Oct 01 , 2021
This recent restriction on sex lives — and subsequent rise in sex toy popularity — comes at a time when guys are finally shedding the taboo of male sex toys. Dudes have been realizing that sex toys are really just an upgrade for your oft-used hand. Because of this shift in perception, brands have been releasing some of the best sex toys for men that we’ve ever seen. Blow-up dolls are being replaced by high-tech masturbation sleeves and sophisticated toys for elevating intimacy with a partner. And even mainstream sites are now carrying a whole range of the best sex toys for men.
This renaissance of male sex toys satisfies a range of needs. If you’re stressed or lacking sexual release due to stay-at-home procedures, a quality sex toy is one of the healthiest and most effective ways to relax (fun fact: orgasms release an immune-boosting hormone called oxytocin). And if you’ve been cooped up with your partner for months, try spicing things up with a couple’s sex toy.
What Kind of Sex Toys Do Men Use?
Before diving into the male sex toy world — or picking up a new one — there are a few types of toys to get acquainted with. Below are the three types of sex toys for men that you’ll find in our roundup.
Masturbation Sleeve: The most popular type of sex toys for men are masturbation sleeves. They’re straightforward in concept (just insert and enjoy), but there’s a huge variety including straightforward strokers, motor-powered sleeves and stretchy masturbators. Our roundup includes a few types of masturbation sleeves for all pleasure preferences.
Couples’ Toys: Sex toys aren’t just for alone time. Some toys are designed to elevate hetero sex as well by stimulating both parties. It’s a great way to spice up your sex life (particularly if, say, you’ve been quarantined together for months).
What Are the Best Sex Toys for Men?
TENGA Easy Beat Egg
These discreetly packaged eggs from Japanese firm TENGA have become a massive success. Inside the outer shell, you’ll find a stretchy, textured masturbator that slides over your shaft for surprising pleasure without any bulky equipment. Each of the six eggs in the carton feature a unique texture, lending a different sensation with each egg. They’re great for once-in-a-while sex toy users or any couple looking for upgraded foreplay.
Fleshlight Pink Lady
Fleshlight is probably the most well-known name in male sex toys and is now synonymous with masturbation sleeves (like Band-Aid to adhesive bandages). As the name implies, Fleshlights are masturbation sleeves disguised as flashlights, scoring points in terms of discretion. The inside is far more exciting than a lightbulb, sporting a like-life entrance and a tight, ribbed interior. It’s a straightforward, no-frills sex toy for dudes, making it great for beginners and occasional sex toy users.
Satisfyer Heat Masturbator
This vibrating masturbation sleeve from Satisfyer bumps up realism with one clever upgrade: heat. The device features three levels of warmth up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (don’t worry, it’s safe) for a comfortable, realistic feel. It also boasts 10 vibrating functions and seven speeds, plus a waterproof build for use in the shower or tub. USB recharging makes the Satisfyer easy to use, and an hour of active playtime should be enough for almost any session. It’s on the small side at 5.5 inches long, making it quite discreet although not ideal for well-endowed gents.
LELO Hugo Prostate Massager
LELO is known for sleek, high-quality toys that look almost as good as they feel. This prostate massager is a prime example. The massager itself is designed for men with a curved, dual-motor build (one motor in each tip) that leads to serious stimulation inside and out. A remote control makes the Hugo easier and more fun — especially with a partner. It’s a powerful orgasm-inducer for alone time, but the remote makes it great for couples of any sexuality.
Most people think of sex toys as a tide-me-over for the real thing, but some of the best sex toys are actually experience-enhancers for sex with your partner. Case in point is this Tenuto couples toy from MysteryVibe.
The Tenuto, although a bit confusing at first, is cleverly designed to stimulate your shaft, your perineum (a.k.a taint) and your partner’s clitoris all at the same time. Six vibrating motors are dedicated to each of these areas with controls on the device as well as a companion app for easier adjustment during the act. Plus, the Tenuto’s stretchy fit makes it suitable for any sized manhood.
The LELO F1s is probably the best, most high-tech masturbation sleeve around. The sleek device houses an array of orgasm-inducing features such as two motors, heating, 10 sensors and, best of all, LELO’s SenSonic technology. This SenSonic tech upgrades the standard vibrating masturbator with sonic wave pulses that stimulate your whole member instead of individual nerve endings. This tech, along with a ribbed interior, combine to create a truly impressive sensation.
The F1s can be controlled with quick-access buttons on the top, but the Bluetooth-connected LELO app gives much more extensive control and even performance tracking. Overall, it’s a great pick for newbies, couples and certified sex toy enthusiasts alike.
B-Vibe Remote Trio Plug
This silicone plug from B-Vibe comes with its own discreet carrying case, along with its own remote control that makes it a great toy for couples. Your partner can control it up to 30 feet away, and the plug packs three separate motors and features nine different vibration settings. It can last for up to 1.5 hours on a charge, and you can power it up with an included USB charging cable. You’ll also get a 1-year warranty with your purchase.
SenseMax SenseTube Virtual Reality
The vibrating, waterproof SenseMax SenseTube takes things to a whole new high-tech level. Once pairing it to your phone via Bluetooth, you can use the toy along with the free Sense Lovers app for a VR experience. (It can even work with VR headsets.) The SenseMax lets you pick among five different vibration modes, and there’s even a climax button. It’s also easy to clean, thanks to a sleeve that you can remove and wash by hand. Plus, it comes with its own drying stand. And right now, it’s on sale.
Tenga Spinner Stroker
For a simple, straightforward and budget-friendly toy, you can’t go wrong with this Spinner Stroker from Tenga. As the name suggests, the interior part of the Stroker twists as you use it. It’s available in three different designs, and it comes with its own lubricant, too. Plus, the included drying stand makes it a little easier to keep it clean and ready to use.