Fleshlight Review: “Feels like real sex? Or pure hype?…”
This Fleshlight review is broken up into a few key parts:
- The first part is me talking about my personal experience with the Fleshlight.
- The second part concludes with pros and cons of this sex toy (the bad and the good).
- And then the last section goes over what you need to strongly consider first before getting any male masturbation toy.
The Fleshlight is a brand of sex toys designed for penetration and marketed primarily to heterosexual men.
“Penetration,” is the keyword here. Simulated sex, that’s what gets guys drooling over this thing. And the so-called Fleshlight was supposed to be the answer to this primal need.
My personal story
“Who wouldn’t love the feeling of your cock thrusting into the walls of a silky and wet vagina?”
When I first heard about what was claimed to be the “ultimate male sex toy,” I laughed at the idea. But after being exposed to some of the marketing claims that its “the closest thing to real sex” and the “best simulator to sexual intercourse,” I couldn’t help but get super curious.
I mean, come on, what guy wouldn’t be drooling over something that promises the sensations of a real pussy. This was something no other male masturbation toy was claiming.
Sex definitely sells, lol.
But what really made things worst at the time was that I was going through a super long dry spell – I had broken up with my girlfriend 8 months prior. Now I was missing and craving for the sensations of sex again.
So after reading a bunch of Fleshlight reviews, (Yahoo answers was useless, lol) I said “fuck it” and decided to buy a Flesh light to see what all the fuss was about.
Now there are a ton of Fleshlight sleeves and textures to choose from. At the time, the top ones were the Wonder Wave and the Stamina Training Unit. I almost got the wonder wave, but what was considered one the best Fleshlights at the time was the STU (Stamina Training Unit), so I went with that.
I could never imagine that I’d be buy a male sex toy, but I remember the day I first saw it delivered to my doorstep. I felt like a freaking kid again being at Disneyland for the fist time. Who knew one could get so excited over a masturbation toy?
No sooner than the deliver guy drive away that I rushed upstairs. I ripped the box open, pulled out the Flesh light sleeve for the first time (it was very Fleshy, lol), stuck it in the black casing and got myself ready.
I was unprepared, I had no lube… but of course, like an idiot I decided to just splash water on the damn thing and jam my dick into it.
Not a good idea.
After a few days to recover, I decided to get smart and look up the top lube to get with the Flesh light. Supposedly you can’t use oil based lube, and the top favorite one people were talking about was Astroglide.
More research ensued, could I get it at the local drugstore? Yup, check.
It turns out you can make your own lube with Xanthom gum and hot water, but the thing is that it decays after a few days and I didn’t want to deal with that mess, so I just went with Astroglide. It can also be bought through Amazon.
Alright, I was armed and ready. I slathered lube on myself and inside my sex toy very thoroughly, and penetrated. After a few thrusts, it felt decent… but I was expecting a whole lot better.
Negatives thoughts started flooding my head…
“Was this damn thing all hype?”
“Were the Fleshlight reviews fake or BS?”
“Why the hell did I buy a male sex toy?!”
But I always give everything a second chance… so many I was still a little numb from my rug burn experience.
I did more research… it turns out I wasn’t the only one that was feeling this way.
But, it turns out it was due to a funny condition… but a very real one called, “Death Grip Syndrome.”
It would make this review ridiculously long to talk about it here, so you can read my separate blog post here about it.
But basically its where your dick has greatly reduced sensitivity as a result of excessive masturbation – what healthy guy doesn’t suffer from this condition, is the REAL question, haha.
Okay, so the solution was to give myself time to regain sensitivity and use this toy more often.
I was a little skeptical still since I hate it when I buy something that doesn’t meet my expectations right away. But I gave it a chance regardless, because there isn’t a return policy for the Fleshlite, for obvious reasons.
However, things quickly began to change.
By day 5 of using my new sex toy, I was starting to really feel it. It felt so incredibly wet, silky, and good. I literally felt like I was fucking a girl raw. In fact I’ll remember this vividly, I literally had one of the most intense orgasms of my life. It was unbelievable. I must have shot a bucket load of cum inside it.
I couldn’t believe it. THIS is what other guys have been raving about. It was as close as anyone could get to a real pussy.
Since then, I’ve actually tried a bunch of male sex toys, like the Tenga and a few random expensive ones that I can’t remember the name to. I always come back to my trusty fleshy friend.
So that’s my detailed, personal experience. I’ve bought a ton more ILF products since then. And I’ve been with a bunch of different girls since then too, so I feel like I have a good grasp on the differences, pros, and cons.
Now let’s talk about the pros and cons
Pro #1) YES, it does like the real thing, especially if you warm it up in hot water before going at it.
Pro #2) Sex on demand.
Pro #3) A TON of variety. If you go visit the official online store here, you’ll see that there are so many products. The Flesh Light girls collection is my favorite, you can pick orifices that are molded from the real pussies of various porn stars, its awesome! And of course there’s tons of textures to choose from… however not all of them are good… that brings us to the first con.
Con #1) Not all textures/sleeves are equal. In ILF’s (Flesh light company) attempt to satisfy fans and grow the company, they develop a lot of products and some of them aren’t that great. Like the Lotus texture for example, many guys complain that it doesn’t give enough stimulation. And especially the Fleshlite Original sleeve which has no texture, is a big thumbs down.
Con #2) Its kind of a hassle to cleanup. Some guys don’t mind, so maybe its preference or laziness. The biggest issues is with the very complex textures that really hold on to your cum and you have to be more thorough to clean it up.
The Pros are pretty solid and you can count on those. And it is possible to mitigate Con #1 by reading good reviews like the one you’re reading now so you don’t screw up and pick a dud.
Note: Many people want to know what the best sleeve or texture is. I would check out my blog post here: What’s The Best Fleshlight? We Rate The Top 3 and Crown The Winner.
However, you can’t get around Con #2. But honestly, should that prevent you from wanting to experience the super realistic sensations of a pussy that you can fuck whenever you want? For me, heck no.
Now what you need to know before you buy
This will refer specifically to Con #1). The worst thing you can do is buy whatever you first see when you first visit the official store. In fact, if you land on the official store, they will even recommend a texture as a great first choice for beginners…. DON’T listen to this. Its terrible, trust me on this. There isn’t even a texture on this one, its literally the least pleasurable texture out there.
But if you want to get straight to the point for first timers, I highly suggest getting the Stamina Training Unit (STU). If you want to learn more about the STU texture, you can read the review here. This particular texture is absolutely phenomenal. Its designed specifically to be extremely pleasurable and simulate intercourse and close as possible so that you can train yourself to last longer. You can check it out here.
However, the downside with the STU is that it doesn’t come in any of the Fleshlight Girls orifices… so the pussy isn’t as realistic looking at the others. But if we talk strictly about pure feeling, it is absolutely orgasmic.
If you want the look and fantasy of fucking one of the Flesh light Girls products, then I would suggest getting the Primal texture. Again, you can read my Primal sleeve review here.
And lastly, beware of Fleshlight knock-offs out there. If you go for cheap material, you aren’t going to enjoy it. Simple.
First-time buyers, follow these steps
- Get the Stamina Training Unit or Primal
- Make sure to buy really good lube, I use Astroglide.
- The fun part, spend at least 5 days breaking in your male masturbation toy and reduce Death Grip Syndrome.