When it comes to satisfying sexy needs, every guy has his own way to get down. But a little variety can go a long way — especially when it comes to sex toys, says sex therapist Todd Baratz. In fact, his clients often report a higher level of sexual pleasure and arousal when they incorporate sex toys into their routines. “Sex toys can be used in tandem with a partner or solo, and they give people a chance to please themselves in ways that they may not normally do,” he says. And while there are a wide array of options available — including penis vibrators, strokers and cock rings — the best male masturbators should always be made from body-safe materials, such as glass, stainless steel and silicone (also known as thermoplastic elastomer). These materials tend to be less porous than horn, wood and sex dolls, which can cause infections.
The best sex toys for guys all vary in terms of size, texture and functionality but have one thing in common: They all serve the same purpose: to turn masturbation from a guilty pleasure into an experience that provides pleasure on many different levels. The best male sex toys will also help you push your boundaries in the bedroom, whether that be with your partner or alone.
Penis toys, strokers and cock rings are among the most popular men’s sex toys because they are easy to use and can deliver intense sensations. Penis massagers like the Quickshot Vantage, from Fleshlight, are able to stimulate the entire shaft and glans with multiple ridges, divets and a textured sleeve that’s designed for masturbation. The toy is made from medical-grade silicone that’s ribbed for pleasure and fits snugly around the penis. It also has several vibration functions to customize your experience.
Another popular option is the Manta, from Fun Factory, which looks more like a hummingbird’s wings than a traditional stroker and is specifically designed to please your penis. It can be used alone, with a partner or even with oral sex and penetration, and it offers six vibration speeds and patterns to stimulate the head and glans.
And if you’re in the mood for something more hands-free, the iPuff is an incredibly popular male masturbator that works as a remote control to control the stroke speed and length. It has a variety of vibration modes and an integrated USB port that’s perfect for charging on-the-go.
The Flip Hole, from Lovehoney, is another top-rated masturbator that has a number of different sexy features. It has a textured sleeve lined with bumps and nodules to massage the entire shaft, plus a button to adjust stroke pressure. It’s also waterproof and has a long battery life.
A good male masturbator should have a lot of bells and whistles to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. The best ones will offer a variety of vibe functions, touch sensitive controls pads and stroke speeds/lengths to keep things exciting and targeted. Some will have Bluetooth connectivity and app capabilities, too, for added convenience.