8 considerations before you buy a sex toy for your penis

Buying Guide - Male Sex Toys
Before you dive straight into buying a male sex toy, there are factors you might want to consider before you spend the cash. Is it purely for your pleasure? Are you looking for a totally new masturbation experience, or do you want a bit of help assistance getting where you want to go?  Here are a few other considerations that should help point you in the right direction of your perfect penis smart sex toy.

Solo or with a partner in the same room?

If you are looking for some solo pleasure, masturbatory sleeves are a hugely popular first step for many men. There are many ‘unbranded’ versions on the market nowadays, but the most prominent, most frequently purchased sleeves are made by Fleshlight and Tenga. ‘Non-smart’ masturbatory sleeves are the most popular sex toy for men, and can also form a part of other foreplay or sexual exploration for couples. Kimmy Granger Rebel - Fleshlight Girls
Kimmy Granger Rebel – Fleshlight Girls Masturbator
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Abella Danger – Fleshlight Girls Masturbator
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Lana Rhoades Destiny Fleshlight Girls Masturbators
£63.00

Do you want interactive sync or long-distance control?

Sleeves like Tenga and Fleshlight are great. Still, if you want to combine that with virtual sex that syncs on-screen action with your toy, or to connect to your partner’s interactive toy, then you should check out the ‘teledildonic’ capable toys, like the Kiiroo Titan or Fleshlight Launch. If your partner has a vulva, check out partner devices like the Fuse or Pearl2. Kiiroo Pearl 2 Interactive GSpot VibratorHot
Kiiroo Pearl 2 Interactive GSpot Vibrator
£115.99 OhMiBod Esca 2 by KiirooHot
OhMiBod Esca 2 by Kiiroo
£119.99 OhMiBod Fuse by KiirooHot
OhMiBod Fuse by Kiiroo
£169.99

Do you want the pleasure all to yourself, or do you want to share?

Cock rings, particularly smart, vibrating rings, are great for intimate sex with a partner for you to both enjoy the benefits. They’re often flexible, discreet and comfortable to wear during sex, to bring pleasure to both of you. Pro tip: Check where the vibrating motors are placed to ensure you are getting the most enjoyment out of the ring. 

Do you suffer erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation?

Cock rings are excellent devices for aiding people with penile issues as they hold the blood inside the penis, restricting it and providing stronger and longer-lasting erections.  SE 1838 04 3x1
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£72.99 Rocking Rabbit Duo Vibrating Cock Ring
Rocking Rabbit Duo Vibrating Cock Ring
£17.99

What size penis do you have, and how sensitive are you to stimulation?

Depending on your size and sensitivity, if you are looking to invest in a sleeve, you’ll want to find something that stimulates you personally. Whether that’s looking for a smaller sized product or a specially designed stimulation technique, stroking rather than suction, for example. 

Do you enjoy power play?

Interactive, remote-controlled penis sex toys aren’t just for long-distance relationships. You may enjoy being more submissive and want your partner to control your pleasure. Go for remote or teledildonic toys and you can hand all control to someone else… Having them stroke and edge you to climax from the comfort of their phone screen. Tera Patrick Twisted - Fleshlight Girls MasturbatorsStock Out
Tera Patrick Twisted – Fleshlight Girls Masturbator
£57.99 Stoya Destroya - Fleshlight Girls Masturbator
Stoya Destroya – Fleshlight Girls Masturbator
£66.99 Jessica Drake Heavenly - Fleshlight Girls Masturbators
Jessica Drake Heavenly – Fleshlight Girls Masturbator
£66.99

Do you want to replicate real-life sex experiences, or make masturbation something utterly novel?

When it comes to smart sex toys, it will most likely feel like a new and entirely different sensation than masturbating with your hands or having sex with a partner. However, you know what turns you on, and something perhaps more realistic, such as a clone of a pornstar’s anus, might be more up your street than an alien-like hole. It’s totally up to your tastes. 

Will you be playing in your bath or shower?

In addition to waterproof products being a bit easier to clean, some can even be combined with a suction cup, so you can attach your Fleshlight to your shower wall, for example. Or if you prefer watersports, you’ll want to go for something fully waterproof, rather than splashproof.  And whichever toy you go for, make sure to check out how to clean your sex toys properly, particularly sleeves as the “real-feel” materials typically used can harbor bacteria and cause infection if not looked after.  Read Next: Getting Started with Anal Toys & Sex Tech Safely

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