For men who aren’t into blowjobs or handjobs, a male stroker is the perfect way to add some extra sensations to their masturbation. These sleeve-like toys stimulate the shaft, glans and sometimes even testicles for masturbation or enhanced partnered play. The best male strokers feature multiple pleasure settings and simple cleaning.
While many sex toy manufacturers offer a variety of male stroker shapes, the vast majority are designed to penetrate a penis and include a textured interior that’s a mix of soft and structured, plus a rigid shell to keep tears at bay. Most have multiple speeds and vibration patterns to choose from for balanced stroking. Some have unique sleeves that can pinpoint nerve endings. And if you’re looking for something extra-intense, look for a stroker that can be inserted in the frenulum—the sensitive spot at the head of your penis.
A few things to consider when buying a male stroker:
First, if you’re new to the world of penis-stroking toys, start slow and make sure to apply plenty of water-based lube. Then, gently slide the stroker onto your genitals and glide it up and down. Adding pressure and experimenting with speeds, directions and thrusting are all ways to make the experience more intense.
Many male strokers can be used on the glans and shaft, but some are designed to go right into your frenulum, a hot spot of sensitive nerve endings near the top of the shaft. For a truly mind-blowing experience, use a stroker with a textured sleeve that can tingle and stimulate the most delicate spots. Some strokers also have a curved shaft that can be used to explore the scrotum.
A few things to keep in mind when shopping for a male stroker:
If you’re a beginner, it’s a good idea to pick up a few of these disposable egg-shaped male masturbators from Tenga. These strokers are battery-free and easy to clean. They also come in a variety of flavors including strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and even unicorn. At $7 a pop, these disposable strokers are a great value and provide an inexpensive entry point to male-centric masturbation. Or, opt for one of the pricier strokers from Fleshlight. They have more features than the basic eggs, such as 10 stroking modes and a variety of vibrating frequencies, but they’re still small enough to be discreet.