the Stamina Training Unit Fleshlight style that we’re all familiar with. These are the large plastic case ones which vaguely resemble flashlights if you have glaucoma or live in a cave.
First things first, do you have a color preference for your case? Black might be good for blending into the background if you’re trying to be discreet, for example. You can also get clear Fleshlight toy cases which are 100% transparent – ideal for voyeuristic partners or if you just like to see your cock as you pump.
Now you need to decide what kind of orifice/entry style you want. The main categories for this are:
- Classic vagina – a fake vagina made from realistic Superskin material
- Classic anus – a unisex anal fleshlight entry which is tight like a real butthole
- Fleshjack Boys – “gay fleshlights” molded from the buttholes of gay pornstars
- Mouth – a fake mouth/lips designed for blowjob simulation
- Cheeks – a tiny bottom which looks adorable and ridiculous
- Unique – many bestselling Fleshlight toys have non-specific entries that don’t resemble body parts at all
The internal texture of Fleshlight sleeves varies massively from model to model, and you can often customize the internal texture if you’re ordering directly from the Fleshlight store. Some sleeves have smooth, tight tunnels, some have lumps and bumps, some have ribbed edges, and some have combinations of all 3. Fleshlight are always experimenting with new and exciting internal textures to milk your cock!
The internal texture of the “Stoya Destroya” toy has actually been rated as the "Best Inner Canal Texture" by users at FleshKing.net.
They’re not essential for the cock-pumping experience, but some users like to order Fleshlight accessories such as the Fleshlight shower mount which features a suction cup designed to hold your Fleshlight in place in the shower, giving you something to fuck while you lather that shampoo. You can also get things like the Fleshlight warmer to bring the toys up to a more realistic body temperature safely.
I mean, I’m not teaching you to fly a rocket here. The basic idea is that you stick your dick in the thing and jack it ‘til you cum. Voila!
Most people use a fleshlight in their hand, jacking their cock with the toy similarly to how they would masturbate with their hand. Some people prefer to “mount” their Fleshlight in some way, either by using an accessory like the Fleshlight shower mount or by sticking the toy in between their mattress/bedframe or couch cushions when no one is around.
This is where the idea of the Stamina Training Unit (STU) Fleshlight came from – you would prop it up somehow and use your body to fuck it like you would a real partner. Over time, you increase your stamina and endurance, making real-life sex better and longer-lasting. I think most people just lazily use their hands, to be honest, but the option to “train your stamina” is there nonetheless.
If you’re typing haphazardly, “STU” is very easy to mistype as “STI”. If I owned a sex toy company, I’d be wary of accidentally associating my brand with syphilis.
You should always use water-based lube with Fleshlights. This is because oil-based lubes can trigger bacteria growth and destroy the Superskin material, while silicone-based lubes are just pretty much a no-no for most sex toys because the silicone can deform the shape of the toy and lead to other problems.
Fleshlight sell their own water-based lube which is unsurprisingly called "FleshLube". To be fair, it is a very decent lubricant, but you can pretty much use any high-quality water-based lubricant and it’s probably gonna be cheaper.
The screw-cap on the end of the Fleshlight case isn’t just for cleaning purposes – it allows you to adjust the airflow during play.
If you have it completely sealed, the toy will feel tighter and it will be a bit louder due to the “air pumping” sounds. If you have it half-sealed, the toy will be less tight and will be quieter. If you take the end cap off completely, the toy will be loose and quiet, but you run the risk of cum shooting out the end. Take your pick – I like half-sealed personally.
First off, the Fleshlight Turbo Thrust (Blue Ice) is absolutely beautiful. It’s without a doubt the sleekest and most visually appealing toy on this list. It’s designed as a “blowjob simulator”, though I think that’s a stretch.
The toy is housed in a transparent case, so you can see straight through, and the actual sleeve material is semi-transparent, so you can see your cock pumping in and out of the toy. This makes the Turbo Thrust one of the few full-sized clear Fleshlight toys where you can see your cock penetrating the sleeve.
There are 3 points of initial insertion with this toy – in other words, there are 3 “holes” that your cock glides through before reaching the main chamber of the internal sleeve. These are designed to represent the lips, tongue, and throat of someone giving you a blowjob.
Personally, I think that this “lips, tongue, throat” thing is a load of bollocks. Don’t get me wrong, this toy looks and feels good, but it doesn’t remind me of a blowjob in the slightest. I suppose that calling it a “blowjob simulator” gives Fleshlight a new and exciting way to market this toy, but in my opinion, it feels nothing like a real BJ.
In the main chamber, you’ll find thick lumps and bumps which gently massage your cock as your pump in and out of the toy. Despite the menacing-looking internal texture, this toy actually had quite a relaxing feel to it. It’s like my cock was being lovingly massaged by a horny masseuse.
The 3 points of insertion feel okay, I guess, but they’re nothing to write home about. Unless you’re doing really long strokes with this thing, you’ll only feel their benefit when you first enter the toy. They’re also kind of flimsy and get squashed out of shape easily, so they’re not easy to pump in and out of quickly.
The material they’ve used for this is that semi-sticky material that they used in the Quickshots. It’s fine, but I’m not a huge fan… the skin-like material is much nicer. If you prefer sex toys to feel artificial rather than life-like, you’ll love it.
My partner was a really big fan of this toy, and I must admit it was hot to watch his dick pumping up and down through the transparent case. It was a very unique voyeuristic experience! We both agreed that the Turbo Thrust was superior to the Turbo Ignition in both aesthetics and feel.
This is one of the most recognizable and classic fleshlights on this list. I got mine in a gold-colored case, but you usually see the “Pink Lady” paired with the classic black Fleshlight case. I actually think that this is one of the least appealing orifices of all the Fleshlight toys, especially when compared to the Fleshlight Girls versions which show the vagina in a more realistic skin tone.
This toy is completely pink, including the “normal skin” surrounding the vagina, and it just looks a little off to me. The all-pink color and the long, thin labia design reminds me of a ham sandwich rather than an alluring vagina. Because this is part of the classic Fleshlight Stamina Training Unit series, I think they’ve tried to go for that slightly cartoonish aesthetic.
A lot of pocket pussies and male strokers can look super creepy and dismembered, so I can see why Fleshlight try not to go TOO realistic with their fake vagina toys.
The feel of the Superskin material on the Pink Lady is really nice and soft to the touch – it’s that delicate skin-like version of the material that Fleshlight should stick to instead of the weird tacky material on the Turbos and some other products.
Inside the sleeve, you’ll find a basic design of medium-sized bumps which continue throughout the length of the chamber. The best way I can describe the sensation of this internal sleeve on your cock is “fine but kind of boring”. I didn’t find it relaxing or massage-like, yet I didn’t find it intense or cock-milking either. It was just so-so.
Compared to the other Fleshlights, the internal canal was actually quite loose-feeling, which probably contributed to this “so-so” sensation.
Because this Pink Lady Fleshlight is part of the “Stamina Training Unit” series, where you’re supposed to fuck the toy as more of an endurance exercise, I wonder if the inner texture is meant to be boring so that you last longer without cumming? It’s possible.
In a previous Fleshlight review, I called the Quickshot Boost the “sex toy that a greasy mechanic would have.” I feel like the Turbo Ignition is the bigger brother to the Quickshot Boost – it looks like it should be sat on the shelf in a garage next to some intimidating power tools. It looks Bob from the RAC is gonna pop my car bonnet and start fixing stuff with it while I pretend to know what’s going on. It’s very manly.
I’ve just come back to proofread this section and realized that “Ignition” is a word literally related to motors. I didn’t even think of that as I wrote all of these car-related analogies. I’ve been brainwashed.
Despite the unique copper-colored appearance, I’m not super big on this Fleshlight, to be honest. It’s made of that tacky, sticky material that the Turbo Thrust and Quickshots are made from. To be fair, the material feels fine on your cock, but it’s just not pleasant to feel with your hands. Maybe I’m picky.
The Turbo Ignition also comes in a transparent case, although the copper-colored sleeve is not semi-transparent like the Thrust, so it seems kind of pointless. As you fuck it, you can see the bulge of your cock in the inner sleeve, but you can’t actually see your cock. It just seems like a missed opportunity, but I guess they wanted to make it different from its brother product.
This toy has a very intense sensation from the outset, almost a little too intense for my taste. If you like a toy that pounds your cock into submission as your toes curl and your penis quivers, then I’d recommend the Turbo Ignition for sure. The inner sleeve mostly consists of small bumps, but something about them just got me going straight away. Maybe it’s the tacky material that feels more intense?
Again, this is designed to be a “blowjob simulator” and features those 3 points of insertion to resemble the lips, tongue, and throat of a cocksucker. Once again, I don’t think that these 3 holes have much point to them – they’re just too flimsy. If they were designed to be stiffer and keep their shape when you fuck them, it might be great, but they just squashed down into 1 long tunnel whenever I tried.
I kind of assumed that the pornstar Fleshlights would be crappy and gimmicky, but this thing blew me away. The lovely engorged pussy lips of Stoya are very inviting, and the subtle little signature at the side of the vagina is a nice touch. It’s made from that lovely soft Superskin material, and the level of detail in the molding of the labia is exquisite.
I love that Stoya is known by this one-word name. She’s the Cher of porn.
To be honest, I thought that I’d find the vagina-molded pornstar Fleshlights creepy, but I actually don’t. Cleverly, Fleshlight have used a single skin tone color for the entire pussy instead of using more realistic mixtures of skin tones with pinks and reds etc. This helps the Fleshlight Girls toys to stay on the good side of the uncanny valley – they look fun rather than creepy.
Along with fellow adult actresses Sasha Grey and Joanna Angel, Stoya is dedicated to destigmatizing sex work and opening up conversations about mental health in the sex industry.
This is definitely one of my favorite toys on this list. The inner sleeve canal features changing chambers of small bumps, large bumps, “fangs”, and ribbed walls, so you get a nice variety of sensations and you slide your dick don’t the length of Stoya’s pussy. As you’re entering the toy, it’s kinda nice to “tease” her pussy lips with your cock as you slowly slide into her. Very erotic.
Once you’re in, you’ll notice that this is a very tight Fleshlight, especially for a vagina-style entry. I recommended fucking this toy long and deep, as it’s the best way to fully appreciate all the inner textures and allow Stoya’s pussy lips to engulf the base of your cock. Something about the design of this toy is just very erotic! It’s actually rated as one of the most intense Fleshlight sleeves on Merry Frolics.
The Riley Reid Utopia is kind of like the Diet Coke of Stoya Destroya. It’s like Stoya Light. Stoya Zero. Stoya with Splenda.
The first thing I noticed about Riley Reid Utopia is how petite her vagina is compared to the Pink Lady and Stoya Destroya fleshlights. This isn’t necessarily a good thing or a bad thing, as the tightness of the vagina itself feels similar to the other Fleshlight Girls. Her pussy is kind of cute and innocent-looking, if that makes sense.
The nice little “Riley Reid” signature next to the vagina just adds to the cuteness of it all. Fleshlight have really found a nice balance between realism and cartoonish with these pornstar fleshlight toys. As you tease the soft pussy lips with the head of your penis, you feel flirty and cheeky rather than creepy and weird. It’s nice.
Continuing my “diet coke” theme, Riley Reid Utopia feels like a slightly less intense version of the Stoya Destroya sleeve. It has a fun combination of ribs, bumps, and patterns, so it’s best to fuck it deeply if you want to discover all of the possible sensations. It doesn’t come with the “fangs” that you get with Stoya, so that’s probably what makes it a bit less intense.
Overall, this is a really decent and relaxing Fleshlight Girls toy. The pussy is petite, the canal is pretty tight, and the sensation is more on the “massage” side than the “milk your cock to death” side. It could be a great first Fleshlight if you like the vagina-molding gimmick or if you’re a big fan of Riley’s films.
Okay, I’ve saved the best ‘til last here. Stoya Destroya and Turbo Thrust put up a good fight, but this anal fleshlight is definitely my favorite Fleshlight on this list. First of all, it’s unisex, so it can work as a gay fleshlight or as a straight fleshlight – we all have the same-shaped buttholes. It’s also pink all over, but for some reason it doesn’t creep me out like the Pink Lady vagina orifice.
As someone who has a bit of a fingering fetish, I love getting this toy ready for play. Inserting a lubed-up finger into the tight butthole orifice is really erotic – it has a similar amount of resistance to a real butthole, so it gets me all hot and bothered in no time.
It’s all about the tight anal orifice with this toy. There’s a reason that men are always mithering their partners for anal sex – the anus is naturally a lot tighter than the vagina. As someone who’s been lucky enough to engage in a lot of anal sex over the years, this Fleshlight feels very similar to the real thing.
As you pump in and out of someone’s bottom, their tight anus kind-of milks your cock up and down the entire shaft, creating a sex experience that focuses on the entire length of your dick rather than just the end. This toy replicates that full-cock stroking experience really, really well.
The internal texture of the canal is actually really simple. It’s called the “Original Texture” which basically just means that it’s a no-frills straightforward tight Superskin tunnel. That’s it. No lumps, no bumps, no fangs, no ribs. And you know what? That’s all that this toy needs. If anything, the simple Fleshlight sleeve makes it feel more realistic.
For a male stroker with such a tight butthole entry, adding lumps and bumps into the mix would become overkill. There’s only so much that one dick can handle.
I kind of gave it away a moment ago, but my favorite Fleshlight on this list is definitely the "Pink Butt" anal fleshlight followed by the “Stoya Destroya” fleshlight. This is how I would rank them:
1. "Pink Butt" anal fleshlight – tight anus, simple sleeve, feels like real anal sex
2. Stoya Destroya fleshlight – detailed vagina, tight sleeve, intense in a good way
3. Turbo Thrust (Blue Ice) fleshlight – transparent fleshlight for voyeurism, relaxing sleeve
4. Riley Reid Utopia fleshlight – petite pussy, massaging sleeve, non-intimidating
5. Turbo Ignition (Copper) fleshlight – cool design, don’t like the material, too intense
6. Classic "Pink Lady" Stamina Training Unit (STU) – a bit ugly, boring sensation, could be tighter
Of course, this is just one humble bloke’s opinion and you may totally disagree. Everyone’s idea of sex and masturbation is different, so a feature that turns me off could be right up your alley.
Fleshlight cleaning is very specific – you can’t just scrub the thing with soap and water. The Superskin material is delicate, soft, easy to destroy, and prone to mold/bacteria growth if cleaned or dried incorrectly.
1. After you’ve finished, head to the bathroom, unscrew the caps of the case and gently pull the jizz-filled Fleshlight sleeve out of the case.
2. Rinse the case and the screw-caps with warm water. Get both the inside and outside. You might want to dry them off with a towel.3. Put the sleeve orifice under the faucet and rinse warm water through the sleeve for around 30 seconds. If it’s got a bumpy internal texture, use your clean fingers to wiggle around inside and help the water dislodge any trapped cum/lube.
The more complex the inner texture of your Fleshlight sleeve, the harder it will be to clean thoroughly due to nooks and crannies where lube/jizz can hide.
4. Turn the sleeve around and repeat this process, rinsing water through the sleeve in the opposite direction for around 30 seconds.
5. Give the exterior of the sleeve a quick rinse and then pat dry with a clean towel. Give the sleeve a shake so that loose droplets of water fall out.
The drying is almost more important than the cleaning. You need to make sure that your Fleshlight sleeve is thoroughly dry before putting it away in its case with a closed cap. If you put a Fleshlight away for storage when the sleeve is still damp, it’s prone to mold and mildew growth like anything that sits in damp conditions for too long.
I think I speak for us all when I say “that’s fucking nasty.”
Ideally, you should air-dry your sleeve in a well-ventilated room for 24 hours, allowing air to flow freely through the toy. This isn’t ideal for a lot of people’s living circumstances, but there are quick-fix solutions to help speed the process up. As InBedMagazine point out in their YouTube video, pointing a fan at the sleeve could cut the drying time in half, and using a warm hairdryer could also help to speed up the drying process.
There are many online forums where people discuss drying times and how to dry your Fleshlight. You can also find online tutorials for homemade Fleshlight drying racks which can be stored discreetly in wardrobes throughout the day. Just make sure your mum isn’t doing the laundry that day.
If you want the Superskin material to stay soft and supple in the long term, you need to use “Fleshlight renewing powder” on the toy every now and then. Just remove the sleeve and apply it liberally all over the interior and exterior of the sleeve, patting it in and letting it settle in.
Fleshlight renewing powder is actually 100% cornstarch, so you could save yourself some money by purchasing regular ol’ cornstarch instead. The Fleshlight version has the advantage of being in a handy little bottle – you’re paying for the convenience of storing it and applying it easily.
There are multiple places to buy a cheap Fleshlight, but most people are looking to order online. Some of my top recommendations would be:
- Fleshlight.com – direct from the manufacturers, and you get build-your-own Fleshlight options
- Amazon.com – you can rely on fast and convenient shipping
- LoveHoney.com – there are tons of detailed customer reviews on LoveHoney, complete with pros and cons for each toy
- SheVibe.com – a really reliable sex toy retailer which offers free shipping on orders over $68
Websites like LoveHoney often have sales and discounts running throughout the year if you’re after the cheapest Fleshlight price.
If you’re brave enough, you could always buy a Fleshlight from a local brick-and-mortar sex store in your town. If you’re buying at a store, you have the advantage of seeing the toy in person before buying it, as well as sneaking it home in your bag discreetly.
The downside is that you’ll probably pay more (brick-and-mortar stores need to pay cashiers and keep the lights on) and there’s the inevitable embarrassment of walking into a sex store where people might see you. Believe me, most people won’t care and the staff are selling sex toys all day – they won’t look twice at you unless you’re drooling in anticipation.
Whether you prefer a basic cheap Fleshlight or a top-of-the-line Fleshlight Girls pussy, one thing’s for sure – Fleshlight continue to make some of the most pleasurable and innovative male masturbator toys on the market.
Long live the fleshlight!
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