While some people consider masturbation toy use a sign of deviance, it’s a perfectly normal form of self-stimulation that can lead to feelings of relaxation, joy or relief. As the popularity of masturbation toys continues to grow, manufacturers have come out with a wide variety to choose from. Some are designed to stimulate multiple erogenous zones, while others are perfect for beginners who aren’t sure where to start.
One of the most popular masturbation toys available is the Fleshlight stroker, which has a simple design but packs a punch when it comes to sensation. Another favorite is the Keon, which has spiraled ridges and a realistic opening that looks like a supple vagina. You can even use it to simulate a clit or nipple, making it the perfect toy for first-time masturbators.
Other masturbation toys are designed to be used in a more intimate way, such as the Tenuto, which can be bent and manipulated to stimulate your shaft, perineum (or taint) or partner’s clitoris at the same time. It has six vibrating motors that can be controlled with the controls on the toy and a companion app. Its stretchy sleeve is also body-safe and fits most penis sizes.
If you want to take your masturbation game to the next level, you can pair the Tenuto with a water-based lubricant and enjoy its stroking and friction stimulation. The Fun Factory Volta is another unique option, as its two flexible silicone tips can flutter against your clitoris, simulate your own vaginal opening or cup your labia. It’s rechargeable, waterproof and lets you know when its battery is low.
Male masturbation toys aren’t just for solo masturbation, and the Flip Zero EV from Japanese sex toy company TENGA is an excellent example. It has a cool sci-fi look and features dual vibration cores that create toe-curling sensations. It’s small enough to take with you anywhere, and it also comes lubed up and action-ready.
A good masturbation toy can be used by both sexes, but most of the best ones are designed for men. If you’re a man looking for more than just simple stroking, you can try a ring masturbation toy that lets you flex and bend it to fit your shaft in different ways, or the more intensely pleasurable Keon. It’s a little more expensive than some of the other options on this list, but it’s worth the extra cost for those who want to feel intense clit stimulation or foreplay.
Before you buy a masturbation toy, be sure to check the manual for cleaning and lubrication recommendations. Many toys have specific needs when it comes to cleaning, and if you don’t treat them properly, they can irritate your skin or even damage the material. In addition, always use a water-based lube that’s compatible with your toy and don’t forget to do a patch test before applying it to your skin. If you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about sex toys or talk to a trusted friend who has experience with them.