Our horny ancestors beat their meat with whatever was handy, but nowadays we’ve got an entire industry of self-pleasure toys that are more discreet and advanced than ever. From strokers to cock rings, nipple clamps to vibrating bullets, male sex toys are making it possible for guys to explore their pleasure zones like never before. And the hottest ones aren’t just for masturbating solo — some are designed to elevate couple play or even work with your partner in mind.
The first time you buy a new male masturbation toy, it’s a good idea to start simple. There’s always room to upgrade to a more intricate toy, but starting with something small and simple will allow you to get a feel for the different types of sensations available. Consider trying a penis pump, stroker or masturbation sleeve, for example, to see what works best for you.
Strokers are squishy sleeves that offer a variety of textures to upgrade your cock or glans, and many have the look and feel of a vagina or mouth. They’re great for beginners and can be used with a variety of lubes. Try the Satisfyer, for example, a stroker that sits over the head of your penis for a sexy, tightening feeling. It features three heat settings and 70 vibration functions for a fuller masturbation experience.
Another option is a cock ring, which is soft and expands to fit any size of dick. The ring is textured to add an extra layer of stimulation, and the inside has a ribbed design for a more intense, pleasurable touch. And there’s nothing wrong with using a sleeve or a cock ring with your partner, too!
Some male sex toys are specifically designed to stimulate the prostate, which is a nerve-ending pleasure center that can help you achieve orgasms of your own (and sometimes in combination with a partner). A prostate massager can be used with water-based or oil-based lube, and it’s usually easy to clean.
Butt plugs are a big draw for men, too. And if you’re not a fan of dildos, there are plenty of other options for anal play. A nipple clamp or a cock ring are both great choices for anal exploration, and you can find them in all kinds of colors, materials and designs. And don’t forget to stock up on some compatible lube, too.