You can’t deny that we all do it! And why should we, since masturbation is a great way to release sexual tension when you find yourself alone? Whether you have a partner or not, masturbation is the solo option to release sexual tension. Because of this, at least for guys, self-pleasure toys like male masturbators are more popular than ever.
I personally prefer hands-free masturbation devices and realistic sex toys as they feel closest to sex with my partner. And that brings us to the next question. Why would anyone need a masturbation toy if they have a partner? Think about it for a minute and then ask yourself if you’re ever had the urge but your partner wasn’t around or not in the mood. So, I, like many others with partners, also masturbate when the mood hits me.
Today there is a wide variety of male adult toys, all offering a variety of different shapes, sizes, and features. Therefore, if you are looking for the best male masturbators, here are some available types and features to look for.
Which Male Masturbation Devices Feel Most Realistic?
With so many male masturbators available on the market, differences regarding what feels more or less realistic depending on your personal preferences. I have tried several different types, and I prefer the Fleshlight. I like this model because it’s an affordable option that’s easy to store and has a realistic feel. Plus, if I find myself alone at home, I secure it hands-free by pinning it between a memory foam pillow and the mattress on the bed; it’s a simple solution to create a realistic hands-off experience.
Manual devices (i.e., hand strokers) are the most affordable yet least realistic because they require manual actions. Then you have those designed to mimic a vagina which many still require manual action but with a more natural textured feel. Then you have the ultimate masturbation devices that provide mechanical stimulation. This type of device is entirely hands-off, with many providing a remote control for features like stroking speed, vibrations, and heat. Warming options are primarily found in full-size sex dolls that are considerably more expensive than the typical masturbator, with the downside being space and privacy in stowing it away.
Here are some of the best sellers in male masturbators designed to feel more realistic:
A best-seller, Fleshlights are handheld masturbators designed to replicate the feel of a vagina, anus, or mouth. They are made from soft, realistic materials that simulate the texture and sensation of human skin.
The Tenga Flip Hole is a Japanese-designed male masturbator designed to feel like a real vagina. It features a soft, flexible interior with multiple textures and pressure points, providing a realistic and pleasurable experience.
The Blowmotion Suction Vibrating Masturbator has an ergonomically crafted grip and three buttons for effortless power, patterns, speed, and suction manipulation. Plus, a fourth button for the Boost mode.
The 4-inch canal is filled with flexible ridges and bumps, providing exceptional sensation.
The Kiiroo Onyx+ is a high-tech male masturbator that uses a patented stroking mechanism to simulate the feeling of real sex. It can be paired with a Kiiroo Pearl or other compatible device for a more immersive experience.
Ultimately, it may be helpful to read user reviews and try out different products to find the one that feels the most realistic and satisfying.
Most Popular Types of Masturbators
Popular types of male masturbators include penis sleeves, suction cups, vibrating masturbators, and realistic life-like. Features found in male sex toys will vary in brand and style, but all offer stimulation by using ridges or bumps, vibration, or suction mechanisms to simulate real life.
Male Sex Toys, in general, are often for solo use. Yet they also add to intimacy with your partner and aid in creating more intense orgasms. And who doesn’t like that! As for the types of masturbators available for men, four primary designs are available on the market today: sleeve-style, cup-style, vibrating, and realistic life-like.
A Masturbation Sleeve, commonly called (Penis Sleeve) are made from soft materials such as silicone or TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). A masturbation sleeve is either closed or open-ended and often features texture inside the cavity for extra stimulation. They are available in many shapes and sizes, each providing different sensations. Popular brands include Fleshlight and Tenga.
Suction Cups, often called “Blowjob Masturbators,” are handheld devices designed as oral sex simulators to provide a fantastic sensation during use. Popular brands include Blowmotion and Satisfyer Men. These self-pleasure toys typically feature adjustable speeds, powerful vibrations, or suction levels to customize your experience.
A Vibrating masturbator offers intense vibration patterns to stimulate the nerve ending at the tip of the penis. Available as rechargeable or battery-operated, the battery life will vary based on the chosen settings. The best-vibrating masturbator will stimulate nerve endings directly or indirectly through a vibrating ring or sleeve. Popular brands include Fun Factory and JimmyJane.
Realistic Masturbators (Fake Pussies)
When it comes to a male masturbator toy, this type will simulate real-life sensations. For example, Realistic Vaginas feature anatomically correct inner walls that are textured and shaped to mimic the real thing during use. Popular brands include RealDoll and Kiiroo Onyx+. While full-sized dolls are relatively expensive, you will find many Realistic Male Masturbation products that include only the penetration body parts, making them very effective and affordable. Made from body-safe silicone, many realistic masturbators include high-tech interactive elements like body temperature warming and remote control functionality to simulate vaginal, anal, and oral sex for an authentic hands-off experience adding to the immersion!
Features of Male Masturbators
A male masturbator typically has a realistic or abstract internal structure that simulates the sensation of intercourse or oral sex. While other stimulation methods can enhance penis toys, such as a prostate massager, the typical features found in the best male masturbators include:
- Textured inner lining: Designed to mimic the sensation of vaginal or anal walls and may include ridges, bumps, or nubs for added stimulation.
- Varying sizes and shapes: Some masturbation toy designs look and feel like a specific body part, such as a vagina or anus, or an entire play toy, like a full-sized sex doll. Others have a more abstract shape, which you can adjust to accommodate different penis sizes.
- Vibrating or stroking: Some masturbators like penis vibrators and blow job machines have built-in motors that provide additional stimulation through multiple vibration modes, rotation or suction.
- Removable sleeves: Some masturbators like male strokers have a removable inner sleeve that can be cleaned and replaced. Hygiene is important!
- Discreet design: Many masturbation toys are made to resemble common objects, such as a flashlight or a can of soda, in order to maintain privacy.
Generally, masturbation sex toys provide a realistic and stimulating experience simulating penetration during solo play.
Other Popular Sex Toys for Men
Cock rings (Simple Pleasure)
Cock Rings (or Penis Rings), as some call them, are ring-shaped devices worn at the base of the penis. This sex toy aids in maintaining an erection by constricting blood flow and premature ejaculation. This constriction can also enhance and prolong erections and delay ejaculation for extended pleasure. This sex toy is usually made from flexible materials such as silicone or TPE, and some of the best sellers may feature vibration or pulsation functions.
Masturbation machines (Automated Stimulation)
These are designed to simulate the hands-free sensation of intercourse, where the user can adjust the power settings for the machine’s speed, intensity, and pattern. Blowjob simulators and any penetration penis stroker fall under this category. However, a few high-end manufacturers offer quite advanced specialty products. It’s worth noting that some adult toy manufacturers offer their branded water-based lubrication for use with their products to ensure safe use without damaging them.
Virtual Reality masturbation (High Tech Immersion)
Some companies make devices that work in conjunction with virtual reality headsets to provide a more immersive experience. Some hands-free immersive devices can interact with a partner if you’re in a long-distance relationship. VR is the ultimate sex toy.
We all do it! Sexual stimulation is a natural desire, and while we would all love to have a partner to participate in, sometimes we have to go solo! The first time I went shopping for male masturbators, I was worried someone might find out. In all honesty, I expect almost everyone feels the same. Yet, once I talked about it with my partner, it was like…we should each get one! So, don’t let that stop you from buying any sex toys.
Therefore, if you’re looking to spice up your sex life or add excitement to your solo sessions or want to explore all that masturbation has to offer, then male masturbation toys may be precisely what you need! However, with so many types and brands, it can be hard to know which masturbation toy to choose. Yet only you can decide which is best for you. Also, consider using condoms with your masturbation devices. Doing so will make cleanup much more manageable. See our article on “Condom Types – How to Choose.” Lastly, it’s not just about the guys. Check out this article on “Different Types of Sex Toys and How They Work.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a male masturbation device?
A male masturbator is a sex toy designed for men to use during solo play. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, and are typically designed to simulate the sensations of vaginal or anal sex.
How do you use a male masturbation device?
The specific instructions for using a male masturbation device will depend on the type of device you have. In general, though, most devices are used by applying lubricant to the penis and the device itself, and then inserting the penis into the device and moving it up and down to create a sensation similar to sex.
Are male masturbation devices safe to use?
As long as you use a reputable device from a reputable manufacturer and follow the instructions carefully, male masturbation devices are generally safe to use. However, it’s important to keep in mind that like any sex toy, there is some risk of injury or infection if the device is not cleaned properly or used incorrectly.