Before an actual Fleshlight review, I’d like to start with a bit of history of this amazing toy. Why? I dunno. To acknowledge one of the greatest inventions of 20 century.

So Fleshlight was developed and patented by Steve Shubin in 1998 as a “device for discreet sperm collection”. The name comes from the flesh-like material of the inner sleeve and the case that looks like a flashlight. While the device is marketed as “discreet” and “can be taken for an ordinary flashlight by your guests” I doubt that anyone would think it’s an actual flashlight due to its size.

Since then, Flashlight developed a plethora of different textures (50 or more as of today), cooperated with dozens of pornstars (including gay pornstars for Fleshjack), created interactive toys like Fleshlight Launch and Quickshot Launch and organized a diverse infrastructure of complementary products like lubes, cleaners, warmers and so on to make your ride as smooth and pleasurable as possible.

What is a Fleshlight?

So what actually is a Fleshlight? Fleshlight consists of a rigid plastic case and a soft inner sleeve that is meant to imitate the “real flesh”. The case consists of the base, top cap (to close the Fleshlight when not in use) and end cap (the regulate the suction power). The sleeve is where the magic happens and obviously is the most important part of the Fleshlight. There are tons of different textures and styles ranging from simple designs like just a smooth tube to some weird “parallel universe” textures like Stoya Destroya. Not only sleeves differ in textures but in tightness as well so you should consider this when purchasing (and take the size of your penis into consideration).

How to Choose

Now, let’s talk about some things you should be aware of before making the final decision.

Style

There are about 10 main styles (depends on how to count) you can choose from.

Classics – an original design that still rocks and is a great option for your first Fleshlight.

Girls – it’s basically the same as classics with one difference. The orifices are the actual copies of butts and vaginas of real pornstars. How cool is that? So if you ever dreamed of Stoya, Adriana Chechik, Elsa Jean or any other pornstar – this is your chance.

Fleshskins – It’s not technically a fleshlight but we are going to talk about it anyway. It has some resemblance with the brass knuckles but you probably can’t hurt anyone with it. Comparing to other models, this one is closer to the masturbation as you fully grab it with your hand and imitate the masturbation moves.

Turbo – Go fast or go home. Not really, but most likely it will be fast. Turbo was designed to imitate the blowjob and it actually does the job even better than many partners. So if your partner doesn’t like giving a blowjob (and you’re still too in love to leave her or him) or want to experience next-level blowjobs, Turbo is a must-have.

Quickshot – Again, it’s not really a fleshlight in canonical meaning but still a cool product. Quickshot is really small, has two ends that are the same and you basically can go entirely through it. It’s great for both masturbation or as an addition during an oral play.

Ice – Ice just means that a model is transparent. So if you’d like to see what’s going on there (what a pervert! just like us at ToyWithMe), Ice fleshlights are definitely for you.

Flight – Flight is a compact fleshlight able to deliver the same sensation in a smaller package. Great for travel.

Go – This one is also a portable version but it has a “vagina” orifice which is not the case with the Flight.

Freaks – This series is no longer available. Unfortunately. Or fortunately, I’m not even sure. But if you ever wanted to fuck a zombie or a vampire or an alien, you lost your chance. Bad for you.

Sex in a Can – this series also seems to go extinct soon (there is only one model left and there were way more in the past). Maybe because users mistook it for the actual can of beer or start using actual beer cans not as directed after some time. Who knows.

Also, you can create your own Fleshlight by selecting the orifice, texture and accessories.

Sleeve/Texture

As mentioned before, the sleeve is the most important part of any fleshlight. That’s why everyone (including us) will tell you to “choose wisely” and blah blah blah. But the truth is that most likely you’ll want to try more textures anyway. Moreover, you can buy a sleeve separately (without a case) and save significant bucks. Moreover moreover you can “buy 2 get 1 free”. It’s an “always on” deal and you get 3 sleeves for $99.90. If that’s not a bargain then I don’t know what is.

So don’t worry too much about picking your first Fleshlight and just go for whatever tickles your imagination the most or grabbed your attention or which pornstar do you like the most (that’s what I did)!

Also, in some sleeves, you won’t be able to reach the most “exciting” parts of the sleeve if you’re shorter than 6”. So always remember to check the picture of inner texture with measurements on the official website.

Orifice

Some people call these “entrances”. That’s basically how the “entrance” of the Fleshlight looks like. Previously there were three types: lady (vagina), butt and lips. But as of today, I don’t see the “lips” orifices on the official website. On the one hand, it limits the choice a bit, but on the other, who needs lips when you can have pussy or ass. The day I meet someone who makes such a choice, I’ll become depressed for the rest of my life.

In this case it’s again just a question of a personal preference. Are you a fan of anal sex? Go for it!

Accessories

What I really like about Fleshlight (and admire from the marketing point of view) is that they thought about various needs a user may have and created accessories for different use cases. Want to use fleshlight in the shower? Get a shower mount. Have a tablet? Use the launchpad. Want to add vibration? Vstroker is there for you.

Besides, they developed a lube, renewing powder and cleaner specifically for fleshlights.

One of the coolest accessories they have (and I think it’s a must-have) is a SleeveWarmer. You can use hot water but it’s a bit messy (and raises your water bills). SleeveWarmer lets you heat fleshlight to an ideal temperature and enhance you experience even further.