Fleshlight Launch Review

I finally got the chance to review the fleshlight launch this week, an automatic masturbator that's had a lot of hype. As soon as I heard the thump of the UPS man dropping the launch off on my deck, I was hard and ready to get to work reviewing.

So what's all the excitement about?

I've always thought regular Fleshlights are great, but have you ever wanted to sit back and let your sex toy do all the work for you? 

That’s what the Fleshlight Launch is for. Unlike a standard fleshlight, the Fleshlight Launch has a built-in motor that can create up to 180 strokes per minute!

Not only that, but you can sync up the Launch via Bluetooth to virtual reality porn videos, so you can see your favorite porn stars on screen and feel like you’re in on the action. If the performer is receiving a blowjob or having sex, the Launch will move in sync with the video. It’s a one-of-a kind immersive experience.

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 The Fleshlight Launch isn’t the only VR device on the market, but it’s definitely one of the best. If you still want know more, read on for a full fleshlight launch review. We’ll take a closer look and see what this innovative male sex toy can do.

What is the Fleshlight Launch?

Let’s step back a minute. How did we get from handheld sex toys to virtual reality masturbators? Can you really have VR sex in the comfort of your own home? Do you need lots of hi-tech equipment?

You may be surprised at how quickly this technology has progressed. For years, sex toy creators have been using technology called teledildonics, which basically refers to sex toys that can be controlled over the Internet. Think of a remote controlled vibrator that can be turned on from far away, or that vibrates when a cam performer receives a tip on Chaturbate.

Most of the early toys were made for women or couples. For example, Kiroo developed a pair of toys called the PEARL (a vibrator) and the ONYX (a male masturbator) that you can sync together over the Internet. It was designed for couples in long-distance relationships who wanted to be able to have more realistic cybersex.

The PEARL is a standard vibrator and the ONYX is basically a fleshlight sleeve with mechanical rings that can contract around the penis. You can either pair it up to the PEARL or sync it up to VR porn with a bluetooth connection and it will automatically stimulate you.

However, a lot of guys said the mechanical stimulation just didn’t work for them. It felt more like a massage with gentle squeezing and didn’t include any thrusting. It didn’t feel realistic and wasn’t enough for them to get off.

So, Kiroo and Fleshlight teamed up to make the Fleshlight Launch. This device is more realistic and is compatible with most fleshlight models. Since the fleshlight actually moves up and down on you penis, it feels more like thrusting, and its movements can mimic a blowjob or oral and anal sex.

 You simply insert your fleshlight into the Launch and let it do its thing. If you want more or less intensity, use the settings on either side to control it. Switch between your favorite sleeves for a variety of different textures and sensations, and sync it up to VR porn for the most realistic fleshlight experience you can get.

How to use it?

When your Fleshlight Launch arrives in the mail, you may be excited to try it right away. It doesn’t come with a fleshlight, so make sure you have one washed and ready to go. You’ll also need to charge the Launch, which can take a few hours, so plug in the USB charger as soon as it arrives.

You’ll also want to download the Feel Connect app on your Android or iPhone if you plan to use any of the VR options. Create a free account at FeelMe.com and pick out a few videos so you don’t have to do it later.

Once it’s unboxed and ready to go, just follow these easy steps:

1. Attach your fleshlight. Push it in and turn it clockwise until it locks. When you hear the clicking sound, you’ll know it’s properly attached.

2. Lube up and insert. As with any fleshlight, make sure to apply plenty of lube so you don’t irritate your penis. Use a thick lube so it lasts longer and you don’t have to keep stopping the device to add more. Once you’ve lubed up your fleshlight, you can hold the Launch on your lap and put your penis into it. The Launch should rest comfortably against the base of your penis, but don’t let go - it isn’t designed to stand upright on its own.

3. Turn the power on. Press the power button and toggle between manual or Bluetooth mode. If the blue light is on, you’re connected via Bluetooth. Start by using the manual mode first so you can get used to the sensations. You may need to work up to some of the faster speeds, which can be pretty intense.

4. Adjust the speed and stroke length. There are two buttons you can swipe on either side of the device. The one on the left controls the speed and the one on the right controls the stroke length. Just swipe up or down to adjust, and tap the button on the right to configure where along the penis you want the strokes to begin. It can be a little tricky to operate these mid-action, but once you’ve done it a few times you’ll get the hang of it.

5. Connect to Bluetooth. Once you’re comfortable with manual mode, it’s time to set up the interactive mode. Open up the Feel Connect app and go to “Connect a Device”. Use the QR code to scan your device into the app. Now you should be able to control the same settings (speed and stroke) via the app.

Fun tip: To add a bit of excitement, ask your partner to control the speed and stroke for you via the app. Let them surprise you from the other room so you don’t have any idea what’s coming next (except hopefully you!)

6. Watch a video. If you’re ready to try the interactive experience, you can do so with or without a VR headset. Choose from one of the free videos at FeelMe.com and sit back as your fleshlight automatically moves in sync with the content. If you have a VR headset, you’ll be even more immersed in the experience.

That’s it! After you’ve finished, be sure to remove the fleshlight and wash it out properly as you should after every use. Don’t wash or submerge the Launch. It’s not waterproof, but you can wipe it down with a damp cloth if you need to. Let it charge overnight and it’ll be ready for more fun tomorrow morning.

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Review of The Launch Pros

There’s a lot to like about the Fleshlight Launch. From its sleek design to its easy to use interface, this is one of the most hi tech male sex toys out there. You’ll feel like you’ve entered the future of porn when you watch your first VR porn video. It really is the best of its kind. What makes the Launch stand out from other male masturbation devices like the Autoblow and Kiroo ONYX?

For one, it’s compatible with a bunch of fleshlights, so you don’t have to buy a whole new device if you get bored of using the same sleeve all the time. Just buy a fleshlight with a different canal design and it’ll be a whole new experience.

There are plenty of videos available. If you get tired of the videos on FeelMe.com, you can also choose from videos on PornHub Interactive and other VR sites. This is a growing niche, so you can expect more videos to be released every month!

You can use them with VR Goggles. Watching videos on your laptop is great, but you can immerse yourself even further into the experience with a VR headset.

The mechanism is more effective than the Kiroo ONYX, and you can vary the speed and intensity of the strokes with up to 180 strokes per minute.

It’s rechargeable by USB. A full 6 to 8 hour charge lasts for about two hours of consistent use, but you can’t operate the device while it’s charging.

It also comes with a 1-year warranty.

Cons Review

That said, there are a few drawbacks and it’s not for everyone. What else do you need to know to decide if this is the right toy for you?

The biggest complaint is that it’s bulky and heavy. It’s about the size of a football, so while you don’t have to manually move it up and down, you still have to hold it, which can be tiring during long masturbation sessions.

It’s also a little noisy. Not so loud that it’s distracting, but there is a motor, so expect it to be about as loud as a typical vibrator. If you have headphones on, make sure it’s not too loud that your roommates can hear it.

It’s expensive - around $200 USD - so if you’re looking for a cheap sex toy, this isn’t it. Still, it’s durable and well worth the price if you can afford it.

You may have to troubleshoot technical issues. As anyone who’s ever used a pair of bluetooth headphones can attest, these things can be finicky. If you don’t want to have to deal with wireless connections while you’re trying to masturbate, then you may want to choose a simpler sex toy.

There’s a limited variety of VR videos, so if you’re looking for gay content or have very specific tastes, you may not have as much to choose from.

What’s in the package?

Remember, the Launch doesn’t come with a fleshlight, so you’ll have to order one separately. The standard box includes:

  • Fleshlight Launch (12.5 inches)
  • USB charger
  • warranty card
  • setup manual
  • instruction manual

 You’ll also have to buy your own lube, so choose one that’s thick enough to last a while without dripping out of your fleshlight. Something like sliquid sassy does the trick for me.

Where to buy?

As with most sex toys, you can by a Fleshlight Launch at your local adult toy shop. If you have any questions and want to speak to an expert, then that’s probably the best option for you. You can also pick out a fleshlight while you’re there if you don’t have one of your own already.

But, since the Launch comes in a standard size and style, you may be able to find a better price online. Most retailers sell the Launch for around $200 USD, so you can order one on Amazon or directly from the Fleshlight website. It will be shipped in a discreet box so you don’t have to worry about your neighbors or housemates finding out what you ordered.  For this review I got my launch directly from the website.  I'd recommend avoiding amazon since sometimes they can be fake or not come with the original packaging.

Is the Launch for you? If you’re an experienced sex toy user and already have a good fleshlight, then this is definitely a worthwhile upgrade. It will add new dimensions to your fleshlight experience with its Bluetooth connection and virtual reality porn, but it won’t be too far outside of your comfort zone.

If you’re new to sex toys, consider starting out with a regular fleshlight instead and make sure the texture and tightness of the canal works for you.  After you've had the chance to review one then move on to the launch.

If you want to upgrade your fleshlight collection without spending $200, you can buy a shower mount or a foam mount so you can try some new positions in the shower or in the bedroom. Once you’ve gotten used to these other accessories, you can decide whether you want to invest in the Fleshlight Launch.

The Fleshlight Launch takes some getting used to, but once you’ve managed to figure out the controls and set up the Bluetooth connection, you’ll get to try out the most intense VR porn experience you can have in your own home.

That’s something a standard fleshlight just can’t offer. It also has far better reviews than similar masturbation devices, so you can be sure it’s built to last and will give you plenty of powerful orgasms for years to come.

About The Author ~ Ian, Sex Toy Engineer


On a Friday night you'll find me locked away in my sex toy shop, designing, crafting, and testing some of the latest sex toy technology.  In my guides, I review sex toys in different categories, so you can skip the crap and get right to finding the good stuff.